Discussion paper

A tax shift for our future

Prosper Australia believes it’s time to talk about a tax shift for Australia's future. This discussion paper aims to kick start the debate.

Independent review into workplace culture at EY Oceania

This report makes public the findings of an independent and comprehensive review into EY Oceania's workplace culture. The focus of this review was on internal and external factors that impact workplace culture including bullying, sexual harassment, racism, psychological safety, and the impact of work demands...

Tech jobs update: May 2023

This report finds that recent growth in tech jobs has been driven primarily by the indirect tech sector. This reflects a long-term structural change in the Australian economy towards greater adoption of technology, and thus greater demand for people with technical skills.

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia 2017-2021

This is the fifth annual report from the National Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) data collection. It presents information on acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia drawn from the established jurisdictional registers in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern...

Religiosity in Australia - Part 4: religion and charity

This report integrates hard empirical data from authoritative international and domestic sources to provide insights into volunteerism and charitable giving, to quantify and qualify these behaviours in respect of religion and religiosity.
Position paper

Australian complementary pathways for refugees: policy principles

The Refugee Council of Australia has developed these core policy principles by working alongside key organisations involved in the development of complementary migration pathways for refugees and others in humanitarian need.
Research Summary

Gambling participation, experience of harm and community views: an overview

To enhance understanding and inform improved policy responses, researchers asked Australian adults about their participation in gambling, attitudes towards wagering advertising, how exposure to advertising influences their behaviour and their views on potential policy responses. This snapshot summaries the key findings of the recent survey.

An unsettling decision: a legal and social history of native title and the Mabo decision

This paper has been prepared by the Parliamentary Library to mark the 30th anniversary of the High Court’s Mabo (No. 2) decision. It outlines the background and history of the decision, significant subsequent developments, the current status of Native Title and potential future developments.

Inflation: a primer

This report investigates the history of Australian inflation and policy choices, and provides a counter to the view that low inflation and the current inflation target is acceptable.

Overseas crisis management and response: the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s management of the return of overseas Australians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas crisis management and response arrangements in meeting the government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

A guide to classifying employment supports

The Typology of Employment Support Interventions (TESI) provides a shared language and method for conceptualising, designing, commissioning, selecting and evaluating employment supports for people experiencing injury, illness or disability. This guide explains the purpose of the TESI, and suggests ways to use it for funders...

Australia’s oil and gas reserves

This inquiry examined the issue of maximising the benefit of Australia's oil and gas reserves.

World inequality report 2022

This report presents the most up-to-date synthesis of international research efforts to track global inequalities. The data and analysis presented here are based on the work of more than 100 researchers over four years, located on all continents, contributing to the World Inequality Database, maintained...

Australian energy transition research plan

This research plan identifies the urgent and strategic research priorities (and critical gaps) that require assessment for a successful Australian energy transition.
Discussion paper

JobMatcher: real unemployment insurance

Many Australians receive very little protection from income risk due to unemployment. A significant portion of people live paycheck-to-paycheck. This discussion paper outlines a new proposal to better support Australians experiencing unemployment.
Policy report

From Townsville to Tuvalu: health and climate change in Australia and the Asia Pacific region

This policy paper highlights evidence and case studies to show how climate and environmental change will affect human health in the Asia Pacific region. It also provides proposals for how Australian governments - federal, state and local - might respond to this challenge.
Draft report

Global strategy on digital health: 2020-2024

The purpose of a global strategy on digital health is to promote healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, at all ages. This draft strategy sets out a vision, strategic objectives and a framework for action to advance digital health. It has been developed in...

The changing institutions of private rental housing: an international review

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

Youth survey report 2017

Now in its 16th year, the results from this survey build on knowledge gained from past reports, while also providing a snapshot of how young people feel currently about their own lives and broader national issues.

From squeaky wheels to champions of consensus

There are many strategies available and many technological solutions that can assist with community engagement. However, in this e-book we present a framework for thinking about community engagement and moving to more collaborative decision making processes. We call this framework the Triple-O framework and it...

Playing God: the immigration minister's unrestrained power

As this report reveals, ministers now exercise power that is mostly beyond the review of judges. Such power should be exercised humanely and in accordance with morality, not absolute law. Yet, this report reveals that this is no longer the case.
Discussion paper

A practitioners view of organisational resilience

In the increasingly challenging and dynamic operational and strategic environments in which organisations are required to function, there may be a quite natural temptation to fit the needs of organisational resilience (OR) to the organisation by incoherently using a blend of existing functions and based...
Working paper

Superannuation fees and asset allocation

There is considerable debate about the size of fees charged by superannuation funds. This paper investigates both investment fees and administration fees and shows that there are economically valid reasons why most investment fees are set at their current level. Our results show that on...
Working paper

Is Australia's ‘Twin Peaks’ system of financial regulation a model for China?

As China’s financial system has become more complex and integrated, calls have intensified for structural reform. In particular, many commentators have called for China to move towards the twin peaks model of financial regulation along the lines of the experience in Australia. This paper explores...

World fertility patterns 2015

Fertility patterns in the world have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Global fertility has reached unprecedented low levels, yet stark differences persist in childbearing patterns across countries and regions. The population and development implications of these diverse fertility patterns are directly relevant for...