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2019 Churchill Fellowship to study service responses to women experiencing or escaping domestic financial abuse USA, Canada, UK

This report outlines the work of organisations and people responding to domestic economic abuse in the UK, USA and Canada. It includes observations about the potential relevance of this work to the Australian context, and includes some recommendations for Australia.
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Improving the linkages between university and work

This paper argues that COVID-19, the skills gap and automation have all conspired to change the work landscape in Canada, and post-secondary institutions must respond to those changing needs.
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Skills training that works: lessons from demand-driven approaches

This study draws upon over 30 years of evidence from a range of countries to identify what approaches to skills development training are most effective and provides policy recommendations to lay the groundwork for replicating these models in Canada.
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Place-based policy options for entrepreneurship in a post-COVID Canada

Conceding that while the Canadian regional dynamic will never be fully immunised from economic inequities, the authors of this report believe that the proposals they outline will provide a workable, place-responsive, and efficient means of leveraging the post-COVID recovery as a catalyst for a stronger...
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Vocational qualification development: lessons from overseas

Streamlining the vocational qualification development process in Australia is a current priority of the skills ministers of both the Australian government and state and territory governments. This research summary explores the development processes associated with vocational qualifications in selected countries and compares them with the...
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Scientific considerations for using COVID-19 vaccination certifications

This report provides an overview of the relevant scientific knowledge and considerations regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates to support a safe return to travel and other economic activities.
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Top quartile regulator report: phase 1 - March 2021

The report summarises research conducted on best practices and ideas from other jurisdictions and examines areas where the Ontario Energy Board should improve its performance, through a series of proposed initiatives.
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A Canadian framework for data reuse

Data reuse is required to help solve public policy problems in sectors such as education and health care. This paper argues that the time has come for Canada to turn its attention to treating data as a strategic asset, and build a Canadian framework for...
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The future of enforcement for migrant workers in Australia: lessons from overseas

This report offers a series of pragmatic policy solutions to motivate employers to engage with their employees fairly, and to remove barriers to justice for migrants who have been exploited.
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Assessing cash-for-care benefits to support aging at home in Canada

Canada’s long-term care (LTC) system needs an overhaul. In this study, a group of leading scholars argue that the challenge facing Canada’s policy-makers is to not only adequately meet the growing needs for LTC services, but also to ensure that those services are delivered where...