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Sustainable Australia Report 2013: conversations with the future provides a picture of Australia - what we look like and who we are. It tells the story of how we have changed as a nation over the last 30 years. We have made great progress in...
The objectives of this project are to examine the adaptive capacity of existing institutional arrangements in the National Electricity Market to existing and predicted climate change conditions. Specifically the project aims to:
1. identify climate change adaptation issues in the NEM;
The total value of dwelling commitments excluding alterations and additions (trend) rose 0.8% in December 2011 compared with November 2011 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 3.8% in December 2011.
This Sustainable Population Strategy outlines the Government’s framework for a sustainable Australia. It will help to ensure that future population change is compatible with the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of Australia.
There are cultural costs and benefits associated with where one chooses to live in Australia.
City living, for example, offers proximity to a greater range of cultural opportunities but carries higher costs of living than in a smaller town. Better access and variety is...
Recent strong population growth in Australian cities has drawn attention to a range of national transport, and transport-related, sustainability issues.
Key areas of national sustainability concern in relation to urban land transport include traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, road fatalities and serious injury accidents,...
Should Australia’s population grow to more than 35 million people by the middle of the 21st century? The 2010 Intergenerational Report sparked a controversy over its suggestion that we are heading for a ‘Big Australia’ in the coming decades. This report looks behind the headline...
The reforms of the 1980s and 90s have worked their way through our economy and our society. We have enjoyed their benefits, but the jump in living standards they enabled has now faded from memory. This has been replaced by a dangerous complacency which holds...
This briefing paper puts some of the issues covered in the United Nations Environment Program's Green Economy Report (699) in an Australian context and provides a primer to the challenges involved in transforming our economy to operate within environmental limits.
It also presents a...
On 5 March 2010, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government launched the State of Australian Cities 2010 report (Australian Government 2010).
The report was prepared by the Major Cities Unit, part of Infrastructure Australia,...