Built & Natural Environments

19 September 2014

This paper outlines the challenges in working with satellite imagery data for crop area estimation, and presents some new approaches.

17 September 2014

This audit finds that the condition of catchments - comprising natural land, water and biodiversity resources - may be deteriorating across the state of Victoria.

17 September 2014

The focus on the potential damage to Australian thermal coal exports from the Chinese bans will be insignificant when compared to the decline in prices and demand for Australia's commodity exports over coming years.

16 September 2014

Over the past five years, the average household power bill has risen 85 per cent.

16 September 2014

This paper provides an overview of water availability in Australia, the major sources of water and the spatial and time challenges limiting access to water resources.

15 September 2014

Explores the effect homelessness programs have on the potential to yield substantial cost savings particularly in health and justice service areas and the use of social welfare services.

15 September 2014

This plan is intended to guide the sustainability and management of the Great Barrier Reef, to continue efforts to protect species such as turtles and dugongs, and deal with key threats like poor water quality and crown-of-thorns starfish.

13 September 2014

The politics of climate change has been one of the most difficult and divisive issues of our times.

12 September 2014

This study of marine debris finds that Australia's coastal rubbish is mainly plastic from Australian sources.

11 September 2014

With responsibility for the protection and preservation of Australia’s environment set to fall under the purview of each state, Professor Fowler questions how state governments will be able to negotiate international treaty obligations.