January 2019

Report

30 Jan 2018

This chapter reports on the performance of governments managing of mental health and mental illnesses.

Report

30 Jan 2018

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing public hospitals, with a focus on acute care services.

Presentation

18 Apr 2017

Building energy codes lay out the minimum requirements for the envelope (insulation, windows and air sealing), mechanical equipment and lighting of a building (residential and commercial) in terms of energy efficiency/conservation for new construction or major renovations. National model energy codes are updated every three...

Report

30 Jan 2018

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on ambulance service organisations, which are the primary agencies involved in providing emergency medical care, pre-hospital and out-of-hospital care, and transport services.

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code contains 396 separate requirements applicable to non-residential buildings; however, there is no systematic analysis of the energy cost impact of each requirement. Consequently, with limited building department resources, the efforts for plan review, inspection, and training may not be...

Report

30 Jan 2018

This chapter reports on the performance of primary and community health services which include general practice, pharmaceutical services, dentistry, allied health services, community health services, maternal and child health and alcohol and other drug treatment.

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

To reach its goal of an 80% carbon reduction by 2050, New York City (NYC) must embrace a radical change to its buildings. The Passive House design’s performance-based standard ensures occupant comfort and very low energy use. It is a pathway for NYC to transform...

Policy report

30 Jan 2019

This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.

Report

25 Jan 2018

This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight states and territories.

Report

31 Jan 2019

South Australia's Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan has handed down its final report. The year-long investigation was prompted by allegations of water theft by cotton farmers in New South Wales.

Guide

31 Jan 2019

Now in its fifth edition, this guide explains the where, when, what and how of sentencing in Victoria. The guide has been updated to reflect recent changes to sentencing law in Victoria.

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

Does the adoption of new energy codes impact construction activity? As jurisdictions throughout the country continue to adopt increasingly stringent codes, this question is asked time and again. In 2015 the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) each purchased...

Report

25 Jan 2018

Key facts:

In 2016–17, in the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme, district/county, magistrates’ and children’s courts, approximately 825,202 cases were lodged, and 864,923 cases were finalised.

In the civil jurisdiction of these same courts approximately 436,333 cases were lodged and 440,523 cases...

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

Most large developing countries have a building energy code or other building efficiency policies. However, testing and rating systems to assess the energy performance of building materials often lag behind these codes and policies. Building materials play a key role in setting the energy footprint...

Report

1 Feb 2018

Key facts:

The Australian, State and Territory governments’ recurrent expenditure (including user cost of capital) on VET totalled $5.8 billion in 2016 – a real decrease of 6.7 per cent from 2015.

Nationally in 2016:

an estimated 4.2 million students participated...

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) to conduct residential energy code field studies using a radically different methodology from previous studies. Historically, studies defined and measured “compliance” as the portion of all code requirements being met on...

Report

1 Feb 2018

This chapter focuses on performance information for government-funded school education in Australia.

Report

30 Jan 2019

This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Australia. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, and includes special features on threatened species protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and chemical management.

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

The energy benefits of increased code compliance have generally been viewed through the lens of energy savings – kWh and therms. Peak demand reduction as an additional benefit of increased code compliance is a comparatively unexplored area – despite a general acknowledgement that there are...

Report

31 Jan 2019

Australians as a whole enjoy good health, but the benefits are not shared equally by all. People who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have, on average, greater levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This report uses latest available data to measure socioeconomic...

Report

30 Jan 2019

The report provides a holistic account of current challenges facing the integration of data-intensive technologies, such as crop management tools and “smart” tractors in agricultural technology, and self-checkout stands in grocery stores.

Report

Insights from around the globe: an international learning report from BIEN 2018 Congress
28 Jan 2019

This report highlights learning from basic income pilots underway or in planning in Finland, Ontario and the Netherlands, compiled from discussions with representatives at the Basic Income Earth Network 2018 World Congress.

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

Improvements in building energy codes cannot be fully realized unless targeted stakeholder education, training and outreach is provided to support increased understanding of and compliance with the minimum requirements. With Michigan’s adoption of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), an analysis determined statewide annual...

Report

30 Jan 2019

This report recommends that the Australian government develop a national electric vehicle (EV) strategy to facilitate and accelerate EV uptake and ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities, and manages the risks and challenges, of the transition to EVs.

Report

22 Jan 2019

This chapter focuses on specialist homelessness services funded by government under the Council of Australian Governments National Affordable Housing Agreement and National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Other non-specialist homelessness services are not included in this Report.

Report

31 Jan 2019

This report reveals that 250,000 Australians are hospitalised each year, with another 400,000 presenting to emergency departments, as a result of medication errors, inappropriate use, misadventure and interactions.

Report

22 Jan 2019

This chapter presents data on the performance of governments in providing social housing, including public housing (PH), State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH), community housing (CH) and Indigenous community housing (ICH).

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

The last two decades have seen a tremendous increase in the stringency of California’s building energy efficiency code, Title 24 Part 6. Along with these changes, the complexity of the code has increased dramatically, as different design options for building envelope, heating, ventilating and air...

Conference paper

5 Aug 2016

In 2009 the Washington State Legislature updated the legislation authorizing the Washington State Energy Code (WSEC). In the process, the legislature also set a goal that the total energy of new buildings would be reduced 70% over the performance of buildings built to the 2006...

Report

20 Dec 2018

Going On-Country is expected to have many benefits for the physical, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal people living in remote areas. Whilst there is evidence that ‘Caring for Country’ programs can improve Aboriginal health, there has been little consideration for the potential benefits...

Report

27 Sep 2016

The past year has been an exciting time for energy efficiency, with several states strengthening efficiency policies and programs, and policymakers publicly recognizing the diverse benefits these initiatives provide. Utilities across the United States invested approximately $7.7 billion in energy efficiency over the past year....

Report

22 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing youth justice services.

Submission

18 Jan 2019

The arts are vital for the future of tourism says Creative New Zealand

Report

22 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing child protection, out-of-home care, family support services and intensive family support services.

Article

30 Jan 2019

SVA’s strategy consultants share their thoughts and observations about developing and implementing strategy in the social sector.

Report

22 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the Australian, State and Territory governments’ assistance provided to people with disability and their carers.

Report

22 Jan 2019

This chapter focuses on government funded care and support services for older people and their carers, which are provided at home, in the community and in residential care facilities.

Report

30 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of governments managing of mental health and mental illnesses.

Report

30 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing public hospitals, with a focus on acute care services.

Report

30 Jan 2019

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on ambulance service organisations, which are the primary agencies involved in providing emergency medical care, pre-hospital and out-of-hospital care, and transport services.

Report

30 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of primary and community health services which include general practice, pharmaceutical services, dentistry, allied health services, community health services, maternal and child health and alcohol and other drug treatment.

Report

24 Jan 2019

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on emergency services for fire events. Descriptive information is included on emergency services for other events, with performance reporting to be developed for future Reports.

Report

24 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight states and territories.

