Australian Capital Territory

Research report

18 Aug 2017

The role of VET in developing entrepreneurship has experienced increasing attention internationally. This research draws together international literature on teaching and learning for entrepreneurialism with the goal of informing potential Australian developments in this area. It also provides a...

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Briefing paper

21 Jul 2017

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

The report compared the NAPLAN results of twenty-four high socio-economic primary schools in the ACT between 2008 and 2016 and...

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Guide

05 Jul 2017

Consulting the community before submitting a development application (DA) , known as pre DA consultation, can lead to better planning outcomes. It is an opportunity for developers of significant projects to involve the community in the early stages of a proposal, and for the community to provide...

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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...

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Research report

08 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 bushfires and climate change, before...

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 aged between...

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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...

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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...

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08 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.

It will include a co-ordinator...

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Discussion paper

05 Jun 2016

The Attorney-General Simon Corbell MLA has released a Discussion Paper to provide the community and stakeholders with an opportunity to consider and provide input on the potential introduction of consorting laws for the ACT to target serious and organised criminal activity.

On 5 June 2015...

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Research report

15 Mar 2016

 This report for the ACT Community Services Directorate (Children, Youth and Families) is volume 2 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter...

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Briefing paper

20 Jan 2016

The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by ICPS, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.

Issue 11 explores children and young people's conceptualisations of interpersonal safety, and what...

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Technical report

31 Dec 2015

This report compares the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on transmission line congestion in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) under the existing transmission grid and an augmented version of the transmission grid called NEMLink. The comparison is made...

Technical report

31 Dec 2015

This report compares the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on wholesale spot prices in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) under the existing transmission grid and an augmented version of the transmission grid called NEMLink (...

Technical report

31 Dec 2015

This working paper provides details of the Australian National Electricity Market (ANEM) model version 1.10 used in the research project titled: An investigation of the impacts of increased power supply to the national grid by wind generators on the Australian electricity industry. The...

Technical report

24 Dec 2015

This report investigates the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on energy generation in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) existing transmission grid from 2014 to 2025.  This report answers urgent questions concerning the capability of the existing...

Working paper

18 Dec 2015

This report investigates the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on carbon dioxide emission in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) existing transmission grid from 2014 to 2025. This report answers urgent questions concerning the capability of the existing...

Submission

07 Oct 2015

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In August, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of person with disabilities released a Questionnaire focused on “the right of persons with disabilities to participation in decision-making” – that is, decision making at a legislative, policy or organisational...

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Research report

25 Aug 2015

On Friday 11 January 2013, the Governor-General appointed a six-member Royal Commission to inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.

The Royal Commission is tasked with investigating...

Submission

27 Jul 2015

Advocacy for Inclusion welcomed the review of ACT Guardianship arrangements for adult people with disabilities- as it has long been advocating for major changes to both the laws of guardianship and how it works in practice. (See our past policy work on Decision Making). The current legislation...

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