Marketing materials for 'off-the-shelf' smart home control devices are analysed, including a summary of proposed benefits and lifestyle enhancements. Potential detriments and energy consumption implications, including for financially disadvantaged or disengaged households, are discussed.
This report is one of the first of its type in Australia that seeks to chart the nature of housing change, and specific forms of housing disadvantage, experienced by children within mainstream parts of the housing system.
This report evaluates a climate risk and adaptation project conducted in six Gippsland Councils. The evaluation contributes to a broader evidence base about embedding climate change impact considerations in local government planning.
This Guideline delivers on the Government’s commitment in the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan (2013) to implement wind energy planning guidelines in NSW. It identifies the key planning considerations relevant to wind energy development in NSW.
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory environment in Victoria, how it relates to automated vehicles and plans to make changes to the regulatory framework that will support the testing and development of highly automated vehicle technology.
This paper discusses five alternative policy approaches for updating existing fuel standards to reduce pollutants and emissions that contribute to health and environmental problems, ensure engine operability, and facilitate new technologies.
Although it is not a pressing social problem in the same way as, for example, poverty, child abuse, or climate change, red tape causes frustrations for many working in public and private sector organisations, perhaps even more than for the ordinary citizen dealing with large government agencies...
Arid regions in Australia and the United States have adopted similar strategies to encourage settlement, and have experienced similar environmental and social problems as a result of implementation of those strategies. This article compares the development of irrigation infrastructure in the...