Industries

Fact sheet

24 Jul 2017

Freight rates are a key factor influencing freight mode choice and the costs of freight-reliant business sectors, such as mining, construction, and the retail and wholesale trades. As such, they affect the profitability of Australian industry. This Information Sheet presents an estimate of...

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Research report

04 Jul 2017

The stabilisation of the climate system in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change is impossible without the timely phase out of unabated coal from the global energy system. Coal currently accounts for 29 percent of global primary energy supply and generates 44 percent of global CO2...

Working paper

30 Jun 2017

The aim of this paper is transformation of competition policy. It will show that current competition policy (as practiced in the Western World) has led to decline and losses that can never be measured. In some industries, the results have included higher prices and reduction in quality. Other...

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Research report

20 Jun 2017

Despite their size, Australia’s great small cities’ long-term growth rates have matched those in metropolitan cities. There are good prospects for this medium-term economic performance to continue. However, recent economic outcomes have been less impressive, mirroring the general decline in...

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Data portal

04 May 2017

Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) provides comprehensive information about land use, employment and economic activity across the City of Melbourne, making it a valuable research tool.

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Working paper

29 Feb 2016

In 2009, the Productivity Commission conducted a ‘roots and branch’ inquiry into Australia’s anti–dumping system—the first such inquiry in more than two decades. Though recommending that a system be retained, the Commission proposed various changes to make the system less protectionist and...

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Data portal

Website

18 Nov 2015

The GBPN’s goal is to contribute to the building sector achieving its full energy savings and CO2mitigation potential of more than 2.1 Gt by 2030.

The GBPN was founded in 2010 with the mandate to advance knowledge and expertise globally on building energy performance and the structure to...

Commentary

Article

10 Nov 2015

Australia produces great research but it ranks last in the OECD tables for collaboration between researchers and business.

In a debate last week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull noted that other countries with similar academic cultures are “well ahead” on industry engagement with...

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Briefing paper

15 Oct 2015

This briefing paper shows that the two intercensul periods for Port Hedland were very different. In the 2001-2006, Port Hedland experienced contraction in employment, including the mining industry. The impact of the resources boom is particularly evident with strong job creation and employment...

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Briefing paper

15 Oct 2015

This briefing shows that Karratha has been a strong performing economy throughout the 2001- 2006 period. During 2001-2006, Karratha created more jobs, and hence employment, than would have been expected given the specialisation if its industrial base which is highly oriented to the resources...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

Throughout the 2001-2011 period, the industries in Greater Bunbury employing the most workers were in Accommodation & Food Services, Construction, Education & Training, Health Care & Assistance, Manufacturing, Public Administration & Safety, Professional, scientific, and...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This briefing paper shows that since 2001 Geraldton has had a growing and diverse economic base, particularly in the 2006-2011 period. Several industry sectors are specialised activities, giving Geraldton a competitive and comparative advantage. They are large employers thus contributing to the...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This briefing paper shows that since 2001 Broome has had a growing, and diverse economic base. The 2006-2011 data in particular suggests that Broome has a number of industry sectors which are growing and are important industries and thus are specialised activities, giving Broome a competitive...

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Book review

31 Jul 2015

Governments are in the business of promoting desirable economic and social outcomes and undertaking this business sometimes involves financial aid or subsidies. Subsidies should, of course, be well-designed, such that their benefits exceed their costs. Many are not. Yet even when they are,...

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Audio program

01 Jun 2015

Employment in Australia seems to be disappearing—and yet Australians are expected to work both more productively and for longer. This raises the question: where will all the jobs come from?

Melbourne-based computer programmer Geoff Hudson suggests an entirely new framework for talking...

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Conference paper

20 Apr 2015

Health Care Services (HCS) industry is an important part of the vital, prosperous society. The presence of quality HCS is considered to be crucial for attracting new industries, retaining the existing ones and attributing to the overall social and economic prosperity of the region. However, it...

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Research report

10 Dec 2014

The Australian Industry Report is a new initiative of the Department of Industry’s Office of the Chief Economist. The report provides an overview and analysis of the major economic factors affecting Australia’s industries.

The Australian economy is home to some 2 million actively...

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Submission

28 Nov 2014

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) note the four ambitions of the Competitiveness Agenda (p. 2). In addition, we also acknowledge the four elements used to illustrate the claim that Australia has a poor knowledge transfer base (p. 4).

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Research report

15 May 2014

This paper examines the underlying structure of the Western Australian economy and its transformation over the past ten years. The industries examined are mining and petroleum, manufacturing, services, construction, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism, energy, water, waste; and non-market...

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Commentary

Article

15 Apr 2014

Australia faces a fall in living standards unless policy action is taken. This is due to de-industrialisation and loss of...

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