April 2018

Conference paper

24 Nov 2017

In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.

Commentary

29 Apr 2018

Burgeoning numbers of untried prisoners are fuelling an unsustainable rise in Australia’s prison population. Only a shift in resources will bring the figure down, writes Rick Sarre.

Commentary

29 Apr 2018

Increasing the Superannuation Guarantee will help the rich, at the expense of the poor.

Report

30 Apr 2018

The dominant picture that has emerged from this inquiry is one of significant imbalances in bargaining power at each level of the dairy supply chain. This begins with the relationships between retailers and dairy processors, and progresses down to the relationship between processors and farmers....

Journal article

26 Mar 2018

The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.

Report

24 Apr 2018

This report provides a fresh analysis of data on hidden homeless populations in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) in order to lift the lid on the true extent of homelessness in England.

Report

22 Apr 2018

This policy paper proposes a new framework for UK macroeconomic policy.

Briefing paper

27 Apr 2018

This paper responds to a request from the Royal Commission for background on the capital prudential framework applying to the banking industry, with particular regard to the current and proposed treatment of residential mortgage lending and lending for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Report

20 Apr 2018

Music Victoria has released the complete findings from the 2017 Melbourne Live Music Census

Journal article

30 Apr 2018

This article finds that a significant proportion of general practice care is delivered away from usual practices, which may have implications for health policy, in terms of continuity and quality of primary care.

Report

30 Apr 2018

More Australian children have participated in sport over the past twelve months, but the vast majority are still not meeting recommended activity levels - and parents could be the biggest influence in getting their kids more active.

Discussion paper

9 Aug 2017

This issues paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Report

20 Apr 2018

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is the nation’s largest and longest-running ongoing survey of police detainees across the country. This report describse the DUMA data collected between January 2015 and December 2016 at Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.

Report

30 Apr 2018

The AEMC Reliability Panel has published the final report for its four yearly ‘check in’ of the reliability standard and settings for the National Electricity Market. The panel found the current reliability standard and settings should be extended to 2024.

Draft report

27 Apr 2018

This draft Health and Safety at Work Strategy sets out a plan for improving health and safety at work over the next ten years.

Draft report

27 Apr 2018

New Zealand has had climate change policies in place for some time, but these have not been effective in reducing domestic emissions. For businesses, households, investors and consumers to manage the risks and seize the opportunities of moving to a low-emissions future, change is needed....

Journal article

28 Feb 2018

This article considers how copyright law applied in the analogue era to regulate the production and dissemination of geographic information, the effects of new technologies and digitisation on how law applies to geospatial data and associated products and systems, and whether either a database right...

Transcript

25 Apr 2018

This speech by Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris to the European Australian Business Council discusses the importance of Europe to Australia's international trade.

Report

29 Apr 2018

Our housing system is failing millions of Australians. Rents have been rising much faster than people’s incomes and we don't have enough secure, affordable rentals. This year’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that we need action now to stop more and more people from falling into...

Discussion paper

6 Apr 2018

This discussion paper opens consultation with VET Student Loans (VSL) stakeholders to seek views on how the department and DHS can ensure relevant, high quality data is collected through the Collection, using best practice submission processes.

Report

27 Apr 2018

This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15, and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90).

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2018

Five academics and visitors at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research made submissions as part of the Closing the Gap Refresh ‘Have Your Say’ process. The views of these individuals have been consolidated into this document to ensure their longer-term availability.

Report

18 Apr 2018

This paper argues that the apparent optimism surrounding the ‘season of summitry’ on the Korean Peninsula should be tempered by the fact that there are potential risks attached to engaging the North Korean leadership without preconditions

Report

30 Apr 2018

This report argues that maximising every student’s learning growth requires a set of shifts across Australian education systems, and a sustained, long-term and coordinated improvement effort, based on shared ambition, action and accountability.

Discussion paper

29 Apr 2018

The main purpose of this background paper is to provide additional information on the Grattan Institute’s statistical analysis of completion of bachelor degrees at public universities.

Report

29 Apr 2018

Some students who drop out of university never seriously engage with their course, and needlessly accrue a HELP debt before they leave. This report recommends new ways to protect students from unnecessary financial burdens.

Report

25 Apr 2018

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents evidence in preparation for the final report, which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS, and will set out a long-term funding and reform plan for health and...

Report

27 Apr 2018

This research report explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits.'

Discussion paper

26 Apr 2018

This inquiry is operating in the context of rapidly changing media markets. Boundaries between traditional media markets are dissolving, new platforms exist for distributing news and entertainment, and revenue streams are changing. Consumers are adopting new forms of media rapidly, and the increased competition between...

Commentary

24 Apr 2018

Facebook’s chief executive made a surprise admission to Congress earlier this month. Yet we’re in danger of letting him off the hook.

Commentary

26 Apr 2018

Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.

Working paper

13 Apr 2016

Modelling conducted at the Centre of Policy Studies using the Vic-Uni model of the Australian economy concurs with the finding that a cut in company tax would have a positive impact on the rate of growth of GDP. However, recognising that GDP is not the...

Report

27 Apr 2018

This report confirms that while conditions in the east coast gas market have improved since September 2017, the market is still not functioning effectively.

Report

26 Apr 2018

There is no doubt that there is immense scope and potential for Chinese investment in India, especially in infrastructure. New Delhi, for its part, should not be bogged down by the baggage of the past and must work to address key issues, such as bureaucracy,...

Discussion paper

27 Apr 2018

This position paper identifies some simple steps to tackle the overly complex workplace relations system for small businesses.

Strategy

27 Apr 2018

This decadal plan seeks to use new and emerging technologies, develop key infrastructure, and create a unified and dynamic science that will serve the needs of society, government, industry and Australia and New Zealand's unique biodiversity.

Guide

26 Apr 2018

This guide aims to unpack the stereotypical image of the rough sleeper as representatitve of the homeless population, and to contextualise experiences of homelessness within recent data.

Report

26 Apr 2018

This research paper examines the cost of living in Melbourne and Victoria through four primary indicators: the consumer price index, selected living cost indexes, wages and housing data. The paper highlights trends and statistics regarding the cost of living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and internationally....

Report

26 Apr 2018

This web report is an online presentation of the latest Indigenous eye health data. The report compiles data from a range of sources to provide a comprehensive picture of Indigenous eye health.

Report

26 Apr 2018

Negotiating guilty pleas (‘plea bargaining’) is a central element of criminal justice processes in Australia, yet little is known outside the legal community about the frequency and outcomes of plea negotiations.

This study addresses this important knowledge gap through qualitative and quantitative analysis of...

Report

24 Apr 2018

The purpose of this research was to calculate the total net cost of pathways through imprisonment and community corrections in Victoria, taking into account a range of direct and indirect costs and savings associated with a matched cohort of prisoners and offenders.

Report

26 Mar 2018

New Zealand’s OGP Independent Researcher, Keitha Booth, has prepared this mid-term report on the implementation of the current OGP National Action Plan (OGP NAP 2016-18). This report was prepared under international requirements of the OGP Independent Report Mechanism (IRM).

