Canada

Research report

19 Jun 2018

Analysis shows that workers in the gig economy tend to have lower wages than employees. They also often miss out on a number of other benefits. Further, their classification as independent contractors has implications on their tax status and superannuation. This research note examines how...

Working paper

18 Jun 2018

We estimate a nonlinear VAR to quantify the impact of economic policy uncertainty shocks originating in the US on the Canadian unemployment rate in booms and busts.

Research report

15 May 2018

This report is based on the premise that the use of impact assessments can bring substantial benefits to the research community, including enabling the community to better communicate its value, encouraging developments in research and teaching, and — fundamentally — helping the community find ways...

Book

22 Mar 2018

This resource provides an in-depth insight into how to engage citizens and city-building in the complex, contemporary city.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

This article outlines some of Canada’s healthcare responses for refugee populations.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This report criticises Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) for the policy of child migration and recommends that all child migrants are financially compensated by HMG through a redress scheme. The report also recommends that organisations involved in implementing the migration programmes offer apologies to child migrants,...

Briefing paper

15 Feb 2018

This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation.

Commentary

6 Dec 2017

Canada is showing the way on housing policy, but the funds in Australia need to start flowing — and that means biting the bullet on tax, writes Peter Mares.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

This study of green-building certification systems found that achievement of specific indoor environmental quality rating did substantively increase occupant satisfaction.

Video

Evan Siddall discusses his involvement in the upcoming National Housing Conference 2017
6 Sep 2017

Evan Siddall, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CEO, delivers his message for the National Housing Conference 2017.

Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

In June 2017, senior staff of Settlement Services International (SSI) and Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) were involved in meetings in Canada and Geneva to learn more the Canadian model of private sponsorship of refugees and its implications for Australia. SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis and...

Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2017

The relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Despite the Prime Minister’s constitutionally inappropriate foretelling of the outcome, the High Court’s decision is far from predictable.

Research report

16 Aug 2017

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Australian Parliament and its supporting agencies in conducting oversight of major defence procurements in comparison with other nations, using the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) procurement as a case study.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation. It highlights the opportunities and challenges for Canada to exceed its Paris Agreement target.

Working paper

15 Jul 2017

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income.

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

This article outlines an evidence review, looking at barriers and drivers to the adoption and implementation of government one-stop-shops.

Research report

15 Jun 2017

The unregulated use of restrictive practices in aged care settings is unlawful and amounts to elder abuse. This paper explores the laws, policies and practices in relation to the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care.

Research report

12 Jun 2017

The considerations and suggestions presented here are based on research and consultations with the following four countries, each of which is advanced in terms of the development of research infrastructures and research data management: Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom.

Research report

10 Jun 2017

Governments are turning to public sector innovation labs to take new approaches to policy and service design.

Journal article

15 May 2017

This Canadian study seeks to discuss the link between gestational diabetes to outdoor air temperatures.