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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a health concern in indoor air. Most Australians spend more than 90% of their time indoors where concentrations of many VOCs are usually higher than outdoors. This study characterised indoor VOCs and investigated the effects of the dwelling characteristics,...
A guide for local governments to help business to become more socially and environmentally responsible.
This report, authored by Dr Peter Cotton, found that the issues uncovered in the review of firefighters in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) are not dissimilar from the findings of other inquiries into emergency service organisations like the police or the ambulance service.
This is the first in a series of papers on transport network pricing from Infrastructure Victoria’s research program. The overall aim of this series is to examine the options, challenges and opportunities for transport network pricing in Victoria.
This paper outlines the problems with...
The value of Melbourne’s foodbowl to the regional economy is significant:Melbourne’s foodbowl accounts for more than 1.7 million hectares of agricultural land, consisting of a mix of enterprises, most notably vegetables, poultry, dairy and livestock production. It contributes $2.45 billion per annum to...
Infrastructure in our cities – let’s call it the hardware – remains much the same as ever, but the software – the way we use it – is transforming rapidly. One piece of that software, Airbnb, is dramatically reshaping the world’s cities. The digital platform...
In this article, we discuss a university-community partnership that had broad goals to promote social, economic, educational and cultural links between the university and people living, working or studying in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, with particular emphasis on engaging with disadvantaged and marginalised...
In 2016, Infrastructure Victoria is convening two citizen juries to get community input into the development of its 30-year infrastructure strategy. The Melbourne jury is considering infrastructure needs and options across Victoria.
Traditional rivals Monash and Melbourne Universities are collaborating to create a new company that will market and sell medicines developed by the institutions to pharmaceutical companies, reinvesting any profit into research.
Both universities are putting A$22.5 million towards the venture and the Victorian State...
It's hard to escape talk of innovation, agility and the start-up economy these days. But beyond the buzzwords, what's life like for those actually trying to start small technology companies? Courtney Carthy reports from a Melbourne co-working space.