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Report

23 May 2018

The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients with an active, progressive disease that has little or no prospect of a cure. With the growth and ageing of Australia's population, and an increase of chronic and generally incurable illnesses,...

Research report

23 May 2018

Educators and providers will have access to a new set of tools and resources to better support students from refugee backgrounds pursue higher education, following this national research project that examined students’ transition experiences.

Discussion paper

23 May 2018

This paper explores the implications which flow from the fact that native title institutions comprise a complex system, or meta-system, and examines the extent and value of innovation within the native title system.

Report

22 May 2018

This special report reviews and assesses potential terrorism hotspots in the Indo-Pacific region and offers some policy recommendations for the Australian government.

Research report

Better practices for reporting on extremists, antagonists, and manipulators online
22 May 2018

Offering extremely candid comments from mainstream journalists, the report provides a snapshot of a news media industry caught between the pressure to deliver page views, the impulse to cover manipulators and “trolls,” and the disgust (expressed in interviewees’ own words) of accidentally propagating extremist ideology....

Report

22 May 2018

This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international onshore students who completed their vocational education and training in Australia in 2016. These students were surveyed as an additional, trial component to the 2017 National Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey of...

Report

22 May 2018

Audio description technology enables people who are blind or vision impaired to enjoy screen content through narration of the action and visuals, providing context for audible sounds and dialogue. The Australian government has released this report to enable greater public discussion and engagement with interested...

Report

22 May 2018

This paper reviews the latest empirical evidence from Australia and overseas regarding the effectiveness of public and non-public sex offender registries. Results show that while public sex offender registries may have a small general deterrent effect on first time offenders, they do not reduce recidivism....

Discussion paper

22 May 2018

The issues paper describes the issues that MBIE has heard regarding insurance contract law and conduct in the insurance industry. We are looking for evidence to improve our understanding of these issues and inform our advice to ministers regarding what should be done about them....

Report

How government can use its economic leverage to lift labour standards throughout the economy
22 May 2018

This report argues that weak labour market conditions could be improved significantly through pro-active efforts by government to link public spending in all forms to improved job quality and compensation.

Discussion paper

21 May 2018

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.

Report

21 May 2018

This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers.

Report

21 May 2018

The purpose of the review was to identify legislative best practice, with a view to improving consistency in security of payment legislation and the level of protection afforded to construction industry subcontractors to ensure they obtain payment for work they have completed or for goods...

Policy report

21 May 2018

Supported by literature and analysis from the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), this policy paper is based on discussions between regional settlement representatives at Migration Nation, a RAI roundtable event held at Old Parliament House on 1 November 2017, as well as consultations with governments and...

Report

21 May 2018

The federal government is close to making a decision on the $35 billion Future Frigate program. This paper sets out the issues the government will be taking into account and assesses each of the contenders against antisubmarine performance, project risk, industrial strategy and cost.

Report

21 May 2018

Australia is a global pacesetter in the creation of various forms of insecure employment, leaving only 60% of the workforce in standard, secure work, according to this report from the ACTU.

Journal article

20 May 2018

This paper briefly outlines key findings and explores potential causal pathways for apparent positive secular trends in adolescent risk taking.

Report

19 May 2018

This report contains the findings from an omnibus study conducted on behalf of Wesley Mission of what Australians' perception is of homelessness, its causes and the solutions to end homelessness, and our recommendations.