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50 Lives 50 Homes: a housing first response to homelessness - first evaluation report

Lisa Wood, Shannen Vallesi, Darja Kragt, Paul Flatau, Nicholas Wood, Angela Gazey & Leanne Lester

Digital news report: Australia 2017

Jerry Watkins, Sora Park, Caroline Fisher, R. Warwick Blood, Glen Fuller, Virginia Haussegger, Michael Jensen, Jee Young Lee & Franco Papandrea
The Digital News Report: Australia 2017 provides unique insights into what Australians think about news brands, and how and why we consume news. This is the third in a series of annual reports which tracks changes in news consumption in Australia over time. The online survey was conducted in Australia between late January and early February 2017. The final sample size was 2,004 adults who access news once a month or more. The Australian survey...

Temporary and tactical urbanism in Australia: a review of current practice, policy and practitioner perspectives

Quentin Stevens, Kim Dovey & Fauster Awepuga

Epidemics and pandemics in Victoria: historical perspectives

Ben Huf & Holly McLean

Victorian economic snapshot 2020

Meg Bosanko

Wage Theft Bill 2020: Bill Brief

Caley Otter

Developmental Language Disorder: a disability, health and education challenge

Caroline Walker & Rebecca Haddock

The 2017 Northcote by-election

Bella Lesman

Trackless trams and Australian urban fabric

Peter Newman, Mike Mouritz, Marie Verschuer, Sebastian Davies-Slate, Savindi Caldera, Cheryl Desha & Sacha Reid

Digital health devices in the Australian construction industry

Katrin Leifels & Brent Sandlant

Logan Renewal Initiative: a bridge too far for a public housing public private partnership

Bruce James

Detroit: what lessons for Victoria from a ‘post-industrial’ city?

Tom Barnes
Victoria’s manufacturing sector has been in decline for several years. A range of workplace closures – not least the announcement by Australia’s last remaining carmakers that local motor vehicle manufacturing would be wound-down by 2016-17 – have had a significant impact on communities. Job losses threaten to undermine households and community cohesion. How affected cities and regions respond to these challenges is extremely important, including the collaborative efforts of government, business and community organisations. In...

Active disinvestment in low-value care in Australia will improve patient outcomes and reduce waste

Victoria McCreanor

What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Lois C. Towart, Kristian Ruming, Pauline McGuirk & Kathy Mee

Melbourne’s growth area infrastructure contribution and the funding of public transport in outer suburbs

Annette Kroen, Elizabeth Taylor & Robin Goodman

Do franking credits matter? Exploring the financial implications of dividend imputation

Andrew Ainsworth, Graham Partington & Geoff Warren
We examine the implications of the imputation system for stock prices and returns, cost of capital, project evaluation, capital structure, payout policy and investor portfolios. We also discuss potential impacts if the imputation system was dismantled or adjusted, perhaps in conjunction with a reduction in the corporate tax rate. A key theme is that the financial effects of imputation are often contentious. Most notably, the impact of imputation credits on share prices and cost of...

Effect of phase change materials on indoor thermal comfort of a flat building located in different climate regions of China

Yi Zhang &
In this research, the effect of phase change material (PCM) on indoor thermal comfortof a flat building located in five different climate regions of China was studied by an angle coefficient method and EnergyPlus. EnergyPlus was used to calculate temperatures of wall surfaces, and the angle coefficient method was used to calculate PMV (predicted mean vote) value located different indoor position. Based on the calculated PMV values for different distant to south wall, it can...

Agency theory and financial planning practice

Geoffrey Kingston &
This paper compares and contrasts mainstream agency theory with financial planning practice in Australia. It appears to be the first attempt to do so. It extends an influential mainstream contribution to the literature on agency theory and then uses this extension, in conjunction with other theoretical contributions, to shed light on actual contracts between investors, financial planners, licensees and product providers. The case for pure fee for service in actively managed funds and plans turns...

Approaches to financial system regulation: an international comparative survey

Andrew Schmulow
In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), and the catastrophic scale of regulatory failure, much attention has been paid to the various systems of financial system regulation currently in force. Of the total of four financial regulatory systems currently in use, ‘Twin Peaks’ has garnered the most interest, and gained widespread recognition; as has Australia both as an exemplar of ‘Twin Peaks’, and in its success in navigating the worst of the...

Benefits (and pitfalls) of long-term investing

Geoff Warren
Three key advantages held by long-term investors include: the capacity to adopt positions where payoff timing is uncertain; the ability to exploit opportunities generated by the actions of short-term investors; and latitude to invest in unlisted and/or illiquid assets. These advantages provide access to a broader investment opportunity set than available to short-term investors. Strategies suited to long-term investors include: capture of risk premiums arising from the actions of short-term investors; returns from liquidity provision;...

Delegation, trust and defaulting in retirement savings: Perspectives from plan executives and members

Adam Butt, Scott Donald, Doug Foster, Susan Thorp & Geoff Warren
We combine survey data from retirement plan members with information from interviews with plan executives to get both perspectives on who accepts the default plan and default investment option and why. We use a natural experiment in default construction where a new regulatory framework required providers to have stipulated default settings in place by early 2014. We find that not all retirement savings plan members who default at the plan choice stage default at the...

How does financial literacy affect the savings decision?

Paul Brockman & David Michayluk
Savings decisions are essential in reallocating income across periods but understanding this concept may be mired by low levels of financial literacy. We survey individuals to identify the role of financial literacy in savings rates. We note differences in financial literacy and savings rates between genders and across age groups and income levels. We show that in each income group, people with low financial literacy save significantly less than others. We examine specific components of...

Emergency powers, public health and COVID-19

Holly McLean & Ben Huf

Mapping right-wing extremism in Victoria

Christine Agius, Kay Cook, Lucy Nicholas, Ashir Ahmed, Hamza bin Jehangir, Noorie Safa, Taylor Hardwick & Sally Clark

Local news consumers

Sora Park, Caroline Fisher & Jee Young Lee

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