May 2019

Book

24 May 2019
6

This book is inspired by the University of the South Pacific, the leading institution of higher education in the Pacific Islands region. It celebrates the collaboration of USP with the Australian National University in research, doctoral training, teaching and joint activities.

Report

22 May 2019
3

This snapshot aims to synthesise a recent survey’s findings into useful data for Volunteering Australia, SCoA and their members and stakeholders, and identify possible themes for further research, policy development and advocacy.

Report

15 Nov 2018
3

This Population Based Screening Framework, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) principles of screening, has been developed for Australia. The aim of the framework is to provide guidance for decision makers when considering potential population-based screening program in Australia.

Report

13 Mar 2018
2

The purpose of this report is to review the current Urban Design in the Capital City Zone policy and other mechanisms and processes that influence urban design outcomes in private development within the central city and Southbank, and propose a way forward to ensure a...

Report

23 May 2019
3

This audit assessed if the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) communicates performance information that is relevant, timely, accurate and easy to understand for councils and the community.

Report

23 May 2019
3

This audit examined the reliability of agencies’ attestations of compliance with the Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF). The audit included all seven departments in place at the time of the 2018 attestation.

Report

23 May 2019
3

This audit assessed whether local councils accurately document infrastructure assets in their information systems and use this data in their asset management and planning.

Briefing paper

21 Mar 2019
5

The Victorian government commissioned this paper to support the development and implementation of evidence-based polices, programs and services, and to further understand the needs and interests of people with intersex variations in Victoria.

Policy report

30 Nov 2018
1

This policy statement outlines the agreed commitments to provide a national consumer protection framework for interactive wagering in Australia, between the Commonwealth of Australia and state and territory governments.

Report

7 Feb 2019
5

This report outlines the results of a 2018 survey of 20,000 South Australian residents, who were surveyed for their participation in gambling, problem gambling, risk of problem gambling and gambling harm.

Briefing paper

23 May 2019
12

This briefing paper argues that Adani is not “ready to go” with its Carmichael coal mine.

Report

17 Jul 2017
3

This is the first DA2I report, which sets the baseline to measure progress on a range of indicators of access to information and its relation to sustainable development.

Report

23 May 2019
55

The goal of this report is to provide an exploration of access to information as a driver of development. In doing so, it seeks to inform decision-making about the implementation of the SDGs. It is intended for policymakers and advisers, as well as anyone who...

Technical report

15 May 2013
7

The main green infrastructure elements identified and discussed in this document are green open spaces, street trees, vertical greening and green roofs. The evidence for the extent and type of cooling provided by these different vegetation elements is presented and discussed.

Technical report

15 Jan 2013
6

This report focuses on the collection and use of airborne thermal remote sensing of the urban land surface as a tool for informing policy development and on-ground implementation of urban heat island mitigation strategies.

Report

14 May 2019
8

This report looks at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Technical report

15 Oct 2013
3

Airborne thermal remote sensing can provide an excellent snapshot of spatial variability in land surface temperatures across the urban landscape. This can be used to broadly identify hot-spots across the landscape for prioritising the implementation of excess heat mitigation measures such as green infrastructure. Thermal...

Strategy

22 May 2019
8

This document takes account of the skills implications of megatrends such as globalisation, digitalisation, population ageing, and migration. It incorporates new learning about skills policies that work in three broad components: developing relevant skills over the life course, using skills effectively in work and society,...

Transcript

Response to government to the national apology to the Stolen Generations
13 Feb 2008
9

Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, was asked by the Stolen Generations Alliance and the National Sorry Day Committee to respond to the Apology.

Case study

23 May 2019
4

Background

In Australia, socioeconomic status remains a key factor in school completion. By age 19, only 61% of the most disadvantaged students have completed Year 12, compared with 89% of the most advantaged students. It is important that all young people are given...

Literature review

23 May 2019
12

Background

In Australia, socioeconomic status remains a key factor in school completion. By age 19, only 61% of the most disadvantaged students have completed Year 12, compared with 89% of the most advantaged students. It is important that all young people are given...

Literature review

17 Nov 2015
3

This publication presents a snapshot of the current workforce profile of principals in NSW government schools. It also outlines the research evidence on what makes an effective principal and the best ways to identify, develop and support aspiring school principals.

Literature review

13 Oct 2015
6

This Learning Curve describes effective practices common to NSW government schools that achieved high growth in NAPLAN between 2010 and 2014.

Conference paper

Einfluss der Wassernutzung auf die Auslastung und den Energieverbrauch bei der Abwasserwiederverwendung
28 Oct 2015
10

Abstract: English

On the basis of a literature study, suggestions and bandwidths for possible energy performance indicators for the energy benchmarking of plants and sub-processes for water reuse are presented in this article. The determined figures are tested exemplarily at the Glenelg -...

Working paper

23 May 2019
22

China has recently overtaken the U.S to become the world largest importer of crude oil. In light of this fact, this paper formally compares contributions of demand shocks from China, the U.S and the rest of the world. It finds that China's influence on the...

Report

Why ethics, diversity in hiring & implicit bias trainings aren't enough
22 May 2019
39

This paper moves past conversations of implicit bias to think about racism in tech at a systems-level. The authors offer strategies grounded in intellectual understanding, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to take action.

Report

23 May 2019
64

This report is a mixed-methods research project examining the current Northern Territory alcohol treatment services system. It provides an assessment of how much treatment is currently provided; how much should be provided to meet current demand; and the challenges, barriers and opportunities associated with the...

Report

22 May 2019
31

The audit’s objective was to determine if the Bureau of Meteorology’s processes support the delivery of effective extreme weather services.

Commentary

23 May 2019
5

For two years through its “change the rules” campaign the Australian Council of Trade Unions has had remarkable success in entrenching in public consciousness the twin themes of wage theft and insecure work.

Commentary

22 May 2019
7

Strategies that pander to the party “base” have been thoroughly discredited, writes Michael Gill.

Commentary

23 May 2019
9

The Palmer advertisements were a problem in more ways than one. They contained content that was possibly distorted, potentially divisive, and likely damaging to Australia’s reputation and international relationships.

Journal article

22 Apr 2019
4

Highlights

Assessment of food waste reduction impact needs to include economic and biophysical indicators. Economy-wide models as proposed in this paper can account for all market and non-market impacts of reducing food waste. Reducing households' food waste increases savings; it decreases agri-food production...

Journal article

37

This research emphasizes the importance of designing resource cycles simultaneously with the energy transition, and the need for collaboration between energy-mineral sectors, which tend to be considered separately at present.

Report

20 May 2019
62

This report shows how too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily – in some cases are spending months and years of their childhood in institutions when they should be in their community. It warns that the current system of support for those...

Journal article

16 Apr 2019
4

To understand what indicators used in CE measure specifically, the authors propose a classification framework to categorise indicators according to reasoning on what (CE strategies) and how (measurement scope).

Guide

Revised edition 2019
22 May 2019
245

This resource has been prepared to help older Australians navigate the different phases of ageing. It can be used as a reference guide to check on a particular topic, or it can be read chapter by chapter to get a snapshot of the services and...

Briefing paper

15 May 2019
78

As part of the ALRC's Where next for law reform? project, the ALRC is encouraging Australians to think big. Arguably the most significant law reform initiative would be to revise the Australian Constitution. This paper has been prepared to start the conversation.

Briefing paper

22 May 2019
58

APRA has released this report analysing the self-assessments carried out by 36 of the country’s largest banks, insurers and superannuation licensees, in response to the final report of the Prudential Inquiry into Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

Report

1 May 2018
8

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released the Final Report of the Prudential Inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). The overarching conclusion is that "CBA’s continued financial success dulled the senses of the institution", particularly in relation to the management of non-financial...

Journal article

22 May 2019
42

This article explores academic librarians’ experiences with compensation negotiation, using a combination of survey and interview data.

Report

23 May 2019
68

Hospital admissions have risen faster than population growth, and last financial year saw a rise in influenza related hospitalisations, according to this report. There were also relatively high rates of admissions classified as potentially preventable in 2017–18.

Briefing paper

14 Feb 2015
3

This brief is presented as a synopsis of key policy issues that may either support or hinder efforts to reduce urban heat through increased green infrastructure. It highlights the need for co-ordinated efforts and identifies specific portfolio barriers and opportunities.

