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17 January 2017

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.

17 January 2017

This document sets out the Andrews Labor Government’s response to the 2015/2016 independent inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority.

10 January 2017

This guide sets out the NSW Government’s proposals to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) through a series of targeted amendments.

4 January 2017

This presentation discusses the concentration of economic growth in cities - and the implications for productivity.

22 December 2016

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.

21 December 2016

The study analyses data from the first large scale Australian survey of public wi-fi use.

21 December 2016

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. 

16 December 2016

This inquiry was established to assess issues related to home ownership in Australia, and potential policy responses by government.

15 December 2016

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.

15 December 2016

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.

15 December 2016

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.

15 December 2016

Aims to provide a single, comprehensive annual source of infrastructure statistics for use by policymakers, industry leaders, transport analysts and the wider Australian community.

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2014
Northcott, Rose

Stephen Town has come a long way since he walked out of Wellington College six weeks into seventh form. Three decades later he is local government's most powerful public servant, chief executive of Auckland Council, responsible for a staff of 8000, seven council-controlled organisations and...

2014
Nicholls, Seth

This paper argues that the scale of the contemporary housing affordability crisis in Australia is at least partly attributable to the influence of neoliberal ideas over the past three decades. After providing an overview of the nature and scope of the crisis, the process by which housing as a...

2014
Argent, Paul

Review(s) of: Explore everything, by Bradley L. Garrett, Verso Books.