August 2019

Strategy

1 Jan 2016
0

The goal of the Central Land Council (CLC) Community Development (CD) Program is that Aboriginal people will be strong and resilient and able to live well in both the remote Aboriginal context, by maintaining their identity, language, culture and connection to country, and mainstream Australian...

Guide

7 May 2019
2

A guide for journalists working on Aboriginal communities and land in the Top End of the Northern Territory. There are special issues that affect media representatives who choose to cover issues in these remote locations and it is important that the following information is kept...

Systematic review

The benefits of ranger work
1 Dec 2018
3

Aboriginal rangers, their communities and the CLC believe the benefits of their work extends far beyond the obvious environmental outcomes. Ranger employment also creates significant social, cultural and economic benefits.

Report

22 Mar 2019
4

This report summarises the core issues and possible responses to address this disadvantage, and examines specific issues and options for the Disability Justice Strategy for the ACT.

Journal article

7 Feb 2018
6

To identify factors that predict use of academic research and expertise, regression analyses were performed using The Conversation Australia 2016 Annual Survey data. Different types of engagement actions predicted different types of use. This suggests that to achieve impact through increased engagement, a deeper understanding...

Strategy

A strategy to address unequal access to justice in the ACT
9 Aug 2019
5

The three goals of the Disability Justice Strategy focus on the safety and rights of people with disability, the responsiveness of the justice system and how to go about achieving and measureing change.

Report

4 Dec 2018
1

Based on four case studies, this paper shows how Transparency International is supporting companies worldwide to develop anti-corruption systems, which can help prevent corruption and boost business, so that more companies reap the benefits of high integrity and transparency standards.

Article

Addressing a coming crisis
23 Aug 2019
5

Policymakers are coming together and offering ideas to tackle Australia’s growing mental health policy problems, but the government must respond to the call too, Sebastian Rosenberg writes.

Report

26 Feb 2019
5

This resource presents a discussion of the evidence driving integrated prevention and response to violence, abuse and neglect in NSW, and aims to support NSW Health and partner organisations to “champion” integrated care initiatives through a shared understanding of the nature and impacts of clients’...

Guide

19 Aug 2019
3

This framework outlines the vision, guiding principles, objectives and strategic priorities to strengthen NSW Health response to violence, abuse and neglect. It is underpinned by a comprehensive evidence base and was developed through a co-design process with extensive consultation​.​​​​​

Commentary

22 Aug 2019
24

There are plenty of arguments for states pursuing their own renewable energy targets, not least because they can fill the policy vacuum left at the national level.

Report

21 Aug 2019
1

This report examines a large immigration detention center in rural New Mexico, run by CoreCivic, one of the largest private corporations running prisons and detention centers.

Report

20 Dec 2018
1

The Energy Security Board (ESB) has published the Health of the National Electricity Market (NEM), an annual check-up recommended by the Finkel Review. The report is an assessment of how the NEM is functioning and where improvement is required.

Report

23 Aug 2019
18

This report offers an insight not only into the scale of young people in Australia who are affected by the alcohol and drug use of their family and peers, but importantly, it provides a better understanding of the personal impacts that this has on a...

Strategy

22 Aug 2019
8

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to increasing gender diversity in its workforce, particularly in our fire management business, where the number of women involved has been traditionally low. This plan describes the objectives, priorities and actions to help achieve the vision....

Report

What Australia can learn from St Louis, Missouri to drive specialisation in its start-up ecosystems
22 Aug 2019
4

Analysing the relationship between American start-up ecosystems and venture capital investment, and in particular looking at the impact that specialisation can have in building successful ecosystems, such as in St Louis, Missouri, offers insight as to how Australia can catalyse the development of the local...

Draft report

16 Aug 2019
62

The Disability Royal Commission’s draft accessibility strategy states the principles that will guide the Commission in its engagement with people with disability. It commits the Commission to putting people with disability first and explains how this objective will be achieved.

Conference proceedings

Summary report
2 Nov 2014
4

In September 2014, CATSINaM invited nursing and midwifery peak bodies, universities, state/territory health departments and the Australian Government Department of Health to attend the first National Summit on Cultural Safety in Nursing and Midwifery to be held in Australia.

Strategy

1 Jan 2018
6

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) honours a holistic and culturally safe approach to achieving optimal health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities. This is their strategies to ensure that these approaches are understood and...

Report

14 Nov 2018
6

With the support of the Queensland Mental Health Commission, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) and Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) hosted a stakeholder workshop on the 14 November 2018. This...

Position paper

1 Jan 2015
6

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been advocating for many years that Birthing on Country will improve maternal and infant outcomes because of the integral connection between birthing, land (country) and place of belonging.

Report

17 Jul 2019
17

This report outlines the economic and policy context facing Wales, and attempts to set out some of the key challenges and opportunities to build a successful 21st century skills system.

Journal article

21 Aug 2019
16

This article describes how librarians at the University of New Mexico collaborated with vendors to embed proactive chat in databases, detailing the process, technical glitches and use trends.

Guide

A guide for Primary Health Networks
1 Sep 2018
10

This is the second guide intended to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to co-design and co-implement integrated approaches to suicide prevention.

Report

9 Jul 2019
15

This report identifies the opportunity for further ongoing collaborative work between insurers and industry representatives, consumers and advocates, and government and regulatory bodies, to improve the insurance experiences of people living with health conditions.

Blog post

22 Aug 2019
10

Just because other donors have struggled to lend successfully in the Pacific does not mean Australia is destined to fail. But the track record of loans in the region provides cause for caution.

Report

21 Aug 2019
27

This report examines differences across age groups in three areas of democratic participation: communication, formal political participation and community civic engagement. It also reflects on how youth may participate in the 2019 Canadian election.

Commentary

21 Aug 2019
5

The broadcaster's latest outrage may finally make his employer act - but not because of any damage he is doing to the social fabric.

Report

1 Aug 2019
36

This report critically examines the evidence related to the occurrence of microplastics in the water cycle (including both tap and bottled drinking-water and its sources), the potential health impacts from microplastic exposure and the removal of microplastics during wastewater and drinking-water treatment.

Report

20 Aug 2019
36

This report shows how poor water quality stalls economic progress, stymies human potential, and reduces food production. The report calls for a paradigm shift that emphasizes safer, and often more cost-effective remedies that prevent pollution by combining smarter policies with newer technologies.

Strategy

Excellence that inspires our people and connects our communities
18 Oct 2018
5

The 'Our SG Arts Plan' (2018–2022) maps the National Arts Council’s priorities over the next five years to enhance Singapore’s arts development.

Report

22 Aug 2019
110

The 100 Families WA project seeks to build a deep, rich understanding of entrenched disadvantage in Western Australia. This report presents the results of the baseline survey, which examined a number of key domains, including family and household composition, income, material deprivation, social and personal...

Report

1 Nov 2018
9

This background paper presents an overview of suicide in Indigenous peoples in countries where there is a dominant white society. The countries reviewed for suicide rates were Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada, the United States of America, Greenland, and Scandinavian countries of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and...

Strategy

15 Mar 2014
0

This policy promotes five priority strategies for the culture and arts in Japan for the years 2015 to 2020. It outlines the nationwide programs and argues that public support for culture and the arts is a strategic investment.

Report

22 Aug 2019
8

Dementia is a leading cause of illness and death among Australians. This report shows that in 2016–17 about 546,000 prescriptions for anti-dementia medications were dispensed to about 58,500 people aged 30 and over. Of the 4 anti-dementia medications examined, Donepezil was the most commonly dispensed medication.

Report

22 Aug 2019
39

Although it is not known exactly how many Australians have dementia, it is estimated to affect up to 436,000 people. In 2017, dementia caused more than 13,700 deaths and was the second-leading cause of death in Australia, behind coronary heart disease (18,600 deaths). Dementia is...

Report

22 Aug 2019
74

The first report of its kind in Australia, this resource looks at the operation of strip search laws across the country, exploring concerns around safeguards and transparency, and highlighting opportunities for law reform.

Guide

Version 4 November 2017
17 Nov 2017
7

This protocol provides guidance to all agencies and their contracted service providers on policies and processes that are needed to promote engagement of Indigenous interpreters in policy and program development, engagement, consultation and service delivery.

Guide

A guide for Primary Health Networks
1 Aug 2018
13

This document is a companion guide to the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan Implementation Framework – Implementing Integrated Suicide Prevention. It is intended to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) as they work to implement integrated approaches to suicide prevention in...

Report

Update report prepared for Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
28 Oct 2016
4

Seven years on from a landmark review examining the economic implications of the gender pay gap in Australia, this update report finds that sex discrimination continues to be the single largest factor contributing to the gender pay gap. And disturbingly, it’s on the increase.