Report

31 Mar 2017

This year’s outlook describes seasonal and ecosystem conditions and provides an early indication of the likely watering priorities from 2017-18. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is anticipating wet conditions in early 2017-18, noting that this may change as the year progresses and is trending towards moderate...

Report

5 Apr 2018

This year’s outlook describes seasonal and ecosystem conditions and provides an early indication of the likely watering priorities from 2018-19. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is anticipating conditions in 2018-19 to range from very dry to wet in different catchments but with a common drying trend....

Report

26 Apr 2018

This report presents the results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for Brisbane, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) airports for the 2016-17 financial year

Briefing paper

25 Apr 2018

This resource argues that the Turnbull Government’s proposal to ban foreign donations and limit political contributions from charities is a flawed and rash proposal that would undermine democracy.

Journal article

24 Apr 2018

In recent decades, there has been a shift to later childbearing in high-income countries. There is limited, large-scale evidence of the relationship between maternal age and child outcomes beyond the perinatal period. The objective of this study is to quantify a child’s risk of developmental...

Briefing paper

26 Apr 2018

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action note introduces the FACS Entity Database, how it was created, what it includes and how it can be used by FACS and our partners.

Report

14 Nov 2017

This review charts the efforts that have been made to avoid dangerous climate change, and also evaluates the various countries’ current efforts regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Commentary

7 Jun 2016

Former federal MP, Pauline Hanson, is back on the campaign trail for a Senate seat in Queensland. In a recent interview she said a lot of people she had talked to did not believe they were safe and that with regular stories on crime in...

Report

26 Apr 2018

This review contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian government assistance to industry. This year's review also explores how Australia should best respond to the USA using its leverage to protect their domestic industries.

Journal article

22 Mar 2017

In an effort to lead our community in following modern data citation practices by formally citing data used in published research and implementing standards to facilitate reproducible research results and data, while also producing meaningful metrics that help assess the impact of our services, the...

Article

26 Apr 2018

A growing emphasis on developing rich theories of change, being pragmatic about what data to collect, and increasing sophistication in valuing outcomes has put Social Return on Investment (SROI) at the forefront for how society can better account for what really matters.

Journal article

15 Jan 2017

The Internet and digital technologies have profoundly affected scholarly communication, publishing, collaborative research, literature searches, and management of digital assets and data. In turn, our views of the research life cycle have changed. What does this mean for librarians in the health sciences who support...

Report

25 Apr 2018

This report is about the human experience of the Internet. It is an independent, open source compilation of data, research and stories, that show how the Internet evolves each year across five issues.

Website

14 Mar 2018

Market Forces analysed the public disclosures of 73 ASX100 companies that operate in sectors facing the highest levels of climate risk.

Climate risk disclosure across these companies was found to be largely inadequate, leaving investors and the public in the dark about the massive...

Report

An analysis of fatalities and traffic offences in New Zealand: final report
24 Apr 2018

This research looked at 200 fatal crashes where seat belts were not worn. It showed that 75% of victims were male and that young New Zealanders were over-represented.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The Department of Education and Training engaged Urbis to undertake this assessment of university investment in on-campus student accommodation to support an adequate supply of affordable accommodation for regional, rual and remote (RRR) students.

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

This paper provides an overview of the current approach taken to reduction of sentence for a guilty plea in Tasmania, and examines legislative approaches to sentencing discounts for pleas of guilty in other Australian jurisdictions and comparable international jurisdictions.

Report

17 Apr 2018

This report found evidence which suggests that a well-designed, specialist response to repeat drink driving, would provide a promising alternative to traditional sentencing approaches.

Report

24 Apr 2018

This report outlines how more than one million hectares of woody vegetation, an area more than seven times larger than the size of Queensland’s capital, has been cleared between 2012-13 and 2015-16.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

This paper examines the leadership of places – cities, regions, communities – in Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom, and explores the capacity of vignettes to generate new, theoretical and empirical insights.

Strategy

23 Apr 2018

This strategy document outlines the Australian government’s long-term vision to build and develop a robust, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence industry base that is better able to help meet defence capability requirements.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

This study examined the scaling of the Aboriginal-developed Family Wellbeing (FWB) program, that spread nationally to sixty known sites and was delivered to more than 3,500 participants.

Draft report

17 Apr 2018

This report sets out IPART’s draft decision on WaterNSW’s regulated charges to its customers in the MDB and FRWS for 2018-19, and explains how we reached these decisions.

Briefing paper

24 Apr 2018

This policy brief examines two international agreements now under negotiation at the United Nations – the Global Compact on Refugees, and the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration – and concludes that they have potential to significantly improve the international systems of refugee...

Infographic

Using 2015 and 2016 total VET activity data, this infographic examines the uptake and utility of training package qualifications.

Report

23 Apr 2018

This audit was conducted as part of a multi-year audit program on implementation of the resource management framework introduced by the PGPA Act. It is intended to assist in keeping the Parliament, government and the community informed about the extent to which the resource management...

Evaluation

23 Apr 2018

This study aims to estimate an unbiased effect of commencing the EQUIPS Domestic Abuse Program on general re-offending and domestic violence related re-offending.

Report

23 Apr 2018

If participation rates in higher education and VET in Australia fall as the population increases, there will be fewer people of prime working age who can effectively participate in the labour market in the future. The level of participation in VET and higher education, and...

Book

23 Apr 2018

This book explores new horizons and scenarios for better governance in the context of the new information age, focusing on the potentials and pitfalls for governments operating in the new, information-rich environment.

Guide

Copyright material made before 1 January 2019 (other than Government copyright material)
14 Apr 2018

From 1 January 2019, new standard terms of copyright protection will apply to original published and unpublished works, sound recordings and cinematograph films.

Report

23 Apr 2018

This report maps the activity and characteristics of individuals who engage with beyondblue’s Suicidal thoughts and self-harm forum. This work provides an evidence base that can be used to maintain, improve and replicate these services to better reach people vulnerable to serious mental health risks....

Report

19 Apr 2018

Australia has experienced its longest period of economic growth in history during the last quarter century. Yet, there is growing debate about the benefits of this economic growth and their distribution, and the extent to which inequality is increasing in Australia.

Report

23 Apr 2018

This report provides guidance, and includes recommendations to councils and the Office of Local Government, aimed at strengthening financial reporting, asset management and governance and internal controls.

Article

5 Dec 2017

Market Forces’ research has revealed that just 7 companies in the ASX50 (14%) have disclosed scenario analyses in line with the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

Report

27 Mar 2018

This report argues that access to digital technology for legal purposes has not kept up with changes in the community and the courts. The gap is widening, and this has the potential to cause unnecessary pressure in the justice system.

Journal article

19 Apr 2018

Drawing on a vast array of contemporary publications and previously unexplored archival documents (including Asperger’s personnel files and the clinical assessments he wrote on his patients) Herwig Czech offers a critical examination of Asperger’s life, politics, and career before and during the Nazi period in...

