• Report


    STM3 modelling school days only

    The report documents work to modify version 3 of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM3) to work with an average school day definition, rather than an average workday.

    Sep 28, 2015

  • The Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Perth arrives in Pearl Harbor during a routine port visit


    Weighing Options for Australia's Naval Shipbuilding

    Australia is examining an enterprise-level naval shipbuilding plan. All three options—sustaining a domestic naval shipbuilding industry, buying ships from foreign shipbuilders, or building ships partially in-country and partially overseas—have complex consequences and trade-offs.

    Apr 15, 2015

  • Littoral Combat Ships under construction in Mobile, Alabama


    The Economic Consequences of Investing in Shipbuilding: Case Studies in the United States and Sweden

    This report assesses the economic impacts that a shipbuilder has on its local community and region. The authors utilize a case study methodology to examine two U.S. shipbuilders and the Saab Aeronautics Gripen program in Sweden.

    Apr 15, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Competition and Collaboration in Space Between the U.S., China, and Australia: Woomera to WGS and the Impact of Changing U.S. National Space Security Policy

    Australian space activities have been reinvigorated, but remain underfunded. China's space activities remain vigorous, but largely unilateral. Given U.S. policy changes, opportunities for cooperation and collaboration among all three have improved.

    Mar 5, 2015

  • A survivor of sexual violence, waiting to be seen at the Antenatal Clinic in Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea


    Domestic Violence as a Way of Life: The Reality for Papua New Guinea's Women

    Violence against women is a persistent problem around the world. That's particularly true of Papua New Guinea, where abuse of women by domestic partners, gang members, and members of law enforcement is widespread, drawing comparisons to conditions in conflict zones.

    Dec 31, 2014

  • Royal Australian Navy ship


    Options for Australia's Next Generation of Naval Surface Combatants

    Researchers answer questions regarding ship design and build options available to the Royal Australia Navy; various phases, options, and decisions; and aspects that can contribute to the success of Australia's major ship acquisition program.

    Dec 22, 2014

  • A hostage runs toward a police officer outside Lindt cafe, where other hostages are being held, in Martin Place, Sydney, December 15, 2014


    Could the Sydney Café Siege Happen Elsewhere?

    As the world mourns those lost in the Sydney café siege, investigations have begun examining the efficacy of Australia's anti-terrorism measures and details about the background and motives of the gunman. At the same time, terrorism experts are reflecting on where else such an attack could emerge.

    Dec 17, 2014

  • Scientists filling test tubes in a laboratory


    Measuring Impact: How Australia and the UK Are Tackling Research Assessment

    The UK is the first country to attempt to allocate funding based on the wider societal impact of research, and in 2012, a subset of higher education institutions in Australia ran a small-scale pilot exercise to assess impact and understand the potential challenges of the process. What can be learned by comparing the UK and Australian approaches?

    Dec 8, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    A Promising Thaw

    The relationship between New Zealand and the United States has seen ups and downs over the past 60 years, but the two countries have entered a new era characterized by the ability to agree to disagree.

    Sep 1, 2014

  • Hercules aircraft parked on the tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan on Okinawa


    Should the U.S. Move the Marines to Guam?

    The option to permanently base Marines on Guam should hinge on the benefits of the location and the costs. Guam scores poorly on both counts and better options exist. However, previous guidance provided to the Marine Corps constrains consideration of such options.

    Feb 28, 2014

  • Healthcare visitor helping an elderly lady with a panic alarm fob


    Regulating Quality and Safety of Health and Social Care

    Many Western countries have health and social care standards but implement and apply these standards in different ways. Different regulatory mechanisms and policy instruments encourage and ensure continuous quality improvement.

    Feb 7, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Understanding Factors Associated with the Translation of Cardiovascular Research: A Multinational Case Study Approach

    We built an international consortium and developed a multinational case study approach to assess benefits arising from health research.

    Jan 1, 2014

  • counterinsurgency mission in Afghanistan


    Paths to Victory in the Australian Defence and Security Context

    The historical importance of commitment and motivation and the need to overmatch insurgents suggest that Australia should weigh any commitment of support against existing conditions, those that can be changed and those that can't, writes Christopher Paul.

    Oct 2, 2013

  • Sydney harbor bridge and ferry


    Updating Models for Transport Demand in Sydney, Australia

    The Sydney Strategic Travel Model (STM) informs long-term transport planning, policy development and infrastructure assessment across the Greater Sydney area. Additional model estimation work has further improved the commute mode-destination model.

    Jul 22, 2013

  • University of Sydney


    How Do Universities Identify and Demonstrate Impact?

    The Australian Technology Network of Universities asked RAND Europe to review the Excellence in Innovation for Australia (EIA) Impact Assessment Trial ('the EIA Trial'), in order to assess how well universities identified and demonstrated impact, as well as how the process could be further improved.

    Mar 27, 2013

  • Sydney Cahill CBD close to sunset


    Enhancement of the Pivot Point Process Used in the Sydney Strategic Travel Model

    In the third of three reports, research findings reveal what to expect for future travel patterns, long term transport planning, policy development, and infrastructure assessment across the Greater Sydney area.

    Jul 5, 2012

  • Aerial view of Sydney Harbour


    Modelling Transport Demand in Sydney, Australia

    Transport for New South Wales (NSW) operates the Sydney Strategic Travel Model (STM) to inform transport planning, policy development, and infrastructure assessment in Sydney. RAND implemented new travel frequency, mode, and destination model components of the STM; extended the model scope to include toll road choice and better access to trains, and analysed and enhanced the pivoting component of the STM to predict travel patterns.

    Mar 13, 2012

  • Report


    Sydney Strategic Model Population Synthesiser, 2006 Base

    This report documents work to update the Population Synthesiser component of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Population Synthesiser generates forecasts of the future Sydney population by spatial area and socio-economic segment.

    Jan 13, 2012

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Australia's Domestic Submarine Design Capabilities: Options for the Future Submarine

    To design a new naval submarine domestically, Australia's industry and Government will need about 1,000 skilled draftsmen and engineers. Cultivating this workforce could take 15-20 years; partnering with foreign designers could expedite the process.

    Dec 22, 2011

  • News Release

    News Release

    RAND Issues New Study on Australia's Submarine Design Capabilities and Capacities

    When it comes to designing a new submarine, Australia has considerable expertise, but some gaps still exist.

    Dec 15, 2011

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