Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).
This Resource Kit provides a pathway for regions interested in developing their region’s renewable energy industry, while optimising economic development benefits - attracting local investment, jobs and business growth.
Numerous mandatory energy efficiency building standards and rating systems have been developed globally. The International Passive House Standard is a voluntary alternative, but there is little data on the performance of houses built to this standard in Australia. One house in suburban Canberra demonstrates that...
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
It's clean, abundant, and will outlast humanity — so why aren't more buildings tapping into the heat beneath our feet?
This plan guides the NSW government’s land use planning priorities and decisions over the next twenty years. It represents a collaborative approach that closely integrates and aligns with the strategic planning for Canberra.
This report argues Canberra has an opportunity to become a centre of innovation in living infrastructure (LI) through integrated planning for urban climate adaptation.
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...