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Policy report

Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Australian Capital Territory 2020

This report reviews the progress of the ACT Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).
Discussion paper

Unfinished business: truth-telling about Aboriginal land rights and native title in the ACT

In this discussion paper, Ed Wensing argues that the ACT Government should not be afraid to follow the examples set by Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory, in commencing treaty discussions about possible ways of resolving the matters of sovereignty and self-determination, including over land...
Working paper

Social norms or enforcement? A natural field experiment to improve traffic and parking fine compliance

Very little is known about the efficient collection of fines, despite their indispensable contribution to local government budgets. This paper fills a gap in the literature by studying the effectiveness of deterrence (enforcement) and non-deterrence (social norms) letters that aim to improve the collection of...
Evaluation

The First Interval: evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax transition

Prosper Australia commissioned Dr Cameron Murray to examine the early benefits of ACT’s 20 year process replacing conveyancing stamp duty with land tax. This report outlines the findings.
Evaluation

The Second Interval: evaluating the ACT’s 20 year Land Value Taxation transition after 8 years

The motivation for this tax transition was to improve the predictability, efficiency and equity of the ACT’s taxation system. Eight years into the twenty year transition it appears that the reforms are achieving all three objectives.
Report

Main findings from the kContact trial of a contact intervention to support parents with children in out-of-home care

This research summary outlines the main outcomes and implications for practice of the kContact study, which was conducted across three jurisdictions in Australia. The trial took place between 2015 and 2017 in Victoria and ACT, and 2017 to 2018 in NSW.
Strategy

ACT Transport strategy 2020

This document sets out the ACT Government’s approach to achieving flexible, reliable and sustainable transport options for Canberrans. It provides a framework for planning and investment in transport for the next 20 years.
Media release

Public and community housing upgraded with solar and sustainability improvements

The ACT Government has allocated $365,000 to undertake solar and sustainability upgrades on public and community housing as part of the government's fast-tracked infrastructure projects to support the local economy. Initiative: Public and community housing upgraded with solar and sustainability improvements
Media release

Significant stamp duty cuts to support local jobs

As part of Canberra's Recovery Plan to support local jobs, the ACT will significantly reduce the stamp duty for eventual owner-occupiers. Initiative: Stamp duty cuts
Media release

More information to support tenants and landlords

The ACT Government will be providing information to tenants, landlords and real estate agents to help all parties understand their rights and obligations during this difficult and uncertain period. Initiative: Rent relief Initiative: Eviction moratorium