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This report summarises the results of a research project that studied the relationship between tourism and Carpentaria Shire Qld, as a host region and a host community. Tourism has become a significant industry in Carpentaria Shire since sealed roads ensured easy access by travellers. The...
Family First’s preferences helped get Labor across the line, but the party needs a new strategy in this changing electorate, according to Anne Tiernan .
BEFORE Saturday’s poll, commentators speculated that the election result would be the outcome of not one national campaign,...
Lisanne Gibson reports on the selective govermental and societal understanding of cultural heritage significance in outdoor cultural objects and the reasons why this understanding needs to be broadened. She outlines the criteria of cultural heritage significance and outdoor cultural objects and the issues for current...
Brendan Gleeson outlines the major strategic challenges facing Queensland Transport deriving from contemporary patterns of urbanisation. He looks at the metropolitan context for strategic transport policy, principally the Southeast Queensland conurbation, exploring the physical, governance and socio-political issues to be confronted.
ACER's Research Director of Early Childhood Education, Alison Elliott, recently contributed the following opinion article to Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper regarding trends for suspending students from school.
Free and fair elections are the basic building blocks of democracy. Over time the Queensland electoral system has been subject to the vagaries of political manipulation in three main ways: zonal malapportionment, boundary manipulation (gerrymandering) and changes to the methods of counting valid votes. John...
The Queensland sugar industry is once again pleading for more government assistance. Alex Robson argues that such assistance does more harm than good and that the best course of action may be to abandon the notion of targeted regional assistance altogether.
It appears there is a particular concentration of well-connected individuals on Brisbane's public sector advisory boards. Six degrees of separation? Malcolm Alexander explores the small-world model and how social networks are responsible for unexpected consequences of small but familiar coincidences of social life. It appears...
Australia's international education sector has grown strongly over the last 15 years, but its market position is narrowly focused on certain sectors, disciplines and locations in Australia. There is considerable scope for growth in the secondary school international student market in regional Australia, with flow-on...
This study explores cross regional variation of income within Queensland. This is done using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Of particular interest is the role that education has played in regional income determination. The...