July 2019

Report

18 Jul 2019
0

This summary report suggests that in 2018, most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing.

Journal article

24 Dec 2018
0

Employing organisational theory and Scott’s three pillars of a neo-institutional framework, the regulative, the normative and the cultural-cognitive pillars, this article argues that homogenised institutional policies and practices to assess applications construct norms of access and equity, which create new exclusions for forced migrants.

Report

7 Jun 2018
10

This report sets out how government can improve the way it uses academic evidence and expertise in forming policy. Policy making is a core task for government. But to make policy well, government needs to be open to external ideas, including from academics.

Report

5 Sep 2018
0

This report launches an urgent appeal to accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity in the face of changing climate variability and increasing extremes. National and local governments are facing challenges in trying to determine measures to prevent risk and address...

Article

5 Jul 2019
9

The theme for 2019’s NAIDOC Week is: ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ Carissa Lee Godwin, APO’s First Peoples & Public Policy Collection Editor, outlines why these themes matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and how the APO collection supports them.

Journal article

5 Jan 2016
0

Global warming poses particular challenges for urban areas due to the greater intensity of rainfall and issues of stormwater runoff, and the heat island effect generated by the reflection of the sun off hard surfaces, such as buildings and road pavements; for example, in Australian...

Journal article

18 Oct 2016
0

The purposes of this article are to depict ongoing trends regarding the transport system in Europe, to introduce readers to the challenges that Europe (and the rest of the world) will face in the future, to show which strategies Europe plans to deploy to mitigate...

Report

8 Apr 2019
0

For more than 30 years, the Pacific Northwest has successfully pursued state residential energy codes and building programs to create ever more efficient housing. Since its inception, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has played a pivotal role in aiding states to deliver more effective...

Guide

17 Jan 2019
5

This guide contains 16 leading practices, framed around six broad themes, providing guidance to regulators and information related to industry practices.

Report

15 Jul 2019
6

This report presents the latest estimates on food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at the global and regional levels. It signals that significant challenges remain in the fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.

Working paper

1 Feb 2018
5

We perform a detailed analysis of Uber and Lyft ride-hailing driver economics by pairing results from a survey of over 1100 drivers with detailed vehicle cost information. Results show that per hour worked, median profit from driving is $3.37/hour before taxes, and 74% of drivers...

Report

RP3021u1 final report
15 Jul 2019
4

Research undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has shown that current ‘top down’ education approaches aimed at changing consumer behaviours to adopt sustainable housing options (including concepts like net zero energy homes) have been largely ineffective.

This project builds...

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2019
0

Drawing on the voices of visitors, this brief sets out key facts on the current situation in onshore immigration detention in Australia; the conditions and impacts of prolonged detention; the important role of visitors and the nature of restrictive rules and regulations on visiting detention...

Journal article

16 Jul 2019
3

The National Weather Service of the United States uses the heat index—a combined measure of temperature and relative humidity—to define risk thresholds warranting the issuance of public heat alerts.

The authors use statistically downscaled climate models to project the frequency of and population exposure...

Report

A Global Drug Survey data report
13 Jul 2019
23

Between September 2018 and January 2019, five young people died after attending music festivals in NSW. While there has been much policy deliberation surrounding these events, these tragedies have highlighted a lack of current and localised information about the circumstances surrounding acute harm events following...

Report

16 Jul 2019
7

This analysis provides a view of how extreme heat events caused by dangerous combinations of temperature and humidity are likely to become more frequent and widespread in the United States over this century.

Report

1 Dec 2016
0

This report examines the main trends and milestones characterising the evolution of the most important aspects of collectively agreed working time in the European Union during the first decade of the 21st century. Drawing primarily on information collected by Eurofound across all EU Member States...

Article

11 Oct 2018
0

Working conditions of Ukrainian digital freelancers: key findings from a representative survey and policy perspectives.

Guide

16 Jul 2019
4

This guide offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves, which are defined as a period of time when temperatures, or temperature in combination with other factors, are unusually high and hazardous...

Report

17 Jul 2019
8

This report reveals the human rights situation for approximately 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat before 1 January 2014. Due to a number of legal and policy changes since 2012, these people are treated differently from other groups of asylum seekers.

Report

16 Jul 2019
0

India faces a major water crisis; it is already water scarce and will become even more so without major intervention. The crisis is largely due to years of mismanagement, fragmented governance frameworks and contradictory policy.

Journal article

11 Jul 2019
6

This article will be useful to practitioners seeking to understand the sensitivities surrounding discussion of alcohol and drugs (AOD) in relation to domestic and family violence (DFV), and will assist them in navigating these sensitivities to improve service coordination and thus deliver better outcomes for...

Report

15 Jul 2019
7

This review was recommended by the Hayne Royal Commission. The damaging revelations revealed during the Commission’s inquiry have had a profound impact on the community. Trust in the financial system and its regulators has diminished. Community expectations about the role of regulators have been heightened....

Report

16 Jul 2019
41

The Co-chairs of the Taskforce have released this report detailing progress on their recommendations since the update report was released last October, as well as 37 further recommendations for continuing building system reform.

Report

15 Oct 2018
0

The Co-chairs of the Taskforce have released this update detailing progress on their recommendations since the Interim Report was released last December, including progress on the state wide and government audits.

Working paper

16 Jul 2019
121

This paper uses novel microdata sources spanning 2001-02 to 2015-16 to explore the structural drivers of wage growth in Australia, with a view to better understanding recent weak wage growth – a phenomenon observed across a range of advanced economies.

Dataset

3 Jul 2019
6

This dataset comes with Victoria in Future 2019 report, and can be downloaded as Excel spreadsheets.

Projections for Victoria and major regions cover the years 2016 to 2056. Projections for smaller geographic areas extend from 2016 to 2036. Data are available either for individual...

Report

3 Jul 2019
9

Victoria in Future 2019 (VIF2019) is the official state government projection of population and households. Projections are used by decision makers in government, business and the community to understand the growing and changing population.

Discussion paper

29 May 2019
46

This paper outlines a model which aims to secure an improved and expanded scheme that would allow ordinary Australian people and community groups to join together to financially sponsor the permanent migration of a refugee or refugee family to Australia and then provide them with...

Guide

16 Jul 2019
124

This quick guide provides information about domestic arrangements at the Commonwealth level to work with state and territory governments on emergency and disaster management and resilience.

Submission

Submission to the Independent Review of Nursing Education
7 Jun 2019
6

The purpose of this submission is to makes a series of recommendations specific to the Review's Terms of Reference with respect to the: "educational preparation required for nurses to meet future health, aged care and disability needs of the Australian community including clinical training".

Working paper

10 Jul 2019
8

This study analyses the wider consequences to society of increasing the minimum school leaving age (MSLA) using high quality nationally representative survey data – the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey.

Report

16 Jul 2019
14

This project reports on the evaluation of the teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programs that were developed and delivered to be responsive to youth from CALD background. In addition to resettlement challenges such as discrimination, low English proficiency and acculturation, exposure to...

Report

15 May 2019
2

Following the largest-ever global survey of legal professionals, this International Bar Association (IBA) report identifies startling rates of bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession and makes ten recommendations for legal workplaces to address the crisis.

Report

4 Jun 2019
12

This work was recognised by the United Cities and Local Government Committee on Culture, who endorsed the Cultural Forum initiative as one of 120 global ‘good practice’ examples in the area of culture and local sustainable development.

Report

16 Jun 2019
15

This paper seeks to draw together what is known about the quantum of local news journalism in the regions of Australia and how this is changing, as well as making an original contribution to this knowledge. It is a consolidation of information gleaned from government...

Strategy

8 Jul 2019
39

This Implementation Plan responds to the final report of the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia. The McGowan Government will support a safe, responsible and compliant approach to petroleum development, both onshore and offshore in Western Australia.

Report

27 Nov 2018
5

As part of its report, the Panel has made 91 findings regarding the risks, public concern and regulation of onshore hydraulic fracture stimulation, and 44 recommendations as to how those risks and concerns might be further reduced should the state government choose to lift the...

Report

18 Apr 2018
2

The latest statistics suggest Australia’s IP system is in good health, with demand for patents, trade marks and designs all increasing in 2017. Strong growth in non-resident applications for trade marks and designs is an indication that international businesses see Australia as an attractive market...

Report

1 Apr 2019
4

The latest statistics reveal that applications for all IP rights continued to grow in 2018. Australian residents have demonstrated strong growth (around nine per cent) in applications for patents and design rights. Non-resident applications for trade marks grew particularly strongly by around 11 per cent,...

