Australian Capital Territory--Canberra


7 Nov 2017

SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) is a regional renewable energy industry development initiative led by Regional Development Australia ACT. This three-year initiative to develop a replicable, regional-scale renewable energy industry development model has been collaboratively funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency...


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...


31 Jul 2017

It's clean, abundant, and will outlast humanity — so why aren't more buildings tapping into the heat beneath our feet?

That question was on Curious Canberran Don Fletcher's mind, after learning about the Geoscience Australia building in the ACT, which is heated and cooled...


12 Jul 2017

The South East and Tablelands offers snow, surf and rural living with easy connections to Canberra and Sydney.

The population of the region is projected to increase by 45,450 people between 2016 and 2036, mainly in places within commuting distance of Canberra and Sydney,...


15 May 2017

This report has been prepared for the CURF Living Infrastructure Project. The project focuses on generating knowledge to support delivering of innovative, high-quality living infrastructure as part of Canberra’s urban renewal and development processes. Through a combination of reviewing and synthesising the literature and consulting...

Research report

17 Feb 2017

This resource is a summary of the outcome of the ACT election, held in October 2016.

It was an unusual election in that it saw little movement in party support from the previous election in 2012 and no fringe parties or candidates were elected....

Research report

12 Jan 2017

Provides an overview of the issues and outcome for the 15 October 2016 election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.


Since the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) gained self-government in 1989 the ACT has had a unicameral Parliament (where the sole...


6 Apr 2016

This report presents a summary of findings from WCHM’s research into women’s experiences of seeking help for domestic violence (DV) in the ACT.

Despite the incredible diversity among the 17 women who participated in the research, their experiences of seeking help for DV revealed...

Research report

5 Apr 2016

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has released its 2016 Cost of Living Report, which this year focuses on the costs of transport in Canberra. The research finds that Canberra has the second highest expenditure on transport amongst capital cities in the country. Darwin,...


15 Feb 2016

On 30 September 2015 Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister, and Shane Rattenbury MLA, the Minister Assisting on Transport Reform, announced reforms to the taxi and on-demand transport industry. The announcement follows a review that investigated how emerging technologies and new business models can contribute to...

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...

Discussion paper

15 Oct 2015

In Canberra, one of the greatest drivers of inequality is housing affordability. Issues include the lack of community housing options and the rental stress experienced by low-income earners in private rentals.

The purpose of this Green Paper is not to present a definitive list...

Conference proceedings

7 Sep 2015

The 24th National Scholarly Communications Forum was held on 7 September 2015 at The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The forum discussed the future of scholarly communication and publishing in the digital era and its impact on scholarly and institutional behaviour. It examined the issues...

Research report

17 Aug 2015


The emergence of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft offer a potentially useful addition to Canberra’s urban transport options.

Canberra faces unique transport challenges. Car ownership rates are higher in the ACT than in most states, despite almost all of the...

Research report

12 Aug 2015

New research funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and undertaken by the University of Canberra’s News and Media Research Centre, titled 'Conversations about alcohol and pregnancy', has found that women receive and actively interpret contradictory information about the risks of drinking...


29 Jun 2015

Advocacy for Inclusion is a not-for-profit non-government community organisation in the Australian Capital Territory. This submission centres on our direct practice experience with people with disabilities, including individual advocacy support, self-advocacy support, and consultations undertaken during previous projects, as well as draws from peer reviewed...

Research report

7 May 2015

Held in November 2014, the Inaugural CURF Annual Forum brought over 100 participants representing government, industry, academia and the community from the ACT and the Australian Capital Region to the University of Canberra.

The Forum was officially opened by the ACT Deputy Chief Minister...

Working paper

30 Nov 2014

Climate change poses major challenges for all countries, regions and cities. Canberra is no exception, and the imperative to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to unavoidable climate changes is becoming stronger.

Climate change adaptation is a relatively new area of policy, practice...

Working paper

26 Nov 2014

Executive Summary

Recent experience shows that action to improve the efficiency and outcomes of city transport systems, linked to well-planned urban development, can deliver substantial economic, social and environmental benefits to the community and to government.

The Australian Capital Territory Government is...

Audio presentation

23 Jul 2014

It’s been over a century since the Federation was formed, Australian society and the world have changed, so is it time to re think how Federalism works?

Critics say that the current system is wasteful, inefficient and that too much central control results in...