Report

24 Jan 2019

The focus of this chapter is the court administration functions of Australian and State and Territory courts. Data are reported for the Federal Court, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court, the criminal and civil jurisdictions of the supreme courts, district/county courts,...

Report

24 Jan 2019

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on police services, covering the operations of the police agencies of each State and Territory government, including the ACT community policing function performed by the Australian Federal Police.

Report

25 Jan 2019

Cross-border infrastructure is critical for the development of the Indo-Pacific region. Yet, this paper argues, while intergovernmental economic agreements are in place to assist, the process is hampered by the lack of physical infrastructure needed to connect economies.

Website

28 Jan 2019

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries continue to fail to control corruption, contributing to a global crisis in democracy.

Briefing paper

16 Nov 2018

This briefing paper examines the factors involved in under-representation of women in political decision-making, worldwide. It sets out actions to mitigate this, using a case study from Papua New Guinea, where the Our Voice program advocated for the reform of electoral laws to increase women's...

Report

24 Jan 2019

This report develops both backward- and forward-looking analyses of the impacts of automation over the years 1980 to 2016 and 2016 to 2030 across some 800 occupations. In doing so, it assesses past and coming trends, and suggests a comprehensive response framework for national and state-local policymakers.

Report

29 Jan 2019

This report argues that China’s crackdown on the Uighurs could backfire against its Han population in Xinjiang and possibly elsewhere in China.

Article

24 Jan 2019

In the coming “AI Era,” job losses from automation could have a bigger impact on smaller towns and rural areas.

Audio podcast

23 Jan 2019

Key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.

Discussion paper

30 Jan 2019

Based on an analysis of end-of-school measures of student achievement from 1,600 schools in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, this paper concludes that Australia's school system is increasingly separating and dividing students by advantage and achievement.

Working paper

28 Jan 2019

The future of work is currently receiving attention at the highest policy levels. This paper demonstrates the case for a strong gender lens in these debates and makes a clear call for women’s economic empowerment to be at the front and centre of efforts to...

Report

25 Jan 2019

This report makes findings on progress to date in implementing the Basin Plan and recommendations on actions required to ensure effective achievement of the plan's outcomes. Most of the recommendations involve incremental improvements to the current arrangements.

Commentary

22 Jan 2019

The Uluru Statement’s plan for an Indigenous Voice should be put to a vote as soon as possible, argues Gabrielle Appleby.

Report

23 Jan 2019

This paper uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends in Indigenous partnering and fertility between 2006 and 2016. The proportion of Indigenous adults who are partnered (either married or living in a de facto relationship) fell during the period examined....

Report

21 Dec 2018

This report outlines how the legal rights of the presumption of innocence, natural justice, the right to silence and the privilege against self-incrimination are explicitly breached by 358 separate provisions in Acts passed by the Australian Parliament in 2018.

Report

Report of the WISH Design in Healthcare Forum 2018
27 Oct 2018

Executive Summary

The field of design spans an array of professional disciplines – from architecture to human factors to visual design – but is underpinned by two core practices: empathy and prototyping. Empathy involves seeing the world through the eyes of the people...

Report

17 Jan 2019

This study brings new evidence on the role of Social Impact Investment (SII) in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state-of-play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments.

Commentary

25 Jan 2019

The unexplained detention of author and diplomat, Yang Hengjun, has raised more questions about the motives of a Chinese government under stress from within and without.

Journal article

Invited Commentary
28 Sep 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI)–based systems have been shown to reliably recognize cardiovascular disease risk1and diagnose conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and melanoma from medical images. These advances in image-based medical diagnosis have been widely publicized in the media and similar tools have been approved by the...

Collection

Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
29 Jan 2019

After years of development, machine learning methods have matured enough to be used in clinical medicine. In 2018 the FDA approved software to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy, and the methods are rapidly making their way into other applications for image analysis, natural language processing,...

Report

24 Jan 2019

In this report, the Council examines the number of people sentenced in 2017–18 for committing a serious offence while serving a community correction order. The report fulfils a requirement under the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) for the Council to report annually on convictions for serious...

Journal article

1 Dec 2009

Over the last six months, Australia has been undergoing a sharp learning curve in its relations with China. This has come about courtesy of China’s detention on 5 July 2009 of Rio Tinto executive, former Chinese national, and now Australian citizen, Stern Hu, together with...

Report

23 Jan 2019

This report seeks to show that a mentally healthy workplace can only be achieved when it is a business priority. It brings together key research findings and other expert resources to put forward a holistic approach to help employers transform awareness into action that promotes...

Report

29 Nov 2016

This report makes the case for using behavioural insights to improve health and healthcare worldwide. We provide case studies where this approach has already been put into practice successfully, and offer practical advice about how to apply behavioural insights. There are many opportunities to improve...

Report

How behavioural insights can improve employment policies and programmes
28 Nov 2018

This report looks at the available evidence and draws out the broader insights learned from the work that BIT and others have done in this space, with an eye to what is practical and universal. Its objective is to give policymakers and researchers around the...

Annual Report

24 Jan 2019

Executive summary

The Behavioural Insights Team exists to improve people’s lives and communities. We work in partnership with governments, local authorities, businesses and charities, often using simple changes to tackle major policy problems.

Over the last eight years, the Team has grown...

Report

23 Jan 2019

This report builds on the 2015 ASPI report, Defence science and innovation: an affordable strategic advantage . It takes into account recent domestic and international R&D policy developments and considers trends in relation to whole-of-government national security innovation.

Report

26 Jan 2019

This report outlines the presentations given and the themes that emerged in discussion around shared interests, challenges to openness, and conditions for successful action, that emerged from a meeting held in December 2018 with 30 leaders of scholarly communities.

Report

28 Jan 2019

This research from the Australia Institute estimates the cost of online harassment and cyberhate to have cost Australians an estimated total of $3.7 billion dollars in health costs and lost income.

Discussion paper

23 Jan 2019

Australia’s newest coal plants, including ‘supercritical’ or so-called ‘High Efficiency, Low Emissions’ generators, have higher breakdown rates per gigawatt than older power stations, according to this research from the Australia Institute.

Briefing paper

23 Jan 2019

Some proponents of leaving the EU have argued that, freed from the constraints of EU rules on state aid, the United Kingdom would have more flexibility to embark on an active industrial policy; opponents have countered that this overstates the stringency of the rules. This...

Report

24 Jan 2019

This paper outlines how the rapid pace of innovation and shifting global leadership in digital technology are creating major challenges for Canada’s digital industries, but how they are also creating new opportunities.

Report

27 Sep 2017

With state leaders embracing efficiency’s economic and environmental benefits, utilities across the United States invested approximately $7.6 billion in energy efficiency and saved approximately 25.4 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2016. While these levels did not quite match 2015 savings, roughly half the states reported savings...

Report

28 Apr 2018

The production and consumption of energy can burden the health, well-being, and finances of people living and working in low-income and minority communities. To mitigate these effects, policymakers and utility regulators have developed policies and programs that increase access to both energy efficiency and solar...

