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The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.
This paper was presented at SOAC 2 held in Brisbane from 30 November to 2 December 2005.
SOAC 2 was hosted by the...
No arguments seem to sway right-wing politicians and commentators in the United States and Australia. Will we have to wait for demography to do its work?
The abolition of the carbon tax has raised, yet again, the question of how to convince those...
Buying water is much more cost-effective, in most cases, than public engineering projects aimed at saving water, argues John Quiggin
THERE'S BEEN a lot happening in water policy lately, and for once, most of the news is good. Most importantly, it’s been raining, a...
IT SEEMS virtually certain that the CPRS legislation will be reintroduced to parliament later this year, and highly likely that it will be passed with the support of some or all Liberal senators. The alternative, a double dissolution fought on an issue where the party...
This paper consists of a summary of the main sources of uncertainty about climate change, and a discussion of the major implications for economic analysis and the formulation of climate policy. Uncertainty typically implies that the optimal policy is more risk-averse than otherwise, and therefore...
This paper reviews the typical elements of a technology-focused climate policy (currently adopted by the USA and Australia under the umbrella of Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate-AP6) against the elements of an effective and efficient ideal climate policy. It argues that the technology-focused...
The controversial proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine commands diverse media headlines, but the untold story is about Indigenous rights and, in particular, the resistance of Wangan and Jagalingou people to the expropriation of their lands.