March 2019

Report

30 Jun 2018
0

This document is the final report for a CRC Low Carbon Living project called “Transformation to Low Carbon Living: Social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice". As outlined in the introduction, the purpose of this project was to identify low carbon behaviours and then both...

Guide

21 Mar 2019
2

These guidelines have been developed with funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. They provide practical tips for reporters, editors and news directors on how best to present information in stories where violence is gendered.

Discussion paper

25 Feb 2019
0

Announced in June 2018, the ANZSRC Review will be carried out jointly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Stats NZ, the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

One of the aims of the Review...

Report

20 Mar 2019
3

The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review examined how people use telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and how regional communities can maximise the economic, social and future opportunities enabled by digital technologies and services.

The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (the...

Working paper

23 Jan 2019
4

This paper analyses the skills and qualifications of people working in creative fields and how these may be used in the future.

Report

13 Mar 2019
2

In order to achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development, there is a need to scale up environmental action and also to improve environmental monitoring and analysis.

Commentary

21 Mar 2019
2

Leaving aside errors and misunderstandings, Australia doesn’t have a big fraudulent-voting problem. But a little reassurance wouldn’t go amiss.

Commentary

20 Mar 2019
3

We’re doing better than many comparable countries, but that’s not enough, says Carmela Chivers.

Journal article

21 Mar 2019
7

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data - including sensitive health data - with third parties, posing an unprecedented privacy risk.

Report

21 Mar 2019
3

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, with data updated to the end of February 2019. The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM), plus electricity demand in the...

Report

20 Mar 2019
0

The environmental report card measures the health of Victoria’s environment every five years. This report is a key tool to enable transparent evaluation and disclosure of the condition of Victoria’s environment.

Report

20 Mar 2019
6

Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England. This report sets out a series of policy actions that should be at the heart of the workforce implementation plan.

Journal article

15 Jun 2018
5

Think-tanks and their researchers are located within an interstitial and ill-defined ‘space between fields’; a space both constituted and divided by the worlds of academia, politics, journalism and business. Drawing on interviews with think-tank researchers, this paper explores how these interstitial intellectuals produce policy reports....

Report

21 Mar 2019
0

The Monitor's annual report to Parliament outlines how effective the Victorian government and its agencies are in implementing the family violence reform measures.

Discussion paper

Exploring ways energy retailers can provide family violence assistance that is safe and effective
31 Oct 2018
3

In response to the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence, the government has asked us to provide guidance on the policies and practices energy companies should adopt to assist them engage with survivors, victims and perpetrators of family violence.

Since July 2018, we have...

Draft report

19 Mar 2019
3

The Essential Services Commission proposes to amend the Energy Retail Code (the code) to strengthen protections for residential and small business customers affected by family violence.

Report

21 Mar 2019
3

This paper argues that India requires Russia’s military and political support as a counter to the perceived threat that China poses.

Briefing paper

8 Mar 2019
0

This synthesis is designed for policy-makers and practitioners engaging with people affected by domestic and family violence and housing insecurity/homelessness.

Report

21 Mar 2019
0

This audit found that the lack of sufficient and appropriate system-level planning, investment, and monitoring over many years means the mental health system in Victoria lags significantly behind other jurisdictions in the available funding and infrastructure, and the percentage of the population supported.

Guide

7 Mar 2019
0

This guide was written for Oxfam staff. However, it is useful for anyone interested in learning more about how to apply feminist principles and practices to campaigning, policy, advocacy and influencing.

Briefing paper

12 Mar 2019
3

This paper continues the conversation about localism in New Zealand, and considers the degree of autonomy from central government that local government has in undertaking its role.

Briefing paper

27 Nov 2018
2

This paper discusses New Zealand's centralised political system, and considers what this means for local government reform.

Report

5 Mar 2019
0

A nationwide initiative by the NCSEHE, led by Dr Nadine Zacharias and Mr Matt Brett, has informed fundamental principles for shaping an equitable higher education system moving into the next decade.

Journal article

29 Jan 2019
3

A substantial portion of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) has been attributed to the food sector, but little is known about the association between the carbon footprint of individual self-selected diets in the United States and nutritional quality.

The aims of this study were to...

Report

20 Mar 2019
0

The bulk of this report deals with issues relating to the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects in Australia. Issues relating to the rehabilitation of power station ash dams, examined under the inquiry's expanded terms of reference, are dealt with in a standalone chapter of...

Report

13 Mar 2019
0

This report examines ways in which life cycle thinking and related tools, such as life cycle assessment, can be used to inform effective policymaking, aimed at reducing food loss and waste.

Report

21 Mar 2019
1

This report argues that the reappearance of JI has major relevance for Australia, given that Indonesia is a large and important strategic partner. Any threats to Jakarta’s internal stability must therefore occupy a central place in Canberra’s foreign, defence and security calculations.

Working paper

Working paper 3
30 Jun 2018
4

Creative spaces and arts hubs might enhance serendipity, collaboration, cross-trading and the network effects of their tenants by various degrees of active curation. Creative business themselves can gain benefits from being associated with the Hub brand – simply being in the building can suggest a...

Guide

19 Mar 2019
0

The Tenants' Union has produced this guide as an educative resource for people considering housing issues at the election. They have compared key tenant demographic stats for each electorate, as well as conduct a survey of parties.

Draft report

11 Mar 2019
3

The Global Chemicals Outlook II finds that the global goal to minimize adverse impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieved by 2020. Solutions exist, but more ambitious worldwide action by all stakeholders is urgently required.

Conference paper

1 Nov 2018
3

With increasing mindfulness of car dependency, several strategies included developing sharing-economy mobility systems have been offered to help in restricting private vehicle usage. This study provides the survey results of two progressive and innovative shared-mobility schemes (GoGET and UBER) that have recently commenced operations in...

Conference paper

1 Nov 2018
7

Urban mobility options have substantially increased in recent years, enabled by the widespread availability of smart device software Apps, geo-positioning technology, and the ease of electronic financial transactions. These options are likely to be supplemented soon by the rapidly advancing development of autonomous vehicles. Commercial...

Report

14 Mar 2018
5

The World Happiness Report 2018 ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. The main focus of this year’s report, in addition to its usual ranking of the levels and changes in happiness around the world, is...

Commentary

7 Mar 2016
5

A legal opinion by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) set the internet alight in February.

The US road safety federal regulator informed Google that the artificial intelligence (AI) software it uses to control its self-driving cars could effectively be viewed as...

Report

20 Mar 2019
4

The World Happiness Report surveys the state of global happiness and ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on...

Strategy

18 Mar 2019
4

City Deals are a key mechanism to deliver on the opportunities and challenges in Australian cities by bringing together the three levels of government, the community and private enterprise to create place-based partnerships.

This document summarises a ten year plan to build on Adelaide’s...

Commentary

6 Oct 2017
6

China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a timetable to stop the production and sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. India has declared its intention to make all new vehicles electric by 2030.

Like Britain and France, these two markets are...

Report

8 Dec 2018
7

The World Economic Forum’s system initiative “Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare” aims to provide answers to the question: How can the world deliver affordable and quality healthcare for nearly 9.7 billion people by 2050?

Report

A report prepared by the Lowitja Institute for the Close the Gap Steering Committee
19 Mar 2019
175

To address the widening life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians, this report identifies three priority areas that must be addressed.

Report

21 Mar 2019
87

This report provides a comprehensive overview of national statistics on cancer. It presents information and statistics on cancer risk factors, national population screening programs, Medicare-subsidised surveillance and treatment, cancer incidence, hospitalisations, survival, prevalence and mortality.

Commentary

14 Mar 2019
7

When is an airport not just an airport? Western Sydneysiders are in the process of finding out.

Strategy

20 Mar 2019
125

This Australian Government strategy document includes actions to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across its departments and agencies. These actions are grouped under the Australian Government's interpretation of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages themes.

Journal article

7 Mar 2018
6

This research article aims to measure the extent to which a range of tools and systems to support research use were available within six Australian agencies with a role in health policy, and examine whether this was related to the extent of engagement with, and...

Report

13 Mar 2019
4

This report explores the regulatory framework surrounding vaping as a means of tobacco harm reduction in Australia.

