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This report evaluates recent and existing State Library of Queensland (SLQ) initiatives in relation to information technology and communications using ethnographic techniques. The report gathers data collected from interviews with several stakeholders and considers contemporary developments in library practices and digital media.
Examines the relationship between the Queensland Government and the fossil fuel industry. The report reveals a pattern of secrecy, a lack of accountability and transparency and a fast moving revolving door between the highest level of the bureaucracy and government, where political...
Executive summaryThis paper provides an overview of the issues and outcomes for the January 2015 election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Where appropriate, it draws on the Library’s earlier publication on the 2012 Queensland state election. The 2015 Queensland state election result...
On Friday 11 January 2013, the Governor-General appointed a six-member Royal Commission to inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
The Royal Commission is tasked with investigating where systems have...
Audit objective and criteria
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s regulation of permits and approvals within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
To form a conclusion against this objective, the...
This report presents findings from a pilot study to identify current Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) and Inclusive Teaching and Learning Practices in TAFE’s Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing). The findings provide an important insight into the current provision of foundation skills and bridging...
A 2014 decision by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) obliges electricity distributors in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to develop new electricity tariffs. These tariffs must be cost reflective – that is, the prices distributors charge must reflect “the efficient costs of providing network...
Overview: Queensland spends less on social services than the rest of Australia in per capita terms, despite being a large state with a growing population.
In the major areas of health and education, Queensland spends less per person than any other state except...
This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s administration of the terms of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Ministerial determination.
Australia is exposed to natural disasters on a recurring basis. Prime responsibility for the response to a disaster...
This report provides a Queensland-specific perspective on network pricing trends and highlights the potential price impacts for electricity consumers in Queensland of the non-government provision of network services.