Briefing paper

15 May 2014
6

Design charettes (a form of intensive workshop) were held in Bendigo and Sea Lake, engaging community members, local government and state government staff and academics in an intensive process of envisaging and designing alternative futures for their locality based on an understanding of local conditions...

Book

Essays by notable Australians
15 Feb 2015
124

This essay collection includes the ideas of 39 leading thinkers, policy makers and activists. The essays touch on a wide range of topics, including the public interest in asylum seeker policy, Indigenous futures, the environment, education and inequality. They also look at what is ailing...

Journal article

13 May 2019
6

For digital health solutions to have greater impact, quality and value must be easier to distinguish. To that end, this paper reviews the existing landscape and gaps, attempts to highlight the evolving responses and approaches, and details a pragmatic framework that addresses the current limitations...

Briefing paper

15 Apr 2014
4

The VCCCAR funded project, Governance Models for Adaptation and Natural Disaster Risk Management, is investigating Victorian legal, financial and institutional frameworks for managing the risks of extreme events and natural disasters. It will identify specific risk management mechanisms in land use planning, catchment management, natural...

Report

1 Dec 2017
4

We are seeing the emergence of a Skills Revolution — where helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time. This confluence of digitization, machine learning, aging and shifting populations, polarization, consumerization and alternative ways...

Report

21 May 2019
74

Although today’s U.S. labor market is strong and unemployment is low, many working-age American remain marginalized. As communities across the country grapple with the challenges of an ever-evolving labor market, this report provides a framework for local leaders to grow good jobs through industrial development...

Draft report

13 May 2019
1

New Zealand has prepared its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) reporting on our progress towards meeting the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This draft report reflects the priority New Zealand attaches to sustainable intergenerational wellbeing and outlines the initiatives under way to...

Report

20 May 2019
3

This report finds the majority of creative professionals covered in the survey have difficulty making a sustainable living from their principal artform or creative practice. Most rely on other sources of financial support such as another job or a partner’s income to survive, and most...

Briefing paper

15 May 2019
42

By providing a comparative analysis of these two island regions, the authors aim to further understanding of Chinese aid in the Pacific and shed light on the current debates on Chinese aid modalities, motives and impact.

Journal article

19 May 2019
39

With levels of student debt unprecedented and rising in many democracies, growing attention has been given by academics and practitioners to its possible effects for student wellbeing. This article makes three contributions to this debate.

Article

20 May 2019
5

This article discusses AI-based solutions, such as chatbots, as a way to tackle mental-health issues around the globe. The sort of provisional mental-health care provided by chatbots could be particularly useful in communities with an inadequate supply of trained professionals.

Report

1 May 2019
73

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. This report in Australia shows more employers than ever (84%) plan to increase or maintain their headcount as a result of automation. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations...

Blog post

16 May 2019
127

Ksenia Sawczak considers the effectiveness of this latest exercise in impact assessment, finding it to provide an inadequate account of the impact of Australian research and ultimately a shaky evidence base for the development of future policy.

Draft report

26 Mar 2019
33

The purpose of a global strategy on digital health is to promote healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, at all ages. This draft strategy sets out a vision, strategic objectives and a framework for action to advance digital health. It has been developed in...

Report

Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
22 May 2019
415

This report presents key findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey, focusing on results for young Australians aged 16-24. It also presents the reflections of young people on the findings.

Literature review

1 Nov 2016
2

This Learning Curve focuses on capturing and measuring student voice as a way to gain insights into, and improvements in, student engagement.

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2013
5

The Framing Adaptation project explored different ways of describing and approaching climate change adaptation at the conceptual, theoretical and operational levels. Focusing on local government in Victoria, it investigated how organisations understand and interpret adaptation, how they conduct adaptation planning and make decisions in the...

Briefing paper

15 Apr 2014
6

This brief presents a portion of the research relating to project evaluation. Insights can improve decisions relating to investment in water-supply infrastructure by accounting explicitly for climate variability and for prospective climate change. These insights can be applied to other capital-intensive long-term investment projects undertaken...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2011
3

Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation aims to strengthen knowledge about the use of scenarios and scenario planning as tools for climate change adaptation decisionmaking, drawing on the recent experience of Victorian climate adaptation policy-makers and practitioners.

The VCCCAR Scenarios for Climate Adaptation project examined...

Briefing paper

15 Apr 2011
3

Assessing resilient urban systems examines some key findings arising from research on the resilience and adaptive capacity of energy and water infrastructure systems in two Melbourne housing developments – one in the city’s outer north and the other in a rapidly gentrifying inner suburb....

Report

21 May 2019
8

This report is based on lessons learned from 16 cities that are working toward electrifying their bus transit fleets. It provides background information on e-buses and offers a planning and implementation framework for cities with varying levels of experience in e-bus adoption.

Report

21 May 2019
80

Electric buses (e-buses) can help cities address air quality issues and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (along with a clean grid). However, the transition to e-buses has been subject to growing pains. This report identifies some of the largest and most common barriers to e-bus adoption....

Journal article

19 Apr 2019
3

Highlights

The effect modification of green space on the hospitalization risk of air pollution was assessed. Amount of green space was measured by the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. The hospitalization risk of air pollution was less in areas with more green space. The...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2014
9

This policy brief is for Victorian State Government departments. It aims to inform state-level policy and programs that could support climate change adaptation (CCA) planning by community service organisations (CSOs) and primary care partnerships (PCPs).

Report

20 May 2019
141

This report provides a governance framework designed to strengthen trust, balance competing interests and deliver impact. It offers insights to balance both the need to innovate in the use of data and the mandate to address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian and sustainable...

Report

15 Mar 2012
8

This report reviews the Australian and international scientific and technical literature quantifying the cooling and energy-saving benefits of three types of green infrastructure: shade trees; green roofs; and vertical greening systems (VGS) (green walls and facades).

Conference paper

10 May 2019
4

The relationship between levels of energy efficiency and differing forms of commercial office workspace tenure is theoretically affected by the economic principal-agent problems of moral hazard and adverse selection. Tenure involving contracts gross with energy utilities is subject to the moral hazard of overconsumption of...

Report

Knowledge co-production milestones 1 & 2
15 Oct 2013
8

The aims of this review are to examine the literature on research-into-policy and identify recent developments in research supply, policy demand and the research–policy environment overall; review best practice research-into-policy activities in a range of policy-influencing organisations; develop a work in progress to inform the...

Conference paper

8 May 2019
4

Adoption of water conservation measures is one-way water utilities and community are able to reduce the demand on finite water resources by a growing population, and adaptively manage the impacts of episodic droughts. To deliver effective and least cost water conservation programs in the future,...

Literature review

5 Aug 2013
5

The transition from school to career is an important foundation of a happy and productive adult life, and is the point when young people can start to fulfil their potential in a way that affects their future. The Turning aspirations into reality publication looks at...

Conference paper

12 Feb 2016
3

Adopting the Resource Based View of the firm and using an overview of the Information Economics and business literature on Transaction Cost Theory of the Firm this paper describes two information age characteristics which are essential to the transformation of the way real estate is...

Literature review

21 Jan 2016
5

In recent years, the divide between the richest and the poorest has been growing in many Western countries, and it may now be harder for someone born to low income parents to become economically successful later in life.

Strategy

31 Jan 2018
1

The development of a new National Asthma Strategy is enabling asthma stakeholders to work together to develop a national plan to take Australia to the next stage of improvement in asthma health outcomes.

Transcript

13 Feb 2008
5

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered this speech in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008.

Conference paper

4 Sep 2017
4

Cities are increasingly being looked to for strategies to address climate change through fostering low-carbon living. This requires not only technological innovation, but also a program of behaviour change. A recent report by the World Economic Forum suggests that architects and other practitioners in the...

Briefing paper

18 Feb 2019
23

This exploratory paper explores current practice and new approaches to asthma healthcare in Australia, in order to stimulate new thinking and action to target care gaps and redress stalled progress against asthma outcomes.

Video

16 May 2019
67

This webinar outlines some useful tools to apply Austlang codes to catalogue records - improving the discovery of Indigenous Australian language material.

Report

3 Apr 2019
27

This is the fourth analysis of the ACNC's compliance work. The report focusses on the 2018 calendar year and the ACNC's priortities for 2019.

Conference paper

24 Sep 2015
3

Low carbon community programs that encourage citizens to reduce their carbon emissions have been subject to various government and civil society trials in recent years. Behaviour change programs using ‘social marketing’ techniques have had mixed success in community carbon reduction because of a focus on...

