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Policy report

Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream

Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.
Journal article

How do general practitioners conceptualise self-harm in their older patients? A qualitative study

This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.

Design and governance of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund

This audit examined the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, assessing whether it has an appropriate design process and a sound governance framework.

Sport and recreation: a statistical overview, Australia, 2006

This ABS report gives an overview of sport and leisure participation in Australia. The most popular physical recreation activity for both males and females was walking for exercise. However, the participation rate was much higher for females (32.9%) than it was for males (17.5%). The...
Annual Report

Children’s rights report 2017

This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.
Discussion paper

Oversight of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority - Update to RG 139: consultation paper

This consultation paper sets out our proposals for two aspects of our oversight role regarding the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). It also seeks feedback on whether financial firms need any transitional relief from external dispute resolution disclosure obligations in the lead up to commencement...
Journal article

Building a bridge from the swamp to the ivory tower: conducting randomised controlled trials in general practice

Describes and reflects on the experience of conducting five randomised controlled trials between 2003 and 2017 in a general practice setting with minimal funding, in North Queensland.
Working paper

Modelling Australian corporate tax reforms: updated for the recent US corporate tax changes

Using economy-wide modelling, this paper quantifies the substantial consumer benefits from tax reforms that reduce the corporate tax rate, narrow the base to economic rents, or replace imputation with less generous dividend tax concessions.

Remittance corridors: Australia to Pacific Island countries

AUSTRAC assessed the overall ML/TF risks associated with remittances sent through remittance providers from Australia to Pacific Island countries as low. This was based on the low level of criminality associated with these remittances and the generally low value of remittances being sent to support...

Revealed: the extent of job-swapping between public servants and fossil fuel lobbyists

More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.