Community participation

Report

05 Jun 2017

Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest, fifteen non-government organisations have said in a new report to be released today.  

Emily Howie, Director of Legal advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and report co-author,...

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Report

10 May 2017

Public participation is the involvement of those affected by a decision in the decision-making process. In Australia and overseas, there is growing recognition of the value of public participation as an essential part of planning projects and making decisions. 

In this audit, we examine...

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Video lecture/presentation

30 Mar 2017

The closure of the Hazelwood power station is scheduled for 31st March 2017. It has delivered cheap electricity to the National Electricity Market (NEM) for decades but contributed substantially to Australia’s emissions. The community of Morwell and the surrounding LaTrobe Valley has relied on...

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Incarceration rates are increasing almost everywhere and, while women and girls make up only a small percentage of the overall prison population, there has been a significant increase in their representation – especially over the past 20 years (Carlton and Segrave, 2013). Despite the fact that...

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Website

01 Mar 2017

At UrbanGrowth NSW our ambition is to deliver innovative and productive urban places with world class standards of liveability, resilience, inclusion, affordability and environmental quality. We want to create a legacy of sustainable places for future generations.

Our strategy is founded...

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2017

The primary purpose of this package of updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) is to promote confidence in our state’s planning system.

This will be achieved through four underlying objectives:

• to enhance community participation;

• to...

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Journal article

30 Nov 2016

The theme of this article is current developments in community governance (see, for example, Rolfe, 2016), but it comes with a warning: this is an area where definitions are extremely difficult and it is easy to become distracted by semantics, rather than focused on the substance. Discussion is...

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Discussion paper

28 Nov 2016

This is the third SDG discussion paper from UQ in Water for Equity and Wellbeing Series, and was undertaken as a transdisciplinary review by 12 researchers across UQ with backgrounds in community development, social science, public health, integrated water resources management, policy and...

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Research report

03 Nov 2016

In local communities, the civically engaged – the people who vote, volunteer and connect with those around them – play a key role in community life. Thus, how and to what degree they stay informed about their communities carries added weight.

A new study by Pew Research Center in...

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Guide

09 Jun 2016

The FECCA New and Emerging Community Organisation Tool-Kit provides information on how to set up, manage, gain funding for and sustain a not-for-profit community organisation in Australia.

The toolkit has a number of sections which contain information on the regulatory requirements, hints...

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Research report

31 May 2016

The Youth Engaged Policy (YEP) project found that positive views of the role young people should play in policy making are not always evidence in practice. While there are some stand-out mechanisms for consultation and collaboration there is no comprehensive understanding or approach to youth...

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Research report

19 May 2016

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, finds this report.

Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups, funded by Playgroup Australia and...

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Research report

14 Feb 2016

This report is based on a collaborative project between RMIT and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. It draws on qualitative research conducted in two environmental ‘hotspots’ in Melbourne - Clayton South and the Brooklyn Region - by a team of researchers at RMIT University. A key aim...

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Research report

30 Sep 2015

Interaction design is something perhaps few people think about. Yet it is one of our most important areas of research. The world is now changed every few years by information and communication technologies, and it is interaction design that has to make these changes work for people. In 2015,...

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Research report

02 Sep 2015

Provides evidence and potential policy options to inform federal, state and territory government efforts to increase youth volunteering.

Summary
The National Youth Affairs Research Scheme commissioned the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)...

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Thesis

30 Aug 2015

Community action in natural resource governance can provide a pathway for improved decision-making, increased on-ground activity and acceptance of government and industry legitimacy in managing natural resources.

Increasing the role of community in the protection, restoration and...

Briefing paper

10 Aug 2015

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is the peak advocacy organisation for ethnic and multicultural groups in Victoria. This social cohesion policy brief is the second of a two part discussion addressing community concern over future government ‘deradicalisation’ initiatives. After...

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Strategy

01 Aug 2015

The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will be launched at a UN Summit in New York, in September 2015.

Preamble

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen...

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Research report

29 Jun 2015

Provides an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of relative advantage and disadvantage across the Australian population, and facilitates reporting on and monitoring of people's opportunities to participate fully in society.

Introduction
In 2014, the fourth...

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Website

15 Jun 2015

This site brings together information about the most effective ways to engage with people in remote communities.

The ideas, tools and information here come from a range of sources, including interstate and overseas — and of course, the Northern Territory. They are based on sound research...

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