Report

4 Apr 2017
2

This report examines the ACNC’s compliance and enforcement activities between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016.

Journal article

2 Jan 2019
3

This paper presents the results of a bikesharing study in City of Adelaide based on the implementation of a web-based questionnaire survey with real users of bikeshare schemes. These findings of the study pointed out that the low frequency of usage was recorded among bikeshare...

Article

20 May 2019
9

Subscribers to the hipster antitrust philosophy believe that large companies harm society simply by virtue of their bigness, abandoning the core tenant of modern antitrust law that prioritizes consumer welfare in shaping competition policy. Joshua New explores the possible significant negative impact that this movement...

Conference paper

13 Jul 2017
4

Throughout the world, the reliability of public transport systems is constantly under review. Questions of reliability are particularly applicable to bus services, as they commonly share road space with other vehicles.

This study used graphical and statistical approaches to assess the reliability of services...

Conference paper

11 Dec 2015
5

Urban spaces are experiencing warmer microclimates as the combined result of climate change and the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. While climate change projections indicate a likely increase of 2°C in Australia by 2070, an additional heat load of 10°C exists in the built environment....

Conference paper

30 Aug 2018
26

The uptake of smart grid technologies and increasing deployment of smart meters have brought greater attention on the analysis of individual household electricity consumption. Within the smart grid framework, home and battery energy management systems are becoming important demand side management tools with various benefits...

Literature review

25 Jul 2017
10

Released in 2017, the NSW Anti-bullying Strategy brings together evidence-based resources and information to support schools, parents and carers, and students to prevent and respond to bullying effectively. This literature review provides the evidence base for the department’s anti-bullying strategy.

Book

8 Apr 2019
52

This Yearbook provides accessible analysis of the main events and trends of the year and is an essential tool for understanding China’s growing power and influence around the world.

Book

1 May 2018
1

The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity surveys the important events, pronouncements, and personalitites that defined 2017. It also presents a range of perspectives, from the global to the individual, the official to the unofficial, from mainland China to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Book

7 Jul 2017
2

The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture, as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Journal article

20 May 2019
7

The hype around Artificial Intelligence makes it seem like health care is on the cusp of an “AI revolution,” one that will finally result in high-value care. This paper explores the authors' concerns that a narrow focus on data and analytics may distract the health...

Conference paper

4 Dec 2017
3

Smart meter data can be used for various purposes within smart grids, including residential energy applications, such as Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) and Battery Energy Management Systems (BEMS). Considering the low feed-in tariffs for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) and increasing customer electricity prices, maximizing PV...

Guide

15 May 2019
6

This guide contains practical information to assist library staff in addressing potential patron and community requests regarding the upcoming 2020 Census in the United States.

Conference paper

15 May 2019
6

Conventionally in building performance simulations (BPS), it is assumed that air entering outdoor HVAC equipment is at the outdoor ‘ambient’ temperature, obtained from a weather file. However, significant spatial variations exist in outdoor air temperature fields, especially within the thermal boundary layers that form near...

Report

20 Mar 2019
3

This report outlines how Japan’s concept of “quality infrastructure” comprises economic efficiency, inclusiveness, safety and resilience, sustainability, convenience and amenities. It argues that the enhanced prosperity of the Indo-Pacific is best served by cooperative efforts of countries throughout the region and a shift in rhetoric...

Literature review

17 Aug 2017
3

This Learning Curve uses data from the NSW Tell Them From Me student surveys in 2013 and 2015 to look at how students’ engagement, performance and experience of classroom practices in Year 7 affect their engagement and performance in Year 9.

Report

8 May 2019
136

In April 2019, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) convened the historic Regions Rising national summit in Canberra. This summit brought together business, government and community leaders from across rural and regional Australia to discuss the future of regional development. As a result of the hacks,...

Report

21 May 2019
90

Synthetic media technologies have huge potential benefits, but they also have risks. Public awareness of this risk of deception has grown through discussion of one kind of emerging audiovisual technology known as “deepfakes”. This research report considers the wide-ranging social, legal and policy issues arising....

Report

3 Sep 2018
16

This report explores what existing research says about what the UK public think about data privacy, the behaviours they undertake to protect their privacy and the data trade-offs they are willing to make.

Literature review

Towards an efficient strategy to manage risk and uncertainty in climate change adaptation
15 Jul 2014
6

This literature review constitutes the conceptual basis for the research project Decision Taking in Times of Uncertainty: Towards an Efficient Strategy to Manage Risk and Uncertainty in Climate Change Adaptation, funded by the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR). The project seeks to...

Literature review

A literature review and analysis of institutional context and organisational needs for adaptation
15 Aug 2013
10

This report is a major research output of a project entitled ‘Implementing tools to increase adaptive capacity in the community and natural resource management sectors’, funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR). The project consists of several...

Literature review

A literature review and analysis of institutional context and organisational needs for adaptation
15 Aug 2013
4

This report is a major output of a research project entitled ‘Implementing tools to increase adaptive capacity in the community and natural resource management sectors’; funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR). The project consists of several...

Literature review

A literature review and analysis of institutional context and organisational needs for adaptation
15 Aug 2013
3

This report is a major output of a research project entitled ‘Implementing tools to increase adaptive capacity in the community and natural resource management sectors’; funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR). The project consists of several...

Report

15 Jun 2011
4

The aim of this report is to strengthen knowledge about the use of scenarios and scenario planning as tools for climate change adaptation decision making, drawing on the recent experience of Victorian climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners. Production of the report has been funded...

Report

15 Oct 2013
7

Dealing with heat stress in Australian cities is of increasing concern to decisionmakers. Indeed, heat is already an issue affecting Melbourne with people, buildings, and infrastructure all evidenced as being vulnerable to episodes of extreme heat. It is likely that without deliberate interventions the urban...

Report

15 Oct 2013
10

This guide focuses on the use of green infrastructure (GI) to mitigate urban heat. GI is an effective means to minimise heat accumulation in the urban environment as it shades hot surfaces, increases evapotranspirative cooling and modifies wind patterns The guide provides advice on spatially...

Literature review

A short summary of the evidence
20 May 2019
279

This publication provides a short summary of the evidence and data sources on housing, homelessness and mental health in Australia. It forms part of a national study undertaken by Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).

Literature review

23 Nov 2017
19

This Learning Curve presents results from the 2015 primary and 2016 secondary NSW Tell Them From Me student surveys to examine the relationship between a student's sense of belonging at school and other measures of student engagement over the primary to secondary school transition.

Report

10 May 2019
110

This report focuses on the implications of the increase in the number of doctors and changes in workforce composition for several key areas: the extent and nature of competition in the medical sector; doctors’ earnings; the role of the private sector; and technological change, data...

Guide

9 May 2019
5

This guide provides easy reference to trends in key indicators and relevant school-based data to provide a picture of the economic environment in Australia. The information is provided to assist Independent schools and their Boards to consider the context and outlook for their school communities...

Article

21 May 2019
242

This month's Digital Inclusion snapshot examines three recent reports. Two of these survey digital transformation strategies and initiatives of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments, and the third is a recent New Zealand Government blueprint making a more explicit connection between digital transformation and digital...

Report

11 Dec 2018
66

This overview brings together published and unpublished data and research about arts and disability in Australia, and case studies highlighting arts and disability practice around the country. The research overview is part of the evidence base for a renewed National Arts and Disability Strategy.

Guide

13 May 2019
106

This guide was produced following wide ranging consultation with almost 400 young Tasmanians and delivers on Action #26 of the Youth at Risk Strategy . The guide highlights the barriers to youth participation and provides policy makers with ideas and insights on how services can...

Article

20 May 2019
5

Don’t assume the last decade of political chaos is over as the major parties remain drained of authority and purpose, writes Sam Roggeveen.

Discussion paper

17 May 2019
8

The New Zealand government has announced changes to the GST treatment of telecommunications services that are to apply from 1 October 2020. This issues paper provides further details of the announcement, specifically the decision to repeal most of the special rules currently in the Goods...

Strategy

16 May 2019
3

The New Zealand-Aotearoa government tourism strategy sets out a more deliberate and active role for government in tourism, to enrich New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth.

Journal article

15 May 2019
6

This research examined recreational physical activities of New Zealand women, in an attempt to develop ethnic‐specific suggestions encouraging physical activity (PA) participation as a targeted approach to reduce obesity rates.

