Australian Capital Territory
Voluntary assisted dying: discussion paper
The ACT government recognises that the majority of Australians support voluntary assisted dying with appropriate safeguards in place. This consultation paper seeks the views of the ACT community about how voluntary assisted dying should be implemented in the ACT.
Bail and parole app scoping project: final report
This project scoped whether application software for a mobile or similar device (an app) that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on bail or parole is regarded as appropriate, useful and beneficial within the ACT Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities involved with the...
Literature review on yarning circles in a criminal justice context
This report presents a select literature review on yarning circles within the justice system, to provide insight into the unique cultural elements of yarning practices and inform how yarning circles can best operate in ACT justice system.
Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS)
This research was conducted to help identify how the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS) can better support effective flexible working, focused on the role of technology, communication tools and the built environment.
Powering Canberra: our pathway to electrification
The ACT is preparing to electrify Canberra and transition away from the use of fossil-fuel gas by 2045. This position paper focuses on the government's work to transition the Territory away from gas use, to help reach a target of net zero emissions by 2045.
Implementation pathways to achieve Ngunnawal, First Nations Peoples and Australian Capital Territory government treaties
Karabena Consulting was contracted by the ACT Government to produce this report on considerations needed to facilitate self-determination in the ACT region.
Next steps for our kids 2022–2030
This ACT government strategy document outlines their ambitious plan to reform out-of-home care and child protection in the ACT over the next 8 years.
Relationships between the use of Indigenous languages and wellbeing indicators in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, 2014–15
Using data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) and applying cross-sectional regressions, this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators for the New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory...
Discussion paper: lowering bet and credit limits for electronic gaming machines
The ACT government has prepared this discussion paper on how it proposes to lower the bet limit on poker machines or electronic gaming machines (EGMs) from $10 to $5 and to introduce a $100 credit (or load-up) limit for EGMs.
“I have to ask to be included…”
This document reports on survey and focus group research conducted by Women’s Health Matters in 2021 and makes recommendations towards improving the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT.
Counting the costs: sustainable funding for the ACT community services sector
This report informs development of more sustainable models of resourcing for the community services sector in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Listen. Take action to prevent, believe and heal
This review report calls on the ACT Government to commit to a wide-ranging, long-term strategy aimed at preventing sexual violence.
Involved from the beginning
This is the final report from Women with Disabilities ACT’s 2021 'COVID-19 Outreach Project.' Findings demonstrate that women with disabilities in the ACT have experienced an exacerbation of pre-existing disadvantage.
Review of the service system and implementation requirements for raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the Australian Capital Territory: final report
The ACT Legislative Assembly has committed to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. This report identifies opportunities for reform to achieve improved outcomes for children and their families. It also proposes an alternative response to meet the needs of children affected by the changing...
Closing the Gap: jurisdictional implementation plan
This plan supports a whole-of-government approach to meeting the objectives and achieving the outcomes under the National Agreement.
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).
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
ACT electricity prices set to drop
ACT residents will soon see cheaper electricity costs on their bills thanks to the ACT Government's investment in renewable energy. Initiative: Investment in renewable energy
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
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
COVID-19 support for Canberrans facing homelessness or domestic and family violence
Today the ACT Government announced the details of $3 million in funding to provide support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence Initiative: Funding for service providers...