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This report highlights that Sydney and Melbourne are driving the national economy.
Summary Australian cities are orphans. Responsibilities for their economic management falls between all tiers of government. Official statistics do not publish economic data at city level, and when published, are given...
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake a broad-ranging inquiry into public infrastructure, comprising two broad streams of work:the provision, funding, and financing of major public infrastructure the scope for reducing the costs associated with such infrastructure.
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;
This essay argues that real house prices are being pushed up to levels which require buyers to take on large amounts of debt that are repaid later in the life course. As a result Australian home buyers are exposed to higher levels of credit risk...
This report examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the current economic regulation and quality of service monitoring regime for airports and whether new arrangements are needed.
In 2006, the Productivity Commission conducted a review of the regulatory arrangements for pricing airport services. The review...
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 digest explains the key features of the Clean Energy Bill.
The Government intends to provide financial assistance to low to middle income households and others, to compensate for the cost of living impact of the introduction of the carbon price on 1 July...
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...
This study addresses the question posed in the 2009 AHURI Research Agenda: how do the drivers of supply and demand for housing in regional and rural centres affect the supply of affordable housing?
This is a particularly important area of investigation at the current...
The study emanated from a concern that popular and political support for home ownership is such that critical questions about the degree to which all home owners realise the projected financial and non-financial benefits of home ownership are rarely asked. In particular, do low-moderate income...