Report

11 Apr 2018

How the EU responds to the Trump administration will be the hallmark of how it sees its role in the world, and how successful it will be in promoting its worldview.

Journal article

12 Apr 2018

The health impacts of air pollution are increasingly recognised, with the main sources being transport, electricity generation and biomass burning. There is extensive public debate about the transition of the electricity sector away from coal-fired generation, but the health effects are not being heard in...

Report

Case studies in Australia
1 Feb 2018

Beyond expensive building and equipment upgrades and retrofits, re-commissioning (analogous to performing a comprehensive tune-up on your car) and automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) for building systems offer significant energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings.

With Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems...

Technical report

10 Apr 2018

This report is the Interim Technical Report for the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project. It accompanies the Interim Synthesis Report for the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project, entitled The Bottom Line – the household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building...

Working paper

13 Apr 2018

This paper casts a historical lens on the development of higher education and its wider socio-economic context during the last century in the UK, the USA and France.

Working paper

Global cooperation, national competition and social inequality in the World-Class University (WCU) sector
10 Apr 2018

On the world scale, research-intensive universities (World-Class Universities - universities producing at least 1,000 science papers in 2012-2015) now operate as a single network, one that is increasingly integrated and also operates as positive sum, with the leading research nations fostering emerging science countries through...

Report

1 Mar 2018

This research arose out of a meeting of Western Sydney University’s (Western) ALLY network, where anecdotal concerns were voiced about the environmental conditions encountered by sexuality and gender diverse (SGD) students and staff.

Commentary

20 Apr 2018

The second Gonski report has been presented to the federal government, and will soon to be made public. Will it back innovative ideas to improve schools — and if it does, will it get the support it needs?

Dataset

31 Dec 2017

This is a dataset of serious assaults by prisoners in New Zealand between 2005 and 2016.

Report

18 Apr 2018

Algorithmic decision-making is becoming more common every day. Increasingly, important decisions that affect people’s lives are governed by datasets that are too big for an individual to process.

Report

13 Apr 2018

This report presents the findings of a preliminary inquiry into the nature of and the risks arising from misuse of the Domain Name System (DNS), and how criminological and regulatory approaches can assist in minimising risks of such misuse.

Report

19 May 2017

This position paper outlines the evolution and current state of cataloguing practices for digital records at The National Archives in the United Kingdom.

Journal article

12 Apr 2018

The objective of this research was to construct and compare a 2013 New Zealand population derived from Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with the 2013 census population and a 2013 Health Service Utilisation population, and to ascertain the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence...

Technical report

16 Nov 2017

This report gives the results of one piece of an ongoing, multimodal research effort. Through a large-scale survey and a series of interviews with humanities scholars, this effort aims to lay a solid foundation of understanding about scholarly needs in the contemporary publishing environment.

Report

20 Apr 2018

In 2016–17, 836 publicly-funded alcohol and other drug treatment services provided just over 200,000 treatment episodes to an estimated 127,000 clients.

Conference paper

9 May 2014

The rapid adoption of reverse-cycle vapour-compression air-conditioning systems in residential buildings has produced an escalation in both total and peak electricity demand, necessitating a high level of investment in electricity infrastructure, and raising concerns over energy security and environmental issues. To address these issues, solar...

Conference paper

29 Jul 2016

To combat increasing electricity prices due to the high operating costs of conventional reverse cycle air-airheat pumps (RC-AA-HP), they can be powered by standalone PV systems as a radical demand side energy management solution. However, the heavy power consumption of their compressors necessitates very large...

Discussion paper

24 Sep 2015

The rising penetration of vapor compression air conditioning systems in Australian dwellings has raised the peak power demand. Consequently, the electrical infrastructure requires significant, costly upgrades that is invariably passed on to all end-users. Electricity network charges account for about half the cost of an...

Conference paper

22 Apr 2017

This study compares the cost of operating the auxiliary components of an optimised standalone hot water fired absorption chiller, using mains grid electricity and an optimised standalone photovoltaic system. The cheaper source was further compared with using mains electricity to operate a conventional reverse cycle...

Annual Report

29 Jul 2016

The increased penetration of residential air-conditioners (AC); specifically vapor compression types, is regarded as one of the foremost causes of a dramatic rise in critical peak electricity demands requiring corresponding upgrades of electricity infrastructures. These upgrades requires heavy investments, consequently, driving up electricity prices. Solar...

Journal article

16 Apr 2018

Since 2013, Australian aid has been reduced and increasingly focused on delivering benefits to Australia. Motivated by these changes, this paper fills three gaps in the existing literature on public opinion about aid. It provides the only recent detailed study of Australians' opinions about aid....

Guide

18 Oct 2016

This document is a set of best practices for researchers who wish to engage in research that may make them susceptible to online harassment. We provide recommendations for academic institutions, supervisors, and individuals, including cyber-security guidelines and links to other resources.

Discussion paper

A discussion paper on a research and development tax incentive for New Zealand
19 Apr 2018

This discussion document outlines the main features of the New Zealand government's research and development (R&D) tax incentive proposal.

Report

18 Apr 2018

This paper identifies key problem areas now, and in the future, on Melbourne’s transport network, and examines what can be done over the next five years to improve travel time and reliability.

Briefing paper

10 Apr 2018

This briefing paper summarises key concerns from the Climate Council, and raised by other stakeholders, about the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

Journal article

12 Nov 1998

Examines media portrayals of Mexican immigrants, and interplay between these images and portrayals of U.S.-born Latinos. Argues that examining media images is imperative because the influence of media saturation is almost overwhelming. Suggests a media-literacy framework for developing abilities for interpreting media and giving students...

Journal article

1 Apr 2017

In the context of crime, victimization, and immigration in the United States, research shows that people are afraid of immigrants because they think immigrants are a threat to their safety and engage in many violent and property crimes.

Article

8 Feb 2018

Despite its long history of immigration, the United States has oscillated between perceiving immigration as a valuable resource and as a major challenge. The 2016 election and significant actions on immigration taken by the Trump administration have further raised the issue in political and public...

Article

4 Jan 2018

Rare statistical data on violence by asylum seekers confirm the far right's fears, but not its recipes.

Report

Data to 2017
19 Apr 2018

This report shows that, in some areas, soil and biodiversity are being seriously compromised by human actions. The evidence in the report highlights that the way land is used is contributing directly to erosion, and soil and water degradation, and is reducing the health and...

Report

Modelling the potential consequences for the Australian economy
3 Apr 2018

This report assesses the extent of domestic and world economy risks from the current tensions in global trade arrangements.

Commentary

18 Apr 2018

State energy ministers meet this week to discuss the National Energy Guarantee. While the policy has been criticised as too modest, it would put us light years ahead of the previous climate policy paralysis.

Report

19 Apr 2018

This report provides the latest, local-level information on four indicators of child and maternal health, nationally and across Australia’s 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) areas. Information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies is included where available.

