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The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government is committed to the prosperity of Australia's regions. In order to promote economic and social development it is important that we understand the environment in which regional economies operate. This study provides an analytical investigation...
This report summarises the findings of a review of selected aspects of the 2010 and 2011 regional plans of the 55 Regional Development Australia committees. The Indian Ocean territories of Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Island are also included in the summary, because although they...
Australia is indeed a sunburnt country, and is arguably becoming increasingly sunburnt. If most climate predictions are correct, much of Australia will experience droughts even more often. This paper uses the Rural and Regional Families Survey to explore the economic and financial implications of drought...
This economic snapshot of Central Australia provides some facts about the region and highlights key aspects of the local economy and how it is changing over time.
Seventeen percent (41 042) of Territorians live in the Central Australia region, an area of almost 570,000...
Paper highlights the international promotion of South Australian food and wine by newly appointed ambassadors for the South Australian food industry.
This paper presents results from the application of a portfolio selection model to Queensland data. The model presented here comprises two-regions, being Brisbane-Moreton and the Rest of Queensland. The reason for this choice of regional disaggregation rests on the recent policy discussion in Queensland, where...
Questions over the role of mining in the Australian economy and society have gained increasing public scrutiny in recent years. In this paper we consider whether the role of mining in Australian society has changed with the recent mining boom. The paper draws attention to...
The Tasmanian Government commissioned the AIRC to undertake research which would inform the Tasmanian Innovation Strategy. The Strategy aimed to identify current growth areas in Tasmania suitable for further innovation and development, and suggest possible strategies to enable those sectors to fulfil their economic potential....
IFPRI's flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2012. By putting into perspective the year's food policy successes and disappointments, it suggests how to move forward those policies that improve the food situation for the poor.
The indigenous hybrid economy - the state, the market and the Indigenous customary - sustainable development potential.