Journal article

15 May 2019
88

With worsening severe weather events due to climate change, public health policy and practices must evolve to more effectively engage communities. This study's findings identify and suggest new strategic public health policies to shift the practice of all‐hazards preparedness into routine, everyday life.

Report

16 May 2019
26

This paper sets out the case for change of the council tax system in London. It outlines some of the views of those who live in the capital and pay council tax in the system as it is, and how they would like to see...

Report

17 May 2019
32

This publication presents the detailed official ABS trade in services data as well as a range of other statistics that are available to users interested in Australia’s trade in services.

Commentary

19 May 2019
260

The voters of Australia have spoken. They just didn’t say what most of us expected them to, writes Tim Colebatch.

Commentary

19 May 2019
261

Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?

Commentary

19 May 2019
9

This was an election brimming with surprises and shocks. An unexpected Coalition victory, and the inaccuracy of opinion poll predictions, have many scratching their heads in the post-election wash-up.

What didn’t defy predictions, though, was another high non-major party vote of close to 25%....

Article

8 May 2019
3

As Australia prepares for its parliamentary elections, Congress elections are under way across the Coral Sea in France’s New Caledonia, with potentially game-changing impact on governance and stability there. Independence parties look set to increase their representation, which will heighten tensions at a critical stage...

Report

Report and findings of roundtable held at King’s College London, 25 January 2019
16 May 2019
41

This report summarises the agenda and findings of the Legal Readiness for Climate Finance: Private Sector Opportunities round-table. It provides groundwork for collaboration and knowledge exchange between delegates and other stakeholders about effective and innovative law and regulation to enable sustainable finance in-country and between...

Report

17 May 2019
22

This paper discusses the extent to which codifying the fundamental principles of international environmental law (IEL) into a treaty could increase the problem-solving effectiveness of environmental governance.

Report

16 May 2019
3

This report on Australia’s implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, covering the period 1 May 2014 – 1 May 2019, has been finalised during a caretaker period of the Commonwealth Government of Australia.

Discussion paper

17 May 2019
85

The Productivity Commission has been asked to complete this inquiry by April 2020, and to consult with stakeholders, including transport operators, drivers, industry groups, end users and State, Territory and local governments. This issues paper outlines a range of issues and questions on which the...

Strategy

Enabling innovation, growth & prosperity
21 Apr 2016
12

This strategy sets out the Turnbull Government’s philosophy and program for meeting the dual challenges of the digital age—advancing and protecting Australia's interests online.

Report

22 Jul 2016
15

This Implementation Report outlines the outputs and initiatives that have been undertaken to meet the recommendations of the Public Sector Data Management Report (2015).

Journal article

29 May 2018
5

Smart grid components such as smart home and battery energy management systems, high penetration of renewable energy systems, and demand response activities, require accurate electricity demand forecasts for the successful operation of the electricity distribution networks. For example, in order to optimize residential PV generation...

Conference paper

14 Jun 2016
6

A significant body of research confirms the major contribution that improved building performance can make to national energy and greenhouse abatement policies. The challenge facing governments is how best to realize the potential of energy efficient buildings.

This paper reviews the effectiveness of economic...

Briefing paper

16 May 2019
6

This paper suggests that the Coalition government’s reliance on dated carbon credits to extinguish over half of its Paris Agreement target might not be authorised, forcing it to purchase last-minute international permits or drastically reduce emissions to cover huge gap.

Report

Responding to workplace harm experienced by LGBTI employees in Victoria Police
17 May 2019
75

This report examines the experiences of LGBTIQ employees at Victoria Police. The report finds that Victoria Police is committed to building an organisational culture that is safe for LGBTIQ employees – but that there still a way to go.

Commentary

17 May 2019
17

Australia has a history of handing vast wealth to resource and mining magnates and companies and then watching them use that wealth to undermine our democracy, writes Warwick Smith.

Conference paper

20 Jul 2017
3

The shade effect of a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) collector on a roof is usually ignored in building energy simulation in Transient System Simulation (TRNSYS) software. This disregard is due to either the unavailability of a suitable shading component in the simulation software or to an...

Report

17 May 2019
34

7 million people in the Pacific have no electricity. Those who do are largely reliant on expensive, diesel-fuelled power. This report argues that Australia’s new commitments to the region should focus on this challenge, and that doing so can provide new economic opportunities for Australia’s...

Report

15 May 2019
52

Trust in democratic and other key institutions has declined, and this is compounded by new capabilities of adversaries seeking to interfere in elections and to undermine people’s trust in those institutions. This policy brief explores areas where interference has been detected across the world and...

Conference paper

30 Apr 2018
7

Applying behaviour change methods to reduce home energy consumption has resulted in varying outcomes and also conservation effects that were short-lived. Some of the more promising treatments included In Home Energy Displays (IHDs) and home energy bills with comparisons to unknown others - for individual...

Article

15 May 2019
7

In this article, Dr Natalia Grincheva argues that the convergence of soft power and smart city ambitions and strategies is inevitable, and that museums play a key role as centres of soft power through their ability to attract visitors, elevate the global visibility of cities...

Report

Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
16 May 2019
263

This report presents key findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey focusing on results for respondents who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Conference paper

1 Nov 2018
5

Parenting responsibilities in the context of children’s mobility have been subject to a substantial change over the last few decades. Children’s current activities and travel patterns are significantly different to the previous generations when they were at the same age. Today’s children are exposed to...

Journal article

17 Nov 2018
13

Coastal infrastructure is under constant attack from the marine environment. Under current conditions, breakwaters and seawall armoured by rock or concrete units require regular monitoring and maintenance. But with anticipated changes to the coastal wave climate due to climate change scenarios, costal structures would be...

Report

16 May 2019
42

The first meeting of the Academic Network examined the frameworks and methodologies used by academics to study the nexus between climate change and risks to sustaining peace, as well as the ways in which climate factors might affect the UN prevention agenda. The SSRC commissioned...

Conference paper

29 Jun 2018
6

Electronic health records are an important e-health technology that have the potential to greatly improve the efficiency and quality of health services. However, the implementation of electronic health records has had mixed success internationally. Increasingly, governments, health service providers, and the public are turning to...

Technical report

30 Apr 2019
1

This technical report presents a series of research projects funded by the Low Carbon Living (LCL) CRC, the CSIRO and agencies such as Sydney Water, Sustainability Victoria and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have been developing and piloting an Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) approach...

Report

10 May 2019
6

The present study is aiming to pre-design and optimize a smart climatic street in Parramatta, named Phillip st., exhibiting high climatic, environmental, and energy performance.

The specific objective of the study is to propose, investigate, and optimize the combination of advanced thermal mitigation and...

Guide

8 May 2019
9

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (based on systematic reviews) are considered “gold standard” for knowledge and evidence synthesis.

However, their main limitation is the significant amount of time and resources that are usually required to produce a high-quality comprehensive systematic review or meta-analysis. Thus, they...

Commentary

15 May 2019
6

Our political currency has become so devalued that perhaps it’s time for a royal commission into politics. Just look at what it’s done for the banks!

Report

8 May 2019
8

As public transport agencies increasingly adopt the use of automatic data collection systems, a significant amount of boarding data becomes available, providing an excellent opportunity for transit planners to access spatial-temporal data which can be used for a better understanding of human mobility and the...

Report

8 May 2019
6

From the end of World War Two, the use of public transport in Australian cities declined as the automobile industry grew and car ownership increased rapidly. Over time the car has evolved beyond being a means of transportation into being a subject of interest and...

Report

30 Oct 2017
3

Prospects for the decarbonising of Australian cities will depend on opportunities for a reduction of transport energy use. This project focuses on the most significant challenge to Green House Gas reduction in urban transport -- specifically, that relating to provision of public transport and active...

Report

10 May 2019
8

The YIS collects data on smoking-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and their responses to tobacco control initiatives. The YIS is a nationwide paper-based survey of Year 10 students (predominantly 14 to 15- year olds) conducted in schools every two years. The YIS was first carried out...

Report

27 Apr 2015
5

Governments around the world are recognising that a ‘carbon-constrained future’ lies ahead, and that leadership is needed to transition economies to low carbon operation, especially in the area of public procurement. By the end of 2014 the world’s largest economies had set ambitious greenhouse gas...

