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Managing support and safety hubs

This audit examines whether the initial support and safety hubs that have been established in communities throughout Victoria are providing effective and efficient service coordination by assessing how the department and Family Safety Victoria (FSV) plan the hubs, support hub operations and drive their continuous...
Report

National security agencies and the cloud

This report identifies four significant obstacles that stand in the way of Australia’s national security community moving to cloud infrastructure. These obstacles need to be crossed, and the change needs to be driven by ministers and agency heads.
Report

Enterprise resilience: boosting your corporate immune system

The authors of this report argue that successful enterprise resilience initiatives require an approach that’s broader than traditional business continuity planning or disaster recovery, and permeates through all areas of the business across People, Processes & Operations, Technology & Cyber, Physical Assets & Facilities and...
Discussion paper

National water reform: issues paper

This inquiry concerns the National Water Initiative (NWI) — a 2004 intergovernmental agreement between the Australian government and all State and Territory governments. It is the Productivity Commission’s second national water reform inquiry, with the first undertaken in 2017.
Report

Policy lessons from catastrophic events

Research into policy and policy failures tends to focus on analysis rather than implementation and enforcement. The Bennett Institute recently hosted a workshop to bring together people from different domains of safety practice and research backgrounds to discuss the challenge. This report details those discussions.
Report

Justice tempered

This report finds that the Australian finance sector’s concentration on profits at all costs compromises the ethical integrity of workers in the industry. The report argues that while the Banking Royal Commission uncovered widespread misconduct in Australia’s banking and financial services sector, it failed to...
Report

Investing to save: the economics of increased investment in palliative care in Australia

This report calls for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, including an additional annual investment of just over $350 million, which will result in a saving of over $450 million across the broader health care system every year.
Discussion paper

Restrictive practices: issues paper

This issues paper looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability. The Commission wants to know about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability.
Briefing paper

What risk factors are associated with being placed in out-of-home care?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).