Australian Capital Territory

Research report

How to get cheap, secure, housing without inflating landlord profits
4 Sep 2018

Canberra’s innovative Land Rent Scheme has been singled out in this research that shows if applied nationally, government could significantly reduce the cost of secure, long-term housing.

Research report

1 Sep 2018

The ACT government is currently conducting a review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the ACT child protection system. This interim report oulines a number of recommendations that have already been made.

Journal article

14 Aug 2018

This research aimed to document the prevalence of suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and mental disorder, and also identify demographic, mental health, and criminal justice correlates of suicidal ideation, in a sample of incarcerated adults in Australia.

Research report

20 Jun 2018

The STA-SAFE Consortium was able to successfully deliver a pill testing pilot at the GTM Festival on 29th April 2018. The service was very well received by festival goers and the pilot provided a very important range of information to be provided to key stakeholders...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

This study investigates attitudes towards smart work arrangements and examines the motivations and constraints in the public sector. It is based on a survey that received 300 responses across Departments in the Australian Capital Territory Government. The study indicated a high demand for smart work...

Research report

Report of the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory
6 Apr 2018

A redistribution of electoral divisions in the Australian Capital Territory was required, as the number of members of the House of Representatives that is to be chosen for the ACT at the next general election has increased from two to three.

Research report

6 Feb 2018

The focus of this project is specifically on adults with intellectual disabilities who have high support needs and experience almost complete exclusion from employment, much more than other disability groups.

Briefing paper

1 Dec 2017

With appeal to both domestic and international markets, the ACT has seen strong growth in overnight visitor numbers from both markets over the past few years - exceeding national growth rates.

Research report

6 Nov 2017

This report combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the ACT over the last decade.

Research report

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidencebased principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
11 Oct 2017

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs.

Research report

Emerging issues in the context of regional planning
14 Sep 2017

Focusing on the Australian capital region, this report argues that there is an opportunity now for regional planning that can integrate climate change adaptation, population growth, housing and infrastructure demand, services, and biodiversity conservation.

Research report

18 Aug 2017

This report explores the concept of entrepreneurialism in the twenty-first century, noting particularly the challenges implicit in the implementation of entrepreneurial practices, including teaching and learning for entrepreneurship, specifically for the vocational education and training (VET) system.

Briefing paper

21 Jul 2017

This report exposes the systemic failure of the ACT's primary education system and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.


5 Jul 2017

Developers in the ACT are currently required to consult with the community before submitting a development application (DA) to the planning and land authority on a major project. This draft guidelines attempts to set out how this consultation should take place.

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

This paper discusses the use of secondments as a tool to increase knowledge translation between academics and policy makers by developing individual capacity.

A case study is presented of a reciprocal secondment between a government department and a university.

Enablers of knowledge translation...

Research report

8 Dec 2016

This report provides an update to the previous Climate Council report on bushfire risk and NSW and the ACT.

We begin this report by describing the background context of fire and its history in NSW and the ACT. We then outline the link between...

Research report

22 Jun 2016

There is growing recognition of the importance of addressing the mental health needs of young people in the university sector. 1.3 million Australians were enrolled in tertiary education in 2014 and this number is increasing each year. The majority of these students are young people...

Research report

21 Jun 2016

This research investigated the experiences of women with lived experiences of being diagnosed or labelled with Borderline Personality Disorder in the ACT and the experiences of service providers who helped and supported them. The findings of this report highlight several areas of future work that...

Research report

16 Jun 2016

This audit considers the activities of the Capital Metro Agency in initiating the Capital Metro Light Rail Project, following the ACT Government’s 2012 policy decision, including project management, governance and administrative arrangements associated with the Capital Metro Light Rail Project and activities to design the...

Audio interview


8 Jun 2016

For the first time in Australia, a government is levying its residents to fund services for survivors of domestic violence.

The people of the ACT will pay $30 dollars each to fund a $21 million reform package called the 'Safer Families' program.




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