Report

16 May 2019
184

Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing Australia’s manufacturing industry. This research, undertaken by PwC, on behalf of Swinburne University, Siemens and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), identifies the ways in which businesses and workforces must adapt to these changes.

Discussion paper

15 May 2019
11

This discussion document seeks feedback on options for enhancements to the process for testing drug impaired drivers in New Zealand.

Other text

8 Apr 2019
16

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 has been established. The Royal Commission is to investigate events leading up to the attack and the performance of State sector agencies in relation to those events.

Report

10 May 2019
5

This report, commissioned by the National Resource Recovery Taskforce, analyses the resource recovery sector in New Zealand and the impacts on recycling following fluctuations in recycling material commodity prices as markets changed. Parts of this report have been redacted for commercial reasons.

Report

6 May 2019
10

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, commonly known as NatHERS, which is applied through software tools such as AccuRate Sustainability, has become the predominant pathway for complying with energy efficiency requirements within the National Construction Code of Australia. Current energy efficiency regulations have remained unchanged...

Article

15 May 2019
18

As the federal election draws near, where the major parties and their candidates stand on foreign policy has been fundamentally absent from the public debate. A comparative analysis of the Coalition and the Labor Party’s positions on key foreign policy issues shows there is little...

Report

6 Dec 2018
35

To explore how art can be used to help promote gender equality in Victoria, VicHealth commissioned a research team from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University to review international, gender-related arts projects. This report document their key findings.

Report

28 Feb 2019
6

This is the first interim report for project RP1037u1, an extension to the recently completed project RP1037 ‘Driving increased utilisation of cool roofs on large footprint buildings’. Progress so-far in the project and preliminary findings have been summarised in this report.

The research has...

Report

30 Apr 2019
8

A whole system approach was adopted to optimize a residential pool filtering system. This project presents for the first time, the experimental measurements of the pool water quality (i.e., the chemical concentrations) and all energy-consuming components when operating the filtering system at low flow conditions....

Report

15 May 2018
7

The project aimed to explore the feasibility of using solar thermal collectors to drive single, double, and triple effect absorption chillers.

Report

13 May 2019
79

Entities regulated by the Privacy Act should review this report and use the learnings to enhance their prevention and response strategies for the benefit of all Australians. One of the key messages taken from this inaugural review of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme is...

Strategy

Indigenous roadmap
16 May 2019
278

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association 10-Year Indigenous Roadmap is committed to improving Indigenous engagement and employment. The roadmap was developed for the museums and galleries sector.

Article

7 May 2019
5

Predictive computer models could prompt physicians to talk with families who are skeptical of vaccines.

Survey

Improving care for rural Australia
16 May 2019
79

This survey, developed by the AMA Council of Rural Doctors, sought input from rural doctors to identify policy initiatives that they believed would help improve rural health care delivery.

Report

13 May 2019
75

ArtificiaI intelligence (AI) is emerging as a pivotal technology that will transform how economies grow, businesses trade, and people work. Attuned to the significance of AI, governments are rolling out an array of AI frameworks, including agendas and policies aimed at building domestic AI capabilities....

Book

11 Dec 2018
63

This publication analyses wellbeing policy developments, the challenges they seek to overcome and early indications of their impact in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Report

13 May 2019
148

As aged care is increasingly run by for-profit companies, questions have been raised about the financial practices, tax payments and the overall lack of transparency. This report analyses the tax practices and financial structures of Australia’s six largest private family owned aged care companies using...

Report

14 May 2019
34

This report describes and analyses the approaches that African governments are taking to impose restrictions that handicap NGO activity on the continent.

Report

14 May 2019
284

This paper, and the work of the Strong Foundations Partnership in general, is designed to bring a new level of rigour to policy setting and investments in Australia’s children and young people, most particularly, by focusing not just on effectiveness for the child, but value...

Report

17 Apr 2019
9

This 2019 Public Hospital Report Card shows a public hospital system under pressure.

Report

9 Mar 2018
3

The AMA Public Hospital Report Card presents key data on public hospitals published by the Commonwealth, year on year. It uses published data to assess the performance and capacity of our public hospitals to meet the community’s need for hospital services.

Guide

15 May 2019
92

This policy overview lists how the major parties have responded to the AMA’s health policy wish list - Key health issues for the 2019 federal election .

Position paper

11 Apr 2019
65

This document sets out what the AMA and the medical profession believe needs to be done to keep the Australian health system up there as one of the best in the world.

Briefing paper

15 May 2019
75

This analysis of income tax data confirms a dramatic slowdown in Australian wages in recent years – and the slowdown is worse than previous statistics indicated.

Commentary

14 May 2019
15

With the election less than a week away, here is a quick guide to the major policy announcements and promises from the two major parties.

Report

3 May 2019
19

In May 2018, the Minister for Social Development announced the establishment of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group to undertake a broad-ranging review of the welfare system and advise the government on the future of New Zealand’s welfare system. This is the final report of the...

Policy

15 Apr 2019
75

The Animal Justice Party has a long-term vision for a kinder Australia, but recognises that change will proceed in stages.

Discussion paper

15 May 2019
136

This is a study about government expenditure on children and family services in the Northern Territory. It will focus on funding arrangements for services and programs that are relevant to the prevention of harm to children, and will examine ways to improve those funding arrangements...

Report

15 May 2019
5

This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia in 2017. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the 2018 National Student Outcomes Survey.

Report

15 May 2019
34

This report examines trends in the prevalence and sentencing of firearms offences in Victoria. It considers 132 firearms offence provisions sentenced in Victorian courts in the five years from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017 (the reference period).

Report

14 May 2019
7

China is perhaps the most important economic partner for Indonesia, being both the second-largest investor in the country and the leading market for exported goods. Beyond economic ties, Jakarta often sees China as a strategic challenge. This paper looks at some of the challenges that...

Strategy

Australian government digital transformation strategy
21 Nov 2018
58

Australia’s ongoing economic success depends on our ability to harness technological advances to drive economic growth and raise productivity and living standards for all Australians. A key focus of the government’s Digital Economy Strategy is the digital transformation of government itself—ensuring we keep pace with...

Report

14 May 2019
48

This report looks at the health impact of plastic pollution and rubbish on the world’s poorest people.

Briefing paper

13 May 2019
75

Drawing on Ithaka S+R findings and the scholarly literature, this paper identifies what constitutes a data community and outlines the most important features by studying three success stories, investigating the circumstances under which intensive data sharing is already happening.

Chapter

25 Apr 2019
8

Abstract:

Achieving equity for all mathematical learners is an urgent challenge for educators. Within New Zealand, Pāsifika students are at a much greater risk of underachievement than students from other ethnic groups (Caygill et al. in TIMSS 2015: New Zealand Year 5 Maths...

Journal article

28 Mar 2019
16

In most countries, weather and seasonal climate forecasts are available through national meteorological services (NMSs). Where NMS forecasts in remote Pacific communities can be limited, traditional knowledge forecasting methods remain invaluable.

Report

21 Jan 2019
7

This report covers the first assessment of a recent coral bleaching event at Tongareva, the largest and most remote atoll in the Cook Islands, in January 2019 and explores what can be done to mitigate the risks of climate change for there.

Journal article

1 Apr 2019
7

Abstract:

Recently, scholars have called for a “critical ocean studies” for the twenty-first century and have fathomed the oceanic depths in relationship to submarine immersions, multispecies others, feminist and Indigenous epistemologies, wet ontologies, and the acidification of an Anthropocene ocean. In this scholarly...

Commentary

6 May 2019
4

When we think about public spaces, we often imagine large open areas such as squares and parks. The humble footpath is overlooked, although it is an equally if not more important public space for urban social life. Every day, most people will at some point...

Survey

14 May 2019
10

This polling indicates that the Liberal Party is losing grip on their ‘better economic manager’ brand recognition, with young voters (18-34 year olds) overwhelmingly rating the Labor Party as the better economic manager in government.

Guide

Guidelines to support high-quality health information for consumers and carers in Victoria
18 Apr 2019
85

This guide has been developed to help Victorian health services produce or source quality health information for people who use their services.

Strategy

8 May 2019
4

This Strategy demonstrates how a scheme will contribute to Scotland’s 2025 target to increase the national recycling rate to 70% and to the national litter strategy which aims to effect a wholesale shift in national policy and practice towards prevention.

Report

27 Nov 2018
99

OPAN and other services targeting elder abuse operate in a changing landscape that has seen elder abuse gain increasing policy attention, community awareness and dedicated resourcing. Significant movement on a number of major initiatives has occurred in the last two years.

