Public safety

Alternate Term Label:
Interpersonal safety
Conference paper

Digital landscape of women’s safety

In the context of increasingly digitised urban governance, this paper investigates the use of digital technology in the advocacy for women’s safety in the city.
Report

Policy lessons from catastrophic events

Research into policy and policy failures tends to focus on analysis rather than implementation and enforcement. The Bennett Institute recently hosted a workshop to bring together people from different domains of safety practice and research backgrounds to discuss the challenge. This report details those discussions.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is a person torn to pieces by a crocodile every three months in north Queensland?

Katter's Australian Party MP Bob Katter claims a person is "torn to pieces" every three months by a crocodile in north Queensland.
Discussion paper

Re-thinking national security in the age of pandemics and climate change catastrophe

This paper highlights that security in the 21st Century is as much about defending the health, safety and prosperity of citizens from pandemics, disasters, pollution and supply shortages as it is about defending the state against armed aggression by other states.
Report

Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration

This research aims to contribute towards building an evidence base about community-based reintegration programs in order to inform the development and operation of community-based reintegration programs for sexual offenders, and thus to enhance community safety.
Briefing paper

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pill Testing Pilot for Drug Harm Reduction) Bill 2019: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks at legislative attempts to introduce pill testing across all Australian states and territories. It includes an overview of major stakeholder opinions on pill testing, and brief descriptions of existing pill testing programs in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, the...
Report

Where are the safe places? Safety mapping with Town Campers in Alice Springs

The purpose of this report is to relay the views of the participants about the safety issues on their Town Camps and what is needed to improve Town Camp safety to stakeholders, including participants, community centre staff, and Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC).
Report

Use of force in immigration detention

The issue of the use of force in immigration detention has been raised in a range of complaints against the Department of Home Affairs received by the Australian Human Rights Commission. This report deals thematically with 14 complaints.
Report

Sydney's night time economy

At the time of their introduction, the 2014 'lock-out laws' were an appropriate circuit breaker and were successful in reducing alcohol-related violence in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross. This report by the Joint Select Committee on Sydney's Night Time Economy contains the committee's comments...
Report

Australia's welfare 2019: data insights

This report presents an overview of the welfare data landscape and explores selected welfare topics—including intergenerational disadvantage, income support, future of work, disability services, elder abuse and child wellbeing—in 8 original articles.