Report

Guidance for a new research paradigm
10 Jul 2018

When is it appropriate to return individual research results to participants? The immense interest in this question has been fostered by the growing movement toward greater transparency and participant engagement in the research enterprise. Yet, the risks of returning individual research results—such as results with...

Report

Indigenous Australians' Experiences of Applying for Disability Income Support (Disability Support Pension)
20 Oct 2018

This report examines the impact to Indigenous Australians in the community applying for the Disability Support Pension and service providers who ensure they have appropriate support and access to apply for the DSP. This report draws directly on data from interviews and focus groups conducted...

Report

15 Jun 2017

In 2013, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a study of the nation’s largest multifamily home markets and the customer-funded utility energy efficiency programs that serve them. Using a combination of housing, utility, and policy data, ACEEE analyzed the potential to create...

Report

5 Oct 2018

The 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, now in its 12th edition, ranks states on their policy and program efforts, not only assessing performance but also documenting best practices and recognizing leadership. The report captures the latest policy developments and state efforts to save energy and...

Working paper

25 Jan 2019

In 1978, California adopted building codes designed to reduce the energy used for heating, cooling, and water heating in buildings. Using a rich dataset of hourly electricity consumption for 158,112 California houses during 2012-13, this paper estimates that single-family homes built from 1980 through 1982...

Policy report

18 Apr 2018

This report, produced jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), offers policy makers a comprehensive understanding of the options available to support the development of renewables. Beginning with...

Website

10 Jan 2019

This annual Bureau of Meteorology report shows that 2018 was Australia's third-warmest year on record, characterised by protracted drought and persistent warmth.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
22 Jan 2019

This report argues that the Canadian public sector should expand its interchange program with the private sector in order to diversify its employees’ networks and skill sets and, in so doing, help the public service face employment challenges and disruptive technologies.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
21 Jan 2019

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless it changes the way it trains workers today, argues this report. The country needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
18 Jan 2019

This paper argues that a Canada Clean Power Fund could knit together a national grid to create a competitive advantage in the low-carbon future.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
17 Jan 2019

This paper argues that innovative policy, new technology, faster adaptation and ways to build public support are all needed to manage climate-change risks, which will be critically important to Canada for decades to come.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
16 Jan 2019

This paper argues that, in the face of rapid labour market changes, Canada should consider introducing a portable benefits sytem.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
15 Jan 2019

This report argues that, as the Canadian economy becomes more data driven, the country needs a national data strategy that encourages innovation, provides security and privacy, prioritises transparency and oversight, and transcends jurisdictional barriers.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
14 Jan 2019

This report argues that in the face of rapid changes to the labour market, the world needs an open platform for employment and training. A global effort, like the one that built the International Space Station in the 1990s, could provide the funding and critical...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
11 Jan 2019

To encourage innovation in artificial intelligence while minimising risks, this report argues that Canada should adopt an incremental risk management approach to AI governance, supported by two new advisory institutions.

Data portal

24 Jan 2019

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has over 1000 books, publications and presentions published through internal activities, conferences and the Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal.

Search across all publications from Collections, Research and Aboriginal Studies Press.

Search booked published...

Guide

12 Dec 2018

This brochure outlines the scope of the network's portfolio, the emerging technologies it covers and the engagement opportunities for public and private bodies through the network of Global Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils.

The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network’s vision is to help...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
10 Jan 2019

Canada’s governments are preparing to spend historic amounts on infrastructure. This paper argues that, to avoid creating ‘white elephants’, they should follow six key principles that will help the projects improve the country’s productivity, competitiveness and social equity.

Blog post

17 Jan 2019

The agenda for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019 presents an audacious challenge: developing a model for Globalization 4.0.

This challenge comes at a hinge point in history. Over the past 30 years, the global economy has delivered immense human progress: for the...

Briefing paper

22 Jan 2019

This paper reviews the KiwiBuild public housing program in New Zealand, arguing that it is failing to meet its objectives. Instead, direct action is needed to reduce land values and construction costs to address the lack of affordable housing.

Report

17 Jan 2019

The NZ Ministry of Social Development commissioned this research into screen usage in young children (24 months to 54 months). The report finds that only a very small percentage of young children are meeting the national screen-time guidelines for under-5s, resulting in short-term negative outcomes...

Journal article

23 Mar 2018

Smart city experiments have the potential to reshape urban climate change governance. Smart city initiatives have been supported by international technology companies and the European Union for many years and continue to be promoted by national and municipal governments. In relation to sustainability and climate...

Journal article

18 Jan 2017

Buildings are the focus of European (EU) policies aimed at a sustainable and competitive low-carbon economy by 2020. Reducing energy consumption of existing buildings and achieving nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are the core of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the recast of the...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
9 Jan 2019

Rural areas and small towns in Canada are declining, yet have much to offer in terms of economic growth and innovation. This report recommends that the government improve broadband and digital services infrastructure for rural communities, foster business linkages and recognise and promote their capacity...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
8 Jan 2019

This report argues that digital innovations offer policy makers the opportunity to transform Canada's healthcare system into a more patient-centred one that provides equal access.

Report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
7 Jan 2019

The 12 papers in the 'Canada Next' series have been written to inform policy makers about how best to respond to the intense challenges of the era, including geopolitical transformation, the sweeping innovations of the digital age, the impacts on work sparked by artificial intelligence...

Report

A consultation paper in response to the Black Economy Taskforce: final report
23 Jan 2019

The purpose of this paper is to seek views on the possible design characteristics of a reporting regime to provide information on Australians who receive an income from sharing economy websites.

Report

8 May 2018

This report discusses key findings from the 2018 Global Drugs Survey.

Report

14 Jun 2016

This taster report shares key findings from the Global Drug Survey 2016 (data collected Nov 15–Jan 16).

Report

14 Apr 2014

The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS2014) conducted during November / December 2013 was the biggest survey of current drug use ever conducted. Published in 8 languages and promoted through media partners in 17 countries, it received almost 80,000 responses. This report presents highlights from the 2014 survey.

Report

23 Jan 2018

This Report provides a companion document to the Code Calculator, a spreadsheet tool developed by Strategy. Policy. Research. that enables users to estimate energy and greenhouse gas savings associated with possible changes to energy performance requirements in the National Construction Code of Australia.

In...

Collection

23 Jan 2019

Search the world's largest collection dedicated to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

The AIATSIS collection is vast and covers all aspects of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Our published holdings bring together items that are otherwise distributed across...

Report

31 Dec 2018

This report includes case studies of 11 venues in the Inner West LGA to enhance understanding of the needs and challenges faced by creative space operators in the area. The case studies were compiled through observational site visits and semi-structured interviews with 16 space managers...

Other interactive resource

1 Jan 2019

World Economic Forum Transformation maps are a dynamic knowledge tool to understand the issues and forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues and the Forum’s system initiatives.

Each Transformation Map features a dynamic feed of the latest research and analysis...

Guide

9 Aug 2016

The National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care are based on the principles of a whole-of-organisation approach, valuing relational care, affirming that spiritual care is everyone’s business, and that spiritual care is about growth and flourishing.

