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Article

14 Aug 2018

As new building developments hit fever pitch in cities around the world, this year’s Housing Futures conference tackled the issue of where and how we will live in rapidly growing urban centres. Held at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, the event formed part of Architecture...

Essay

12 Aug 2018

This paper explores how libraries are working to provide safe spaces for youth. In doing so, they offer useful lessons on how to overcome the challenges associated with working with a diverse group with particular needs.

Report

9 Aug 2018

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) engaged the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) as an independent reviewer to understand practice and response of ACFID member organisations in preventing sexual misconduct amongst its employees and agents, and to make recommendations to address any areas...

Working paper

2 Aug 2018

This paper investigates whether changes in funding over the past decade (measured by total expenditure per student) have had an impact on the research output, impact or ranking position of world-class universities.

Article

1 Aug 2018

City Form Lab’s research examines the theory that denser city environments tend to generate higher levels of interaction between people, establishments, and institutions than sparser city environments. They argue that density increases opportunities for “both planned and chance encounters, allowing the users of an area...

Report

30 Jul 2018

This White Paper draws on experiences from OPERAS partners to illustrate researchers’ concerns and to develop a guide with FAQs and solutions to address these issues. The White Paper concludes with advocacy suggestion sheets tailored to different stakeholders involved in Open Access in the social...

Report

Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders in 2017
24 Jul 2018

It has never been a deadlier time to defend one’s community, way of life, or environment. This report shows a rise in the number of people killed last year to 207 - the highest total we have ever recorded. What’s more, this research has highlighted...

Article

23 Jul 2018

Australia’s international security outlook is starting to look very threatening. The White House is undermining the international order, has started a trade war with China and the EU, and is threatening the unity of NATO. At the same time, China and Russia are becoming increasingly...

Commentary

23 Jul 2018

As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.

Literature review

23 Jul 2018

This literature review considers New Zealand and international literature on the experiences of younger mothers, their perceptions of the issues they face as well as their views on what would work best to improve their situation.

Report

Technological innovation in Australian law enforcement: a case study of anti-money laundering
19 Jul 2018

This report analyses the factors that support or restrict technological innovation in federal law enforcement’s anti-money laundering (AML) efforts. While this research focused on technology and AML, it has broader application to technological innovation in law enforcement.

Blog post

18 Jul 2018

How can policymakers go about crafting a compelling narrative? These five steps could help you capture citizens’ imagination.

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.

Report

SDG 11 Synthesis report, High level political forum 2018
9 Jul 2018

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the...

Guide

7 Jul 2018

IFLA's Net Neutrality Toolkit aims to provide readers (libraries and library associations) with a clear yet coincise description of what net neutrality is, and ideas of how librarians can fight to maintain a free, unhindered internet.

Strategy

6 Jul 2018

This document constitutes the One Planet SWF Working Group’s Framework. It is the outcome of consultations among the founding members and with other institutional investors who are working towards the integration of climate change issues in the asset management sector.

Research report

5 Jul 2018

This report argues that countries need to develop multilateral, co-operative management practices and initiatives for shared water resources, including the fostering of transboundary water sharing agreements.

Commentary

4 Jul 2018

From the 20th Century process of policy trial and error, the nations that married the strengths of markets and government came out ahead.

Commentary

4 Jul 2018

To make cities better for people and the planet, the approach must become more systemic and pragmatic, and include the global south.

More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and both the proportion and numbers continue to grow. In...

Report

4 Jul 2018

The 2018 edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals.

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