Article

29 Mar 2018

This article explores how New Zealand might adapt workplace relations laws to better protect vulnerable workers in the new, 'gig economy.'

Report

16 Apr 2018

Three years ago, the Chilean government launched Laboratorio de Gobiernowith a strategic priority to build innovation capacity and enable innovation in Chile’s public sector. As part of this, the lab developed a practice-based capacity building programme called Experimenta.

Report

How network thinking can help us record, find and use what we need
18 Apr 2018

This report sets out how the public sector could benefit from a federated, data-driven approach - one that provides greater power to its leaders, benefits its participants and users, and improves performance through better use of, and structured access to, data.

Report

3 Apr 2018

The Westport Taskforce has released this consultation report, which outlines the community feedback received during the first round of consultation on the development of the Westport Ports and Environs Strategy.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

This paper sets the scene for the Westport Strategy.

Report

17 Apr 2018

The latest estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia show costs have risen substantially over the last two decades, due to changing community expectations of what children need to live a healthy life.

Report

Report of the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory
6 Apr 2018

A redistribution of electoral divisions in the Australian Capital Territory was required, as the number of members of the House of Representatives that is to be chosen for the ACT at the next general election has increased from two to three.

Working paper

11 Apr 2018

This exploratory paper draws on new data relating to payment of tax penalties for false and misleading statements. The data is subject to limitations and qualifications, as detailed in the paper. Overall, the data shows that the majority of financial penalties imposed on deliberate tax...

Strategy

Summary of key initiatives and roadmap to drive the future of the Australian spatial sector
29 Mar 2017

The 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda (2026Agenda) is a whole-of-sector initiative of business, government, research, academia and spatial-user organisations. It sets out the roadmap to drive accelerated growth that will transform the Australian spatial sector and location-dependent industries over the next ten years....

Guide

13 Apr 2018

This guide provides a brief overview of employment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources. This is one in a series of statistical quick guides, designed to provide a basic understanding of Australian labour market data.

Guide

23 Mar 2018

This practical guide draws together some effective strategies and tools to prepare for and respond to backlash and resistance to gender equality initiatives.

Working paper

11 Apr 2018

This working paper looks at international practices for establishing identity in undocumented asylum seekers and argues there is scope for Australia and its regional partners to develop an internationally accepted standard of identity document.

Commentary

17 Apr 2018

The ecological health of New Zealand's lowland rivers and lakes is in decline, but principles borrowed from drinking water safety could help reverse the degradation.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

In this study, the authors examine whether the number of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) article requests received in one academic year can predict the use of those same journal titles once they are added as library resources.

Discussion paper

16 Nov 2017

The purpose of this review is to ensure that the management framework of auDA remains fit for purpose and the .au domain is serving the needs of the online Australian community.

Report

18 Apr 2018

The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose. This report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework to support improved transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability.

Report

17 Apr 2018

The Northern Territory’s controversial lease of the strategically-important Port of Darwin to a Chinese company with People’s Liberation Army links, highlights the type of tensions that might increase between the federal government and the States and Territories over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and...

Report

2018 report
18 Apr 2018

This report is the second national report to present key data specific to cancer in adolescents and young adults. While cancer in young Australians is rare, it has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community.

Working paper

27 Mar 2018

This paper details a new methodology developed to measure civil and political rights violations in a pilot sample of 13 diverse countries. In doing so, we discuss the problems present in previous attempts to measure civil and political rights cross-nationally and argue that our approach...

Working paper

27 Mar 2018

From 1 January 2013, students in New Zealand who entered postgraduate qualifications other than Honours were no longer eligible to receive student allowances. We use individual-level administrative data, that includes tertiary enrolment information, student allowance receipt, student loan borrowing, and wage earnings, to investigate whether...

Journal article

15 Aug 2017

This research found that there were ways to prolong and even increase battery life through vehicle-to-grid charging and discharging.

Report

Managing public sector information and data and why it matters
28 Mar 2018

This report looks at trends in information management across the public sector and outlines the work Archives New Zealand carried out as regulator in the 2016/17 year.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The Office of the Auditor-General has released this report into how the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) uses information to assess applications from overseas people seeking to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets.

Report

13 Apr 2018

This study draws on detailed survey-based information from business about the performance of New Zealand’s key regulators. The authors conclude from the responses that the (non-executive) board model of governance needs to be more widely adopted, particularly for corporate cops with an economy-wide beat.

Report

17 Apr 2018

This report provides a comprehensive picture of New Zealand’s total manufacturing sector, bringing together key facts and figures from Statistics New Zealand, commentary and insights from interviews with industry stakeholders, as well as findings from other research.

Article

19 Oct 2017

A research by Social Change Initiative and Purpose Europe analyzing inclinations and worries about immigration in different sectors of public opinion in Germany.

Report

17 Apr 2018

The audit objective was to examine entity compliance with regulatory requirements for the establishment and ongoing management of special appropriations.

Article

4 Sep 2017

When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?

Report

17 Apr 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of Defence’s implementation of the First Principles Review.

Report

27 Mar 2018

This inquiry final report contains 135 recommendations to reduce the identified risks associated with any development of any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory to acceptable levels.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018

America’s opioid crisis won’t be solved by the Mexican wall and capital punishment. Meanwhile, deaths keep rising, and Australia isn’t immune, writes Lesley Russell.

Journal article

9 Feb 2018

This article assesses the delivery of social and emotional wellbeing services to the families of young (3–11 months) and older (12–59 months) Indigenous children attending primary care centers.

Working paper

17 Apr 2018

This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for people smugglers.

Briefing paper

17 Apr 2018

Population growth and population distribution affect most areas of public policy. This paper examines the benefits that population growth and migration bring to Australia, whilst remaining aware of the challenges created by having a larger population.

Report

17 Apr 2018

Australia is a low-taxing country. While tax debate in Australia tends to focus on tax rates, with endless comparisons of different countries’ rates of different taxes, these debates ignore the fact that Australia raises far less tax revenue than most developed countries.

Discussion paper

17 Apr 2018

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is calling for submissions on how to change regulatory frameworks to help deliver long-term electricity reliability at least cost to consumers.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018

The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform bill seeks to ban foreign donations to political parties and their “associated entities”. But it also seeks to capture organisations, including charities, that undertake public advocacy on policy issues.

Report

15 Apr 2018

Although the problem of hunger is largely unnoticed in Australian society, more than one in five children (22%) live in a food insecure household.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The key challenge for regional, rural and remote education is ensuring, regardless of location or circumstances, that every young person has access to high quality schooling and opportunities.

Report

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings
9 Apr 2018

Twitter bots are accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input. This study focuses on a particular kind of bot behavior - bots that tweet or retweet links to content around the web.

Report

11 Apr 2018

Predicting market influences supports government, law enforcement and health sectors to proactively develop strategies to address future challenges in the Australian illicit drug market.