Report

15 Jul 2019
125

This report aims to enhance and improve the level of publicly available information of TEQSA’s risk assessments, with a view to articulate the risk analysis process and risk findings in further detail to the sector.

Working paper

30 Nov 2018
4

This paper presents a new farm level microsimulation model of irrigation activity within the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB), developed by ABARES on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The model remains under ongoing development, a number of planned improvements to the model...

Commentary

16 Jul 2019
5

We don’t yet know for sure what the effects of fast rail on regional cities will be. But the impact of this infrastructure needs to be assessed very carefully lest it turns Australia’s regional cities into dependent population dormitories rather than regional dynamos, at vast...

Report

1 Aug 2018
2

Energy network safety has long been a concern for the Victorian community and a high priority for successive Victorian governments.

The Longford gas explosion in 1998, while occurring in a production facility outside the transmission and distribution network itself, highlighted the impacts of a...

Briefing paper

11 Jul 2019
6

At Pacific Urban Forum5 (PUF5), Pacific Island governments, non-government organisations and academic institutions were well represented with the geographic spread of representation and attendance numbers the highest yet. This briefing paper provides an overview of the prominent issues at the PUF5 and an analysis of...

Journal article

9 Jul 2019
1

Despite having accessed healthcare services for their injury, migrants (compared with non‐migrants) had higher risks of disability at least in the first three months post‐injury. This article argues that interventions should be focused during this critical period on identified key predictors to promote faster recovery...

Journal article

9 Jul 2019
121

A number of changes have been made to the Australian welfare system over the past two decades that have significant ramifications for household food security. This commentary discusses the hypothesis that food charity is an inexpensive policy alternative to ensuring an adequate standard of living...

Working paper

3 Jul 2019
57

The integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development poses special challenges for policy-makers worldwide. This paper aims to help governments and key stakeholders as they face up to these challenges.

Report

20 Jun 2018
3

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 finds that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.

Report

17 Jul 2017
1

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 is the annual assessment of global and regional progress towards the Goals. The report is based on latest available data on selected indicators of the global SDG indicator framework, prepared by UN DESA with inputs from a large number...

Briefing paper

10 Jul 2019
3

While much of the spotlight is on the impact of the BRI overseas, this paper takes a unique approach by discussing the start of an ambitious Pacific Island country (PIC) language-teaching program in China, and offering a brief case study of Samoan language teaching.

Article

9 Jul 2019
46

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) showed great promise during development, but after one year in effect, considerable blind spots are coming to the fore.

Report

15 Jul 2019
129

This paper defines and measures output in Queensland’s school education sector. It explores approaches to capturing changes in the quality of education using data on senior secondary certifications and NAPLAN achievement.

Working paper

16 Jul 2019
199

Australia’s private health insurance industry fears it is in a death spiral, and politicians need to rethink whether or to what extent taxpayers should continue to subsidise the industry. This paper finds that Australians are increasingly dissatisfied with private health insurance, and policy reform is...

Journal article

18 Oct 2016
4

Significant interest exists in the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to be a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement. In order to establish the extent to which EVs will deliver abatement, however, a realistic understanding of the electricity and transport sector GHG emissions impacts arising...

Discussion paper

19 Mar 2018
9

This paper begins the Department of Communications and the Arts (Australia) consultation on reform options, following the Australian Government’s response to the Final report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements (PC report). It asks for views of the Copyright Act that...

Journal article

18 Oct 2016
4

Within the majority of the literature on sustainable transport, it is accepted as ideal to arrange new urban growth in close proximity to major public transit services. While the literature on this subject of transit-oriented developments (TOD) is positive and optimistic, for the most part...

Journal article

18 Oct 2016
4

Low carbon mobility (LCM) features strongly in the debates about the sustainability of cities and their resilience in the face of demographic, economic, and climate change. Transport is a major source of carbon emissions and there are indications that these continue to increase, despite the...

Policy report

4 Jul 2019
6

This policy report provides an overview of current issues in climate change litigation, focusing on selected cases and developments from May 2018 to May 2019.

Journal article

8 Jul 2019
2

It is becoming increasingly crucial to develop methods and strategies to assess building performance under the changing climate and to yield a more sustainable and resilient design. However, the outputs of climate models have a coarse spatial and temporal resolution and cannot be used directly...

Report

15 Apr 2018
8

Culture and the Arts (WA) commissions independent research consultants to undertake an annual survey of WA's value and attitudes towards culture and the arts.

Report

24 May 2019
11

The Canadian contribution to literature, music, film, and other forms of creative expression is rich and deep. Using WorldCat, the world’s largest and most comprehensive aggregation of data describing global library holdings, this report explores the contours of this contribution, as it is manifested in...

Conference paper

10 Jul 2019
16

This paper illustrates the outcome of a field study on air quality and ventilation conducted in secondary school classrooms in Sydney, Australia, during the school year in 2018/2019.

Evaluation

Outcomes from a longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers
1 Jul 2019
44

Education First Youth (EFY) Foyers expand upon the original Youth Foyer concept by prioritising education as key to a sustainable livelihood. This report describes the outcomes of 162 EFY Foyer participants who exited between September 2013 and July 2017, making them eligible for a twelve-month...

Report

1 Dec 2017
3

Working time is a recurrent topic of study because the nature of work, its content, the conditions under which it is performed and the labour market itself keep changing. This report provides an overview of the recent evolution of working time duration and organisation in...

Report

12 Jul 2019
4

WGV is a 2.2ha residential infill development in White Gum Valley delivered by the Western Australian State Government Developer, LandCorp. Consisting of four multi-residential sites, one group housing site and 23 detached residential sites, WGV will eventually accommodate up to 100 dwellings and around 250...

Essay

9 Jul 2019
272

America is a mess. So are many other Western nations. Populism is on the rise because our existing system of a market-based liberal democracy is falling short of producing what citizens need and want. This essay argues that this mindset has led to ever-rising inequality...

Report

15 Jul 2019
121

This report examines the facts around temporary migration, its importance to business and the economic benefits it delivers to Australians. While less often discussed than permanent migration, it is a significant and important part of Australia’s migration system.

Report

RP3003e1 final report
12 Jul 2019
6

In this report, the data assets created from research projects undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living were reviewed by City Futures Research Centre.

Options for management, archiving and publication were identified and arrangements put in place for datasets where appropriate....

Commentary

12 Jul 2019
4

Expecting the major parties to call a truce in the battle of escalating lies is a big ask. But given the level of trust in our political system, their ultimate survival may depend on it.

Conference paper

12 Jul 2019
5

3D modelling of precincts and cities has significantly advanced in the last decades, as we move towards the concept of the Digital Twin. Many 3D city models have been created but a large portion of them neglect representing terrain and buildings accurately. Very often the...

Report

Thirty years of child rights, and the unfinished agenda
19 Jun 2019
39

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified treaty in history. This report calls on states to fulfil their commitments with renewed vigour, urgency and imagination, so all children can grow up healthy, educated, safe from violence and free to...

Report

15 Jul 2019
190

This study explores the school-to-work transitions of youth aged 16 to 25 based on the 2006 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY Y06). While the majority of the young people in the study sample followed a mostly simple higher-education-to-work pathway or early...

Guide

26 Jun 2019
5

This guide is intended to help public sector employers when considering making a severance payment to a departing employee. It replaces our 2012 publication, and has been updated to reflect more recent case law and changes in accounting standards.

Discussion paper

Plant, structures and working at heights: discussion paper
15 Jul 2019
6

Reforming the health and safety regulations is part of the work to address the issues identified by both the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy and the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety.

Discussion paper

3 Jul 2019
28

Local journalism is in crisis, off and online. Years of downsizing in the face of digital disruption have weakened regional and local news organizations. The problem is growing worse, as advertising continues to shift in substantial measure to Facebook and Google.

Report

11 Jul 2019
198

This report provides evidence-based insights to see if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Report

4 Dec 2018
8

This report reveals the economic growth in Australia’s major cities and regions and exposes their planning, infrastructure and economic development challenges.

Report

11 Jul 2019
97

This project investigates the cultural and economic value of Australian music exports. It is the first methodological study of how Australian artists are developed internationally through government and industry programs.

Report

10 Jul 2019
3

This Strategic Insight reviews the post-caliphate Salafi-jihadi environment, focusing on two issues: the franchising strategy of al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the evolving threat of online messaging.

Report

28 Jun 2019
38

This paper contains the learnings from some regional communities in different parts of Australia that have successfully welcomed migrants. Experiences in these communities have helped inform the toolkit Steps to Settlement Success .

