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Evaluation of the Impact of Opal fuel: Executive summary
11th April 2008
This report is an executive summary of the evaluation of the impact of Opal fuel on the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected communities. This contains data collected between March and May 2008.
Establishing a monetary value for lives saved: issues and controversies working paper
21st November 2007
Paper prepared for the conference ‘Delivering better quality regulatory proposals through better cost-benefit analysis’ hosted by the Office of Best Practice Regulation on 21 November 2007. In Australia we spend about one-sixth of GDP to protect life and health in one way or another. This is a substantial diversion of resources away from other goods. Accordingly we would like to know whether this level of expenditure on health and safety is appropriate or whether it is too large or small. To...
A Century of Australian cost-benefit analysis working paper
21st November 2007
Paper prepared for the conference ‘Delivering better quality regulatory proposals through better cost-benefit analysis’ hosted by the Office of Best Practice Regulation on 21 November 2007. The paper presents a summary of lessons to be learnt from both past and present examples of cost-benefit analysis in Australia.
Cost Benefit Analysis and Historic Heritage Regulation Working Paper
11th October 2007
This working paper formed the basis of an address to the Department of the Environment and Water Resources Workshop “The Economics of Heritage: integrating costs and benefits of heritage into government decision making” Canberra, 11 October 2007. The paper provides an example of the application of cost-benefit analysis, in this case to historic heritage regulation.
Data collection for the Petrol Sniffing Prevention Program: report summary
11th April 2007
This is a summary report on baseline data relating to petrol sniffing in 74 remote communities which initially began using Opal Fuel. This contains data collected between September 2005 and February 2007.