Report

16 Nov 2009
7

The objective of this research was to develop a more rigorous evidence base around the structural factors underlying the gender pay gap, the contribution of these factors to the gap, the potential economic implications in terms of women’s participation in the labour force, and broader...

Report

22 Aug 2019
112

This research uses econometric modelling applied to data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to unpack the factors that contribute to the gender pay gap. The report shows that deeply entrenched gender stereotypes about the roles men and women play...

Report

A report for the National Electricity Market
22 Aug 2019
47

The 2019 report forecasts a continued elevated risk of expected unserved energy over the next ten years. Compared to last year’s forecast, and based on improved model representation of input uncertainties, AEMO observes greater risks of load shedding due to uncontrollable, but increasingly likely, high...

Report

1 Nov 2018
10

In June 2018, the Centre of Best Practce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Preventon (CBPATSISP) facilitated a workshop to investgate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experiences of suicide. The aims of the workshop were to ensure the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and...

Technical report

19 Aug 2019
19

This technical report prepared by Prof. Fran Sheldon from Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) reviews the ecology, hydrology, and license types of water along the Barwon-Darling.

Report

1 Mar 2018
36

As digital health brings up plenty of ethical questions, legal issues, and safety concerns, The Medical Futurist Institute decided to collect the best examples of how governments worldwide have attempted to adopt digital health. The aim of this report is to inspire other policy-makers to...

Report

19 Aug 2019
39

This report analyses the views of young citizens in the South-East Asia region on future of work, skills and technology. It also details their skills gap, their future career aspirations and their preferences on skills training.

Journal article

20 Aug 2019
3

This paper presents an overview of lane-level road network generation techniques for the lane-level maps of autonomous vehicles with on-board systems, including the representation and generation of lane-level road networks.

Journal article

20 Aug 2019
3

Due to the fragility of forest ecosystems, developing forest recreational resources must consider sustainable ecological, economic, and social development, and reduce impacts from recreational activities. Diverse forests with different biodiversity could promote forest ecosystem services and resistance to the pressure of tourism development. Under such...

Discussion paper

20 Aug 2019
84

Jurors’ use of social media and other internet activity during criminal trials is the focus of research underway at the Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI). There has been limited research in this area in Australia and overseas. The prevalence of juror misconduct of this kind...

Briefing paper

29 Jul 2019
22

This paper from the Institute for Government looks at what UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will need to do in the next 94 days to prepare for a 'no deal' Brexit, and what he will have to do after 31 October if the United Kingdom...

Policy report

16 Aug 2019
15

This policy report summarises the findings of an investigation into the effectiveness of policy interventions addressing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade, including legislative and enforcement measures, measures to influence consumer behaviour, trade policy responses and engagement of local communities.

Conference paper

3 Apr 2017
3

Abstract:

Deriving requirements that satisfy the needs and desires of users is crucial in software engineering. However, to be able to specify these requirements, potential users must be identified and perhaps prioritised first. In organisational and commercial settings, users often have well-defined roles...

Journal article

23 May 2017
4

Professionals and tradespeople do not promote low carbon building options unless they have proven solutions and confidence to implement them. Consequently, without effective education and training they continue to ‘lock in’ high carbon options. Studies of education and training in sustainable and low-carbon building practices...

Commentary

21 Aug 2019
15

From a business perspective, investing so much in one portfolio is risky, and universities need to diversify where they’re getting their income to ensure a stable economic future.

Report

21 Aug 2019
20

This report examines what the national economy stands to gain from nearly $100 billion of planned investment in new defence capital equipment including submarines, frigates and military vehicles.

Journal article

27 Jun 2018
4

Highlights

Low Carbon Readiness Index (LCRI) is a three-item measure of low carbon strivings. LCRI predicts reported low carbon behaviours, and reduction in actual energy use. LCRI can be used to develop low carbon policies and monitor their implementation.

Abstract

This...

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2019
32

What does HIV look like in 2030? How do we make sure people living with HIV age healthily and well? What needs to be done so that everyone benefits equally from NSW’s leading HIV response? These are some of the issues explored in this discussion...

Policy report

15 Dec 2018
4

In October 2018, IGCC convened a workshop in Auckland to look at how to invest in climate solutions in New Zealand. This report captures the current climate finance landscape in New Zealand, some of the key insights to emerge from the workshop discussion and recommendations...

Report

28 Mar 2019
27

Climate change is a systematic risk to investment returns, financial stability, communities and economies. The decisions that governments, investors, companies and individuals make today will have a material impact on the superannuation returns of millions of Australians and New Zealanders.

A managed transition to...

Survey

20 Aug 2019
6

The headline insights presented in this report provide a snapshot of current investor sentiment, highlighting some of the factors driving investor thinking and behaviour as they seek to respond to climate change risks and pursue emerging low carbon investment opportunities.

Report

20 Aug 2019
22

Prime Minister Modi’s recent decision to scrap Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution has stirred controversy across the political spectrum. This article makes the case that Pakistan, which has underplayed the changes effected by India, will, over time, reactivate the proxy war and...

Report

20 Aug 2019
411

This report establishes the scale of Australian universities’ China risk, assesses the difficulty of addressing it, and proposes steps to take toward reducing it in a fiscally and educationally responsible way.

Guide

19 Aug 2019
42

This guideline assists organisations and people who operate public aquatic facilities to reduce risks to public health. It also provides advice to local and state government environmental health officers to help fulfil their regulatory and advisory roles with respect to water quality.

Strategy

7 Dec 2017
10

The purpose of this paper is to explain the expressions used in the original National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association's 2013 cultural safety framework. It is not intended to distract from or undermine the original document, but to expound on the content,...

Report

13 Aug 2019
93

This report should serve as both a starting point for knowledge acquisition, and as a springboard for the teaching profession to engage in debate about the current state and future of AI and emerging technologies in schools.

Journal article

31 Jul 2019
31

This paper describes the implementation, and evaluation where available, of Cancer Council Victoria programs to increase cancer screening participation, supported by a mix of own organisation and Victorian health department funding.

Report

1 May 2019
8

This rerview examined the impact of the Health Star Rating (HSR) System against its specific objectives. In short, the HSR is performing well, but some improvements are needed.

Discussion paper

15 Jul 2019
12

The current RAF has been in place since 2014, so it is timely to call for a review and consider ways in which the RAF could be improved upon to ensure that it continues to effectively and comprehensively reflect the nature and operation of higher...

Report

19 Aug 2019
86

This report outlines environmental criteria that mine operators can use to demonstrate they have successfully and sustainably rehabilitated their site after mining. While the new guidance primarily targets the resources sector, other industries can potentially use the guidance when undertaking ecological restoration.

Discussion paper

20 Aug 2019
52

In this paper, Jim Molan examines why the current uncertain strategic environment should be of utmost importance to Australia. Molan argues that priority of government should be the development of an effective, open and honest national security strategy, covering the nation as a whole as...

Report

15 Aug 2019
54

This audit found that many local governments have not assessed their fraud risks, and do not have comprehensive fraud management plans and programs. Most could do more to educate their staff on integrity polices and controls to reinforce anti-fraud messages and consider fraud risks in...

Discussion paper

8 Jul 2019
61

Energy from waste (EfW) refers to converting waste materials into fuels, or energy in the form of electricity, heat, or cooling. The discussion paper provides a set of proposed principles to help guide EfW developments in a way that ensures human health and the environment...

Report

18 Apr 2019
12

In this white paper, a task force of expert Wikidata users recommend a variety of ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions.

Commentary

20 Aug 2019
8

With careful thought and skilful diplomacy, Australia can navigate its way through the US–China confrontation, writes Paul Barratt.

Commentary

16 Aug 2019
4

Australia ensured the official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory.

Commentary

20 Aug 2019
10

Australia’s electoral process is not the private fiefdom of political parties. There are a variety of actors permitted to participate in our democracy and become involved in election campaigns.

Report

20 Aug 2019
35

This analysis argues that real changes are taking place, both in Moscow’s approach towards the Asia-Pacific and in Russian foreign policy more generally. There is a demonstrably greater appetite to reach out to the countries and institutions of the Asia-Pacific region.

Strategy

Financial Services Royal Commission implementation roadmap
19 Aug 2019
100

The Morrison Government has released this strategy document to set out how the government will deliver on its response to the Royal Commission. The roadmap provides timelines for implementing the federal government's response, in an attempt to provide some clarity and certainty to consumers, the...

Report

23 Mar 2018
6

This review concluded that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet should strengthen the high-level governance of its protective security responsibilities, and demand a more robust security culture in the organisation.

