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Regional Development

This collection covers issues that are vital to regional Australia. It includes resources on communities, infrastructure, industries and the environment in rural and remote regions, collected by APO since 2002. Supported by RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology since September 2016, the collection of this material forms part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project.

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26 Oct 2017

For 94 years, Royal Far West has been serving country children and communities. Whilst our approach has changed and evolved over this time to respond to the most pressing needs of country communities, we have remained relentlessly focused on the health and wellbeing of country children and their...

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25 Oct 2017

The first decades of the new millennium have seen a dramatic increase in the level of net overseas migration to Australia. This has been accompanied by growing diversity in the origins of migrants away from the traditional source countries in Northern and Western Europe towards Asia. One result...

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24 Oct 2017

This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia’s economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if we are to...

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Draft report

24 Oct 2017

The City of Ballarat’s heritage plan, Our People, Culture & Place: a plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017-2030 (the plan), celebrates our ‘historic city’ advantage. Ballarat is a high-value place to live, work and play. Its intact heritage streetscapes, treed boulevards, historic parks,...

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23 Oct 2017

On the back of Australia’s record-breaking warm and dry winter, particularly in the north and east of the country, dangerous bushfire weather has already been experienced across much of New South Wales. As a result, fire bans have been in place on many occasions, particularly during the extreme...

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Audio podcast

20 Oct 2017

Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration.

“Innovation districts...

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Discussion paper

20 Oct 2017

Planning for a Vibrant Future aims to harmonise land use planning with the Government’s overall strategy for developing the Northern Territory. It is intended to guide future planning so that development continues sequentially and builds on, and is supported by, sound planning principles and the...

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19 Oct 2017

The committee is investigating how the increased investment in defence will deliver benefits and opportunities for regional economies and communities. It is looking at what mechanisms are in place to ensure local business is aware of and ready to be considered for opportunities, businesses which...

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18 Oct 2017

Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) Tourism Investment Monitor 2016–17 reports on the number and value of significant projects (valued at over $20 million) in Australia’s tourism investment pipeline in 2016–17.

There were 204 projects in the tourism investment pipeline in 2016–17, valued...

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Research report

18 Oct 2017

At the whole population level, cardio vascular disease, including its most common form heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all deaths. However, this substantial and growing burden is not shared equally among Australian men and...

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Strategy

18 Oct 2017

Victorians deserve the best in infrastructure and services, from schools to hospitals, public transport, roads and community safety. But as Victoria’s population increases and technology progresses, what we demand from our infrastructure will also change.

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan...

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18 Oct 2017

How will future retirees fare? The OECD report Preventing Ageing Unequally examines how the two global megatrends of population ageing and rising inequalities have been developing and interacting, both within and across generations. Taking a life-course perspective the report shows how...

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Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

The Victorian government through its Smart Planning program is simplifying and improving the operation of the planning system, to make it the most efficient and responsive in...

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Research report

13 Oct 2017

The conversation around older Australians has long been associated with costs and dependence. It’s time to shift the conversation. The economic muscle of the ‘silver economy’ can be accessed with new policy approaches that lift the workforce participation of 55-64 year olds. This will in turn...

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Draft report

10 Oct 2017

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is currently reviewing fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW. We will determine the maximum fares to apply for the 3 years commencing from 1 January 2018.

The NSW Government...

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Research report

06 Oct 2017

The rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. A very prominent example in tourism is the online platform Airbnb that enables people to list, find and book accommodations worldwide with more than 3 million listings...

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Research report

05 Oct 2017

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In northern Australia, three major hydrogeological systems are listed as being highly productive: the Canning Basin in Western Australia, the Great Artesian Basin in Queensland and the Daly Basin in the Northern Territory. Each of these systems is unique and, as...

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05 Oct 2017

This report examines the contribution of tourism to New South Wales and its tourism regions.

Tourism is a valuable contributor to New South Wales’ economy. The latest state Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) published by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) reports that in 2015–16, the tourism...

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05 Oct 2017

In this report, the capacity and capability of our members and the sector are displayed. We showcase the capacity and diverse experience of a wide variety of staff members, from rising stars to CEOs across the country. Over the past 15 years, the Australian Community Housing Providers (CHP)...

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03 Oct 2017

In 2017, the Australian government published a review into the first phase of the National Landcare Program. The findings have helped to inform the proposed delivery arrangements of Regional Land Partnerships.

The Australian Government wants to...

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