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Air quality is the leading global environmental risk factor for disease. This article focuses on the evidence for the need to develop effective air quality policies for the Pacific Islands region. Factors that have influenced the success and failures of previous and existing environmental policies...
This guide highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.
Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever further apart?
Using a unique but confidential database, this study examines the capital management practices of Australian banks under the Basel regulatory framework. We find evidence of a significantly negative relationship between the internally targeted capital buffers of banks and the state of the business cycle. This...
This article attempts to determine whether enactment of the 1996 gun laws and buyback program were followed by changes in the incidence of mass firearm homicides and total firearm deaths.
We present an empirical model of systemic banking crises from an Australian perspective. Having no history of domestic banking crises in recent history, our quantitative model is estimated using an international panel data set spanning 18 countries and 30 years of observations. We evaluate in...
This paper develops, analyses and implements an early warning tool for systemic risk in banks and financial entities. The tool is based on a refined approach to stress testing. Calculations performed on Australian bank data are shown to predict past distres. Risk is measured as...
This report has been prepared by Carolyn Adams (Macquarie University) and Krista Lee-Jones for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
It aims to identify aspects of information sharing frameworks that:facilitate appropriate and timely information sharing between institutions and...
We believe that stating the objective for superannuation in isolation is a second-best solution. Income in retirement is supported by the pillars of social security payments (including the age pension), superannuation drawdowns, and assets outside of superannuation (including, most notably, housing). Further, these pillars interact...