Report

19 Mar 2019
5

Respiratory and musculoskeletal conditions are two groups of chronic conditions associated with substantial productivity loss and activity impairment. This scoping study assesses the available data sources for monitoring the relationship between these chronic conditions and workforce productivity.

Journal article

8 Feb 2019
6

Abstract:

Background

My Diabetes My Way (MDMW) is the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland website for people with diabetes and their carers. It consists of an interactive information website and an electronic personal health record (ePHR) available to the 291,981 people...

Report

20 Mar 2019
42

This report finds the link between productivity and compensation in Australia remains robust under existing institutional arrangements, although this does not preclude the possibility of further reforms that could boost productivity, worker compensation and improve the distribution of productivity gains.

Strategy

20 Mar 2019
132

This strategy document considers population growth and regional development in Australia.

Report

20 Mar 2019
236

In 2018, CREATE conducted the largest ever independent survey of children and young people with a care experience, surveying 1275 children and young people about their experiences in the out-of-home care system. The results have been compiled in this report.

Journal article

15 Feb 2014
3

Abstract:

The growing demand for construction materials in South Tarawa, a remote atoll in the South Pacific, provides an example of the environmental and social challenges associated with the use of non‐renewable resources in the context of small island countries threatened by coastal...

Report

20 Mar 2019
6

Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in Townsville.

Report

1 Jan 2010
4

This report is one of six gender and investment climate reform assessments undertaken in six Pacific nations including Samoa. The report analyses gender-based investment climate barriers which constrain private sector development and identifies solutions to address them. Six investment climate areas are considered: public private...

Report

1 Jan 2010
3

Over the last two decades Samoa has suffered major damage from two cyclones in 1990-91, minor damage from a third cyclone in 2004, and an earthquake tsunami in 2009. Changes in the scale and impact of these types of natural disasters are likely to be...

Report

21 Feb 2019
4

In November 2015, the Canadian government, led by Justin Trudeau, announced a new, nonpartisan process to select candidates for Senate appointments. To take stock of these developments and related internal changes, the IRPP convened a round table in Ottawa on September 27, 2018. This report...

Report

Food and water security, climate risk management, and adaptive strategies
1 Jan 2010
10

This is a report of findings following research and a three-week field assessment (April 2009) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in response to nation-wide marine inundation by extreme tides (December 2007, September 2008, December 2008).3 The study was conducted at the request of...

Report

21 Mar 2019
140

This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and...

Working paper

20 Mar 2019
59

In the coming decades, Australia is set to see a dramatic expansion in renewable energy projects. It is likely that many of these will occur on land subject to Indigenous rights and interests. This paper looks to extractive industry experience in negotiating access and benefit...

Report

19 Mar 2019
42

This report concludes a unique, 18-month twinning experiment highlighting the opportunities to learn and share ideas between Britain’s towns. Twin Towns UK sought to boost the development of selected towns, not through major grant investment or specific output-focused funding streams, but through supporting a process...

Report

19 Mar 2019
2

India is self-sufficient in a number of food crops including rice and wheat, which are among the national staples, and there is enough food to meet demand. Despite this, hundreds of millions of Indians have poor nutritional health.

Audio podcast

5 Mar 2019
7

The Pacific is seeing a flurry of diplomatic activity: Australia is ‘stepping up’, New Zealand has ordered a ‘Pacific reset’ and even Great Britain is reopening missions in its former Pacific colonies. The reason for their sudden interest is simple: China. If Beijing comes good...

Report

1 Oct 2018
5

This report uses detailed research, satellite imagery, drone photography and trade data, to show that tropical timber across the Solomon Islands is being harvested on an unsustainable scale, and that much of the activity driving this environmental destruction is at high risk of being illegal....

Report

19 Mar 2019
36

This report provides detailed analysis of the CityLink and the West Gate Tunnel projects. For ease of reading, the detailed toll revenue modelling approach and key assumptions are contained in appendices, but are important to the independent advice.

Commentary

26 Nov 2018
5

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis.

We have 12 years, the report said, to contain...

Report

9 Mar 2019
1

This report reviews the air quality management system set up in Beijing, conducts quantitative assessments of the pollution reduction effects in selected areas, and analyzes the new challenges Beijing faces, and provides recommendations for further improvement of air quality.

Discussion paper

5 Mar 2019
2

The 2030 Agenda envisages a development model “in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and … other living species are protected.” Yet while the relationship between animal welfare, environmental well-being, and human development is increasingly researched and evidenced, there remains very little recognition of...

Blog post

10 May 2018
9

Where previously authors would typically assign rights in a scholarly work to an academic publisher, the open access movement has prompted a shift towards retention of rights and the use of creative commons licenses to control how works are used by publishers.

Report

4 Mar 2019
1

This update to the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 provides the most recent information available for the worldwide emissions to air, releases to water, and transport of chemical element in atmospheric and aquatic environments.

Report

4 Mar 2019
9

Published in time for the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such...

Report

19 Mar 2019
237

This report reflects what the Australian Public Service (APS) Review Panel has learned from their initial investigations and what changes the panel believes are needed to build an APS that is fit for the future.

Report

11 Mar 2019
127

This report reveals the countries where the most people live with physical water scarcity, how ballooning customer demands jeopardise water access for the poorest and most marginalised people, and how making thoughtful choices as consumers can help ensure access to water for basic needs is...

Discussion paper

19 Mar 2019
117

The Australia Institute has reviewed economic modelling of climate policies released by Brian Fisher, of BAEconomics. The review shows that BAEconomics’ modelling is based on flawed assumptions and its conclusions are not valid.

Report

Shifting Australia’s focus from illness treatment to health and wellbeing management
10 Sep 2018
105

This report provides a vision and plan for how Australia can shift focus away from illness treatment and towards the management of health and wellbeing.

Report

19 Mar 2019
43

This report argues that Australia needs a comprehensive strategy for the Indian Ocean that articulates our regional objectives and outlines a whole-of-government approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by the region.

Guide

19 Mar 2019
428

This guide has been written to assist agencies holding Australian government data to safely and effectively share the data they are responsible for by using five data sharing principles.

Book

1 Feb 2017
3

Urban Transport energy efficiency and environmental sustainability continue to present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world’s population living in cities grows to nearly 70 per cent between now and 2050, urban transport energy consumption is forecast...

Report

18 Mar 2019
11

The audit objective was to examine whether the Department of Defence has effective and efficient sustainment arrangements for the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of eight ANZAC class frigates.

Journal article

21 Nov 2018
39

Institutional racism is a major contributor to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. This study describes the nature and management of institutional racism and considers recent changes in an Australian hospital and health service (HHS) to illustrate the...

Report

27 Feb 2019
63

This report presents an overview of the social and economic costs and harms of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory (NT). Using data gathered from 2015-16, the report provides a current evidence-based account of alcohol consumption in the territory.

Draft report

18 Mar 2019
36

The MIT Open Access Task Force has released this set of draft recommendations that aim to support and increase the open sharing of MIT publications, data, software, and educational materials.

Report

18 Mar 2019
374

This study investigated Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools, with the aim of finding any common policies and practices that have led to their success.

Fact sheet

5 Mar 2019
4

The Australian Government is delivering an additional $10.5 million in 2019–20 to improve the energy efficiency of Australian buildings.

This includes $3.4 million to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes, and $7.1 million to improve the energy efficiency of commercial...

Report

26 Feb 2019
11

Victorian energy customers continue to face hundreds of confusing offers from energy retailers, hardship programs that aren’t working and ever growing penalties if they’re late in paying their electricity or gas. This annual report provides a summary of the state's energy market in 2017-18.

Submission

Submission to the Annual Wage Review 2018–19
15 Mar 2019
5

In their submission to the Fair Work Commission's Annual Wage Review 2018–19, the Council calls for an increase in the national minimum wage, and untying it from the wage relativity structure.

Submission

Submission to the Annual Wage Review 2018–19
15 Mar 2019
71

ACOSS's submission to the Fair Work Commission's 2018–19 review of minimum wages discusses the links between minimum wage levels and poverty and equality, arguing for a substantial increase, regular benchmarking and ongoing consultation with stakeholders.

