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Victoria

Report

Fraud control over local government grants

In 2020–21, Victorian councils distributed more than $45 million in grants to individuals, businesses and community groups. This audit examines if fraud controls over local government grants well-designed and operating as intended.
Briefing paper

Visualising the population impacts of COVID-19 in Victoria

One of the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 crisis so far has been a sudden reduction in Victoria's population. This paper explores the implications of the crisis in an historical perspective. It provides estimates of the impacts on different electorates and develops a cluster analysis...
Report

Working in community legal centres in Victoria: results from the Community Legal Centres Workforce Project

The Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria engaged the Victoria Law Foundation to conduct a survey of the community legal assistance sector workforce with the aim of capturing issues, experiences and views of their workforce across diverse roles, centres and geography. This report explores how...
Conference paper

Circular economy incognito: mapping circular activities and employment in Victoria, Australia

This study analyses the spatial patterns of growth and decline for key circular activity sectors between 2011-2016 using Victoria, Australia as a case study.
Report

The great migration: leaving our cities for the regions - part 2: current working patterns, future work perspectives

COVID-19 has forced us to reimagine the way we’re working now and into the future. This second instalment in the Future of Work Lab’s 'Regional Migration Survey' series, aims to better understand the current working patterns and future work aspirations of people who have migrated...
Briefing paper

Quantum technology and Victoria

Quantum physics and technology are important frontiers in scientific research and development. This paper provides a snapshot of how the technology is currently being developed
Report

Sentencing breaches of Family Violence Intervention Orders and Safety Notices: third monitoring report

This report presents police and court data on Family Violence Safety Notices (FVSNs) and Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIOs) in Victoria. The report incorporates demographic data on affected family members/protected persons and respondents, and examines changes in sentencing practices for breach offences in the decade...
Conference paper

On edge: multi-benefit, nature-based climate adaptation for towns on the Great Ocean Road

This paper reports the results of a 2021 Monash University collaborative Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning and Design Studio, where students speculated on ways to address climate change adaptation in the small coastal towns Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay and Marengo on the...
Conference paper

Detour from the Great Ocean Road: spreading visitor load in the region

This paper argues that overtourism is posing a threat to the Great Ocean Road and the surrounding environment, impacting the region’s ecosystems, infrastructure, culture and the livelihoods of local communities.
Conference paper

‘Sense of place’: policy definition and evaluation

This study provides illustration of the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of 'sense of place' through three case studies from Victoria.
Conference paper

A critical historical study: intersectoral conflict formation and maintenance between land-use, transport and environment

This study, pinpoints six ‘Critical Discursive Moments’, arriving at the recent past, examining how instruments, originally established to protect the environment facilitate extreme intersectoral conflict that constitutes a form of ‘symbolic violence’, through misrepresentation and misrecognition of environmental impacts.
Conference paper

Land-based infrastructure funding: in Australia and South Korea

Infrastructure is fundamental to the liveability and productivity of any city and, especially post-COVID cities would face the growing significance of suburban infrastructure due to a strengthened preference for low-density living. This research addresses land-based infrastructure funding mechanisms in place in Victoria, Australia and Seoul...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the education and prevention functions of Victoria’s integrity agencies

This inquiry reports finds that Victorian integrity agencies have generally performed well in achieving educative outcomes through their inquiries, investigations and reports. They have also engaged conscientiously with the public sector and the public, through public information campaigns and often high‑quality education and prevention. resources...
Report

ICT provisioning in schools

This audit report investigates how the Victorian Department of Education and Training provides ICT infrastructure, resources and services to government schools.
Report

Government advertising

This audit investigated if Victorian government advertising campaigns comply with the Public Administration Act 2004 and if they cost-effective.
Report

Powers of detention in Victorian pandemic legislation

This research highlights how the powers of detention in the Victorian government’s pandemic management legislation could be struck down for being incompatible with the Australian Constitution.
Report

Effectiveness of the Navigator program

Students who are disengaged from learning are at high risk of leaving school early. The Navigator program is designed to support Victoria’s most disengaged students aged 12–17 years. This audit report examines whether the Navigator program is effectively re-engaging students in education.
Strategy

Inclusive Victoria: state disability plan 2022–2026

This strategy is the fourth state disability plan and sets out actions that will help the Victorian Government meet its United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities obligations in order to make things fairer for people with disability.
Report

COVID-19 vaccination rates and Victoria’s arts sector

This research paper provides a snapshot of the state of Victoria’s arts and entertainment sector between October 2021 and mid-January 2022, as restrictions eased in line with vaccination rates rising. It also explores how state and local governments in Victoria implemented policy and allocated finances...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into Commonwealth support for Victoria

This inquiry’s terms of reference asked the Committee to examine the adequacy of Commonwealth support for Victoria, specifically Victoria’s GST share and the impact of the end of the no-worse-off guarantee.