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Assisting first homebuyers: an international policy review

This research reviews first homebuyer assistance programs in Australia and seven comparator countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK.
Report

Some international themes in fiscal equalisation: an Australian perspective

Many countries allocate funds to regional governments to reduce disparities in government services. This is generally known as horizontal fiscal equalisation. Countries implement it in different ways, and with slightly different goals. This paper considers four well established systems, identifying differences and common themes.
Report

Next-generation technology and electoral democracy: understanding the changing environment

Using case studies from experts in fields such as computer science, law and public policy, this special report offers recommendations to guide policy-makers and stakeholders on how to protect elections from next-generation technologies and the threats they pose to democracy.
Report

COVID-19: housing market impacts and housing policy responses - an international review

Two years after the outbreak of COVID-19, this report analyses pandemic impacts on housing systems across a range of high income countries during this period, and documents a range of policy responses relating to housing and homelessness.
Discussion paper

We can work it out

In 2018 Germany set up a multi-stakeholder group, the German Coal Commission. Its mission was to deliver a plan for the phase out of coal-fired power and to meet Germany’s 2030 emission reduction target. The Commission was a mechanism to negotiate the policies to end...
Policy report

Socialization: a democratic, lawful solution to Berlin’s housing crisis

Berliners have found a democratic, affordable, and lawful way to solve the housing crisis. In this paper, the author explains the concept of 'socialization' in relation to housing reforms.
Policy report

Evidence in energy policy making: what the UK can learn from overseas

This report examines the UK’s energy policy making process, and focuses on how well policy makers access and use evidence to inform their work. It assesses the UK’s strengths and weaknesses, and takes a comparative look at energy policy making in four other countries: Germany...
Journal article

Drivers of article processing charges in open access

It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...
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Data is dangerous: comparing the risks that the United States, Canada and Germany see in data troves

From posting photos and videos, to tracking physical activity, apps can do almost anything, but while they may seem like harmless fun, they may also pose a threat to personal data and national security. This paper compares the different responses of the United States, Canada...
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The long struggle of the Amazon employees

This study explores the structures of the Amazon company and worker's experience of trade union resistance in Germany. The research is primarily based on a series of interviews conducted with Amazon strike activists which took place within trade union meetings as well as an Amazon...
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Innovation and export opportunities of the energy transition

This paper focuses on the substantial and complementary export opportunities emerge for Germany and Australia as a result of the move to energy networks powered by renewables, electrification of other sectors of the economy, the transition to zero emissions synthetic fuels and growing demand for...
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Markets, regulation, policies and institutions for transition in the electricity sector

A cost-effective, timely energy transition that unlocks the potential for new industries, supports affected regions and protects eco-systems is not guaranteed – it is an outcome achievable in both Germany and Australia with effective policy. This paper focuses on the important role that policy has...
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Australia’s power advantage energy transition and hydrogen export scenarios

This paper focuses on issues around the rapid deployment of renewables in Australia as an essential part of a cost-efficient transition to a net-zero emissions economy.
Conference paper

The beauty of a phase-overlapping Last Planner System with incorporated Takt

This research concludes that the Last Planner System (LPS) aligns to the Toyota Production System (TPS) and its recognized management theory, which is a vehicle to integrate the minds + hands philosophy within projects from early design phase till handover. Our findings show that adopting...
Conference paper

From concept development to implementation: choosing by advantages across an organization

Choosing by Advantages (CBA) is a decision-making method that has been growing in application and acceptance in the last few years within the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) community. This paper closes the gap on how it can be applied by giving guidance and...
Report

The future of women at work: transitions in the age of automation

The report is part of the McKinsey Global Institute’s research program on the future of work, and it focuses on how the growing adoption and diffusion of automation and artificial intelligence technologies is likely to affect women in the workforce.
Report

Electric vehicles and batteries can drive growth of residential solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.
Case study

Biogas and biomethane in Europe: lessons from Denmark, Germany and Italy

At a time when the European Union is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonisation of its gas sector, this case study report looks at the experiences of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production.
Report

Exit from aid: an analysis of donor experiences

This report considers the approaches taken by development partners when transitioning and exiting from bilateral aid programs. It features case studies of Australia, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.