Audio interview

18 Mar 2019
20

Adjunct associate professor Philip Alpers is the director of a global project comparing gun laws in 350 jurisdictions worldwide. Alpers tells The World Today that New Zealand is the only developed country other than the US and Canada without universal gun registration.

Report

17 Jan 2007
2

The first report using the Gender Gap Index 115 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Report

13 Mar 2019
46

This paper reviews the literature to explore the risks of sexual exploitation faced by children living in orphanages in South-East Asia, as well as the links between orphanages and child trafficking, illicit adoption, and orphanage scams.

Report

30 Oct 2007
1

This report ranks 128 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Report

18 Jan 2010
4

This report ranks 134 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Report

29 Nov 2010
2

This report ranks 134 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Report

21 Oct 2012
1

This report ranks 135 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Report

23 Oct 2013
6

This report ranks 136 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Report

4 Dec 2018
6

In the Solomon Islands, where around 87% of land is under customary tenure, commercial ventures need support from customary landowners, otherwise they are unlikely to succeed. This report is part of a broader regional study on sustainable economic development of customary land in the Pacific...

Report

Investigating relationships and implications over the life course of children
12 Mar 2019
74

This study examines the relationship between natural hazard-related disasters, including those influenced by climate change, and child and adolescent poverty. It brings together new ways of looking at this nexus through a lifecycle approach, which focuses both on the incidence of child poverty and longer-term...

Fact sheet

7 Mar 2018
173

While progress has been made, Australia still has long way to go to bring about gender equality.

Journal article

27 Apr 2018
1

In order to achieve long-term targets for energy savings and emission reductions, substantial savings will be needed from existing buildings. For example, a recent analysis for the USA examines aggressive strategies to cut carbon emissions in half by 2040 and finds that in order to...

Report

18 Mar 2019
143

This report card assesses how much progress has been made on a national level since 2008, when the National Youth Commission inquiry into youth homelessness published Australia's Homeless Youth .

Commentary

18 Mar 2019
21

In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?

Report

17 Mar 2019
46

Removing financial barriers to dental care would improve Australians’ oral health. This report suggests how to fill the dental gap in our health system.

Journal article

20 Dec 2017
4

The successful development of aerobic granular sludge (AGS) for secondary wastewater treatment has been linked to a dedicated anaerobic feeding phase, which enables key microbes such as poly-phosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) and glycogen-accumulating organisms to gain a competitive advantage over floc-forming organisms. The application of AGS...

Journal article

23 May 2017
2

Australian residential sector contributes approximately 13 per cent of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has introduced mandatory energy efficiency/ GHG emissions reduction target through the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) assessment tool, which estimates the operational energy...

Guide

15 Mar 2019
23

The aim of this briefing is to provide some context for the 2019-20 Budget based on the latest economic and fiscal forecasts released at the 2018-19 MYEFO in December 2018. The figures are current at the time of publication but the government’s economic and fiscal...

Guide

15 Mar 2019
17

This brief provides some background data on domestic and international economies. It includes summaries of recent economic data, their underlying drivers, and discussion of the key issues and concerns arising from interpretation of these data.

Journal article

14 Mar 2019
7

This article argues that the Australian labour market and industrial relations policies are poised for fundamental change. A combination of political and macroeconomic factors has created a historic opportunity to turn away from the individualised, market-driven labour market policy that has prevailed since the 1980s,...

Guide

14 Mar 2019
37

These guidelines cover a diverse set of substantive issues ranging from development to criminal justice to public health. The guidelines were developed by a coalition of UN Member States, WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP and leading human rights and drug policy experts.

Report

Building a robust power market to attract investment, reduce prices, improve efficiency and reliability
12 Mar 2019
5

Electricity prices in the Philippines are the highest in South East Asia and utilities rely excessively on imported coal and diesel. This report attributes the country’s lack of ability to attract large investments in renewables to purchase agreements that protect fossil fuel interests in imported...

Report

Insights from Money For Jam, a micro-enterprise initiative for older women
19 Feb 2019
88

This report provides insights from Money For Jam , a micro-enterprise initiative for older women.

Commentary

15 Mar 2019
16

Josh Frydenberg wants to leave mortgage broker commissions unchanged for three years. It's hard to see why.

Commentary

15 Mar 2019
6

Pacific islands are navigating their own route between big-power plans, writes Graeme Smith.

Report

An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health
30 Nov 2018
13

This Evidence Check was commissioned by the NSW Ministry of Health to provide a summary of evidence from Australia and other countries related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of community-based psychosocial support services and programs for refugees and asylum seekers.

Journal article

23 May 2017
4

Buildings are major consumers of energy for heating and cooling. The number of buildings is growing rapidly with demand for energy. To reduce consumption, governments worldwide have implemented codes, standards, and building practices. In New South Wales, Australia the planning department introduced a web-based energy-modelling...

Report

8 Mar 2019
24

Commissioned by Geoscience Australia, in collaboration with RMIT University and Monash University, this report analyses the current state of critical minerals in Australia and highlights key areas for further study.

Report

8 Mar 2019
9

This paper recommends a framework for strengthening US–EU trade relations and achieving successful trade talks in the current era of protectionism.

Report

14 Mar 2019
15

This white paper reveals the tremendous scale of burden associated with neurological, mental health and substance use disorders in Australia, the vast negative impact they have on patients, families and communities, and the enormous health and productivity costs.

Report

14 Mar 2019
18

This report recommends an overarching franchising framework that is fair for all participants and which recognises that, in franchising (just like banking and financial services), disclosure alone is an insufficient regulatory response to power imbalances and exploitative behaviour by powerful corporations.

Report

15 Mar 2019
32

This report identifies trends and differences in alcohol and other drug use, harms and treatment in major cities and regional and remote Australia.

Report

14 Mar 2019
5

This paper argues that the enhanced US-Vietnam economic ties reflect the fact that Washington has begun to recognise Vietnam’s economic potential and geopolitical significance.

Report

14 Mar 2019
5

This paper looks particularly at the challenges involved in promoting individual autonomy - supporting individuals to make informed choices about future medical interventions.

Discussion paper

Mortgaging the future flows of the Barwon-Darling/Barka River
15 Mar 2019
178

Drought, the Menindee fish kills and the South Australian Royal Commission have put the Murray Darling firmly in the public spotlight. The management of the northern Basin and the role of the cotton industry are central to ongoing policy debate.

Report

Identifying patterns in social norms contributing to violence against women and girls across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific
25 Nov 2018
6

This collated research report is based on formative research from 12 countries across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific. The report identifies dominant and common patterns in the social norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls; and discusses how formative research...

Working paper

15 Dec 2018
12

Export employment is a subset of tradable sector employment. The tradable sector is that part of the New Zealand economy that is directly influenced by international conditions. This paper estimates the number of people directly and indirectly employed throughout New Zealand producing exports.

Report

5 Apr 2018
45

This report begins with a brief socio-legal history of donor conception in the State of Victoria. Then, in subsequent chapters based on case studies of the three hospital sites, it traces what information was collected about donors pre-1988, how it was recorded and managed, where...

Policy

15 Nov 2018
3

Australians are committed to ending animal cruelty. Yet every day, animals across the country are made to suffer to maximise corporate profit in the name of gambling, entertainment or food. The Greens believe we must properly care for animals and treat them with respect and...

Policy

16 Nov 2018
3

Fracking and unconventional gas including coal seam gas pose a serious threat to our climate, groundwater, agricultural land and community. Fracking and gas mining has expanded rapidly across Australia thanks to the industry’s cosy relationship with governments, but has been destructive to land and communities....

Policy

15 Nov 2018
7

Despite Australia’s natural wealth and our love for nature, our environment is under threat like never before. Broadscale land clearing and logging in native forests has made Australia a global deforestation hotspot. Mass coral bleaching from climate change and dredging for coal and gas ports...

Policy

15 Nov 2018
3

For years Australians have diligently sorted our recycling into the yellow-lid bin. This has stopped millions of tonnes of waste from going to landfill and helped build an industry that employs 50,000 people across the country. But Australia’s recycling industry is in crisis and plastic...

