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Fly-in, fly-out in the Western Australian resources sector

This paper describes the benefits of fly-in, fly-out operations to regional areas.
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Focus on regions 3: taxable income

This information paper makes a case for the adoption of taxable income as an indicator of economic activity in Australia's regions. It presents statistical analyses and case studies to demonstrate the superiority of taxable income over either population or employment as an indicator of regional...
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Focus on regions 4: social capital

This paper presents and analyses statistical information relating to social capital in Australia and its regions. It also explores the relationship between social capital and the economic and social wellbeing of Australia's regions.
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Equitable Density - report 3 - metropolitan scale

This final report focuses on policies, processes and economies that operate at the regional scale and their impact on lower income and disadvantaged households. It considers policies that affect the structural features of housing markets, policies and investment affecting urban regions, and the governance arrangements...
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Equitable Density - report 2 - neighbourhood scale

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become an increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South...
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Equitable Density - report 1 - the building scale

To begin, this report on the building scale considers the most important issues in both individual dwellings (e.g. apartments) and higher density buildings as a whole, and how these can influence the quality of life of lower income and vulnerable residents.
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Is there a problem with Chinese international students?

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.
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Hurricane briefing

Extreme weather events include hurricanes (referred to as'tropical cyclones' in Australia) – because they are now occurring in a more energetic climate system with a hotter, moister atmosphere.
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Stimulating innovation: comparative and competitive advantages, and the role of competencies

The purpose of this note is to highlight the crucial, but under-recognised, role of generic competencies and to emphasise their potential to enhance innovation and the State’s competitive advantages.
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Policy information brief 4: sustainable and thriving rural communities under climate change

This Brief addresses the challenges rural communities face in adapting to a variable and changing climate. It was developed through a consultation workshop in Dubbo together with extensive exchange with relevant stakeholders and experts.