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This paper presents the potential benefits and challenges of enhanced international co-ordination on carbon pricing and outlines the different types and levels of co-ordination that are available for national and sub-national governments. These levels include, inter alia, facilitating new pricing schemes, phasing out inefficient fossil...
This paper provides a broad overview of Victoria’s economy using key indicators. The indicators used aim to measure different aspects of the economy and specific economic trends. Data and trends are also compared to other states and territories in order to assess Victoria’s economic position...
This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines the important issue of costs of living in WA, and how real household living costs have changed in recent years.
This Report examines whether prices are in fact high; considers the impact these prices have on regional communities; explores causal factors driving high prices; and suggests steps that Industry and Government might take to address community concerns and reduce airfares.
The NSW Government has prepared a discussion paper about whether the consumer protection frameworks in NSW are meeting the changing needs of energy customers and what type of regulatory reform may be needed.
This report concludes that a strong carbon-price is necessary to meet the world’s agreed climate goals in the most cost-effective way while fostering growth.
The value of Melbourne’s foodbowl to the regional economy is significant:Melbourne’s foodbowl accounts for more than 1.7 million hectares of agricultural land, consisting of a mix of enterprises, most notably vegetables, poultry, dairy and livestock production. It contributes $2.45 billion per annum to...
The decision to franchise ferry services on the Sydney Ferries Network is justified, according to this report.
Executive summary Scheduled ferry services on the Sydney Ferries Network are provided under the Ferry System Contract managed by Transport for NSW (TfNSW). Harbour City Ferries...
These handbooks identify shifts in economic activity for each Australian state and territory.
Key pointsEconomic activity is shifting back to the eastern seaboard as the economy transitions towards non-mining sources of growth. Domestic demand will be strongest in New South Wales...
Examines the future of domestic gas across the interconnected eastern-Australian gas market.
Following on from our research into “domestic gas” demand specific to New South Wales, the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) have examined the future of domestic gas...