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Reforming the Victoria planning provisions: a discussion paper

The proposals in this paper focus on the structure and operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). They seek to both simplify and improve the operation of the VPP, and to lay foundations for further future transformative initiatives.
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Mainly Coal Advocacy - What does the MCA stand for?

Media analysis in this report shows that over the last year, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has overwhelmingly focused its energy on promoting coal and opposing cleaner energy sources like renewables.
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Smarter infrastructure for Queensland

This paper aims to encourage discussion on a more connected and smarter future and position Queensland as a leader in smart and innovative infrastructure planning, delivery and utilisation.
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PBO costing processes, timeframes and prioritisation framework: consultation paper

This consultation paper provides information on the costing process, the factors that affect the time it takes for the PBO to respond to costing requests and the framework that the PBO applies to prioritise competing demands for costing resources.
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Can't stand the heat: the energy security risk of Australia’s reliance on coal and gas generators in an era of increasing heatwaves

This paper argues that Australia’s reliance on an ageing fleet of coal and gas power plants that are unable to cope with increasing temperatures and more frequent heatwaves is the single greatest threat to the energy security of our electricity system.
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Telstra’s proposal to vary the migration plan to facilitate the rollout of fibre to the curb for the NBN: discussion paper

The ACCC has released this discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the migration plan to facilitate the rollout of 'fibre to the curb' for the NBN, together with some other proposed variations to the plan.
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100% Renewable grid by 2030

Australia should transition quickly to a 100% renewable electricity grid, as it is cheaper and less risky than the alternative of building new coal-fired power stations. This can be achieved by 2030.
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Choice cuts: the advantages of cutting emissions in the electricity sector

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.
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Towards an adaptive education system in Australia

This discussion paper explores the conceptual relationship between adaptation and education, examining why better teaching is an adaptive process, why we need an adaptive system, and how best to create one.
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Gender challenges to financial inclusion in Papua New Guinea

This paper draws on research undertaken in 2015 among coffee smallholders in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, focusing specifically on some of the challenges faced by women coffee farmers in accessing financial services.