Western Australia

Report

Bridging the gap: population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA

This report report takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the Western Australian labour market and provides a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on how they arise, as well as potential responses by government...
Report

Blueprint for a better future: paving the way for youth justice reform in Western Australia

This document outlines an evidence-based, alternative vision for a more effective and connected youth justice system in Western Australia. The report articulates a whole-of-system approach that responds to the underlying causes of offending to reduce crime, ensures the wellbeing of children and young people, and...
Report

The Territory Gap: comparing Australia’s remote Indigenous communities

The major finding of this research is that the Northern Territory has the worst economic outcomes for Indigenous people in remote or very remote locations of any state or territory in Australia by some margin.
Report

Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA): project 111 final report

The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) seeks to ensure that the attitudes and actions of people, organisations and government in key areas of public life support and encourage a fair, functioning, stable Western Australian society. This report makes 163 recommendations in regard to Western Australia’s...
Evaluation

Mentoring unemployed young adults to dream bigger and break down the steps to reach their goals: process evaluation of the Mentoring 2 Work Project

Youth unemployment is a serious social problem. The impact of this can be severe and long-lasting and can have significant effects on young people’s health and wellbeing. This evaluation demonstrates that the M2W Program was designed and implemented following mentoring best practice guidelines in a...
Report

Developing Lived Experience Outcome Indicators

This document presents the key learnings from discussions about engaging lived experience experts and representatives to inform the development of Lived Experience Outcome Indicators, in the context of publicly-funded mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services in Western Australia.
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Being Gen Vape

This research explores teenagers’ knowledge, perceptions, beliefs and attitudes, and the interpersonal and contextual influences on vaping amongst the young cohort referred to as 'Gen Vape'.
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Community housing sector growth opportunities: collaboration between government and industry to drive supply

This report highlights how a collaboration between the WA Government and industry, in partnership with the community housing sector, can drive the supply of social and affordable housing.
Strategy

State commissioning strategy for community services: implementation plan 2022-2024

This document outlines the strategic role commissioning will play in transforming the delivery of community services in Western Australia.
Report

2022 Women’s report card: an indicator report of Western Australian women’s progress

This publication presents fact-based information to raise awareness of the status of Western Australian women. It contributes to the evidence base which underpins actions to address the barriers to women’s progress and promote the benefits of greater gender equity.
Strategy

Foundations for a stronger tomorrow

This strategy document identifies 93 recommendations to improve the foundations of Western Australia's infrastructure system – addressing areas for improvement and best practice approaches to support the planning and delivery of appropriate infrastructure.
Report

Ending homelessness in Western Australia 2022

This report builds on CSI UWA’s previous work by presenting an analysis of homelessness in Western Australia and detailing the important systems and service initiatives that are on the ground now to end homelessness in Western Australia.
Report

Investigating the mental health of children exposed to domestic and family violence through the use of linked police and health records

When children experience domestic and family violence (DFV), it disrupts that right and can have long-lasting impacts on their health and wellbeing. This report sheds new light on DFV and children’s mental health, presenting findings from a population-based retrospective cohort study of children born in...
Strategy

Legal assistance strategy 2022-2025

The development of this strategy has been informed by consultation with the legal assistance sector. It is intended to be a practical, flexible and proactive roadmap to support legal assistance service providers in collectively delivering legal assistance in a way which responds to the needs...
Report

'Enough is enough': sexual harassment against women in the FIFO mining industry

This inquiry was triggered following a series of public reports of sexual assault and harassment in Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) workplaces. At a time when the prevalence of sexual harassment across industries and sectors was becoming increasingly apparent, the committee decided to look at the particulars...
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...
Evaluation

'I have a future now': evaluation of the Career Readiness for Young Parents Project

The Career Readiness for Young Parents (CRFYP) program is a Commonwealth-funded project, supported by the federal Department of Social Services. This report outlines the findings of an evaluation of the program which supported young parents from selected low socio-economic neighbourhoods in Perth.
Report

Biodiversity data: leading the digital journey

Since 2016, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) has led a strong collaboration of senior stakeholders from industry, government, regulators and the science community, to build a data sharing and access culture. This document highlights the digital journey and the achievements that are helping...
Report

The funding of Western Australian homelessness services

This report provides comprehensive evidence of the funding of specialist homelessness services, mainstream services and Aboriginal services, which assist those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.
Guide

Supporting young Aboriginal people who self-harm: a guide for families and communities

This guide aims to help families and communities in Western Australia understand what they can to do to support a young Aboriginal person who is self-harming.