Article

22 Aug 2019
140

This snapshot is inspired by the initiation of the Digital Health Literacy program being piloted for the Australian Digital Health Agency between July and December 2019. This program will deliver training to support people to improve their digital health literacy, including how to find quality,...

Report

8 Aug 2019
9

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has released its 26th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Report

19 Aug 2019
29

This review considers progress to date in strengthening PM&C’s protective security procedures, practices and culture protective security culture. It also includes recommendations to guide ongoing efforts to mature protective security culture across the department and broader Australian Public Service.

Report

19 Aug 2019
43

This report argues that ‘there is a need to reconceptualize northern Australia, as a single scalable defence and national security ecosystem.’ This ecosystem should be developed to ‘deliver integrated support to current and future ADF and national security operations.’

Report

20 Aug 2019
28

This report suggests that a collaboration research hub could provide a starting point for creating and developing new technologies for law enforcement. It also suggests that while some stakeholders may be tempted to adopt a CRC-type structure, a stronger starting point might involve building on...

Submission

1 Jan 2014
9

This is a submission in response to the Commission for Children and Young People Inquiry (CCYP) Permanency Amendments Inquiry, 2014. The Alliance has been informed by ACCOs that long term implications and risks associated with the permanency amendments does not follow the Aboriginal Child Placement...

Strategy

Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People's Alliance strategic plan 2018-23
1 Jan 2018
11

As a dedicated widely represented statewide body, the Alliance is the only unified voice to support, advocate and influence the future of Aboriginal children and young people. This is their strategy that outlines their priorities to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people...

Strategy

19 Aug 2019
16

This strategy aims to prioritise the wellbeing of both the people who come into the New Zealand prison system and their whānau (extended family). Through this new approach, and working with Māori and all key stakeholders, the government aims to improve wellbeing outcomes of prisoners...

Report

19 Aug 2019
173

The document outlines a Theory of Change (ToC). It was primarily developed to guide the collective and individual work of the Women's Health Services (WHS) and to track progress towards the vision for the rights of all Victorian women to optimal sexual and reproductive health...

Report

19 Aug 2019
65

This report argues that America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is increasingly uncertain. It suggests that a strategy of collective defence is fast becoming necessary as a way of offsetting shortfalls in...

Report

An analysis of the impact of interactive media and games on New Zealand’s economy and wellbeing
19 Aug 2019
16

This report highlights the significant economic, social, and educational opportunities that interactive media offers New Zealand. The case studies of globally recognised New Zealand studios and creators are examples of how these opportunities can be seized through talent, creativity and dedication.

Survey

16 Aug 2019
38

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey (MHWS) is a nationally-representative monitor of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, aimed at providing regular and robust quantitative data on key mental health issues in New Zealand. This report details the procedures and protocols followed to...

Strategy

25 Jul 2019
3

Greater Creative Bendigo embraces cultural and creative industries as fundamental to our city’s liveability and to our future.

Report

14 Aug 2019
53

This report provides a starting point for the development of more substantial research into the composition and organisational cultures of creative sector organisations, and the causes for CALD under-representation in these organisations.

Evaluation

An evaluation of the Widening Digital Participation programme
15 Jul 2016
5

In July 2013 Tinder Foundation and NHS England began the three-year Widening Digital Participation programme, aiming to help more than 220,000 people improve their digital health skills. There is a huge crossover between those who are digitally excluded, and those at risk of poor health...

Discussion paper

18 Aug 2019
37

Research from the Australia Institute shows that the vast majority of Australians (84%) support the introduction of rigorous truth in political advertising laws, which could force untruthful claims to be removed or retracted during election campaigns or see political parties that breach the law hit...

Evaluation

Findings from the Evaluation of Years 1 and 2 of the Widening Digital Participation programme
15 Jul 2015
3

This report presents findings from an evaluation of Years 1 and 2 of the Widening Digital Participation programme.

Report

Quantifying CO2 from Australia’s fossil fuel mining and exports
19 Aug 2019
187

The climate impact of Australia’s fossil fuel exports ranks behind only Russia and Saudi Arabia, in terms of global emissions, according to this report. Australian governments actively promote even greater coal and gas exports and our politicians work hard to avoid confronting the climate impacts...

Report

18 Aug 2019
216

The report identifies policy settings that have contributed to differences in outcomes across generations in Australia. It looks ahead to what an ageing population might mean for the economic future of today’s young.

Working paper

1 Jul 2015
7

This working paper examines resource payments provided to Indigenous entities or individuals, under a variety of types of agreements made by Indigenous peoples with resource companies, and/or governments. These resource payments are made as part of obtaining a social licence to carry out resource activity...

Working paper

10 Jun 2017
10

As this paper shows, there is now a great deal to the concept of fifth-generation air warfare. The term has come to encompass and combine several important ideas, in particular: network-centric thinking, the combat cloud operational construct, multi-domain battle and fusion warfare. Fifth-generation air warfare...

Strategy

1 Jan 2017
6

The Return to Country framework will guide Return to Country programs undertaken by Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across Victoria. In the interim, it will guide the Return to Country Program Pilot to be implemented by the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC) and the...

Report

30 May 2018
19

The Chinese and Russian governments are currently waging political warfare against the United States and its allies. This report offers policymakers, scholars, and the public a better understanding of the threat faced.

Audio interview

15 Aug 2019
199

Jenny Macklin held many social policy portfolios over her long political career. As Federal Disability Reform Minister in the Gillard Government she ushered in the NDIS. Jenny talks about the process of winning support for big social policy changes.

Report

16 Aug 2019
74

This report investigates the impact of retirement income projections on superannuation contributions, investment choices and engagement from fund members.

Working paper

16 Aug 2019
21

This research highlights different aspects of competition within industries in New Zealand.

Report

16 Aug 2019
258

This report investigates the reasons behind the increase in the number of people being denied bail and detained in prison in Victoria. Through a comparison of bail laws and their associated parliamentary debates in Victoria in 1977 and 2017–18, it analyses how risk has been...

Policy report

16 Aug 2019
91

This policy-focused report is the culmination of a qualitative study of digital connectivity and telecommunications in rural Far North Queensland. In particular, the research investigated the lived experience of digital inclusion - a combination of internet access, affordability of technology, and digital ability - in...

Policy report

16 Aug 2019
113

This policy brief sets a challenge to accelerate progress in closing the gender pay gap through aspirational and comprehensive policy.

Report

16 Aug 2019
33

This report outlines the IPA's objections to a proposal that prohibits the Commonwealth government or its agencies from funding the refurbishment, building, purchase, or assisting in the transfer of ownership, of a coal-fired power station.

Report

15 Aug 2019
47

This paper argues that China’s economic and trade “free ride” is well and truly over, and that it is also encountering pushback from regional countries, and especially so by the United States.

Strategy

14 Aug 2019
374

This health plan charts the way forward for Australia over the next 3 and 10 years in the key areas of mental health, primary care, hospitals, preventive health and medical research.

Strategy

15 Aug 2019
144

Educators and early childhood services work hard every day to prevent, identify and respond to bullying between children and young people. This strategy focuses on strengthening responses to children’s bullying both inside and outside the school gates.

Report

Investigation under section 8C(2)(e) of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic)
15 Aug 2019
136

This report on the investigation into the release of myki data demonstrates that deficiencies in data governance and risk management can undermine the protection of privacy, even where the project is well-intentioned.

Guide

15 Jul 2019
172

This guide has been prepared to help healthcare providers, commissioners, and designers ensure that services delivered digitally are as inclusive as possible, meeting the needs of all sections of the population.

Submission

1 Aug 2017
4

These NAAJA submissions respond to topics 1–11 identified by the Royal Commission in its call for submissions on care and protection of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory. Given that the overwhelming majority of families involved with child protection services are Aboriginal, the new paradigm...

Submission

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency submission
1 Oct 2017
10

NAAJA's submission paper to the Australian Law Reform Commission is written with a focus on a Northern Territory-specific context and to highlight issues and make recommendations based on their authority led by an Aboriginal board and are consistent with their commitment to cultural competency.

Submission

1 Aug 2017
5

This is NAAJA's submissions in response to topics identified by the Royal Commission in its call for submissions on pre- and post-detention. This submission paper aims to assist the Commission to frame practical recommendations that will improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people.

Book

1 Jun 2001
48

This book was commissioned to examine of the potential value of a specifically cultural perspective to the planning, service delivery and evaluation activities of local government. Published in 2001, it continues to be used today to underpin rigourous cultural planning strategies.

Report

31 Jul 2019
94

This report shows that employment-focused social enterprises are playing a critical role in improving the lives of disadvantaged Australians by offering a people-centred approach to employment support services.

