Economics

Report

15 Nov 2018

This research modelled five alternative pathways to funding social housing and found the ‘capital grant’ model, supplemented by efficient financing, provides the most cost effective model for Australia. The research also established the current and future unmet need for social housing in different parts of...

Report

15 Nov 2018

This report provides a detailed examination of the live music sector in the Northern Territory.

Report

Report to the Minister for Communications and the Arts
15 Nov 2018

This report summarises the outcomes of submissions, consultations and interviews regarding the proposals canvassed in the initial consultation paper, and proposes a number of recommendations and reforms to ensure that consumers have access to an effective and efficient complaints handling procedures, as well as appropriate...

Commentary

15 Nov 2018

A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. It can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.

Report

15 Nov 2018

This report focuses on a number of key issues in the current consumer protection system. The list of key issues is not intended to be comprehensive; rather, the report provides a 'snapshot' of concerns raised in evidence about consumer protections, or the lack thereof, in...

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2018

This consultation paper is seeking your views on proposals to support reliability of services (Part B). The paper is focused on proposals for reliable telecommunications services, including reasonable timeframes for connections, fault repairs and appointments.

Report

14 Nov 2018

This report puts the openness and international connectedness of the Australian economy into historical and comparative perspective. Understanding these trends is important for public perceptions of globalisation and how these perceptions inform public policy.

Technical report

14 Nov 2018

This technical paper, requested by the Royal Commission, examines aspects of the regulation of financial product and service providers in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States.

Report

The exploitation of general and specialist cleaners working in retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies
13 Nov 2018

This report recommends that the federal gvernment take immediate steps to protect vulnerable workers subject to wage theft and exploitation by companies who continue to operate with impunity.

Report

13 Nov 2018

VCOSS and NATSEM have launched this major report and online mapping project, providing new data and analysis. Poverty data for Victoria has been broken down, allowing policy makers to better target the needs of people in different places.

Report

13 Nov 2018

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised,...

Report

Key fndings from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s 2017-18 reporting data
13 Nov 2018

The results of the WGEA's latest dataset emphasise the importance of measuring workplace gender equality. The data shows that change is happening in Australian workplaces.

Report

13 Nov 2018

This report establishes quantitative and qualitative information on what Pacific New Zealanders’ contributions are to the economy, from a living standards perspective. This is a critical component in our understanding of the range of capital stocks and assets that Pacific New Zealanders possess and use...

Report

12 Nov 2018

Australia needs to fundamentally reframe its policy approach. Ad hoc and set-and-forget approaches to policy will not deliver what we need in the future.

Report

12 Nov 2018

This report aims to quantify the likely impact of wage theft on Queensland workers and the Queensland economy, in both the form of regular-wage theft and the non-payment of superannuation guarantee contributions.

Commentary

9 Nov 2018

Australia has no significant history of temporary or “guest” worker programs. This means it effectively has a policy “blank slate”. We can learn from the well-documented pitfalls of programs elsewhere and develop a temporary labour migration program that is global best practice.

Other text

8 Nov 2018

The Australian Energy Market Commission has made a more preferable rule that will require large electricity generators to provide at least three years’ notice of their intention to close. The provision of this information to the market will help minimise the likelihood of any price...

Report

8 Nov 2018

The Australian government welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee’s (the Committee) report Appropriateness and effectiveness of the objectives, design, implementation and evaluation of the Community Development Program (CDP) .

Report

8 Nov 2018

This publication offers fresh perspectives on the key issues affecting Australia and it's neighbourhood. The objective in publishing this collection is to share research insights and encourage informed community debate on Australia's engagement in the Asia Pacific.

Report

8 Nov 2018

This study looks at how short-term letting (STL) platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and Booking.com are reshaping housing opportunity in private markets. It analyses Airbnb listing data from Sydney and Melbourne to reveal insights into the extent STL is contributing to housing affordability issues and to...

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