Victoria

Report

15 Jun 2017

In its inaugural Energy Supply Outlook (ESO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) highlights a low risk of electricity shortfalls for an average summer in 2017/18, however the power system remains susceptible to extreme conditions.

AEMO’s ESO is the first integrated assessment of...

Share
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

08 Jun 2017

 

Impartiality, professionalism and integrity are important foundations for the public sector. Public sector staff must act with these values in mind, to ensure the use of public funds is as effective and efficient as possible, to meet community needs and to maintain public trust....

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

08 Jun 2017

The inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016 is a legislation inquiry. This means that the Committee’s focus for the inquiry is on the specifics of the Bill rather than a broader review of issues that may relate to the Bill, but...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

07 Jun 2017

Adoption law and practice deeply and intimately affects those to whom it applies. The effects are life-long. They do not cease upon the adopted child reaching adulthood. They have intergenerational impacts and consequences. The effects reverberate widely. They involve significant social and...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.

ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

23 May 2017

Survivors of sexual violence can experience a range of trauma-related mental health problems, and pre-existing mental illness can also increase women’s vulnerability to sexual violence. However, although mental health and sexual violence services often see the same women, there is often a lack...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

11 May 2017

School infrastructure - comprising assets such as classrooms and sports, arts and physical activity spaces - has been shown to be an important part of achieving educational outcomes, along with ongoing improvements to curriculum and teaching styles. The condition and design of school assets can...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

10 May 2017

Public participation is the involvement of those affected by a decision in the decision-making process. In Australia and overseas, there is growing recognition of the value of public participation as an essential part of planning projects and making decisions. 

In this audit, we examine...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Website

01 May 2017

Victoria’s first family violence workforce census gives workers the opportunity to have a voice on the key issues affecting them and to shape the...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

01 May 2017

My first advice was directed largely to legislative reform in accordance with the Terms of Reference. This advice deals with broader systemic issues that arise directly out of the consideration of the operation of the bail system, including Terms of Reference 4 to 7. It also addresses issues...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides an overview of the changing nature of youth offenders and youth offending and the pressures that these have placed on the youth justice system, as well as the related policy developments of the Andrews Government. 

Victoria has long been regarded as the leader in youth...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

19 Apr 2017

This report has been produced by Deloitte Access Economics and commissioned by Anglicare Victoria for the Home Stretch campaign. It is a study of the socio-economic costs and benefits of extending care exit from the age of 18 to the age of 21 in...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys’...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

11 Apr 2017

This report looks at ways to help public authorities apologise for mistakes.

Many of the people who approach the Ombudsman are upset, not just about an authority’s mistake, but with the way the authority responded to their concerns. They want the authority to acknowledge and fix the...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

03 Apr 2017

The provisions relating to bail in Victoria are already very strict. I do not consider that the Bail Act 1977 (the Bail Act) needs a major overhaul in terms of its theoretical underpinnings. In particular, I consider that there should continue to be a general presumption for...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 

Commentary

Article

30 Mar 2017

The Royal Commission into Family Violence made 227 recommendations to transform Victoria’s family violence system. These were based on evidence gathered from 1,000 written submissions, 44 group sessions and 25 days of public hearings with 220 witnesses.

On the same day as the commission...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Audio interview

28 Mar 2017

Australia's east coast gas crisis has prompted calls from big industrial energy users to set aside some gas for domestic consumers, replicating a policy already in place in Western Australia.

The oil and gas industry is fighting any such move, and has made its opposition clear in the days...

Discussion paper

Survey

27 Mar 2017

In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

23 Mar 2017

Children and young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely “locked down” due to staffing issues, a report by the Commission for Children and Young People tabled in Parliament today reveals.

The report offers an unheard...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

23 Mar 2017

This report looks at the ‘new economy,’ (peer-to-peer markets) - specifically, ride-sharing services, and outlines options for regulation and taxi industry compensation.

Findings:

Ridesharing services are operating without licences and without being subject to regulation in...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s):