Australian Capital Territory

Position paper

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.
Strategy

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.
Working paper

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

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.
Report

“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.
Report

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).
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Strategy

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.
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...
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).
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 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

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
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

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

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...