28 November 2013 | This report is intended to inform the Victorian community about the health of the natural environment and influence government to achieve environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.
27 November 2013 | This report assesses existing research to address the question of whether unconventional gas should be endorsed as a major future energy source, based on its impacts on human health and the climate.
26 November 2013 | This short paper presents evidence that NSW marine parks are already delivering clear and demonstrable economic benefits for local communities and businesses but that protected areas must be allowed to exist for a minimum of 15 years before they can be judged as to their effectiveness.
25 November 2013 | New Zealand’s housing market needs urgent reform and the rate of building has fallen below what is needed to keep up with household formation and demographics. This report suggests three reforms to help free up the housing market and augment the supply of new homes.
20 November 2013 | Launched in early 2013 by Murdoch University, the First Murdoch Commission is an independent commission of inquiry into Western Australia and Australia’s role and relationship with the Asian region and resulting in this final report.
19 November 2013 | Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013, reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes - according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project.
12 November 2013 | This paper summarises a research project that aimed to more fully understand the role of non-governmental local organisations in shaping responses to local crises, and also to investigate whether there was a case for increasing support for grassroots groups on the basis of the resilience capacities they can contribute.
11 November 2013 | This research describes a generic monitoring design that could be widely applied to detect temporal changes in soil organic carbon stocks (SOC) across a carbon estimation area (CEA) with no prior knowledge of the spatial or temporal variance of SOC within the CEA.
11 November 2013 | Indonesia currently has a low level of food insecurity, however inefficiencies in distribution systems across the archipelago restrict access to food products at prices affordable for the nation’s poor.
11 November 2013 | The newly elected Government has promised to introduce legislation to repeal the carbon price and associated measures as its first item of business for the 44th Parliament. This guide provide links to futher information on the carbon price and the process of repeal.
07 November 2013 | The vast potential of northern Australia is being held back by serious bottlenecks in infrastructure and human capital, according to this paper about the particular and unique challenges and opportunities within northern Australia’s diverse regions.
06 November 2013 | The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate, supported by the National Disaster Recovery Taskforce, in providing assurance that value for money is being achieved in respect to Queensland reconstruction projects.
17 October 2013 | A murder trial in Alice Springs held up a mirror to the town’s dealings with issues of race, and the inter-racial dynamics turned out to be not nearly as clearcut as might be expected.
07 November 2011 | Acknowledging the importance of drawing from credible sources, this guide provides advice on ten reliable and easily accessible sources of research written for non-specialist readers.
04 April 2011 | This guide has been issued to help designers, architects, builders and clients to better understand the Disability (Access to Premises - buildings) Standards 2010 which will commence on 1 May 2011.
10 August 2009 | The Climate Action Network Australia has prepared seven summary sheets to provide a clear track through the climate negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
11 November 2013 | We are in the midst of an energy revolution - gas - and it’s important that we get it right so there’s enough for both the home market and the export market, that the price is competitive and that it’s not too much of a strain on our environment.Australia is on track to being the world's biggest gas exporter with a potential with of $53 billion a year but how do we get to that point? We are still experiencing infrastructure issues especially in the short term and there are still environmental issues, especially in New South Wales, that need to be solved.