Risk assessment

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Risk factors
Risk stratification
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland: current practice and future opportunities

Following substantial domestic and family violence reforms in Australia in recent years, the identification of victim-survivors is increasingly embedded across service system responses. This paper presents a subset of findings from a larger national study of perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment practices.
Report

Pre-sentence reports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an analysis of language and sentiment

Pre-sentence reports (PSRs) provide information to courts on an individual’s background, circumstances, risks, needs and plans. This study describes the language and sentiment in these reports. The authors studied PSRs written for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people sentenced by the mainstream County Court of...
Report

Raising the bar: managing climate change risk in public authorities

This report recommends clear, transparent policy direction for public authority directors. This will hopefully enable public authorities to contribute to a whole-of-government picture of climate risk that meets and raises the standards that apply to all organisations, public and private, in discovering, disclosing and addressing...
Briefing paper

Operating Warragamba Dam for flood mitigation: current legal and regulatory barriers

After 28 years without a major flood, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has experienced three major floods in the past three years. A proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean is currently being assessed for development. This e-brief describes some of...
Report

Managing extreme risks: how the new government can learn from Covid to be better prepared for the next crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s approach to managing extreme risks. This report looks at some of the problems that emerged and sets out recommendations for how the UK government could strengthen its risk management to ensure that the nation is better...
Report

Deep-sea disaster: why Woodside's Barrup Hub project is too risky to proceed

The research in this report suggests that a spill or accident at Woodside’s Burrup Hub gas project could release toxic gas and condensate of a similar consistency to crude oil into World Heritage listed marine parks, with dangerous pollution reaching West Australian coastal communities, and...
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Report of the Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector

This inquiry report makes 27 recommendations to address the serious threats posed by foreign interference to Australia's most critical research institutions. The recommendations are targeted at securing sensitive, taxpayer-funded research and protecting student safety on campus.
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Predicting high-harm offending using machine learning: an application to outlaw motorcycle gangs

The nature of offending by outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs), and policing responses, requires a novel approach to risk assessment. This study uses machine learning methods to develop a risk assessment tool to predict recorded high-harm offending. Results are compared with those of a model predicting...
Technical report

Health and safety management using building information modelling: phase three report

Construction presents high rates of fatalities and injuries and is known as one of the most dangerous industries in which to work. This technical report is part of a worldwide trend to develop better tools for collaborative decision making on construction projects through improved information...
Report

Climate governance study: risk and opportunity insights from Australian directors

This study reveals that Australian boards see climate change as a key strategic and risk issue, but face capacity and resource constraints in responding to the challenge.
Report

Environmental biosecurity risk assessment for conservation areas

This report describes risk assessment tools to address key challenges in identifying effective and broadly supported biosecurity measures among conservation co-managers and stakeholders.
Report

Estimating the population at-risk of homelessness in small areas

This research outlines Small Area Estimates (SAE) of the population at-risk of homelessness in Australia.
Guide

Modern slavery in the health services sector

This guide is the third in a suite of sector-specific guides prepared as part of a joint collaboration between the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG Australia. This resource is a guide to help the health services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 ...
Report

A changing climate: what investors expect from company directors on climate risk

The objective of this report is to clearly articulate Australian investors’ expectations by detailing the experience, action and responsibilities required to constitute a climate competent board.
Report

Snapshot in a turbulent time: Australian HADR capabilities, challenges and opportunities

Australia’s established Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Resilience (HADR) capabilities are facing new and growing challenges. The Indo-Pacific is facing a complex network of established, evolving and intersecting climate, conflict and human-security risks. This report presents a snapshot view of the current Indo-Pacific 'threat-scape'.
Report

Rising to the challenge: addressing climate and security in our region

This report outlines what the research says about the relationship between climate and security. It highlights significant risks within Australia's region that could be realised in the future.
Journal article

Innovations in suicide assessment and prevention during pandemics

This systematic review was constrained by its inclusion of relatively few robust original reports, and yet it supported an association between previous pandemics and increased risk for suicide-related outcomes.
Guide

Climate risk governance guide

This guide is an introductory resource for directors on climate change risk governance. It provides a plain-language introduction to fundamental climate change concepts, and considers this issue in the context of the non-executive directors’ role and duties.
Report

Special report on corrections

IBAC performs an important role in exposing, investigating and preventing corruption across the public sector, including the corrections sector. This report focuses on four investigations – Operations Rous, Caparra, Nisidia and Molara – outlining the corruption issues involved, factors that may contribute to these issues...
Technical report

Health and safety management using building information modelling: phase two report

The research 'Work Health and Safety Management using Building Information Modelling' is a four-phase study aiming to examine the opportunities to achieve WHS objectives through the application of BIM in major construction projects. This technical report presents the outcomes of Phase 2, including the results...
Report

Uncertain but inevitable: the expert-policy-political nexus and high-impact risks

This report exposes gaps in New Zealand’s risk management ecosystem and argues that countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks.
Journal article

Predicting Australian adults at high risk of cardiovascular disease mortality using standard risk factors and machine learning

Effective cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention relies on timely identification and intervention for individuals at risk. Conventional formula-based techniques have been demonstrated to over-or under-predict the risk of CVD in the Australian population. This study assessed the ability of machine learning models to predict CVD mortality...

Technical report

Estimating trading partner exposure risk to new pests or diseases

In this report, the authors propose a pragmatic method that integrates border interceptions, trade data, pest occurrence records and climate suitability models to estimate the exposure risk of potential and current trading partners obtaining a new high threat pest or disease.
Guide

Financial services and modern slavery

This guide is designed to help the financial services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply chains.