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APO Briefing | 27 October 2016

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Featured


Domestic violence and women’s economic security: building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress - final report
Report
Natasha Cortis, Jane Bullen | Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety
24 October 2016 | This report reinforces how domestic violence contributes to alarming levels of financial stress among Australian women.
Topics: Family violence, Households--Economic aspects, Women--Violence against, Women--Economic conditions
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Built & Natural Environments


Jobs in a clean energy future
Report
Australian Conservation Foundation, Australian Council of Trade Unions | Australian Conservation Foundation, Australian Council of Trade Unions
25 October 2016 | Too often Australians are told they must choose between jobs or cutting pollution. As this report shows, this is a false and destructive choice for Australians.
Topics: Climate change mitigation, Climatic changes--Government policy, Employment, Employment forecasting, Economic development, Energy policy, Renewable energy sources
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Restricting environmental groups from litigation against resource developments excludes voices of average Australians: Cousins
Audio interview
Fran Kelly | RN Breakfast
25 October 2016 | Geoff Cousins, former Howard Government advisor and President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, says all Australians should be able to have their day in court over the country's natural resources.
Topics: Environmental protection, Legal services, Law reform, Democracy, Government accountability
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Business & Economics


The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax: overview of primary documents and literature leading to the 1987 legislation
Working paper
Diane Kraal | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
25 October 2016 | This paper draws on new files to provide a brief narrative and identify the dominant stakeholders in the route to petroleum tax reform for a later more detailed enquiry by the author into the roles of key persons in the progression of resource policy to legislation.
Topics: Taxation, Petroleum industry and trade
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Uber and ridesharing
Report
Igor Dosen, Helen Rosolen | Parliamentary Library and Information Service (Vic)
20 October 2016 | This research paper offers a jurisdictional comparison of legislation affecting Uber and other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), within Australia and at an international level.
Topics: Public transport, Taxicabs
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Manufacturing industry innovation: future directions for North West Tasmania
Report
Katharine Woolley, Robyn Eversole | Institute for Regional Development
28 February 2013 | What does the manufacturing industry in Tasmania look like now, and what may it look like in the future?
Topics: Manufacturing industries, Regional development, Social innovation, Business enterprises--Technological innovations, Economic development
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Communications & Media


Press regulation post Leveson – where are we now?
Blog post
Emma Goodman | Media Policy Project Blog (LSE)
25 October 2016 | This article explains the important implications of the UK Press Regulation Panel this week granting media regulator status to Impress under the Royal Charter.
Topics: Industries--Self-regulation, Newspapers, Mass media, Mass media policy
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Australian Communications and Media Authority Annual Report 2015-16
Annual Report
Australian Communications and Media Authority | Australian Communications and Media Authority
13 October 2016 | This report includes the 2015–16 annual reports for the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.
Topics: Communication and technology, Telecommunication, Government policy
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Education & Training


Transition to where? Thinking through transitional policies for Victoria’s automotive manufacturing industry
Report
Tom Barnes | Parliamentary Library and Information Service (Vic)
26 October 2016 | This report highlights the discursive use of ‘diversification’ in policy and political dialogue and the extent to which manufacturing investment, occupations, skills and jobs are still central to economic prosperity in Victoria.
Topics: Manufacturing industries, Automotive industry and trade, Employment, Economic policy, Vocational education
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Health & Wellbeing


Aged care: a quick guide
Guide
Alex Grove | Parliamentary Library (Australia)
24 October 2016 | Provides a brief overview of aged care in Australia, describing the types of care provided, arrangements for accessing subsidised care, statistics on aged care, the organisations that provide care, and the regulatory arrangements for ensuring quality care.
Topics: Aged care, Expenditures, public
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Flying blind: Australian health data series
Report
Uma Srinivasan, Suresh Rao, Divya Ramachandran, David Jonas | Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre
24 October 2016 | While most Australians enjoy high quality healthcare, this study shows that the acute level of data fragmentation creates an environment in which individual consumers, their next of kin and their service providers are flying partially or completely blind.
Topics: Health policy, Health care reform, Health services accessibility
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Using knowledge translation to craft “sticky” social media health messages that provoke interest, raise awareness, impart knowledge, and inspire change
Journal article
Sanchia Shibasaki, Karen Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe | JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
5 October 2016 | There is growing use of technology supported knowledge translation strategies such as social media and mobile apps in health promotion and in Indigenous health, but the evidence base for the impact of these health interventions on health behavior change is meager.
Topics: Social media, Community health services, Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islanders
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Indigenous


