Latest Research

This report identifies the main changes in water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin over the past 15 to 20 years and explains the main factors driving these changes.

Report
19 Feb 2020

Superannuation tax concessions were supposed to help Australians become less reliant on the age pension, but with the rapid increase in the concession they will soon to be more expensive than the age pension. This report argues that the cure has becoming worse than the disease.

Report
19 Feb 2020

The Australian government is committed to an industrial relations system that balances the needs of both employees and employers, including those engaged in small business. This paper seeks input from the community about the operation of the current compliance and enforcement framework.

Discussion paper
18 Feb 2020

This study explores the relationship between methamphetamine dependence and domestic violence among male police detainees interviewed as part of the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program. The results illustrate the importance of integrated responses that address the co-occurrence of substance use disorders and domestic violence.

Report
18 Feb 2020

This is a report on monitoring of the Victorian Government’s implementation of family violence reforms as at 1 November 2019. The monitoring approach and method of selecting focus areas for this term is the same as for the previous period.

Report
18 Feb 2020

This paper, based on extensive research and consultations, is intended to stimulate thinking about best standards for infrastructure investment in the Pacifc. It suggests that if lasting development outcomes are to be assured, civil society will need to play a greater role in the prioritisation, design, implementation and maintenance of new infrastructure in the Pacifc islands.

Working paper
18 Feb 2020

Domestic arts tourism supports local jobs and economies, while enriching and connecting Australians through creative experiences This report draws on Tourism Research Australia data and other resources to provide insights into the behaviour of people travelling within Australia.

Report
17 Feb 2020

This paper has been developed by the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID) Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG). It argues that Australia is well positioned to aim higher in taking a principled, whole-of-government approach to humanitarian action, in line with our role as a wealthy, middle-power actor.

Policy report
17 Feb 2020