Economic development

Report

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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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...

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21 Aug 2017

The fast growing outer suburbs are in transition, economically as well as demographically. Their populations and their economies are becomingmore diverse. Their economic and housing role has become even more important against the backdrop of rapid economic growth of our cities, agglomeration,...

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09 Aug 2017

SA is well positioned to benefit from the global cycling boom.  

The key assets to build on include:

  • The SA Tour Down Under is the first event each year on the UCI world cycling calendar. All up more  than 795,000 people attend stages of the race. It contributed more than $49m
  • ...
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Working paper

02 Aug 2017

The popular idea that the economic divide between Australia’s cities and regions is getting bigger is a misconception. Beneath the oft-told ‘tale of two Australias’ is a more nuanced story.

Income growth and employment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions...

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01 Aug 2017

In May 2017, Murray Goulburn announced the closure of their Edith Creek factory, which will result in a loss of local jobs in the Circular Head region from 30 November 2017.

In response, the Tasmania Government established the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group (the...

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Strategy

31 Jul 2017

The North West Minerals Province is one of the world’s richest mineral producing areas containing copper, lead and zinc as well as major silver and phosphate deposits and strong rare earth potential. The Province’s mining industry has been the primary driver for regional employment and economic...

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27 Jul 2017

The crocodile industry is a unique industry in many respects. For example, it involves farming one of the world’s oldest, least understood and most dangerous predators. It requires collecting (or ‘ranching’) eggs from wild crocodile nests using helicopters to drop in people, or needing to walk...

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Strategy

27 Jul 2017

Following the recent release of the draft vision for Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsula (GPOP), Draft West Central District Plan and Towards our Greater Sydney 2056 by the Greater Sydney Commission, the Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with City of Parramatta and...

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Strategy

25 Jul 2017

The Queensland Government is committed to expanding the economic contribution of the state’s METS sector and increasing employment in this knowledge intensive industry sector. Queensland’s METS sector will build on its current competitive advantages, including the state’s abundant natural...

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Research report

20 Jul 2017

There are things that every policy maker and development partner working in the field of education want to know: what works?  What are the best ways to get kids into school, keep them there, and learn?  Which options have the best evidence of their effectiveness?  And what are the costs?

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Report

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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Report

30 Jun 2017

This report is the third in a series of papers on the role of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands.

Our first report set the context of Pacific Island SF and their roles and responsibilities (Drew, 2016). Key findings included that many Pacific Island SFs appear to have multiple...

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30 Jun 2017

One of the key projects for the NZIPR is examining the roles of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands. This reflects the fact that SFs are often the largest single asset owner and investor in the Pacific Islands, and the income stream from these funds can also be a large part of fiscal...

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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