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In the context of rising global demand, resource scarcity, and environmental pressures, this report considers the future of Australian agriculture.
Global populations are growing and food prices are skyrocketing. This creates new market opportunities for Australian agriculture. But Australia has fragile and vulnerable soils,...
This report looks at the proven benefits of marine parks for fish stocks (and therefore for the fishing industry), and estimates the value of ecosystem services provided by areas to be covered by the new marine parks.
It also puts the modest and short-term...
CEO reflections on progress to date, challenges ahead and the impact of the journey toward a sustainable economy.
CEOs around the world are starting to see the shape of a new era of sustainability coming into view. In the face of rising global competition,...
Research over the past decade in health, employment, life expectancy, child mortality, and household income has confirmed that Indigenous Australians are still Australia's most disadvantaged group. Those residing in communities in regional and remote Australia are further disadvantaged because of the limited formal economic opportunities...
This paper summarises the findings of eight years' research into the implications of a transition to a biofuel economy using woody biomass feedstocks for second-generation biofuels.
The Powerful Choices study uses a biophysical-economics model of the Australian economy to explore the capability of discrete...
The ageing of the population, combined with increasing life expectancies, is raising concerns about the sustainability of current economic and social structures.
Agnes Walker examines the likelihood and impact of more older Australians staying in the labour force. Using a dynamic microsimulation...
Many see traffic jams as a fact of city life, but its root cause is overuse of a common resource – the urban road network. Putting a price on access to roads at busy times could encourage individuals to change their travel plans, according to...
This paper seeks to reanalyse the Mabo case from the point of view of non-discrimination. It argues that the Mabo judgment may have been discriminatory in finding that pre-existing entitlements in surviving native title are restricted to the limited range of activities that can be...
Key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.