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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.'
Report

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...
Report

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.
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.
Report

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.
Report

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
Report

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).
Report

Did Australia's baby bonus increase the fertility rate?

This paper uses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey and a simultaneous equations approach to analyze the effects of the 2004 government funded 'Baby Bonus' on fertility intentions and ultimately births.In May 2004, the Australian government announced a “Baby Bonus”...
Discussion paper

Redevelopment and audit of the VSL data collection: discussion paper

This discussion paper opens consultation with VET Student Loans (VSL) stakeholders to seek views on how the department and DHS can ensure relevant, high quality data is collected through the Collection, using best practice submission processes.
Report

The 2008 graduate pathways survey: Graduates' education and employment outcomes five years after completion of a bachelor degree at an Australian university

Most Australian graduates are enjoying employment success and earning high salaries according to this report. The 2008 Graduate Pathways Survey was designed to gain information on employment outcomes five years after completing a bachelor degree, how these changed from graduates’ initial outcomes, the pathways taken...