Policy

3 Apr 2018
3

Australia’s financial sector is defined by the power of the big-four banks, the money they make off housing loans and their billion dollar annual profits to shareholders. In the face of ongoing misconduct and price gouging, it’s time for Government to step in and ensure...

Policy

20 Feb 2019
11

In a wealthy country like Australia, no one should be without a home. Unfortunately, years of Liberal and Labor governments have treated housing like a commodity and created a system that works best for their big corporate donors. First home buyers compete with wealthy investors...

Report

25 Oct 2014
8

This report ranks 142 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

Policy

14 Nov 2018
4

For more than half a century, governments have aggressively pursued a disastrous “war on drugs” policy that criminalises a health problem and has only succeeded in making things worse. These policies are causing harm and are killing young people. It’s time for a complete re-think,...

Policy

11 Dec 2018
6

Everyone has a right to education, whether you are leaving school, changing careers, retraining later in life or looking to gain new skills and knowledge. But successive Labor and Liberal governments have treated students as customers and education as a business. As a result, funding...

Report

17 Nov 2015
5

This tenth anniversary edition of the global report on gender equality shows that while the world has made progress overall, stubborn inequalities remain.

Report

Use and efficacy of family protection orders
16 Feb 2019
17

Family protection orders were introduced in Papua New Guinea by the Family Protection Act (FPA) 2013 with the aim of improving access to justice and the protection of and support for victims of domestic and family violence. This report details the results of a study...

Policy

21 Nov 2018
4

For too long, Labor and Liberal Governments have made special deals with private schools that continue to see public schools underfunded. The Greens are the party of public education and are committing to the largest investment in public education of any party.

Policy

13 Mar 2019
4

If you break a toe, your doctor and local hospital can provide the treatment you need, free of charge. But with dental care excluded from Medicare – what do you do if you break a tooth? Poorly funded and highly restricted public dental care, and...

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2019
3

On 3 April 2019, the people of Solomon Islands will go to the polls to elect their representatives in the national parliament for the next four years, but the outcome of the 2019 national election will not change the core challenges facing Solomon Islands.

Policy

26 Sep 2018
3

With record-high corporate profits and excessively high power prices, it’s time to accept that privatisation of the electricity market has failed. A national, publicly owned energy retailer, Power Australia, will increase competition, end price gouging, drive down prices and deliver a rapid transition to modern...

Report

12 Mar 2019
12

This report summarizes recent, relevant, global developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and stand-out examples of world-class games. It extracts recommendations for how the video game industry, gamers, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for...

Briefing paper

13 Mar 2019
6

This report argues that a coal project proposed near Kingaroy, Queensland, is unlikely to provide benefit in a local economy based on services and agriculture. It imposes uncertainty and costs on other industries and the community. Policy makers should rule the project out on economic...

Policy

1 Mar 2019
9

For decades, dysfunctional Liberal and Labor governments have failed to plan ahead and meet the demands of our growing cities and regions. Rather than build public transport infrastructure to meet community need, our cities and transport options are being decided by corporations and big toll...

Policy

15 Nov 2018
6

If we’re truly committed to meeting our Paris Agreement commitments and building towards net-zero emissions, we need to transform the way we transport people and goods. There is no time to waste. Unlike the Liberal and Labor parties, whose decade of dysfunctional government has failed...

Policy

15 Nov 2018
2

Our government should be building a future for all of us, not for their big corporate donors and big business mates. Right now, our political system is stacked in favour of big corporate donors who buy access and outcomes through political donations and powerful lobbying....

Report

14 Mar 2019
38

The objective of this audit was to examine the efficiency of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s (ATSB’s) investigation of transport accidents and safety occurrences.

Report

27 Feb 2019
5

This report directly responds to one of the resolutions approved at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in May 2016, which acknowledges the dearth of information on pastoralism and rangelands. The resolution calls for a gap analysis of environmental and socioeconomic information and the provision...

Report

Tax administration management report
13 Mar 2019
36

The Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO) commenced this review to maintain community confidence in the administration of the tax system after serious allegations were made about the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) inappropriate use of garnishee notices on small businesses. These allegations were made...

Report

24 Oct 2016
12

This annual report measures the degree of gender disparities in 144 countries, using the Global Gender Gap Index. Since 2015, 68 countries (out of 142 measured in both years) have increased their overall gender gap score, while 74 have seen it decrease. The report concludes...

Report

14 Mar 2019
30

This paper examines the impact of growth in government investment funds on net debt. The focus in this report is conceptual—whether the long-standing frameworks that define net debt would benefit from review in light of the growing use of investment funds—and suggests that increased transparency...

Report

13 Mar 2019
227

This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by CHIA NSW and Homelessness NSW to provide estimates of the social and affordable housing need for Australia by sub-region and the likely costs to government of delivering housing to meet these needs over the...

Report

14 Mar 2019
37

In May 2018 Malaysia underwent its first regime change in its political history. This analysis identifies four key areas that the new administration must deal with in the next twelve months: the Malay Agenda/Bumiputra Policy; the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63); political Islam; and a clear...

Report

15 Jun 2018
64

This document seeks to make a contribution to the field through crystallising key positions and taking a stance in ongoing conversations that consider how we measure quality in creative practice research.

Report

15 Jun 2017
26

This report was commissioned by the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and conducted by its Research Sub-Committee, for the beneft of the ASPERA community in Australia and other screen/media education and research communities internationally. It provides an overview of current working environments...

Survey

13 Mar 2019
99

The Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) is a comprehensive biennial snapshot of the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ women covering issues including sexual and gender identity, sexual health, mental health, cancer screening behaviours and more.

Report

7 Mar 2019
119

This research investigates Victoria’s overarching approach to environmental governance. It provides an account of Victoria’s environment portfolio, how it has evolved to meet changing priorities, and what might be done in the future. The approach to research is informed by policy analysis, portfolio studies, and...

Briefing paper

4 Feb 2019
10

Essentially, this Bill aims to improve nurse and midwife to patient ratios in various clinical settings within Victorian public hospitals.

Briefing paper

15 Feb 2019
16

This Bill Brief looks primarily at law reforms concerning a new class of procedure known as a ‘DNA profile sample’, which seeks to grant police the ability to authorise the taking of DNA samples from persons suspected of committing indictable offences.

Report

Final report
11 Mar 2019
76

This report argues that, with a well-managed 'just transition', the north of England has the potential to become the new heartland for a low-carbon energy economy.

Report

13 Mar 2019
50

The Northern Territory government has released this six-month review of the Territory’s workplace regulator, NT WorkSafe. The review examined present policies, procedures and activities, and considers how best practices can be implemented to support staff and the industry.

Report

17 Dec 2018
13

This annual report finds that although the global gender gap narrowed slightly in 2018, access to health and education, and political empowerment, suffered reversals. At the current rate of change, the global gender gap will take 108 years to close; economic gender parity remains 202...

Discussion paper

12 Mar 2019
20

This discussion paper seeks New Zealanders' views on whether the country should ratify the International Labour Organization 2014 Forced Labour Protocol , a binding treaty-level instrument addressing issues of modern slavery and forced labour.

Transcript

12 Mar 2019
161

This speech, by Reserve Bank Deputy Governor, Guy Debelle, examines how climate change affects the objectives of monetary policy and some of the challenges that arise in thinking about climate change.

Report

12 Mar 2019
3

This paper argues that it is more than likely that the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), headed by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party , will be returned to office, albeit with a reduced majority.

Report

13 Mar 2019
286

This report pinpoints stark differences between female and male responses to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018 , highlighting that more females than males were concerned about almost every topic in the survey.

Submission

13 Mar 2019
82

This pre-budget submission, from the state's peak social service body, contains over 50 recommendations to government aimed to deliver fairness, prosperity and opportunity for Victorians.

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2019
2

This paper presents opportunities for state and territory-level governments to work towards fostering strong economies that facilitate deep emissions reductions by 2050.

Report

12 Mar 2019
150

The consumption of alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) has become popular in Australia, particularly among young people. AmED research suggests there are associations between AmED consumption and harmful behaviours, including criminal offences. This study investigated the behaviours of a group of AmED consumers known...

Report

11 Dec 2018
27

This collection of best practice examples shows how European Union member states are improving access to social protection for workers and self-employed citizens. It was developed by national authorities and social partners for national authorities and social partners, to support the implementation of social protection...

Journal article

27 Feb 2019
33

This paper describes current efforts towards building a framework that extends the functionality of an Open Access Repository by implementing processes to incorporate the ongoing trends in social media into the context of a digital collection.

Report

24 Jan 2019
8

The first ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.

Discussion paper

12 Mar 2019
54

Ensuring family members are ‘properly provided for’ following the death of a loved one is the focus of a review of estate laws by the Tasmania Law Reform Institute, which will look at whether ‘notional estate laws’ should be introduced in Tasmania. The review is...

Commentary

5 Mar 2019
20

If we’re serious about improving access to mental health care, we need to look to online therapies.

Report

19 Feb 2019
3

The Share the Road Programme (launched in 2008 by UN Environment and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society) acts as an advocate for action. This report highlights the best practice of countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists....

Discussion paper

12 Mar 2019
60

This study focuses on three long-standing measures that provide support to individuals and businesses in remote areas. This issues paper outlines a range of issues on which the commission seeks information and feedback.

Journal article

23 May 2017
2

Sustainability assessment tools aim to promote high sustainability outcomes in residential buildings, ensuring less consumption of water, energy and less emission of greenhouse gases. However, existing literature often presents variations between the estimated outcomes from the assessment tools and actual outcomes after building occupation. Research...

Discussion paper

5 Mar 2019
197

The Australian housing market shows strong relationships between interest rates, investment, rents and prices. This paper combines these relationships in one – hopefully realistic – model. The model provides internally consistent projections for housing construction, prices and rents.

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2019
29

The federal government is investing $90 billion in continuous naval shipbuilding, a longterm plan to create economic growth and thousands of jobs for generations to come. This discussion paper provides an overview of the workforce needs of the national naval shipbuilding enterprise and where the...

Journal article

25 Feb 2019
10

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels and industry increased by 2.2% per year on average between 2005 and 2015. Global emissions need to peak and decline rapidly to limit climate change to well below 2 °C of warming, which is one of...

Draft report

12 Mar 2019
257

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019–2024 will use a combination of population health need, demand and supply assessment analysis, as well as a variety of consultation approaches to determine the focus for the next five years. This document provides the rationale to the approach, and...

Report

28 Feb 2019
48

APRA undertakes a program of regular policy review to ensure that the regulatory framework on which its prudential supervision is based remains fit for purpose. This paper sets out APRA's policy agenda for the next 12 to 18 months.

Journal article

21 Sep 2018
5

The Paris Agreement establishes provisions for using international carbon market mechanisms to achieve climate mitigation contributions. Environmental integrity is a key principle for using such mechanisms under the Agreement. This paper systematically identifies and categorizes issues and options to achieve environmental integrity, including how it...

Guide

12 Sep 2018
1

In September 2018, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) launched this guide, which consolidates the experiences from ICAP Members that have considered or operate a linked market alongside insights from the literature. It provides policymakers with step-by-step guidance throughout the whole process of linking.

Report

28 Feb 2018
3

Emissions trading around the world has once again taken a major step forward: The new International Carbon Action Partnership Status Report 2018 presents latest Emission Trading System/Scheme developments.

Journal article

13 Aug 2018
4

This paper describes the process of developing Step-by-Step and highlights particular design features aimed at increasing feasibility of implementation in a wide variety of settings.

Report

Paving the way for mental health education and promotion in vulnerable communities
30 Sep 2014
20

Resettled refugees are vulnerable. They have high levels of mental health problems, but low uptake of mental health care. Evidence suggests that poor Mental Health Literacy (MHL) or poor knowledge and understanding of the nature and treatment of mental health problems is a major factor...

Report

26 Feb 2019
61

This report examines the economic potential of new timber plantation establishment to 2050 under current conditions, referred to as the base case scenario. Policymakers and industry can use these projections to anticipate and adapt to expected changes in the industry and to better take advantage...

Commentary

11 Mar 2019
11

Our “state of exception” combines disturbing practices, cost blowouts and chaotic administration, writes Peter Mares.

Guide

Updated February 2019
19 Feb 2019
5

The code tackles a number of emerging ethical challenges associated with the use of data-driven technologies in the NHS and the wider health and care system.

Report

20 Feb 2019
35

This report provides background to and understanding of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent Townsville speech “Australia and the Pacific: a new chapter” , as well as an initial assessment of this announcement's implications.

Report

15 Feb 2019
25

This report examines migration opportunities, projects future migration numbers from three Pacific microstates, and reports on fiscal and economic impacts and the likely impact of a hypothetical one-off environmental disaster on migration options.

Report

9 Mar 2019
148

There is a strong feeling from the British government that self-regulation by technology companies has failed. This report sets out a series of principles that would underpin a new approach to internet governance.

Discussion paper

21 Mar 2018
11

This whitepaper examines the results of a survey of researchers about research data and discusses the challenges that researchers face in sharing their data. It looks at data sharing attitudes globally, as well as in relation to region, subject and seniority. The paper finds a...

Blog post

9 Mar 2019
12

Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist. Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world. It’s a great story — but also one that highlights why the government must break up monopolies and promote competitive markets.

Continue...

Audio podcast

25 Feb 2019
12

Often cited as the "4th Industrial Revolution" big data has the potential to transform health and healthcare by drawing medical conclusions from new and exciting sources such as electronic health records, genomic databases, and even credit card activity. In this podcast you will hear from...

Strategy

5 Mar 2019
64

The World Health Organization has developed this strategy to enhance global and national pandemic preparedness to combat the ongoing threat of zoonotic influenza, and to improve seasonal influenza prevention and control in all countries.

Report

12 Mar 2019
300

This report shows that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over have complex and varied needs. It brings together data from more than twenty sources to identify potential measures or factors which may be associated with vulnerability to abuse.

Report

4 Mar 2019
107

From the innovations and ethical dilemmas of synthetic biology, to the options for appropriate international adaptation to climate change, Frontiers 2018/19 explores the emerging environmental issues facing the planet.

Report

20 Feb 2019
83

This audit examines whether the Victorian Department of Education and Training and the Victorian Institute of Teaching have a clear and accurate understanding of the professional learning that occurs in Victorian government schools, including the planning, cost, and impact, so they can target and support...

Commentary

8 Mar 2019
8

Whoever forms the next government should increase investment in foreign affairs and trade, finding ways to make Australia more prominent in global dispute resolution.

Report

7 Mar 2019
43

After more than a decade of studying the spread and impact of digital life in the United States, Pew Research Center has intensified its exploration of the impact of online connectivity among populations in emerging economies – where the prospect of swift cultural change propelled...

Report

6 Mar 2019
96

This paper reviews recent developments, ideas and opportunities associated with the search for durable solutions to the displacement of refugees and other forced migrants, in particular, internally displaced persons.

Report

18 Oct 2018
108

As libraries move away from a collections model in which libraries measure their success by how large their collections are, this report puts a framework around library services, explores emerging patterns in different institutional settings, and gauges the importance of these services areas—now and for...

Policy report

5 Mar 2019
55

This paper looks at the evolution of capital gains tax (CGT) to this point, including how past reforms were justified. It then examines whether discounting capital gains or indexing for inflation — or indeed, a combination of the two — is the better model. The...

Survey

30 Apr 2018
6

Per Capita has released its 2018 Tax Survey, now in its eighth year.

We all pay tax, but this is the only comprehensive, regular survey of Australians’ attitudes to taxation and public spending. It provides information about how we’re thinking now, and how our...

Report

8 Mar 2019
31

This report presents a self-assessment of the administration of Australia’s foreign investment framework against the Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) for 2017-18.

Report

Attracting and retaining a highly skilled, diverse workforce to support the Government of Canada’s digital strategy
8 Mar 2019
121

Canada’s public service has charted an ambitious and comprehensive information management and technology strategy, and talent is one of its pillars. This report argues that leveraging diverse, inclusive, tolerant and supportive work environments can help attract the talent that the Government of Canada needs to...

Report

Summary of a survey of 6500 women by the Australian Conservation Foundation and 1 Million Women
8 Feb 2019
8

A new survey of 6,500 Australian women’s views on climate change shows women will change their lives and votes for climate action. Almost nine in ten are ‘extremely concerned’ and one in three in the under-30 bracket are so worried that they are re-considering having...