Report

21 Jan 2019

The 2018 Dialogue looked at PNG’s time on the global stage as the host of APEC 2018, and also considered whether hoped-for opportunities in tourism have been realised. The participants also discussed the current state of the PNG–Australia relationship and the increased interest in the...

Journal article

15 Jul 2018

This study provides the first estimate of the whole‐of‐system costs of providing health and residential care for people living with dementia in residential aged care in Australia using individual level health and social care data.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

Abstract:

Private health insurance plays a key role in financing dental care in Australia. Having private dental insurance has been associated with higher levels of access to dental care, visiting for a check‐up and receiving a favourable pattern of services. Associations with better...

Journal article

15 Jan 2018

Abstract:

When I first began working with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), the conversation in libraries appeared to revolve around open access and publication embargoes. It seemed to me that the primary task for scholarly communication librarians in this area was to broaden...

Report

21 Jan 2019

This paper argues that Indigenous university participation and attainment has failed to keep pace with non-Indigenous growth. As a result, there is a large and growing gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous university attendance and attainment of qualifications at degree level and above.

Journal article

15 Jan 2019

China's outbound investment exceeded inbound investment for the first time in 2015. In years leading up this transition, a maturing demographic transition alongside slowing internal migration and diminishing returns to physical capital investment, all had a role in China's diminished competitiveness in low‐wage manufactured exports...

Policy report

9 Mar 2018

The purpose of this project is to identify and discuss potential policy instruments that can accelerate a transition toward a circular economy in the Nordic construction sector. Sixteen interviews were carried out with actors representing stakeholders from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The objective...

Report

18 Jan 2019

This research paper asks whether there is an established ‘way in’ to Parliament, whether MPs overwhelmingly come from the same demographic backgrounds, schools, and career paths, and whether this might have implications for policy.

Briefing paper

6 Dec 2018

Addressing New Zealand’s energy challenges will necessitate more proactive and inclusive policy co-ordination by government and regulatory authorities than that practiced since the late 1980’s.

Report

Findings from a programme of digital inclusion for vulnerable young people across the UK
1 Dec 2017

Not all young people have the basic digital skills needed to prosper in our online world. A digital world for all? explores the issues of digital exclusion amongst vulnerable young people. The #NotWithoutMe programme challenges the assumption that young people are ‘digital natives’ and have...

Briefing paper

21 Jan 2019

This report reveals that the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by 12%, or almost AUD $3.5 billion a day last year. At the same time, the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth shrink by 11%, a burden disproportionately carried by women and girls.

Strategy

5 Apr 2014

We want Scotland to be a place where the arts, screen and creative industries are valued and recognised, where artists and creative people are flourishing and thriving, and where everyone, everywhere, is interested and curious about creativity. Scotland’s diversity and distinctiveness, reflected in our indigenous...

Working paper

Working Paper No.1
1 Sep 2017

The working paper reports on the research project and its findings on why indigenous Fijian villagers eschewed the unique opportunity for windfall cash income from the sale of miracle water at a time of unprecedented hardship.

Working paper

Working Paper No. 2
1 Sep 2017

There is a distinct difference between proposing new constitutional frameworks and the process of establishing those frameworks. The latter involves forms of renegotiation with varying legacies of the past in any particular setting. This makes transforming proposed reforms into meaningful practice that can sustain over...

Working paper

19 Apr 2018

This paper integrates the evidence relating to attraction, retention and skill shortages in the aged care workforce, and provides recommendations of the steps the sector could take to achieve a skilled and sustainable workforce which is able meet the care needs of older Australians both...

Working paper

Working Paper No. 3
1 Feb 2018

The importance of the work carried out by local communities across the globe in coastal resources and fisheries management cannot be underestimated - and communities in the Pacific islands are no exception.

Working paper

Working Paper No.4
1 Jun 2018

This in brief summarises the changes proposed under the Rotuma Bill and provides a brief analysis of what these changes will mean for Rotuma and Rotumans as they change Rotuma’s relationship with Fiji.

Working paper

Working Paper No. 5
1 Jun 2018

The past 12 months have seen a veritable frenzy of diplomatic activity in the Pacific Ocean. Traditional powers and new friends alike have intensified their courtship of Pacific island administrations: Australia announced a ‘step up’ in its engagement with island states ; New Zealand pledged...

Working paper

Working Paper No. 9
1 Dec 2018

The management, governance and control of the world’s oceans have become major policy and research agendas. Nowhere is this more the case than in the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest ocean.

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2016

Our cultural sectors make a crucial contribution to the regeneration, health and wellbeing of our regions, cities, towns and villages. We will work with Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Public Health England and other partners to develop and promote the contribution of the...

Discussion paper

21 Jan 2019

The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into the role of mental health in supporting social and economic participation, and enhancing productivity and economic growth. This issues paper outlines a range of issues on which the commission is seeking information and feedback....

Working paper

Working Paper No. 8
1 Aug 2018

The concept of Temporary Special Measures (TSM) was introduced in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women came into force in 1979. Besides Samoa the rest of the Pacific countries have been slow to adopt TSM, which may...

Working paper

Working Paper No. 7
1 Aug 2018

Fiji’s media landscape has been challenged by the consequences of Fiji’s own political struggles. While scholars and policy analysts have pointed out the nuances of these consequences, the latest onslaught to Fiji’s media landscape is irresponsible citizen journalism, specifically the morbid use of social media....

Working paper

Working Paper No. 6
1 Aug 2018

Shifts in global power and growing geostrategic competition in the Pacific Ocean have left Australia scurrying to shore-up its position as a trusted partner of Pacific Island nations and maintain its place as an influential player in the region.

Policy report

1 Mar 2018

The #CultureisDigital project was informed by an online open conversation last year and was borne out of the Government’s Culture White Paper commitment to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance the online cultural experience.

It also builds upon the Government’s UK...

Policy report

11 Jan 2019

At the Australian International Education Conference in October 2018, Dan Tehan, Federal Education Minister, committed to publish performance data on education agents in Australia’s international education system. This document outlines a publication strategy to implement this commitment.

Report

3 Jan 2018

Buildings consume about two-thirds of the United States’ power supply and produce about 40 percent of carbon emissions. Buildings that are being constructed now will have a considerable impact on our region’s energy use 50 to 100 years from now. Thus, the built environment, including...

Report

13 Jul 2018

Residential and commercial buildings are among the largest users of energy in the United States, accounting for approximately 51 percent of all energy consumption in 2017. Because this represents such a significant portion of our energy use, policies have been put into place that govern...

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2019

This research by the Australia Institute suggests that the Darling River fish kill was due to the mismanagement of the Menindee Lakes in southwest New South Wales.

Conference paper

7 May 2016

The energy demand in the residential building sector represents a big challenge for Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia. Within our project entitled “Support for Low Emission Development in South East Europe”, the authors developed residential building topologies and using them as an input, designed and applied...