Guide

12 Apr 2018

The purpose of this quick guide is to provide parliamentarians and their staff with helpful resources for researching various aspects of Australian military history.

Briefing paper

15 Apr 2018

This paper reviews the case for personal income tax cuts, the various forms they could take, and the budgetary scope for cuts. It then suggests what the priorities should be.

Report

12 Apr 2018

This research reveals how GST equalisation is creating a class of winners and losers among Australian states.

Working paper

9 Apr 2018

This resource aims to inform consideration of any changes to regulatory settings that may be needed to support the rollout and adoption of 5G services. It provides estimates of the costs and benefits that may stem from 5G and the impacts on businesses and consumers....

Working paper

12 Apr 2018

This paper uses administrative business income tax data covering 2001-02 to 2014-15 to determine whether payroll tax affects the behaviour of businesses.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

This study found strong support in the majority of submissions for the Queensland Parliament to draft and enact a Human Rights Act for Queensland (HRAQ), and for the inclusion of the right to health in such legislation.

Evaluation

16 Apr 2018

The independent evaluation of the previous government’s Safer Journeys road safety strategy and action plans has been released to inform the development of a new, road safety strategy.

Book

11 Apr 2018

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2016 Australian federal election and the contemporary political and policy challenges facing Australian democracy and society today.

Guide

12 Apr 2018

This publication is intended to help current and prospective providers of respite support and services in New Zealand to better understand the characteristics of the respite market in each region and areas of expected demand.

Briefing paper

13 Apr 2018

Financial advice can play an important role for consumers - access to affordable, quality financial advice can bring significant benefits to consumers and help them to make informed decisions. This resource focuses on the reforms affecting the regulation of financial advice since 2007.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The unique and comprehensive nature of this project necessitated the coming together of a wide range of parties in order to deliver on the key objectives of the review. This included five locally-based organisations working together with all levels of government, Indigenous organisations, service providers...

Statistics

11 Apr 2018

Includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s official cash rate).

Journal article

27 Jan 2018

This article argues that Aboriginal children and adolescents may face additional difficulties navigating the mental health care system in Australia, due to complex socio-cultural factors and the dearth of culturally appropriate and effective mental-health related treatment pathways.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018

Is there any basis to all this base talk? On the Australian side, everyone from the prime minister down expresses “great concern” about a Chinese military installation in Vanuatu.

Report

10 Apr 2018

This report uses moving, first-person testimonies and in-depth interviews, to reveal how confessions are forced and extracted through threats, torture, and fear; how police dictate and direct confessions; and how they are often used as tools of propaganda for both domestic audiences and as part...

Website

Effective water management is essential for the day-to-day functioning of our city and its resilience in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks.

Melbourne’s water outcomes rely on effective collaboration and engagement between all stakeholders, including local government. Find all the latest information...

Guide

Guide for local government and water sector stakeholders
1 Mar 2018

Climate change and population growth pose significant challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, stormwater and waterway systems. If these challenges are not effectively managed, communities will face water shortages and restrictions, devastated parks and gardens, flooded streets, destroyed waterways and escalating water bills....

Discussion paper

1 Feb 2018

This paper by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities' Think Tank presents Australian examples where water utilities are playing a leadership role in broader city planning, through their advocacy, their whole-of-system perspective and technical excellence, as well as their investment in community engagement and industry...

Book

17 Jul 2017

Australia is much larger and has significantly more military and economic power than its Pacific Island neighbours. As a result, it is frequently described as having a natural right to lead in the region. Yet, Australia has found it difficult to effectively influence Pacific Island...

Article

12 Apr 2018

A small environmental organization has taken on Germany’s powerful auto industry in court and has begun winning limited bans on heavily polluting diesel vehicles. Some analysts say this may be the beginning of the end for diesel automobiles in Germany and the European Union.

Video

1 Jan 2016

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a free feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens,...

Journal article

29 Jan 2018

Since the commencement of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus negotiations in 2009, the Pacific Forum Island Countries have maintained that their main gain from this Free Trade Agreement is in labour mobility. Free Trade Agreements, such as the Pacific Agreement on...

Report

13 Apr 2018

This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Discussion paper

13 Apr 2018

This discussion paper highlights the need for understanding the ultimate impact on electricity prices when making any changes to how transmission infrastructure is planned, built and operated.

Fact sheet

8 Apr 2018

To mark 150 years since the first Australian life tables were published, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Global Burden of Disease Group and Centre for Health Policy) held a symposium in...

Report

12 Apr 2018

Desalination is an increasingly common method of improving water security in arid and semi-arid regions. According to the International Desalination Association, the 19,000 desalination plants that now operate globally each day produce 88.6 gigalitres of water. The water from those facilities supports 300 million people.

Fact sheet

25 Feb 2018

This fact sheet examines some of the most notable ageing indices, their stated purposes, methodologies and results.

Report

13 Apr 2018

A new proposal for a portable training system for disability support workers under the NDIS would help to ensure the program achieves its goal of delivering high-quality, individualised services to people with disabilities. The proposal is developed in this report from the Centre for Future...

Report

1 Nov 2017

This report is part of Task within the California Energy Commission CEC EP C project EPC‐14‐ 009 Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort managed through the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley The main goal of this research was to determine...

Report

13 Apr 2018

This report examines the way in which the organisation of work is changing – from workforces to workplaces – and the implications of these changes for Australia. With alternative forms of employment, freelancing, and the gig economy on the rise, the traditional notion of holding...

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.

Policy report

1 Sep 2014

Purpose of research

The Pacific Adolescent Career Pathways research is a longitudinal study that explores and addresses information gaps in the formative years of career planning of Pacific adolescents. In particular, it was designed to gain an understanding of students’ careers choices and...

Journal article

1 Feb 2013

On April 2nd, 2007 a 12. m tsunami struck Simbo, a relatively remote island in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Although Simbo's population continues to depend on their own food production and small-scale governance regimes regulate access to resources, the island's way of life over the...

Journal article

17 Feb 2018

It is important to understand the effects of higher levels of market participation on the resilience of mixed-subsistence communities to climate change. Climate models predict that the Pacific Islands and other regions with mixed-subsistence communities will experience increased climate variability, including more frequent cyclones and...

Journal article

23 Jan 2018

This review examines what is known about the production and use of home brew in the Pacific Islands countries and territories. Data collection involved interviews of 78 men and women from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Toga, and Tuvalu. The interviews were conducted in...

Journal article

17 Dec 2017

The international community directs significant funding towards Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) for climate change allowing ambitious target setting. The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Fiji targets 81% of renewable energy share in grid electricity supply by 2020 and 100% by 2030. A model...

Journal article

2 Feb 2018

Air quality is the leading global environmental risk factor for disease. This article focuses on the evidence for the need to develop effective air quality policies for the Pacific Islands region. Factors that have influenced the success and failures of previous and existing environmental policies...

