There was a rapid increase in the remand in custody population in Australia between 2008 and 2018, partly caused by legislative responses to some high-profile offences committed by defendants while on bail. The approach in this study was to explore bail and remand policy that...
This report provides a summation of AUSTRAC’s strategic corruption risk environment and the development of its integrity framework to date. It also considers a proposed action plan or roadmap to assist AUSTRAC to transition to its desired integrity maturity state.
There are over 90 kilometres of seawalls, levees, and associated drains within the South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire Council. Most of these were constructed or re-constructed during the 1950s to the 1970s to provide protection from what was then considered to be the highest...
Encrypted communications are becoming ubiquitous, while the global encryption policy landscape is fracturing. Policymakers around the world must adapt their approaches to balance safety, security and privacy more deftly, as national choices have international impact.
The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme enables authorised organisations and services to share information to facilitate assessment and management of family violence risk to children and adults. This independent review was undertaken by a team of researchers from Monash University.
This guide has been prepared to help the property and construction 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...
This report presents the findings of New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA). The risk assessment gives a national picture of how New Zealand may be affected by climate change-related hazards
Technological advances have made it easier for agencies to make automated decisions. However, it is well recognised that automated systems have the potential to significantly impact the rights and privacy of individuals.
One of the issues that afflicts regulation is the “swinging of the regulatory pendulum”, as governments switch from adversarial enforcement-centred strategy to more trusting and cooperative postures, and then swing back again when something awful happens.
Increased risk taking, not loss tolerance, drives adolescents’ propensity to gamble more under peer observation
In the presence of peers, adolescents’ relative weighting of losses to gains (loss aversion) increases. This is good news for policy, suggesting that appealing to loss aversion should be especially effective at reducing harmful adolescent behaviours committed in the presence of peers.