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Third party intervention reconsidered: new roles for Australian industrial tribunals

This paper examines the decisive shift away from traditional forms of third party intervention by public dispute resolution agencies in Canada, the US, Ireland and the UK. It also argues that, given the decline of dispute resolution in the Australian context and the imminent establishment...
Report

It’s about time: working towards more equitable understandings of the impact of time for students in higher education

This research focused primarily on regional and rural students, advocating an institutional emphasis on students' engagement with learning, alongside flexible undergraduate programs that are responsive to the complexities of each student’s background.
Discussion paper

Resilient nation

Next generation resilience relies on citizens and communities, not the institutions of state... Over 80 per cent of Britons live in urban areas relying on dense networks of public and private sector organisations to provide them with essential services. But their everyday lives and the...
Report

The social forces and politics of housing research in Australia and the UK

This discussion paper draws upon experience of the UK and Australian policy environments, to make a series of tentative observations about the current state of Australian housing research. The political constraints that confront researchers, the role of the state housing authorities in federally funded research...
Journal article

The Taxation of Australian Landlords: Would the British Tax Treatment of Rental Investments Increase Tax Burdens if Introduced in Australia?

The tax treatment of housing can have important implications for the relative attractiveness of investment in housing.
Report

Independent review of the primary curriculum (England)

This Review has tried to capture the distinctiveness of the primary phase. The curriculum that primary children are offered must enable them to enjoy this unique stage of childhood, inspire learning and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for secondary...
Report

The UK's digital road to recovery

In this report, ITIF & LSE Enterprise estimate the impact on employment in the United Kingdom of additional investment in three important technologies: broadband Internet, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart grid.
Report

Higher education in a web 2.0 world

Report of an independent Committee of Inquiry into the impact on higher education of students' widespread use of Web 2.0 technologies. Today's learners exist in a digital age. This implies access to, and use of, a range of Social Web tools and software that provide...
Report

Global economic crisis

This UK report pulls together the key findings from a series of recent research reports which explore the potential impacts of the current economic crisis on developing countries. Much of the developing world is now beginning to suffer the impacts of the global economic crisis...
Discussion paper

Contest Two and counter extremism: lessons for Australia

This year the Rudd government will issue a counter-terrorism white paper. In the preparation of the new white paper, this policy analysis examines what Australia can learn from the UK's "Contest Two" approach with respect to domestic counter extremism policy. The UK released its new...