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Anticipating the future is uniquely human. We strive constantly to anticipate trends and great events to seek opportunity and avoid disaster. So what will drive the future of tropical Australia? The four authors of this book, all of whom have a close association with the...
A framework for evaluating regional natural resource management plans in tropical northern Australia is described which can help planners ensure that their plans consider the critical issues for regional sustainability in a comprehensive and effective way. The framework is presented in two parts. Part one...
Defines a cultural and conservation economy as an economy which supports long-term, sustainable solutions for maintaining country and culture in Indigenous communities; describes the project which examined the suitability of Canada's Ecotrust conservation economy model to be applied in rural and romote Indigenous communities in...
This paper calls for heightened attention to the question of how economic interests interact with one another at a regional scale. All too often in northern remote Australia, the paucity of local private sector activity and the minimal capital base of regions encourage the view...
This paper concentrates housing and infrastructure for Indigenous Australians during the period since the 1960s and on the northern parts of Australia.
Northern Australia contains three major subterranean water systems, with one each in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Each of these systems is unique.
The publication provides an update across a wide range of subjects such as population, economic, social, education, transport, infrastructure, climate and natural resources for regions north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region.
This study is aimed at improving the safety, comfort, productivity and energy efficiency of enterprise buildings in remote communities. Two building types, besser block and steel frame, were investigated in both hot arid and hot humid climate zones of northern Australia.
Adaptation to climate...
Presented within this article is a systematic discourse analysis of the arguments used by the then Australian Prime Minister and also the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in explaining and justifying the extensive and contentious intervention by the federal government into remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities....