April 2019

Reports

16 Mar 2019
17

The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ published four Issues Papers, which are intended to be read together and to provide guidance to individuals and organisations interested in the Inquiry as to the issues that the Special Commission will investigate.

Issues Paper...

Journal article

9 Apr 2019
5

This paper argues that framing the opportunities with increased attention to co-benefits and broader economic incentives in addition to potential financial opportunities could re-invigorate how carbon farming is perceived and adopted.

Discussion paper

26 Apr 2019
94

This paper provides an overview of recent legislative trends to legalise automated vehicles (AV) operations, and explores possible challenges the community pursuing AV deployment will have to address, particularly by focusing on the non-technological aspects.

Report

30 Apr 2019
3

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance board in the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Guide

30 Apr 2019
10

Australia’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper continues to provide the policy framework for the aid program. Australia’s Pacific ‘step-up’, one of the priority initiatives under this framework, gathered momentum in 2018 with a range of new government commitments, including strengthened security cooperation and increased financing...

Video

24 Apr 2019
2

Daniel M. Kammen examines the pace of scientific change, the problem of sustained innovation and deployment, and the tremendous array of benefits that could be realized by making climate protection the priority it must become. Most remarkable, perhaps, is the range of benefits—in...

Working paper

28 Sep 2018
5

This paper explores two sets of issues that are fundamental to restoring confidence in the Green Climate Fund and should be addressed simultaneously: resources and governance. It analyzes key challenges with resource predictability and governance and suggests ways forward.

Commentary

30 Apr 2019
5

A smaller crossbench and a few surprise wins are the likely result of the new voting system’s first half-Senate outing, writes Tim Colebatch.

Commentary

30 Apr 2019
10

Political science tells us that constituencies emerge around policy settings. The mushrooming of age-based constituencies is making tax reform difficult, with implications for intergenerational equity.

Commentary

30 Apr 2019
23

Election 2019 will likely be the first time in Australia's electoral history that more voters are following the campaign online than via conventional media – television, newspapers and radio.

Case study

29 Apr 2019
10

This document is associated with the Global judicial handbook on environmental constitutionalism . It contains leading cases (edited) and constitutional provisions from around the globe, as well as reference materials, and a selected bibliography.

Report

Version 1.2
29 Apr 2019
49

The BreastScreen Australia data dictionary is intended to be the authoritative source of data definitions used by BreastScreen Australia to meet the need for national consistency in data collected for program monitoring and evaluation, and for accreditation of BreastScreen Australia services.

Guide

29 Apr 2019
47

This handbook is designed to provide jurists with an overview of environmental constitutionalism: to address what it is, the peculiar practical and procedural issues it presents, and how courts from around the globe have engaged it.

Journal article

12 Apr 2019
171

Classifying train stations into typologies is a useful way to simplify their complex characteristics to assess their potential to become Transit Oriented Developments (TODs). This research explores the walkability of 230 train stations in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia using fourteen different walkability measures.

Discussion paper

'Starts with us' discussion paper
30 Apr 2019
221

This discussion paper outlines stories from almost 300 legal sector professionals which show that sexual harassment and disrespect towards women is pervasive, women’s career prospects are routinely stunted and victim-blaming is common.

Journal article

26 Apr 2019
2

Urbanization brings significant changes to the urban food system. There is growing attention to food self-sufficiency in metropolitan areas for the concern of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in food transportation. In China, grain self-sufficiency in metropolitan areas is also an important issue for grain security...

Report

29 Apr 2019
134

This report finds low-income and other vulnerable groups are being forced into informal housing arrangements, such as share accommodation. A chronic shortage of social and affordable housing means some people are forced to live in severely overcrowded situations that contravene planning and building regulations.

Report

25 Nov 2018
6

This paper is a review of the potential commercialisation and adoption pathways for a suite of energy efficiency policy-uptake modelling capabilities from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO). Common Capital undertook this review for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living...

Report

30 Apr 2019
35

Industry clusters are seen as critical to economic growth and national competitiveness in the United States. This report examines areas of future high-tech export potential and gives recommendations for how to encourage the emergence of industry clusters focused on aerospace and defence, food and agribusiness,...

Article

Part 1 - myths and legends
30 Apr 2019
57

After seven years ‘in the trenches’ as part of Australia’s foray into social impact bonds, Elyse Sainty shares her insights around SIB myths and legends in part 1 of this article.

Report

Report of a study by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
29 Apr 2019
80

With Australia’s long distances between large urban centres, the transport sector will be one area that is both significantly disrupted and revolutionised by technological transformation. This report identifies sustainability and climate change, productivity and health as the three key challenges that will need to be...

Report

30 Apr 2019
79

The number and type of providers delivering vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is almost as varied as the types of students they serve and the training they deliver. Given the number of small VET providers in the system, NCVER wanted to get a...

Journal article

5 Mar 2019
217

This article argues that interest in collaboration reflects a growing recognition that the traditional bureaucratic model of public administration is not up to the task of addressing complex social problems. Collaboration most often occurs in dynamic environments in which multiple logics are in play.

Report

30 Apr 2019
245

This publication provides a detailed overview of the Australian government’s approach to climate change since the election of the Liberal-National Coalition government in 2013. The period is characterised by cutting effective climate change programs, rejecting expert advice, ministers making publicly misleading claims, and a lack...

Book

11 Jul 2017
19

This 34th edition of the Parliamentary Handbook sets out detailed information about the 45th Commonwealth Parliament. The parliamentary service and political careers of Senators and Members are presented, together with details of parliamentary committees and elections up to and including the July 2016 poll.

Report

19 Apr 2017
8

This study compares and contrasts Australian and global best practices in policy and regulation for the energy and carbon performance of the built environment. It examines the drivers and opportunities for, and barriers to, the adoption of best practices in Australia. Finally, and as a...

Report

24 Jan 2018
8

This interim report provides an overview of the system in which Social Housing Providers currently operate in NSW plus the processes and practices employed to meet maintenance requirements.

This report was developed from a review of relevant literature and a series of interviews with...

Blog post

23 Apr 2019
4

While it seems unlikely that unaware members of the public will face big fines from the AEC for their political Facebook posts, voters, donors and campaigners should familiarise themselves with the new rules, writes Damon Muller.

Report

1 Dec 2017
9

Government policies and programs have had relatively limited success in fostering widespread adoption of energy efficient products and solutions in Australia’s residential sector. Part of the problem has been the reliance on behaviour change models that assume consumers to be rational individualistic actors, who can...

Report

29 Apr 2019
159

Each year, Anglicare Australia agencies use data provided by the REA group to analyse rental listings on realestate.com.au. Properties are assessed for their affordability for low income households. This year’s snapshot surveyed over 69,000 private rental listings across the country over one sample weekend, revealing...

Discussion paper

1 Apr 2014
5

In this discussion paper, bservations on munition workers, most of them women, are organized to examine the relationship between their output and their working hours.

Report

13 Jul 2016
2

Monitoring household energy and water usage can provide valuable insights into building performance and occupant behaviour. The monitoring of building parameters such as temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide levels can also be used to inform building management. Additionally, when coupled with data feedback display...

Report

22 Apr 2019
226

There is widespread awareness that overseas students are a large and growing presence in Australia. This report examines the consequences of growth in the overseas student presence for the labour markets and for the congestion issues now afflicting Sydney and Melbourne.

Report

Establishing the case for the development of an integrated spatial data server and analysis capacity for the CRCLCL - final report
15 Nov 2013
3

This scoping project sits across two of the three program areas of the CRC. It aims to assess the scope for developing an integrated building level and cadastrally organised relational database and analysis capacity to link the full range of geo-coded data which will be...

Report

29 Apr 2019
37

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has researched the issue of debt recovery action taken by the ATO against small businesses while the disputed matter was before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The investigation found that such action can severely impact upon a person's...

Report

16 Apr 2019
7

Following the structural change in the Northern Territory’s fiscal position, it was necessary for the government to revise its fiscal strategy and progress a range of systemic whole of government reforms to return the budget to a sustainable position over the medium to long term....

Report

1 Nov 2018
101

In contrast with the ‘technical and specialist skills’ associated with STEM, contributions from graduates of the HASS sector are poorly understood. This report makes the case for a clearer articulation of the value of HASS in the context of Australia’s future workforce.

Briefing paper

4 Mar 2019
5

This paper re-caps the events which influenced electoral reforms in 2018, before examining in greater detail the relevant legislative provisions, the concept of implied freedom of political communication under the Constitution, and the reasoning of the High Court in Unions NSW v New South Wales....

Briefing paper

29 Apr 2019
8

The analysis shows all five Tasmanian electorates are among the biggest losers of the government’s income tax cut plan, inner-city electorates in Sydney and Melbourne are the biggest winners, and South Australia and central and north Queensland get at least 30% per capita less than...

Discussion paper

1 Jul 2013
4

Using a differences-in-differences approach and controlling for individual unobserved heterogeneity, we evaluate the impact of a 1999 law that granted all workers with children younger than 7 years old protection against a layoff if the worker had previously asked for a work-week reduction due to...

Briefing paper

8 Mar 2019
36

This e-brief begins by looking at the prevalence of abuse of older people and adults with disability. It then outlines existing NSW agencies that play a role in protecting these groups from abuse and also considers NSW and national review recommendations to establish agencies to...

Discussion paper

29 Apr 2019
98

This paper was developed to support Legal Aid NSW undertake a review of their client intake and triage services. It provides a conceptual basis for further investigating and developing a systematic triage service model.

Report

8th World Summit on Arts & Culture, 2019
26 Apr 2019
11

The 8th World Summit Report offers insight into the knowledge, experience and perspectives shared by participants and details the conversations that took place during the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Kuala Lumpur from 11-14 March 2019. It also presents the issues that participants...

Briefing paper

23 Apr 2019
98

This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.

Report

24 Apr 2019
25

Lebanon is home to over 250,000 migrant domestic workers, who come from African and Asian countries and work in private households. The vast majority of these workers are women. Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are trapped in a web woven by the kafala system, which...

Report

26 Apr 2019
5

This report seeks to understand the role of business in the 21st Century north of Engand. It sets out what role the state can play to encourage, develop and sustain this type of activity and provides recommendations for the local, northern and national scale.

Report

26 Apr 2019
46

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the governance arrangements for the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS).

Report

18 Apr 2019
3

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance board in Old Parliament House.

Report

17 Apr 2019
6

This Strategic Insight examines Huawei through a historical lens. It identifies strong parallels between the industrial policy adopted by Germany in the early twentieth century to cultivate a ‘national champion’ in communications – Telefunken – and the Chinese party-state’s support for Huawei since its formation...

Discussion paper

26 Apr 2019
63

This report forecasts the impact on workers' incomes over the next term of parliament under the two major parties' respective penalty rates policies.

Report

How five cities reimagined their public spaces
18 Apr 2019
243

As American communities face increasing levels of social and economic division, this report showcases how five U.S. cities are reimagining public spaces—parks, trails, plazas, libraries—to bring residents together and revive neglected neighborhoods.

Report

Status report on net zero energy and high performance buildings
15 Apr 2019
2

This Getting to Zero Status Report (the Status Report) offers building owners, tenants, design teams, contractors, and policymakers a summary of NZE commercial and multifamily buildings data in New York and how trends across the State compare with the national landscape. This Status Report provides...

Journal article

24 Apr 2019
6

China has enacted a number of ambitious pollution control policies to mitigate air pollution in urban areas. Unintended side effects of these policies to other environmental policy arenas and regions have largely been ignored. To bridge this gap, the authors use a multiregional input-output model...

Journal article

23 Apr 2019
5

Arctic feedbacks accelerate climate change through carbon releases from thawing permafrost and higher solar absorption from reductions in the surface albedo, following loss of sea ice and land snow. Here, the authors include dynamic emulators of complex physical models in the integrated assessment model PAGE-ICE...

Report

24 Apr 2019
8

This updated research shows that medium to large rooftop solar systems are taking off, contributing with other solar and wind energy to the jump from 10% to 15% of the energy supplied to the grid over the last year.

Report

Interpreting the responses to #Watergate by the Prime Minister and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
21 Apr 2019
121

The Australia Institute has released analysis of official responses to the 'Watergate' scandal surrounding Murray Darling water purchases, covered by The Project, Guardian and other media outlets.

Discussion paper

9 Feb 2016
4

This paper is to inform the second stage of project development for the Closing The Loop project. The foundation for the project direction was established in the first paper ‘Closing the Loop, Evidence-Based Design and Systematic Review. This paper will cover:

Evidence based design...

Discussion paper

4 Dec 2015
3

This document is a component of the CRC for Low Carbon Living Closing the Loop project. It provides an overview of existing data around building energy performance in Australia to guide the selection of building typologies to be included into the research. This document also...

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
14

National Party policy document outlining their plans for promoting youth mental health and suicide prevention.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
10

National Party policy document outlining their taxation plan for small business.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
6

National Party policy document outlining their plans for job creation and economic management.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
7

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting retirees.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
4

National Party policy document outlining their plans to lower energy costs for Australian small businesses.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
3

National Party policy document outlining their plans for road safety in Australia.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
9

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting Australia's health care system.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
5

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting multiculturalism in Australia.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
5

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting Australian small businesses.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
6

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting Australian veterans and their families.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
15

National Party policy document outlining their plans for vocational education and skills development.

Report

A collaborative project between the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) and the CRC for Low Carbon Living
17 Dec 2014
9

Road agencies face growing pressure to respond to issues related to climate change, resource shortages, and shifting transport mode preferences. A key part of this response will be to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel based energy (and the associated greenhouse gas emissions) of transport...

Report

15 Sep 2015
6

This report articulates, discourses why and how to use evidence from empirical studies to close the loop of design practices. An early effort by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) aiming to bring the stage of “feedback” into the design process was not successful due...

Briefing paper

10 Jan 2017
441

Public policies that seek to address social challenges will only work if the choices made by decision-makers are informed by the best available evidence. This guide presents ten tips for using research to influence policy.

Report

23 Nov 2016
7

This report sets out the role to be played by the PIM project in the planned UHI project work. It summarises the goals and organisation of that work and then outlines the contribution to be made by PIM. Importantly, while the PIM project contribution to...

Fact sheet

23 Nov 2016
4

This document presents the progress of the Energy, Transport, Waste and Water research project. which currently addresses residential precincts in terms of the characteristics of household types. These household types are derived from Mosaic demographic data.

Report

23 Apr 2019
25

This report presents an extensive review of the U.S. moral rights regime, exploring the current state of attribution and integrity interests—particularly with respect to legal and technological changes since the United States joined the Berne Convention thirty years ago.

Fact sheet

23 Nov 2016
6

The Integrated Carbon Metrics (ICM) research project has taken a top-down approach to determining embodied carbon metrics based on national sector-based economic data. The challenges encountered in applying all such data to precinct-level objects are:

the comprehensiveness of the data — that is, are...

Discussion paper

23 Apr 2019
33

This paper describes recent progress, identifies key gaps and outlines a list of actions to advance efforts to improve efforts to support sustainable development finance.

Report

16 Apr 2019
173

In this essay, Stoker argues that what truly ails the centre right is not that it has not become sufficiently ‘progressive’, but rather that it has failed to remain authentic. It has failed to stand up and fight for the fundamental values and principles that...

Report

4 Apr 2019
6

Abstract:

This study examines the impact of CCTV footage on clearance rates for crimes occurring on the rail network in New South Wales.

Nearest neighbour matching was used to compare criminal matters with and without camera footage. Cases were matched on principal...

Report

4 Apr 2019
6

This study examines how police use CCTV footage in criminal investigations. Structured interviews were conducted with 146 sworn members of the NSW Police Force who had recently requested footage from the NSW rail system’s network of CCTV cameras.

Journal article

1 Apr 2019
7

Abstract:

Pacific Small Island Developing States are often referred to as the “frontline” of climate change, facing an array of worsening climate-related shocks and stressors. However, despite their underlying exposure to climate change impacts, the role of Pacific Island cities as both an...

Position paper

24 Apr 2019
177

The Australian Work + Family Policy Roundtable is a research network of 33 academics from 17 universities and research institutions with expertise on work, care and family policy. The goal of the Roundtable is to propose, comment upon, collect and disseminate research to inform evidence-based...

Technical report

19 Dec 2016
4

This technical investigation canvases a range issues concerned with the development of a PIM Object Library, specifically to address carbon management, though the principles could be applied within a broader context. It deals with:

levels of detail, identifying the broad classes of objects that...

Technical report

19 Dec 2016
8

This technical investigation presents the precinct information (PIM) data schema. The schema is an extension of the current IFC data schema that is used widely for building works. Apart from buildings, precincts also contain infrastructure objects such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, and outdoor civic...

Technical report

19 Dec 2016
4

This technical investigation presents the precinct information (PIM) prototype tools that have been developed as part of the PIM research project:

PIMViewer – to allow viewing and some limited editing capability for models that have been created using the proposed PIM data schema PIM...

Technical report

19 Dec 2016
5

This technical investigation reports on the common way state planning departments and local governments proscribe development of private and public land.

The context for this is to develop a digital representation of the system, to support for example the tools emerging that examine the...

Report

21 Feb 2017
9

Houses designed to be energy and water efficient often do not perform as intended. One of the reasons for this is occupant behaviour. Rebound effects and lack of awareness mean that behaviour and practices need to be addressed as part of the strategies to reduce...

Report

6 Oct 2017
6

The work undertaken in the CRCLCL PIM Project (RP2011) was presented at an Industry Symposium on 15 September 2017. The aim was to demonstrate how Precinct Information Modelling (PIM), based on an open information exchange standard, can enable more effective urban planning, design and management...

Position paper

26 Sep 2017
6

Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) describes the process of creating a 3D digital model at the scale of a precinct, defined as any area of the built environment that is of interest for some practical purpose. As such, it describes an activity where all the information...

Report

20 Dec 2016
3

This report outlines the scope and progress of work that has been undertaken as part of the PIM Project for the CRC for Low Carbon Living. It is recognised that the project has suffered setbacks in its collaboration with other CRC projects, but the report...

Report

10 Apr 2017
8

Internationally, there is a trend towards end users procuring electricity from offsite Renewable Energy (RE) facilities located at physical premises distinct from the point of end use. In 2015, end user Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the United States underpinned more new wind capacity than...

Commentary

23 Apr 2019
9

A century after the one-time attorney-general’s legislation was shot down by the Privy Council, Australia’s new criminal cartel law is up and running.

Commentary

23 Apr 2019
7

Twitter has changed the landscape of political reporting, and there’s no going back, writes Frank Bongiorno.

Case study

28 May 2018
7

This research explores the carbon impact of current Value Engineering (VE) practices in Australia. To accomplish this goal, a complex mixed-use building in Sydney was modelled to determine the capital material costs and initial embodied carbon emissions before and after the VE process. The results...

Guide

24 Apr 2019
262

This quick guide explains how Australian universities resource research activities. Based on key Australian Government data, it sets out the major sources and distribution of university research funding.

Briefing paper

24 Apr 2019
4

This policy brief is part of a multi-country research initiated by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) to assess budget credibility challenges in different countries, particularly how governments report on and justify budget deviations.

Report

15 Apr 2019
50

For migrants and refugees in Italy, identity data collection processes can “exacerbate existing biases, discrimination, or power imbalances." This report analyzes the challenges arising from this digital ecosystem and identifies three major areas of concern: bureaucratic bias in identity systems; privacy and mistrusted systems; and...

Report

23 Apr 2019
170

This paper outlines the context within which the flexible ongoing proposal arose, the WorkPac vs. Skene decision, and the NSWBC’s concerns about “double dipping.” It then examines the nature of casual work in Australia and provides an analysis of how the proposed flexible ongoing category...

Report

30 Jun 2018
6

The ultimate test of the business case for high performance low carbon building is to consider how the human benefits of these buildings could be reliably quantified to prove beyond all doubt the positive Return on Investment (ROI). After all, staff costs, including salaries and...

Briefing paper

23 Apr 2019
11

This briefing note highlights recent technological advances that have made renewables one of the country’s fastest growing industries, and Australia a world leader in battery storage.

Journal article

31 Mar 2016
4

Highlights

Biogas electricity is the single largest carbon offset for land-applied biosolids. This offset varies with primary-to-WAS ratio, SRT, sludge age and WWTP technology. Transport impacts are smaller than total fugitive GHG emissions in the plant. The fertiliser substitution offset depends on the...

Commentary

16 Apr 2019
9

Despite the hype, the personal income tax system will look pretty similar for the next three years regardless of which party wins office.

Journal article

11 Feb 2019
3

Highlights

Conducted a survey investigating attitudes of industrial stakeholders regarding the community Conducted interviews with plant manages regarding community interaction Based on observed trends and analysis, a series of recommendations is discussed.

Abstract

Research into industry-community relationships have focused almost exclusively...

Report

18 Mar 2019
51

This report is for people interested in the public perception of dementia and how campaigning can better reflect key perspectives on dementia as a social issue.

Report

17 Apr 2019
28

This report provides updated information on the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia in advance of the May 2019 federal election.

Literature review

21 Sep 2014
2

Highlights

This review covers aspects from both analytical odour sampling as well as a community assessment paradigms. The dose-response relationship is discussed as a complex system that has varying degrees of influence dependent upon the olfactory quality assessed. Combined approaches are discussed and...

Journal article

10 Aug 2017
4

Highlights

GC–MS/O methodologies are broadened to improve ecological validity. A Community Odour Wheel for untrained individuals is implemented. A combined online and workshop based community engagement structure is proposed. Common language between all stakeholders in environmental malodour provides many advantages.

Abstract...

Report

16 Apr 2019
7

This paper argues that like the Bush Administration with Iraq, the Trump Administration appears to have given little or no strategic thought to the future of Iran beyond any possible removal of the clerical regime.

Report

18 Apr 2019
9

In this paper, FDI Global Food and Water Research Manager, Mervyn Piesse, examines the level of agricultural mechanisation in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding that the region has fallen behind other developing parts of the world in adopting labour-saving farm machinery.

Journal article

11 Sep 2017
3

Highlights

A survey investigating the relationship between odour impact, wellbeing, odour observation, and perception, is implemented. It was found that odour impact was determined by a small number of factors including distance, odour legislation, and odour annoyance. Factors such as odour frequency also...

Briefing paper

24 Apr 2019
46

Unless national action is taken to meet the Paris Target to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees, Australia’s GDP faces a hit of an average of $130 billion per year according to this briefing note by The Australia Institute.

Journal article

22 Apr 2019
7

Significance

The authors find that global warming has very likely exacerbated global economic inequality, including ∼25% increase in population-weighted between-country inequality over the past half century. This increase results from the impact of warming on annual economic growth, which over the course of...

Briefing paper

17 Apr 2019
123

This policy brief on investment in alcohol and other drug services in Australia comes at a time when there are clear needs across the country.

Journal article

17 Apr 2019
15

This article argues that the adoption of social and emotional wellbeing as an explanatory framework for culturally secure healthcare in prison is essential to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia.

Article

16 Apr 2019
3

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionize our world and is already having a significant impact in many areas of our day-to-day lives. But what exactly do we mean by the IoT, and why is it so important that it is secure?

Strategy

Budget statements: Australian Digital Health Agency
2 Apr 2019
6

This 2019-20 Health Portfolio Budget Statement informs Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes for the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Blog post

12 Apr 2019
6

The EU’s approach to regional policy—known as smart specialisation or S3—offers a model that could inform collaborative regional policy making in Australia. It asks, what kinds of collaboration matter in a knowledge economy?

Guide

12 Apr 2019
81

This guidance note provides information on the 2019 Post-election report of election commitments, including arrangements for engagement with parliamentary parties.

Report

Report on the first regional research roundtable
18 Apr 2019
7

In this Report, the Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy considers how to foster a more coherent and cooperative approach to regional research and policy-making.

Report

12 Apr 2019
16

This study is the first of a suite of projects aimed at understanding the value of VET delivered to secondary school students for their post-school employment and training destinations. Statistical analysis presents the quantity and type of VET programs undertaken by students in secondary schools,...

Report

4 Apr 2019
2

This report assesses the burden of chronic pain in Australia, including its impact on the health system, productivity, carer costs and wellbeing.

Journal article

13 Nov 2018
7

Objective

Smartphone health applications (apps) are being increasingly used to assist patients in chronic disease self-management. The effects of such apps on patient outcomes are uncertain, as are design features that maximise usability and efficacy, and the best methods for evaluating app quality...

Report

18 Apr 2019
20

This report provides an overview of the state of New Zealand's environment using five broad themes presenting nine priority environmental issues, which include information about why it matters, what has changed, and the consequences.

Report

19 Apr 2019
23

The US Department of Justice has released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. This report covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

Journal article

22 Feb 2019
27

This article argues that while the current NZ tax/benefit system represents a ‘welfare mess’, and needs substantial restructuring, a UBI does not necessarily provide an adequate income for poverty relief, nor ensure labour force incentives, at an acceptable fiscal cost.

Audio

22 Apr 2019
4

Precision medicine is full of promise, but how much of a difference does it make? To help explore this issue, the World Science Festival Brisbane brought together a panel of experts moderated by Dr Norman Swan.

Strategy

26 Feb 2019
36

This agreement sets the long term direction in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs in the ACT and obligates the signatories to work together to enable equitable outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT.

Report

5 Mar 2019
9

This report presents the findings of the review, and contains recommendations designed to support improvements to the workplace culture across the ACT public health system.

Report

18 Apr 2019
8

This paper reviews the use of digital tools by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and sets out a number of recommendations to enable the department to improve its use of digital diplomacy.

Report

18 Apr 2019
88

By mapping the global expansion of 12 of China’s largest and most influential technology companies across a range of sectors, this project contributes new data and analysis to help consider the geostrategic, political and human rights implications of China's technological expansion.

Commentary

17 Apr 2019
8

When it comes to leadership, what we need most is a leader who tells it like it is and matches that with vision and action.

Survey

18 Apr 2019
13

This paper argues the Government’s tax plan will make income tax less progressive, with most of the benefit going to those on high incomes.

Survey

18 Apr 2019
5

The Australia Institute surveyed a state representative sample of 624 South Australians about their attitudes to climate change. The results show support for a wide range of ambitious climate policies and broad agreement that climate change is serious, and can and should be addressed.

Article

11 Apr 2019
15

As the dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, Lloyd B. Minor believes electronic health records still have the potential to make health care more predictive, preventive, and precise — but only if we can achieve sustained collaboration among health care providers, technology companies, and...

Commentary

17 Apr 2019
13

How public housing design can be reimagined to reflect the lives and experiences of its residents.

Website

18 Apr 2019
7

The Australian Digital Health Agency is facilitating a national conversation to develop a blueprint for a more modern, digitally connected health system.

Journal article

5 Apr 2018
2

Odorous emissions from wastewater biosolids processing can cause nuisance impacts to the surrounding community. Odour Wheels are an effective tool for environmental odour management, but have yet to be provided for wastewater biosolids processing. Emissions throughout the biosolids processing from eight wastewater treatment plants, each...

Journal article

1 Oct 2013
6

The purpose of this paper is to explore the current needs, challenges and benefits of digital inclusion in Australia. It explores how the concept of inclusion is evolving with changes in technology and to social structures.

Literature review

13 Mar 2019
1

Odor emissions from biosolids limit opportunities for their beneficial reuse by land application. Odorous emissions are affected by the operation of stabilization processes via methods such as anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion, alkaline treatment, thermal drying, or composting. Commonly used sampling and measurement methods for assessing...

Position paper

18 Apr 2019
26

National Policy Directions that captures all of the PHAA health policy issues of relevance to the federal sphere. Its directions are taken from the PHAA’s complete policy portfolio of over 80 policy position statements. It is a comprehensive statement of important policy aims relevant to...

Position paper

17 Apr 2019
19

Immediate Policy Priorities highlights five key issues that deserve urgent attention and serious commitments from political parties seeking to form the next Australian government. This document is high level and is intentionally limited in scope.

Journal article

2 Nov 2017
1

Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) are important contributors to nuisance odours from the processing of wastewater sludge and biosolids. However, emission characteristics are difficult to predict as they vary between sites and are likely to be affected by biosolids processing configuration and operation.

VSC emissions...

Policy

5 Mar 2019
52

This policy sets out the Labor party's plan on housing. It includes strategies to address affordability and to support housing construction by reforming negative gearing and capital gains tax arrangements. Links include previously archived and updated versions.

Policy report

17 Oct 2018
3

This document sets out the UK government’s vision for the use of technology, digital and data within health and care, to meet the needs of all our users.

Journal article

8 May 2017
3

A diverse range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from wastewater biosolids processing. Odorous emissions are predominately made up of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) which are typically the only odorants measured. However, a range of VOCs are known to contribute to malodours yet previous...

Report

17 Apr 2019
35

The report summarises the benefits returned to Australia through its membership of global science organisation the International Science Council, and the Australian Academy of Science’s strategy to enhance these benefits.

Report

2 Apr 2019
34

This study examines ten years of Women, Business and the Law data through an index structured around the economic decisions women make as they go through different stages of their working lives. It provides insight into how women’s employment and entrepreneurship choices are affected by...

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2019
118

This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing,...

Guide

Guidelines for providing rights-based and gender-responsive services to address gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and young persons with disabilities
1 Nov 2018
6

This resource provides practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and young persons with disabilities.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
7

Australia's peak body for social services has released its election policy priorities for whole of government advisory structures.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
8

Australia's peak body for social services has released its health election policy priorities, designed to reduce the worst service gaps in health care for people on low incomes, and end some of the waste in the system.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
9

Australia's peak body for social services has released its climate change and energy election policy priorities.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
33

Australia's peak body for social services has released its housing and homelessness services election policy priorities. It is calling for an increase to funding for homelessness services and affordable housing.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
48

Australia's peak body for social services has released its employment election policy priorities, designed to foster full employment, reduce long-term unemployment, and support an effective employment services system.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
18

Australia's peak body for social services has released its social security election policy priorities. These are designed to strengthen our social security system to ensure it best achieves its goal of preventing poverty and deprivation, and put the dignity of people first.

Report

12 Apr 2019
27

Conventional, top-down and governance-focused anti-corruption efforts have had limited success in the fight against corruption in developing countries, argues this report. It considers how to develop and strengthen incentive-driven and high-impact anti-corruption initiatives.

Survey

12 Apr 2019
7

This research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about their attitudes to electric vehicles, finding that one in two Australian voters (50%) support shifting all sales of new vehicles to electric vehicles by 2025.

Report

17 Apr 2019
72

This report highlights the issues which are of most concern to Australian children and young people broadly under the banners of wellbeing, safety, learning, equality and the environment. One of the most consistent issues raised, however, was that of climate change.

Survey

15 Apr 2019
13

This survey asked a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about levels of trust in Federal Parliament and their attitudes towards a federal integrity commission. Four in five Australians support a commission and 76% agree it should have the ability to hold public hearings....

Survey

17 Apr 2019
72

This survey asked a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about their attitudes to climate change. Results show support for a wide range of ambitious climate policies and broad agreement that climate change is serious and can and should be addressed.

Report

24 Jan 2019
12

This report showcases global priority needs for women, girls and young people affected by crisis. It also highlights the Population Fund's 2018 achievements and its priorities in humanitarian work.

Report

16 Apr 2019
11

This report documents attacks and other forms of intimidation experienced by activists campaigning against mining activities in their communities. It covers activities in four provinces between 2013 and 2018.

Report

17 Apr 2019
30

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services across Australia provide a broad range of treatment services and support to people using drugs, and to their families and friends. These key findings present high-level information for 2017–18 about publicly funded AOD treatment service agencies, the people...

Guide

8 Apr 2019
7

This digital framework supports allied health professionals and local organisations and providers in England to work towards services that are both paper-free at the point of care and connected to other services and systems.

Dataset

Policy priorities for the federal government
16 Apr 2019
73

This chart data accompanies the book report which rates Australia’s performance against similar countries and proposes policy reforms to schools and universities, hospitals and housing, roads and railways, cities and regions, budgets and taxes, retirement incomes and climate change.

Position paper

16 Apr 2019
337

This report rates Australia’s performance against similar countries and proposes policy reforms for schools and universities, hospitals and housing, roads and railways, cities and regions, budgets and taxes, retirement incomes, and climate change.

Report

Unfinished business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all
10 Apr 2019
102

This report considers the gains made in women's sexual and reproductive health and rights since the establishment of the Population Fund in 1969.

Report

15 Apr 2019
170

This analysis considers how 2019–2020 federal budget measures, including $328 million for prevention measures and frontline services under the 'Our Investment in Women's Safety' package, contribute to addressing violence against women and their children.

Guide

19 Feb 2019
68

This is a practical toolkit for creating playspaces that are designed to be inclusive of everyone in the community. It was developed in consultation with advocacy and advisory groups representing over 50 stakeholders from local government, landscape architecture, disability advocates, industry representatives, parents and educators....

Guide

16 Apr 2019
34

This guide summarises the military anniversaries taking place this year.

Strategy

11 Apr 2019
72

This action plan identifies 10 actions the NT Government will implement in partnership with key agencies and other organisations. It is designed to better coordinate Aboriginal land and native title matters across the Northern Territory.

Working paper

15 Apr 2019
92

This issues paper presents the current state of research on family violence in ethnic communities in New Zealand.

Briefing paper

16 Apr 2019
11

The consultation document released by The New Zealand Treasury looks at – and seeks public feedback on – issues relating to the types of assets that are screened, who is screened, and how the screening process is conducted.

Video

24 Feb 2019
8

Dr Vicki Couzens spoke at ANZSOG's Reimagining Public Administration conference on February 20, as part of the 'Year of Indigenous languages’ plenary. The plenary was particularly poignant given 2019 is the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. “Our language is scarce so we are revitalising...

Policy

12 Apr 2019
27

The Construction Sector Accord aims to strengthen the partnership between government and industry and be a catalyst to transform the construction sector for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Journal article

1 Dec 2016
12

Abstract:

Data quality and availability in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ higher education participation and pathways remains a persistent challenge. In this paper it is identified that, to date, there has been no systematic attempt to conceptualise and summarise many...

Video

1 Apr 2019
13

In this video, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith discuss the implications of emerging technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Human Rights.

Annual Report

12 Apr 2019
11

This is an annual update of the Social Cost of Road Crashes and Injuries statistics published by the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. This update provides estimates of the average social costs per injury and per crash at June 2018 prices. The update accounts for...

Briefing paper

27 Mar 2019
2

This analysis shows that the final rules agreed on how zero and low-emission cars are counted towards the Cars CO2 regulation in the European Union – i.e. the multiplier for plug-in hybrids, double-counting in some markets as well as the potential inclusion of Norway –...

Briefing paper

Analyses the roadmap to be presented by the Commission at the Automotive Industry Forum in Craiova on 18 March 2019
18 Mar 2019
1

On Monday 18 March 2019, the European Commission will present and discuss with Member States, industry and civil society a “Roadmap towards clean vehicles”. This document is the first-ever EU strategy to tackle polluting diesels on the road. It is the first proposal for an...

Video

20 Feb 2019
6

Sharon Nelson-Kelly spoke at ANZSOG's Reimagining Public Administration conference on February 20, 2019.

Briefing paper

12 Apr 2019
11

This briefing considers heightened tensions in the region and the Trump administration’s more forceful China Policy in the context of recent developments within Taiwan’s domestic politics, the current status of its relationship with the US and China, and its efforts to increase its presence in...

Report

15 Apr 2019
22

This research reports on a survey of public perceptions of racial, ethnic and religious discrimination in the United States. The survey finds majorities continue to say there is a lot or some discrimination against some groups.

Article

7 Mar 2019
9

Trees and green spaces are essential for urban sustainability and liveability, but so is planting the right things in the right places...

Read the full article on the University of Melbourne's Pursuit site.

Transcript

11 Oct 2017
3

The full text of ANZSOG Dean and CEO Professor Ken Smith’s speech at the opening dinner for The Indigenous Affairs and Public Administration: Can’t we do better? Conference.

The conference is a joint initiative of ANZSOG and the Department of the Prime Minister and...

Report

15 Apr 2019
1

In this report, the IEA provides recommendations for further improvements of Ireland’s energy policy to help the country continue to transform its energy sectors in order to meet the emissions reduction target for 2030.

Report

1 Dec 2018
97

This report focuses on technical opportunities and policies for cost-effective scenarios for meeting food, land use, and greenhouse gas emissions goals in 2050 in ways that can also help to alleviate poverty and do not exacerbate water challenges.

Journal article

18 Jan 2019
5

The aim of the paper is to examine the long-term relationship between economic complexity, energy consumption structure, and greenhouse gas emission, within a panel of European Union countries and two subpanels: (i) European economies with higher economic complexity and (ii) European economies with a lower...

Report

8 Apr 2019
6

This report explores the critical role buildings can play in meeting climate change ambitions, using a portfolio of clean energy solutions that exist today. It considers the investment needs and strategies to enable the buildings sector transition, and the multiple benefits that transformation would deliver,...

Report

14 Feb 2019
5

The Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty, provided the report: The Heroic and the Dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment Restoration Evaluation, to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on 20 December 2018. It was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and released on 14 February 2019....

Blog post

13 Mar 2019
8

This post, the second in a series, explains how the Islamic State’s rise in 2014 transformed the terrorist threat to Australia.

Report

16 Apr 2019
170

This report documents the ACT Human Rights Commission’s investigations into a range of allegations and concerns about the treatment of young people at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre in the period from 2014 to 2017.

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2018
7

This briefing paper argues that a National Integrity Commission must have a broad jurisdiction to investigate any person whose conduct adversely affects or could adversely affect, directly or indirectly, the honest or impartial exercise of public administration, if the Commissioner deems the conduct to be...

Policy report

31 Mar 2019
89

In this policy note, and for the first time, levels of housing stress, poverty and income inequality have been modelled on the new Federal Electorate boundaries.

Report

The October/November 2018 TAPRI survey
8 Apr 2019
182

This report summarises a national survey of voters’ attitudes to population growth, immigration, and cultural and economic change run by The Australian Population Research Institute in 2018.

Position paper

12 Apr 2019
14

Australia's peak body for social services has released its community services election policy. It is calling on all parties to properly resource community services, and build a policy framework that ensures those services are high quality.

Position paper

15 Apr 2019
87

Australia's peak body for social services has released its tax reform election policy. It is calling for an end to tax loopholes for the wealthy in order to fund investment in our essential services and income support system.

Report

11 Apr 2019
52

This report reveals what is already happening, bringing together examples from around the world of smart working, new thinking and innovation in the consolidate efforts of businesses to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Report

Phase 2 report: randomised trial
12 Apr 2019
15

This research by the National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland measures the impact of energy labelling on alcoholic beverages, on consumer purchase or consumption behaviour in a New Zealand population.

Report

Phase 1 report: focus groups
12 Apr 2019
9

This qualitative research provides insight into consumers’ awareness of, and views around, energy (kilojoules/calories) labelling on alcoholic beverages.

Journal article

15 Aug 2018
239

This article highlights the absence of culturally-informed data quality framework for the Australian higher education sector. The authors conclude that rigorous inquiry involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is essential to ensure the sovereignty of data, and a decolonised Indigenous data framework.

Position paper

8 Apr 2019
37

This election year NAVA is calling on all parties to invest in 'artistic courage' by developing an arts policy that puts First Nations first, investing in artists’ time, leadership and self-organisation, increasing Australia Council’s funding, making fair pay at industry standards a condition of public...

Strategy

20 Apr 2018
15

This plan will shape decision-making about children's services in the NT. The strategy document sets out the principles, and the implementation plan sets in motion the actions to be undertaken in the first four years.

Strategy

20 Apr 2018
15

This is the NT Government’s plan to implement reforms to better support children, young people and families experiencing vulnerability and to deliver the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

Report

21 Mar 2019
78

The NT Government reports on its reform agenda, designed to improve supports for children and families at risk of, or experiencing, vulnerability and to strengthen support services to victims and survivors of abuse.

Report

9 Apr 2019
78

On 13 September 2017, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services issued its report on whistleblower protections. This is the Government response, presented to the Senate on 9 April 2019.

Discussion paper

8 Apr 2019
28

This paper provides insights into how the Australian Defence Force might apply its knowledge of a changing environment to more comprehensively address gaps in its software framework.

Briefing paper

8 Apr 2019
40

This paper identifies ten principles that are crucial to ensuring that aid rises to the challenges involved in helping the poorest countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2019
72

A growing body of evidence shows that education public-private partnerships which support private schooling, used in a large number of donor funded education systems, are too often failing the most vulnerable children and risk deepening inequality.

Report

10 Apr 2019
78

The latest report from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program, the nation’s largest and longest running ongoing survey of police detainees, describes drug use, drug market participation and the extent to which detainees’ alleged offences were related to drug or alcohol use. Data was...

Working paper

8 Apr 2019
13

This paper analyses the pattern of income support penalties applied to people participating in remote employment services from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. Between 30 000 and 37 000 unemployed Australians were participating in these services at any given time during this period....

Report

22 Nov 2018
4

This report tracks progress towards the various targets set out in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation – using the SDG global indicators.

Technical report

26 Mar 2019
14

This report is a product of the collaborative research project ‘Validating and Improving the BASIX Assessment Tool for Low-Carbon Dwellings’. Initiated by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the New South Wales Government, this project...

Case study

11 Apr 2019
54

At a time when the European Union is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonisation of its gas sector, this case study report looks at the experiences of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production.

Briefing paper

10 Apr 2019
38

The share of middle-skilled jobs has declined relative to low- and high-skilled jobs though this has not resulted in a fall in the share of working adults in the middle-income class. Workers in middle-skilled jobs are finding it increasingly difficult to be in the middle-income...

Report

10 Apr 2019
214

The middle class has shrunk in most OECD countries, says this report, as younger generations face growing economic pressure. While almost 70% of baby boomers were part of middle-income households in their twenties, only 60% of millennials are today.

Fact sheet

Country report
10 Apr 2019
43

A country based brief report related to the OECD report Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class.

Report

2 Apr 2019
7

Labor's promise to reduce carbon emissions beyond Australia's commitments under the Paris Agreement will impose enormous costs on households and small-to-medium businesses, argues this research paper.

Infographic

10 Apr 2019
65

Infographic based on 2019 OECD report Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class

Report

Pathways to recovery: how can Canadians overcome opioid addiction?
14 Mar 2019
9

This report discusses opportunities for policy makers to engage on harm reduction, equitable access to treatment and support, and collaboration and coordination, to stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Canada.

Position paper

15 policies the Coalition should implement but will not and 5 policies they should not implement but will
12 Apr 2019
76

Proposed policies include withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, reducing the corporate tax rate, privatising the ABC, and legalising nuclear power.

Report

3 Apr 2019
15

This statement sets out the Victorian government's long-term vision for the creation of a family violence system that is more inclusive, responsive and accessible to all Victorians.

Discussion paper

16 Feb 2019
9

This consultation paper includes a draft Online Safety Charter. This draft Charter includes a set of proposed expectations or standards for technology firms regarding online safety.

Guide

A supplement to the UNFCCC Technical Guidelines on the National Adaptation Plan process
10 Apr 2019
37

This guide is designed to assist practitioners, policy makers and the wider development community to address urban and human settlement issues into the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans.

Journal article

4 Mar 2019
9

This paper identifies barriers and incentives to EV adoption in Australia through a survey of pro-environmental motorists, including an experimental component to test information provision influences on attitude change. Results evidence that wide ranging factors influence vehicle choice including EVs.

Report

10 Apr 2019
32

This report reviews investment in human capital and spending on health and education by both government and donors in all of the 82 poorest countries. It finds that the allocation of funds often does not match the distribution of poverty within countries, and data on...

Strategy

11 Apr 2019
208

This plan, aimed at creating a more resilient Australia, proposes measures to reform infrastructure planning, regional planning, higher education and vocational training, enterprise bargaining, income taxes, electricity policy, and more.

Submission

5 Apr 2019
9

The development of hydrogen energy has been promoted as a lower-emissions alternative to Australian coal and gas exports. However, there is a significant risk that the promise of hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative, for domestic use and export, could backfire. The development of Australia’s hydrogen...

Statistics

11 Apr 2019
5

The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of Australians in 2018 and in 2019 about their views towards issues surrounding the health and management of the Murray Darling Basin.

Journal article

2 May 2018
4

Whole building simulation tools can play a significant role in energy savings through building design and operation, implementing building energy rating schemes, and demonstrating compliance with building energy codes. It is critical that any development of a tool be properly evaluated by state-of-the-art evaluation techniques....

Position paper

29 Jan 2019
7

Australia deserves a safe, fair, efficient transport system Australia’s economy and quality of life rely on safe, efficient and affordable transport. But all data suggests that our national land transport system has failed to keep up with growing demand and technological change, and our living...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
3

The environment is fundamental to everyone and every industry in Australia. The ongoing degradation of our natural environment reveals that current management is not working. It faces many threats and requires adaptive active management to achieve sustainability for future generations. Federal environmental laws need to...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
1

Australia is well endowed with energy resources and has some of the best managed primary industries in the world. Our success as a country has been because of the competitive advantage provided by these abundant resources. We will ensure that the Federal Government strike the...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
2

Australia is fortunate to have vast areas of public land and public waters that are suitable for recreational use. Recreational access to these areas is too often denied by governments in the belief that the environment and biodiversity will be degraded unless locked up. We...

Annual Report

12 Apr 2018
2

Australia is an important player in the international arena. And as a first world country, we have moral obligation to assist less fortunate nations and peoples, particularly during natural disasters. However, this cannot be done at the expense of undermining domestic aid needs, border security...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
1

Fishing is one of Australia’s most popular recreational activities, with enormous economic, cultural and social benefits. Fishers have increasingly become victims of green bureaucracy gone mad, while true facts and statistics are repeatedly ignored. We believe sustainable and viable recreational and commercial fishing can exist...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
7

The Commonwealth Government has no Constitutional authority for the legislation and regulation of firearms laws other than those which apply to the Customs Act. Our firearms policies, Federal and State, should be based on one fact - criminals do not obey the law. As such,...

Policy

12 Apr 2018
1

Farming and agriculture have been at the forefront of Australia’s development. For over 200 years, farmers have fed our growing population and provided an underlying economic cornerstone that has been vital to our social, economic and environmental development. Australian farmers are environmental stewards, who collectively...

Audio interview

11 Apr 2019
9

Australian Law Reform Commission has recommended scrapping the national Family Court and handing control of family law back to the states and territories. Its report is the first into the crisis-ridden family law system since the Family Court was established in the 1970s.

Policy

12 Apr 2018
9

To maintain Australia’s AAA credit rating, it is critical that the Australian Government drastically reduces its debt. We believe in an economy which puts Australian interests and individuals first, striking the right balance between industry and consumer costs. We will seek a level playing field...

Policy

1 Apr 2019
7

Homophobia, anti-LGBT bigotry, sexism, transphobia, racism and other forms of discrimination are still, sadly, prevalent in society. Like many medical or societal issues, discrimination is a problem best tackled by prevention rather than cure, starting with laws that are an unsightly hang-over from a less...

Report

10 Apr 2019
194

This report makes 60 recommendations for reform, including that the resolution of family law disputes be returned to the states and territories and that the federal family courts eventually be abolished.

Policy

1 Apr 2019
9

Australian Progressives hold the view that we need to widen the scope and levels of the ICAC bodies and strengthen protections for whistleblowers.

Serious corruption has been exposed in all levels of government and across the business/corporate world. Bribery, extortion, theft, fraud, abuse of...

Policy

17 Nov 2017
11

This is a compendium of Animal Justice Party policy summaries and key objectives flowing out of the work of various policy committees during 2016.

Conference paper

1 Dec 2018
5

Current regulatory pathways to compliance in energy efficiency for Australian housing are via provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). This paper first identifies performance evaluation criteria set out in the code presented as a comparative analysis across the different methods of achieving compliance. Jurisdictional...

Article

The Internet Society's Global Internet Reports 2014-2017
11 Apr 2019
155

In his role as APO and CSI's new Digital Inclusion Collection curator, Dr Chris Wilson will highlight some of the older material in the collection, beginning this month with a review of the Internet Society’s Global Internet Report series.

Journal article

1 Dec 2018
3

Current and newly built buildings will inevitably experience the effects of climate change, therefore, the design and performance of these buildings should consider weather data that includes some of the effects of climate change, instead of only using historical weather data. However, climate change weather...

Working paper

11 Jan 2019
10

This working paper provides decisionmakers at the city level a series of frequently asked questions and responses in order to assess the adoption and implementation of a bike-sharing scheme.

Report

28 Mar 2019
13

In this report, the World Bank and World Resources Institute show how the next generation of infrastructure projects can tap natural systems and, where appropriate, integrate green and gray infrastructure.

Journal article

28 Feb 2019
7

As reflected in the sustainable development goals (SDGs), sustainable development is a multi-dimensional concept integrating political, ethical, economic, and other factors. Reports from the United Nations (UN) Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) suggest that universities are more engaged with sustainable development in higher...

Report

11 Apr 2019
120

Despite the huge challenges they face, refugees are the most entrepreneurial migrants in Australia and they are nearly twice as likely to be entrepreneurs as Australian taxpayers in general. Yet refugee entrepreneurship hardly features in public debate and receives little policy support.

Report

10 Apr 2019
50

This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2018. Amnesty International reports only on executions, death sentences and other aspects of the use of the death penalty, such as commutations and exonerations, where there is reasonable confirmation....

Article

11 Apr 2019
7

Drug-related deaths in Australia have almost doubled over the past ten years, in large part because of the increased use of opioids. In 2016, middle aged people using combinations of prescription drugs were the most likely to die a drug-related death.

Prescription monitoring aims...

Report

9 Apr 2019
40

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in cooperation with the National Disability Insurance Agency, funded an evaluation of the first 12 months of the co-design approach to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in East Arnhem.

Policy

3 Apr 2019
12

The Labor Party is the only major party committed to real action on climate change. Labor accepts the science of climate change and endorses the Paris Agreement to keep global warming well below two degrees Celsius as well as a more qualified commitment around a...

Report

11 Apr 2019
517

Domestic and family violence is a major driver of homelessness in Australia, particularly for women and their children. This paper focuses on the intersections between these issues, drawing together the research, stories of victim-survivors and service provider wisdom to recommend ways forward.

Discussion paper

10 Apr 2019
11

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) releases this Green Star for New Buildings consultation paper.

Since it first launched to market in 2003, Green Star has been a transformational force for the sustainable built environment. More than 2,250 projects across Australia have now...

Position paper

19 Feb 2019
32

By any measure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities are amongst some of the most disadvantaged of all Australians. This is often because they face multiple barriers to their meaningful participation within their own communities and the wider community.

This election policy...

Report

18 Feb 2019
13

Australian energy policy is at a crossroads. The absence of any long-term energy strategy at the federal level is crippling the Australian energy sector and increasing power prices for consumers.

Despite the lack of government leadership in this area, the clean energy sector has...

Article

10 Apr 2019
28

Results of surveying people in the United States and Australia, to understand what we think of socialism.

Report

12 Mar 2019
14

Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Joanna Spratt, finds there is scarce literature on palliative care in Pacific island countries and territories, but the documented disease profile shows a need for expanded palliative care as well as more funding; leadership; support training, coaching and...

Article

Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua | Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture Bible Study Series
1 Mar 2019
2

Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua presents a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture. It embraces the belief that the self takes its form from maintaining relationships.

Guide

Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua | Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture Bible Study Series
1 Mar 2019
7

As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Tamar to promote a thoughtful and informed discussion of challenges raised by the story and to explore its themes...

Guide

Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua | Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture Bible Study Series
1 Mar 2019
4

As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Hagar to explore its themes of power, gender inequality, and family violence and to connect the text with experiences...

Commentary

11 Apr 2019
32

There are generally two kinds of federal election: those where the government is returned, and those where it's defeated. The former is more common.

Report

4 Apr 2019
328

The face of regional jobs across the country is changing rapidly and a plan to meet demand is needed now – according to the Regional Australia Institute.

Article

1 Mar 2019
3

Church membership in Samoa is exceptionally high, and the moral authority and community leadership of churches in society is widely recognised. The churches in Samoa therefore have enormous potential capacity to contribute proactively to social well-being.

Report

8 Apr 2019
142

This report has eight enduring strategies and 30 recommendations which seek to drive a cultural and behavioural shift across the health system in Western Australia.

Report

11 Apr 2019
743

This report presents a unique analysis of outcomes measurement across the entire Australian community sector, using results from the Outcomes Measurement in the Community Sector Survey.

Working paper

10 Apr 2019
36

This paper considers the recent ‘landmark’ decision in native title law in Northern Territory v Mr A. Griffiths (deceased) and Lorraine Jones on behalf of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples [2019] HCA 7.

Strategy

9 Apr 2019
338

This strategy, developed following a consultative process, aims to drive continuing improvement in the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, particularly those at greatest risk of poor health.

Report

10 Apr 2019
13

This report provides a general overview of what successive Australian governments have done since 9/11 to counter the threat posed by Salafi-jihadi to the maintenance of international peace and security, to regional security and to domestic security.

Report

9 Apr 2019
29

This report is based on a nationally representative survey of American adults conducted in early 2019. Among its findings are that more than four in ten Americans say the country hasn't made enough progress toward racial equality, and most Americans say it’s now more common...

Article

5 Apr 2019
3

The question of whether technology is good or bad depends on how it’s developed and used. Nowhere is that more topical than in technologies using artificial intelligence.

When developed and used appropriately, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we live,...

Survey

10th Annual Report on Small Business Issues and Sentiment Across Ten Economies in the Asia-Pacific
10 Apr 2019
7

CPA Australia’s tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey found that overall, small business conditions were slightly weaker in 2018 than in 2017.

Report

10 Apr 2019
8

This analysis focuses on the upcoming Indonesian election on 17 April 2019, considering the political climate, the contenders and Indonesia's democratic procedures.

Report

10 Apr 2019
100

The report details the important role that university libraries play in national and international development. Australian libraries support the Sustainable Development Goals in many ways including promoting literacy, enabling access to information, communicating research, and preserving access to heritage and culture.

Report

10 Apr 2019
33

This report reflects the experiences of around 194,000 undergraduate students and 89,000 postgraduate coursework students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions.

Report

10 Apr 2019
293

This annual report grades 130 companies from A+ to F, based on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains.

Discussion paper

5 Apr 2019
52

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to provide social, economic, and environmental benefits. For Australia to realise these benefits, it’s important for citizens to have trust in how AI is being designed, developed and used by business and government.

Report

10 Apr 2019
16

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of governance and integrity arrangements for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

Article

9 Apr 2019
159

This paper pulls together the various sources of data available for wage growth in Australia and examines the reasons offered for slowing in wage growth provided by a range of organisations.

Report

29 Mar 2019
332

This is the second progress report of the committee, continuing the task of reviewing the implementation, performance, governance, administration and expenditure of the NDIS. This report covers events from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018.

Submission

20 Nov 2018
8

This report provides further support for the TEACHaR program which seeks to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in care.

Report

9 Apr 2019
48

This study finds that alcohol advertising deals are widespread in the AFL and NRL men’s competitions. However, alcohol advertising across the codes is not ubiquitous, indicating that alcohol advertising deals are not a pre-requisite for success or popularity of teams.

Report

29 Mar 2019
138

An Independent Panel was appointed by the Australian Government to determine the cause of the fish deaths in the lower Darling River and what actions can be taken to manage future events. The final report documents the panel’s findings and 27 recommendations.

Report

8 Apr 2019
50

This report considers the approaches taken by development partners when transitioning and exiting from bilateral aid programs. It features case studies of Australia, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Report

8 Apr 2019
67

This report looks systematically at the impact on development financing of countries’ transition from low- to middle-income status. It includes eight case studies: Egypt, Ghana, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Commentary

8 Apr 2019
17

Half a billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but that really depends on what you’re spending it on.

Discussion paper

A call for engagement
2 Apr 2019
173

This paper represents the World Economic Forum’s call for engagement from stakeholders across the globe and across societal and enterprise domains in order to meet the challenges of Globalization 4.0.

Journal article

25 Feb 2019
6

Urban residence is associated with a higher risk of some psychiatric disorders, but the underlying drivers remain unknown. There is increasing evidence that the level of exposure to natural environments impacts mental health, but few large-scale epidemiological studies have assessed the general existence and importance...

