December 2019

Report

7 Dec 2018
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This report is a global snapshot on the status of the building and construction sector, released annually to track the progress of this sector which is critical to the success of the Paris Agreement and limiting global warming to well below 2°C

Report

Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector
11 Dec 2019
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This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks.

Report

Consultation Feedback Report
1 Nov 2019
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This Consultation Feedback Report summarises the comments, suggestions and ideas outlined in the public submissions received. Some of the suggestions and responses contained in this Report were made and/or supported by multiple submissions, others were made in a single submission.

Discussion paper

27 Jul 2019
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This discussion paper provides provides detailed supporting evidence for the brief 3°C scenario. Some contentious aspects are explored, including the possibility that perhaps a billion people could be displaced by 3°C of warming, and that some regions may become too hot for human habitation for...

Report

9 Dec 2019
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This Child Poverty Monitor is the seventh consecutive annual report on implications of child poverty in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and updates the progress made toward a society where every child can flourish and achieve their potential.

Commentary

10 Dec 2019
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This article addresses the antibiotic resistance in remote Indigenous communities needing to be a part of the ongoing effort to close the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Report

12 Dec 2019
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The Australian Energy Market Commission has published this final report from its South Australian black system event review. The report identifies systemic issues with existing National Electricity Rules (NER) frameworks for system security and recommends implementing a new operational mechanism for AEMO to enhance power...

Commentary

12 Dec 2019
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Tenure in social housing was once effectively unlimited, provided tenants paid their rent and maintained their property. But waiting list pressures have led to a new approach.

Strategy

7 Mar 2018
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The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council's (NSWALC) Strategic Plan sets the organisation's direction and prioritises its efforts towards achieving this renewal. It also gets everyone – our Council, staff, Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) and the broader Aboriginal Land Rights movement on the same...

Commentary

12 Dec 2019
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Fortunately, with increasing vaccination coverage, we’re now finally seeing signs the number of new measles cases in Samoa is slowing.

Report

12 Dec 2019
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The review report details the findings from a comprehensive investigation of the experiences of small and family businesses that have claimed the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI). It recommends this important incentive be retained, and a suite of reforms made to the way the...

Conference proceedings

29 Jul 2019
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The Western Sydney Indigenous Business Summit 2019 Insights Report is a summary of insights from a group of Indigenous business owners reflecting on the consistent challenges they face as they build either an established business or a new start-up.

Guide

11 Nov 2019
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This guide has been prepared by ACSI and RIAA to provide a framework for investor reporting. It provides broad context on matters investors may wish to consider in preparing their modern slavery statements and should be used in conjunction with the guidance provided by the...

Audio interview

11 Dec 2019
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This interview highlights the issue of the federal government's policy to turbo charge Indigenous businesses being exploited by non-Indigenous Australians.

Other text

10 Dec 2019
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This revised Charter was developed in response to an independent review of freedom of speech in Australian higher education providers, commissioned by the federal government and conducted by former High Court Chief Justice, the Hon. Robert French AC.

Report

12 Dec 2019
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This statistical report presents information on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2018.

Case study

How Indigenous Rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas are strengthening connections to Country, culture and community
29 Nov 2019
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The stories and case studies in this report showcase some of the many proud achievements of the Indigenous Ranger and Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) programmes from 2015 to 2017.

Evaluation

3 Dec 2019
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The final report of the independent, third-year evaluation of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), completed by Deloitte Consulting, confirms the policy's success in increasing the rate of government purchasing from Indigenous businesses. The evaluation also identifies opportunities to improve the policy and its implementation.

Report

11 Dec 2019
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This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data.

Guide

A guide to implementation applicable to any school improvement decision
1 Dec 2019
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The purpose of this guidance is to begin to describe and demystify the professional practice of implementation—to document the Education Endowment Foundation's knowledge of the steps that effective schools take to manage change well.

Report

12 Dec 2019
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This report argues that given Australia's projections, it would almost certainly be best for Australia to openly acknowledge the challenges it faces in meeting its 2020 and 2030 Paris Agreement targets, and do its utmost to put in place policies and measures that can bend...

Report

11 Dec 2019
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is blurring the lines between people and technology, fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds. This paper is the outcome of a series of consultations with selected Chief Human Resources Officers and other experts to identify emerging challenges and a...

Briefing paper

11 Dec 2019
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This paper is the first in a two-part series on the Net-Zero Challenge , which assesses the state of global climate action through the lens of corporations, governments, and civil society. While there are clear signs of incremental progress, climate action needs to move at...

Journal article

11 Dec 2019
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In this article, the author asserts that if libraries are to be safe places for patrons of all backgrounds, library workers in general must incorporate insights from other disciplines into their practice and begin to meaningfully address the complicated roles of police and security guards...

Report

2 Dec 2019
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The fallout from disinformation and online manipulation strategies have alerted Western democracies to the novel, nuanced vulnerabilities of our information society. This paper outlines the implications of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) by the the legacy media, as well as by the new media,...