Guide

10 Jul 2019
409

This toolkit has been developed to respond to the information needs of rural and regional communities looking to settle migrants locally, be they migrants coming in from big Australian cities or overseas, entrants to Australia on skilled working visas or on humanitarian grounds.

Strategy

12 Jul 2019
58

The NSW EPA is committed to working with charitable recyclers to help reduce the amount of illegal dumping at donation bins and shops, and has released this action plan outlining how they will reduce this type of illegal dumping.

Article

1 Jul 2019
9

Australian South Sea Islanders are the descendants of the Kanakas – Pacific islanders “black birded” from Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and other locations for the 19th century colonial labour trade. Today, Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) are working to add value to their status...

Thesis

A dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy
1 Jul 2019
7

How are affective regimes of colonialism, such as the discourses and sites of memorialization, recognition, tourism, and climate change, challenged and negotiated within Oceania? What is at stake in these formations of colonialism and the ways they have been addressed by both Pacific nations and...

Submission

4 Jun 2019
17

This submission presents a new, practical solution for bridging the gap between what is known about the causes of workplace bullying and what can be done to prevent it: an evidence-based risk audit tool, validated in South Australian hospitals.

Discussion paper

12 Apr 2019
42

In Norway, the number of new car registrations that are EVs is now over 50%. Norway’s success has been driven by government leadership, creating a policy environment to drive a large-scale and sustainable shift to EV use. There are lessons here for Australia.

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2019
82

The Climate Change Authority has released this consultation paper on updating its previous advice to the federal government on policies to meet Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. Stakeholder contributions will inform the Authority’s final report, which it is aiming to...

Discussion paper

10 Jul 2019
70

This paper explores the relationship between owner-occupier mortgage debt and spending using detailed panel data on Australian households. It finds evidence consistent with a ‘debt overhang effect’ – households cut back on their spending when they have higher levels of outstanding mortgage debt.

Report

21 Jun 2019
35

This report records a major milestone for the city of Canberra. It reviews the implementation of the ACT Government’s transformational City to Gungahlin light rail project.

Report

11 Jul 2019
37

Gun violence in the USA is a human rights crisis. Over half a million people died of gunshot injuries between 2001 and 2017 and a further 1.3 million people sustained firearm-related injuries. This report focuses on the survivors of gun violence – many of whom...

Report

Citizens' views and experiences of corruption
11 Jul 2019
4

Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account. More than this, corruption affects the wellbeing of individuals, families...

Report

11 Jul 2019
33

It is expected that the Modi Government will focus on expanding its strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific, while simultaneously ensuring that it attains a credible strategic deterrence against both China and Pakistan.

Guide

1 Jul 2019
89

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Tables 1 and 2). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth and state/territory parliaments since the last published update on 15 January 2019.

Report

3 Jul 2019
22

From 2017 to 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) implemented the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA): Phase 1. This report serves as a comprehensive record of the research activities and presents the frameworks for both research questions.

Report

A white paper on the dimensions of library programs and the skills and training for library program professionals
19 Jun 2019
28

Through the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA) , the American Library Association is collecting data from libraries across the country to understand and document the characteristics, audiences, outcomes, and value of U.S. library public programming.

Journal article

11 Jul 2019
7

Adverse changes of the landscape resulting from diverse human activities have consequently caused quality decline and functional degradation of the natural landscape, endangering the natural habitats of various species. Meanwhile, technical advancements in the area of spatial analysis including GIS and remote sensing enable many...

Journal article

5 May 2019
4

Highlights

The paper has a focus on energy consumption habits and trends using statistical methods.

Occupants’ behavior is monitored using smart metering system and awareness surveys.

The impact of a serious game on occupant's behavior is evaluated.

Abstract...

Journal article

16 Jun 2019
4

Highlights

24 design principles for energy feedback relevant within a local social network. End-user consultation revealed empirical support for 15 principles. There appears to be no ‘one size fits all’ type of energy feedback. The general public needs to be educated around the...

Report

10 May 2019
3

This report explores the policy choices that AI and robotisation present for the future of labour and puts forward recommendations on addressing these choices. The new digital technologies will have different impacts on jobs in the short and longer term. To grasp the full story,...

Evaluation

24 May 2019
62

This resource evaluates the overall impact of Our Watch in the five years since its launch in 2013. It finds that in a short timeframe, Our Watch had proven itself as a well-respected and trusted organisation, that is driving change in the prevention of violence...

Report

10 Jul 2019
10

This paper proposes a new centre of innovation and research excellence to equip Nesta with the knowledge necessary to improve the social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health.

Briefing paper

9 Jul 2019
34

An objective of both Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE) is to encourage economic development in the Pacific. This paper highlights how a number of ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in both RSE and SWP have created various businesses and...

Chapter

27 Jul 2018
4

As outlined in this chapter, the achievements of large, high density cities prove the success of managing the problem of food waste by involving residents in reforming their food scraps into the valuable product of compost. In addition to offsite composting, onsite composting would appear...

Policy report

9 Jul 2019
25

In this report, The New Zealand Initiative makes a case against reintroducing compulsory collective bargaining as proposed by the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group and endorsed by the Coalition Government. They do so in cogent and detailed form, relating the practice of such a payfixing...

Discussion paper

10 Jul 2019
11

The Ministry of Health has opened public consultation on the proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations needed to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.

Journal article

9 Nov 2018
9

Communities need to engage in initiatives that tackle environmental sustainability issues. However, the lessons communities learn from these initiatives may go far beyond the initial local project.

This article presents findings from an empirical study investigating the experiences of 38 residents who began participating...

Working paper

10 Jul 2019
24

This literature review brings together evidence on the linkages between social norms and sexual and reproductive health (SRH), as well as between social norms and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). The focus is on Cuba, but broader evidence is presented from the Latin America and Caribbean...

Journal article

10 Jul 2019
60

Combating climate change requires unified action across all sectors of society. However, this collective action is precluded by the ‘consensus gap’ between scientific knowledge and public opinion.

Here, the authors test the extent to which the iconic cities around the world are likely to...

Report

Final report on phase 1 of the New Zealand Law Foundation’s "Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand" project
1 Jun 2019
18

This report was prepared as part of the New Zealand Law Foundation-funded project: Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand . The overall focus of the report is on the regulatory issues surrounding uses of AI in New Zealand.

Report

4 Jul 2019
16

This paper explores Indonesia's need to coordinate integrated infrastructure projects that solve its intra-island, inter-island, and international connectivity gaps.

Commentary

10 Jul 2019
13

Whichever way you measure it, Australia’s unemployment benefit is far from being “one of the best safety nets, if not the best, of anywhere in the world,” writes Peter Whiteford.

Guide

3 Jul 2019
106

This guide has been developed to help speed a transition to sustainable urban development in two key environmental domains related to resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for Australia’s cities.

Report

10 Jul 2019
31

This paper explores the data governance model designed for Ontario’s smart metering system for electricity consumption. Plans to introduce smart meters, designed to generate granular data about electrical consumption, led to concerns about how to balance the interests of public and private sector actors that...

Article

1 Jul 2016
3

As automation technologies such as machine learning and robotics play an increasingly great role in everyday life, their potential effect on the workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a major focus of research and public concern. The discussion tends toward a Manichean guessing game: which jobs will...

Article

1 Nov 2015
4

The potential of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to perform tasks once reserved for humans is no longer reserved for spectacular demonstrations by the likes of IBM’s Watson, Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, DeepMind, or Google’s driverless car. Just head to an airport: automated check-in kiosks now...

Guide

10 Jul 2019
93

This guide is issued under section 53(1)(f) of the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) (the Act). It is designed to provide employers and other work providers with information about the operation of the Act and provide practical guidance about promoting the inclusion of older workers...

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2019
115

This paper highlights how most of the Australian Capital Territory’s innovative policies have majority support across Australia.

Article

10 Jul 2019
5

This article discusses concerns around the new partnership between the NHS and Amazon Alexa. Some within the NHS are worried that the partnership lacks a “concerning” amount of information around data protection, patient confidentiality and safety.

Article

10 Jul 2019
4

A new partnership between the NHS and Amazon Alexa aims to bring verified health information to people’s homes.

Strategy

15 Feb 2019
2

This report confirms alcohol-related harm is hurting the Territory both socially and economically and there is a need to continue with the evidence-based approach to tackling it.

Strategy

27 Feb 2018
4

This action plan sets out the policy and legislative reforms, enforcement and compliance activities and harm management strategies/services that the NT government is committed to delivering, in order to prevent and reduce harms associated with alcohol misuse.

Report

11 Jul 2019
277

This report examines the role of policy in shaping social housing pathways through a review of current social housing operational policies. It considers application processes, eligibility criteria, rent, use of premises, tenant-initiated transfers, portfolio management and tenancy management by landlords.

Commentary

10 Jul 2019
11

What to do with our old paper medical files now that records are going digital? As a recent Brisbane case demonstrates, not all files are heading straight for destruction.

Report

Why the West needs a strategy for technology
11 Jul 2019
61

At the conclusion of his time as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, Admiral Rogers shares five factors that government and policymakers should consider as they prepare for the next wave of disruptive technologies.

Report

10 Jul 2019
37

This report by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) assesses the state of transition of the world’s largest and highest-emitting public companies towards a low-carbon economy.

Discussion paper

10 Jun 2016
3

In this 2016 publication on the future of work, the European Commission defines the gig economy as an economy in which digital technologies enable teams to be assembled around a given project – and often across borders – while platforms seamlessly connect buyers with sellers....

Report

1 Nov 2017
4

This annual report presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement.

Guide

6 Nov 2018
9

This guide is designed for use primarily by local authorities in urban areas with responsibility for public and community toilets. It explains the need for female-friendly toilets, how to design them, and how to increase gender sensitivity in town planning on sanitation.

Policy report

1 Jul 2016
6

Recommendations to strengthen security of health and care information and ensure people can make informed choices about how their data is used.

Blog post

29 Mar 2019
4

Recently in the United States, in response to the emergence of “gig economy,” the debate whether gig workers are misclassified as independent contractors has been heated. Japan’s practice with regard to the definition of employee could give meaningful insights to the U.S. practice.

In...

Report

25 Jun 2019
28

This short briefing paper highlights the deep connections between inequalities and access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Report

9 Jul 2019
72

This report examines trust in media, showing that many young adults use news media to make decisions on policies and voting.

Blog post

7 May 2019
2

With the so-called “uberization” of work, any number of gig companies may be deserving of “the most scandalous” award. Perhaps the dubious honor should go to Uber itself which has sparked the imagination of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs the world over, inspiring them to use...

Article

8 Jul 2019
7

A fresh drive to improve patient safety across the NHS will see patients able to log concerns about their care via a new digital service accessible through their smartphone.

Guide

10 Jul 2019
58

This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

Report

4 Jul 2019
9

Throughout the conflict in Syria, the government has severely restricted how and where aid is delivered for military or political purposes. This paper offers a new framework for international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies to provide assistance to those in need.

Working paper

5 Jul 2019
26

This paper examines historical trends in tobacco excise, focussing on the recent past including the impact of significant policy changes over the last decade, and then discusses how tobacco excise is forecast and the key challenges in doing so.

Strategy

8 Jul 2019
76

This strategy collection describes how the NHS will continuously aim to improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems.

Report

9 Jul 2019
145

Unease has been growing that something has changed for the worse in our culture. The change is perceptible but often defies precise description. This paper calls for a renewed understanding of culture as that which expresses a shared, common vision for our human and social...

Report

16 Dec 2016
3

The yearbook reports on how Australian regions are progressing against economic, social, environmental and governance indicators.

Blog post

18 Jun 2019
3

The CEOs of the two top-competing gig firms—Uber and Lyft—penned a June 12, 2019 OpEd in the San Francisco Chronicle in which they claim that after over six years of local, state, federal, and international law-breaking, ignoring the concerns of drivers, and viciously fighting any...

Report

9 Jul 2019
3

India and Russia (as the Soviet Union) developed a mutually satisfactory relationship that may have fluctuated in enthusiasm but, which, since the exchange of visits to New Delhi and Moscow in 1955, has long prevailed, it being too valuable to let go.

Blog post

19 Jun 2019
4

The “gig economy” is one place where organizing outside of traditional trade unions is undoubtedly happening in surprising and perhaps unexpected ways. For example, on May 8, 2019, a group of independent app-based drivers in Los Angeles called the LA Rideshare Drivers United organized and...

Discussion paper

An Insights paper following the 2018 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market
10 Jul 2019
109

This paper provides new perspectives and deeper analysis on the role pumped hydro energy storage and strategic transmission developments can play in lowering costs to consumers.

Report

A selection of analyses and articles about open data, curated by Figshare
25 Oct 2016
9

This report contains a selection of analyses and articles about open data.

Report

A selection of analyses and articles about open data, curated by Figshare
23 Oct 2017
4

This report, which examines global attitudes towards open data in 2017, includes survey results from 2,300 respondents and a collection of articles from industry experts. Its key finding is that open data has become more embedded in the research community.

Report

Hunger in the classroom
3 May 2015
3

This report highlights the issue of children in Australia going to school on empty stomachs and the far reaching impact this has on them, their schools and the wider community. The report is a summary of research undertaken by Foodbank and others shedding a light...

Report

3 May 2014
3

The Foodbank Hunger Report provides an insight into the largely hidden problem of food insecurity in Australia. The report is a summary of two pieces of research undertaken with Foodbank stakeholders in the first half of 2014.

Report

30 May 2016
1

The Foodbank Hunger Report provides an annual snapshot of the largely hidden problem of food insecurity in Australia. The 2016 report is a summary of two pieces of research undertaken amongst Foodbank stakeholders in the first half of the year.

Report

Employment, skills and workforce strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
18 Jan 2016
4

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets...

Report

1 Sep 2017
5

This report examines the drivers of, and barriers to, private sector investment (both foreign and local). In addition, the research seeks to understand the benefits and costs associated with different forms of private sector investment - ranging from large scale foreign through to small scale...

Report

9 Jul 2019
35

New sub-national New Zealand population measures have been developed by The Treasury using integrated administrative data. This paper describes their development, compares them against existing sources of official population data, describes some high level findings, and presents three case studies describing population change in specific...

Working paper

9 Jul 2019
11

This paper develops a framework to decompose the change in New Zealand’s public debt ratio into four component effects: the primary balance, real GDP growth, real interest rates, and exchange rates.

Report

2 Jul 2019
17

There’s a new problem emerging in Australian defence matters. Future governments trying to convince Australian society of the need to take actions offshore can now face interference from external parties operating domestically online. The proliferation globally of modern information technologies has opened up new opportunities...

Literature review

30 Mar 2019
4

The purpose of the literature review is to describe and analyse the current literature, including relevant recent policy, and data provided in the context of research reports available on Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness, specifically relating to existing frameworks, strategies, and Government and First Peoples led...

Report

15 Jun 2019
56

In April 2019, Aboriginal Housing Victoria convened Victoria’s first Aboriginal housing and homelessness Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to inform the development of an Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Policy Framework for Victoria. This report provides a snapshot of the ideas and suggestions raised...

Book

War, crime and peacebuilding across South Asia
4 Jul 2018
26

War and crime are cascade phenomena. War cascades across space and time to more war; crime to more crime; crime cascades to war; and war to crime. As a result, war and crime become complex phenomena. This book shows, for example, how a cascade analysis...

Guide

17 Jun 2019
5

This guide from the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Europe network and EeMAP's partner E.ON sets out how they believe the sectors and stakeholders involved in delivering green buildings should support the growth of energy efficient mortgages.

Report

16 Nov 2017
7

Since its introduction in the late 2000s, there has been growing interest in sharing economy platforms. To explain outcomes, scholars have taken two main approaches—institutionalism, which focuses on employment classification and precarious labor, and technological control via algorithms. Both predict relatively similar outcomes for workers....

Commentary

9 Jul 2019
11

Tim Gartrell faces quite a battle, and not just with the re-elected government.

Report

Lessons from school systems around the world
4 Jul 2019
186

This report draws together lessons from nine international examples of inspiring practice where technology is impacting on large numbers of teachers and students.

Report

9 Jul 2019
37

This paper argues that democracy promotion ought to be an essential component of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy — a strategy that is being promoted by the United States, Australia, Japan and, increasingly, India, albeit with national differences in approaches and emphasis.

Report

27 Jun 2019
1

This project, RP3039, sought to adapt the existing Liveability Real Estate Framework to develop an online “real estate knowledge” handbook for ‘moderators’ of the website developed in CRCLCL project RP3029e1 and an online Liveability Real Estate Specialist training course suitable for TAFE Sydney Students studying...

Report

21 Jun 2019
3

This report provides a summary of activities completed under the CRC for Low Carbon Living RP3044 ‘Mainstreaming Low Carbon Retrofits in Social Housing’. This two-year project provided real world evaluation of a range of energy efficiency upgrades undertaken in Social Housing properties around NSW, considering...

Report

3 Jul 2019
29

This research paper investigates whether young manufacturing businesses have, or develop, productivity advantage compared to more mature firms.

Blog post

25 Jun 2019
5

In her second post on the Uber/Lyft drivers’ association, Veena Dubal rightly celebrates the success of the recent Uber/Lyft work stoppages. The example of workers, who have no labor or employment law rights, engaging in the kind of collective action that she describes is inspirational....

Discussion paper

8 Jul 2019
57

Australian energy companies and regulators claim that introducing 'time of use' pricing will benefit consumers and move their consumption to times when the network is less congested. On closer examination, further adoption will impose increased costs on households and appears more likely to increase the...

Report

26 Jun 2019
1

Global warming is considered to be an issue of national and international significance and, if left unattended, a threat to future standards of living as well issues such as biodiversity and adaptability of the planet’s sensitive eco-systems. Realising the severity of this issue, nations came...

Briefing paper

4 Jul 2019
6

Studying the movement of households into and out of extreme poverty in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia reveals important nuances to the mainstream growth and poverty reduction narrative.

Report

8 Jul 2019
129

This report explores the themes, values and issues that people saw as important to the development of a new community strategic plan for Sydney to 2050.

Briefing paper

10 May 2019
4

This paper argues that the ALP's policy on negative gearing will be a disaster for both Australia’s existing middle class and the young Australians who aspire to join its ranks. Despite it being sold as a solution, in reality it will reduce the wealth of...

Strategy

27 Jun 2019
12

This strategy provides urban overheating mitigation recommendations to support the strategic planning of Sydney 2050 based on in-depth research conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Article

23 Feb 2016
4

One of the key assumptions underpinning the rise of ‘crowdsourced work’ – from transport apps including Uber to online platforms such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – is the assertion put forward by most platforms that crowdworkers are self-employed, independent contractors. As a result, individuals might...

Policy report

4 Apr 2019
1

This policy document sets out expectations and requirements for all DFAT staff and delivery partners to manage sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment (SEAH) risks and incidents. It applies to all DFAT staff and all DFAT partners, in Australia and overseas.

Technical report

24 Jun 2019
4

This project was carried out by UNSW Sydney and Swinburne University in collaboration with government and industry partners. This report briefly outlines the achievements of the project, incorporating several previously published reports and case studies in addition to two new case studies in Parramatta and...

Commentary

7 Jul 2019
9

Today’s media environment differs considerably from the era in which Mad flourished. But it could be argued that consumers are dealing with many of the same issues, from devious advertising to mendacious propaganda.

Commentary

9 Jul 2019
25

Billions of dollars have been spent on infrastructure schemes that have failed to deliver any measurable improvement in water flows or the state of the environment, writes John Quiggin.

Report

9 Jul 2019
73

Australia’s international relations sector has a severe gender imbalance in its workforce, despite some notable trailblazers in a few prominent roles. This report argues that this imbalance needs to be addressed for the sector to make its workforces more effective and innovative, using the best...

Working paper

5 Jul 2019
44

This paper documents the surge in China’s capital exports to the rest of the world during the past decades. While China’s dominant footprint in world trade is well known, its expanding role in global finance is poorly documented and understood. This paper helps fill this...

Report

9 Jul 2019
18

This special report draws together some analysis reflecting on developments in protection of civilians (PoC) in the context of UN peacekeeping over the last decade, with a particular focus on the role that member states have in shaping the future of PoC.

Report

Addressing exploitation of international students in Sydney’s housing market
9 Jul 2019
98

This report details exploitative practices that international students encounter in Sydney’s informal housing market, both when finding housing and as tenants. The report finds that in this under-regulated space, landlords take advantage of international students’ vulnerability and their lack of knowledge of local conditions and...

Report

8 Jul 2019
36

This report looks at the relationship between homicide and all elements of development through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals in order to explore how homicide rates affect development levels and vice versa.

Discussion paper

24 Jun 2019
3

This paper critically reflects on the circumstances Australia and its neighbours face through the prism of a Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, focusing on Australia’s internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external opportunities and threats.

Report

8 Jul 2019
27

Amnesty International is calling on the Philippine government to immediately revise its current anti-drug policies which disproportionately target the poor, hold all those responsible for extrajudicial executions to account, and develop and implement a human rights-compliant drug policy.

Report

1 Dec 2018
5

The European labour market is challenged by changes in the demographic composition of the labour force and by increasing work complexities and processes.

Skills forecasting makes a useful contribution to decisions by policy-makers, experts and individuals. In this publication, Cedefop presents the latest results...

Report

15 Aug 2018
119

Reporting on a survey of Victorians' attitudes to homelessness, this resource provides the Victorian government with information to guide homelessness prevention and social housing policy.

Discussion paper

15 May 2019
3

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has published this consultation paper seeking input on its review of the law of contempt of court.

Discussion paper

24 Jun 2019
41

This issues paper draws on existing research and commentary in Victoria and other jurisdictions on the role of committal and pre-trial proceedings. Its publication marks the beginning of the Commission’s consultation period.

Report

17 Oct 2016
7

Australia has experienced one of the fastest rises in public debt in the world since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and federal budget deficits have persisted for longer than previous fiscal stimulus episodes in the 1980s and 1990s. This paper briefly introduces a range of...

Report

Future of manufacturing
10 Apr 2019
23

This report looks into the impact of the accelerated application of automation and digitisation technologies on the wage and tasks structure of employment in Europe.

Report

8 Jul 2019
90

This report argues that the expansion in the exploitation of fossil fuel resources that Australia is planning goes against the global efforts to combat climate change and is not consistent with the global energy transition required to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

Report

8 Jul 2019
199

Build-to-rent (BtR) is a form of residential development involving apartment blocks or complexes purpose-built for rental occupation and held in single ownership as long-term revenue-generating assets. A key aim of this research has been to assess the possible scope for a market-rate BtR product to...

Policy

15 Sep 2016
20

The Australian government supports the repatriation of ancestral remains and secret sacred objects to their communities of origin to help promote healing and reconciliation.

Policy

15 Mar 2008
6

This UN declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and...

Journal article

3 Jul 2019
85

Reproductive abuse is defined as a deliberate attempt to control or interfere with a woman’s reproductive choices. There is a dearth of research on reproductive abuse, particularly qualitative research. This study aims to address this gap by exploring how health practitioners in a large Australian...

Report

4 Jul 2019
76

Libraries are an essential part of our education system. They play a key role in the development of the nation’s capacity by contributing to student learning experiences. These students then go on to power the economy and reshape our world. This paper has been prepared...

Report

3 Jul 2019
59

There is growing consensus that it is time to end 'austerity’ in the UK. But with the country facing significant economic, social and political challenges, this cannot mean tinkering at the edges. Instead, policy makers must use this juncture as an opportunity to re-evaluate the...

Report

5 Jul 2019
49

The Australian government is committed to tackling fraud against the Commonwealth by supporting research into the extent of the problem and promoting the development and use of fraud control practices to reduce risks and to detect and deal with fraud in a timely and effective...

Audio

7 Jul 2019
2

Union membership is a fraction of what it was, but people power is finding a voice through new platforms and movements.

Report

Stronger Communities Investment Unit — 2018 Insights Report
4 Jul 2019
154

Their Futures Matter is a landmark reform of the NSW government to deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. The purpose of the report is to define groups of vulnerable children and young people and highlight the poor social outcomes...

Discussion paper

1 Oct 2017
11

The aim of this paper is to look at young women's health and wellbeing between the ages of 10 and 20. We examine young women's experience of six interrelated priority health areas: physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body image, relationships, mental health and social...

Report

4 Jul 2019
103

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the management of cyber security risks by three government business enterprises or corporate Commonwealth entities. The entities selected for audit are ASC Pty Ltd, the Australian Postal Corporation and the Reserve Bank of Australia....

Blog post

21 Aug 2018
11

In an industry marred by its lack of self-awareness, one project is creating a more inclusive vision of the world.

Journal article

4 Jul 2019
8

In an ambitious undertaking, Growing Up in Australia’s Child Health CheckPoint streamlined and implemented wide-ranging population phenotypes and biosamples relevant to non-communicable diseases in nearly 1900 parent–child dyads throughout Australia at child aged 11–12 years.

Guide

Prepared for the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (DCDSS), the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS), and Logan Together
11 Jun 2019
17

The Department of Social Services and Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors have co-commissioned the development of an evaluation framework and toolkit for evaluating place-based delivery approaches. The framework was tested with Logan Together (Qld) as proof of concept.

Report

5 Jul 2019
121

Safe and high-quality health care depends on the sharing of health information between health-care providers. This report looks at gaps in information sharing between providers, using the 2016 Survey of Health Care.

Report

26 Jul 2018
7

The first Coordination of Health Care Study results are available at the Primary Health Network area level for patients aged 45 and over, showing variation in experiences of care received from their usual GP or in their usual place of care in 2015–16.

Report

Vulnerability of children on the move in the Horn of Africa
28 Jun 2019
43

This UNICEF Innocenti study about children on the move in the Horn of Africa provides critical insights into the motivations driving child migration. The study reveals how children decide to move, their experiences during migration, as well as the legal systems in place to help...

Strategy

2 Jul 2019
37

This strategy provides an approach to greening financial systems, mobilising finance for clean and resilient growth, and capturing the resulting opportunities for UK firms.

Commentary

3 Jul 2019
14

In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed.

Report

4 Jul 2019
148

This report sets out the Commission's findings and recommendations on a better way to support veterans. The key message of this report is that despite recent improvements to the system, the current veterans' compensation and rehabilitation system requires fundamental reform.

Report

Tracking progress on gender equality
3 Jul 2019
13

The Gender Equality Monitor brings together a suite of indicators in a single place to monitor gender equality in the UK across five key areas.

Report

3 Jul 2019
22

This report examines in depth the factors that underlie gendered differences in work and pay in the United Kingdom.

Strategy

3 Jul 2019
26

This roadmap sets out the UK Government's vision and actions to tackle persistent gendered inequalities that impact on economic participation.

Draft report

Draft report
4 Jul 2019
13

This draft report makes 30 recommendations to deal with the evident stresses in local government funding and financing, and to better align council and ratepayer interests.

Report

2 Jul 2019
62

This research takes a in-depth look at the relationship people have with cars and their willingness to move away from a relationship of personal ownership.

Report

3 Jul 2019
4

This report proposes an innovative focus on cybersecurity incentives for the investment community. It proposes principles for investors that will raise their internal cybersecurity awareness and offers a framework enabling investors to assess the cybersecurity preparedness of their target company.

Article

1 May 2019
3

Jennah Dungay is a proud Wiradjuri and Dunghutti young woman from Wellington and Kempsey NSW. Growing up in Redfern, Jennah is a youth ambassador for AbSec and recently completed her Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal Specialised Trauma Counselling.

Report

Using international evidence to identify creative policy solutions
3 Jul 2019
620

This report draws together research from international academics and policy-makers on the impact of childhood inequalities on life outcomes across a broad range of topics including education, crime and well-being.

Strategy

4 Jul 2019
70

Building on over thirty years of history working to prevent and respond to family violence and violence against women, this five year strategy sets out how the DVRCV will build on its strengths and innovate for change.

Book

6 Jun 2019
14

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the...

Strategy

Building opportunity and economic prosperity for all Aboriginal Victorians
1 Jan 2013
8

This policy framework for Aboriginal affairs identifies economic participation as central to Aboriginal Victorians fulfilling their aspirations and reaching their full potential.

Transcript

Speech delivered by Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary to the Treasury to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle Wellington
19 Jun 2019
10

In this speech, delivered to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle Wellington, the Secretary to the Treasury discusses major economic transitions facing New Zealand, including globalisation, technological change, demographic change and environmental change.

Report

Views from The Strategist
3 Jul 2019
36

This resource presents a series of articles, by a range of trusted and up and coming authors, exploring the continued importance of Northern Australia to national security and defence strategy.

Report

Outcomes for young people leaving care in Victoria
27 Jun 2019
191

This is the third and final research report for Beyond 18: The Longitudinal study on Leaving Care and describes the key findings from the third wave.

Strategy

Draft strategy for the agritech sector
2 Jul 2019
10

This draft strategy and action plan provides an overview of the agritech sector in New Zealand and outlines a series of possible actions to accelerate its growth. This is part of the work to develop Industry Transformation Plans for key sectors, under the government's new...

Report

Transitioning to post‑care life
25 Jun 2019
18

This report contains key findings from the second wave of data collection for Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care.

Strategy

2 Jul 2019
24

This plan describes how the New Zealand Government intends to grow innovative industries, as part of its new, sector-led approach to growing industry innovation and boosting productivity.

Technical report

RP2021u1 final report
28 Jun 2019
7

Public transport interchanges facilitate transfers between a wide range of motorised and nonmotorised transport modes, allowing users to move from feeder modes such as walking, cycling, private vehicles and local feeder buses to rapid transit, high volume modes such as heavy rail, light rail and...

Report

Lessons in education and training from the United States
4 Jul 2019
83

In the United States, workforce development is a bipartisan priority, key to the agenda of most state governors across the country. As Australia faces the challenge of an uncertain future of work, looking at the strategies of US states, where there are diverse examples of...

Technical report

28 Jun 2019
3

The ‘Beyond White Gum Valley Precincts Guide: The Energy Village Concept’ objective is to assist design teams and planning assessment officers on ‘innovative’ and achievable options for implementing a precinct distributed energy system (DES). Balance’s starting point is that the objective for the precinct’s embedded...

Report

27 Jun 2019
34

This paper outlines the current state of anticipatory action and discusses some of the existing evidence on its impact. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive literature review or a meta-analysis of the impacts of early warning or early action initiatives. It presents some...

Strategy

Enabling New Zealand to thrive online
2 Jul 2019
16

The New Zealand Government's vision for cyber security is 'a country that is confident and secure in the digital world'. This document sets out the guiding principles and priority areas underpinning its new cyber security strategy.

Report

Global Challenge Insight Report
1 Jan 2016
2

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets...

Report

26 Jun 2019
2

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with utility-scale renewable energy plants allow medium to large-scale electricity consumers to meet a proportion of their load demand using renewable electricity. This allows them to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while at the same time reducing their exposure to...

Report

24 Jun 2019
7

The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) research project Mainstreaming Net Zero Energy Housing aims to improve industry understanding of Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) while addressing cost and consumer interest barriers. The project also provides a unique opportunity to increase collaboration between...

Policy report

A policy for the naming of Tasmanian geographic places and features
5 Jun 2019
48

The purpose of this document is to provide advice and direction to the Tasmanian community about the application of Aboriginal names for naming Tasmanian geographic features and places.

Audio podcast

25 Jun 2019
6

There are some extraordinary changes happening in Australia’s southern-most state. Dr Emma Lee has been at the heart of it.

Report

24 Jun 2019
7

The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL) research project Mainstreaming Net Zero Energy Housing aims to improve industry understanding of Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) while addressing cost and consumer interest barriers. The project also provides a unique opportunity to increase collaboration...

Report

Future of manufacturing
1 Apr 2019
2

The pilot project The Future of Manufacturing in Europe is an explorative and future-oriented study. It explores the future adoption of some key game-changing technologies and how this adoption can be promoted, even regionally. The analysis of implications for working life focuses primarily on tasks...

Report

3 Jul 2019
62

This strategy document is designed to accelerate action, with four clearly defined steps: differentiate sustainable housing in the market; train and reward the construction industry; build awareness; and broadcast the positive business case.

Draft report

1 Jan 2015
6

This report is the culmination of 18 months of engagement and design work by Indigenous leaders, communities and organisations across the eight Empowered Communities regions. In it, we propose a range of reforms that build on decades of effort by Indigenous peoples to reclaim control...

Report

4 Jul 2019
5

In 2015 and 2016, 5,702 babies died in the perinatal period. Three-quarters (4,263) were stillbirths and the remaining 1,439 were neonatal deaths.

Article

2 Jun 2019
7

Not many people know that, at one time, New Zealand was busily acquiring a Pacific empire. In his essay on ‘New Zealand and the Pacific Ocean’, published as part of a collection in New Zealand and the Sea (Bridget Williams Books), Damon Salesa argues that...

Report

Report commissioned by Epworth Healthcare and Australian Urology Associates
3 Jul 2019
12

This report describes major aspects of the prepraration of local data for GAP3 and provide a visual display of GAP3 database.

Report

31 Jan 2018
59

This report by Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (University of Sydney) explores the effects of five digital health interventions on patient safety and quality of care.

Report

1 Mar 2017
49

This report explores how Australia’s health system could be improved through strategically using these big data sets to find new treatments, improve diagnoses, drive down costs and improve health outcomes.

