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Reporting and comparing school performances

Nationally comparable data about school performances should be reported to the public, but should not be used to create league tables, according to this paper. Written by Geoff Masters, Glenn Rowley, John Ainley and Siek Toon Khoo, the paper was prepared for the Ministerial Council...
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The regulatory capital framework for Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs): background paper 9

This paper responds to a request from the Royal Commission for background on the capital prudential framework applying to the banking industry, with particular regard to the current and proposed treatment of residential mortgage lending and lending for small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Indigenous people and legal problem resolution

This paper examines the experience of Indigenous Australians in relation to the resolution of legal problems in comparison with non-Indigenous people. Using the Legal AustraliaWide (LAW) Survey national dataset, the findings show that Indigenous respondents were significantly more likely than others to have unresolved crime...
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Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018

The Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 (‘Advancing the Treaty Bill’) was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Natalie Hutchins, on 7 March 2018.
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Deep energy renovation: trapped in overestimated costs and staged approach

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings, identified the following:
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Making the Global Compacts work: what future for refugees and migrants?

This policy brief examines two international agreements now under negotiation at the United Nations – the Global Compact on Refugees, and the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration – and concludes that they have potential to significantly improve the international systems of refugee...
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Recognition and response to clinical deterioration

Ensuring that patients at risk of critical illness or a serious adverse event receive appropriate and timely care is a key safety and quality challenge. All patients at risk should receive comprehensive care irrespective of their location in the hospital or the time of day...
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FACS Entity Database

This Evidence to Action note introduces the FACS Entity Database, how it was created, what it includes and how it can be used by FACS and our partners.
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Let money speak

This resource argues that the Turnbull Government’s proposal to ban foreign donations and limit political contributions from charities is a flawed and rash proposal that would undermine democracy.
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The arbitrary 23.9 per cent tax revenue to GDP figure: from a convenient assumption to a ‘speed limit’

This briefing paper shows the recently announced 23.9% tax-to-GDP cap is entirely arbitrary, and that a strict tax cap with no policy change will severely limit choices in government spending.