Australia's peak body for social services has released its election policy priorities for whole of government advisory structures.
The Victorian government has announced an inquiry into the on-demand workforce. The inquiry, chaired by former Federal Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, will investigate the extent of the on-demand sector and the status of people working with or for on-line companies or platforms in Victoria....
The Australian Government is proposing reforms to strengthen and improve the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) 2006 (CATSI Act). The reforms are intended to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations by reducing red tape, especially for small corporations. Other proposed changes seek to...
This report is about how the right to ‘have a say’ in local government in New Zealand has slowly eroded in recent years. The principle of subsidiarity holds that decisions should be made at the level closest to those affected by them, yet the ability...
Real-world application of the CRCWSC’s research, highlighting that the transition to a water sensitive community can lead to genuine innovation if local citizens are engaged as partners in the process.
Elwood has a history of water management issues related to flooding and water quality,...
Creative Barkly is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project (2016-2019) that aims to investigate the arts and creative sector in the Barkly, and how it contributes to economic and social development in the region.
The purpose of this review is to identify best practices used when conducting community-based participatory research with Pacific Islanders
This paper describes the history and development of collective impact, with a focus on Australia, and includes two case studies to examine how collective impact is currently being practised in Australia.
Asking, what would a successfully localised disaster management ecosystem in the Pacific look like, and what changes do Red Cross and the broader humanitarian system need to make to get there?, This report presents the findings of research conducted across the Pacific region in 2017...
The findings highlighted in this report outline a research agenda to inform community engagement in infrastructure. This is a research agenda with a difference - it has been designed by almost 200 professionals working in and with Australia’s infrastructure sector, with the guidance of researchers....
Social impact assessment is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and developing responses to the social impacts of a proposed state significant resource project, as part of the overall environmental impact assessment of that project.
This report outlines advice on possible improvements to Country Health Advisory Councils (HAC) governance arrangements and information provision and engagement activities.
The next 20 years will be an exciting period of change and growth as new industries emerge, communities grow and connect, and the regional economy continues to flourish. The New England North West Regional Plan 2036 is the blueprint to deliver this exciting future.
An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations received from the community, businesses and stakeholders during this consultation program...
An Australian case study is presented of an ongoing conflict between Alcoa World Alumina, a multi-national mining company and the impacted stakeholders of Yarloop, a small rural community in Western Australia.
The Plan will guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions for the Far West region over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework to guide...
This report provides governments and stakeholders involved in local and place-focused renewal with conceptual framing and case study examples that can help inform and shape new community collaboration initiatives for their own contexts.
This paper argues that the issue with community participation is that we are trying to create sustainable outcomes that improve social and ecological wellbeing within the same worldview or framework that created the degradation.
This guide has been produced to help South Australians develop the new Community Engagement Charter for Planning. This Guide includes information on what a Community Engagement Charter is, what the principles of good community engagement are, and some examples of good community engagement practice in...