Economic development

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12 Jul 2017

The alpine resorts

The alpine resorts of Victoria generate economic activity for the State as they attract a numbers of Victorian, interstate and international visitors. While the majority of tourism in this region is driven by snow and ski resorts, outside of the snow...

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Commentary

11 Jul 2017

Neither of Australia’s two main political parties believes population is an issue worth discussion, and neither currently has a policy about it. The Greens think population is an issue, but can’t come at actually suggesting a target.

Even those who acknowledge that numbers are relevant...

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Commentary

26 Jun 2017

Investing in regional cities’ economic performance makes good sense. Contrary to popular opinion, new research out today shows regional cities generate national economic growth and jobs at the same rate as big metropolitan cities. They are worthy of economic investment in their own right – not...

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Briefing paper

21 Jun 2017

Ahead of a national manufacturing summit, this report outlines the manufacturing industry’s dogged resilience in difficult times, its importance to the Australian economy, and its more hopeful future prospects.

The report identifies several indicators which suggest that the economic...

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21 Jun 2017

This Boston Consulting Group report investigated Melbourne's cultural strengths – from the number of creative events and venues to the number of residents employed in the creative sector – to reveal how the city compares locally and globally. 

The report finds that Melbourne's mix of...

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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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Research report

20 Jun 2017

If we want Australia to prosper then we need our regional cities to perform well. Australia has benefited from the growth of our big cities. But the growth and development pathway for our small cities is more challenging. Regional cities have the potential to produce $375 billion in output in...

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16 Jun 2017

Central and inner city Perth continues to benefit from a long pipeline of public and private infrastructure investment. Now is the time for a new strategy, with a unified vision, to take advantage of these investments and create a world-class capital city to drive jobs and prosperity not only...

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Research report

15 Jun 2017

The vast majority of Australian workers are engaged in the service sector which, in turn, generates the largest component of national wealth; and increasingly we are exporting services. 

In recent times, Australia’s productivity performance has been poor, although this has been mostly the...

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15 Jun 2017

Issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation...

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Strategy

14 Jun 2017

The Central West and Orana sits at the heart of New South Wales and is poised to take advantage of this pivotal position to make for an exciting future. We’ve heard community and stakeholder aspirations for the region, and drawn on this feedback to create a Regional Plan that focuses on a...

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14 Jun 2017

The Energy Efficiency Council have launched the first edition of the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook. This is a comprehensive guide to the policies that are essential to drive ambitious energy efficiency improvements in Australia.

The handbook has been developed in...

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07 Jun 2017

SACES was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA). It specifically focusses on barriers that current...

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Strategy

09 May 2017

This resource outlines the Australian Government investments that will benefit those who choose to live, work and invest in regional Australia. It demonstrates our commitment to securing a bright future for regional Australia and spreading the opportunities and benefits of our growing economy to...

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Annual Report

09 May 2017

Main Points

  • The most significant reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework in 40 years were introduced in 2015‑16. The reforms were focused around building a stronger compliance program and a fees system to fund it, while maintaining an assessment system
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Briefing paper

08 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.

Executive Summary

With Brazil struggling to revive its stagnant economy,...

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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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Commentary

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28 Apr 2017

Introduction

Timor-Leste is a country increasingly able to stand on its own two feet. At least, that is the sense within Timor-Leste. The success of Timor-Leste’s presidential elections in March 2017 and the prospect of successful parliamentary elections again in early...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report assesses whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discuss case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.

This report examines:

  • The importance of ensuring new trade
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26 Apr 2017

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA...

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