Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The 2017 wildfires in the Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand, highlight the risk posed by fire adding to the portfolio of natural hazard risks facing New Zealanders. Traditionally, New Zealand places stronger emphasis on seismic and hydro-meteorological perils as they are more prevalent in the...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Internationally, there is increasing concern with developing improved ways of dealing with disasters (UNISDR, 2015). The development of policy and practices for the reduction of disaster risk is intimately related to knowledge about dynamic and spatially particular risks and relevant ways of managing these via...


7 Sep 2017

The bulk of climate research has tended to underplay the risk of lower-probability, higher impact events. However, if climate policymaking is to be soundly based, a reframing of scientific research within an existential risk-management framework is now urgently required.


24 Jun 2017

Professor Rhema Vaithianathan is co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at AUT. She is widely published in the research areas of health and development economics and applied microeconomics, has been a policy analyst for the New Zealand Treasury, and was a Harkness Fellow...

Journal article

1 Feb 2017

This paper presents an alternative view on the patterning of housing problems – across populations and within people. The conceptualization of housing problems through a ‘housing niche’ lens allows the cumulative influence of multiple housing vulnerabilities to be better visualized and understood. Using a large,...

Conference paper

19 Dec 2016


This study compares the effect of the introduction and removal of the Australian Government Wholesale Funding Guarantee Scheme (WGS) on the funding costs and risk taking incentives of authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). This government guarantee was introduced in the height of the...

Working paper

31 May 2016

This paper develops, analyses and implements an early warning tool for systemic risk in banks and financial entities. The tool is based on a refined approach to stress testing. Calculations performed on Australian bank data are shown to predict past distres. Risk is measured as...


20 Apr 2016

The Victorian Government has developed the Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy to help communities be better prepared for future floods.

The strategy clarifies the roles and responsibilities of government agencies and authorities involved in flood management. It aims to improve the evaluation and communication of...


18 Apr 2016


This report outlines the goals of ASPI’s Risk and Resilience Program. It introduces several broad areas to be covered and measures to strengthen mitigation, response and recovery options spanning the community, state and federal spheres. The program will contribute to our long-term...

Working paper

13 Apr 2016

Ultimately, risk reduction from the implementation of building codesis due to not only the extent of the code as it applies to new construction, but also from the intensity of local adoption and enforcement. It is normally an open question as to how well a...

Briefing paper

9 Mar 2016

Provides a better understanding of the nature of internal fraud against the Commonwealth, and the personal background details of those alleged to have committed the deception.

Foreword: Fraud against the Commonwealth is defined as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit or causing a loss, by...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Biological invasions are a ubiquitous global concern. Invasive species are non-native species that arrive in a new area, establish and increase in density and distribution to the detriment of the recipient environment. Such species that become invasive are a major threat to biodiversity. Unlike inanimate...


31 Dec 2015

In Australia, violence against women is a serious public health and social problem with substantial numbers of women and children affected (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2013). Many instances of violence go unreported and it is therefore not possible to measure the true extent of...

Journal article

16 Nov 2015


As a consequence of its membership of a US-centred global alliance network, Australia’s regional obligations in the South Pacific are as pertinent to Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands’s drawdown as they were to its inception. Canberra’s imperatives in the Pacific have...


16 Sep 2015


This report presents baseline data for the outcome indicators listed under Part Seven of the National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) 2012-2018, and for an additional 6 indicators that were agreed to when the reporting framework was developed (see Chapter 1 of this report...

Journal article

9 Sep 2015

Invasive species eradication programs can fail by applying management strategies that are not robust to potentially large but non-quantified risks. A more robust strategy can succeed over a larger range of possible values for non-quantified risk. This form of robustness analysis is often not undertaken...



18 Jun 2015

Like all phobias, terrorism relies for its enduring effect on sustaining and reinforcing irrational fear. Remarkably, terrorism co-opts credulous authorities who need to constantly dramatize the magnitude and imminence of the threat in order to justify exceptional government actions to protect the community. The reach...

Working paper

14 May 2015

We provide empirical evidence on the degree of systemic risk in Australia before, during and after the Global Financial Crisis. We calculate a daily index of systemic risk from 2004 to 2013 in order to understand how real economy firms influence the outcomes for the...


15 Apr 2015


The Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy and Planning (RMPP) project aims to investigate the diversity and uncertainty of bushfire and flood science, and its contribution to risk mitigation policy and planning. The project investigates how policy makers, practitioners,...



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