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Reaping the rewards: Improving farm profitability, reducing emissions and conserving natural capital - final report

This research report explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits.'

Drowning and other injuries related to aquatic activities at ages 55 years and older in Australia

About 100 people aged 55 years or older die by drowning each year in Australia. About another 75 per year are admitted to hospital following non-fatal drowning. About one-third of these cases have characteristics that suggest that they were severe. Of the drowning deaths, about...

The Lord Darzi Review of health and care: interim report

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents evidence in preparation for the final report, which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS, and will set out a long-term funding and reform plan for health and...

Dropping out: the benefits and costs of trying university

Some students who drop out of university never seriously engage with their course, and needlessly accrue a HELP debt before they leave. This report recommends new ways to protect students from unnecessary financial burdens.

Collision course

THERE are three great recurring themes in Australian defence policy. One is the fear of a threat from Asia. Another is a fear of change. The third is expressed in the belief that “it’s better to fight them up there than down here.” All three...
Discussion paper

University attrition: what helps and what hinders university completion?

The main purpose of this background paper is to provide additional information on the Grattan Institute’s statistical analysis of completion of bachelor degrees at public universities.

Through growth to achievement: report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

This report argues that maximising every student’s learning growth requires a set of shifts across Australian education systems, and a sustained, long-term and coordinated improvement effort, based on shared ambition, action and accountability.

Australia and the Korean Crisis: confronting the limits of influence?

This paper argues that the apparent optimism surrounding the ‘season of summitry’ on the Korean Peninsula should be tempered by the fact that there are potential risks attached to engaging the North Korean leadership without preconditions
Discussion paper

Closing the Gap Refresh: papering over the gaps or structural reform?

Five academics and visitors at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research made submissions as part of the Closing the Gap Refresh ‘Have Your Say’ process. The views of these individuals have been consolidated into this document to ensure their longer-term availability.

National deaths in custody program: deaths in custody in Australia 2013–14 and 2014–15

This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15, and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90).