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Guide

10 Nov 2017

Well-designed homes make life easier Houses and apartments come in many different sizes and configurations. When they are well-designed, they improve your quality of life and help you save on maintenance and operating costs. They let more light in, are energy efficient, have outdoor spaces,...

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Strategy

07 Nov 2017

As a general matter of existential exigencies, older people, irrespective of location in Australia, are more likely to be individuals who have complex health challenges, will need a diverse range of support services, and experience social isolation, loneliness, ageism (age...

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Discussion paper

06 Nov 2017

The Department of Communities is developing a new youth strategy for Western Australia.

The strategy will be developed following consultation with young people, youth service providers and government agencies.

Input from these groups will aid the development of a coordinated and...

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Report

11 Oct 2017

Research Summary

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs. The research shows effective strategies and programs rely on strong political leadership; adopt a...

Research report

06 Oct 2017

The rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. A very prominent example in tourism is the online platform Airbnb that enables people to list, find and book accommodations worldwide with more than 3 million listings...

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Research report

18 Sep 2017

Western Australia has a bicameral parliament consisting of the Legislative Assembly (lower house) and the Legislative Council (upper house). On 11 November 2011 the Western Australian Parliament passed the Electoral and Constitution Amendment Act 2011 (WA)  which established a fixed...

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Report

14 Sep 2017

This summary report presents the key findings from a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social...

Research report

14 Sep 2017

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social isolation shapes women...

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Strategy

13 Sep 2017

NDS commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to research and establish a knowledge base on the contribution and potential of the WA disability sector under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

In developing the plan, there was extensive engagement within the disability sector and...

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Draft report

13 Sep 2017

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to State Planning Policy 5.4 Road and Rail Noise and associated guidelines.

A key objective of SPP 5.4 is to minimise the impact of road and rail noise on noise-sensitive land uses; and protect...

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Fact sheet

08 Sep 2017

Due to a Government review of all Royalties for Regions initiatives, purportedly prioritising jobgenerating regional election commitments and the delivery of community infrastructure and services, a change has been made to how Royalties for Regions funding will be allocated. It will now be used...

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Evaluation

01 Sep 2017

With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Department of Human Services (DHS), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social...

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Draft report

31 Aug 2017

The WAPC’s Guidelines for the Lifting of Urban Deferment specify the requirements to be met before the WAPC will agree to land being transferred from urban deferred to the urban zone in a region planning scheme.

‘Urban deferred’ zoning is provided for in each of the operative...

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Draft report

25 Aug 2017

On 4 May 2017, the Western Australian government announced a wide-ranging review into the functions, operations and culture of the Western Australian public sector. The independent review aims to drive lasting reform of service delivery, accountability and efficiency.

Former New Zealand...

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Research report

25 Aug 2017

Energy is a vital part of our everyday lives. It keeps us warm and cool; allows us to produce and transport ourselves and the goods and services we buy and sell; it provides the power required to run hospitals, schools and businesses; and the means through which we are able to communicate,...

Journal article

22 Aug 2017

An Australian case study is presented of an ongoing conflict between Alcoa World Alumina, a multi-national mining company and the impacted stakeholders of Yarloop, a small rural community in Western Australia. The conflict has been subject to research by the author since the early 2000s and is...

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Report

22 Aug 2017

This is the report of an inspection of Casuarina Prison conducted in late 2016. It concludes that the prison is meeting reasonable expectations in relation to security, and the safety of staff and prisoners. It is, however, over-stretched at almost every point. As a result, despite the best...

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Guide

14 Aug 2017

These Guidelines provide supporting information for decision-making authorities, planners, landowners/ proponents, referral agencies, Level 1 Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors and Bushfire Planning Practitioners, to implement SPP 3.7.

Specifically, they assist in:

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Report

09 Aug 2017

The conduct of any major electoral event is a significant logistical challenge and the 2017 State election was no different. Following the amendment of State enrolment laws, almost 200,000 more Western Australians were eligible to vote than in the 2013 State election. The relaxation of early...

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Policy report

30 Jul 2017

Addressing the worst syphilis outbreak in 30 years.

Following feedback obtained during a field trip to remote clinics across the Kimberley in October 2016 by two of us (KC and JW), we recognised that a better picture of organisational factors influencing syphilis testing performance in...

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