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23 February 2017

This document summaries the key topline findings from the research into current community attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and expectations of government in the area of climate change.

16 February 2017

This paper examines the mining impacts of road travel conditions in the Bowen Basin region. The research findings have policy implications for all tiers of government as well as mining industries, with respect to future transport planning.

16 February 2017

This paper examined the perceived household risks to periodic housing unaffordability in Queensland resource and regional communities through a case study of Rockhampton and Gladstone cities. 

16 February 2017

This paper argues that an aspect of dysfunctionality is the potential impact of planning laws made at the centre which inhibit the flow of capital into a regional town. It asks, is it time to question the effectiveness of the bureaucratic planning model?

16 February 2017

This study identifies eight principal factors impacting on the accessibility of the bus services in Addis Ababa: infrastructure conditions, stakeholder engagement, law enforcement system, user accessibility, institutional frameworks, transport operations, transport planning, and comfort and safety of the transit system. 

16 February 2017

This paper explores whether the loss of regional capital from regional areas is inevitable. It poses a number of questions for discussion such as: Are there non-traditional ways in which regional communities can access or generate human capital? Can human capital be enhanced via mobility rather than permanent migration?

16 February 2017

Derived from an analysis of the Regional Development Australia Northern Inland Committee, this paper find that regional economic strategies may tend to reflect a bias towards structured processes, transactional relationships and hierarchical decisions, which eschew practical complexities. It identifies some striking future risks for regional development if extant practice continues.

16 February 2017

This paper investigates the role of local government in the organisation and promotion of economic development. It argues there is more need for dialogue between different tiers of government to help engender a shared understanding of economic development, including the roles of different actors.