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Economic development

Report

18 Nov 2017

The Norfolk Island economy is in a state of crisis and on its current trajectory is heading towards a disaster in which many businesses and families will suffer substantially.

This crisis is a result of the manner of intervention by the Australian...

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12 Nov 2017

Creating a positive future of work is perhaps the single most important issue we face as a society. Australia’s future prosperity relies on all of us preparing for what is likely to be a very different world of jobs ahead.

Accelerating technology and social shifts are driving massive...

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Research report

01 Nov 2017

Western Sydney Airport (WSA) is a once-in-many-generations opportunity for Western Sydney. Rather than simply being a place that planes land, it is reasonable for WSA to be the centrepiece of a holistic development at the airport and in its surrounds, to maximise the economic and social benefits...

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Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s latest report on Australia’s economy-wide productivity performance, will hearten those who want governments to play the policy-leadership role that Coalition MPs often seem uncomfortable with. In its discussion of...

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Briefing paper

27 Oct 2017

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China featured President Xi Jinping outlining his vision of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This vision included China moving to the centre of the world stage based on expanding soft and hard power and the growth of the new economy...

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27 Oct 2017

On 3 December 2016 the Northern Territory Government announced an independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory. The Inquiry is investigating the environmental, social and economic risks and impacts of hydraulic fracturing...

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24 Oct 2017

This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia’s economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if we are to...

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Book

20 Oct 2017

Despite the difference in their populations and political status, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea have comparable levels of economic dependence on the extraction and export of mineral resources. For this reason, the costs and benefits of large-scale mining projects for indigenous communities...

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Presentation

12 Oct 2017

This presentation addressed the following research questions:

What are the potential barriers or disincentives to investment in the Pacific? To what extent can these be sustainably overcome?

What are the costs and risks to the receiving economies of greater investment and how can...

Research report

28 Sep 2017

Background

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...

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26 Sep 2017

The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018): Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best...

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Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

This platform document seeks to stimulate public debate around the current and historic performance of the South Australian economy.

It highlights the need for change and potential policy interventions which might have a positive impact on South Australia’s economic future.

It...

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21 Sep 2017

In July 2017, Perth USAsia Centre convened a group of eighteen experts on trade policy, diplomacy, and business to meet with distinguished guests Dr Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia's former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dr Mari Pangestu, Indonesia's former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Creative...

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13 Sep 2017

The Independent Evaluation of the Roads for Development (R4D) Program Final Report concluded that Australia should continue supporting Vanuatu’s rural road sub-sector.  In particular, in designing a possible next round of rural sub‑sector support, Australia should continue to focus on two key...

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Discussion paper

11 Sep 2017

The Northern Territory Government is seeking input for the development of a Digital Territory Strategy. This discussion paper has been prepared to guide feedback and to continue the conversation with government on where we all should focus our efforts.

In this digital age reliance on...

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Policy report

01 Sep 2017

Aid for trade investments aim to enable developing countries promote economic growth and poverty reduction through greater engagement with global trade. Over the last decade, aid for trade has become an increasingly prominent form of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to developing countries...

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Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

While our actions now are supporting Queensland’s strong economic growth and job creation, we are continuing to look for new opportunities to strengthen and build on this growth. We need to ensure we are well positioned to take advantage of future opportunities.

An industry with...

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28 Aug 2017

For a small open economy like Australia, which specialises in commodity exports, fluctuations in the terms of trade and productivity growth are the primary drivers of per capita income growth. Because the global mining sector responds to higher commodity prices by expanding capacity, the terms...

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24 Aug 2017

After half a century of almost uninterrupted economic growth, we have largely forgotten to factor in the potential impact of sustained economic weakness when analysing geopolitical risk.

Global economic growth has slowed substantially since the heady days before the financial crisis of...

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Guide

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...