The Western Australian Restoration Economy
E. Trevenen, Kim Kiatkoski, J. Jonson, R. Pandit, S. Whitten, M. Poole, M. Kragt
This project was carried out to understand the size and scope of the Western Australian Restoration Economy and, as such, the authors undertook a market-based assessment and gap analysis. An included, draft roadmap identifies actions to lift Western Australia’s ability to deliver meaningful, large-scale ecological...
Understanding utility hardship
This report examines patterns and trends for different groups of households to better identify the risk factors and early signs of hardship, appropriate support to vulnerable consumers, and whether current safeguards are providing key factors that contribute to effective hardship policy and practice.
Boordiya Waangkiny: Elders’ stories of hope, resilience and connection
The Noongar people’s continued resilience, connection to culture, and hope for the future, is the basis for this publication. Much of the information is derived from Noongar Elders who have shared stories of their pasts and hopes for the future.
Western Australia's trade and economic relationship with China
The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was recently approached by the Australia China Business Council to evaluate the benefits of Western Australia’s trade, export and investment activity with China to the State’s households. This report outlines the findings.
Draft forest management plan 2024-2033
This draft strategy outlines the Western Australian government's approach to protecting and managing forests in Western Australia’s south-west national parks, conservation parks, nature reserves, State forests and timber reserves.
Western Australian government intellectual property policy review: discussion paper
The Western Australian intellectual property (IP) policy review aims to develop an outcomes-focused IP policy that reflects best practice and encourages innovation by the public sector and guide public sector agencies to create beneficial outcomes by developing and commercialising IP. This discussion paper outlines proposed...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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'.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Translating and evaluating a physical activity program for Aboriginal Elders on Noongar Boodjar (Country) — a longitudinal study
The primary aim of this study was to translate and evaluate the impact of a physical activity program on the physical function of older Aboriginal Elders on Noongar Boodjar (Country).
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...
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...
'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...
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...
'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.
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...