This project explores diversionary methods and law reform options that will equip courts and multi-agency teams, partnered with community owned and managed services, to construct alternative pathways into treatment and support.
This brief paper summarises Western Australia's results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.
The full results are contained in the report Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect . This Western Australian summary is a companion paper...
This report presents an overview of homelessness in Western Australia: its nature, composition, antecedents and consequences, and the policy and practice responses that we believe should be considered address it.
New data technologies, big data analytics and intelligent software systems are transforming the way we produce, consume or distribute commodities, and increasingly, the way we access services. This report shows there are clear divides between the haves and have nots, across various measures of access,...
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Perth Immigration Detention Centre (PIDC) in August 2017.
This document provides an overview of how a potential sale of the TAB could be structured to benefit the racing industry in Western Australia. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion and analysis of the key issues and enable the racing industry and other key stakeholders...
This audit assessed whether the state’s unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves are being effectively managed to minimise human and environmental health risks from contamination on these sites.
The aim of this project is to derive a set of reliable itineraries of Chinese tourists in Western Australia by taking advantage of information available on the Internet, in order to provide consumer and market insights and the potential for tourism industry management.
This report outlines why Western Australia would be an ideal home for the Australian National Space Agency, citing WA's geographic advantages and expertise in the space industry, which both align with the objectives of the Australian Space Agency.
The Western Australian government hopes this plan will help to achieve better outcomes for individuals and families, deliver inclusive and connected communities and create a housing system that is more responsive to a broader range of needs.
The abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), and the national government reform agenda of the mid-2000s, brought about ‘mainstreaming’ of Indigenous programs and opened them up to new public management (NPM) principles. This paper discusses this change, particularly in relation to...
This report critically responds to the call for fiscal austerity and public sector downsizing, being made in response to the emergence of fiscal deficits in Western Australia.
What is a highly effective school principal, and what do they do that makes them so effective? The Principal Performance Improvement Tool sets out to answer these questions. It provides a point of reference that principals can use to reflect on their current practices and...
This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.
This report argues that access to digital technology for legal purposes has not kept up with changes in the community and the courts. The gap is widening, and this has the potential to cause unnecessary pressure in the justice system.
The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...
The focus of this audit was to determine if agencies had suitable policies and practices in place for the management of gifts received. Gifts were defined as any item of value, including goods, services, money or hospitality offered to or received by an employee, without...
With last month’s release of the Telethon Kids Institute report on brain impairment in detainees at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and the NT government’s announcement that it will raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age, Monday Mag this...
Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental ecologists to make important production decisions.
This report examines a number of WA government programs and projects, in an attempt to provide a clear and concise explanation of the key drivers or failures in decision making that led to the state’s operating deficits and unsustainable debt position.