This report presents the findings of the review, and contains recommendations designed to support improvements to the workplace culture across the ACT public health system.
This agreement sets the long term direction in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs in the ACT and obligates the signatories to work together to enable equitable outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT.
The Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty, provided the report: The Heroic and the Dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment Restoration Evaluation, to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on 20 December 2018. It was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and released on 14 February 2019....
Canberra is growing as fast as anywhere in Australia. It's driven by a knowledge economy that is transforming the city centre but is also displacing poorer residents.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015–18 (the Agreement) provides a strategic framework setting out the commitment of the ACT Government and service partners, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, and the community, to work together to recognise and respond to the...
Access to safe, nutritious and healthy food is difficult for women living in poverty. Acknowledgement of challenges that contribute to women’s food insecurity by all stakeholders is essential to address the problem and build sustainable actions and solutions.
On 30 October 2018, the ACCC received three new access undertakings in relation to the commencement of digital radio services in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. This consultation paper is designed to seek stakeholders’ views on the degree to which the undertakings meet the legislative requirements,...
The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned...
This strategy document provides a framework to support and recognise the work of carers, acknowledging the difference they make in our community and responding to key challenges faced by carers.
Canberra’s innovative Land Rent Scheme has been singled out in this research that shows if applied nationally, government could significantly reduce the cost of secure, long-term housing.
The ACT government is currently conducting a review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the ACT child protection system. This interim report oulines a number of recommendations that have already been made.
This report investigates the efficacy of the existing legislation and recommends options to improve environmental outcomes of the ACT plastic shopping bag ban.
This research aimed to document the prevalence of suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and mental disorder, and also identify demographic, mental health, and criminal justice correlates of suicidal ideation, in a sample of incarcerated adults in Australia.
The STA-SAFE Consortium was able to successfully deliver a pill testing pilot at the GTM Festival on 29th April 2018. The service was very well received by festival goers and the pilot provided a very important range of information to be provided to key stakeholders...
Australian cities are increasingly important for the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, supporting more species per unit area than non-urban regions. Canberra is a case in point with its existing suburbs and greenfield developments occurring alongside nationally threatened ecological communities and species in...
This study investigates attitudes towards smart work arrangements and examines the motivations and constraints in the public sector. It is based on a survey that received 300 responses across Departments in the Australian Capital Territory Government. The study indicated a high demand for smart work...
Estimating the distribution of domestic water consumption among households is important for establishing baselines against which policy success can be measured. Estimates of this kind are typically produced using household surveys. This study aimed to investigate how simple heuristic estimates of water consumption and surveys...
Plastics are synthetic materials made from a range of organic polymers that are capable of being moulded when soft. Most plastics are currently made from fossil fuels, typically the by-products from the processing of oil or natural gas. However, there are now a range of...
NatHERS software is a powerful, building physics simulation tool, developed here in Australia by CSIRO (and its predecessors) over the last several decades. In most parts of the country, all new homes have to meet a minimum NatHERS 6 star standard to be approved for...