Discussion paper

5 Aug 2019
94

This discussion paper proposes reforms to local government legislation. Some of the key reforms proposed include a new conduct management framework for council members, an expanded role for council audit committees, and improvements to regulation to reduce councils’ costs.

Report

28 Nov 2015
2

The Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) commissioned this report to explore how South Australia’s strengths in the arts and cultural industries could further support the state’s economic agenda.

Discussion paper

Submission of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
1 Feb 2018
5

This is NAAJA's contribution to the modernisation of the Anti-Discrimination Act. This discussion paper seeks to provide guidance, clarity and direction as to how to incorporate ATSI views into to modernising anti-discrimination responses and instruments in the Northern Territory.

Strategy

6 Aug 2019
10

This action plan sits alongside the Freight Plan Strategy and details key actions to be delivered by government to achieve goals of the Strategy. The plan will be informed by priorities identified in Commonwealth, state and territory freight plans and policies.

Strategy

6 Aug 2019
60

This document sets an agenda for coordinated and well-planned government and industry action across all freight modes over the next 20 years and beyond. It sets a national vision for freight systems and supply chains to contribute to a strong and prosperous Australia.

Strategy

15 Jul 2019
35

The overall goal of this strategy is for a cost-effective and environmentally responsive waste and resource recovery system. The strategy is based on the principles of the circular economy and waste hierarchy.

Report

A joint report from the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory (APO NT) and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) on issues affecting Aboriginal Children in the Northern Territory
1 Nov 2018
5

Organisations The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), and The Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APO NT), have come together to develop this report to ensure that the perspectives and circumstances of Aboriginal Children in the Northern Territory are given the attention they demand in...

Report

21 Jun 2019
12

The recommendations in this final report reflect the challenge of balancing the many and sometimes competing demands on the Central West forests, in the context of pressures of climate change and Victoria’s growing population.

Policy report

Final report, February 2019: Prepared for the Attorney-General’s Department
1 Feb 2019
37

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are significantly overrepresented in the criminal justice system and face disproportionate disadvantage across the system. This review found that by funding culturally appropriate legal assistance services, the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) aims to ensure Indigenous people can access...

Strategy

15 Aug 2019
51

Digital opportunities for education in the Northen Territory can help reduce the challenges of geographical isolation. The aim of this strategy is to connect teachers across urban, remote and very remote settings and develop innovative online learning tools, in order to strengthen engagement, growth and...

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2017
4

Consideration of a proposed Private Members Bill by the Member for Kennedy, the Hon Bob Katter MP, concerning ways to prevent the unfair exploitation and misuse of Indigenous cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and expression through legislative amendment to the Competition and Consumer Act.

Report

15 Aug 2019
65

This paper explores the evolving threat posed by counterspace capabilities that are now appearing in the armed forces of major powers, notably China and Russia. Those capabilities are designed to deny access to vital space support that’s essential for Australia and its allies in information-led...

Report

14 Aug 2019
63

This report showcases where National Health Service (NHS) organisations are already implementing anchor practices, and outlines how decision makers across the health care system can maximise the contribution the NHS makes to the social, economic and environmental conditions that shape good health.

Report

13 Aug 2019
13

This report endeavors to bring a comprehensive set of measurements to detail the status of the climate system and our capacity and willingness to observe it.

Report

1 Jun 2019
120

This guide is on child and forced marriage (CFM) in Australia. It aims to provide accurate information on the nature of such marriages and their impact on women and families.

Report

Recommendations for utilities and consulting engineers
26 Jun 2019
4

In this report the effects of PV integration into diesel driven micro-grids was investigated. The focus was set to the fuel saving potential due to the PV integration and the resulting economics for the system.

The report starts with a summary of the most...

Working paper

10 Aug 2019
41

This paper explores what cities can do to ensure more equitable access to safe, reliable and affordable water, while facing down major trends affecting water access, including population growth, degraded and depleted water sources, and climate change.

Report

15 Aug 2019
198

This research investigated the short and longer term housing aspirations and the housing aspirations gap among ‘emerging adults’ aged 18–24 years and ‘early adults’ aged 25–34 years, in order to better understand how their aspirations are linked to a ‘broader life project’ across areas such...

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2019
3

Uber supports congestion pricing as a solution to urban traffic and so sponsored this white paper to explore the potential impacts of one approach to introducing tolls in Seattle. This analysis uses the best available information on regional travel patterns and the Seattle road network...

Report

21 May 2019
18

The City of Seattle is exploring congestion pricing as a way to address traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create a more equitable transportation system. This summary report includes highlights of the work to date.

Commentary

14 Aug 2019
21

The United Front has become much more prominent since Xi Jinping became Communist Party general secretary in 2012. Xi has been instrumental in raising its status in the Chinese political system and publicly supporting a dramatic expansion of its roles and target groups.

Commentary

13 Aug 2019
15

We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about, writes Gillian Triggs.

Strategy

6 Aug 2019
85

This strategy document seeks to achieve an enabling environment for breastfeeding through policies, baby-friendly health settings, health professional education and training, and universal and targeted breastfeeding education and support services.

Guide

14 Aug 2019
57

This guide discusses the eleven priority groups identified under the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-2020 (the NPA). Within each priority group is a summary of key data and facts, as relevant to legal need. Barriers to accessing services are presented for each...

Report

21 Aug 2018
1

This document has been prepared to summarise evidence of legal need in Queensland; it uses demographic information as a proxy for legal need, based on leading international and Australian research. It draws primarily on work of the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales....

Report

Views from The Strategist
14 Aug 2019
29

In the context of growing concerns over the strength of democracy, the influence of authoritarianism and ideological competition, this publication delves into the complexities and implications of elections in India, Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.

Briefing paper

23 Jul 2019
56

The implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), in particular the standard of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), is emerging as a central focus of policy debate in Canada.This article examines the potential utility of a revitalized approach to...

Report

7 Aug 2019
152

Electric-powered vehicles began to come onto the scene around the world at the beginning of the 2010s. This report describes and models the uptake of electric vehicles in 22 countries around the world.

Report

13 Aug 2019
39

Food availability in Fiji is generally good, especially when compared to other Pacific islands. While this has led to lower food security concerns, Fiji suffers from a double burden of over- and under-nutrition. Adult obesity affects nearly a third of Fijians and rates of non-communicable...

Report

9 Aug 2019
185

This report aims to address the trajectories of post-graduation outcomes of students from different equity groups, and to offer new policy insights for Australia.

Strategy

1 Jan 2010
8

The National Indigenous Law and Justice Framework was developed by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) as a national approach to address serious and complex issues that exist for Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system.

Book

Indigenous protected areas in Australia: the first 15 years
1 Jan 2012
6

This book is a tribute by the Australian government to the work of Indigenous communities managing land and sea country. Indigenous Protected Areas are one of Australia’s conservation success stories – protecting culture and country, while providing a pathway to meaningful jobs and positive health,...

Discussion paper

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Evaluation Project
1 Feb 2017
8

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) is an important Australian Government funded initiative to identify what programs and services are most effective in helping reduce high rates of suicide among Indigenous Australians.

Report

12 Aug 2019
8

This report by the Royal Society Gene Editing Panel examines New Zealand's current legal and regulatory environment for genetic technology in Aotearoa.

Report

Pre-publication version
12 Aug 2019
8

This report addresses three claims that seek repeal of section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993. It looks at the level of advice provided to Parliament and the Law and Order Select Committee and the consequent ongoing effects of the legislation on Māori, including the...

Strategy

1 May 2013
5

The Australian government has made a commitment to tackling suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through increased investment for suicide prevention activity that is specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities. The strategy has been informed by extensive community...

Transcript

13 Aug 2019
49

In this speech to the Melbourne Press Club, ACCC Chair, Rod Sims, covers the key findings and recommendations from the recent Digital Platforms inquiry, particularly issues relevant to media businesses.

Briefing paper

12 Aug 2019
18

This briefing note is the first of a series of three notes exploring key issues in New Zealand criminal justice policy. In this report, fundamental issues and theoretical approaches to New Zealand criminal justice are discussed.

Commentary

13 Aug 2019
7

Timing might mean this month’s shootings have more impact than usual, writes Lesley Russell.

Journal article

18 Apr 2019
7

This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of key information on the use of kava among Aboriginal people in Australia. This discussion is focussed on the use of kava in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) communities because concerns regarding the prevalence and effects of kava use are...

Briefing paper

14 Nov 2018
71

This brief provides an overview of Australia’s role in stopping refugees leaving Indonesia en route to Australia, and highlights the precarious situation refugees now face in Indonesia.

