Northern Territory--Darwin

Audio program

10 Nov 2017

For thirty years, researchers at the Menzies School of Health research have been tracking the health of babies born to Aboriginal mothers at Royal Darwin Hospital between 1987 and 1990.

Remarkably, researchers have been able to maintain the database of almost all 689 mothers...


5 Sep 2017

The Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn since 2016 have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities: Townsville, Sunshine Coast-Noosa, Greater Newcastle, Wollongong, Launceston, Darwin, Geelong and Hobart.

This work has been providing local leaders with critical...


3 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia .

The emphasis is on the...

Briefing paper

9 Jun 2016

The study examines whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income central city workers is having an impact on central city businesses and on the overall productivity of those economies.

Research report

11 Feb 2016

In Australia, regional and remote Indigenous students are under‐represented in both higher education and vocational education and training. Access (or enabling) education programs are important in lifting participation rates and potentially in encouraging mobility between the sectors. However, there is a clear lack of evidence...

Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...

Research report

9 Dec 2015


Few strategic issues have galvanised public attention in Australia as the decision by the Northern Territory Government to lease key facilities in the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company, Landbridge. This Strategic Insights brings together items published on our blog The...



24 Nov 2015

This article argues that the Chinese purchase of the century-long lease to the port of Darwin is part of a broader expansionist agenda of the Chinese state as it attempts to dominate the western Pacific under the “Chinese Dream” aspiration. It shows the importance of...



18 Nov 2015

Proceeding from the new access granted to People's Liberation Army (PLA) Naval vessels to the Malaysian port of Kota Kinabalu, the commentary asks why this should have occurred now given that Chinese ships have for years been anchored in Malaysian waters claiming them as part...



11 Nov 2015

An account of the creation of an armed militia within the Chinese company Landbridge, underlining the close links between the People's Liberation Army and this company which has secured a 99-year lease over the Port of Darwin

Blog post

9 Nov 2015

This study examines the 99-year lease to Darwin Port sold to Chinese firm Landbridge. It suggests that the examination of the security concerns of this deal by the Australian Government were excessively perfunctory, probably because the company was listed as a "private enterprise". This claim...


24 Oct 2015

The evaluation of the Tiwi College and Sports and Education Development Australia [SEDA] program aimed to determine how the program was progressing in 2015. If progressing well, to next task was to outline what worked for Tiwi students, and indicate whether that could be applied...

Case study

2 Jun 2015

This report on Cardiac Case Studies is complemented by four others: Renal, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys (MTWT) Study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together project. These case studies...



2 Oct 2014

This article tries to test the assumption that asylum seeker policy is guided by public opinion. It analyses events in November and December 1977 during the final stages of the federal election campaign. On 20 and 21 November 1977, six boats with Indochinese "boat people"...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.

This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013.

SOAC 6was the largest conference to date, with over...

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2012

This discussion paper is supplementary to the explanatory paper for the Draft Variation to the Licence Area Plan – Darwin and Katherine Television and Radio – No. 1 of 2011 and the Draft Licence Area Plan – Darwin Television.

The sole purpose of this...

Journal article

18 Feb 2010

This article discusses how geographic information system (GIS) technologies were used to enhance ethnographic methodologies within a cultural research project, Creative Tropical City: Mapping Darwin's Creative Industries . It shows how mapping technologies can broaden the scope of data available via interview practices and produce...

Conference paper

7 Feb 2010

This paper draws upon findings from a 3 year creative industries study- 'Creative Tropical City'- to examine the enabling role played by the natural environment in terms of local creativity.

Conference paper

27 Nov 2009

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.

This paper was presented at SOAC 4 held in Perth from 24 to 27 November 2009.

SOAC 4 was hosted by the University...

Research report

6 Apr 2009

This report arose as a result of the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner's investigation into the sexual assault of a baby in the paediatric ward of the Royal Darwin Hospital. This report arose as a result of the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner's...