Conference paper

10 May 2016

Currently, 37 states, covering almost 90% of the US population, have adopted at least the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Adoption is only the first step to more efficient buildings. To generate the promised energy savings, builders need to comply with the code. There...

Conference paper

6 May 2016

While government policies aim to increase residential energy efficiency, policymakers know little about the efficiency of the U.S. housing stock and improvements in efficiency over time. This paper estimates the average space heating efficiency of U.S. homes, improvements in residential space heating efficiency over time,...

Conference paper

9 May 2016

Rigorously enforced stringent building codes can cost effectively achieve energy savings, reduce energy bills and curb greenhouse gas emissions. This paper combines on-site data from some 800 dwellings, energy use information, survey data and computer simulations to evaluate the impact of the most recent energy...

Conference paper

7 Jun 2018

The recent European energy proposals for the revision of the Energy Efficiency and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives emphasize the importance of driving investments into the renovation of building stocks and stimulating retrofitting demand. Moreover, the ambitious targets on Green House Gas’ abatement and...

Report

18 Jan 2019

This papers uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends between 2006 and 2016 in two aspects of Indigenous education: school participation and Year 12 attainment.

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2019

This briefing paper argues that the Trump cabinet and senior officials are about to experience something they avoided in their first two years: critical, and often extremely hostile, examination under oath about what they do, why they do it, and who told them to do...

Briefing paper

Policy brief on the future of work
7 Dec 2018

Labour markets are undergoing major transformations as a result of globalisation, technological and demographic changes. The digital revolution, in particular, is promoting new forms of employment mediated by online platforms. The scale and scope of these changes are hard to assess because conventional labour market...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000

Abstract:

Over the last fifteen years the small island nations in the South Pacific have seen the introduction of various forms of renewable energy technologies. In spite of high expectations from the development of indigenous renewable energy resources using nonconventional approaches (wind power,...

Report

14 Mar 2018

This study focuses on the risk of automation and its interaction with training and the use of skills at work.

Building on the expert assessment carried out by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne in 2013, the paper estimates the risk of automation for individual...

Commentary

16 Jan 2019

Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.

Briefing paper

Policy briefing on the future of work
1 Mar 2018

New technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing people’s jobs and lives. They have the potential to free up workers to do more productive, less routine tasks and to provide consumers with access to more and better products and services. However, technology...

Commentary

17 Jan 2019

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?

Discussion paper

Electricity consumers pay the price for competition, privatisation, corporatisation and marketization
18 Jan 2019

As heatwaves across Australia heighten concern for high electricity prices as households try and stay cool, this research argues that the problem in electricity pricing is structural, and the Prime Minister’s proposed ‘big stick’ approach to breaking up electricity companies will likely exacerbate the problem,...

Report

15 Apr 2018

Finding that most seniors receiving aged care at home think workers treat them with respect, meet their personal care and support needs, and are well trained, this report also argues that better coordination between home care and health services is required, along with improvements to...

Conference paper

15 May 2018

Since 1990, the carbon emissions of dwellings in the UK have declined by around 20%. This reduction per dwelling is mainly ascribed to the impact of energy efficiency measures, such as improvements in building codes/regulations. In the UK, national energy models of the building stock...

Briefing paper

18 Dec 2018

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Briefing paper

13 Dec 2018

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has developed this Snapshot to inform policy and decision makers about the workforce characteristics and diversity of people and communities that contribute to Australian agriculture.

Report

16 Jan 2019

The report provides an aggregated picture of the use and outcomes from National Research Infrastructure (NRI), including the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) projects, supporting quality research that benefits Australia.

Guide

15 Jan 2019

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Table 1 and Table 2 below). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian parliaments since the last update...

Working paper

11 Jan 2019

This paper outlines the challenges of forecasting and communicating estimates of the revenue impact of policies over the medium term. The variety of policy costings that Treasury undertakes and the benefits and shortcomings of static and dynamic microsimulation approaches are discussed, with the paper concluding...

Journal article

14 Jan 2019

The launch of the third edition of the National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in March 2018 heralds a renewed commitment to improving the delivery of preventive care, and should reinvigorate discussions on the effectiveness of Indigenous-specific health...

Report

14th Edition
16 Jan 2019

The world is facing a growing number of complex and interconnected challenges - from climate change and slowing global growth to economic inequality. This report provides an opportunity to identify priority areas for action in 2019.

Journal article

10 Jan 2019

Abstract:

Publishing programs in academic libraries vary in their scope, offerings, and business models. Despite the many forms that these programs take, I have argued in the past that various factors constrain the design of a start-up publishing operation. In this commentary, I...

Report

16 Jan 2019

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of a $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was informed by appropriate departmental advice and a thorough processes that complied with the grants administration framework.

Journal article

14 Jan 2019

This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.

Article

8 May 2018

How we analyse and talk about inequality reveals as much about ourselves as it does the state of the world.

In the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's (CEDA) latest research report, How Unequal? Insights on Inequality, Nicholas Rohde and Lars Osberg argue that...

Commentary

18 May 2018

It’s been a big year for companies pushing the boundaries of technology – and not in a good way. The Cambridge Analytica scandal led to a public outcry about privacy, the Commonwealth Bank’s loss of customer data raised concerns about cybersecurity, and a fatal self-driving...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2018

The Minister for Education has appointed an Expert Advisory Group with expertise and understanding of regional communities’ needs, education and training, economic development and industry engagement.

The Terms of Reference for the Expert Advisory Group are to:

build on the work of the...

Briefing paper

23 Oct 2018

In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda, seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape international efforts to promote a sustainable, peaceful and equitable world by 2030. Each Goal is accompanied by a set of more specific targets with indicators to measure...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This study explores some of the implications of RTAs on the business community in Fiji, with a special focus on exporters.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

The potential development of an oil industry in the Great Australian Bight provides a number of opportunities and challenges. Potentially, the development may affect local communities, regional economies and the environment. Developing a baseline, before any development takes place, enables changes due to the development...

Annual Report

31 Oct 2018

The paper concludes that challenges confronting the determination of land value should not deter an impost on land and that land is a base among other forms of taxation that may be equalised to assist funding in regional Australia and New Zealand.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This empirical study uses four benefits, articulated in the Australian Farmer’s Market Association Strategic Plan (2017-2019), to organise and identify consumer motivations at the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper reviews the pros and cons of both CBA and EIA and presents an empirical analysis of both appraisal approaches.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper considers the patterns of inequality in wage and salaries across labour markets in Australia.

Journal article

7 Jan 2019

This open access article analyses who accesses and downloads material from the 'pirate' website Sci Hub website, rather than via paid subscription models and journal paywalls.

Strategy

30 Nov 2018

Language is a fundamental resource for all learning and a means by which Australia can achieve outcomes in educational excellence, equity, Indigenous reconciliation and social cohesion.

In an English-medium education and training system, English language skills underpin literacy and numeracy learning and support educational...

Journal article

8 Jun 2016

This paper discusses the history of urban infrastructure planning in the 20th century.