Report

20 Feb 2019
111

This report provides insight into the role of young people in sustainable development in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related frameworks, in particular the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development...

Report

4 Apr 2019
61

This UN report provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance. It puts forward a set of policy recommendations that are both ambitious and targeted at helping achieve tangible progress on financing for sustainable development in 2019 and beyond.

Blog post

5 Apr 2019
24

Notions of wellbeing are currently becoming common focuses across many sectors, including education. This raises a number of questions about the role of teachers and schools and about the effectiveness of current efforts.

Report

1 Sep 2018
12

The Generation Effect tells the story of a generation whose hopes and dreams are shaped by an economy that no longer provides the job and income security that their parents and grandparents experienced. It is a story of the game of life getting harder, not...

Report

5 Nov 2017
5

The 2018 regional security outlook highlights regional security concerns and promotes informed policy-relevant outputs to advance regional security cooperation at official levels.

Established in 1993, the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is the premier Track Two organization in the Asia...

Report

and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) - the next 25 years
5 Nov 2018
5

The 2019 regional security outlook highlights regional security concerns and promotes informed policy-relevant outputs to advance regional security cooperation at official levels.

This edition also include the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) outlook for the next 25 years.

Established in 1993, the Council for...

Report

8 Apr 2019
23

This report looks at data of 400,000 New Zealand students and reveals there are no significant differences in school performance between different deciles.

Report

28 Feb 2019
3

This report contends that the Middle East regional order since 2011 has changed in several ways and argues that the sovereign state system and territorial boundaries are more resilient than widely assumed.

Annual Report

1 Feb 2013
5

Social scientists adopted the term ‘precarity’ to describe states of employment that do not have the security or benefits enjoyed in more traditional employment relationships. These precarious employment relationships are becoming the ‘new normal’ for our workforce.

In its 2007 report, Losing Ground ,...

Draft report

9 Apr 2019
26

This research report shows New Zealand farmers are focused on sustainability and the impacts of climate change. It highlights the change in attitudes among farmers and identifies behavioural trends.

Annual Report

15 Nov 2018
5

This is the annual report from the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs and the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF) to the Minister for Home Affairs for the financial year ended 30 June 2018.

Report

4 Apr 2019
15

The Standing Committee on Economics, which can inquire into and report on any annual reports referred to it by the House of Representatives, agreed to undertake an inquiry into the 2018 Annual Report of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Discussion paper

7 Mar 2019
7

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is undertaking a review of innovation metrics. The aim of the review is to develop a suite of metrics that more fully capture innovation and thereby support better decision-making in Australia.

To date, the Department has consulted...

Submission

1 Apr 2019
4

The Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is undertaking a review of innovation metrics “to develop a suite of metrics that more fully capture innovation and thereby support better decision-making in Australia”.

The IRU has submitted its response, saying it supports the key...

Report

8 Apr 2019
39

This inquiry explored the ability of consumers and small businesses to exercise their legal rights through the justice system, and whether there are fair, affordable and appropriate resolution processes to resolve disputes with financial service providers.

Report

4 Apr 2019
36

This report is a summary of the Weighing up the Odds study which sought to understand the sports‑betting motivations, attitudes and behaviours of young men aged 18–35 who watch or play sports (e.g. AFL, cricket, soccer, horse racing). Its findings suggest that sports betting has...

Discussion paper

8 Apr 2019
48

This white paper sets out the UK Government's plans for online safety measures, which include encouraging companies to take more responsibility for the online safety of their users, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The public consultation runs until July 2019.

Report

1 Aug 2018
4

This report contains detailed modelling on workforce supply, demand and training, and projects the numbers required between 2016 and 2030 for the obstetrics and gynaecology profession.

Report

15 May 2018
12

Following a troubling year, where geopolitical and social concerns gave rise to a new wave of business activism, millennials and Gen Z are sounding the alarm, according to Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey. Millennials’ opinions about business’ motivations and ethics, which had trended up the...

Working paper

2 Apr 2019
5

This paper studies the effect on the labor supply decisions of senior workers of reducing the eligibility age of retirement combined with actuarial neutrality, based on one particular group of private sector workers.

In the 2011 Norwegian pension reform they had a fixed pension...

Blog post

23 Jan 2019
13

This post examines how the terrorist threat to Australia has changed since the Islamic State’s rise in 2014.

Audio

7 Apr 2019
14

Loneliness is a growing issue around the world, and a recent national survey reveals that 1 in 4 Australians are lonely. Research also shows that loneliness can have a profound impact not just on our mental health but on our physical health as well. In...

Commentary

5 Apr 2019
17

A picture of what philanthropy looks like in Australia, and why we have an opportunity to improve our giving culture.

Report

1 Feb 2014
7

At the heart of this research is the quest to provide a robust evidentiary base for the development of policy and practices aimed at encouraging charitable bequests by Australians. This report identifies the following...

Participation in charitable bequest giving is higher for those with...

Report

1 Oct 2018
5

The paper explores the potential for Precision Medicine to shift the focus of the health system from the treatment of illness to the protection of health, at the individual level.

Submission

Submission to the International Commission of Jurists
8 Apr 2019
9

In this submission Amnesty International outlines the human rights impact of criminalizing sexuality and reproduction, and provides recommendations regarding developing principles to address the detrimental impact on health, equality and human rights of criminalization with a focus on select conduct in the areas of sexuality,...

Report

4 Apr 2019
25

This report finds that, at the national level, the NAPLAN performance of Australian students in Years 5 and 9 – numeracy, Years 3 and 5 – reading, Years 3 and 5 – spelling, and Years 3 and 7 – grammar was significantly above the 2008...

Report

5 Mar 2019
58

This report seeks to understand the impact of plug-in electric vehicles on the South Australian power network in terms of demand and interaction with increasing levels of renewable generation.

Report

27 Mar 2019
23

This report examines the scope and experience of freedom of speech in Australian universities . The proposes a model voluntary code of conduct and some modifications to the Higher Education Support Act and related Higher Education Standards.

Manifesto

17 May 2018
6

The Warawarni-gu Guma (Healing Together) Statement provides an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective on domestic and family violence including a pathway forward for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities.

Guide

4 Apr 2019
12

This quick guide provides information on sources available for Australian earnings data, drawing on data from the ABS and other sources.

Guide

12 Mar 2019
10

This guide was developed to assist participatory video practitioners to undertake corruption-focussed projects and to encourage its uptake within the anti-corruption movement worldwide.

Report

21 Mar 2019
3

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will increasingly trade, invest and build regional value chains between themselves, and the involvement of other economic powers in Southeast Asia will only increase. For WA to be meaningfully engaged, relationships of genuine partnership need to be developed....

Report

10 Apr 2019
344

This study examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. The study also reviewed the legislative framework across Australia, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users.

Report

5 Apr 2019
66

This report examines the differences between victims of online fraud and those who shop or socialise online but are not victimised. The objective was to isolate those critical personal and behavioural indicators that make some individuals more vulnerable to online fraud than others.

Submission

1 Mar 2019
10

This submission by the Smith Family to Jobs Queensland on the future of work in Queensland to 2030 concerns children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds most at risk of missing out in the future, on the benefits of work, unless they have access to...

Report

2 Apr 2019
33

This study reveals that full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment.

Report

4 Apr 2019
14

The Environmental Implementation Review aims at improving implementation in the field of EU environmental policy and legislation by identifying the causes of implementation gaps and addressing systemic obstacles to environmental integration across policy sectors. It maps the main challenges for each Member State, as well...

Commentary

3 Apr 2019
10

How resilient are Western democracies? Two new books enlighten in their different ways what is happening now and what might happen next.

Report

An overview of data and digital government initiatives across the nation
5 Apr 2019
483

This report provides an overview of the main data and digital transformation initiatives being implemented in Australia by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. It features case studies of successful projects in areas including health, human services, community engagement, ID services, biodiversity and more.

Report

Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief
3 Apr 2019
182

This report examines some of the perceived problems associated with the reconciling of the exercise of freedom of religion with other human rights. It considers solutions and legislative reforms.

Report

4 Apr 2019
21

This committee was tasked with investigating the impact of new and emerging ICT, with particular reference to Australian law enforcement agencies and cybercrime prevention.