This report investigates the causes of three major fish kills in the Darling River near Menindee in December 2018 and January 2019. It was produced at the request of the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition and was made public by the...
The ACMA communications report 2017–18 highlights the striking pace of change in the Australian communications and media landscape. The public's ever-increasing appetite for content and services has driven unprecedented developments over the last four years.
This comprehensive and independent report sets a clear roadmap for how digital inclusion can improve the health and well-being of many people in Wales.
This explainer identifies four current trends in workplace monitoring and surveillance: prediction and flagging tools; biometrics and health data; remote monitoring and time-tracking; and gamification and algorithmic management.
The fourth industrial revolution involves the continuous and cyclical flow of information and actions between the physical and digital worlds. This revolution can potentially create a hyper-connected defence-industry-research-academia ecosystem able to continually innovate.
This research shows that gas and coal power plants broke down 135 times in 2018, breaking down at a rate of once every 2.7 days. While this could be expected of an aging coal fleet, the analysis shows that Australia’s newest coal power plants (so-called...
This report recommends that the Australian government develop a national electric vehicle (EV) strategy to facilitate and accelerate EV uptake and ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities, and manages the risks and challenges, of the transition to EVs.
The report provides a holistic account of current challenges facing the integration of data-intensive technologies, such as crop management tools and “smart” tractors in agricultural technology, and self-checkout stands in grocery stores.
This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.
This research from the Australia Institute estimates the cost of online harassment and cyberhate to have cost Australians an estimated total of $3.7 billion dollars in health costs and lost income.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the findings from the Australian Women and Digital Health Project, a qualitative study involving a total of 66 women around Australia, ranging in age from 21 to 74.
The Behavioural Insights Team exists to improve people’s lives and communities. We work in partnership with governments, local authorities, businesses and charities, often using simple changes to tackle major policy problems.
Over the last eight years, the Team has grown...
Australia’s newest coal plants, including ‘supercritical’ or so-called ‘High Efficiency, Low Emissions’ generators, have higher breakdown rates per gigawatt than older power stations, according to this research from the Australia Institute.
This report builds on the 2015 ASPI report, Defence science and innovation: an affordable strategic advantage . It takes into account recent domestic and international R&D policy developments and considers trends in relation to whole-of-government national security innovation.
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Service project.
This paper analyzes the largest and most expensive procurement projects undertaken by either country, Canada’s $73 billion (estimated) National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), launched in 2010, and Australia’s A$90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan (NSP), launched in 2017. Each project represents an attempt to implement a rational,...
This issues paper has been released to promote a discussion on the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices.
This open access article analyses who accesses and downloads material from the 'pirate' website Sci Hub website, rather than via paid subscription models and journal paywalls.