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Resources that give information on a subject, organisation or process. Examples include: checklists, handbooks, overviews of subjects/areas, tools that address industry-specific gaps, links to key resources, planning instructions or resources that list and describe various sources of information on particular subjects.

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08 Sep 2017

State significant resource projects (that is, State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry projects) can create both positive and negative social impacts. This guideline provides direction on assessing these impacts in the context of the environmental impact assessment...

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07 Sep 2017

This summary explores the benefits to the VET system of becoming more involved in applied research. It looks at what steps registered training organisations can take to start developing an applied research and innovation capability, such as naming and claiming their current achievements through...

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06 Sep 2017

Reports of sexual offences crimes have increased over the last six years (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2016). Despite the prevalence of sexual offending in our communities, there is a lack of understanding about these crimes. Myths and misconceptions about sexual offending are common (...

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05 Sep 2017

This set of resources outlines what you need to know to get a small-scale community solar project off the ground. Specifically, this Guide aims to help community energy groups to understand:

x The models of community solar that we know work in the current context

x The legal...

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30 Aug 2017

The Apartment Design Guidelines for Victoria assists applicants, architects, building designers and planners when designing and assessing apartment developments.

The guidelines explain the apartment standards and provide guidance on matters to consider when assessing the objectives of the...

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28 Aug 2017

Apartment living is the preferred choice of many people. Apartments are often more affordable and may have lower running costs than other types of housing. For many people renting an apartment can be an effective choice to provide for a variety of lifestyles. This Guide contains a number of tips...

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22 Aug 2017

This guide from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable...

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21 Aug 2017

The ACCC is providing more detailed guidance concerning how to implement its principles for advertising the speeds of retail fixed-line broadband plans.

This guide has been prepared in consultation with network operators, retail service providers (RSPs) and consumer representatives. It...

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20 Aug 2017

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building
Information Modelling (BIM) software packages. It highlights some of the fundamentals that underpin BIM
and sustainability and then takes readers through some basic principles...

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18 Aug 2017

This quick guide provides an update on Australian government measures and funding for countering violent extremism (CVE).

The Australian Government defines violent extremism as follows (original emphasis):

Violent extremism is the beliefs and actions of people who support or use...

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15 Aug 2017

Transport infrastructure across the spectrum of road, rail, airports and seaports includes assets that are long-lived and infrastructure that is designed today must consider expected increases in the intensity of extreme weather events. Much of Australia’s transport infrastructure is located...

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14 Aug 2017

These Guidelines provide supporting information for decision-making authorities, planners, landowners/ proponents, referral agencies, Level 1 Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors and Bushfire Planning Practitioners, to implement SPP 3.7.

Specifically, they assist in:

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14 Aug 2017

White Spot Disease (WSD) is a viral infection caused by Whispovirus that causes death in up to 80% of affected farmed prawns. The disease begins with lack of appetite, uncoordinated movements and lethargy in affected animals, leading to death within a few days. White spots may or may...

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08 Aug 2017

This guide provides a brief overview of the youth unemployment data available for small geographic areas. This is one in a series of quick guides related to labour statistics, designed to provide a basic understanding of Australian labour market data. Other guides include unemployment, youth...

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07 Aug 2017

On 18 July 2017, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would establish a Home Affairs portfolio that will bring together Australia’s immigration, border protection, law enforcement and domestic security agencies in a single portfolio. As outlined in the recent Library paper,...

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04 Aug 2017

The financing arrangements for health care in Australia are complex, reflecting both historical developments unique to Australia and its federal system of government.

Australia's health system is a mix of public and private health care. Broadly, publicly-financed health care primarily...

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03 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia .

The...

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01 Aug 2017

While most aspects of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) have been well documented, less has been said about the significant contribution of the Pacific Island police who served with it. Pacific Islanders undertook important civilian roles, but the largest numbers were...

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01 Aug 2017

‘Pro bono’ comes from the Latin phrase ‘pro bono publico’ which means ‘for the public good’. In the legal context it generally means the provision of free legal services to those who would not otherwise be able to access the legal system, or whose matter raises an issue of public interest. ...

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28 Jul 2017

At approximately 10.30 pm on 22 May 2017, 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device among a concert-going crowd at Manchester Arena.

The device was concealed in a backpack carried by the bomber and detonated in the arena foyer at the end of the concert....

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