Working paper

A Report to The European Commission, Directorate General JRC, JRC Seville
31 Dec 2018

The ‘Smart specialization’ (SS) project of the European Union is both an innovative project and an ongoing experiment on industrial and innovation policy, probably the biggest such experiment globally. This approach makes it possible to rediscover mechanisms that have been extremely successful creating wealth in...

Article

15 Jan 2019

This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Report

Report No. 28
15 Jan 2019

The attitudes of Australians towards population growth is constantly changing. In the 28th ANUPoll, a representative sample of Australians show that more than two-thirds of adults do not think that Australia needs more people, a dramatic increase since a similar question was asked in 2010....

Discussion paper

Background paper for Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. October 2018, Mongolia
21 Sep 2018

This background paper was prepared by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute for the Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. It discusses sustainable urban design and development for Asian cities, the co-benefits of sustainable urban design, and good practices and case studies from around the...

Briefing paper

19 Dec 2018

In 2015 the Foundation developed the Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) indicators. These provide a census-based measure of the geographic distribution of potential demand for not-for-profit legal assistance services from organisations such as legal aid commissions and community legal centres. Following the release by...

Journal article

1 Jan 2017

This paper discusses the significance of urban rail in sustainable development through a number of case studies.

Report

12 Dec 2018

Adoptions Australia 2017–18, the 28th report in the series, covers the latest data on adoptions of Australia children and children from overseas, and highlights important trends in the number of adoptions dating back to 1993–94.

Conference paper

12 May 2018

This paper focuses on the ex post evaluation of national energy efficiency policy mixes in the building sector, more specifically the effectiveness of implemented policy packages on helping to achieve energy savings and avoided greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The analysis covers all Policies and Measures...

Video

10 Mar 2016

The International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference was held on 7-9 June 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation, critique and discussion of objective evaluations, as well as for experience sharing about evaluation...

Report

The predicted human and financial costs of rheumatic heart disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2016-2031
14 Dec 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world. This report outlines the trajectory of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia until 2031, assuming only the current levels of funding and attention...

Book

Frontier technologies for sustainable development
1 Dec 2018

The World Economic and Social Survey is the flagship publication on major development issues prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN/DESA).

Frontier technologies—from DNA sequencing to 3D-printing, from renewable energy technologies to biodegradable plastics, from machine...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018

This paper provides an overview of the government’s proposed model for reforms directed at improving the current federal integrity framework by creating a Commonwealth Integrity Commission. The paper outlines current integrity arrangements, provides detail on the key aspects of the proposed reforms, and explains the...

Report

The changing nature of work
1 Jan 2019

World Bank's 2019 Annual World Development Report comes at a time where the global economy is growing and the poverty rate is the lowest in recorded history. Technology brings a further wave of uncertainty as the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, both creating opportunities,...

Commentary

15 Jan 2019

With the shadow boxing continuing, Labor seems likely to inherit the Adani coal mine headache.

Report

11 Jan 2019

The 2018 GOS was primarily conducted as a national online survey among 102 higher education institutions including all 41 Table A and B universities and 61 Non-University Higher Education Institutions (NUHEIs). A total of 120,564 valid survey responses were collected across all study levels, representing...

Report

19 Dec 2018

The Department of Education and Training has recently released higher education enrolment statistics for 2017. These show a striking increase in the share of commencing overseas students to all commencing students for all Australian universities from 26.7 per cent in 2016 to 28.9 per cent...

Report

14 Jan 2019

As the first attempt to analyse the criminal histories of organised crime offenders in Australia, this study offers insights into the extent, nature and seriousness of offending.

Report

14 Jan 2019

This report argues that the projected rise in extremely hot days because of global warming presents a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community. Adelaide already has the highest heatwave death rate of any major Australian city.

Journal article

6 Aug 2015

This paper demonstrates to transit proponents and practitioners how to facilitate infrastructure projects by optimizing induced and activated land-use change.

Journal article

6 Jun 2017

Trends show that the end of fossil fuel dependence is underway, and different forms of power, transport and urban development are resulting.

Report

A project conducted by the Lowitja Institute for the National Mental Health Commission
17 Dec 2018

Trauma is a pervasive and complex aspect of the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and, inevitably, a part of any conversation about mental health. It operates at an individual, collective and community level, and has historical and contemporary manifestations.

The Lowitja...

Journal article

25 Oct 2016

Large-scale green urbanism in cities and their bioregions can help to reduce stress on planetary boundaries and the biosphere due to human consumption patterns.

Journal article

27 Jul 2017

This paper suggests that renewable cities are increasing in prominence as economic dependence on fossil fuels reduces.

Journal article

1 May 2006

This paper discusses strategies for reducing automobile dependence in urban centres.

Briefing paper

14 Jan 2019

There have been numerous calls to establish a national minimum data set for primary health care in Australia. Despite significant investment in the provision of primary health care services in Australia, little is known about what services are being delivered to whom, with what outcomes....

Report

15 Nov 2018

This regulatory impact assessment looks at whether to confirm agreement in principle to a mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand.

Report

Progress and lessons in emerging markets
14 Dec 2018

This report highlights key considerations and sets out how to plan a just transition process in the energy sector. It is aimed at stakeholders in the just transition, including governments, businesses, investors and civil society.

Journal article

1 Nov 2018

In the debate on euthanasia or assisted dying, many different arguments have been advanced either for or against legal reform in the academic literature, and much contemporary academic research seeks to engage with these arguments. However, very little research has been undertaken to track the...

Report

Strengths, opportunities, constraints and barriers to the commercialisation of evidence based digital health technologies in Australia
10 Dec 2018

This report argues that leveraging new technologies will be instrumental in improving healthcare access and affordability for taxpayers.

Report

11 Jan 2019

This publication provides information on the flow and distribution of government contributions that stimulate or support publicly-subsidised vocational education and training (VET) activity in Australia.

Report

Going beyond GDPR to tackle power in the data economy
28 Dec 2018

Ninety per cent of the world’s data was created in the last two years, and over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day.

Whole companies are built around principle of relentlessly collecting as much data about internet users as possible, and monetising...

Report

The case for a shorter working week
3 Dec 2018

This briefing summarises the case for shortening people’s working hours without a loss in pay and puts forward an initial policy framework for getting there. It also marks the beginning of a new stream of work supporting those in trade unions, industry and government seeking...

Other text

12 Jan 2019

This open access annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant backgrounds.

Report

A major study into confidence and career intentions of adolescent girls and boys
11 Dec 2018

This study explores how gender impacts self-confidence and career intentions in teenagers.

Blog post

5 Dec 2018

The National Community Attitudes toward Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) is the world’s longest-running survey of community attitudes towards violence against women. Results from the latest survey are mixed; levels of awareness have generally risen but there are still areas of concern.

NCAS is...

Commentary

4 Apr 2017

This speech by Defence Minister the Hon. Marise Payne to ANU was held at the Women and National Security Conference and discusses 'women, peace and security'. The speech covers the following topics: 1. Participation of women at all levels of decision-making, in peace operations and...

