Science

Report

19 Feb 2019

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...

Guide

19 Feb 2019

This quick guide provides an overview of how therapeutic goods are approved, how their supply is regulated, and how they are monitored for safety in Australia.

Report

15 Feb 2019

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.

Article

14 Feb 2019

How love works on our mind, body and soul – and why we want to write music about it, according to five Melbourne Uni scientists.

Report

The potential for digital inclusion to improve the health and well-being of older people and people with a limiting long-standing illness, disability or infirmity in Wales
7 Feb 2019

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.

Briefing paper

6 Feb 2019

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.

Working paper

6 Feb 2019

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.

Discussion paper

1 Feb 2019

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...

Report

30 Jan 2019

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.

Report

30 Jan 2019

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.

Policy report

30 Jan 2019

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.

Report

28 Jan 2019

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.

Report

27 Jan 2019

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.

Annual Report

24 Jan 2019

Executive summary

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...

Discussion paper

23 Jan 2019

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.

Report

23 Jan 2019

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.

Annual Report

21 Jan 2019

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Service project.

Policy report

17 Jan 2019

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,...

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2019

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.

Journal article

7 Jan 2019

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.

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