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Abstract: Peer feedback and critique is integral to the creative practice of studio-based textile designers. In a creative learning context, how do students perceive the role of peer feedback and critique? What conditions do students identify as being important to stimulating creativity in a...
This study examined a range of evidence about the barriers to - and facilitators of - the engagement of interpreters as experienced by the health sector and its practitioners.
This report examines whether sentencing influences subsequent reoffending.
An important aspect of the Sentencing Advisory Council’s work is examining the effects of sentencing on an offender’s subsequent behaviour. This is one element of the more general question of whether, and to...
Between September 2010 and March 2011 Victoria experienced severe flooding, affecting 70 of the 79 Victorian local governments and resulting in relief and recovery costs estimated to total $971 million. This report finds that the governance response model chosen resulted in a fragmented approach to...
What is a public library? In 2012? In 2030? The Victorian Public Libraries 2030 project commenced in 2012 and sought to answer these questions.
The purpose of the project was to develop a strategic framework for Victorian public libraries. In focusing...
Abstract: This investigation into the online male sex trade in Melbourne explores the Internet's rise in popularity as a marketplace for male sex workers (MSWs). It examines the ways in which clients and workers engage with the Internet, as well as the effect(s) of this...
This report presents the findings and recommendations from the project called ‘Analysis of institutional adaptability to redress electricity infrastructure vulnerability due to climate change’. The objectives of the project are to examine the adaptive capacity of existing institutional arrangements in the National...
This report identifies failures in Victoria Police's handling of sexual assault cases, and recommends reforms.
The prevalence of sexual assault and its consequent harm to both individual victims and society as a whole has now been widely researched, documented and...
Participation in arts activities expands networks, strengthens social bonds and brings communities closer together, which are the foundations for mental wellbeing.
A community-based arts project is where an artist works with a community to facilitate a creative process that enables participants...
This report considers the impact of anticipated climate change on Australia’s inland towns and centres to the year 2050. It examines the ways in which non-coastal settlements will be affected by the primary, secondary and tertiary impacts of climate change, including the...