Report

1 Aug 2017

This paper discusses Australia’s position on the 2016 arbitral ruling in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of the Philippines v The People’s Republic of China). Australia’s Foreign Minister has stated that this was an important test-case for how the East Asian region can...

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2019

This issues paper has been released to promote a discussion on the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices.

Guide

29 Jul 2016

This document is an example of Recommendations for EU states that gives guidance on how to proceed with zero-energy buildings. It is likely the recommendations apply elsewhere. The document answers questions like "How do renewable energy sources contribute?". Other information includes

Buildings are central...

Report

10 Jan 2019

This paper considers the structural changes to food production, transport, manufacturing and consumption that Brexit will bring about in the UK. It discusses the potential for reformulating food policy.

Report

21 Dec 2018

The trillions of dollars needed to secure the sustainable, climate-compatible pathway outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement have focused attention on private finance and investment.

Editor's note:

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis paper entitled The role...

Draft report

10 Jan 2019

The goal of this program is to improve Indonesia's management of disaster risks and to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia's on regional humanitarian issues.

Book

3 Dec 2018

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy....

Commentary

9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Report

10 Jan 2019

This report assesses the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia’s superannuation system and whether better ways to allocate defaults are needed.

Journal article

25 Oct 2018

In 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) began offering postdoctoral fellowships in software curation. Four institutions hosted the initial cohort of software curation fellows. This article describes the work activities and research program of the cohort, highlighting the challenges and benefits of...

Commentary

8 Jan 2019

There are arguments against pill testing. But none are as compelling or evidence-based as the arguments for it.

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

Guide

A guide to Treaty of Waitangi claims and negotiations with the Crown
16 Jun 2018

“Ka tika ā muri, ka tika ā mua—Healing the past, building a future” is a comprehensive guide to Treaty of Waitangi claims and negotiations.

Presentation

7 Jan 2019

The Policy Skills Framework (PSF) is a common description of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the modern policy professional. This framework outlines the mix of skills policy practitioners need, allowing for varying levels of experience in each component (from developing to expert/leading), acknowledging...

Policy

12 Mar 2018

This New Zealand Government Cabinet paper sets out the short-term work programme to refine the scope of the Crown/Māori Relations portfolio (the portfolio).

The Cabinet paper is made available through the Open Government Partnership New Zealand initiative.

Report

18 Dec 2017

From 2006 to 2015, over 10,000 clinical trials were conducted in Australia with more than 5 million participants enrolled. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current clinical trials landscape in Australia.

Report

1 Dec 2018

From 2006 to 2015, about 2,500 clinical trials were conducted in New Zealand with more than 1.6 million participants enrolled. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current clinical trials landscape in New Zealand.

Article

10 Dec 2015

The "biophilic architecture" design approach asserts that humans have an innate connection with nature that can assist to make buildings and cities more effective to live in.

Journal article

8 Dec 2017

This paper suggests that slum policy could be shifted from the Modernist high-rise slum clearance approach to a more organic, community-based renewal of the slums themselves in which infrastructure for energy, water, and waste can be brought in.

Journal article

18 May 2018

This paper seeks to show how one emerging nation can model an operational sustainability policy.

Article

World Transport, Policy and Practice Special Edition
1 Jan 2012

This special edition examines the future of transport beyond the car.

Article

20 Jul 2018

This study presents a review of the literature on the nature, challenges, and opportunities of Smart Cities, and proposes a new Smart Cities framework.

Article

9 Aug 2018

This paper builds from the findings of a focus group study to propose a smart urban regeneration model for the City of Port Louis, which could enable the old city to be restored and regenerated rather than redeveloped in modernist architecture, as has happened in...

Article

3 Sep 2018

Using Western Australian rail history, and a survey of private investment in transit globally, this paper demonstrates that new partnerships with private transport investment can invigorate the future of cities.

Annual Report

2 Nov 2016

Since 2010, United Nations Environment (UNEP) has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports based on requests by countries for an independent scientific assessment of how actions and pledges by countries affect the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, and how this compares to emissions trajectories consistent with...

Journal article

25 Oct 2018

Planetary Boundaries are a proposed tool for implementing global environmental limits that help mitigate the changing state of the planet. This report considers the Planetary Accounting Framework and how it can be used to manage the global environment within this system.

Presentation

30 Nov 2016

In the absence of a strong national code or a gap between code adoption and implementation, cities can take initiative. One option is to engage with international platforms and forums.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) Mexico, together with Mexico City government, are both engaged...

Presentation

30 Nov 2016

This presentation shows a brief overview of some of the principles and practices and stakeholder engagement related to building energy codes. It also includes a brief example of the Australian government that has engaged in code assessment. There's a commitment to continually engage with stakeholders,...

Working paper

7 Jan 2019

This paper describes and tries to reconcile trends in alternative work arrangements in the United States using data from the Contingent Worker Survey supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS) for 1995 to 2017, the 2015 RAND-Princeton Contingent Work Survey (CWS), and administrative tax data...

Transcript

30 Nov 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, hosted this webinar on stakeholder engagement in the adoption and implementation of building energy codes.

Effective development and implementation of building energy codes requires engaging stakeholders from various sectors: government, private...

Video

30 Nov 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, hosted this webinar on stakeholder engagement in the adoption and implementation of building energy codes.

Effective development and implementation of building energy codes requires engaging stakeholders from various sectors: government, private...

Evaluation

Expanding access to reliable, clean energy
31 Aug 2018

This report analyses and makes recommendations on issues of renewable energy in the context of New Zealand's engagement in PNG.

Evaluation

31 Aug 2018

This report analyses and makes recommendations on issues of agriculture, market development and gobal markets in the context of New Zealand's engagement in PNG.

Evaluation

31 Aug 2018

This report analyses and makes recommendations on issues of gender equity and economic capacity in the context of New Zealand's engagement in PNG.

Evaluation

31 Aug 2018

This evaluation is one of a suite of strategic country programme evaluations that aim to provide a big picture view of achievement across the spectrum of New Zealand engagements in PNG.

Report

11 Sep 2018

This report raises a number of concerns regarding the welfare and treatment of young adults in Victorian prisons, and questions whether these standards are being met.

Evaluation

11 Oct 2018

This report covers an evaluation of Core Sector Support (CSS) between New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Cook Islands Government (CIG). The driving focus of the report is to allow the Cook Islands Government to take ownership of the Cook...

Guide

1 Aug 2018

This booklet has been prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the interests of improving government agencies’ understanding of New Zealand’s practice, with respect to international treaties and arrangements. It also provides guidance for government agencies on practice and procedures for concluding...

Report

18 May 2018

This paper proposes a refreshed policy on New Zealand's strategic relationship with the Pacific. The document includes an outline for developing deeper partnerships with Pacific Island countries; adopting the following principles of engagement; understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective ambition and sustainability; seeking to bolster the...

Discussion paper

7 Jan 2019

This study investigates the environmental and economic implications of the Paris Agreement using G-Cubed, a multi-country, multi-sector model of the global economy. It simulates policies that would achieve the commitments of countries in each of the regions and estimates how much global carbon dioxide emissions...

