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NSW long term transport master plan

The NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan sets the framework for the NSW Government to deliver an integrated, modern transport system that puts the customer first.
Technical report

An analysis of MDBA modelling outputs for the draft basin plan: Hydrodynamic modelling of the Coorong and Murray mouth

This document has been written to allow the draft Basin Plan to be assessed as to whether it will protect the essential attributes of this internationally important wetlands.
Journal article

A home amongst the gum trees

I am one of the approximately 70,000 ANF members who choose to live in rural or remote Australia. Whilst I commute by train to the city daily for work I escape each evening to my 'home among the gum trees'. Amidst the beauty of the...

Feeding the future

Dr Emerson, Minister for Trade and Competitiveness and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Asian Century, launched Feeding the Future - A Joint Australia-China Report on Strengthening Investment and Technological Cooperation in Agriculture to Enhance Food Security on 20 December 2012. The report marks...

A New Federation with a Cities and Regional Approach

This paper sets out to address these multiple, overlapping and interacting problems by proposing a complete restructuring of the Australian Federation to a new governance model, based on two tiers of government rather than three, and with clearly designated roles and responsibilities between these tiers...
Fact sheet

Cancer in rural Australia

Cancer is responsible for Australia's largest disease burden, and people with cancer in rural areas have poorer survival rates than those living in major metropolitan centres.

Central Queensland Workforce Development Initiatives

The proposed Central Queensland Resource Catchment Workforce Development Strategy (CQRCWDS) project was initiated by RDA Mackay Whitsunday and the Queensland Government to explore a way to address the projected skills shortages in the resources sector in Central Queensland. This report is a starting point in...

Beating Around the Bush

Since the beginning of the mining boom Australia's rural sector has lost $43.5 billion in export income. This includes $14.9 billion in 2010-11 alone. These losses have occurred because the mining boom has forced the Australian dollar to historic highs. The damage the mining boom...

Australian Farm Survey Results 2009-10 to 2011-12

This report provides a detailed profile of the financial performance of farm businesses in the grains, livestock and dairy industries in the years 2009-10 to 2011-12. These industries include 68 per cent of farm business units in Australia. The report also includes analysis of changes...

Australian Mayors: What Can and Should They Do?

Recent decades have seen significant developments in the role of mayors across the world. These developments have mirrored the widening international discourse on local governance and civic leadership, and are part of broader changes sweeping through local government. Australian local governments have been subject to...