Northern Australia

Research report

5 Oct 2017

Northern Australia contains three major subterranean water systems, with one each in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Each of these systems is unique.

Research report

23 Feb 2017

This study is aimed at improving the safety, comfort, productivity and energy efficiency of enterprise buildings in remote communities. Two building types, besser block and steel frame, were investigated in both hot arid and hot humid climate zones of northern Australia.

Key outcomes and...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

Presented within this article is a systematic discourse analysis of the arguments used by the then Australian Prime Minister and also the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in explaining and justifying the extensive and contentious intervention by the federal government into remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities....

Commentary

Article

9 Dec 2015

Australians seem to be forever rediscovering an urgent need to 'unlock' the vast potential of the north. They've been doing it for over a hundred and fifty years, and throughout that time their efforts have been accompanied by a great deal of hyperbole. It still...

Journal article

7 Sep 2015

The research compared regional differences in the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) detected by echocardiographic screening in high-risk Indigenous Australian children, and examined the logistical and other practical challenges of RHD screening. Thirty-two remote communities in four regions of northern and central Australia were...

Briefing paper

9 Jul 2015

Executive summary

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) regards northern Australia as strategically important, both for national defence and as a forward base for regional engagement. The ADF presence in northern Australia also directly contributes to the economic and social development of the region. A...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Coastal northern Australia is largely owned and occupied by Aboriginal people who are strongly connected to their traditional country. We assess the views of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land on the impacts of climate change and their possible precautionary responses to both sea level rise...

Research report

1 Jan 2013

Northern Australia remains the topic of fierce debate and renewed policy interest. While discussion often centres on the prospects for particular industries or projects, it is essential that the national debate and resulting policy frameworks take into account the diversity of situation and opportunity in...

Research report

15 Jul 2011

The publication provides an update across a wide range of subjects such as population, economic, social, education, transport, infrastructure, climate and natural resources for regions north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Research report

1 Feb 2010

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing...

Research report

1 Jan 2010

This book assembles a diverse group of scholars with long experience of analysing northern development issues. Its chapters cover the notion of development from a range of perspectives -social, cultural, economic and environmental. The papers range broadly, from trying to explain the operating processes that...

Research report

15 May 2009

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region.

Research report

1 Jan 2009

CSIRO's Northern Australia Sustainable Yields (NASY) project produced critical information on historical, recent and likely future water availability in a part of Australia that is renowned for its high rainfall, pristine tropical environments and relatively low development.

This information will help governments, industry and...

Research report

1 Jan 2009

Defines a cultural and conservation economy as an economy which supports long-term, sustainable solutions for maintaining country and culture in Indigenous communities; describes the project which examined the suitability of Canada's Ecotrust conservation economy model to be applied in rural and romote Indigenous communities in...

Research report

1 Jan 2008

Anticipating the future is uniquely human. We strive constantly to anticipate trends and great events to seek opportunity and avoid disaster. So what will drive the future of tropical Australia? The four authors of this book, all of whom have a close association with the...

Journal article

1 Jan 2007

This study investigated the role of ecosystem services in the well-being of Aboriginal Australians, in the tropical savanna region of northern Australia. There is significant literature available to suggest that Aboriginal communities depend upon the natural system (Williams 1986 and 1998; Altman 1987 and 2004;...

Research report

1 Jan 2006

The Northern Australia Irrigation Futures project has been established as a collaborative arrangement between the Australian, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments to provide new knowledge, tools and processes, including an overarching framework, to support debate on irrigation related issues in Northern Australia. The...

Research report

1 Jan 2006

This study was funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Rio Tinto. The aim of the study was to investigate the opportunities for mining operations to support the development of Indigenous tourism ventures in remote and regional Australia.

Many Indigenous communities...

Journal article

1 Jan 2005

This paper calls for heightened attention to the question of how economic interests interact with one another at a regional scale. All too often in northern remote Australia, the paucity of local private sector activity and the minimal capital base of regions encourage the view...

Research report

1 Jan 2005

Indigenous people have had a presence for thousands of years throughout Australia, and have in the process, developed a sustainable society based on close connections to both terrestrial and marine environments. In recent times, the colonisation of Australia, has left the Indigenous people marginalized and...

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