Strategy

Companion document on Commonwealth government strategies and reforms — July 2013
1 Jul 2013
6

This document highlights existing activities, partnerships and programs that contribute to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Strategy

12 Aug 2019
143

This document outlines the path to create mental health promoting communities, schools and workplaces for Territorians. The plan also aims to set strategic directions for the investment in services to protect and promote mental health in the community.

Journal article

31 Jul 2019
10

Abstract:

There are currently no single disruptors to breast cancer screening akin to the impact of human papillomavirus testing and vaccination on cervical cancer screening. However, there is a groundswell of interest to review the BreastScreen Australia program to consider more risk-based screening...

Strategy

1 Jan 2013
11

This plan provides a long-term, evidence-based policy framework as part of the overarching Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) approach to Closing the Gap in Indigenous disadvantage, which has been set out in the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) signed in 2008. The NIRA has established...

Report

5 Aug 2019
59

This report provides an overview of the context in which the Wikibase prototype was developed, how the platform was adapted for use by librarians, and eight use cases where pilot participants (co-authors of this report) describe their experience of creating metadata for resources in various...

Strategy

1 Jan 2016
3

The National Heart Foundation's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) maps out the next phase of the Heart Foundation’s path towards reconciliation. This RAP signifies the organisation's commitment to work with ATSI peoples to reduce the unacceptable disparity in health outcomes that are suffered by First...

Report

Setting our young people on a strong pathway to fulfilling working lives
1 Aug 2019
18

This report sets out a programme of actions for government agencies to improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people.

Strategy

Everyone working to deliver a productive, sustainable and inclusive New Zealand
1 Aug 2019
21

This strategy presents the New Zealand government’s vision for the labour market and the changes it is implementing to improve employment outcomes.

Report

13 Aug 2019
261

This report builds on a pioneering survey of almost 400 public servants in Australia and New Zealand, dozens of interviews with senior practitioners, and original research into how governments around the world are training public officials in innovative practices.

Discussion paper

13 Aug 2019
89

This paper focuses on what a 'just transition' is, what the opportunities and challenges are for business, trade unions, government and communities and how collectively, we can govern and finance the transition to a resilient, low carbon economy.

Report

National survey of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
1 May 2019
24

This Report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. This Report relates to the implementation of the National Survey in Region 3: The North-West region of the Northern Territory,...

Report

The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019: supplementary report
13 Aug 2019
31

This supplementary report to the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit provides a snapshot of urban congestion and crowding in 2016, based on the population and transport networks of our six largest capital cities and their satellite cities and regions.

Report

13 Aug 2019
32

The aim of this research was to ascertain an understanding of community sentiment relating to infrastructure and associated sectors, as well as organisational perceptions and awareness relating to Infrastructure Australia the organisation.

Report

13 Aug 2019
37

This report presents data on Australia’s household infrastructure bill, that is the amount paid by households for water and sewerage, energy, transport and communications.

Report

The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019
13 Aug 2019
537

The 2019 audit covers transport, energy, water, telecommunications and – for the first time – social infrastructure, and looks at the major challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond.

Guide

12 Aug 2019
54

This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.

Survey

A survey on the state of work health and safety in Australia
12 Aug 2019
245

This survey, carried out by the ACTU in July 2019, exposes an underbelly of unsafe work practices that has led to unacceptable numbers of working people dying as a result of their work, being exposed to trauma, experiencing violence, or sustaining psychological/physical illnesses and injuries....

Journal article

28 Jun 2019
14

Highlights

The authors show that price levels defined by postcodes within a city gloss over important price variation driven by relative location. Relative location as in proximity to subway, parks and services turn out to be the major price determinant within a city...

Guide

21 May 2019
1

Energy audits have been conducted for many years, and there is a well-established cohort of service providers trained to perform them in accordance with standards developed by ASHRAE and others. These standards define the process and quality of work that should be achieved for energy...

Briefing paper

5 Aug 2019
32

There is growing concern about Iranian threats to Persian Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia. This briefing paper assesses the Iranian threat to Saudi Arabia by answering several questions. What types of strategies, tactics, and capabilities could Iran use against Saudi Arabia? What are potential critical...

Discussion paper

6 Aug 2019
175

This discussion paper outlines proposed legislative arrangements for privacy and responsible information sharing for the Western Australian public sector.

Commentary

12 Aug 2019
16

Has Trumpism taken hold among US-aligned countries in East Asia?

Commentary

12 Aug 2019
6

To honour our international obligations and respond to growing sustainability markets, Australia urgently needs a contemporary definition of sustainable agriculture, including agreed on-farm metrics, writes Jacqueline Williams.

Strategy

9 Aug 2019
325

This fourth COAG action plan sets out an ambitious agenda to achieve change and reduce domestic, family and sexual violence against women and children across five priority areas. It is written for governments, policy makers and community sector organisations, and provides an overview of the...

Working paper

5 Aug 2019
27

This paper discusses why this is a particular moment for the NHS and Genomics England (GE), as they structure the commercial relationships with companies accessing the 100K Genomes database.

Journal article

7 Aug 2019
152

This editorial argues that the fundamental priority of health and medical research funding should always be to promote public and individual health and to reduce inequities, rather than to support perceived potential for commercialisation.

Report

11 Aug 2019
345

This report argues that a good tertiary education system steers prospective students towards courses that increase their employment opportunities and minimise their risks, and that Australia’s post-school system does not always achieve this goal.

Report

29 Jul 2019
95

This handbook is a framework for grassroots organisations to implement best practice approaches on standards, mandatory reporting, emergency and risk management planning and referral pathways to homelessness support agencies.

Chapter

12 Jul 2018
10

Abstract:

Climate change is leading to increased frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves not only in Australia but globally. Children are among those who are most physically vulnerable to the changing climate. Schools buildings and facilities are critical infrastructure which are at risk...

Report

8 Aug 2019
93

This is the first report from the Digital Democracy Project, a partnership between the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. The goal of this report is to provide an initial snapshot of the Canadian political media ecosystem...

Journal article

31 Jul 2019
31

Australia was one of the frst countries to make the transition from cytology-based to HPV-based cervical screening.This analysis of the national program’s transition to a new model looks at the lessons learnt that can provide valuable insights to other settings.

Report

8 Aug 2019
184

This paper provides a snapshot of current practice of therapeutic residential care services conducted in Australia. It reports on the results of an online survey of Australian services, describing their configuration, characteristics and activities. It also summarises the views of services and discusses issues for...

Report

30 Mar 2019
17

This report presents an initial examination of palliative care across the Pacific region. There is scarce literature on palliative care in Pacific island countries and territories, but the documented disease profile shows a need for expanded palliative care.

Commentary

9 Aug 2019
10

While current policies may be making a positive difference for some carers, the results in a recent study show there are more young carers than support services available for them.

Guide

18 Dec 2018
14

This guide is a curated list of internationally accepted policies and practical approaches to tackling corruption. It provides examples that are useful not only in developing OGP commitments but also during their implementation. It is written for government officials and national civil society organisations developing...

Report

9 Aug 2019
30

Based on interviews with digital campaign strategists and ‘fake news’ producers, content tracking of social media posts by candidates and digital influencers, and big data analysis of online conversations, this research finds that digital operations are becoming more prevalent, strategically obscured, and influential in shaping...

Discussion paper

8 Aug 2019
46

This consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) presents options to improve transparency in the eastern and northern Australian gas markets.

Briefing paper

8 Aug 2019
159

This research set out to examine the long term impact of the 2014 NSW liquor law amendments on non-domestic assaults in Kings Cross, the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas. As in previous studies, a significant reduction in non-domestic assaults in the Kings Cross and Sydney...

Report

2 Aug 2019
90

This research shows that more Americans have confidence in scientists, but there are political divides over the role of scientific experts in policy issues.

Report

1 Feb 2019
45

Housing cooperatives are a growing presence in Australia’s housing system, providing a diversity of housing forms to a variety of household types across the income spectrum, typically serving low- and moderate-income households. The research presented in this report reviewed a selection of international cooperative housing...

Report

8 Aug 2019
73

This audit examined whether the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is achieving successful learning and employment outcomes through its public and private providers.

Strategy

30 Sep 2018
4

This strategy outlines the plan for education in the ACT for the next decade.

Report

Review of policy developments 2013-2018
8 Aug 2019
244

An enabling state is one that seeks to address stubborn inequalities of outcome and gives people and communities more control over the public services they receive to improve their own wellbeing. This report provides a detailed review of participative, outcomes-based policy making since 2013 and...

Conference proceedings

9 Aug 2019
322

The Understanding Public Value workshop was held on 11-12 July 2019 at the University of Queensland. This workshop aimed to contribute to expanding our understanding of ‘public value’ and in so doing, better understand how it contributes to public policy research and practice.