Journal article

18 Jan 2019
59

This research looks at the interaction of complex risk factors as determinants of children's measured reading ability, and makes some recommendations on how to best address these issues.

Report

1 Jan 2016
7

This is a children's report developed by children for children about the child friendly cities project being developed by the Abanian government and funded by UNICEF Albania.

Report

1 Jan 2016
7

This is a report was developed for the Abanian government and funded by UNICEF Albania. The Albanian “Child Friendly City” program builds on the concept and experience of the international UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI).

Report

1 Jan 2016
12

The purpose of this Child Friendly Cities Action Plan is to develop expand on the goals and objectives of Child Friendly Cities program as outlined in framework and identify activities that can be implemented to activate the program at National, Regional and Municipal level.

Briefing paper

28 Jun 2019
77

This paper examines the 2018 Victorian state election, providing description and analysis of the results in two main sections. Part A provides an overview of the election campaign, key policies, news coverage and polling data. Part B provides statistical tables of the results for each...

Report

Politically motivated legal harassment against migrant human rights defenders by the USA
2 Jul 2019
38

In 2018 and 2019, Amnesty International has found the United States government executed an unlawful and politically motivated campaign of intimidation, threats, harassment, and criminal investigations against people who defend the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on the US–Mexico border.

Working paper

Future of manufacturing in Europe
5 Apr 2018
9

Electric vehicles are based on two overarching concepts: Electric vehicles that rely on energy stored in batteries and Electric vehicles that provide the energy on board by a fuel cell or any other alternative. Both concepts are predicted to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Further...

Working paper

2 Jul 2019
14

This study sheds light on migrant quality in Australia using nationally representative survey data.

Journal article

17 Jun 2019
88

This paper presents evidence on career outcomes for women with STEM degrees in Australia from Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data and panel data from the HILDA survey. The results provide further evidence that policies to promote female participation in STEM need to be accompanied...

Article

1 Jul 2019
10

This articlr is aboug Digital ID as a solution to the verifying drivers, handymen, and independent workers and others participating in the gig economy marketplace. Digital ID can be authenticated remotely over digital channels. That means platforms like Uber, Task Rabbit, and Fiverr could verify...

Working paper

1 Jul 2019
32

This research examines how young Australian mothers (i) compare to older mothers in levels of social support and personal resources, and (ii) perceive and experience the quality and type of social support available to them.

Report

9 Jan 2019
10

Deloitte's 2019 outlook reviews the current state of the global health care sector and explores trends and issues impacting health care providers, governments, payers, patients, and other stakeholders. It also outlines suggestions for them as they seek to redefine the health care ecosystem and looks...

Strategy

2 Sep 2011
9

This 10–year plan will guide New South Wales' policy and budget decision making. It sets long–term goals and measureable targets, and outlines immediate actions aimed at helping achieve these goals.

Strategy

28 Jun 2019
48

The NSW Tobacco Strategy 2012-2021 provides an overarching framework for the actions that the NSW government will lead to reduce smoking and tobacco related harm in NSW.

Journal article

A look at jobs and technological change in the 19th and 21st centuries — and how automation can intensify the use of human labor
10 Dec 2015
7

Technology has long played a role in both eliminating certain types of work and creating new opportunities. Today’s debates often echo those of the past: technophiles believe that “disruption” is a source of social progress, whereas detractors worry that the coming waves of automation will...

Guide

24 Jun 2019
4

When organisations address the realities of working with families with complex needs, frontline staff are more likely to feel supported, confident and better able to respond to those families’ needs. This paper provides managers, practice leaders and other decision makers with practical guidance on supporting...

Report

1 Jul 2019
71

This report begins by outlining key events that led to the establishment of the Commission, including relevant reviews and court proceedings. It then sets out the Commission’s work to date and how it intends to approach its terms of reference.

Report

3 Jul 2019
172

The opioid epidemic in North America has attracted considerable international concern because of the scale of the problem and the high rate of overdose deaths. This paper highlights the importance of being vigilant about the potential for similar problems in Australia, and continuing to monitor...

Working paper

Future of manufacturing in Europe
5 Apr 2017
3

Industrial biotechnology (IB) increasingly shows its potential to disrupt European manufacturing industries, notably by overthrowing existing supply chains and dependencies. IB also introduces new production technologies that allow for materials with added functionality.

The main purpose of the study is to better understand, and...

Report

1 Jul 2019
22

Almost all modern military engagements rely on space-based assets, but cyber vulnerabilities can undermine confidence in the performance of strategic systems. This paper evaluates the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences of cyber risks to strategic systems.

Report

3 Jul 2019
44

This report details industry data on the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment (RI) market over the 12 months to 31 December 2018 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.

Discussion paper

'No Frills' conference discussion paper
3 Jul 2019
167

This discussion paper looks at how vocational education and training (VET) supports lifelong learners. It explore VET’s role in assisting lifelong learning and seeks to understand how VET will need to transform in the future to enable it to confront the challenges of an increasingly...

Article

1 Jul 2019
9

The new generation of AI will affect how we approach mental healthcare.

Report

1 Jul 2019
89

This report by the Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies explores the evolving application of technology in mental healthcare and considers the ethical considerations that surround its use.

Report

2 Jul 2019
95

A lesson learned from IT security over the past decade is that impacts are severe unless security is considered up front and threats are managed proactively rather than reactively. As the convergence of IT and OT gathers pace in our critical national infrastructure, urgent action...

Report

3 Jul 2019
81

This report examined the associations between socioeconomic status and injury morbidity in Australia and looked at the effects of SES on hospitalised injury cases by age, sex, Indigenous status, and by a selection of external causes of injury.

Journal article

25 Apr 2018
3

This review provides a critical assessment of the production process routes of a wide range of value-added products from WAS, their current limitations, and recommendations for future research to help promote more sustainable management of this under-utilised and ever-growing waste stream.

Journal article

27 Apr 2017
3

Highlights

Sulfur flows were mapped through biosolids processing at six WWTPs. Flows analysed in thickening, digestion, dewatering and odour control. High recovery of sulfur in biosolids linked to efficient solids recovery. Higher iron content in digesters linked to lower sulfur flows in biogas...

Article

20 May 2019
4

Natalie Lewis is a Gamilaraay yinar woman, CEO of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak, Co-Chair of the national Family Matters campaign, and was recently appointed to the Queensland First Children and Families Board.

Report

12 Apr 2019
195

This report sets out how government can improve the way it uses academic evidence and expertise in forming policy. It forms part of a project on how to build a better relationship between government and academia.

Article

21 May 2019
3

Tim Ireland is a Bundjalung man from northern NSW and CEO of Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec). Tim specialises in family and community services and Aboriginal community development.

Article

22 May 2019
2

Cheryl Axleby is a proud Narungga woman, Co-Chair of NATSILS and CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement in South Australia, with more than 35 years experience focusing on access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Article

22 May 2019
3

Rodney Dillon is a Palawa Elder from Tasmania, the Indigenous Rights Advisor for Amnesty International Australia, member of the Stolen Generations Alliance: Australians for Truth, Justice and Healing, and a former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commissioner (ATSIC) for Tasmania.

Article

23 May 2019
6

Professor Mick Dodson is a Yawuru man from the southern Kimberley region of WA, Professor of Law at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law, and the former Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies.

Journal article

4 Jan 2018
2

As global population and urbanization increase, so do the direct and indirect environmental impacts of construction around the world. Low-impact products, buildings, precincts and cities are needed to mitigate the effects of building construction and use. Analysis of embodied energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

Article

23 May 2019
2

Dr Hannah McGlade is a Nyungar human rights lawyer and academic who has published widely on many aspects of Aboriginal human rights issues, especially those affecting the lives of Aboriginal women and children. Hannah is a Family Matters Ambassador. 

Article

23 May 2019
2

Djirra is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation, which provides holistic, culturally safe and specialist legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience family violence – predominantly women. Antoinette Braybrook is the CEO of Djirra.

Article

23 May 2019
3

Janine Mohamed is a Narrunga Kaurna woman from Point Pearce in South Australia, who is the CEO of the Lowitja Institute, with over 20 years experience in nursing, management, health workforce, health policy, and project management in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector....

Report

2 Jul 2019
175

This report contains a review of the evidence behind the use of CCTV surveillance in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in South Australia, and takes a closer look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.

Working paper

15 Jan 2018
8

The Industrial internet of things (IIoT) is a concept that refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software in industry. The internet serves as the channel through which information flows and through which objects in a factory (and between factories)...

