Digital transformation of social security administration and services: a comparative analysis of Australia, Canada, Denmark and France
The digital transformation of social security administration and services is complex and multifaceted. It requires careful consideration of various factors, such as the legal and regulatory frameworks, technological infrastructure, and social and cultural norms. This comparative analysis examines the digital transformation of social security administration...
Australia is making progress in the energy sector, but decarbonisation will also require new businesses and innovation in transport, agriculture, manufacturing and more. This report includes a novel and valuable review of markets with thriving and investible climate industries.
The author of this working paper argues that there is no substitute for sound, evidence-based policy development to support a human-centric approach to social policy and government to service delivery. To enhance the benefits from AI while minimising the adverse risks, social security administration needs...
This report examines how Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland have been able to cultivate a diverse media landscape, and how the lessons learned from doing so could inform the Albanese Government’s strategy on reforming Australia’s media.
Through public policies, governments have enormous potential to shape the lives of their citizens. This publication contains a number of stories of iconic public policies that 'worked', that delivered public value, received broad political and public support, and have remained viable for decades.
Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from an over-reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. This report brings together three essays from writers with knowledge of Australian and Nordic social policy...
In a video made by Gina Rinehart to mark the 125th anniversary of her Perth alma mater, the mining magnate claimed polar bear numbers have increased. Verdict: Mrs Rinehart's claim doesn't check out.
Developing safety cooperation in construction: between facilitating independence and tightening the grip
Cooperation about safety and joint responsibility between managers and workers is one of the cornerstones of health and safety work. Drawing on an understanding of safety as practice, this study attempts to empirically unpack the difference between cooperation as engaging with local knowledge and the...
At a time when the European Union is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonisation of its gas sector, this case study report looks at the experiences of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production.
This report considers the approaches taken by development partners when transitioning and exiting from bilateral aid programs. It features case studies of Australia, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Tax is the price we pay to live in a civilised society. This paper explores the lessons Australia could learn from Nordic countries, such as Norway, in providing leadership for revenue raising options in Australia.
The costs of defects and quality issues in construction can be significant for stakeholders and can include societal consequences. The aim of this study is to address how failures and defects are produced and handled in the social practices of construction projects and to scrutinize...
To gain new insights into young adult's self-esteem problems and how we might help support them with interactive technologies, this paper discusses a mixed method user-centred study to discover ways to design digital artefacts to help young adults with low self-esteem feel happier.
Limited literature exists on how insurance companies incorporate a focus on environmental sustainability into their core business strategy and practices. The article is intended to contribute to the implementation of corporate sustainability practices by presenting a framework or blueprint for insurance companies to follow which...
Heat accounts for over half of global energy consumption and is a significant contributor to CO2 emissions. Renewables play a key role in decarbonising and providing cleaner heat but currently account for less than 10% of heat supply. A range of barriers need to be...
This article describes the development, implementation and feasibility of the Toolbox-training program, and the results of the process evaluation and outcome evaluation.
Keeping kids in school and out of court: a study of education-youth justice collaboration in the US, Scotland and Denmark
This report presents the findings of a 2015 Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship research project. It discusses cross-system collaborative efforts in the US, Scotland and Denmark to keep young people in school and out of the justice system and puts forward 12 recommendations for improvements...
A comparison of inspection practices within the construction industry between the Danish and Swedish work environment authorities
Denmark has a 39% higher rate of fatal occupational injuries within construction than Sweden. The aim of the study was to describe and compare the inspection practices, within the construction industry, between the Danish and Swedish Work Environment Authorities.
This report makes evidence-based findings about how current levels of translation, commercialisation and collaboration in Australia could be improved and examines how international models could be applied in Australia.
This thesis develops a beta version of a new agent-based model of the Danish housing market, which is well suited to throw light on a range of aspects concerning business cycles and macro-prudential regulation. In particular, the model is employed to analyze the effects of...
In June 2015, Knowledge Exchange brought together representatives from its five member countries for a Knowledge Exchange Workshop on National approaches to ORCID and ISNI implementation. The aim of the workshop was to share national perspectives on ORCID and ISNI, including the challenges, solutions and...
By 2050 a quarter of our population will be over sixty-five but we'll be living longer and with different expectations of life in our latter years. We explore the options of how to live and where to live beyond the conventional choices of downsizing the...
The NANA project: a new architecture for the new aged that advocates a better built environment for older people
In search of new approaches to aged care, the NANA Project studied 13 residential developments in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Netherlands. The traditional ‘nursing home’ and ‘retirement village’ are not only outdated, they can actually foster separation and ‘otherness’, isolating people from their...
The metric tide: report of the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management
Executive summary This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management. The review was chaired by Professor James Wilsdon, supported by an independent and multidisciplinary group of experts in scientometrics, research funding, research...
Universities are integral to Australia’s research effort and provide the foundation of skills and knowledge required for the nation’s long-term success. Research and innovation have been consistently identified as essential ingredients for improving productivity and quality of life.