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Freight rates are a key factor influencing freight mode choice and the costs of freight-reliant business sectors, such as mining, construction, and the retail and wholesale trades. As such, they affect the profitability of Australian industry. This Information Sheet presents an estimate of interstate freight...
Concepts of home and homelessness may vary across different communities in Australia. Homelessness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities cannot be understood without reference to the legacy of colonisation and dispossession. A history of physical and cultural displacement places many Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
This release finds that the total number of private sector house approvals rose 1.5% in trend terms in May. This contributed to the 1.0% increase in the total number of dwelling units approved.
Dwelling approvals increased in May in the Australian Capital Territory (4.1...
Provides estimates of changes in housing prices in each of the eight capital cities of Australia.
The information is presented in the form of price indexes constructed separately for established houses and for project homes.
Preliminary estimates show the price index for established...
Knowing what to do with scientific research outcomes can be tricky. But, by changing how we present research proposals or findings to government and industry, we have a real chance to influence policy making and industry practice. The fact sheet covers 9 principles:
The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) has developed a Water Sensitive Cities Transition Planning Process to provide strategic guidance for cities and towns wanting to accelerate their transition towards their vision of a water sensitive future.
The Water Sensitive Cities Transition...
Influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably.
Organisations that do not have the ear of government or the popular backing or resources to obtain it must accept the vagaries of...
The Australian Government is delivering an additional $10.5 million in 2019–20 to improve the energy efficiency of Australian buildings.
This includes $3.4 million to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes, and $7.1 million to improve the energy efficiency of commercial...
Buffer zones are commonly applied to wastewater treatment plants to manage the area impacted by odour. They require a large area with land use controls to exclude odour sensitive land uses, such as residential. How that land is best used depends, in part, on community...
How much do Australians spend on owning and operating a vehicle and how does this vary between regions? This information sheet provides a snapshot of household spending on transportation.