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This report considers the impact of anticipated climate change on Australia’s inland towns and centres to the year 2050. It examines the ways in which non-coastal settlements will be affected by the primary, secondary and tertiary impacts of climate change, including the...
This study identifies the current policies and strategies Australian ACFs use to keep residents well, and highlights the barriers to heatwave adaptation and maintaining wellness in the residential aged during periods of extreme heat. As the Australian population ages, planning for the...
The COAG Reform Council's Water Management Partnerships: Report on Performance 2009 is the council's first report on the progress of the Commonwealth and the Basin States against the Water Management Partnerships for the reporting period of 2009. The report provides an assessment of governments' performance...
This Guide to the proposed Basin Plan (the Guide) is the first part of a three-stage process consisting of the Guide, the proposed Basin Plan and the Basin Plan. The Guide will give stakeholders key content of the proposed Basin Plan and an additional opportunity...
This report focuses on the potential impacts of mining upon surficial and groundwater flows and quality in the alluvial flood plains at its headwaters in the Namoi valley and the Darling Downs catchments.
The Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee acknowledges other...
The Ecological Outcomes of Flow Regimes Project commenced in July 2008 and was funded by the National Water Commission through its Raising National Water Standards Program. The National Water Initiative (NWI) requires that surface water and groundwater systems of high conservation value are identified and...
This report presents an insight into the role of small, short-term loans in the lives of Australians. This area of the financial services sector has been growing rapidly in Australia over the past two decades. Our research aim was to explore the main reasons for...
Australia's east coast gas crisis has prompted calls from big industrial energy users to set aside some gas for domestic consumers, replicating a policy already in place in Western Australia.
The oil and gas industry is fighting any such move, and has made its...
The mining industry likes to consider itself special.
Tax laws that apply to other industries don’t apply to miners, as the controversy around Glencore’s tax bill shows.
Planning laws get changed when miners don’t like them, as the NSW government showed with Rio...
The overall aim of this work was to inform parliaments, and in particular parliamentary committees, of the strategies that could be developed to better engage CALD communities in the work of future parliamentary inquiries.