Policy report

An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems
8 Aug 2019
160

This report addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in land-based ecosystems, land use and sustainable land management in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation, desertification, land degradation and food security.

Report

National survey of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
1 Apr 2019
23

This report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. The Survey was undertaken in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University progressively across six regions in remote Australia. This...

Report

National survey of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
1 Dec 2016
14

An overarching purpose of this study is to investigate and analyse the extent to which art and cultural production that has market potential can provide a viable pathway towards economic empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote towns, settlements and outstations...

Report

Community feedback report
1 Jul 2019
75

In 2018, the Western Australian government sought community views about a proposal to establish an independent statutory office for advocacy and accountability in Aboriginal affairs. This report outlines the main ideas and concerns raised through the feedback process.

Discussion paper

1 Jun 2018
11

This discussion paper outlines a proposal for a new statutory office to strengthen government’s accountability to Aboriginal Western Australians and to advocate for Aboriginal people’s interests in government policy and performance.

Strategy

15 Feb 2019
3

This is a 12-month action plan in respond to the Public Libraries Victoria Four Year Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022. It outlines the strategies, objectives, initiative, critical actions, and KPIs for the period from February 2019 to January 2020.

Guide

22 Jul 2019
32

This design and development guideline provides an overview of the policy, legislative and statutory planning arrangements for solar energy facility projects in Victoria.

Strategy

12 Mar 2019
7

This four-year plan is intended to guide Public Libraries Victoria to achieve its goals to be more influencial, to build capability and to deliver value and to achieve excellence.

Report

How could entrepreneurial communities contribute to a thriving economy and civil society?
1 May 2019
10

Drawing on the views and experiences of more than 40 community businesses and 20 experts, Community Business in 2030 illustrates the transformative effect the sector could have on both local people’s lives and society as a whole.

Strategy

6 Aug 2019
5

The Pacific Arts Strategy implementation plan outlines key actions and priorities being delivered to the strategy's mid-point, to December 2020.

Discussion paper

15 May 2015
2

The Arts and Culture Strategic Directions Framework takes into consideration contemporary trends in culture and arts creation, consumption and participation, the need to diversify and grow revenue sources and the potential for Westerm Australia to grow its creative industries as a major contributor to the...

Working paper

25 Jun 2019
20

This paper proposes and tests a mission-oriented policy roadmapping framework and process to help governments and international organisations address long-term societal challenges by supporting selected high-impact missions.

Report

8 Aug 2019
261

This paper argues that if Australia continues on our current education trajectory, there is a risk that young people will not be adequately prepared for the future – and too many learners will miss out on the educational opportunities that they need.

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2019
112

This consultation paper seeks feedback on our proposed guidance for entities that must have a whistleblower policy - public companies, large proprietary companies and proprietary companies that are trustees of registrable superannuation entities.

Strategy

15 Jul 2015
5

Victoria’s creative economy – of ideas, products, services and practices – includes public libraries. By offering a diverse range of activities and highly inclusive forms of participation, libraries are a vital node in a dynamic creative industries ecology.

Book

Community finance and the economy of civic spaces
1 Sep 2017
6

Funding the Cooperative City explores how citizen initiatives, cooperatives, non-profit companies, community land trusts, crowdfunding platforms, ethical banks and anti-speculation foundations step out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development and arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities.

Report

12 Dec 2018
26

The findings outlined in this report will assist in informing future Tasmanian government funding arrangements for the legal assistance sector.

Journal article

1 Dec 2018
9

This article presents an edited transcript of Linda Burney's speech given to the colloquium at the Whitlam Institute held on the 21st February 2018. Burney indicates the state of play in the Labor Party's response to the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ at that time...

Strategy

29 Mar 2017
0

This strategic plan has been developed to help Writers Victoria to grow membership and extend the reach of programs, participants, audiences and impact.

Strategy

3 Mar 2018
2

This strategic plan guides Music Victoria through the year of 2016 to 2019. It oulines the strategic goals, objectives, and KPIs for Music Victoria.

Audio interview

7 Aug 2019
6

Those in the private rental market are spending more than ever on keeping a roof over their heads in many parts of Australia.

Report

18 Nov 2018
18

This research brings together data from Tourism Research Australia (TRA) with additional resources to gain insights into international arts tourism in Australia. It highlights growing potential for the arts to drive and support tourism activity, and for artists to increase their engagement.

Strategy

3 Dec 2015
5

The Estonian eHealth Strategic Development Plan 2020 is part of the activity plan of the Government of the Republic 2014– 2015. It focuses on particular eHealth specific choices and activities the realisation of which is feasible between 2015-2020.

Report

5 Aug 2019
35

This report describes changes in spending patterns at venues licensed to sell alcohol associated with the introduction of local alcohol policies for two areas; Waimakariri and a joint local alcohol policy in Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty. The analysis found no evidence for a...

Report

7 Aug 2019
163

This report captures the voices of people who have a lived experience of homelessness as well as practitioners working in the sector. It is at this touchpoint, between frontline workers and clients who are seeking support, where the most valuable insights into what is working...

Journal article

24 Jan 2018
2

Commercial sharing platforms have reshaped the transportation and housing sectors in cities and raised challenges for urban policy makers seeking to balance market disruption with community protections. Transformational sharing seeks to strengthen the urban commons to address social justice, equity and sustainability.

This paper...

Technical report

7 Aug 2019
16

This document is an initial prototype of The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation Framework: Dashboard (the Dashboard). This version of the Dashboard provides a first visualisation of data in relation to the outcomes, indicators and measures articulated in the first...

Technical report

7 Aug 2019
17

Approaching the study of homelessness as a complex adaptive system requires a methodological diversity not commonly found in homelessness research and evaluation. Methodological diversity requires that the Outcomes Framework and this accompanying Data Dictionary draw on multiple ontologies and epistemologies in choosing methods of measurement....

Technical report

Ending homelessness in Western Australia: a complexity science approach to measurement, evaluation and accountability
7 Aug 2019
35

The WAAEH Outcomes Measurement Framework offers a revitalised and reconceptualised approach to the research and evaluation of homelessness.

Report

1 May 2019
28

This research report presents findings from an exploratory study about the extent and nature of digital self-harm among New Zealand teens. The report centres on the prevalence of digital self-harm (or self-cyberbullying) among New Zealand teens (aged 13-17), the motivations, and outcomes related to engaging...

Journal article

31 Jul 2019
7

With the advantages of convenient access and free parking, urban dockless shared bikes are favored by the public. However, the irregular flow of dockless shared bikes poses a challenge for the research of flow pattern.

In this paper, the flow characteristics of dockless shared...

Report

Report for the Minister for Education – June 2019
7 Aug 2019
201

This final report presents the expert panel's considerations and recommendations, highlighting major findings from the sector and statistical analyses, and flagging future work for the development of a fit for purpose, fair, robust and feasible performance-based university funding scheme.

Book

2 Aug 2019
226

This book is about helping cities and towns around the world unleash their true potentials for the pursuit of resource efficiency, sustainable growth, social inclusion, investments transparency and accountability, decision-making and smart innovation.

Journal article

1 Jul 2018
4

This article used 6 years (January 2012 to December 2017) of ambulance attendance data from the Australian state of Victoria to characterise mental health, self-injurious behaviour, and substance ingestion in children aged 7–11.

Report

7 Aug 2019
135

This report has been created from the data collected and made available by the ABS. While ALIA's principle concern is the library and information sector, they have extended the report to cover the GLAMR (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records) sector.

Report

7 Aug 2019
14

This paper contends that an influence operations model will enable the Australian Air Force to focus on how to give priority to the strategic effects that it can deliver for government and to creatively reframe its thinking about how best to use the tools available...

Guide

Whistling While They Work 2 – key findings and actions
6 Aug 2019
136

This guide works as a companion to new regulatory requirements, formal guidance and standards for whistleblowing policies and programs. The findings and key actions will help everyone with a commitment to integrity – organisations and policymakers alike – act to ensure the positive role of...

Journal article

16 Dec 2017
1

Highlights

A mixed method approach is used to analyze everyday practice in 8 homes over a year. Practices are performed in a sequential temporal spectrum as part of a routine. Practices are influenced by the interlocked practices and routines of other occupants. Highly...

Report

Te Ao Hurihuri – The changing world
1 Jul 2019
36

There is growing concern about the use of plastics and their effects on the environment and human health. This document sets out how plastics are made, used and disposed of. It also covers how plastics enter the environment and the risks plastics pose to New...

Journal article

18 Aug 2017
3

Emerging results from practice-based research demonstrate that energy efficient houses often do not meet theoretical energy use based on the current standards of residential buildings. A factor influencing this inconsistency is related to user behaviour and everyday practices. The objective of this research is to...

