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The National Broadband Network (NBN) is probably the most important Australian public infrastructure project we will see in our lifetime. It offers huge potential social & economic benefits, and a future-proof technology: optical fibre to the premises (FTTP), with a working lifetime of 30 to...
This paper examines the relationship between poor health and poor housing affordability for Australians, to answer two essential questions for Australian policy makers: Does poor health lead to unaffordable housing?
This project is about the effect of population growth on communities and the social factors which influence how suburbs grow from small townships to larger suburbs. The project has its origins in the issues identified by Crossroads Youth and Family Services, a program of The...
The Political Issues Analysis System (PIAS) project sought to investigate how citizens in Melbourne, Australia used the Internet to seek political information about key political issues. It also sought to understand how citizens contacted their elected representative about these issues. Through workshops, case studies, and...
"Roughly half of the current size of the total global economy needs to be invested from here to 2030 just to meet predictable market demand. That figure goes up every year because demand keeps going up."
Energy security and global governance analyst Professor Ann...
Australian businesses are not lacking advice to get into Asia’s rapidly emerging economies, but they tend to head for the United States, Britain and New Zealand -- partly as a result of cultural blinkers and the poor track record of previous international business forays. But...
Media historian Professor Robin Jeffrey explains how the cell or mobile phone has hugely advanced India‘s economic development and is changing the very fabric of its society.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the commissioning of a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, at a luncheon hosted by Asialink and the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre.
"Asia has never been of greater global significance and as global economic and...
Beyond issues of Australian drug offenders, asylum seeker arrivals and animal cruelty in abattoirs, a battle is now raging in Indonesia that presents enormous strategic and economic risk to Indonesia and its relations with the region.
In the most recent Asialink Essay, Professor Tim...
In early October 2009, a blackface parody of the Jackson Five performed on the Hey Hey It’s Saturday reunion reached not only an audience of over 2.5 million people in Australia, but also millions of people around the world after guest judge Harry Connick Jr...