Does the absence of precise targets for total population and for the rate of population growth mean that Australia does not have a population policy? That seems to be the popular perception based on the current debate about population, and no less an authority than...
The potential value of Australia implementing (and progressively refining over time) an integrated national policy to direct, anticipate, monitor and respond to population change (i.e. a ‘population policy’) would appear to be considerable.
Australia is in the midst of a popularly-constructed crisis of population. This so-called crisis, in social terms, is not dissimilar to the many which have come before in Australia’s history.
This new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research for the Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities National Science Challenge uses census rent and wage data to compile quality of life and quality of business measures for 130 towns and cities in New Zealand....
‘Big Australia’ means an inordinate appeal to high population growth in order to boost growth in aggregate GDP, and in so doing, devaluing the environmental and social consequences. Why so, asks this report, and must it remain so?
This strategy document provides the framework for attracting people to the Territory, and encouraging those already here to stay for the long term.
In this inaugural discussion paper, former Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks, and former Victorian Deputy Premier, Pat McNamara, discuss the four policy pillars of a future population decentralisation agenda for Victoria.
This paper argues that if African countries can successfully harness their demography to drive economic growth, the continent will rapidly develop, leading to greater reductions in food insecurity.
This is the fifth paper in Infrastructure Australia's Reform Series. It provides advice to Australian governments on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities as they grow over the next thirty years.
This audit assessed whether state planning is meeting the needs of the rapidly growing population for birthing, maternal and child health, funded kindergarten services, and related infrastructure, in greenfield growth areas and established suburbs.
Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?
Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.
This policy document has been prepared by the Victorian Liberal National Coalition, in an attempt to develop a clear strategy to manage population growth across the state, including how to best incentivise the regions to grow and encourage people to live and work in regional...
Presents findings on whether population decline is inevitable for New Zealand’s rural and peripheral areas.
An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools. Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong?
Migration continues to be pictured in public debates as a failure to adapt to changes, while policymakers explore adaptation measures as a means to reduce migration pressures, and scholars have contended that migration processes exist within a larger framework of strategies for adapting to damaging...