Australian Capital Territory

Annual Report

28 Nov 2018

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015–18 (the Agreement) provides a strategic framework setting out the commitment of the ACT Government and service partners, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, and the community, to work together to recognise and respond to the...

Journal article

20 Nov 2018

Access to safe, nutritious and healthy food is difficult for women living in poverty. Acknowledgement of challenges that contribute to women’s food insecurity by all stakeholders is essential to address the problem and build sustainable actions and solutions.


First three-year action plan
12 Oct 2018

This strategy document provides a framework to support and recognise the work of carers, acknowledging the difference they make in our community and responding to key challenges faced by carers.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


Report prepared for the Australian Capital Territory Education Directorate
28 Oct 2016

This evaluation has identified a number of areas for future focus to continue to strengthen the provision of quality early childhood education in Early Childhood Schools and the Koori Preschool Program.



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