The forum described here was proposed as a first step in surfacing community requirements and principles toward a collective open access (OA) collection development system. By analyzing focus group feedback, this paper presents the challenges, opportunities, and potential next steps for building an OA collection...
This report summarises the key learnings and innovation opportunities for large scale battery storage projects in Australia based on specific project insights gathered through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Aurecon’s industry experience, and publicly available information.
The pathway to gradual decarbonisation of the NEM raises a number of questions and concerns. This study has modelled scenarios that deliver an operable grid, able to keep the lights on, rather than simply stacking capacity to meet demand.
This briefing paper focusses on two sets of proposals designed to make the taxation of income simpler, more progressive and better able to raise public money. The proposals are united by the principle that income, regardless of source, should be taxed equally across individuals.
The NHS has had historically low levels of capital investment. Compared to similarly advanced economies, this country’s capital investment has been very low. On average, a person living in the UK has missed out on almost £2,000 since 1975 – the equivalent of over £100...
In an era of fake news, social media and public discussions among the like-minded, can deliberation renew democracy? Sally Hussey explains.
This independent report, prepared by Dr Tina Soliman Hunter for Greenpeace Australia Pacific, concludes that Equinor’s current proposal is too risky to proceed given the remote location, the harsh physical environment and the lack of surrounding support infrastructure to deal with an incident.
This report analyses the extent to which the coal industry is embedded in Australian federal politics. It demonstrates how coal’s pivotal position in key networks of influence has enabled its interests to remain central to the agenda of the current federal government.
The Australian government has released this final report of the Independent Review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act). The review is a statutory requirement to ensure the GEMS Act remains appropriate and effective in reducing Australia’s energy consumption and greenhouse...
IP Australia is looking at ways the IP system can better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to protect and benefit from their Indigenous Knowledge. This report provides a summary record of the feedback received through recent roundtables, written submissions, and an online survey....
When it comes to improving Indigenous policies and programs, Indigenous communities should be the ones evaluating government – rather than the other way around.
The Northern Territory’s Tourism Industry Strategy 2030 sets the direction of tourism in the Territory for the next ten years.
The Centre for International Governance Innovation conducted consultations in the spring of 2019 with trade experts and stakeholders about options for modernizing the trade rules and strengthening the World Trade Organization (WTO). This report synthesizes the results of the consultations.
This report examines how business can build a better relationship with government, by seeking advice from those who had worked both sides of the fence - business leaders whose former careers were in politics and the bureaucracy.
This presentation demonstrates that elections are increasingly about big transport infrastructure ‘announceables.’ But these election promises are usually driven by politics more than evidence. They don’t show much influence from the advice of independent expert bodies, and are often made well before business cases have...
Social enterprises play an important role in delivering jobs and training opportunities for disadvantaged people. This strategy document outlines the Queensland government’s commitment to supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector in Queensland.
This report presents the results of work to identify and assess a range of potential models through which learned societies could successfully transition to the requirements of Plan S. Based on the research undertaken, the report sets out recommendations for learned society publishers and other...
The Kimberley Aboriginal Caring for Culture Project is part of Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC) ’s effort to improve resource distribution, foster a collaborative approach between Aboriginal stakeholder organisations and the Government, and address the broader impact of intergenerational trauma and suicide that...
Artistic and cultural organisations are increasingly being required to justify the funding they receive through the direct benefits associated with their activities. This report and its application are part of the further development of the overall Public Value Measurement model.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) and Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) write to oppose the expansion of the cashless debit card trials set out in the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019.
There are deep interconnections between the U.S. and Chinese economies, and China has built its technology base on what it has acquired from the West. This report outlines the policy tools that the United States can use to mitigate risk while maintaining the openness that...
This research note aims to provide much-needed inspiration for achieving the government’s large-scale reform agenda proposed earlier this month. To cover Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ all-embracing goals, it includes proposals for both the structure of the vocational education generally and the future of industry-based...
This strategy document has been prepared to safeguard the health and viability of the Northern Territory coast and seas. It aims to support the use of coastal and marine areas by Territorians and visitors for recreational and cultural purposes, and to foster sustainable industry for...
The NT Government is committed to developing and implementing a Coastal and Marine Management Strategy that will ensure the health and viability of our coast and seas.
Based on research into why and how people decide to report corruption and what sustains initial engagement, this guide offers five principles that inform how organisations can understand, analyse and possibly adapt their anti-corruption mechanisms to become more effective.
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