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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.
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....
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.
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.
Australia's media market has long been under pressure and now the only national children's newspaper, Crinkling News, has printed its last edition.
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.
This briefing paper outlines the flaws in the operation of Victoria’s corruption watchdog, IBAC.
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.
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.