Policy report

15 Jun 2002

This report presents the findings of the Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry and was released by the Minister for the Arts and Sports, Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp, on 6 September 2002. It provides valuable insight into the contemporary visual arts and craft sector...

Discussion paper

15 Jul 2004

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the sustainability and vitality of Australia’s visual arts and craft sector. As a direct result of this commitment, the Government commissioned Mr Rupert Myer to conduct the Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry. The Report of the Inquiry⎯known...

Report

14 Feb 2018

The book publishing landscape has changed considerably in recent years, with a rise in the popularity of self-publishing, the entry and growth of new, 'fee-for-service' presses, and the availability of self-publishing platforms on booksellers’ online sites.

Commentary

22 Nov 2016

The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.

Article

21 Sep 2016

Look around your classroom, or workplace. Chances are half of the people there support a blanket ban on Muslim migration to Australia. You might even be one of them.

Transcript

Sambell Oration 2018
11 Apr 2018

Education and skills open the door to a good life in Australia. But a sizeable gap persists in school participation and attainment between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. What strategies will spread opportunity and improve outcomes?

In a compelling address, delivered as the 2018 Sambell...

Report

6 Jun 2017

Radiant cooling and heating has the potential for improved energy efficiency, demand response, comfort, indoor environmental quality, and architectural design. Many radiant buildings have demonstrated outstanding performance in these regards, and application of the technology in commercial buildings is expanding. However, there are no well-established...

Fact sheet

28 Mar 2018

This CMY Youth Arrivals Fact Sheet and Infographic paint an important picture of the changing face of Victoria’s newly arrived migrant and refugee youth population.

Report

22 Mar 2018

This research project looks at how young, first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, political and cultural life online.

Discussion paper

12 Apr 2018

The AEMC has released this consultation paper on a proposed rule change from AEMO to improve the transparency and consistency of information AEMO provides to signal whether or not electricity supply is projected to meet demand in the medium-term.

Discussion paper

6 Feb 2018

This blueprint for the establishment of Infrastructure WA (IWA) sets out a new approach to long-term infrastructure planning in Western Australia to create jobs.

Website

12 Apr 2018

Cultural Data Online is an initiative of the Meeting of Cultural Ministers Statistics Working Group, which manages a national program of cultural data collection, research and analysis, funded collaboratively by the Australian, state and territory governments through the Meeting of Cultural Ministers.

The Meeting...

Report

30 Jun 2005

This report examines the importance of cultural tourism in regions of Australia by quantifying cultural tourism activity and expenditure at national, state/territory and regional levels.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

This review found no clear evidence to support implementation of smoking cessation interventions in the emergency department setting.

Guide

15 Jun 2008

This guide is presented in a workshop format and steps users and participants through techniques for gathering information to assess the economic value, tourism impact and benefit of cultural tourism in a destination.

Technical report

5 Apr 2018

This technical paper has been prepared for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industries. Its purpose is to explain in general terms the legal framework within which financial advice is provided, and financial products are sold, to Australian households....

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper outlines the main categories of financial products available to retail investors, the size of retail investment in the main categories of financial products held by Australian retail investors and the ways in which retail investors are protected, including prohibitions and restrictions on...

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper explains both the current education and training requirements for financial advisers or financial planners and the key aspects of recent reforms in this area. This paper has been prepared using publicly available information.

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper provides information about the key participants in the Australian financial planning industry, some features of this industry, the main services offered by financial planners and advisers, as well as an outline of a selection of regulatory issues.

Report

5 Mar 2018

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is a devolved Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. This report describes the impact the fund has had on regional artists, arts organisations and communities between 2012-2016.

Statistics

30 Mar 2017

In 2015-16, net overseas migration (NOM) reflected an annual gain of 182,165 persons, 3.0% (5,300) more than in 2014-15.

Article

17 Oct 2016

On Q&A, panellists duelled over the numbers of migrants Australia takes a year. Is it 200,000 or 800,000? How many are permanent and how many are temporary?

Article

22 Jun 2017

When it comes to refugee resettlement, Australians are not immune from the NIMBY phenomenon. We think we should lend a hand in an international crisis, yet we are also cautious about hosting large numbers of culturally-different foreigners on our shores.

Journal article

1 Jan 1997

This study was conducted by Deborah Denno and is one of the largest longitudinal studies of biological and sociological predictors of crime in America. One of the many goals of this biological study was determining whether there were gender differences among the numerous possible correlates...

Report

8 Mar 2018

This paper reports on the the research project Kurruna Mwarre Ingkintja – Good Spirit Men’s Place. The project was commissioned by the two organisations – Creating A Safe Supportive Environment and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.

Journal article

11 Apr 2018

This research found that citizens’ juries can play an important role in providing feedback and policy recommendations in response to the findings of a health impact assessment of transnational corporations.

Report

A health and social cost too high 2018
12 Apr 2018

This study showed that the majority of homeless people in Australia’s cities had low educational attainment, elevated rates of serious medical conditions, and high levels of interaction with the justice system.

Statistics

11 Apr 2018

The data in this report was collected as part of the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program, which is a quarterly collection of criminal justice and drug use information from police detainees at multiple sites across Australia.

Report

12 Apr 2018

The second Melbourne Live Music Census, conducted on Saturday 25 November 2017, analysed the climate of Melbourne’s live music industry and found it to be not only healthy, but flourishing.

Journal article

10 Jun 2016

In this article we examine how Pacific Island Countries (PICs) successfully championed a stand-alone Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) goal at the United Nations (UN).

Report

Building the foundations for implementing the Children’s Convention in Aotearoa
11 Apr 2018

This report focuses on what the UN calls the 'General Measures of Implementation,' or the steps governments are expected to take in order to enable the implementation of the Children’s Convention. In this report, we call these ‘measures’ building blocks.

Policy report

27 Mar 2018

This report provides an updated baseline scenario for the development of emissions to 2035 and gives an overview of measures that can effectively reduce shipping emissions.

Discussion paper

10 Apr 2018

This discussion paper has been released to seek feedback on proposed regulations to support measures in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill, in relation to addressing misuse of the Financial Service Providers Register.

Discussion paper

11 Apr 2018

The AMA has called for a major overhaul of men’s health policy, saying a new, national men’s health strategy is needed to address the different expectations, experiences, and situations facing Australian men.

Guide

14 Nov 2017

This evidence guide focuses on the work being undertaken in local, regional, national and international structured sport settings and by sporting organisations.

Report

Inquiry into impacts on local businesses in Australia from global internet-based competition
11 Apr 2018

Internet commerce currently accounts for only a small proportion of the Australian retail market but is growing rapidly. As a result of this growth, Australian businesses are experiencing increased competition from overseas firms using the internet to directly market to Australian consumers.

Report

10 Apr 2018

China needs to increase its presence in South Asia for strategic and economic reasons. However, it needs to contend with an established American presence in some regional countries and a growing presence in others.

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2018

This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.

Report

11 Apr 2018

This study builds on the Leading for Change (2016) report, which provided a snapshot of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations and institutions. This report examines the cultural backgrounds of chief executive officers of ASX 200 companies, federal ministers, heads of federal...

