Built & Natural Environments

30 October 2014

Swinburne's 2013 sustainability report documents the university's environmental and sustainability outcomes against the Global Reporting Initiative – the world benchmark for sustainability reporting.

29 October 2014

This report offers a roadmap for enhancing Australia’s disaster resilience, building on the 2011 National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. It includes a snapshot of relevant issues and current resilience efforts in Australia, outlining key challenges and opportunities.

28 October 2014

Rare earths are a group of 17 elements with unique chemical, magnetic and luminescent properties crucial for the functioning of much of today’s high technology equipment. Are they best understood as simple commodities, or as strategic resources that can be used as tools of statecraft? And can Australia play a part in the development of alternative reliable sources of rare earths?

24 October 2014

Outlines the current policy framework in New South Wales influencing investment and the uptake of renewable energy.

20 October 2014

Native vegetation and regulations relating to its management have a minimal economic effect on agriculture in New South Wales, according to this report.

19 October 2014

This report argues that huge changes in Australia’s gas market will push up the average household bill in Melbourne by more than $300 a year, and in Sydney and Adelaide by more than $100 a year.

17 October 2014

It is imperative that Australia remains at the cutting edge of agricultural research, this report argues, so as to maintain regional leverage and to safeguard domestic food security.

17 October 2014

This report is intended to provide the Queensland public with a view of the coal industry in its wider economic context.

17 October 2014

This is a bibliographic database of research conducted and documented on animal health in Papua New Guinea.

15 October 2014

Over 1000 water industry professionals have identified improving operational efficiency as the top issue for the sector, reflecting growing concern about the need to control costs for the benefit of consumers and demonstrate value for money within the sector.