Report

15 May 2019
307

This research investigated frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including cost-benefit analysis and alternatives such as ‘avoided cost’ and ‘housing adjusted life years’, to develop stronger analytical methods.

Strategy

24 Apr 2019
61

This plan sets out how the Scottish Government, public sector organisations, businesses, industries and consumers can work together to reduce food waste.

Report

10 May 2019
186

This report explores the implications of the parent visa should it be implemented as implied by the limited information Labor has provided on the rules determining who is eligible. It could result in the issuance of some 200,000 parent visas in the next three years,...

Report

14 May 2019
87

This report highlights the extent of community concern around the placement of alcohol marketing, and calls on all Australian governments to introduce stronger restrictions to better protect children and young people from exposure to alcohol marketing.

Annual Report

14 May 2019
10

The International Energy Agency’s annual benchmark for tracking energy investment, World Energy Investment 2019 provides a full picture of today’s capital flows and what they might mean for tomorrow’s energy sector. It assesses whether the frameworks and strategies put in place by governments, the energy...

Report

1 Sep 2018
35

This report examines the growth of artificial intelligence and its effects on the current and future workforce, and concludes this will not replace the complex work of physical and social services delivered by humans any time soon. As other workforces diminish in the face of...

Commentary

13 May 2019
7

Rodney Tiffen outlines Inside Story’s guide to seventy years of parties, polling and politics.

Commentary

14 May 2019
10

Life can stressful, but it is how we see this stress that creates anxiety. Adults could do well helping your people believe they are not passive recipients of stress, but can decide how they view challenges.

Report

13 May 2019
4

This report aims to enhance understanding of the implications, capacity needs and enabling conditions for trade liberalization of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), with focus on developing countries. It focuses its analysis on five ESTs, namely solar photovoltaic cells (PVs), water filters, waste incinerators, gas filtering...

Evaluation

10 May 2019
132

The Consumers Health Forum has released this scorecard on how the parties stack up, in terms of policies focused on issues including patient leadership and self-management, primary care, First Nations health, prevention patient-centred issues.

Discussion paper

22 Feb 2019
3

This consultation paper has been developed for the purpose of further consultation and feedback to inform Health Ministers’ response to the final report of the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems (ASR) within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions.

Report

Independent review of accreditation systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions: final report
12 Oct 2018
7

The Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions (the Review) has been undertaken at the request of Health Ministers. In their August 2015 COAG Health Council communiqué, Ministers expressed concerns about the high cost, lack of scrutiny,...

Report

13 May 2019
18

This paper documents the concepts, sources and methods that have been used to produce the Australian export price and volume indicators.

Commentary

14 May 2019
10

The debate about the transition away from fossil fuels has focused on costs, but right here in Australia we have examples of the benefits of sustainable new energy sources for our cities.

Report

8 May 2019
11

This paper sets out a roadmap for how organisations in the civil nuclear sector can explore their options and review their cyber risk exposure.

Discussion paper

13 May 2019
66

This paper analyses 22 recent modelling reports of the economic impacts of higher ambition targets. Extensive literature shows Australia can achieve higher ambition targets with very small economic impacts. Claims that higher ambition would be ‘economy wrecking’ or ‘apocalyptic’ are not credible.

Report

13 Apr 2018
8

This is the fifth report produced by Baptist World Aid Australia examining labour rights management systems in the fashion industry.

Survey

13 May 2019
52

This survey report finds that exposure to false or incorrect information is a key concern for people in eleven emerging economies, with many social media users reporting being regularly exposed to misinformation when using online platforms.

Working paper

25 Apr 2019
208

This publication is a transcript of the 2019 Burton R. Clark lecture on higher education that Professor Michael Shattock gave at the fourth annual conference of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education in London on 3 April 2019.

Guide

14 May 2019
30

Live Performance Australia has published this assessment of the arts and cultural policies of the major political parties contesting this year’s federal election.

Guide

13 May 2019
312

This guide offers practical advice to homeowners, builders and designers embarking on a retrofit of an existing home. It focuses on relatively simple adaptations to improve a home’s comfort, while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.

Report

11 Mar 2019
3

This report aims to help policymakers identify what options could be included in a low-cost policy package (a combination of policies, measures, and technologies) to achieve Mexico´s Greenhouse Gas abatement targets and a more ambitious emissions trajectory, along with the benefits associated with both.

Report

8 May 2019
89

The report seeks to characterize how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect us in the coming decades and to discuss the societal implications and governance of key emerging technologies related to health and healthcare.

Article

13 May 2019
3

A long view of the political cycle points not only to a Labor victory but shows a record number of independents already.

Report

10 Dec 2018
7

This report shows the ranking of a country’s aggregated performance regarding fourteen indicators within the four categories “Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use”, as well as on “Climate Policy”, in a globally unique policy section of the index.

Policy report

1 Dec 2012
3

"Since 2004, the city of Yokohama, has become one of the frontier creative cities in Asia by launching its creative city policy known as Creative City Yokohama . Yokohama’s creative city policy – unlike its western counterparts – has been positively evaluated for its aim...

Journal article

30 Apr 2019
18

The postpartum period is a time of high risk for developing/maintaining eating styles that may negatively impact psychological health and well-being. Providing education to new mothers about the benefits of intuitive eating could positively influence their health and well-being.

Report

20 Apr 2019
48

America has entered the “coal cost crossover” where existing coal is more expensive than cleaner alternatives. This report shows that today, local wind and solar could replace 74 percent of the U.S. coal fleet at an immediate savings to customers. By 2025, this number grows...

Guide

13 May 2019
95

This guide aims to help the occupants of a home reduce the amount of energy they use and, in doing so, help curb carbon emissions and save on utility bills.

Literature review

13

This Learning Curve presents findings from the 2016 Tell Them From Me school surveys completed by primary and secondary students, parents/carers and teachers in NSW government schools.

Evaluation

30 Nov 2018
6

In 2015 the New Zealand (NZ) government gifted $11.7 million to the Cook Islands for Stage 1 of the redevelopment of a national college in celebration of the Cook Islands 50 years of self-governance in free association with New Zealand. This report evaluates the first...

Case study

23 Oct 2017
14

This research builds on two earlier CESE publications: High Value-Add schools: Key drivers of school improvement and Six effective practices in high growth schools . These reports identified broad descriptions of which practices make a difference; they did not, however, identify how schools successfully implement...

Literature review

12 Apr 2017
7

Reading is a foundational, yet complex cognitive skill upon which other skills are built. Early success in reading is a powerful predictor of later achievement in a range of other academic areas. Individuals without literacy skills are at risk of being unable to participate in...

Literature review

21 May 2015
8

This paper explores how student wellbeing is defined; the relationship between wellbeing, schools and outcomes; school elements in improving student wellbeing; and student wellbeing policies in Australia.

Book

Global and regional 100% renewable energy scenarios with non-energy GHG pathways for +1.5°C and +2°C
24 Jan 2019
8

This book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions.

Report

20 Sep 2016
11

This paper examines evidence-based practices that can be implemented by schools to enhance literacy and numeracy performance. Educating students in literacy and numeracy is a key responsibility of schools as literacy and numeracy are ‘foundational skills’ that underpin the subsequent development of more complex skills....

Evaluation

3 May 2019
10

Business Link Pacific (BLP) is a multi-country small-to-medium enterprise (SME) development activity funded by MFAT at NZD$10m over five years. The goal is to build the market for business advisory services in participating Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and to enable SMEs to access services that...

Article

1 Mar 2018
58

A concern that low job security is constraining wage growth has been expressed in many countries. Using data on Australian households over time, this article finds that workers' perceptions of their own job security have declined in recent years. This deterioration has occurred across many...

Working paper

3 May 2019
52

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) interrogated disaster risk reduction financing, policy and programming to understand the role of conflict, fragility and violence in disaster risk. The review of over 50 years of research shows how conflicts are deeply embedded in societies and can exacerbate vulnerability...

Position paper

14 Mar 2019
9

This paper argues that the global conditions enhance the desirability of policies designed to reduce income and wealth inequality, and a wide range of policy tools should be used to reduce inequality and promote cohesion.

Position paper

10 May 2019
76

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia calls on the next government of Australia to redouble its commitment to support the social science research which underpins policy development and the connection of research with policymakers.

