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This thesis examines the relocation process and experience of disaster of those within the Southshore red-zone, after the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
Abstract: During 2010 and 2011, a series of major earthquakes caused widespread damage in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The magnitude...
Introduction: Through the period 2 – 8 January, the country experienced seven consecutive days of area-averaged maximum temperature over 39°C. In 102 years of weather records, Australia has experienced only 21 such days, and eight of them occurred in 2013. January 2013 was Australia’s...
This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment’s administration of the Strengthening Basin Communities Program in the Murray–Darling Basin.
The Australian Government initially allocated $200 million in funding under the Strengthening Basin Communities Program (SBCP) to assist...
This audit assessed the effectiveness of the administration of the Smart Grid, Smart City Program, including the establishment, implementation and ongoing management of the program.
The $100 million Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration program was established to implement or trial...
This report presents potential options for government assistance to the automotive manufacturing industry and invites readers to make submissions.
Key points:Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry is undergoing significant change. Ford and Holden announced their manufacturing plants will close by 2016 and 2017...
This release shows that the number of dwellings approved in Australia rose 1.5 per cent in December 2013, in trend terms, and has risen for 24 months.
This paper sets out a complex adaptive systems view of water governance.
Fresh water is a life - enabling resource as well as the source of spiritual, social and economic wellbeing and development. It is continuously renewed by the Earth’s natural...
This submission expresses several concerns with the Commonwealth Government's proposed Energy White Paper.
Introduction: The submission consists of three sections:A summary of our views; Our overarching concerns with the parameters of the Issues Paper, and Our responses to several of the...
In 2012–13, over three quarters of Australia's 15.4 million internet users made a purchase or order over the internet, according to this publication on household and personal internet use in Australia.
Summary: This project provided policy-makers with an understanding of the complexity of property finance, its role in the supply of all housing types and tenures and the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on property lending.
The researchers interviewed property developers...