50 Lives 50 Homes: a housing first response to homelessness - first evaluation reportLisa Wood, Shannen Vallesi, Darja Kragt, Paul Flatau, Nicholas Wood, Angela Gazey & Leanne Lester
Digital news report: Australia 2017Jerry 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...
The 2017 Northcote by-electionBella Lesman
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...
Independence of ParliamentJon Breukel, Igor Dosen, Caitlin Grover, Bella Lesman, Carolyn Macvean & Helen Rosolen
This paper provides some background to the importance of the separation of the legislature, executive and judiciary, and examines how modern parliaments in the Westminster system, including the Victorian Parliament, are faring in their attempt at preserving and maintaining a degree of independence from the executive.
The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Project. Final Report: A Framework for ActionVikki Leone, Louise Modica & Sue West
This Final Report is one of four publications resulting from The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Project (link is external). The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Framework, and the findings and recommendations in the Final Report are based on an analysis of the Discussion Paper, Environmental Scan and Consultation Report. This data was supplemented and informed by internal and external review throughout the Project. The Framework is applied to selected campus...
Measuring Australia's Digital Divide: The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2017Julian Thomas, Chris Wilson, Jo Barraket, Julie Tucker, Ellie Rennie, Scott Ewing & Trent MacDonald
The ADII has been created to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population and to monitor this level over time. Using data collected by Roy Morgan Research, the ADII has been developed through a collaborative partnership between RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, and Telstra. The ADII was first published in 2016, providing the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date. The ADII measures three vital dimensions of digital inclusion:...
An introduction to parliamentary privilegeGreg Gardiner & Rachel Macreadie
This paper examines the law and practice of parliamentary privilege both in Australia and in other jurisdictions.
The 2006 Victorian State ElectionClaire MacDonald, Greg Gardiner & Brian Costar
This paper examines the Victorian election campaign and the result, describing who won and why. It also includes a detailed explanation of voting for the new-look Legislative Council, and voting figures for each Assembly District and Council Region.
Synergy automotive repairs program: process evaluation reportMonica Thielking, J.E. Pfeifer, K. Nolan & C. Boyce
Executive Summary: The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). The program was developed in order to capitalize on the interest in cars held by these young offenders as a means of developing pathways to sustainable and on-going meaningful employment in a field that matches their interests. It is suggested that, among other...
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017Caley Otter
Promoting sexual health amongst resettled youth with refugee backgroundsCelia McMichael, Sandy Gifford, Meredith Temple-Smith, Stephen McNally & Steven Francis
Transition to where? Thinking through transitional policies for Victoria’s automotive manufacturing industryTom Barnes
The transition confronting workers, businesses and communities that have historically relied on Victoria’s automotive industry is highly significant. The decision by Australia’s three remaining carmakers - Ford Australia, General Motors Holden (GMH) and Toyota Australia - to wind down local car manufacturing operations will have a major impact on closure-affected regions, especially in Melbourne and Geelong.
Refugee resettlement in regional and rural Victoria: Impacts and policy issuesBrooke McDonald, Sandy Gifford, Kim Webster, John Wiseman & Sue Casey
2013 Victorian redistribution: analysis of new electoral boundariesAntony Green
This publication assesses the political impact of the new Victorian electoral boundaries, proclaimed on 17 October 2013. The new boundaries will be used for the first time at the 2014 state election.
Automated vehiclesIgor Dosen, Marianne Aroozoo & Michael Graham
Housing affordability in VictoriaKatrina Raynor, Caley Otter & Igor Dosen
Youth justice in VictoriaCaitlin Grover
This paper provides an overview of the changing nature of youth offenders and youth offending and the pressures that these have placed on the youth justice system, as well as the related policy developments of the Andrews Government.