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Household television environment research 2007-2008

Australian households will need access to clear and concise technical information in preparation for the transition from analog to digital television, according to this Australian Commuications and Media Authority (ACMA) report. The report is based on an analysis of 120 households from across the greater...
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Expecting a boomtown? Exploring potential housing - related impacts of large scale resource developments in Darwin

Darwin is a city in the Northern Territory of Australia expecting a 'boomtown' scenario due to significant natural resource developments in the Greater Darwin area. The experience of 'booming' has a range of impacts upon communities. Housing is a key area of impact, particularly for...

Connecting the Hunter: A regional approach to infrastructure

Connecting the Hunter is the first in a series of short papers aimed at establishing a regiona approach to Hunter growth strategies. It does not provide details or analysis of infrastructure proposals. Instead, it recognises that infrastructure - water, energy, communications and transport - has...
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Considering the right to have a house on rural allotments

In parts of Australia and the United States, the almost universal right to have a house on rural allotments has resulted in rural living settlement in areas zoned for agriculture. Such 'unplanned' rural living has a range of potential adverse impacts, including loss of agricultural...

An audit and review of Australian Indigenous housing research

This report presents the outcomes of a research project conducted by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Queensland Research Centre (UQ) on the characteristics and themes of the Australian Indigenous housing literature. The report examines the Indigenous housing literature from the 1970s through...

Developing Australia's Regions: Theory and Practice

Draws national and international experience as well as regional development theory to set out the principles and strategies that can be used to establish a stronger future for our regions. A 'hands on' book that provides concrete guidance for policy makers, local government officials and...
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Fiscal Policy and Mobility: The Impact of Multiple Residences on the Provision of Place-based Service Funding

The propensity for Australians to move about more often and over greater distances as part of their employment, recreation and social life presents challenges for governments in the design and management of equitable fiscal policy to fund infrastructure, education, health and welfare and other services...
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Human Rights and Homelessness in Rural Victoria

The participation of homelessness assistance agencies throughout the Loddon Mallee Region (LOMA) in workshops 'Putting human rights into action: using human rights in homelessness advocacy and service delivery' is discussed. The key aspects of the workshops are highlighted.

Census of population and housing: socio-economic indexes for areas

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is a suite of four summary measures that have been created from 2006 Census information. The indexes can be used to explore different aspects of socio-economic conditions by geographic areas. For each index, every geographic area in Australia is given...

Out and about in Penrith. Universal design and cultural context: accessibility, diversity and recreational space in Penrith

Universal Design principles aim to overcome the marginalization of people with diverse abilities by designing facilities and spaces physically accessible to all. But what can be done to ensure cultural inclusiveness? This research partnership between Penrith City Council and the University of Western Sydney investigated...