Discussion paper

28 Feb 2019
25

This position paper explores some key issues for copyright and the internet. It highlights key issues where current New Zealand laws may not fully enable the benefits of the internet: cloud computing, text-and-data-mining, and for online platforms where New Zealanders express themselves.

Report

6 Mar 2019
82

This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge. Specifically, the report examines how countries approach shared costs and responsibilities for coastal risk management and how this encourages or hinders risk-reduction behaviour by households, businesses and...

Strategy

7 Mar 2019
87

This resource outlines a plan of action for governments and stakeholders to make the refugee response system fair, effective and efficient for refugees and governments alike.

Guide

7 Mar 2019
93

This guide provides brief background information about digital technology in relation to the electoral system, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), and the Parliament.

Report

8 Mar 2019
121

This report identifies options that can help deliver long term equitable and sustainable federal budgets while also increasing transparency, and therefore community trust, in the federal budget process.

Draft report

8 Mar 2019
9

This paper provides an overview of the current state of global climate change mitigation action by identifying countries’ pledges and commitments, outlining their policies and measures, and describing their progress. It also outlines international collective action and global progress on reducing emissions and meeting the...

Draft report

8 Mar 2019
432

This paper provides an overview of climate change policies at the Australian and state and territory government levels. The paper also discusses climate change adaptation policies and Australia’s contributions to international climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Survey

8 Mar 2019
83

This is the ninth Per Capita Tax Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2010, with the exception of 2013. The results provide a snapshot of the Australian public’s attitudes towards taxation and public expenditure, and a long-term view of trends in public opinion on...

Report

6 Mar 2019
182

This report warns that we are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China or even the cybersecurity threat, but because of climate change.

Report

18 Feb 2019
66

This research looked into the experiences of women from CALD backgrounds who are exposed to technology-facilitated abuse, to help better inform victims and to develop appropriate resources.

Working paper

4 Mar 2019
11

New Zealand has a long history of migration from the Pacific. This research uses the Longitudinal Immigration Survey New Zealand (LISNZ) and Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to focus on differences in outcomes between migrants from different Pacific countries who gained residence approval under...

Working paper

6 Mar 2019
3

We derive a measure of the relatedness between economic activities based on weighted correlations of local employment shares, and use this measure to estimate city and activity complexity. Our approach extends discrete measures used in previous studies by recognising the extent of activities' local over-representation...

Briefing paper

7 Mar 2019
3

Carbon farming, or the provision of CO2 credits, represents an opportunity for Māori landowners to receive carbon credits from reforestation or afforestation. This study explores the nature of the decision-making processes around choosing to go into carbon farming, strengths and weaknesses of the current agreements,...

Report

8 Mar 2019
471

This report presents an overview of results from a 2018 national data collection on the views of children in out-of-home care.

Report

8 Mar 2019
40

This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services. These include statistics for 2017–18, and trends over the 5-year period from 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Report

7 Mar 2019
2

This paper argues that India will expand the scope and range of its strategic partnerships, if not create alliances, with both France and Russia.

Commentary

7 Mar 2019
12

The key motivation for New Zealand’s Labour-led government in establishing the Tax Working Group was to investigate a fairer tax system. For reasons of simplicity, the TWG proposes broad exclusions from a capital gains tax, including a taxpayer’s primary home and all personal assets such...

Report

21 Feb 2019
10

Concerns about the structure, fairness and balance of the New Zealand tax system have led to the Tax Working Group recommending the government tax more income from capital gains.

Report

10 Sep 2018
10

The UK current performs strongly on job creation, with each record low unemployment statistic celebrated in the national media. But why do we not have any similar measures for understanding quality of work and how we can make work better? This report considers the practical...

Report

8 Feb 2019
88

This report offers leaders across the globe an opportunity to keep abreast with international trends on the student digital experience – an increasingly important aspect in a complex digital world where education is not bound by geographical borders.

Report

4183.0
23 Aug 2007
1

More than $5.4 billion was spent by the public sector in Australia on cultural activities in 2005-06.

Report

4183.0
30 Aug 2011
1

Total government funding for cultural activities was $6,658.1m in 2009-10. This was an increase of 2% on 2008-09 ($6,525.1m) which was in turn an increase of 7% on total cultural funding for 2007-08 ($6,081.2m).

Report

4183.0
9 Nov 2012
2

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported today that the total expenditure funded by government for cultural activities in 2010-11 was $6,650.2m.

Report

4183.0
1 Aug 2013
1

Australia's federal, state and local governments spent nearly $7 billion on cultural activities during 2011-12, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Article

1 Mar 2019
2

The Clean Energy Regulator has today published the 2018 certificate shortfall list and large scale generation certificate market update - February 2019 following final surrender by liable entities for the 2018 assessment year.

Across both the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy...

Dataset

1 Mar 2019
5

The Clean Energy Regulator has today published the 2018 certificate shortfall list and large scale generation certificate market update - February 2019 following final surrender by liable entities for the 2018 assessment year.

Across both the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy...

Report

4183.0
23 Aug 2005
1

Total government funding for cultural activities reached $5 billion in 2003-04 ($5,000.7m). At the federal level, the Australian Government contributed $1,699.4m (34%) to cultural funding while state and territory governments contributed $2,356.2m (47%). Local governments provided $945.1m (19%).

Report

4183.0
27 Jul 2004
1

Total government funding for cultural activities in 2002-03 was $4,933.1m. The Commonwealth Government contributed $1,670.5m (34%) to cultural funding while state and territory governments contributed $2,238.1m (45%) and local governments provided $1,024.5m (21%).

Report

4183.0
28 Jul 2003
1

Total government funding for cultural activities in 2001-02 was $4,676.8m. The Commonwealth Government contributed $1,619.6m (35%) to cultural funding while state and territory governments contributed $2,215.2m (47%) and local governments provided $841.9m (18%).

Report

4183.0
7 Aug 2002
2

Funding for cultural activities at all levels of government increased to $4.5 billion in 2000-01, up 10% from the previous financial year, according to tis report.

Report

4183.0
26 Jul 2001
2

This publication contains estimates of public funding of arts and cultural activities in 1999–2000 for the three levels of government in Australia.

Report

4183.0
15 Jul 1999
2

This publication contains estimates of public funding of cultural activities in 1997–98 and the preceding two years for the three levels of government in Australia.

Report

4183.0
8 Sep 1998
2

This publication contains estimates of public funding for arts and cultural activities in 1996–97 for the three levels of government in Australia.

Report

4183.0
19 Sep 1997
2

Contains estimates of public funding of arts and cultural activities for the three levels of government in Australia.

Report

4183.0
16 May 1997
3

Contains estimates of public funding of arts and cultural activities for the three levels of government in Australia.

Report

4183.0
26 Oct 2006
2

This re-issue replaces the publication released on 24 August 2006. This re-issue contains amended data for state and territory government expenditure on nature parks and reserves for the periods 2002-03 and 2003-04

Report

25 Oct 2018
1

This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examines the expected impacts, including costs and benefits, associated with a proposal to add separate heating and cooling load limits or ‘load limits’ to the current Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) compliance pathway for the energy performance of...

Report

4172.0
25 Nov 2004
1

Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview was originally released in hard copy and as a pdf file in November 2004. It was subsequently re-issued in both an on-line format and PDF format on 6 September 2006.

Report

4172.0
22 Dec 1997
1

Australia's culture sector is worth over $19 billion per year, according to this report.

Report

4172.0
30 Jun 1994
1

This publication provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. Topics covered include employment in culture, government outlays on culture, output of the cultural industry, cultural imports and exports, attendances at cultural venues and time spent on cultural activities.

Report

12 Feb 2019
30

By 2050, Sydney is expected to be home to more than 8 million people. This report explores how the challenges and opportunities associated with rapid growth can be better distributed across Greater Sydney.

Report

13 Nov 2018
1

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been requested to consider potential stringency changes to the energy efficiency provisions in relation to commercial buildings in the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). More specifically, the ABCB was tasked to develop updates to the...