In the child's best interests: Inquiry into compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria
Report
Andrew Jackomos, Liana Buchanan | Commission for Children and Young People (Vic)
10 October 2016 | This inquiry examines compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle over a two-year period (1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014) against the backdrop of a staggering and disproportionate increase in Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.
Topics: Children, Aboriginal Australian, Child welfare, Foster children, Foster home care
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International


The rise of digital politics
Report| Survey
Carl Miller | Demos
17 October 2016 | Over half of British adults now use social media platforms regularly and spend more time on social networks than on any other online activity. This paper explores this emerging digital political landscape and the impact it is having on the political process, what it means for politicians, and the effects it has on the people who take part.
Topics: Social media, Democracy, Digital media
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Australian NGO accreditation guidance manual (2016)
Guide
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
14 October 2016 | The purpose of this manual is to provide information and guidelines that enables NGOs, Review Teams, and the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC) to share a similar understanding of the purpose, process and approach to NGO Accreditation.
Topics: Foreign relations administration, International cooperation, International agencies, International relief
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Justice & Law


Report on establishing a national compensation scheme for victims of Commonwealth crime
Report
Jennifer Burn, Fiona McLeod, Nicola Knackstredt | Anti-Slavery Australia, Law Council of Australia
26 October 2016 | This report by Anti-Slavery Australia and the Law Council of Australia makes a compelling case for the establishment of a national compensation scheme for survivors of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices.
Topics: Human rights, Human trafficking, Slavery, Compensation (Law)
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Families with complex needs and the intersection of the family law and child protection systems: final report
Report
Family Law Council | Attorney-General's Department (Australia)
20 October 2016 | This Family Law Council report considers a range of matters in relation to families with complex needs seeking to resolve their parenting disputes.
Topics: Families, Family violence, Family mediation, Victims of family violence--Services for, Child welfare
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Politics & Governance


Solicitor-General resigns – with a parting broadside at Brandis
Article
Michelle Grattan | The Conversation
24 October 2016 | Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has quit, declaring his relationship with Attorney-General, George Brandis, is “irretrievably broken” and taking a major swipe at his government critics.
Topics: Federal government, Legal services, Government accountability
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Dirty deal done dirt cheap: East West dumped, Western Distributor given green light
Article
Janet Rice | New Matilda
20 October 2016 | Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, did a good thing, and then a very, very bad thing. Greens Senator, Janet Rice explains.
Topics: Public infrastructure, Transportation, Government accountability
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Social Policy


Introduction to pathways in aged care 2014
Report
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
21 October 2016 | This document is designed to support users of the Pathways in Age Care (PIAC) database, providing an introduction to the linkage process and a description of the various aged care programs and data sources.
Topics: Aged care, Older people, Older people--Care, Older people--Services for
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What next?: Addressing New Zealand’s youth unemployment
Report
Alan Johnson | The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit (New Zealand)
19 October 2016 | No young person must be allowed to leave school to nothing - no job, no further training, no hope. The Salvation Army is issuing this challenge to the New Zealand community in this report, focused on the employment needs of 15 to 24 year-olds.
Topics: Unemployed youth, Occupational training, Vocational education, Apprentices
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Coming Up

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Communication Innovation
Events | 14 November 2016 to 15 November 2016
Adapt to the changing nature of public sector communication Innovation! Collaboration! Disruption! These may be familiar-sounding terms in your department, but what do they mean to communication teams working in government? And how will you 'nudge' your teams to apply them in this new world of...
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Director Utilities Commission
Job Listing | 7 November 2016
• Department of Treasury and Finance • Senior Administrative Officer 2 Remuneration Package Range $148 309 - $161 512 • Ongoing vacancy, location Darwin Move your career into new Territory. Commission’s Role The Commission has a key role in the economic regulation of the Territory’s electricity,...
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Corporate Communications & PR Leadership Forum
Events | 21 February 2017 to 23 February 2017
The belief that corporate communications and PR are a secondary, supportive function is outdated. In the era of social media and 24/7 communications, the impact corporate communications teams have on the public brand cannot be underestimated. When something goes wrong, it’s the communication teams...
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Making Services Reachable: National Symposium
Events | 4 November 2016
At this symposium researchers from ESR's social System Group in collaboration with the University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, and Indigemo Limited will share insights from research into improving the uptake of social and health services by those deemed ‘hard to reach’. The...
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Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
Course Listing | 13 February 2017
At the Centre for Social Impact we offer the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, a pathway to Master Degrees: MBA (Social Impact) or Social Investment and Philanthropy. For established and emerging leaders of social change, the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact has a uniquely comprehensive...
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