Economic development projects

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Report

29 Apr 2018

This report outlines the case for the Australian government to be held accountable for the negligent decision to lend AU$500 million of taxpayer's money to the PNG-LNG project.

Report

17 Apr 2018

The Northern Territory’s controversial lease of the strategically-important Port of Darwin to a Chinese company with People’s Liberation Army links, highlights the type of tensions that might increase between the federal government and the States and Territories over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and...

Research report

22 Mar 2018

To facilitate further tourism industry growth, the Indonesian government is hoping to replicate the success of Bali as a tourist destination in a number of other locations spread across Indonesia.

Journal article

22 Feb 2018

The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face the most daunting development challenge in the world: they are extraordinarily isolated, very small, and saddled with fragmented markets, inadequate infrastructure, fragile ecosystems, and exceptionally high vulnerability to climate change. While political crises, civil strife and violence have been...

Evaluation

16 Feb 2018

This Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation assesses a decade of Australian support (2007-2017) for the PNG government to improve its road infrastructure, through the PNG Australia Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP).

Book

13 Feb 2018

This handbook provides tools for supporting economic development of a whole local economy, rather than any single enterprise. It includes case studies from different cultures, which identify critical success factors and presents tools for understanding how the local economy works.

Strategy

Supercharging Indigenous business start-up and growth 2018-2028
12 Feb 2018

The Indigenous Business Sector Strategy will help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build sustainable businesses that will support themselves, their families and their communities.

Journal

12 Feb 2018

This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.

Report

8 Feb 2018

This report provides an introduction to community-owned renewable energy. It includes Australian and international examples to show that this is a growing and important sector.

Audio interview

7 Feb 2018

Pacific Island states are planning a new resilience fund to pay for retrofitting vital infrastructure in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts.

And their peak body, the Pacific Islands Forum, is getting advice from Australia's treasury and finance officials on how to...

Commentary

16 Jan 2018

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Maurice Newman share a deep suspicion of China’s intentions in the Pacific. Graeme Smith argues that the reality doesn’t match their claims.

Evaluation

18 Dec 2017

The America’s Cup defence, to be held in Auckland in 2021, will require a sizeable investment to be made in facilities, planning, organisations and associated events, to ensure that Auckland and New Zealand maximise the opportunities presented to deliver significant positive economic impacts.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report explores five sectors where Australian strengths can leverage and benefit from demand and opportunity in a reforming Argentina: energy and resources; agriculture; infrastructure; education and training; and the digital economy.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

This discussion paper draws on modelling by coal industry analysts, which shows that a big expansion of coal exports from the Galilee Basin would have a major impact on coal production from coal mines in the Bowen and Surat basins in southern Queensland.

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

The City of Sydney has released this discussion paper, which proposes a long-term vision and details strategies for Sydney’s night time economy and cultural life.

Policy report

1 Sep 2017

This report examines ten years of primary aid for trade data and programming, and its impact on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. The report also considers how these emerging global trends can inform Australia’s own aid for trade agenda.

Report

1 Aug 2017

This interim report from the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group outlines the actions taken to support diversification, job creation and economic development in the Circular Head region.

Report

27 Jul 2017

This study reports on the economic value that the crocodile farming industry contributes to the Northern Territory (NT) in 2014/15.

Database

20 Jun 2017

This interactive map allows users to explore infrastructure projects and economic growth programs by looking at planning regions, local government areas, agency and project type.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

This article outlines the limitations of the mainstream corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the potential of grassroots social movements to make TNCs accountable.