Organisation

Cairns Institute

Policy report

Connectivity and digital inclusion in Far North Queensland’s agricultural communities: policy-focused report

This policy-focused report is the culmination of a qualitative study of digital connectivity and telecommunications in rural Far North Queensland. In particular, the research investigated the lived experience of digital inclusion - a combination of internet access, affordability of technology, and digital ability - in...
Policy report

Walking the talk: is Australia's engagement with the Pacific a 'step up' or a stumble?

The release of Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper late last year had been much anticipated, not least because it was the first such paper in over a decade. Notable was that the Pacific island region (including Timor-Leste) had been accorded a chapter of its own.
Report

Governance challenges for Northern Australia

This paper outlines first why good governance for northern Australia is important to the nation. It details how things actually function in a pan-tropical sense, in northern Western Australia (WA), the Northern Territory (NT) and northern Queensland, and at regional and local scales.
Report

An investigation into factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia

The objective of this paper is to identify factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia.
Guide

VET retention in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This good practice guide synthesises research into ATSI experiences with VET in remote areas, and looks at the factors that are important in enabling retention.