Report

7 Mar 2019
40

This report explores the economic impact of wage theft in South Australia. Wage theft is widespread and likely growing, impacting up to 170,000 South Australian workers to varying degrees, and almost certainly costing South Australian workers, collectively, more than $500 million a year.

Briefing paper

7 Mar 2019
18

This paper argues that from Australia’s perspective, the U.S Congress will on some issues be a useful supporter of ‘status quo’ positions and robust U.S engagement and leadership in Asia. On many others, Congress will be slow-moving, infuriating or downright depressing in its impact on...

Audio interview

5 Mar 2019
8

The U.S. government spends billions of dollars each year helping households recover after disasters such as the tornadoes this past Sunday in Alabama. Who gets that federal aid is always a big question after natural disasters. An NPR investigation out today finds federal disaster aid...

Report

7 Mar 2019
277

The Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO, with Dr David Cousins AM as Deputy Chair, was established as part of the federal government’s response to the revelation of significant wage underpayments in certain industry sectors. This report provides a summary of the...

Article

5 Mar 2019
14

Disasters are becoming more common in America. In the early and mid-20th century, fewer than 20 percent of U.S. counties experienced a disaster each year. Today, it's about 50 percent. According to the 2018 National Climate Assessment, climate change is already driving more severe droughts,...

Report

7 Mar 2019
163

Through this research, older women have been given the opportunity to provide their insights and share their experiences about living in Melbourne. The research highlights seven key themes important to older women as they age, including social connectedness, financial security and family and generational change....

Working paper

24 Jan 2019
1

This whitepaper is published as part of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), a public‑private collaboration mechanism and project accelerator dedicated to bringing about the circular economy at speed and scale.

The whitepaper examines the plastics packaging and consumer electronics industries. It...

Report

7 Mar 2019
108

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) refers to the non-consensual creation, distribution or threatened distribution of nude or sexual images. This research examines the prevalence, nature and impacts of IBSA victimisation and perpetration in Australia.

Report

6 Mar 2019
2

This study uses a sample of over 21,000 Australian children and their parents to determine the prevalence and co-occurrence of offending among mothers and fathers, and the relationship between parental offending and children’s conduct problems at age 11.

Report

5 Mar 2019
11

The importation of child sex dolls into Australia has created increasing concerns. However, the implications of these products, and especially their link with child contact sexual offending, remain unclear.

Report

15 Jun 2014
10

This research report addresses the first phase of the National Craft Initiative project with the overall aim being to provide the foundations for action in building a sustainable, strong, and highly valued crafts industry in Australia.

Working paper

21 Feb 2019
54

This White Paper, produced as part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development , envisions how policy-makers, particularly those from fossil-fuel-rich economies, can apply private-sector investment techniques to transform their economies in preparation for a...

Commentary

4 Mar 2019
12

Map the Victorian election results onto federal seats, add a dash of history, and the prognosis is grim.

Commentary

7 Mar 2019
23

The foundation of the Australian higher education system is built on two broad principles. The first is that they exist for the betterment of the nation. The second is that the doors of universities and other higher education institutions are open to everyone.

Report

7 Mar 2019
173

The Australian summer of 2018/19 marked the return of the 'Angry Summer,' with record-breaking heat and other destructive extreme weather events.

Report

A report prepared as the first in a partnership between The Australia Institute and Deakin University exploring policy settings in Nordic countries and their potential application in Australia
7 Mar 2019
201

Tax is the price we pay to live in a civilised society. This paper explores the lessons Australia could learn from Nordic countries, such as Norway, in providing leadership for revenue raising options in Australia.

Report

5 Mar 2019
380

As more and more policymakers become interested in establishing behavioral insights units, this report provides some useful background on how others have made it work in a variety of country and government contexts, and the projects that have been particularly successful.

Audio

6 Mar 2019
13

The National Library of Australia has launched a searchable archive of websites allowing you to step back in time and access billions of these early sites. Included among them is a website from Prime Minister Howard and also the first versions of APO as Australian...

Report

17 Feb 2019
80

This review originated in conversations between the author and various development professionals about value of standing back after 5 years and assessing the impact of the 2013 AusAID-DFAT integration. The intent was to inform the next phase of Australia's international development work so that it...

Briefing paper

5 Mar 2019
4

Proposed changes to Australia’s export credit agency, Efic, pose serious financial, environmental and diplomatic risks. They should not be rushed through and must be subject to close scrutiny, writes Tom Swann.

Policy report

29 Oct 2018
71

This report identifies areas where the current system is not working well for disadvantaged people. It outlines concrete, achievable solutions to ensure that some of the most marginalised people in our communities do not miss out on the benefits of a strong economy.

Report

6 Mar 2019
193

The Victorian government committed to reporting annually on its response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for five years, until 2022. This is the first annual report.

Working paper

5 Mar 2019
4

This project, by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), looks at dignity in displacement and aims to explore how affected people conceptualise dignity and their perceptions of whether humanitarian action has upheld or undermined their dignity.

Working paper

22 Jun 2018
25

This literature review explores conceptualisations of dignity in humanitarian action and its philosophical, legal and medical underpinnings, with a specific focus on dignity in displacement, and compares how dignity is understood in principle with how it is (or isn’t) implemented in practice.

Report

A report prepared for Innovate UK by LSE Consulting
4 Feb 2019
13

This report reviews global efforts to drive diversity and inclusion in business innovation, examining Estonia, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

Report

5 Mar 2019
4

Climate change poses a major threat to the watersheds of the Hindu Kush region of the Himalayas (HKH). Increasing temperatures are likely to exacerbate existing trends, which cause low water levels in the summer and floods in the winter.

Submission

5 Mar 2019
71

This submission calls for increased funding and actions from the Victorian government to improve access to housing and address homelessness in the state.

Journal article

4 Mar 2019
46

This research used published water balance data from irrigated cropping to show that water entitlements acquired for environmental purposes through water infrastructure subsidies in the Murray–Darling Basin have resulted in smaller increases in net stream and river flows than is estimated by the Australian government,...

Journal article

6 Mar 2019
18

Young children’s outdoor play mostly occurs within the home-yard space, yet the influence of the home yard on preschoolers’ outdoor play and physical activity is poorly understood. We investigated the relationships between home-yard features and home-based outdoor play and physical activity in preschoolers (2–5 years...

Journal article

6 Mar 2019
133

Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the lifecourse. This article outlines the policy actions, governance and accountability mechanisms needed to tackle the global epidemic of childhood obesity.

Briefing paper

23 Apr 2018
62

In recent years, there has been a clear shift in the global drug policy debate, particularly on cannabis. This paper aims to enhance understanding of the state of reforms and their potential, as well as offer some general recommendations in an effort to improve public...

Report

A report by the Informal Commission Expert Group “Support to Circular Economy Financing”
4 Mar 2019
83

To improve the conditions for financing circular economy projects, the EU Expert Group on Circular Economy Financing analysed barriers and identified the main areas where incentives need to be provided.

Guide

22 Jan 2019
6

The European Commission authorized a study to support the identification of the best practices that contribute to a Circular Economy in extractive waste management plans (EWMPs). This document is the first deliverable of this study, the guidance document focusing on:

The prevention or reduction...

Report

5 Mar 2019
214

Involving ‘consumers’ in an investigation of the way aged care services are delivered is recommended as a means of improving the quality of these services. In a system where the perspectives of government, bureaucrats, providers and professional groups dominate policy and practice, it is helpful...

Guide

5 Mar 2019
247

This guide was released to coincide with a speech from Prime Minister Scott Morrison on progress towards the Fourth Action Plan as part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children.

Journal article

7 Sep 2018
2

This study describes the results of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010. The aim is to quantify the average environmental impacts related to housing in Europe and to define reference values (baseline scenario)...

Report

A report prepared for Financial Literacy Australia
5 Mar 2019
309

This report outlines the findings from a research project, funded by Financial Literacy Australia, exploring the gap between the demands on people aged over 65 to make financial decisions and their actual financial capability.

Working paper

4 Mar 2019
4

Improving the quality and economics of plastics recycling is a core objective of the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The Strategy announces a series of actions to achieve this objective, from improving product design to boosting recycled content in products to improving...

