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Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).
In 1955, this Senate Select Committee asked the question 'is Canberra worthy of the National Capital?'
This report argues Canberra has an opportunity to become a centre of innovation in living infrastructure (LI) through integrated planning for urban climate adaptation.
This resource is a summary of the outcome of the ACT election, held in October 2016.
It was an unusual election in that it saw little movement in party support from the previous election in 2012 and no fringe parties or candidates were elected....
Provides an overview of the issues and outcome for the 15 October 2016 election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.
Since the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) gained self-government in 1989 the ACT has had a unicameral Parliament (where the sole...
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has released its 2016 Cost of Living Report, which this year focuses on the costs of transport in Canberra. The research finds that Canberra has the second highest expenditure on transport amongst capital cities in the country. Darwin,...
Held in November 2014, the Inaugural CURF Annual Forum brought over 100 participants representing government, industry, academia and the community from the ACT and the Australian Capital Region to the University of Canberra.
The Forum was officially opened by the ACT Deputy Chief Minister...
This background note examines how planning of the national capital can facilitate better living outcomes for the city and its growing population.
It also considers how Canberra compares to other world capitals and why it deserves a higher profile and contends that improved urban...
This essay analyses Canberra journalist and Costello advisor, Niki Savva's memoir.
'First we had the "Howard battlers": working and middle class Australians repelled by Keating's exotic pursuits and attracted to Howard's sound economic management. Then we had the "Howard haters", the term his supporters...
It has become common for low-voltage electricity distribution networks to be installed underground in new housing developments due to a number of advantages over overhead networks including improved appearance, reliability of supply and safety.
This paper investigates the value of these benefits to households...