Social policy

Research report
20 April 2017

This study investigated the capacity constraints affecting Australia’s affordable housing industry, which is critical to addressing the housing needs of low-income Australians.

20 March 2017

Glenda Ballantyne and Amrita Malhi look at the policy known as 'interculturalism,' which aims to provide active and equitable interaction between groups over passive tolerance.

28 February 2017

The Australian Intercultural Standards and Index is the first of its kind in Australia and consists of a set of principles that can underpin intercultural practice for councils.

27 February 2017

ACOSS' submission to the Federal Budget process, outlining their priority recommendations for the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Journal article
4 January 2017

The aim of this paper is to analyses residential solar PV feed-in tariffs (FiT) policy history to inform the development of a sustainable flexible pricing regime to enhance the diffusion of energy...

20 December 2016

Proposes the establishment of three demarcation zones for public policy reform in the Far North, Rotorua and Gisborne disctricts of New Zealand.

Working paper
20 December 2016

This working paper aims to answer three questions: what is the social investment approach (and what is it not), how should it be applied and where would it be most productively applied?

8 December 2016

These draft Guidelines have been developed to provide a framework and methodology for conducting a social impact assessment of state significant resource projects (as part of an integrated...

1 December 2016

Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. It also uses statistical analysis to investigate associations between outcomes and...

22 November 2016

This report presents the findings of the ninth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2016.