8 Dec 2017

Cooling Western Sydney is a Sydney Water study on the role of water and other technologies in mitigating urban heat in western Sydney.

Undertaken in collaboration with the Low Carbon Living CRC and University of New South Wales, Cooling Western Sydney draws on...


6 Dec 2017

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) helps senior leaders in the State Services lead performance improvement in their agencies and across the system. Users of the framework start with the question: “what is the contribution New Zealand needs from this agency (or sector or system) in...


14 Nov 2017

This publication focuses on physical activity and how it can be supported through urban planning. The focus on physical activity is explained by the fact that inactivity today accounts for an increasing proportion of deaths and disability worldwide and is associated with significant health care...

Research report

31 Oct 2017

This Research Note discusses terminology and key aspects of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. It provides an overview of legislative attempts in Australia to introduce similar frameworks, and overseas jurisdictions where voluntary euthanasia and/or assisted dying are currently in place.



26 Oct 2017

Energy Consumers Australia brought together industry representatives, policy makers and consumer advocates to the Board’s Stakeholder Forum in Canberra to discuss the interests energy consumers in the ACT and across Australia. They made the presentation resources available for the benefit of stakeholders.

These slides...

Research report

25 Oct 2017

Many factors that contribute to our health and well-being as New Zealanders are threatened by climate change. These include direct effects such as increased exposure to heat waves and weather events but also indirect effects, such as reduced water safety or challenges to our mental...

Research report

18 Oct 2017

At the whole population level, cardio vascular disease, including its most common form heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all deaths. However, this substantial and growing burden is not shared equally among Australian men...

Journal article

11 Oct 2017


An alarmingly high proportion of the Australian adult population does not meet national physical activity guidelines (57%). This is concerning because physical inactivity is a risk factor for several chronic diseases. In recent years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the potential...


6 Oct 2017

This report provides the latest annual overview of the key trends in health expenditure in Australia. It is the latest in the 33 years of the AIHW’s health expenditure series, and examines health expenditure according to who paid (the source of funds) and the types...


29 Aug 2017

Digital health technologies have attracted much attention in the popular media and medical, health services and public health literature. While digital health technologies hold potential for improving health and medical care, there are many issues to be resolved in facilitating their provision and efficacy, and...


Research report

19 Jul 2017

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey , known as HILDA, is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households.

It is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute.



14 Jul 2017

The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, with spending levels that rose continuously over the past three decades (Exhibit 1). Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries. Life expectancy, after improving for several decades, worsened in...


15 Jun 2017

Issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2017

In the context of energy reforms to address peak electricity demand in Australia, this briefing paper provides a critical review of cost-reflective electricity pricing policy and the potential impacts of heatwaves and other extreme heat events in vulnerable households.

It constitutes the first phase...


6 Jun 2017

Each federal budget is invariably followed by weeks, and sometimes months, in which policy analysts unearth the real benefits and costs of spending decisions. Too often, what they discover are flaws in the logic of new policies, a lack of appropriate modelling, evidence of cost-shifting...

Research report

29 May 2017

This report details the outcomes from consultation with Australia’s health stakeholders, including professional health and hospital groups, health leaders, academics, scientists, parliamentarians and policymakers during 2016 regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia . Consultation revealed deepening concerns about climate change...


25 May 2017

Summary: The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer in Australia. A new National Cervical Screening Program is scheduled to commence on 1 December 2017—this new National Cervical Screening Program data dictionary is a key document that...


17 May 2017

In 2015–16, there were about 10.6 million separations in Australia’s public and private hospitals—about 59% occurred in public hospitals. There were 30 million days of patient care reported for admitted patients—20.2 million in public hospitals and 9.7 million in private hospitals. Between 2011–12 and 2015–16:...

Journal article

15 May 2017

BACKGROUND: Cold-induced thermogenesis is known to improve insulin sensitivity, which may become increasingly relevant in the face of global warming. The aim of this study was to examine the relation between outdoor air temperature and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus.


Journal article

14 May 2017

Thunderstorms have been recognised to precipitate asthma attacks for over 30 years. Events have been reported from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Previously, the largest documented outbreak occurred in June 1994, when 640 patients presented to London emergency departments within a 30-h...