Children and young people in statutory out-of-home care: health needs and health care in the 21st centurySusan M. Webster
This report provides a retrospective analysis of past Victorian government responses to the health needs of children in statutory Out-of-Home Care.
Food and nutrition programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: what works to keep people healthy and strong?Jennifer Browne, Karen Adams & Petah Atkinson
This issues brief presents a synthesis of the evidence about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food and nutrition, with the aim of providing evidence-based recommendations about what programs work and how to develop them.
Supporting Tasmania's child and family centres: the journey of change through a learning and development strategyPaul Prichard, Martin O’Byrne & Sue Jenkins
This paper attempts to capture the main elements of the journey undertaken through the Learning and Development Strategy, and to document some of the many learnings along the way.
Haystack fires have a range of causes such as lightning strikes, sparks from equipment and machinery and deliberately or accidentally started. However, many haystack fires self-ignite for no apparent reason. This is called spontaneous combustion and is the leading cause of haystack fires in...
This paper discusses key regulatory issues and developments emerging from the GFC in relation to three distinct areas - financial market regulation; taxation; and banking and finance.
This report finds that the amount of domestic greenhouse gas emissions cut by the Government's carbon price package could be double that predicted by Treasury.
This paper argues that there is need to reconfigure the services provided to young children and families in order to achieve better outcomes for families and society.
The preliminary findings presented in this paper indicate that criminal enforcement was more prevalent than civil enforcement and there was a significant emphasis on incapacitative sanctions such as prison sentences and management disqualification orders. Monetary sanctions were less frequently imposed and tended to be of a low magnitude relative to the statutory maximum sanctions. Criminal and civil enforcement had similarly high success rates and the civil enforcement process was only slightly faster than the criminal...
This report explores the efficiency of the Australian Federation, duplication between Commonwealth/state responsibilities and implications for public sector productivity.
Sanctions imposed for insider trading in Australia, Canada (Ontario), HK, Singapore, NZ, the UK and the US: An empirical studyLev Bromberg, George Gilligan & Jasper Hedges
This study provides a detailed analysis of the insider trading enforcement landscape across a range of common law jurisdictions over an extended period by examining custodial sentences, banning orders and various pecuniary sanctions imposed for insider trading.
This report examines the impact of the South Australian Government’s announced program of public housing stock transfers to the community sector on local governments.
State capitalism refers to the economic policy that governments employ to promote the interests of a particular business or sector, with the aim of furthering the broader national economic interest. This paper aims to shed light on the global impact of state capital by analysing trends in its development. The paper also examines the potential implications of these trends for Australia within an increasingly competitive foreign investment environment.
Australia’s trading relations are increasingly focused on Asia in general and China in particular, with China now our largest source of imports and largest destination for our exports. By contrast, Australia’s financial relations are still dominated by our traditional trading partners, in particular the US and UK. In the case of China, these differences between our trade and financial links reflect the fact that, while China is now the largest trading nation in the world...
This discussion paper addresses prospects for tax reform despite continuous pressures.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, we believed that when we mapped the human genome we would be able to identify the kinds of people children would grow up to be.
Australia is a continent with a settlement history dating back 60,000 years that culminates in an extensive network of Indigenous cultural landscapes. Despite the importance of these landscapes, Bashta explains that Indigenous cultural landscapes, like that of the Sunbury Rings, in the Victorian Heritage Register are under-represented demonstrating a disconnection between Indigenous cultures and systems and that of our Western planning structures. This paper analyses the current Victorian statutory planning processes to determine their ability...
The global Sydney thesis and the migration thesis, two important dimensions of the impacts of contemporary globalisation, have been developing in parallel. In this article, we argue that the two theses are intrinsically linked. Sydney’s rise as a global city is closely associated with its growing migration. The central question is how we should approach migration in the new context of global Sydney, and how we should articulate their relationships. To address this question, we...
This report was commissioned by the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and conducted by its Research Sub-Committee, for the beneft of the ASPERA community in Australia and other screen/media education and research communities internationally. It provides an overview of current working environments of screen production practitioner-researchers in Australian universities, and how the frameworks for research reporting and evaluation within them impact on these working environments. The project was conducted through analysis of...
This document describes how the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) recognises, and therefore measures, research quality in screen production. The aim is to provide a set of guidelines and principles that can assist those who undertake and evaluate creative practice research in screen production to determine various levels of ‘excellence’. While advisory, not prescriptive, the document acknowledges that universities are increasingly focussed on ‘quality’ research, and that the discipline of screen production...