Commentary

6 Aug 2019
17

Specialist machine learning and narrow AI could help us to start removing the “four Ds” - dirty, dull, difficult, dangerous - from our daily work.

Report

6 Aug 2019
14

This report outlines how artificial intelligence is or could be used in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the risks that need to be managed so that all New Zealanders can prosper in an AI world.

Report

7 Aug 2019
68

This report argues that as the world increasingly shifts away from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future, Queensland can position itself as a leader in the transition to a modern, clean renewable powered economy.

Journal article

31 Jul 2019
14

This study reviewed and, where possible, updated the estimated health benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of screening approaches from modelling studies for four cancer types, PSA testing and Lynch syndrome testing in Australia. Costs are presented in 2018 Australian dollars.

Journal article

18 Oct 2017
3

Highlights

A persuasive behaviour change program is assessed from a practice theory approach.

Most changes involved alterations in the technology element of the practice.

Alterations in the meaning and skill elements of practice are challenging.

Automation enabled dis-interlocking changes from...

Report

6 Aug 2019
71

How can small communities and rural areas in Canada attract and retain newcomers, most of whom prefer to settle in a few large metropolitan areas? This report examines the experiences of five communities that have looked to immigration to help reverse declining populations and boost...

Report

21 May 2019
20

This project assesses the economic impacts of a more decentralized population growth strategy that prioritizes greater regional growth in and around each of these four metropolitan regions. As part of this assessment, we analyse the high-level relationship between a city’s population size and its performance...

Report

22 May 2019
15

This paper is part of the RAI’s ‘Settlement Patterns and Economic Growth’ major research project. This project was undertaken as part of the Regional Towns and Cities theme of the RAI’s 2018 Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program.

Report

The economics of alternative Australian settlement patterns
7 Aug 2019
328

The RAI is calling for a new national awareness campaign to promote the opportunities of living in regional Australia, and help drive a population shift in coming decades. The recommendation is part of this new report that looks at the economic consequences of alternative population...

Report

6 Aug 2019
253

This report reflects on how Australian businesses have progressed in their digitalisation journey, as well as the underlying technological landscape as they transition to and within the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Transcript

24 Nov 2017
5

Transcript of the 2017 Menzies Oration, delivered by Professor Ian Anderson AO.

Report

1 Sep 2014
6

Under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013 the Minister for Indigenous Affairs appointed a Review Panel on 27 March 2014. The panel was tasked with assessing levels of public awareness and support for amending the Constitution to recognise Indigenous peoples and...

Report

31 Jul 2019
28

Digital devices and technologies are, and will continue to be, an integral part of our society and economy. Technology is shaping how we work. This new curriculum content is not about teaching students how to use digital devices, it is about giving them an understanding...

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2019
144

This paper sets out the Commission’s preliminary views on the priorities for federal discrimination law reform. It identifies the need for reform, the principles that should guide it, and the eleven major priority areas for reform to ensure effective protection against discrimination at the federal...

Journal article

2 Aug 2019
52

This research finds that shared e-scooters may be more environmentally friendly than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options, including bicycles, walking, and certain modes of public transportation.

Report

1 Feb 2010
5

This report presents the observations of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, on the Northern Territory Emergency Response (“NTER”) program in Australia, in advance of reforms to the NTER that are anticipated in 2010....

Strategy

6 Aug 2019
62

This strategy document outlines a path forward and shapes ACON's response to the changing health needs of people from sexuality and gender diverse communities.

Report

6 Aug 2019
29

The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code was formed in recognition that small business owners do not have the time or expertise to navigate the complexity of the unfair dismissal system. This review report recommends a suite of changes to help small business employers meet their...

Conference paper

9 Aug 2011
7

The 2011 annual Garma Festival was staged from Friday 5 August and the closing ceremony concluded the afternoon of Monday 8th August. The Key Forum theme was Academic Excellence & Cultural Integrity, a topic that flowed on from the 2010 Key Theme of Indigenous Education...

Submission

28 Jun 2019
5

In responding to the Future humanities workforce discussion paper, DASSH intends primarily to provide insights from the perspective of leaders in the academic humanities workforce.

Submission

4 Jun 2019
2

While DASSH supports the principles outlined in the Discussion Paper in general, members suggested that the task of research classification could be more effectively achieved and efficiently undertaken were it to draw on techniques arising from advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science....

Policy report

5 Aug 2019
215

Governments have a vital role to play to ensure the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are shared broadly across all sectors of our society. This report outlines a number of recommendations to ensure Australia rightly takes advantage of the opportunities in front of us.

Submission

28 Jun 2018
2

In this submission, DASSH sets out the key areas of concern for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines in the higher education sector.

Conference paper

Prepared by the Yothu Yindi Foundation in consultation with staff, providers, guests and the general public
2 Aug 2016
9

2016 Garma Festival Theme: The Land is our Backbone - 40th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. This year's Garma Festival made some important progress on a number of issues which go to the heart of Indigenous well-being.

Submission

27 Feb 2018
2

Despite the proven contributions of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences sector to the knowledge economy, attracting HASS students to enter and continue their studies in HASS degrees is creating additional burdens for students and families.

Submission

29 Aug 2017
2

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) welcomes the consideration in this Discussion Paper of key issues, challenges, opportunities and barriers that impact upon the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students in Australia. The focus of DASSH’s submission...

Submission

31 Jul 2017
2

There is no denying that work and the workforce is undergoing a profound change. With the rise of digitisation, globalisation and collaboration, workforces are becoming more diverse and require an equally diverse skillset to succeed. No longer can young people expect to train for and...

Submission

8 Jun 2017
4

DASSH is concerned about the proposed efficiency dividend imposed on universities in 2018 and 2019 and its long-term impacts. We also note the lack of clarity around a number of significant measures proposed in the Bill, and the impact this has on the ability of...

Conference paper

8 Aug 2018
10

The 2017 Garma Festival placed a high value on education, with a bold vision to weave a national Indigenous education curriculum into the mainstream Western syllabus. The grounds of the bunggul again were an interesting place to watch and learn what that may look like,...

Guide

5 Aug 2019
282

This guide is made up of nine separate guidelines reflecting the key considerations for implementing an effective complaint management system which upholds the rights of children and young people. There is a range of practical tips throughout the guide. Additional advice and tools can be...

Website

25 Sep 2018
53

This fascinating and interactive Australia-wide atlas provides a comprehensive national perspective of how the burden of cancer varies by geographical areas.

Report

7 Aug 2019
225

This research examined the housing aspirations of older Australians (i.e. aged 55 years and over), including home owners and renters in the private market and in social housing, to provide the evidence-base for policies needed to deliver their required housing and housing assistance.

Discussion paper

6 Aug 2019
90

This paper outlines how the world’s major electricity markets are opening up to demand response competition, which will benefit consumers with lower prices and help maintain reliability.

Report

6 Aug 2019
7

This is the third annual report on the Indigenous eye health measures. The measures cover the prevalence of eye health conditions, diagnosis and treatment services, the eye health workforce and outreach services.

Report

The Wealth Economy Project on Natural and Social Capital, interim report for LetterOne
25 Jul 2019
35

As the consequences of climate change, social tensions and high levels of inequality are increasingly evident, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy has published this report for the Wealth Economy Project on how to improve economic measurement in order to guide effective economic policymaking.

Report

6 Aug 2019
104

In its 16th year, the Illicit Drug Data Report 2017–18 (IDDR) provides an authoritative picture of illicit drugs in Australia. It continues to inform policy and operational decisions across government, industry and the not-for-profit sector and focuses efforts to reduce the impact of illicit drugs...

Report

Regulation of child safe standards in NSW – consultation report
5 Jul 2019
174

This report provides details about what the new child safe scheme in New South Wales could look like. The proposed regulatory approach reflects the overwhelming call from stakeholders for support and guidance to build organisational capability to become child safe, while also incorporating the need...

Report

2 Aug 2019
24

The overall finding is an essential message for New Zealand – the transition to a low emissions economy is achievable, but will be challenging. Effort is required across many areas. Stable and credible climate policy is essential for long-term change.

Technical report

5 Aug 2019
479

This evidence review, drawing on secondary analysis of existing evidence from academic and grey literature, addresses whether and how employment redresses disadvantage; the current costs and future implications of unemployment and underemployment; and the potential and impacts of employment-focused social enterprises on employment creation and...

Report

29 Jul 2019
9

This report shows the environmental problems in Asia-Pacific, how they are caused, and how they can be addressed by the region’s rapid industrialization.

Report

31 May 2019
49

This report is to inform the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) on potential future themes and activities to support Melbourne transitioning toward a more sustainable and healthier city.

Report

4 Aug 2019
14

This study examines the political economy of rural water supply in Ethiopia, using a literature review and interviews with government staff and water sector stakeholders to unpick systemic obstacles to sustainable access to water.

Report

31 Jul 2019
110

Retirement systems across the world are dealing with the same issues and coming to many of the same conclusions. Converting retirement savings balances into a stream of retirement income is one of the most difficult financial decisions that households need to make. This paper prosposes...

Strategy

19 Oct 2010
0

The New South Wales Aboriginal arts and cultural strategy was developed into two stages. Stage one 2010 - 2014 is to foster a vibrant Aboriginal arts and cultural sector that affords Aboriginal people greater opportunities to participate in, share and strengthen their culture through arts...

Report

Report on baseline, early monitoring and emerging issues
1 Aug 2019
153

In addition to presenting early data about the transition for services and families, this report provides context for the reform package through a review of the history of child care in Australia and a detailed overview of child care provision and the nature and objectives...

Journal article

30 Nov 2014
1

Societal and technological transformation in the face of climate change will be won or lost in our cities and urban communities. This is notjust because of the global urban demographic shift with more than 50 percent of the population now living in urban conditions, or...

Strategy

15 Feb 2016
0

The New South Wales Aboriginal arts and cultural strategy was developed in two stages: stage one 2010 - 2014 and stage two 2015-2018. Stage two of the strategy aims to build employment capability in a strong, contemporary multi-disciplinary Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in New...

Strategy

7 Apr 2017
4

The strategy provides a long-term direction for the arts and cultural sector in Western Australia, providing, for the first time, a unified vision for arts and culture in WA.

Report

5 Aug 2019
29

The objective of the audit was to examine whether selected entities implemented agreed ANAO performance audit, the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, and other parliamentary committee recommendations.

Journal article

12 Dec 2012
1

The implications of climate change and the end of the fossil fuel era suggest that we are entering a period of major, transformative, change requiring the restructure of the most fundamental systems for urban living. But rapid structural change is hard to negotiate within existing...

Strategy

12 Feb 2010
3

This strategic plan addresses key strategic issues and strategic objectives for the arts in WA for the years of 2010 - 2014.

Report

A report from the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG)
14 Jun 2019
2

The energy agenda under the G20 Presidency of Japan focuses on the theme of “accelerating the virtuous circle of environmental protection and economic growth by innovation”. Through the Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) and Environment Senior Officials Meeting, G20 countries are working together to progress...

Strategy

25 Nov 2014
2

This strategic plan 2015 - 2017 contributes to the development of the Western Australia by delivering culture and arts policy to achieve state government outcomes.

Discussion paper

24 Jun 2019
2

This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations. In order to achieve the net-zero carbon goal by 2050, adapting the built environment is paramount: the EU estimates that the climate change-related damage to infrastructure could...

Strategy

8 May 2015
2

The City of Darwin arts plan provides a strategic focus for the council to deliver on its commitments to arts and culture over the next five years. The aspirations in this plan have been developed in consultation with the community, key stakeholders and arts and...

Report

RP3033u1 – Utilisation project
23 Jul 2019
7

The White Gum Valley (WGV) and other projects in the CRC for Low Carbon Living have created rich data for energy and water systems in exemplar low carbon precincts. The stored and dynamic data have been retained through other projects. The utilisation of the data...

Strategy

15 Jun 2013
4

The City of Hobart launched its cultural strategy in June 2013 in response to Hobart’s strong traditions in craft and design, the performing arts, music and literature, and growing recognition nationally and internationally.

Strategy

8 Nov 2017
2

This cultural roadmap communicates the priorities in the cultural strategy 2017 - 2023

Strategy

8 Nov 2017
0

This strategic plan envisions Adelaide as a multicultural city with a passion to create authentic and internationally renowned experiences.

Strategy

20 Jun 2019
2

The cultural development plan 2019 - 2029 is a statement of the value of culture, the importance of arts, culture, heritage, events and centres of life-long learning to Perth's future prosperity, sustainability, liveability and wellbeing. The essence of cultural development is delivering outcomes through continued...

Report

30 Jul 2019
32

This report provides a brief summary of phase one of the Achieving Equity Work Programme: The Discovery Phase. The aim of the discovery phase was to identify where practical and coordinated effort could be undertaken to achieve a measurable shift in health equity in the...

Strategy

15 Aug 2013
1

This 2013-22 strategy aims to strengthen Brisbane’s liveability as a vibrant creative hub and to ensure Brisbane will be the premier location for talented people to live, work and play; a city to raise families, and develop careers and economic potential.

Briefing paper

2 Aug 2019
190

This paper summarises the key aspects of quality and safety regulation provided for in the Aged Care Act 1997 (Aged Care Act), the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Quality and Safety Commission Act) and supporting legislative instruments.

Strategy

15 Aug 2014
1

The City’s strategic priorities emerge from the current cultural landscape. This document is in two parts: the policy itself which contains foundation principles, and a 10-year action plan which proposes a series of initiatives and investment across six priority areas.

Report

5 Sep 2018
139

Plan Melbourne, the latest 30-year plan for Greater Melbourne, commits the state government to exploring a series of policy responses to the housing crisis, including utilising government land to host social and affordable housing. This report responds to this commitment by identifying over 195 hectares...

Journal article

2 Aug 2019
23

This study highlights the need to accelerate greenhouse gas mitigation efforts to reduce risks to climate dependent water supply systems of Melbourne.

Policy report

20 May 2015
17

This report investigates the potential impacts of payroll card legislation in New Hampshire by researching the existing research literature, interviewing relevant stakeholders in New Hampshire, and examining the approach of Vermont, New York, Hawaii, and Illinois.

Report

17 Jul 2018
15

In 2013, China launched two new projects – the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – to lead regional efforts to plug infrastructure gaps. These projects pose a dilemma for Australian policymakers - how to actively participate in these important efforts,...

Report

1 Aug 2018
26

This report recommends a suite of policy reforms to help drive the transition. These include introducing emissions standards for newly registered vehicles, a feebate scheme to accelerate the uptake of EVs, and mandatory climate-related financial disclosures.

Discussion paper

31 Jul 2019
27

The current Gambling Act is from 2003. Back then, internet technology was still developing. Law makers couldn’t have foreseen the way that gambling would develop online. This discussion document has been released to seek public feedback on a new framework for online gambling in New...

Guide

30 Jul 2019
21

The aim of this guide is to support and encourage the New Zealand health sector to take an active role in implementing sustainability as an integral part of its practice. This document outlines ideas as to how health facilities in New Zealand can reduce their...

Strategy

26 Jul 2019
18

New Zealanders want an education system where all children and young people can take part in education and can learn and achieve, whatever their needs or differences. This document sets out priority actions that will make the most difference, to ensure that children and young...

Report

24 Jul 2019
27

This report provides important insights into Māori attitudes toward the justice system and ideas on how to improve justice outcomes.

Discussion paper

Drone integration paper
17 Jul 2019
8

This paper sets out the New Zealand government’s vision for how drones can be better integrated into the current transport system to develop a thriving, innovative and safe sector.

Policy report

23 Apr 2015
22

This report evaluates the state aquaculture policies of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maine, specifically focusing on each state’s permitting processes, enforcement, and treatment of public trust lands.

Journal article

12 Dec 2017
13

This paper summarizes the findings from the first phase of a three-part project which, overall, investigates what Aboriginal students perceive as the qualities and actions of effective teachers and subsequently seeks to determine the impact of the enactment of these identified qualities on educational outcomes....

Report

NCSEHE Research Fellowship final report
24 Jul 2019
196

The aim of this project was to understand the interplay between career construction in the 21st century, future work, and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds.

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2019
238

This is the first in a series of six discussion papers that seeks to inform debate about the relationship between policy, politics and environmental breakdown, supporting education in economic, social and political sciences. This paper explores the role of social and economic systems, and the...

Guide

The ACNC’s guide to fraud prevention
15 May 2019
58

This guide is aimed at board or committee members, trustees and managers of charities. It will also be of interest to employees and volunteers. It is designed to help protect your charity from fraud and other financial crime.

Report

1 Aug 2019
79

Findings in this report should be considered as interim, based on the relatively short time the scheme has been in operation. The Commission is requesting information from stakeholders on a range of issues and will undertake further analysis on a number of areas, as well...

Report

1 Aug 2019
77

PNG Prime Minister, James Marape, has a vision of turning PNG into the “food basket of Asia.” While PNG has developed palm oil, coffee, cocoa and copra export industries, this report argues that expanding into the production of other export commodities is likely to be...