Report

15 Dec 2013
5

This report completes the project commissioned in 2010 entitled Policies and Governance to Support Integrated Landscape Management in a Changing Climate — the Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) project.

Report

15 Jul 2014
13

The Governance Models project has examined the way in which law and governance arrangements shape climate change adaptation in Victoria. The project has focused on enhancing the risk management of extreme events such as flood, bushfire, heat stress, and storm surge by considering how relevant...

Report

7 May 2019
9

This report argues that catchment-level cap-and-trade systems for water abstraction, incorporating both urban and rural water uses, are the best approach for New Zealand to manage water supplies in catchments where water is becoming scarce.

Journal article

3 May 2019
3

This study highlights the importance of considering climate extremes for agricultural predictions and adaptation planning and provides an overview of critical regions that are most susceptible to variations in growing season climate and climate extremes.

Discussion paper

10 May 2019
25

Surrogacy refers to an arrangement for a woman to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another couple or single person, with the intention of giving the child to the couple or person once the child is born. The Northern Territory government is...

Briefing paper

10 May 2019
81

This paper argues that evaluating the outcomes of revised processes will be necessary to safeguard the reliability of health service organisations' accreditation processes and make available the evidence of its value to the health system and organisations.

Position paper

10 May 2019
40

This statement outlines the reasons behind the urgent need for the development of a strategic approach to Australia’s open scholarship environment to benefit researchers, research funders, and end users, including industry and the community.

Briefing paper

10 May 2019
176

The mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin has become a national issue in 2019. While the Basin’s problems are widely discussed, solutions are not. This paper outlines some practical steps to turn around the fortunes of the Basin and its people.

Report

15 Aug 2014
7

Three research projects funded by VCCCAR were selected to study research-to-policy interventions that might better facilitate the use of their respective results. These case studies were selected because they had progressed to a point that aligned with the time table of our “Research-to-Policy” project and...

Article

9 May 2019
8

Australia is behind on regulating vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, but we have many options that when combined carefully could achieve deep abatement, clean our air and even save us money...

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

Report

7 May 2019
3

This paper details how Dilli might opt to confront some of its most sizable challenges—whether in terms of providing sustainable economic growth, pursuing democratic consolidation, or in fending off some of the more predatory trade policies of its larger neighbors.

Report

7 May 2019
34

This paper explores how Timor-Leste’s sense of geopolitical vulnerability, as a young democracy in an increasingly rivalrous region—when coupled with a number of pressing domestic imperatives—has played a key role in shaping its strategic outlook.

Report

9 May 2019
181

The purpose of this paper is to present a range of economic and other statistical indicators for the states and territories of Australia. To facilitate comparisons, indicators are presented in relative terms such as growth rates, percentages, or proportions of gross state product, so comparisons...

Policy report

10 May 2019
63

ALP policy document, outlining their 2019 plans for the Australian budget and fiscal policy generally.

Briefing paper

16 Apr 2019
3

This briefing note is the outcome of an ongoing process within the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to answer the question - how can DFID design and manage programmes to address complex development challenges without creating too much staff workload?

Report

10 May 2019
268

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2017–18 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores the key aspects of supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends.

Report

28 Mar 2019
107

Melbourne is undergoing a high rate of population growth, when compared with international cities in developed countries. This paper documents the impact of population growth on income earning capacity and on some social outcomes.

Journal article

29 Apr 2019
53

This study explored the literature on problem gambling (PG) self-management strategies. Self-management was defined as the capacity to manage symptoms, the intervention, health consequences and altered lifestyle that accompanies a chronic health concern.

Report

9 May 2019
164

Action and investment is needed across the system so the NHS has the right people with the right tools to interpret and create value from its data. This report highlights nine key reasons why there should be more investment in analytical capability.

Report

1 Jan 2014
11

The Implementing Adaptation project produced an extensive review of relevant literature on the impacts of climate change on the primary health and community services sector. The review found that the impacts of climate change for primary health care and community welfare sectors will mainly be...

Report

15 Sep 2012
8

This project aimed to explore the role of social research in climate change adaptation planning, and to map the determinants of adaptive capacity in Victorian communities facing significant nearterm impacts of climate change.

Report

15 Sep 2012
7

In this report, policies for assessing effects of climate change risk and uncertainty on water-supply provision are discussed. The emphasis is on analytical insights derived using option-pricing arguments. Attention is also paid to portfolio approaches, problems of uncertainty and catastrophic risk.

Report

15 May 2014
8

Final report of the research project Design-Led Decision Support for Regional Climate Adaptation. It outlines a decision support framework for policy makers to engage multiple perspectives in regional climate adaptation planning, and includes a project manual comprising both the methods used in the project and...

Report

Towards an efficient strategy to manage risk and uncertainty in climate change adaptation
15 Aug 2014
13

The focus on knowledge tends to underestimate the social dimensions of the decision making process and conceptualises them as being separate from the production of ‘objective’ knowledge. Because—as social science research has shown—knowledge is inseparable from values, power and vested interests, they can only be...

Report

15 Mar 2018
45

An action of the Creative State strategy, the Victorian Creative Industries Festivals Review looked at the strengths of the state’s festivals, the issues they face and ways to maintain a high-quality, diverse and accessible program that meets contemporary and future needs.

Report

A joint consultation of the UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland
2 May 2019
31

This consultation report includes questions relevant to a linked or standalone UK emissions trading system or a tax on carbon.

Survey

25 Jul 2016
5

This survey explored how funding cuts are, or would, impact the delivery of care in residential care facilities across the States and Territories, with the aim of gathering information to place aged care as a key election issue and gain the attention of voters, and...

Survey

3 May 2019
97

The National Aged Care Survey was undertaken by the ANMF of staff working in residential and community aged care, to ascertain their concerns, experiences and views about working in the aged care sector. This survey follows up on a 2016 survey of staff and community...

Report

9 May 2019
105

The very different approaches of the major parties to taxation present voters with the starkest choice on offer for decades. This report shows how different taxpayers would fare under the competing tax policies being taken to the 2019 federal election by Labor and the Coalition....

Report

30 Apr 2019
22

Every three years since 2003, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has undertaken a national survey of secondary schools. The latest survey shows that schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.

Report

9 May 2019
229

Australia’s financial regulators have recently made a call for action to deal with climate change, with the Reserve Bank of Australia, APRA and ASIC all citing risks posed by climate change as a central concern for the economy and financial stability. This report asserts that...

Report

Validating above-ground carbon estimates of eucalypt dominated forest in Victoria
15 Aug 2014
8

Details the findings of the Comprehensive Carbon Assessment Program (CCAP) in improving the estimation of above-ground and below-ground biomass accumulation.

Website

31 Jan 2019
2

Technological advancements of the modern world have given individuals immense access to knowledge. However, with this access and the ability to share it comes the noise of billions of voices. This digital fog of information can make it difficult to fully understand and navigate the...

Report

7 May 2019
99

This research paper is designed to answer some of those frequently asked questions about who was the first, youngest, oldest, most often (and so forth) in Australian federal politics. This paper updates and adds to a 2014 Parliamentary Library Research paper entitled Selected political records...

Report

8 May 2019
47

Venezuela is suffering an unprecedented human rights crisis that is not only affecting millions of people inside the country, but which has also forced one in every ten people in Venezuela to leave their homes in the last four years.

Report

30 Jan 2019
6

This report highlights the deep dive survey findings from the UK Green Building Council's Gold Leaf member Sustainability 360 review, conducted over the summer of 2018. On the topic of nature and biodiversity the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) sought to uncover the Gold Leaf...

Report

22 Mar 2018
98

Although there has been an increasing abundance of critical research on social media, little is known about Indigenous Australians’ use of social media. This report is divided into six sections based around a broad range of themes: Indigenous identities, online communities, practising culture, racism and...

Report

30 Apr 2019
5

This report by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) develops a framework definition for net zero carbon buildings to provide the industry with clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in construction and operation.

Discussion paper

4 May 2019
49

This discussion paper explores the economic impact of the Australian Investment Guarantee, an economic policy initiative of the Australian Labor Party that they are taking to the 2019 federal election.

Strategy

25 Jan 2018
7

This strategy document underpins the New Zealand Health Strategy 2016, which sets the direction New Zealand's health and disability services need to take into the future.

