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This paper, presented at the 2nd IWA Leading Edge Conference on Sustainability in Water Limited Environments in Sydney in November 2004, argues that there are three demand management responses to imbalances in water demand and supply: conserve water, substitute potable water with a different source,...
Sally Young looks at the rise in the level of informal votes cast in the 2004 federal election, which highlights the need for funding to be restored to the Australian Electoral Commission so that it can conduct adequate community education programs, particularly in electorates with...
Around eighty papers from this conference, held in December 2003, are available online through the Pandora archive. Topics range from waterfront developments, public transport and telecommunications to spatial inequality, parklands and sustainability.
Three recent developments in the international climate change regime have profound implications for Australia. They are: the imminent start- up of the European Emissions Trading System; the near-success of the McCain-Lieberman Bill in the US Senate; and the announcement that Russia will ratify the Kyoto...
The three activities that account for much of Australia's relatively high per capita greenhouse emissions also present significant abatement opportunities, argues Hal Turton. The high levels of emissions from these sectors are not caused by underlying intractable physical or social constraints, nor are they based...
Brendan Gleeson outlines the major strategic challenges facing Queensland Transport deriving from contemporary patterns of urbanisation. He looks at the metropolitan context for strategic transport policy, principally the Southeast Queensland conurbation, exploring the physical, governance and socio-political issues to be confronted.
A range of criminal activity takes place in marine environments, including illegal fishing, unauthorised hunting of protected species, damage to coral reefs, polluting, people smuggling, drug trafficking, and the commission of personal crimes (including violence). The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is at risk from...
Based on trends obtained from census data to 2001, a fall in rates of home ownership has been observed among Australians aged less than 35 years. Debate has arisen as to whether this fall is due to changing affordability (with the implication that, in the...