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This paper analyses the problems of urban planning in Western democracies and explores methods to make the planning process more equitable.
This is the twelfth edition of the Report on Government Services since it was commissioned by Heads of Government (now COAG) in July 1993.
Indigenous Australians have often been described as highly mobile people--particularly in historical and remote ‘wilderness’ contexts. The literature paints a picture of regular, short-term population movement within and between desert, hinterland, and tropic regions of Australia, with significant implications for targeting and delivering a range...
The Report on Government Services 2012 was released in January 2012. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has identified the performance of mainstream services in relation to Indigenous Australians as a particular focus of the Report, and an Indigenous Compendium collating relevant data...
Emphsizing more effective law rather than more law, this paper provides a perpective from within government that argues for a better appreciation of what is required to ensure that regulation is effective in a New Zealand context.
Using building controls, financial markets regulation and...
The proposed reporting framework is intended to enable the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Services to enhance its performance monitoring work on government service provision (the Report on Government Services) with complementary reporting on what works to improve outcomes for these services....
Australia is transitioning from the mining boom with strong growth and relatively low unemployment, but has not been immune to symptoms of the “new mediocre”. Wage and price pressures are weak, underemployment has risen, and non-mining investment is yet to fully recover. Ensuring the return...
Homes for Victorians is the Victorian Government’s response to the housing affordability crisis in Victoria.
Housing for Victorians is a record investment by the Victorian government in social and affordable housing, changing taxes and concessions, and providing certainty in planning and housing supply to...
The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is perhaps the most visible outcome of the lack of affordable housing options....
Land use planning and development are important for meeting the changing needs of the growing population.
An environmental impact assessment is a tool used to predict the environmental, social and economic effects of a proposed development at an early stage in...