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Welcome to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s peer-reviewed journal – Evidence Base. The journal was established in 2012 and publishes reviews of evidence informing decision-making in specific policy areas, with a focus on determining ‘‘what works?’, based on the evidence.

Evidence Base is designed for public sector decision-makers and is part of ANZSOG’s broader mission of connecting the public sector, academics and other policy specialists.

Previous issues of Evidence Base contain research on a variety of public policy areas from health, education, disaster recovery to economics and public management.

Evidence Base provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: the journal is no longer accepting submissions.


Issue 1 (Jan 2021)

Developing the multi-professional clinical academic workforce in Australia and New Zealand: a scoping review

Alexandra Edelman/ Robin Gauld/ Pavel V. Ovseiko/ Richard B. Murray

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2021-001

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Issue 2 (Oct 2021)

Organisational policies and responses to employee disclosures of domestic and family violence and sexual assault: What constitutes best practice?

Jan Breckenridge/ Sara Singh/ Georgia Lyons/ Kylie Valentine

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2021-002

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Does Strategic public procurement for SMEs work?

Barbara Allen

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2021-003

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Issue 1 (Mar 2020)

Mental Health and/or Mental Illness: A Scoping Review of the Evidence and Implications of the Dual-Continua Model of Mental Health

Matthew Iasiello/ Joep van Agteren/ Eimear Muir Cochrane

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2020-001

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Issue 2 (Dec 2020)

Increasing the ability of government agencies to undertake evidence-informed policymaking

Joshua Newman

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2020-005

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Integrated responses for people with cognitive disability and complex support needs: Factors and principles

Leanne Dowse/ Isabella Dillon-Savage/ Angela Dew/ Iva Strnadová

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2020-002

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Policy implications of the extent, nature and effects of young people’s exposure to alcohol promotion in sports-related contexts

Simone Pettigrew/ Hayley Grant

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2020-003

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The effectiveness of changes to drug policy, regulation and legislation for reducing harms associated with opioids and supporting their medicinal use in Australia, Canada and the UK: A systematic review

Ben O’Mara

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2020-004

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Issue 1 (Sep 2019)

Stewardship Actions for Market issues in the National Disability Insurance Scheme: A Review of the Evidence

Eleanor Malbon/ Daniel Reeders/ Gemma Carey/ Axelle Marjolin

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2019-001

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Marketisation of Climate Change Services

Eleanor Malbon/ Luke Craven

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2019-002

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Issue 1 (Mar 2018)

Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting

Zoe Kopsaftis/ Joseph van Agteren/ Kristin Carson-Chahhoud/ Tim O’Loughlin/ Brian Smith

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2018-001

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Issue 2 (Oct 2018)

Effective and efficient committee work: A Systematic overview of multidisciplinary literatures

Sandy Oliver/ Katie Hollingworth/ Rob Briner/ Catherine Swann/ Kate Hinds/ Chris Roche

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2018-002

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Issue 1 (Mar 2017)

Using behavioural insights for citizen compliance and cooperation

Peter John/ Jane Robb

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2017-001

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Issue 2 (Jun 2017)

Putting one-stop-shops into practice: A systematic review of the drivers of government service integration

Cosmo Howard

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2017-002

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Issue 3 (Sep 2017)

Individual funding systems: What works?

Dickinson Helen

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2017-003

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Issue 4 (Dec 2017)

Implications of work time flexibility for health promoting behaviours

Malbon Eleanor/ Carey Dr. Gemma

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2017-004

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Issue 1 (Dec 2016)

Outcome-based contracting for human services

Emma Tomkinson

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2016-002

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Issue 2 (Dec 2016)

What factors influence the effectiveness of financial incentives on long-term natural resource management practice change?

Emma Swann/ Rob Richards

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2016-003

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Issue 3 (Dec 2016)

Review of the effectiveness of predictive models for mesothelioma to identify lessons for asbestos-related policy

Alison Reid

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2016-004

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Issue 4 (Jan 2016)

Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material

Roberta Ryan/ Liana Wortley/ Éidín Ní Shé

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2016-001

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Issue 1 (Mar 2015)

School autonomy: Necessary but not sufficient

Dahle Suggett

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2015-001

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Issue 2 (Jun 2015)

Health initiatives to target obesity in surface transport industries: Review and implications for action

Janine Chapman/ Anjum Naweed

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2015-002

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Issue 3 (Sep 2015)

The impact of welfare to work on parents and their children

Michelle Brady/ Kay Cook

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2015-003

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Issue 4 (Dec 2015)

A critical examination of the youth foyer model for alleviating homelessness: Strengthening a promising evidence base

Iris Levin/ Joseph Borlagdan/ Shelley Mallett/ Jehonathan Ben

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2015-004

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Issue 1 (Mar 2014)

Class size and academic results, with a focus on children from culturally, linguistically and economically disenfranchised communities

David Zyngier

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2014-001

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Issue 2 (Jun 2014)

What is the evidence for harm minimisation measures in gambling venues?

Charles Livingstone/ Angela Rintoul/ Louise Francis

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2014-002

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Issue 3 (Sep 2014)

Smoking cessation and tobacco prevention in Indigenous populations

Kristin Carson/ Harshani Jayasinghe/ Brian Smith/ Jeffrey Newchurch/ Malcolm Brinn/ Antony Veale/ Matthew Peters/ Adrian Esterman/ Kuljit Singh

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2014-003

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Issue 4 (Dec 2014)

Dealing with unemployment: What should be the role of labour market programs?

Jeff Borland

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2014-004

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Issue 1 (Mar 2013)

A review of restorative justice responses to offending

Don Weatherburn/ Megan Macadam/ Don Weatherburn/ Megan Macadam

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2013-004

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Issue 2 (Jun 2013)

Regulation of alcohol advertising: Policy options for Australia

Sandra C. Jones

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2013-001

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Issue 3 (Sep 2013)

Managing Madness: Mental Health and Complexity in Public Policy

Sebastian Rosenberg/ Ian Hickie/ Sebastian Rosenberg/ Ian Hickie

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2013-005

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Issue 4 (Dec 2013)

Work-life balance and family friendly policies

Natalie Skinner/ Janine Chapman

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2013-002

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Issue 1 (Apr 2012)

Is social mixing of tenures a solution for public housing estates?

Alan Morris/ Michelle Jamieson/ Roger Patulny/ Alan Morris/ Michelle Jamieson/ Roger Patulny/ Alan Morris/ Michelle Jamieson/ Roger Patulny

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2012-001

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Issue 2 (Aug 2012)

Prevention-based approaches to social policy: The case of early childhood development

Alan Tapper/ John Phillimore/ Alan Tapper/ John Phillimore

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2012-002

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Issue 3 (Dec 2012)

Too much ‘Dreaming’: Evaluations of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Intervention 2007–2012

Jon Altman/ Susie Russell/ Jon Altman/ Susie Russell

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2012-003

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