Public health advocates are calling on the National Rugby League (NRL) to acknowledge and address a dangerous spike in domestic violence against women and children linked to the annual State of Origin series.
Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests.
Amid Australia’s real estate boom, social housing sites are increasingly seen as prime areas for future urban development. In response, the NSW Government has announced the major redevelopment of large social housing estates, starting with the site of Ivanhoe in Sydney’s north-west, as well as...
In countries throughout the developed world, large cities are growing while hinterland communities are shrinking. The unique challenges posed by population decline require unique solutions: as shrinking cities researchers have found, superimposing growth-oriented strategies onto shrinking communities is not effective in addressing the impacts of...
This research was conducted to ensure that the contribution of patients and consumers in health research is better understood, respected and fully utilised.
This project has generated important ideas that may help to further improve implementation of school vaccination programs, including allowing electronic consent, increasing student engagement, improving access to previous vaccination records and increasing school staff accountability.
This strategy document sets the direction for the next five years, focusing on prevention responses that address the root causes of homelessness, and early intervention responses that will reduce the longer term impact of homelessness.
The ACCC has completed its eighth annual report under the Water Act 2007 (Cth). This report provides information on the state of the rural water sector in the Murray-Darling Basin for the 2016–17 financial year.
New South Wales, like Australia overall, has experienced a large decline in crime since 2000, yet little is known about its causes. This study explored this decline through a developmental criminology lens by examining two birth cohorts involving all those born in New South Wales...
New South Wales will lead a push to modernise defamation law across the country, in response to a review that found amendments should be considered to improve the way the justice system deals with digital media cases.
The Committee for Sydney has produced this blueprint for uniting Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong into an economic powerhouse of ten million people.
The Snowy Water Licence defines Snowy Hydro Limited's water rights and obligations, and strikes a balance between the competing demands for water for hydro-electricity generation and for the environment. The licence is subject to mandatory reviews under the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997, initially after...
This report examines the range of technologies available to manage heavy vehicle safety, and the potential of technology to make a greater contribution in the future.
This analysis by the Australia Institute shows the Liddell power station broke down four times this year. These breakdowns were on high-demand summer days, when reliability is most important for electricity supply.
This e-brief discusses the potential benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), the main concerns relating to their manufacture and use, global EV policies, the relationship between EV policy and energy policy and recent developments in Queensland and Victoria.
This paper presents data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs). Data is presented according to the electoral district boundaries announced in September 2013. A political party affiliation has been provided for each electoral district, as...
This report outlines IPART's draft decisions on benchmarks for solar feed-in tariffs for 2018-19, and explains why and how the decisions were reached, including responses to stakeholder comments on the I ssues Paper released in March 2018.