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15 Mar 2018

The development and regulation of any onshore unconventional gas industry is an equally contentious matter in the Northern Territory. Three Territory governments have commissioned reviews and inquiries into the onshore unconventional petroleum industry to identify, address and alleviate community concerns in this regard.

Research report

13 Mar 2018

On Indo-Pacific matters, the Labour Party-led government, headed by Jacinda Ardern, will no doubt take a lead from Australia’s maritime strategic vision. Its primary focus however, will continue to be on the Asia-Pacific component of the region, particularly the South Pacific.

Research report

8 Mar 2018

Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental ecologists to make important production decisions.

Research report

6 Mar 2018

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed the re-emergence of China and India as major actors on the world stage.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

The proposed Quadrilateral Security Initiative 2.0 is an informal maritime alliance of the United States, India, Japan and Australia, which primarily involves co-operation in the Indo-Pacific.

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3 May 2016

This article presents a discussion with counter-terrorism expert Sidney Jones, relating to some of the potential security challenges confronting Indonesia.

Relative to its size, Indonesia has a jihadist movement that is very small and, for the most part, quite unsuccessful. Renowned counter-terrorism expert and...

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19 Apr 2016

This resource discusses soil microbiology, soil microbiological ecosystems and research into the analysis and maintenance of healthy soils and soil biological fertility, with Bioscience Managing Director, Dr Peter Keating.

The terms microorganisms or microbes refer to the vast range of living organisms that are...


25 Feb 2016

This interview discusses important land care practices to ensure pastoral sustainability in the Kimberley region.

The Kimberley is the most northerly of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Timor Sea, the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts...

Discussion paper

15 Oct 2015

In recent years, Pakistan has seen a major shift in its foreign and defence policy orientation taking political pundits by surprise. This shift is an outcome of the domestic changes occurring in Pakistan as well as a rapidly changing global world order. At the core...

Discussion paper

13 Oct 2015

As a middle income, developing country, and despite being overwhelmed by internal conflicts, political instability and a lack of governance, Pakistan has remained an active international actor in global politics. For its critics however, it is this prominent international role – especially during the long...

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