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Briefing paper

22 Jan 2018

This paper looks at growing extreme wealth, and those who work but live in poverty. It explores why this is happening, and gives recommendations on how it can be fixed.

Report

22 Jan 2018

This audit was conducted to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 federal election.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

Nine in ten of all Australian businesses are small businesses, accounting for 33% of Australia’s GDP and employing over 40% of Australia’s workforce. What may surprise some, is that one third of Australian small businesses are owned by migrants.

Report

21 Jan 2018

This report recommends significant changes to Tasmania’s criminal justice system, including using communication experts (intermediaries) to assist victims, witnesses and defendants who have communication needs to communicate with police, lawyers and the courts.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

For many workers, experience with casual employment is a relatively temporary state that provides income in the short term before transitioning to more stable ongoing or permanent employment. For others, casual employment can be a more persistent state.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report examines the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel in 2001–2015, and identifies characteristics that may be associated with suicide risk.

Submission

19 Jan 2018

The Australia Institute has made this submission on the Draft Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory (the Inquiry). The submission focuses on Chapter 13 Economic Impacts of the Draft Report and the report by ACIL Allen.

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2018

This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.

Book

18 Jan 2018

This report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2016 through November 2017.

Report

18 Jan 2018

Published in an environment of significant political uncertainty in both the US and Europe, this report focuses on the long-standing and fundamental drivers behind U.S and European policymaking, and sets out recommendations to address key structural factors that threaten the durability of the transatlantic relationship....

Report

18 Jan 2018

More record-breaking heat was experienced around the world in 2017, with the year joining 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the four hottest years ever recorded in the 138-year global temperature archive.

Working paper

17 Jan 2018

Using new cross-country survey and experimental data, we investigate if it is possible to increase people’s support for the national government to address inequality through redistribution by providing them with information about inequality and social mobility in their country.

Audio program

17 Jan 2018

Australia's media market has long been under pressure and now the only national children's newspaper, Crinkling News, has printed its last edition.

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

Concerns about non-use of evaluations have plagued the profession since it emerged in the 1960s to guide government decision-making about social policies and programs.

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

A new study recalculates the equilibrium climate sensitivity measure resulting in a more accurate estimate of 2.8 degrees Celsius, with a corresponding range of 2.2 to 3.4 degrees Celsius.

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2018

This briefing paper outlines the flaws in the operation of Victoria’s corruption watchdog, IBAC.

Commentary

16 Jan 2018

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Maurice Newman share a deep suspicion of China’s intentions in the Pacific. Graeme Smith argues that the reality doesn’t match their claims.

Briefing paper

16 Jan 2018

This resource presents key findings from an analysis of Wave 1 data from the NSW Child Development Study, which aims to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a variety of health, educational and social and outcomes of children in NSW.

Research report

15 Jan 2018

The trend in any offence can be affected by the percentage of crimes ‘rejected’ by police as not genuine. The Bureau monitors trends in the percentage of rejected incidents to see whether they could be affecting the trend in recorded crime.