The response to severe child abuse (namely abuse requiring police investigation) requires many different workers across agencies and disciplinary backgrounds to work together effectively. This paper reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics...
This study was funded by DVA. A 3-year partnership between DVA and AIHW has been established from 2017–18 to 2019–20. The aim of the program of work over the 3 years is to build a comprehensive profile of the health and welfare of Australia’s veteran...
The advice and information in this toolkit is drawn from the wisdom and experiences of parliamentarians and advocates. This is a collection of practical tips and policy building advice that will help you shape policy for the better.
This report paints a picture of unemployment and employment services in Australia in 2018. It is based on four complementary pieces of research that have been combined to present a full picture of the main employment service in Australia - jobactive.
This review looked at teacher registration in Australia to ensure processes are nationally consistent, rigorous and focused on teacher quality. The final report outlines 17 recommendations to strengthen teacher registration.
The Open Government Action Plan aims to transform the relationship between government and all the people it serves. The state sector reforms that have been proposed are aimed at making exciting and meaningful change to the way government works for citizens and engages with citizens....
This report supports the current review that the Australian government is undertaking into Australia’s liquid fuel security and urges the government to fully explore the links as it assesses the adequacy, reliability and affordability of Australia’s physical oil stocks.
This research report reveals that 27% of total drowning deaths over the past ten years involved people who were born overseas. This includes recent arrivals, long-term residents, overseas tourists, international students, and those in Australia for work purposes.
As the climate warms, the number of extremely hot days is increasing. While Rockhampton is known for the consistency of its warm summer weather, the number of extremely hot days (over 35 degrees) has been relatively low. The average number of over 35 degree days...
The world of work is changing. In Australia and elsewhere, policymakers face the challenge of responding to trends and proactively preparing the nation and its workers for the employment landscape of tomorrow.
The inquiry relates, in the first instance, to two interventions by the then Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, under section 195A of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act).
The illegal wildlife trade is having a devastating impact on natural environments globally. This global trade has resulted in elephant and rhino species experiencing a drastic decline in their population numbers, and in the case of the northern white rhino, a complete decimation of that...
Indonesia is an overlooked contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. Land use changes, peat fires and deforestation are the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the country. Over the next decade, however, its energy policies could see the main source of emissions shift to the...
Ever wondered why it's important to recognise the Chinese totalitarian system for what it is? This story explains why.
Pharmaceutical companies behind some of Australia’s best-known brands avoided an estimated $215 million a year in tax in Australia over a three year period - almost four times the $63 million actually paid, according to this report.
The Ministry of Education, Education New Zealand, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority are seeking input from the international education sector and individual providers on lifting the percentage rate of the Export Education Levy (EEL). The minister is required by the Education Act 1989 to...
Taxes in New Zealand have risen four times faster than incomes in the 20th Century. Taxes now take more of our income than in almost any country outside Europe. New Zealand has become a high tax country. This report looks at how good a job...
This resource offers insights into the connection between influence, amplification, monetization and radicalization, at a time when platform companies struggle to handle policies and standards for extremist influencers.
This report presents findings from survey data collected in 2017 from participants of the two Life Patterns Project cohorts. The analysis of responses shows that one major issue unites both generations - concern about the environment and climate change.