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This report assesses whether the the Country Fire Authority and Victoria State Emergency Service effectively and efficiently manage emergency services volunteers.
Introduction: Volunteering is critical to the delivery of community services throughout Victoria. When volunteers provide their time and resources, not only do...
This report considers the impact of anticipated climate change on Australia’s inland towns and centres to the year 2050. It examines the ways in which non-coastal settlements will be affected by the primary, secondary and tertiary impacts of climate change, including the...
This paper discusses the pressures and drivers of land use change, community values ascribed to land use and the policy tools that can be used to maximise the total value to the community.
Land use pressures are particularly acute in Victoria - a small...
This report recommends that the Commonwealth Government release a water recovery strategy well in advance of the introduction of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the Parliament.
On 29 May 2012 the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities asked the Committee to inquiry...
This report reviews all options to reduce the risk of catastrophic bushfires from the electricity supply.
The Powerline Bushfire Safety Taskforce (the Taskforce) was established to review all options to reduce the risk of catastrophic bushfires from the electricity supply. The Taskforce prepared a...
This paper details how the Victorian Government will implement the recommendations of the Bushfires Royal Commission.
To honour this commitment, approximately $700 million in additional investment will be made over the next decade in changes to its electricity networks, in addition to the $50...
After one year under the Baillieu Government, this audit assesses the delivery of their election promises on the environment and also assesses significant actions taken that were not foreshadowed prior to the election.
All in all the audit, entitled found that of the 57...
Alternatives to the current buy-back of water entitlements by the government in the Murray Darling Basin are assessed using multiple criteria based on the western U.S. experience, real options theory, scenario analysis and policy adoption criteria.
This analysis suggests the following benefits of incorporating...
Are regional communities disadvantaged in the administration of the law, compared with their metropolitan counterparts?
This book brings together 27 chapters from some of the world's leading practitioners and experts on environmental water, communities, law, economics and governance. Its goal is to understand the many dimensions of water in the Murray- Darling Basin and provide guidance about how to implement...