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Report

20 Feb 2019

For this sixth report, wastewater samples were collected during weeks of June and August 2018. Wastewater analysis was conducted at 58 sites (22 capital city and 36 regional) across all Australian states and territories, covering 13 substances, providing a detailed picture of national drug consumption.

Report

20 Feb 2019

This report highlights that people with cardiovascular disease require aggressive management of their risk factors to prevent secondary cardiovascular events. This includes effective strategies to support medicine and treatment adherence, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes.

Report

20 Feb 2019

The primary aim of this project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was - what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to...

Report

20 Feb 2019

This research outlines the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia. The report is based on consultations with individuals affected and service providers. It reveals that despite policy improvements which have enabled more refugees with disabilities to settle in Australia,...

Policy report

19 Feb 2019

The principles of free market, liberal, democratic capitalism are under assault. The threats to the core freedoms, values and institutions of Western Civilisation are diverse. An exploration of these threats is outlined in this essay by Emeritus Professor Wolfgang Kasper.

Report

19 Feb 2019

Animal cruelty offences in Victoria is the first ever report on how animal cruelty is sentenced in the state. It identifies the animal cruelty offences people and corporations were sentenced for between 2008 and 2017, the sentences imposed for those offences and other offences...

Report

19 Feb 2019

This report assesses the potential for existing data sources to improve monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia, and highlights future opportunities for improve monitoring these conditions. A 4-step process is used to assess the utility of different data sources to provide relevant information on the...

Report

19 Feb 2019

The indications that favour a new start for the bilateral relationship between Australia and India are explored in this paper, as are contra-indications – a summary of past failures.

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...

Discussion paper

Guidelines for an outcome-based trial – raising productivity and engagement
19 Feb 2019

This paper contains practical guidelines and considerations for those considering flexible working arrangements (FWAs), including:

Five recent case studies (with links to video interviews) of business leaders and employees who have experienced the Four-Day Week trial and are responsible for managing the policy across...

Report

19 Feb 2019

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, this report argues that health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders, as they look to shape the future of health care and establish a...

Report

19 Feb 2019

This report outlines how the Victorian Government is tracking against its commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians, as measured against the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework.

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

A report from National Disability Services’ Annual Market Survey
19 Feb 2019

This report finds that the sector, struggling with disruption caused by the rollout of the NDIS, is becoming increasingly precarious.

Report

18 Feb 2019

This research paper examines the use of human rights impact assessments in developing trade agreements, considering developing practice in this area and their usefulness as policy tools for states.

Commentary

18 Feb 2019

They are highly effective at exposing wrongdoing, but do they influence policy development? A two-stage approach might be more effective, say the authors.

Report

18 Feb 2019

This report repeats earlier recommendations for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites, and calls for a compulsory Code of Ethics defining what constitutes harmful content.

Report

Inquiry into access to free trade agreements by small and medium enterprises
18 Feb 2019

This report urges the Australian government to continue including specific small and medium enterprises (SMEs) chapters in trade agreements, as well as introducing a focus on e-commerce in future free trade agreements.

Discussion paper

17 Feb 2019

The discussion document outlines proposed changes and seeks public comment to achieve better outcomes for NZ Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.

Report

15 Feb 2019

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of risk management, data monitoring and public reporting arrangements associated with the Australian Government's funding of public hospital services under the 2011 National Health Reform Agreement.