Conference paper

8 Dec 2017
2

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) in urban energy systems requires the implementation of alternative infrastructure configurations across different geographical, technical and social scales. Furthermore, alternative configurations may improve systems resilience and democratization of service provision. However, unlike current centralised systems, which are well understood from...

Report

28 Jun 2017
3

This report is primarily focussed on analyses of 2015 data. It builds on AURA 2016 to increase the comprehensiveness of the picture of antimicrobial use, resistance and the appropriateness of prescribing in Australia across all healthcare settings.

Report

9 May 2019
89

This report aims to increase the comprehensiveness of the picture of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial use and the appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing in Australia, in hospitals, aged care, general practice and the community.

Report

7 May 2019
5

This climate assessment for the electorate of Capricornia finds the electorate could suffer devastating climate impacts unless emissions are cut and climate change is brought under control.

Report

16 Apr 2019
55

Higher education policy in Australia has contributed to positive outcomes for equity groups, in terms of facilitating access, participation and completion of university. This study looks at post-degree employment and study outcomes for graduates in Australia.

Report

8 May 2019
9

This report provides a summary of fatal and non-fatal injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia due to unintentional land transport crashes over the 5-year period from 2010–11 to 2014–15. Due to data quality issues, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory...

Report

8 May 2019
85

Despite media attention and community discussion about the risks and benefits of mobility scooter use, there are few substantial evidence-based reviews of these largely unregulated consumer products. This report provides an overview of mobility scooter-related injuries.

Infographic

1 Jan 2015
8

The Pacific Islands and Tuna Fishing Map 2015 showcases population statistics, economic benefits and the food security of Tuna for individual Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

Briefing paper

1 Jan 2018
7

Since Conservation International (CI) launched its Tuna Initiative in 2015, the risks posed by climate change to tuna’s contributions to the economies of Pacific Island countries, as well as the food security and livelihoods of Pacific Island people, are increasingly obvious.

With our partners,...

Other text

1 Jan 2012
13

This brochure highlights the Cook Islands vision and commitment to ocean conservation and management by the establishment of the Cook Islands Marine Park and their close partnership with Conservation International.

The Cook Islands Marine Park is currently the largest commitments to the Pacific Oceanscape,...

Commentary

8 May 2019
20

International and domestic students have similar pass rates at the undergraduate level, but this shouldn't be our only concern, writes Andrew Norton.

Commentary

7 May 2019
22

Cut short by the election, a parliamentary inquiry was beginning to probe the hidden costs of contracting out of government functions.

Technical report

3 May 2019
23

This report examines New Zealand cities from the perspective of income and cost of living. It compares six New Zealand cities (Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown) to five Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide) and describes the challenges ahead.

Guide

7 May 2019
277

This guide replaces the Australian National Audit Office’s Developing and Managing Contracts Better Practice Guide . It provides guidance at a practitioner level for Commonwealth officials who manage contracts.

Journal article

1 May 2019
174

The proportion of people living alone has increased in recent years due to population aging, decreasing marriage rates and lowering fertility. Living alone is positively associated with common mental disorders, regardless of age and sex, according to this study.

Report

7 May 2019
102

Many people are calling for greater accountability and care from the big digital platform companies. The question has become - what precisely needs to change? What evidence do we have as to the interventions and solutions that might mitigate against the biggest threats posed to...

Guide

8 May 2019
319

The main component of the NDIS is individualised packages of support to eligible people with disability. When the NDIS is fully implemented, it is expected that around 475,000 Australians will receive individualised supports. This guide provides a current overview of the scheme and its implementation....

Guide

8 May 2019
8

This paper provides details of House of Representatives by-elections, from that held for Darling Downs on 14 September 1901 to the most recent held on 20 October 2018 for Wentworth.

Report

7 May 2019
47

Efforts are being made to use information and communications technologies to improve accountability in providing refugee aid. This paper outlines the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies, such as machine learning and blockchain, in the refugee system.

Working paper

20 Apr 2019
6

This exploratory study presents a new systematic way of looking at ‘university-business interactions’ in the UK university system.

Working paper

15 Apr 2019
54

There are fierce debates about the purpose and quality of university teaching in the UK and internationally. This keynote examines the two senses of transforming university teaching: how university teaching can be transformational for students and how we might need to transform it for this...

Report

8 May 2019
17

This paper looks at the historical context of the forthcoming referendums, the first referendum outcome and next steps in New Caledonia’s self-determination process. It also examines the upcoming provincial elections and how they might determine the political balance for negotiating future governance beyond the Noumea...

Guide

8 May 2019
166

This resource outlines the AHHA and other health sector leaders' analyses of the health policies of the major national political parties, to raise awareness of and encourage debate on health policy, as well as to educate health policy decision-makers and the health sector.

Report

The report of the 2018 Monash Commission
8 May 2019
89

The Monash Commission has released its vision for post-compulsory education with three transforming recommendations for the future. In conducting its inquiry, the commission tested its recommendations with key individuals who have worked at the forefront of post-compulsory education.

Transcript

7 May 2019
11

FDI recently interviewed Dr Edward Barrett-Lennard, a leading WA scientist and researcher, about the growing need for more scientists and technicians to work in agricultural research.

Report

8 May 2019
269

This study explores the current digital skills demand and supply situation in Australia’s workforce. The research investigated the skills impact of digitalisation on two industry sectors—transport and logistics, and public safety and correctional services—as well as the wider workforce.

Report

7 May 2019
229

This report shows there is both “motive and opportunity” for foreign fishing fleets and supertrawlers to operate in Australia’s waters, while documenting serious issues across some vessels from overfishing and impacts on threatened species to links with organised crime, poor labour conditions and the undermining...

Report

3 Apr 2019
11

This review was conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 in meeting its primary object: “to enable special measures to be taken to reduce potential harm to the health of people, including Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders, living in...

Report

8 May 2019
215

Now in its tenth year, the 2019 poll shows a steady climb over the past decade of people drinking to get drunk. It also finds that Australians remain confused about what constitutes low-risk to high-risk alcohol consumption.

Working paper

4 Mar 2019
7

Abstract:

Higher levels of government motivate municipal consolidations as a tool to increase efficiency in the local government sector, yet research shows consolidations typically fail to deliver the promised spending reductions. Since mergers often require significant changes to institutional structures, one potential explanation...

Report

7 May 2019
62

The word populism is on everyone’s lips. It’s blamed for bringing President Donald Trump to power and causing Brexit. This report uses new data to help answer the question - is Canada having a populist moment? And if so, why is that a problem?

Report

8 May 2019
158

This report looks at injury hospitalisations for pedal cyclists in 2015–16, as well as trend information for deaths and hospitalisations from 1999–00 to 2015–16.

Report

28 Jan 2019
14

This Report provides an assessment of the issues facing decision makers, including the importance, status, trends and threats to biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, as well as policy and management response options.

Annual Report

5 Jun 2017
1

Abstract

Although urban areas cover only 3% of the earth’s land surface, they are responsible for over 70% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) from energy use. Cities are versatile, dynamic and complex. Therefore, implementations of low carbon initiatives at city scale are challenging...

Conference paper

7 Jun 2018
4

Abstract

There is an increasing focus in research and policy on cities as sites where low carbon transition can and should be driven (Barber 2017; Coenen et al. 2012). This paper contributes to the emerging field of urban sustainability transitions (Frantzeskaki et al....

Conference paper

28 Jun 2018
2

Despite potential advantages of load aggregation and scale discounts, few of Australia's 2.3 million apartment residents are amongst the country's 1.8 million solar prosumers. However, embedded networks can be used to distribute rooftop photovoltaic generation to households if split incentives and regulatory barriers are overcome....

Conference paper

4 Dec 2017
4

Over 1.7 Australian households have taken the opportunity to generate some of their own power and reduce both their electricity bills and carbon emissions by installing rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes. However, regulatory, technical, financial and organisational challenges have largely prevented Australia's growing...

Strategy

20 May 2016
3

This roadmap has been co-created by Australia’s international education sector together with Austrade and other arms of government to complement the National Strategy.

Strategy

15 Apr 2016
8

The National Strategy for International Education 2025 aims to enable Australia’s international education sector to be more adaptive, innovative and globally engaged. It also aims to strengthen Australia's internationally recognised education system, increase global partnerships and drive collaboration with local communities and international partners.

Report

21 Dec 2018
62

Little is currently known about the student experience of Australian vocational education and training (VET) offshore. This research project, commissioned under the Australian Government’s National Strategy for International Education 2