Latest Research

There are many advocates and critics of urban agriculture’s role in a sustainable food system but little quantitative data, potentially due the difficulties in collecting it. Urban food production is an example of a distributed system intrinsically linked to urban farmers and urban lifestyles and therefore cannot be recreated in a lab.

Conference paper
18 Jun 2018

Greening the West (GTW) is a regional initiative aimed at increasing urban greening, particularly the number of trees, in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Western Melbourne typically has comparatively low socioeconomic and health metrics, coupled with a significant deficit in trees and quality green space.

Conference paper
18 Jun 2018

Building on Australia’s strengths in robot talent and technologies in niche application areas, this roadmap acts as a guide to how Australia can support a vibrant robotics industry that supports automation across all sectors of the Australian economy.

Strategy
18 Jun 2018

This report’s recommendations provide the Australian government with an opportunity to strengthen its work with respect to Antarctica and build on already impressive foundations.

Report
18 Jun 2018

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources welcomes the opportunity to provide this background paper. The requested focus of this background paper is on key reforms (legislative, regulatory or policy developments) over the past ten years, and any anticipated reforms, relevant to farm finance issues.

Briefing paper
15 Jun 2018

This paper discusses access to, and use of, financial services by those in regional and remote areas and challenges people may face when accessing financial services.

Briefing paper
15 Jun 2018

This discussion paper has been released to seek views on a proposal to implement a levy on international visitors travelling to New Zealand to fund tourism infrastructure and conservation.

Discussion paper
15 Jun 2018

The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.

Discussion paper
15 Jun 2018