Discussion paper

19 Feb 2018

This discussion paper has been developed to inform a public consultation process in the first half of 2018. Comments received during public consultation will be used to inform a written report which will, if supported by relevant evidence, make recommendations to improve the model work...

Journal article

1 Mar 2010

The contribution of tourism to the economic growth of Pacific Island countries (PICs) has achieved significance in the past decade. The shift in the economic policies of the PICs from the late 1980s has been decisively away from import substitution and agriculture to urban-based manufacturing...

Report

14 Mar 2018

This report’s purpose is to detail the cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden on remote and rural Australia, and to propose action to ameliorate CVD impacts. Many CVD events are preventable.

Report

15 Mar 2018

The focus of this audit was to determine if agencies had suitable policies and practices in place for the management of gifts received. Gifts were defined as any item of value, including goods, services, money or hospitality offered to or received by an employee, without...

Report

10 Apr 2018

This report provides the responses of the Victorian community about their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.

Submission

10 Apr 2018

This submission to the Close the Gap Refresh is made on behalf of the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement.

Report

10 Apr 2018

This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.

Report

10 Apr 2018

Governments are the main audience for economic modelling, largely because of their role in making investments on behalf of taxpayers. As such, the public service plays a key role in influencing the behaviour of economic modellers and consequently the quality of information modellers provide to...

Report

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
10 Apr 2018

There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...

Report

9 Apr 2018

While most would agree that only Australians should have the power to influence our election outcomes, our nation is one of the few western democracies where foreign money can still be used to influence domestic elections.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

In 2016, the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries convened a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DISJ) Task Force to explore ways to manifest DISJ values in our daily work.

Briefing paper

10 Apr 2018

For Australia, both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities are now an essential component of our nation’s military arsenal, and a necessary step to ensure that we keep up with global players.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

The revocation of university degrees, whilst once unheard of, has been increasingly employed by Australian universities in the wake of high-profile cheating scandals.

Submission

8 Jun 2017

Compared with urban universities, any cut to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme would impact relatively more on regional universities and on what they can provide for regional students and communities.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

This article summarises several brief screening tools for various forms of elder abuse.

Submission

20 Jun 2017

A small proportion of Australia’s universities, such as RUN’s members, do the ‘heavy lifting’ in terms of providing access to students from low SES backgrounds.

Submission

Higher Education Standards Panel discussion paper, June 2017
15 Jun 2017

Structural, socio-cultural, economic and demographic factors that powerfully drive trends around retention and completion impact on regional universities very strongly, and in ways that differ from metropolitan institutions.

Submission

31 Jul 2017

Regional adaptation and development could be improved by better harnessing regional universities through the formal recognition of the institutions in regional development policy, including in place-based policy and programs, such as in the UK’s City Deals or European Smart Specialisations.

Journal article

20 Mar 2018

This article examines Australia’s energy security, particularly in relation to petroleum supply, and its impact on the ADF.

Submission

31 Aug 2017

Differences between metropolitan and regional universities are attributable to structural, financial, geographical (e.g. time and cost of distance travel) and employment-related factors that inhibit participation by regional students and which contribute to attrition and delays in apparent completion rates.

Submission

15 Oct 2017

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is of the view that regional development and decentralisation policy and programs could be improved by better harnessing the expertise and resources of regional universities.

Report

5 Apr 2018

This is part of a series of in-depth reports from the Survey of Adult Skills. This report covers how the literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills (measured in English) of Māori adults relate to their education, work and use of the language.

Submission

29 Aug 2017

Education should be seen as a major lever to drive economic development in regional Australia. Issues, policy and funding around school education and transition to work or further education should not be seen in isolation from other issues around regional economic development.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

The aim of this article is to define and provide guidelines on causes, assessment, appropriate investigation and management of tinnitus.

Submission

23 Jan 2018

RUN universities are committed to improving student access, participation and success. However, there still exists a significant gap in higher education attainment (and Year 12 school completion) between the regions and major cities.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

General practitioners need to learn more about low-intensity online interventions to better meet the needs of patients of lower severity.

Report

24 Feb 2018

This report has two aims. The first is to establish the elements of an interests-participation model for developing sustainable digital media skills and literacies among seniors aged 60 and over. The second is to present a rich qualitative account of the digital technology and social...

Audio interview

7 Apr 2018

Are you brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes a time? According to a new report, a lot of Australians aren't.

Report

9 Apr 2018

The aim of this project is to identify the factors affecting the likelihood of completing a VET qualification among government-funded students.

Report

9 Apr 2018

This report reveals Australia’s NAPLAN testing regime is failing the nation’s students and is quite possibly contributing to declining performance standards across the nation.

Report

9 Apr 2018

Dependence on opioid drugs (which include codeine, heroin and oxycodone) is associated with a range of health and social problems that affect individual drug users, their family and friends, and the wider public.

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2018

The Australia Institute’s National Integrity Committee of corruption fighters and retired judges has released the next stage in the design of a National Integrity Commission.

Book

29 Mar 2018

The global economic alignments of the present pose many political, moral and theoretical questions, but the central issue the essays in this collection address is: how do relatively poor people of the Australia–Pacific region survive in current precarious times?

Book

5 Apr 2018

Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

In a resource-constrained and performance-based funding environment, this article argues that communicating value, advocating for library resources, and involving the library in university initiatives has become a critical role for library leaders.

Policy report

2 Apr 2018

This paper sets out an illustrative model of how the United Kingdom could set up a Citizens’ Wealth Fund, which would pay out a universal dividend to all young citizens from 2030/31.

Report

Provided to the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel
4 Apr 2018

This report, submitted to the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel, aims to explain the fundamental principles underlying the concept of religious liberty, and to explain how the current methods and other proposals to protect this liberty are deficient or fail to achieve their goals.

Report

29 Mar 2018

The 2018 Victorian Gas Planning Report (VGPR) Update provides information about changes in the supply demand balance over the next five years (2018-22, called the outlook period) and the Victorian Declared Transmission System (DTS) since AEMO published the 2017 VGPR in March 2017.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, Public Transport Victoria, and the now defunct Major Projects Victoria, and assessed whether their fraud and corruption controls were well designed and operating as intended.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined whether two of Victoria’s private prisons, Port Phillip Prison and Fulham Correctional Centre, are safe and cost effective.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined whether natural and built assets on Victoria’s coastline are adequately protected against current and future erosion and inundation hazards.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This annual report summarises Victoria’s drinking water quality performance and the department’s activities during the 2016–17 reporting period. It provides a synopsis of drinking water quality across Victoria; water agency reports providing greater detail are available from their websites.

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This policy statement sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next ten years. It sets out how funding is allocated between activities, such as road safety policing, state highways, local roads, public transport and other modes of...

Report

28 Mar 2018

The purpose of the research is to evaluate the implementation of the expansion measure and the extent to which the expansion is contributing to the achievement of its objective to encourage positive outcomes for an additional 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.

