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Report

21 Feb 2019

This report presents an initial snapshot of public opinion in Australia regarding schools and schooling, including an examination of differences between voters of the main political parties, between parents and non-parents, people living in different areas, and those with different educational backgrounds.

Report

21 Feb 2019

An alarming global trend has surfaced in which states are introducing and using laws to interfere with the right to freedom of association and to hamper the work of civil society organizations and individuals who participate in them. This report shows how this phenomenon is...

Report

21 Feb 2019

This paper argues that at this precarious stage in our planet and our society's health and well-being, and to ensure corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting should be a standardized and mandatory reporting system.

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 report explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and shows how these libraries celebrate local Indigenous culture.

Report

12 Feb 2019

This paper explores the processes of environmental change at a global and national level and consequences for societies and economies. It supports education in the economic, social and political sciences by informing the public of the state of environmental change, the growing impacts around the...

Submission

Implementation Guidelines
8 Feb 2019

This is a joint response prepared by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, the peak leadership organisation for 39 university librarians in Australia. Broadly we support the intent of Plan S, however in summary we believe that the implementation guidelines need particular attention.

Report

7 Feb 2019

This is a record of inquest hearings into the deaths of thirteen children and young persons in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, held in 2017.

Report

6 Feb 2019

This study into the role of social housing as essential infrastructure assessed evaluation tools and techniques needed to enable investment by government. Cost-benefit analyses and business case preparation provide a means to quantify productivity, while the broader range of societal outcomes also needs to be...

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.

Report

4 Feb 2019

The central task of the Royal Commission was to inquire into and report on whether any conduct of financial services entities might have amounted to misconduct and whether any conduct, practices, behaviour or business activities by those entities fell below community standards and expectations. The...

Report

1 Feb 2019

This report argues for a new National Disability Agreement (NDA) between the Australian, State and Territory Governments, to facilitate cooperation, enhance accountability and clarify roles and responsibilities. The report makes a number of recommendations for a new NDA that has at its core the wellbeing...

Report

Report of the expert group to the European Commission
30 Jan 2019

This report proposes a vision for the future of scholarly communication; it examines the current system, with its strengths and weaknesses, and its main actors. It considers the roles of researchers, research institutions, funders, policymakers, publishers and other service providers.

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

National framework for protecting Australia’s children 2009–2020
30 Jan 2019

This is the final action plan in a series of four about a national child protection framework.

Report

Insights from around the globe: an international learning report from BIEN 2018 Congress
28 Jan 2019

This report highlights learning from basic income pilots underway or in planning in Finland, Ontario and the Netherlands, compiled from discussions with representatives at the Basic Income Earth Network 2018 World Congress.

Journal article

23 Jan 2019

This article explores questions regarding the development and support of Indigenous priorities and self-determination in Australian libraries and archives. It calls for greater use of Indigenous research methodologies within library and archival science in order to seek ways to decolonize and simultaneously indiginze libraries and...

Briefing paper

23 Jan 2019

Some proponents of leaving the EU have argued that, freed from the constraints of EU rules on state aid, the United Kingdom would have more flexibility to embark on an active industrial policy; opponents have countered that this overstates the stringency of the rules. This...

Journal article

15 Jan 2019

China's outbound investment exceeded inbound investment for the first time in 2015. In years leading up this transition, a maturing demographic transition alongside slowing internal migration and diminishing returns to physical capital investment, all had a role in China's diminished competitiveness in low‐wage manufactured exports...