Australian government

Report

11 Oct 2017

Research Summary

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs. The research shows effective strategies and programs rely on strong political leadership; adopt a whole-of-housing industry approach to consultation and implementation; communicate...

Research report

26 Oct 2015

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released its 2014–15 Annual Report. The report highlights the OAIC’s significant achievements in privacy and freedom of information (FOI) regulation.

‘In terms of our privacy functions, the OAIC’s focus this year was on working...

Book review

24 Apr 2015

By any reckoning, the Department of Government at the University of Sydney was foundational to the development of political science in this country. It was among the first to teach the subject, generated a text which marked out the development of the discipline in successive...

Discussion paper

9 Feb 2015

Security sector reform (SSR) in conflict-affected states is a key area of focus for the Australian CivilMilitary Centre (ACMC). The ACMC commissioned research from January to April 2013 to map international perspectives and trends in SSR. The goal was to inform future work in the...

Policy

9 Jan 2015

The Australian Government’s Guiding Principles for Civil-Military-Police Interaction in International Disaster and Conflict Management (the Guiding Principles) has been developed by the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) in collaboration with the departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), Defence (ADF), Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)...

Submission

19 Sep 2014

Benetas is a provider of aged care services. Benetas operates as one of the largest not-for-profit aged care providers in Victoria, employing over 1,400 staff and 400 volunteers to support over 4,000 older people, and their carers and families, to live fulfilling lives through our...

Research report

31 Jan 2012

This report aims to promote awareness about the performance of government services and help drive improvements.

There are a number of improvements in this year's Report, including the introduction of sector summaries in all broad reporting areas (Early childhood, education and training, Justice, Emergency...

Research report

16 Jun 2011

In 2009-10, Australian Government budgetary outlays, tax concessions and import tariffs provided Australian industry with $17.3 billion in assistance in gross terms, according to this latest annual review.

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Research report

24 Sep 2010

The Australian Government should modify the way that it funds Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) so as to provide a better return for the community, according to this draft report.

Through the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), rural industries and the Australian...

Research report

5 May 2009

This paper presents a general model of the interaction between settlement and the emergence of de facto property rights on frontiers prior to governments establishing and enforcing de jure property rights.

Settlers have an incentive to establish de facto property rights to avoid the...

Research report

16 Jan 2009

Using data from 191 Australian state elections, the authors test how voters respond to economic conditions. They find that unemployment has a strong impact on election outcomes, with each additional percentage point of unemployment reducing the incumbent's re-election probability by 3-5 per cent. However, when...

Research report

16 Apr 2008

The Migration Act requires that a non-citizen who is detained is liable to pay the Australian government the costs of his or her detention. This liability includes costs for the transportation of the person to and from an immigration detention centre and the daily maintenance...

Research report

13 Feb 2008

This statement provides details of concessions, benefits and incentives provided through the tax system (tax expenditures) to taxpayers by the Australian government. The publication of information on the Australian Government’s tax expenditures is a requirement under the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998.

This...

Research report

7 Aug 2007

In 2005 and 2006 the Australian Government asked the Ombudsman to investigate 247 immigration detention cases. Eight published reports contain the results of those investigations. The purpose of this new report is to draw together ten lessons from the referred immigration reports that are relevant...

Research report

17 May 2007

The strong growth of digital technology over the past decade has resulted in a requirement for broadcasting services to convert from analogue to digital technology. While provision has been made for the transfer of television broadcasts to digital, until now no provision had been made...

Research report

16 Jun 2006

The Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002 requires the attorney-general to cause a public and independent review of the operation of Security Acts relating to terrorism. The Security Legislation Review Committee’s report recommends a number of important changes to the government’s terrorism-related legislation and measures...