Working paper

4 Mar 2019
10

The analysis served to, assess what extent EU policy tools addressing products are supporting circular, sustainable products. The analysis found there is potential for further strengthening the policies, especially as concerns the circular design of products such as textiles and furniture. Also, more could be...

Report

5 Mar 2019
412

This annual report aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Report

4 Mar 2019
9

The European Commission adopted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The report presents the main achievements under the Action Plan and sketches out future challenges to shaping our economy and paving the way towards a climate-neutral, circular economy where...

Report

12 Jul 2018
15

The Australian government has made several commitments to reduce the extent of discrimination and disadvantage experienced by people with disabilities.

In 1992 Australia enacted the Disability Discrimination Act; In 2008 Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In...

Journal article

26 Feb 2019
22

This article identifies the apps that are most frequently used in 148 Australian primary schools and categorises them by their stated treatment of identifiable information.

Book

5 Mar 2019
81

The chapters in this publication are written by subject-matter experts. The intention is to shed light on the major developments in their fields over the past 12 months, and to include an outlook for the following year. Each chapter and the yearbook in its entirety...

Report

28 Feb 2019
6

This paper explores the increase in resources and funding needed to improve the access of displaced people to modern and sustainable energy services.

Audio interview

5 Mar 2019
18

A massive funding package for domestic violence services is being promised by the federal government, with frontline services, safe places and prevention strategies to receive the biggest grants.

Technical report

1 Mar 2018
16

This paper documents technical specifications for the production of a geographic analysis and graphical presentation of the proportion of working age adults with disabilities in Australia at Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2). This exercise is part of the Mapping Inequities Work Program within the Centre...

Website

Maps of anti-LGBT laws country by country
28 Feb 2019
8

This series of interactive maps provides a global overview of laws relating to same-sex relationships and gender expression.

Audio podcast

Prevention Works
23 Jan 2019
12

In this episode from podcast series Prevention Works, Professor Jenny Bowman discusses research and initiatives to tackle physical health dispartities amongst those living with mental illness.

Blog post

4 Mar 2019
26

When social scientists think about big data, they often think in terms of quantitative number crunching. However, the growing availability of ‘big’ qualitative datasets presents new opportunities for qualitative research. In this post, Lynn Jamieson and Sarah Lewthwaite explore how ‘big qual’ can be deployed...

Article

2 Oct 2017
3

The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent, writes Nicola Jones....

Audio

4 Mar 2019
12

Mobile and health devices are being used by women to collect sensitive information. This edition of the Health Report explores the industry health claims and questions about data security and privacy.

Report

4 Mar 2019
97

Biometrics makes use of people’s unique biological characteristics to identify them when dealing with government and business. This paper presents results from a public survey, conducted in 2017, which indicated generally high levels of previous exposure to biometrics and increasing willingness to use biometric technologies...

Report

1 Mar 2019
170

The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities for disability research in Australia.

Report

4 Mar 2019
109

Automation and artificial intelligence present an enormous opportunity for national and personal income growth and could add up to $4 trillion to Australia’s economy, according to this report.

Book

31 May 2018
4

This study examines the role of coercion in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I between 1782 and 1812 at a time of increasing European contact.

Report

22 Feb 2019
10

Healthcare is a key component of the U.S economy, but healthcare spending increases consistently outstrip GDP growth. Improving productivity in healthcare delivery could change this dynamic without harming patient care.

Report

24 Jan 2019
10

The report reveals the annual value of global e-waste as over $62.5 billion, more than the GDP of most countries. It calls for an overhaul of the current electronics system, emphasising the need for a circular economy in which resources are not extracted, used and...

Report

20 Feb 2019
14

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) commissioned NZIER to estimate the macroeconomic and regional economic impacts of the government decision to ban the granting of new oil and gas exploration permits outside onshore Taranaki.

Discussion paper

A review of the national reviews of Australia's health service arrangements
28 Feb 2019
521

This issues paper highlights the complexity and dysfunction of the current health system in Australia and aims to bring attention to the considerable agreement across national health reviews over the past 35 years.

Briefing paper

26 Feb 2019
72

The National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group (NALI) is beginning to reveal some of its thinking about the future of Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand.

Journal article

30 Aug 2018
4

This paper demonstrates the agency of small states—the ‘-Pacific’ part of ‘Asia-Pacific’—in multilateral policymaking on peace and security, often overlooked in international relations scholarship.

Report

28 Feb 2019
20

This publication explains the rationale behind localism and responds to commonly heard objections. It explains how unusual New Zealand's centralism is when compared internationally. New Zealand's councils have limited fiscal autonomy. Their mandate is also much more restricted that local government in other parts of...

Chapter

1 Nov 2018
5

The U.S. Pacific Islands are culturally and environmentally diverse, treasured by the 1.9 million people who call them home. Pacific islands are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their exposure and isolation, small size, low elevation (in the case of atolls), and concentration...

Discussion paper

27 Feb 2019
8

The MBIE is working with the Office for Disability Issues to modernise New Zealand Sign Language video interpreting and relay services. This discussion paper has been released to gather feedback on the proposed changes to the services.

Report

1 Sep 2018
3

This report report examines the choice facing the people of Bougainville and asks the question of ‘to mine or not to mine’?

Article

1 Mar 2019
15

Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association is working towards better recognition of the myriad practices occurring in teaching and research by screen production academics nationally and aims to work more closely with policy makers to better support screen production inputs and outputs in the...

Report

21 Aug 2018
99

This project aimed to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university student engagement and retention. Specifically, this project attended to the notion of the ‘university place’ and provides information and two tools that universities can use to help optimise the persistence and educational outcomes of...

Strategy

The Northern Territory’s domestic, family and sexual violence reduction framework 2018-2028
14 Feb 2019
113

This first action plan focuses on the first phase of implementation, explaining how the NT government will implement the strategies outlined in the framework. Building on and complementing the range of positive activities that are already underway, the key focus areas for the next three...

Briefing paper

25 Feb 2019
301

This paper outlines different aspects of the aged care system, the services currently being delivered in Australia and the areas in need of substantial reform.

Report

4 Mar 2019
265

Australia’s youth unemployment rate is stagnating at the levels seen in the early 2000s, despite 28 years of economic growth. This analysis from the Brotherhood of St Laurence maps the 20 worst “hotspot” regions for youth unemployment, and confirms many regional and outer suburban areas...

Report

4 Mar 2019
194

Short-term or emergency accommodation is a service provided for the homeless, and those at risk of homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of clients in short-term or emergency accommodation who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and...

Guide

31 Aug 2018
30

Australia and Indonesia announced the substantive conclusion of negotiations on the Indonesia -Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on 31 August 2018.

Journal article

1 Oct 2018
9

This research examines the distributional equity of urban vegetation in 10 US urbanized areas using very high resolution land cover data and census data. Urban vegetation is characterized three ways in the analysis (mixed vegetation, woody vegetation, and public parks), to reflect the variable ecosystem...

Report

28 Feb 2019
267

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2017 is the annual report on Australia’s school education sector. It has been produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on behalf of the Education Council.

Discussion paper

21 Feb 2019
502

A public health approach to protecting children means a focus on preventing child abuse and neglect from occurring in the first place. This project exams system design: what is known about ‘what works’ to enable the public health approach to protecting children.

Report

1 Oct 2015
4

This report constitutes the complete outputs of the climate vulnerability assessment carried out by RMIT University for Port Vila, Vanuatu throughout 2014. This activity forms part of the broader agenda for UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) in the Pacific region.

Report

28 Feb 2019
28

Outlining the current journey of Australia’s packaging waste from bin to landfill or reprocessing, this report highlights a compelling need to improve packaging recovery and recycling rates across all material streams in Australia and models five potential solutions for the future.

Report

1 Mar 2019
96

This report examines current distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) uses by the humanitarian sector to outline lessons for the project, policy and system levels. It offers recommendations to address the challenges that must be overcome before DLTs can be ethically, safely, appropriately and effectively scaled in...

Report

15 Feb 2019
236

Across Victoria, there are only 423 crisis ‘beds’ available to people experiencing homelessness and/or family violence. When those beds are full, agencies are completely dependent on the private housing system and they use the limited funds they have available to access low end hotels and...