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Briefing paper

21 Jan 2019

This report reveals that the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by 12%, or almost AUD $3.5 billion a day last year. At the same time, the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth shrink by 11%, a burden disproportionately carried by women and girls.

Report

21 Jan 2019

This paper argues that Indigenous university participation and attainment has failed to keep pace with non-Indigenous growth. As a result, there is a large and growing gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous university attendance and attainment of qualifications at degree level and above.

Report

21 Jan 2019

The 2018 Dialogue looked at PNG’s time on the global stage as the host of APEC 2018, and also considered whether hoped-for opportunities in tourism have been realised. The participants also discussed the current state of the PNG–Australia relationship and the increased interest in the...

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2019

This research by the Australia Institute suggests that the Darling River fish kill was due to the mismanagement of the Menindee Lakes in southwest New South Wales.

Discussion paper

Electricity consumers pay the price for competition, privatisation, corporatisation and marketization
18 Jan 2019

As heatwaves across Australia heighten concern for high electricity prices as households try and stay cool, this research argues that the problem in electricity pricing is structural, and the Prime Minister’s proposed ‘big stick’ approach to breaking up electricity companies will likely exacerbate the problem,...

Report

18 Jan 2019

This research paper asks whether there is an established ‘way in’ to Parliament, whether MPs overwhelmingly come from the same demographic backgrounds, schools, and career paths, and whether this might have implications for policy.

Report

18 Jan 2019

This papers uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends between 2006 and 2016 in two aspects of Indigenous education: school participation and Year 12 attainment.

Commentary

17 Jan 2019

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2019

This briefing paper argues that the Trump cabinet and senior officials are about to experience something they avoided in their first two years: critical, and often extremely hostile, examination under oath about what they do, why they do it, and who told them to do...

Report

14th Edition
16 Jan 2019

The world is facing a growing number of complex and interconnected challenges - from climate change and slowing global growth to economic inequality. This report provides an opportunity to identify priority areas for action in 2019.

Commentary

15 Jan 2019

With the shadow boxing continuing, Labor seems likely to inherit the Adani coal mine headache.

Report

14 Jan 2019

This report argues that the projected rise in extremely hot days because of global warming presents a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community. Adelaide already has the highest heatwave death rate of any major Australian city.

Report

14 Jan 2019

As the first attempt to analyse the criminal histories of organised crime offenders in Australia, this study offers insights into the extent, nature and seriousness of offending.

Briefing paper

14 Jan 2019

There have been numerous calls to establish a national minimum data set for primary health care in Australia. Despite significant investment in the provision of primary health care services in Australia, little is known about what services are being delivered to whom, with what outcomes....

Report

11 Jan 2019

The 2018 GOS was primarily conducted as a national online survey among 102 higher education institutions including all 41 Table A and B universities and 61 Non-University Higher Education Institutions (NUHEIs). A total of 120,564 valid survey responses were collected across all study levels, representing...

Report

10 Jan 2019

This paper considers the structural changes to food production, transport, manufacturing and consumption that Brexit will bring about in the UK. It discusses the potential for reformulating food policy.

Commentary

9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Discussion paper

7 Jan 2019

This study investigates the environmental and economic implications of the Paris Agreement using G-Cubed, a multi-country, multi-sector model of the global economy. It simulates policies that would achieve the commitments of countries in each of the regions and estimates how much global carbon dioxide emissions...

Report

3 Jan 2019

This research shows the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).

Report

30 Dec 2018

This report presents findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology as part of the Australian Government’s National Identity Security Strategy. Identity crime is one of the most prevalent forms of criminal activity in Australia and...