Journal article

28 Jun 2019
2

Highlights

Energy demand focused conceptual modelling framework to tackle the Energy Revolution.

Evolution of building-user behaviour is given specific attention in scenario planning.

Residential heat demand is evaluated using a hybrid dynamic simulation/stock model.

Electricity demand is synthesised using a...

Article

23 May 2019
4

Australia’s first Indigenous Senior Counsel, Tony McAvoy SC is a Wirdi man who is Co-Chair of the Indigenous Legal Issues Committee of the Law Council of Australia, and has recently assisted the Royal Commission into Youth Detention in the Northern Territory.

Article

23 May 2019
3

Toni Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cape York and Murray Island in the Torres Strait. Toni is Coordinator, Indigenous Services at Centacare Family and Relationship Services in Brisbane, and represents Queensland in the Family Matters Aboriginal Leadership Group.

Journal article

10 Jun 2019
1

Highlights

A data-driven approach is proposed to discover heat load patterns in district heating.

The first large-scale analysis of all the buildings in six different categories is presented.

The authors showcase how typical and atypical behaviors look like in the entire...

Article

23 May 2019
7

Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AO is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman, one of Australia’s leading experts on Aboriginal child welfare, has been CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency since 1999, and is the Chair of SNAICC – National Voice for...

Working paper

Future of manufacturing in Europe
15 Jan 2018
12

This study provides insights into the actions and strategies of public and private stakeholders in Advanced Industrial Robotics (AIR). Trade unions, but also some politicians and governments, express some degree of reluctance to the ever-increasing use of AIR and automation in general.

Technical report

7 Jun 2019
6

This report measures accessibility, the ease of reaching valued destinations, for 8 major Australian cities.

Guide

15 Jun 2018
206

This code articulates the broad principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture. It establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour. It outlines the expectations for the conduct...

Journal article

16 Oct 2017
5

Suburbs have naturally become a focal point of carbon mitigation for cities undergoing rapid suburbanization. This has created a debate over which urban form can more effectively lead to lower household carbon footprints (CF). Previous suburban-scale studies using economic input-output life cycle assessment with national...

Working paper

1 Jun 2019
3

This paper investigates changes in the task content, methods and tools of European jobs from 1995 to 2015. Drawing on the taxonomy of tasks proposed by Bisello and Fernández-Macías (2016), this work tries to better understand whether changes in the average intensity of tasks performance...

Discussion paper

25 Jun 2019
81

This paper reviews issues relating to the legal recognition of sex and gender, in light of amendments to the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage and Gender Amendments) Act 2019 . The Institute is calling for community feedback on the issues raised in this paper.

Report

2 Jul 2019
3

This research reveals that despite Angus Taylor’s claims that Australia’s total emissions are going down, Australia’s total emissions in the past year are likely to have increased, with Australia’s gas and coal industries the significant drivers of those rising emissions.

Report

1 Jul 2019
67

This investigation turns up a number of key findings that illuminate how significantly the compositions of the Democratic and Republican parties have changed over the years and are likely to change in the future.

Report

Future of manufacturing
5 Apr 2018
4

This overview report summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025: advanced industrial robotics ; industrial internet of things ; additive manufacturing ; electric vehicles...

Report

2 Jul 2019
19

This report focuses on data science, among the most competitive skills of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to shed light on how data science talent is being developed and deployed across today’s labour market.

Audio

30 Jun 2019
11

The different power players in each state. All six states are led by Premiers and have cabinets — they're the same. But they're also different. In part three, we look at the industries, groups and people who have power in each state, including mining peak...

Journal article

20 Feb 2017
3

Cutter soil mix (CSM) walls are created by mixing soils with cement and bentonite slurry to produce a soil–cement mix with modest tensile and compressive strengths. CSM walls may be stabilised using internal steel beams. Presented here are the results of a CSM wall field...

Audio

23 Jun 2019
5

The industries and organisations that get what they want from government. In part two we stay in Canberra and look at the lobbyists, the industries and organisations most effective at getting what they want from the government. We also look at the revolving door between...

Audio

16 Jun 2019
4

More power is concentrated inside Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle than anywhere else. The Constitution doesn’t mention the Prime Minister but that office is where the power is. We look at how Prime Ministerial power has changed in the 21st Century. And, over the same time period,...

Journal article

16 Aug 2016
1

Highlights

A trans-national, multi-region input-output analysis for cities is presented.

The authors examine the carbon footprint network of ten cities.

The balance of emissions embodied in trade discloses a hierarchy of responsibility.

The authors model how emissions reductions spread through...

Guide

14 Jun 2019
324

This guide outlines the cycle of abuse in domestic and family violence and how to break free of controlling, abusive or violent relationships.

Report

27 Jun 2019
87

The Victorian Ombudsman has found that State Trustees has failed some of the most vulnerable people in Victoria. The agency manages the finances of around 10,000 Victorians who are unable to look after their own affairs due to disability, illness or injury.

Journal article

29 Jul 2016
2

Progressive cities worldwide have demonstrated political leadership by initiating meaningful strategies and actions to tackle climate change. However, the lack of knowledge concerning embodied greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of cities has hampered effective mitigation. The authors analyse trans-boundary GHG emission transfers between five Australian cities...

Discussion paper

8 Mar 2019
23

The Strategic Multilayer Assessment's 'Future of Great Power Competition and Conflict' project is researching how the United States might strategize to defend its global interests. This paper supports the project in deriving some grand strategy alternatives specifically related to China (twelve) and Russia (ten).

Briefing paper

1 Jul 2019
158

This paper shows that employment growth in retail and hospitality has been far slower than in other parts of the economy (where penalty rates remained constant) and job-growth in the two sectors actually slowed by more than half after penalty rates began to fall.

Report

1 Jul 2019
116

The defence of liberal democracy needs the concerted action by all nations of the West and East committed to democracy, the rule of law and liberty. Equally, nations so committed must attend to the urgent task of re-invigorating the institutions of liberal democracy to retain...

Briefing paper

1 Jul 2019
221

This briefing places Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in the context of previous changes to general practice funding and contracting. It examines the rationale for networks, explores relevant evidence and draws out intended benefits and possible risks for the future of PCNs.

Commentary

24 Jun 2019
10

This article discusses house energy regulations and argues that the rate of houses built to a minimum standard is a negligible proportion to an optimal performance standard. The standards should be reviewed regularly to ensure optimal economic and environmental outcomes.

Working paper

Automation, digitisation and platforms: implications for work and employment
22 May 2019
13

Despite the many benefits and opportunities offered by the platform economy, its expansion also entails disruptions to the status quo, by creating new markets, displacing established businesses, while at the same time opening up new possibilities to both businesses and consumers.

Article

28 Jun 2019
8

Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center are being sued for violating patients' privacy following a data-sharing partnership that the two parties inked two years ago.

Commentary

27 Jun 2019
29

New innovations in neurotechnology should consider ethical, social and legal implications.

Report

24 May 2018
37

This report reviews the history of the digital revolution to date, placing it in the context of other periods of marked technological advances and examining how technological change interacts with changes in institutions.

Report

26 Jun 2019
27

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Agriculture have effectively administered the Farm Management Deposits (FMD) Scheme.

Report

30 Jun 2019
144

Comprising government and industry representatives, the objective of the taskforce was to provide advice to government on practical, tangible and effective measures and commitments to combat the upload and dissemination of terrorist and extreme violent material.

Report

Future of manufacturing
6 Sep 2018
8

The task content of occupations is continuously changing, refecting the introduction of new production technologies and new forms of work organisation. Such changes pose important challenges for society.

Commentary

1 Jul 2019
12

Should we renovate the process we have for allocating the airwaves, or knock it down and start again?

Report

28 Jun 2018
2

The recent surge of digital labour platforms has led to new forms of work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce. This has raised several questions about the functioning and the benefits deriving from the reorganisation of work that those platforms entail and the associated...

Strategy

25 Jan 2019
5

The Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development guides regional responses for the achievement of the UN's 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals within the context of national plans and priorities, the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway and the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.

Report

27 Jun 2019
117

This report has been prepared through a partnership between the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives (OOC) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. The primary purpose of this partnership is to “develop policy options for...

Report

21 Jun 2019
15

This report shows New Zealand’s productivity performance at the level of the total economy, sectors, and individual industries. It illustrates trends in New Zealand’s productivity performance through time and compared to other OECD countries. It presents figures on business dynamics and the use of inputs...

Policy

15 Jul 2014
5

This framework sets out the strategic vision, values, objectives and approaches to achieve deeper regionalism among the Pacific Island Countries.