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Australia

Report

Domestic arts tourism: connecting the country

Domestic arts tourism supports local jobs and economies, while enriching and connecting Australians through creative experiences This report draws on Tourism Research Australia data and other resources to provide insights into the behaviour of people travelling within Australia.
Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Report

Next stop: zero emissions buses by 2030

The authors of this paper argue that in order to reduce rising transport emissions, policies to support the electrification of public transport bus fleets by 2030 should be prioritised.
Working paper

Renewable energy development and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth): the fairness of validating future Acts associated with renewable energy projects

The authors of this argue that the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth) should be amended to place less weight on economic and similar considerations when authorising the compulsory acquisition of native title for renewable energy development, or prohibit the compulsory acquisition of native title generally...
Journal article

Indigenous evaluation: how you do it is as important as what you find out

In 2020, KJ engaged Social Ventures Australia Consulting to evaluate their impact on Martu communities between 2010 and 2020 This article does not share the results of that evaluation, but rather reflects on and emphasises the importance of the process undertaken in an evaluation for...
Working paper

Managing access to social housing in Australia: unpacking policy frameworks and service provision outcomes

This report presents an overview of the policies and quantitative data associated with the management of access to social housing in Australia. That is, the rules and procedures that govern the allocation of social housing properties, and the handling of tenancy applications.

"They thought it was safe - but it wasn't"

This report makes policy recommendations designed to enhance children’s safety by bringing the Australian family law system into alignment with children’s rights. It illustrates its case for reform with the findings of a multiple case study project comprising seven in-depth interviews with adult survivors of...
Report

Alternative housing models for precariously housed older Australians

This research investigates the potential of alternative housing models to increase the supply of affordable housing for older Australians and the role alternative financing schemes could play in expanding those options.
Survey

Mental health and wellbeing in music and live performing arts survey May 2022

This research project was initiated in response to Support ACT's goals of establishing a baseline for the mental health and wellbeing of people working in the music and live performing arts sectors in 2022. The Centre for Social Impact was engaged to conduct this research...
Report

Woort Koorliny - Australian Indigenous Employment Index 2022: national report

The goal of the Indigenous Employment Index is to provide an evidence base for 'what works' in creating Indigenous employment parity in a sustainable and meaningful way. In creating the evidence base, the index seeks to quantify the numbers of Indigenous people employed by major...
Briefing paper

How to make Australia's homes more accessible: research summary

A new study by La Trobe University and the Summer Foundation investigates the most important design features to make homes more accessible. It provides evidence to support national implementation of accessibility standards in the National Construction Code (NCC).
Report

The 2022 climate election: unpacking how climate concerned Australians voted

This analysis of key seats in the 2022 federal election makes a compelling case for the strong connection between climate concerned Australians and their voting behaviour.
Report

Federal election 2022: a review of the election outcome and key policy issues

This publication outlines KPMG’s analysis of the 2022 Australian federal election result, including an examination of the ALP's policy focus for the national economy, foreign affairs and defence, health and wellbeing, and climate change and energy.
Report

Evaluating the discharge planning process

Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...
Report

Leadership for the greater good: a national conversation about leadership in Australia

In this research and insights report, the Australian Leadership Index takes stock of the perceived state of institutional leadership for the greater good in 2021. Moreover, it places these results in the broader context of what the Australian Leadership Index has revealed about leadership for...
Briefing paper

Avoiding hospital readmissions: the models and the role of primary care

This paper discusses different models of care reported in the literature which have been used to prevent unplanned hospital readmissions, including those models that improve transitional care, as well as virtual wards and tele-health.
Discussion paper

Between sense and nonsense: the predictive power of the electoral pendulum

This paper asks whether the electoral pendulum is a 'good guide' for election watchers and, if so, is it understood and used appropriately by the public.
Discussion paper

Brown coal, greenwash: the true emissions impact of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project

This paper argues despite being labelled as ‘clean energy’, none of the emissions the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project has produced in its pilot phase have been buried through carbon capture and storage.
Report

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

In 2021, the Australian government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this...
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The transnational element of a ‘domestic’ problem: policy solutions to countering right-wing violent extremism in Australia

This report looks at four case studies, qualitative interviews and expert literature, to highlight important transnational dimensions of right-wing violent extremism, as well as expanding the way governments understand the threat and craft policy responses to it.