Report

5 Apr 2018

The Sino-Pakistani relationship was forged out of a common desire to limit India. It has since grown beyond that goal, even though it continues to underscore the relationship. The danger for Pakistan, however, is that it could grow over-dependent on China.

Report

4 Apr 2018

Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.

Commentary

5 Apr 2018

Automated welfare didn’t end with the robo-debt controversy. Here and overseas, governments are turning vital decisions over to computers.

Journal article

16 Mar 2018

Based on interviews with staff members from thirteen large research universities in the United States, this paper provides a rich, qualitative description of research data curation and use practices in Institutional Repositories (IRs).

Report

4 Apr 2018

This report employs social science methods in the field to understand the role that technology and connectivity play in refugees’ lives, and addresses key information gaps for international organisations, NGOs, governments, academic researchers and technologists.

Report

5 Apr 2018

The largest study undertaken to examine the impact of military service has confirmed the need for the Australian government to focus on assisting veterans to transition into civilian life.

Journal article

30 Mar 2018

This article proposes the most obvious and proven solutions to America's epidemic of armed violence, some of which are bound to be adopted, but not anytime soon.

Article

World Bank argues structured migration program would prevent forced migration in future generations
8 May 2017

Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost struggling island economies and prevent a later mass forced migration, a paper from the World Bank argues.

Commentary

4 Apr 2018

The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.

Report

5 Apr 2018

Around 80,000 Australian families now have a stay-at-home dad at the helm, according to this research released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

By investigating the peer-review process as part of scholarly conversations, this article provides a brief literature review on peer review in information literacy instruction, and argues that by using open peer review (OPR) models for teaching, library workers can allow students to gain a deeper...

Journal article

3 Apr 2018

Competitive pressure to maximize the current bibliometric measures of productivity is jeopardizing the integrity of the scientific literature. Efforts are underway to address the ‘reproducibility crisis’ by encouraging the use of more rigorous, confirmatory methods. However, as long as productivity continues to be defined by...

Report

5 Apr 2018

This report details the ACCC’s recommendations, actions and findings in relation to a broad range of communications services, including broadband and voice services, aggregation and transmission services, data centres and content delivery networks and the internet of things.

Working paper

Recommendations for Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme
28 Mar 2018

This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian agriculture sector's Pacific seasonal worker program on workers, their households, and communities.

Guide

21 Mar 2018

This resource provides practical guidance on the calculation and interpretation of indicators designed to target the most disadvantaged groups. It addresses the current knowledge gaps and provides a conceptual framework to measure equity in learning, drawing on examples of equity measurement across seventy-five national education...

Report

4 Apr 2018

This is the fourth in a series of nine National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports to be publicly released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. The program aims to deliver on the recommendations of the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce.

Report

4 Apr 2018

This study traces the trajectory of Indigenous residential segregation in sixty Australian towns and cities, using census data from 1976 to 2016.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This report highlights both the potential benefits of being able to use data at a truly pan-London scale, but also the many barriers that stand in the way of realising that vision, and what it would take to overcome them.

Journal article

5 Mar 2018

This article presents a case study of the Radical Open Access Collective (ROAC) collective, highlighting how it harnesses the strengths and organizational structures of not-for-profit, independent and scholar-led publishing communities.

Journal article

15 Sep 2016

This paper presents the findings of a 2015 survey of cultural tastes and practices relating the visual arts and correlates these with indicators of social class, ethnicity, gender, and level and type of education.

Report

The State of the World’s Children 2017 Companion Report
11 Dec 2017

In June 2017, 490 children aged 10–18, from 26 different countries1 and speaking 24 official languages, participated in workshops held by UNICEF Country Offices and National Committees to share their views on how and why they use digital technologies in their everyday lives, as well...

Report

11 Dec 2017

Examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold.

Report

28 Mar 2018

BETA joined forces with the Department of the Environment and Energy and Appliances Online to see if we could encourage consumers to buy more energy‑efficient appliances—helping them to save money.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This research found that behaviourally-informed fact sheets can improve consumers’ engagement with energy plans and increase their confidence in choosing the right energy plan or retailer.

Report

28 Mar 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting (PIC) was appointed in February 2017 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to undertake this review of Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funded secondary school scholarships.

Report

28 Mar 2018

The emergence of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) in the past decade has required governments around the world to grapple with how to regulate this product.

Report

4 Apr 2018

This Strategic Insight traces the origins of the ANZUS Treaty, examines its substantive content, and considers whether and how it might apply in the event of a conflict between the United States and North Korea.

Report

4 Apr 2018

APRA has released the results of a review of remuneration practices at large financial institutions, which found considerable room for improvement in the design and implementation of executive remuneration structures.

Statistics

Background statistical paper
2 Aug 2017

Private sector support for the arts in Australia, highlights the essential role philanthropy and corporate sponsorship plays in the sustainability of the Australia’s creative sector.

Report

31 Mar 2018

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy. While the concept is becoming popular in the built environment sector and terms such as “evidence-based design” are now widely used, our research has shown...

Strategy

4 Apr 2018

This report argues that the creation of physical spaces that bring together new, high-value businesses, researchers and related service providers (so called EICs), will drive job growth, attract investment and underpin the future competitiveness of Victoria’s economy.

Report

3 Apr 2018

China’s agricultural research is dominated by the State. Since the establishment of Communist China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has linked its legitimacy to progress in the betterment of the agricultural sector. It is therefore easy to see why it still exercises near...

Report

3 Apr 2018

This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.

Briefing paper

15 Feb 2018

This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation.

Report

4 Apr 2018

This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.

Journal article

29 Mar 2018

This article reviews the context and creation of the New Zealand Policy Project, its contributions, evidence of its impacts, and prospects for its replication across other public sectors.

Report

How local governments can provide network neutrality, privacy, and access for all
30 Mar 2018

This report argues that with internet service becoming ever more central to modern social, political and economic life, access to functional and affordable broadband, like access to running water and electricity, must be available to all.

Discussion paper

2 Apr 2018

It is widely understood that Australia’s school performance (as measured by international test scores) has been falling. What’s less understood is that this headline buries a stark, unpalatable fact: our international test results show that kids at the bottom of the performance distribution are falling...

Journal article

7 Nov 2017

The adoption of the 2008 U.S. National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy and the launch of successful open access journals in health sciences have done much to move the exchange of scholarship beyond the subscription-only model.

Policy report

Report prepared for Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria and SalvoConnect
23 Mar 2018

This report finds that while only around 10% of Victorians living with severe mental illness are expected to be eligible for the NDIS, critical community mental health services, supporting all Victorians living with severe mental illness, are being decommissioned to fund the scheme.

Audio

1 Apr 2018

We often hear that the academic Humanities and social sciences are in crisis—underfunded, out of touch with the job market, hamstrung by political correctness and moral relativism. So why study philosophy? And could a good dose of scientific method help to solve the problem—if indeed...