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The arts play a vital role in a culturally ambitious nation. Never before has there been such rapid change driven by creativity and innovation. Never before has there been more engagement, participation or curiosity about art and culture in our everyday lives.
The set of policy principles released by the Australian Climate Roundtable are extraordinary for two reasons.
First, the principles themselves offer some calm common sense in an arena that has been dominated by ferocious partisan politics and dramatic policy reversals. They could therefore offer...
Effective frameworks for communication can bridge gaps between research, clinical practice, and policy. The gambling sector in Australia comprises a number of stakeholder groups with diverse interests, objectives, and professional skills and resources. The diversity of the sector can present challenges in developing communication strategies...
There are more women media professionals than ever in many countries across Asia-Pacific, but they still represent only three out of 10 newsroom staff, often earn less than their male counterparts and are subject to sexual harassment, while struggling to reach decision-making positions.
This paper examines the scope and nature of terrorism motivated by violent Islamist extremism in Australia through a comprehensive database, assesses the policy responses by the government to date, and offers recommendations.
In September 2014 the terrorism threat level was raised...
This report argues that Australia is currently not adequately equipped to deal with the growing problem of steroid use.
Overview: This Quick Guide provides information about Indigenous Australian federal and state parliamentarians, from the election of the first Indigenous Australian to federal Parliament - former Senator Sir Neville Bonner - until June 2015.
For the purposes of this Quick Guide, ‘Indigenous parliamentarian’...
Presents a detailed overview of public and private hospital resources in Australia.
Numbers of hospitals
In 2013-14, there were approximately 1,359 hospitals in Australia. There were 747 public hospitals, which accounted for about 65% of hospital beds (58,600). In 2013-14, there were...
This paper articulates policy recommendations arising from the design-led approach to developing responses to climate adaptation, developed as part of the VCCCAR-funded project, Design-led Decision Support for Regional Climate Change. The recommendations are intended to facilitate the integration of multiple perspectives in spatial planning. The...
Forecasting for integrated demands and carbon impacts of a precinct in the ETWW (energy, transport, waste and water) domains will allow for the assessment of policy scenarios for low carbon futures.
This CRC for Low Carbon living project has investigated gaps, synergies, alternative approaches...