October 2019

Report

Mapping electricity disconnections in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and South East Queensland
1 Oct 2019
6

This report geospatially analyses where electricity disconnections occur, as well as exploring when and why they occur, based on the socioeconomic indicators that characterise these areas.

Report

1 Oct 2019
3

This is a report of good practices demonstrating that effective actions are available to simultaneously address climate change and protect human rights. Drawn from every continent and featuring more than 60 states and a wide range of actors, the good practices in this report are...

Policy report

16 Oct 2019
7

The Minister of Statistics has launched a draft Algorithm charter that commits government agencies to improving transparency and accountability in their use of algorithms over the next five years. This is a response to the recommendations from the Algorithm assessment report in 2018.

Commentary

18 Oct 2019
6

One thing is clear: the ethical costs of the new system will depend significantly on its precise operation, which at this point remains uncertain.

Report

16 Oct 2019
0

This paper argues that the potentially widespread use of forced labor in Xinjiang, and its connections to Western supply chains and consumers, creates both a moral imperative for action and an opportunity to use economic leverage to improve the situation in Xinjiang.

Report

17 Oct 2019
0

In the last five years, several major investigations have demonstrated how easy it is to set up and manage a legal entity without having to provide information about its beneficial owner. This report argues that public registers of beneficial ownership of companies should be the...

Report

17 Oct 2019
5

This report explores the digital experiences of looked after and accommodated young people in Glasgow, to understand how they are accessing the internet, what they are currently using the internet for and what their needs are from the internet in the place where they live....

Strategy

16 Oct 2019
7

This framework clarifies the skills, knowledge and competencies required by practitioners providing high-quality Specialist Homelessness Sector (SHS) services. It provides the capabilities required for work in the SHS, for today and into the future.

Fact sheet

17 Oct 2019
6

This fact sheet highlights key facts about intimate partner homicides in Australia. The data is based on the 2018 Data Report from the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network (ADFVDRN).

Report

17 Oct 2019
87

The digital welfare state is commonly presented as an altruistic and noble enterprise designed to ensure that citizens benefit from new technologies. However, this report suggests that all too often, the real motives behind such programs are to slash welfare spending, set up intrusive government...

Submission

18 Oct 2019
52

This submission argues that establishing a nuclear power industry in Australia is economically unfeasible, particularly given the uninsurable nature of the technology means the risks of a nuclear incident are borne substantially by Australian taxpayers.

Report

16 Oct 2019
6

This report sets out a series of recommendations aimed at securing the information infrastructure of elections and creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology. The report highlights areas for immediate action for policymakers, political parties, industry and civil society and also sets...

Article

25 Jan 2017
5

This publication contains a collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and economic power of technologies that are now almost inescapable within the urban environment.

Book

7 Jul 2017
5

This publication contains a collection of articles examining the social and economic problems associated with the ‘gig economy’.

Submission

1 Aug 2019
8

The Indigenous Evaluation Strategy (IES) is an opportunity to create a paradigm shift in the relationship between program and policy evaluation and execution. The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)’s submission argues that in order to achieve effective policy outcomes, we must first secure...

Report

18 Apr 2019
28

This paper provides six principles that may help ensure that the future data economy puts the protection of people above the interests of private companies’ quest for profit, or the government’s desire to monitor.

Guide

8 Apr 2019
8

This guide enables understanding of what elements need to be in place to achieve real social change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with trauma. It emphasises the importance of nurturing healing leadership and promoting trauma awareness as crucial first steps towards individual,...

Submission

12 Jul 2019
6

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC)'s submission to the Department of Health on the proposed Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI).

Policy report

16 Oct 2019
20

As efforts to reach a withdrawal agreement with the EU reach a crescendo, government and business are also preparing frantically for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. This report discusses the variety of harms that the government may want to address, and highlights some of...

Literature review

A review of recent literature
1 Sep 2019
4

FSANZ undertook a literature review to inform the development of risk management options for a pregnancy warning label on packaged alcoholic beverages. The literature review covered the period from November 2008 to July 2019.

Report

8 Oct 2019
117

This report is the second part of a two-stage engagement process, designed by Demos with the Charity for Civil Servants, to build a practical, evidence-based handbook for supporting wellbeing during times of change within the civil service. This guide is intended to be a practical...

Report

NSW Aboriginal state-wide cancer forum proceedings
1 May 2018
6

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW convened the forum to hear from participants about what works in providing locally led support programs for people with cancer and their families and to learn what resources, training and support are needed to support Aboriginal...

Working paper

15 Oct 2019
38

Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has grown to list more rooms than any hotel group in the world. This paper examines the determinants and effects of peer production in the market for short-term accommodation, where Airbnb is the main peer-to-peer platform and hotels are...

Strategy

1 Dec 2012
6

In partnership with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales, the NSW Government has developed this ten-year Aboriginal health plan. The plan is an acknowledgement of the significant health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in NSW and reflects the NSW...

Report

New Zealand's environmental reporting series
17 Oct 2019
7

Our marine environment 2019 examines the most pressing issues in our oceans, seas, coastlines and estuaries.