Report

26 Sep 2018

This report and briefing note examine the macroeconomic outlook for Asian and Pacific economies and its main drivers, with a focus on the prospects of the region’s MICs. The report then offers recommendations for donors and development partners to adapt and tailor their instruments, modalities...

Technical report

1 Oct 2016

This report provides evidence of a high level of support for outcomes measurement on the part of community sector organisations in Western Australia, but also the challenges they face in measuring their impact. It also lists the key priorities of the community sector going forward...

Journal article

18 Dec 2018

The aim of this research was to explore health professional's perspectives on the provision of follow-up cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in Queensland.

Draft report

13 Oct 2017

Retrofitting has been proposed as a method to significantly reduce energy consumption and emission derived from the housing sector. Having said this it remains clear that severe restraints remain; and the concept of a “one solution fits all” is at the very least unrealistic....

Guide

A guide for complying with the competition and consumer law in Australia
7 Nov 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has developed this guidance for sharing economy platform operators to encourage compliance with Australia’s competition and consumer protection laws.

The sharing economy is made up of businesses operating online platforms that facilitate the connection of suppliers of...

Report

21 Dec 2018

Although some national security policy makers in the U.S are pressing for an economic ‘decoupling’ of the U.S and China, the data in this report suggest separation on any significant scale would be as damaging to Amrica as to China, and perhaps much more so....

Guide

Complying with Australia’s consumer law
3 Nov 2016

If you are driving for Uber, renting accommodation via Airbnb or using similar websites or apps to find work or customers, you are part of the sharing economy and this guidance is for you.

If you are a trader this guidance will help you...

Report

25 Jul 2016

Europe’s energy efficiency challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient refurbishment and investments in its existing buildings. Yet, today, only 1,2% of Europe’s existing buildings is renovated every year.

The actual investment gap in the deep renovation sector is due to the fact...

Report

9 Nov 2018

The Australian Government is proposing reforms to strengthen and improve the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) 2006 (CATSI Act). The reforms are intended to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations by reducing red tape, especially for small corporations. Other proposed changes seek to...

Report

7 Nov 2017

This is ORIC's ninth report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations. It collates and compares a range of data provided by corporations as part of their annual reporting.

The top 500 report analyses data from general reports submitted by Aboriginal...

Report

17 Dec 2018

Over the last ten years, Australia’s electricity supply industry has undergone significant changes. In addition to the deregulation of retail prices, NSW saw a significant rise in network investment during the early and middle parts of that ten-year period. Feed-in tariffs designed to encourage the...

Report

Report Card
7 Aug 2018

Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker is the first Australian study to quantify the risks of physical health conditions contributing to a wide range of mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.

Released by Professsor Allan Fels AO (AHPC Advisory Board member) on 7...

Report

27 Dec 2018

This report examines the way in which the history of Australia is currently being taught in Australian universities. It is based on a systematic review of all 147 Australian history subjects taught in 2018 at the 35 Australian universities that offer programs of study in history.

Report

3 Jan 2019

This research shows the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).

Report

5 Dec 2018

This report finds that the Tai Timu Tai Pari project’s success will ultimately depend on how the marine spatial plan is used and whether its recommendations are incorporated into local and central government’s decision-making.

Draft report

28 Feb 2017

The ABRACADABRA project is developing a toolkit, targeting policy makers, with a focus on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings. For this purpose, the project will investigate regulatory issues, as well as available good practices, in the project’s target countries (Bulgaria,...

Report

14 Dec 2018

RISE is a tool for policymakers to compare national policy frameworks for sustainable energy and identify opportunities to attract investment. RISE assesses countries’ policy support for each of the three pillars of sustainable energy – access to modern energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. With...

Report

10 Aug 2018

The use of energy in buildings represents a large share of the total end use of energy. In the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, buildings are responsible for approximately one third of total energy consumption and account for almost 40 percent of...

Draft report

24 Sep 2018

In a prior study entitled “Mapping of Existing Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies in Buildings in the UNECE Region”, the UN Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM) and the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) commissioned a comparative study on building standards in the UNECE...

Report

3 Jan 2019

Viewer Access Satellite Television Service (VAST) provides free-to-air commercial and national television services to around 500,000 Australian viewers in regional Australia. This final report of the 2018 VAST service review includes the key recommendation that the service should continue to be provided through the current...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018

This paper seeks the views of organisations providing services or facilities for children and young people, peak associations, regulators, government agencies, and families, children and young people on the implementation and operation of Victoria’s child safe standards and associated regulatory framework. The standards were fully...

Strategy

2 May 2018

Released under the official information act, this paper builds a case for early, calibrated and transparent New Zealand action on Pacific climate change-relate displacement and migration.

Report

18 Dec 2018

The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects. The status of the selected projects is reported in the Statement by the Secretary of Defence and the Project Data Summary Sheets (PDSSs) prepared by...

Report

21 Dec 2018

Australian membership of the League of Nations encouraged and sometimes required thinking beyond the Empire-Commonwealth. It thus constituted a major step to full international citizenship.

Report

Compliance function - deportation and detention activities
20 Dec 2018

This review found a lack of a clear and uniform system for prioritising deportation cases and called for more emphasis to be given to lower-level compliance activities with custody as a last resort. The review also found that the current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are...

Report

30 Dec 2018

This report assesses the cost and impact of identity crime and misuse in Australia for the 2015–16 financial year. It presents data and information from Commonwealth, state and territory agencies, as well as from the private sector and other non-government sources.

Report

30 Dec 2018

Identity crime involving the misuse of personal information affects a large number of Australians each year, as well as businesses and government agencies. The financial and non-financial consequences experienced by victims are considerable, and data indicate identity crime continues to increase in Australia.

This...

Report

30 Dec 2018

This study examined the economic scale of the problem of identity crime and misuse targeting businesses in Australia. Although little research has been conducted to assess the scale and cost of this type of crime, this study provides estimates of the direct and indirect costs...

Report

30 Dec 2018

This report presents findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology as part of the Australian Government’s National Identity Security Strategy. Identity crime is one of the most prevalent forms of criminal activity in Australia and...

Strategy

20 Dec 2018

Fisheries New Zealand has collaborated with iwi, stakeholders and a blue cod expert group to develop and finalise the National Blue Cod strategy. The overarching aim of the strategy is to work together to deliver abundant and sustainable blue cod fisheries for all.

Commentary

27 Dec 2018

Canberra is growing as fast as anywhere in Australia. It's driven by a knowledge economy that is transforming the city centre but is also displacing poorer residents.

Commentary

28 Dec 2018

Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.

Guide

Global transformation of buildings in the built environment: Framing the design, delivery and operation of buildings as integrated, thermodynamic and environmental systems
12 Jul 2017

Buildings are central to meeting the sustainability challenge. In the developed world, buildings consume over 70% of the electrical power generated and 40% of primary energy, and are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions from combustion. While developing countries will need to accommodate 2.4 billion...