This report is an examination of the taxpayer-funded Australian Research Council (ARC) humanities grants which have been awarded to Australian universities since 2002. The report argues that universities are fixated on class, race and gender, and outlines just how much money Australians are paying for...
This 2019 edition of the NDS's report finds that while operating conditions might have improved, serious issues around pricing, sustainability and regulations continue to present great challenges for the disability services sector.
This study examines personal wealth changes over the dissolution process, starting up to three years prior to separation and until 15 years after legal divorce.
Seventy leading Australian organisations have made the switch to renewable energy in the past two years and procured nearly 2.3 GW of electricity. This report finds that a total of 58 renewable power purchase agreements have been negotiated by Australian energy buyers since 2017, with...
This study of older ‘pink collar’ workers in aged care points to the need for policy and practice changes to ensure Australia has enough skilled workers to provide quality care and to protect and support the physical and emotional health of those workers.
India suffers from some of the highest rates of desertification globally. This research argues that it is likely to suffer from extreme biodiversity loss, a decline in living standards and GDP losses unless action is taken to reduce desertification.
This updated research looks at the cumulative costs of unpaid overtime in Australia's economy. Survey data suggests the average Australian worker puts in almost 5 hours per week of unpaid overtime: coming in early, staying late, working through lunch and breaks, taking work home.
This research shows that scheduled increases in employers’ minimum statutory superannuation contributions would have no negative effects on future wage growth, and that Australia’s economy can afford both higher wages and higher employer contributions to superannuation.
This discussion paper summarises findings from CSIRO Futures’ initial consultation and desktop research into opportunities, challenges and enabling actions related to advancing the Australian quantum technology sector by supporting the translation of Australia’s quantum research.
Worrying trends in the United Kingdom’s public health have emerged in recent years that cannot be overlooked by the incoming government. This briefing focuses on what action the next government needs to take to create a healthier UK society.
This paper provides an insight into parental perspectives of the current state of school choice and resourcing, based on a survey of Australian parents that reveals the areas of importance to them—and how they and their children could be better served by the education system....
This report questions the role of the traditional end of semester school report, after finding most provide little indication of students’ learning growth and are increasingly becoming superseded by newer communication technologies that allow for continuous reporting.
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville will hold an independence referendum on 23 November 2019. The options are either ‘greater autonomy’ or ‘independence’. However, the outcome of the referendum is non-binding under the PNG Constitution.
The focus of this guide will be on providing a context and resource guide for researching the following small island states of the South Pacific: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
This major research project, led by Professor Helen Lee of Latrobe University, explored the socio‐economic status and well‐being of Pacific migrants in rural northwest Victoria, focusing on the towns of Mildura and Robinvale. The project’s final report makes a series of recommendations on employment, education,...
In this speech, Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, outlines the Forum’s overarching framework of “the Blue Pacific” during the 2019 Griffith Asia Lecture in Brisbane.
This document provides a set of recommendations for how Australia can reduce emissions in the built environment. It covers residential, commercial and public buildings that are ready for implementation by the federal government.
The Western Australian government has released the state's first, long-term strategy to combat elder abuse, which outlines a series of support, education and awareness measures to help combat this growing issue.
This briefing provides an update on the state of judicial independence in Poland. The situation is characterised by the ongoing harassment of judges who stood in defence of the rule of law and human rights, and by media smear campaign against judges with alleged links...
This review found a diverse and exciting field of scholarship, that while not as extensive as its heterosexual counterpart, provides some clear insight into the contemporary experiences of rainbow family formation in Australia.
This report outlines the importance of action for Australia to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). It identifies strategies to help develop a national AI capability to boost the productivity of Australian industry, create jobs and economic growth, and improve the quality of life...
This report is the first major New Zealand study that has been conducted into the unique issues and challenges faced by courts, judges, lawyers, prosecutors and interpreters to ensure equal access to justice for culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse (CALD) parties in the courts, and...
As climate change makes bushfires more ferocious and extreme, now is the time to better understand how our First Peoples used fire.
Too many Aboriginal children in and around Alice Springs grow up in an environment marked by poverty, substance abuse, and lack of responsive care and stimulation, with low levels of formal education and school attendance coupled with economic marginalisation and social exclusion. This does not...
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress welcomes the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory and in particular the focus on improving decision-making on the allocation of funding for children’s services.
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