Sentencing of offences committed by children aged under 14 in Queensland
The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has released this brief, which examines the sentencing of children aged 10–13 between 2005–06 to 2021–22.
What makes inclusive communities? Meanings, tensions, change needed
This report presents finding from the first stage of the multi year, Planning Inclusive Communities Research Project. 97 participants, aged 9 to 92 years of age, shared their thoughts, experiences, and ideas of what makes communities inclusive, their current experiences of living in their communities...
Elder abuse statistics in Queensland: year in review 2021–22
The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) Helpline provides information, support and referrals to older people and those who witness or suspect that an older person is experiencing abuse or neglect. This report contains a range of descriptive statistics and analyses of helpline data collected during...
Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland: current practice and future opportunities
Following substantial domestic and family violence reforms in Australia in recent years, the identification of victim-survivors is increasingly embedded across service system responses. This paper presents a subset of findings from a larger national study of perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment practices.
Living affordability in Queensland: December 2022
This report documents the impacts of high inflation, rising energy costs and low housing affordability, which are key drivers of financial hardship for Queensland households. Low-income households are spending most of their income on basic goods and services, such as food, housing and energy, with...
Queensland's green tape crisis: an analysis of the growth of Queensland's environmental bureaucracy and agricultural sector
This report estimates the size and growth of Queensland’s environmental bureaucracy since the year 2000, and compares it against the size and growth of Queensland’s agricultural sector.
In December 2021, the Queensland Government’s Statewide Land and Tree Study (SLATS) released the most recent detections of forest and woodland destruction for 2018-19 using a new and more accurate methodology. This report analyses the 2018-19 SLATS data to quantify destruction of forested habitats for...
A call for change
This inquiry report outlines evidence that there are cultural issues within the Queensland Police Service which inhibit the policing of domestic and family violence. There is also evidence that there is a lack of understanding of the dynamics of, and power imbalance within, domestically violent...
Keeping people safe from domestic and family violence
This audit examines how effectively state public sector entities keep people safe from domestic and family violence (DFV), prevent it from occurring, and rehabilitate perpetrators to minimise re-offending. The audit also assesses how these entities coordinate with non-government DFV services.
External Review of the Queensland operations of The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Allegations of money laundering, criminal infiltration and other integrity issues have, over the last two and a half years, prompted several major public inquiries and regulator investigations into Australian casino operations. This report outlines the findings from an external review into the operation of The...
Mapping the digital gap: Wujal Wujal, Queensland community outcomes report 2022
Based on 41 surveys and 21 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the findings from an initial visit and highlights the current access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Wujal Wujal and surrounding communities.
Australia's clean engine room: central Queensland's industrial future
Few places have more to lose from the impacts of climate change than central Queensland. At the same time, perhaps nowhere else has greater natural advantages in clean energy and is better placed to prosper as the world moves beyond fossil fuels. The authors of...
The Territory Gap: comparing Australia’s remote Indigenous communities
The major finding of this research is that the Northern Territory has the worst economic outcomes for Indigenous people in remote or very remote locations of any state or territory in Australia by some margin.
Engendering justice: the sentencing of women and girls in Queensland
This report examines courts data for cases involving women and girls sentenced in Queensland between 2005-06 and 2018-19. It examines trends and patterns in the sentencing of women and girls, and provides insight into factors that contribute to women and girls becoming involved in the...
Queensland's renewable future: investment, jobs and skills
The purpose of this report is to engage deeply with one fundamental question - what will be required of Queensland’s construction workforce from now to 2050 to deliver the renewable energy boom?
Queensland government response to the Treaty Advancement Committee report 2022
The Queensland Government has accepted 18 of the Committee’s recommendations in full including those that will be co-designed. Four recommendations are accepted-in-principle as further policy development is required.
Queensland climate action plan: laying the foundation for a successful climate transformation
Queensland’s current policies cover many of the critical elements of a climate strategy, such as renewable energy and transport. While efforts have accelerated since 2017, the research in this document suggests that progress could be faster.
Supporting corporations beyond compliance: advancing ORIC’s governance approach
Indigenous organisations in Australia are regulated by state governments through well-understood and institutionally embedded mechanisms of corporate governance. This research aims to better understand the factors that contribute to Indigenous corporation success ‘beyond compliance’.
Delivering social housing services
Social housing is rental housing that is funded, or partly funded, by the government. It is available to eligible Queenslanders who cannot access or sustain a tenancy in the private rental market. This audit examines whether social housing is effectively managed by the Department of...
QBCC governance review 2022
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is the industry’s self-funded, independent regulator. This review examines the roles and responsibilities of the QBCC, and the Queensland Building and Construction Board, along with their respective policies, procedures and practices that affect the third-largest contributor to Queensland’s...
Review of culture and accountability in the Queensland public sector: final report
This review aspires to influence a cultural shift, which encourages openness from the top, starting with Cabinet processes and a resulting shared focus on identifying and dealing with the challenges Queensland faces.
Regulatory approaches to preventing organised crime among outlaw motorcycle gangs
This study explores the impact of a regulatory approach to organised crime in Queensland which restricted outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members from working in certain industries.
The '80 per cent rule': the Serious Violent Offences Scheme in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld): final report
This report presents the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council’s findings and recommendations on its review into the operation and efficacy of the serious violent offences ('SVO') scheme under Part 9A of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld).
New ways for our families
This report presents the results of a literature review and the findings from the initial cycles of action research conducted with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chief investigators, community researchers and practitioners working in eight community-controlled child and family services across Queensland.
Considering human rights in decision making: evaluation of the introduction of structured-decision making framework in the Public Trustee Queensland
Since the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, significant change has occurred in the provision of decision-making support for people with cognitive disabilities. This report evaluates the introduction of a Structured Decision-Making Framework by the Public Trustee Queensland (QPT) to...