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Crossing the bridge to sustainable infrastructure investing: exploring ways to make it across

The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient. At the same...
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Improving access to government through better use of the web

Recognizing that governments throughout the World need assistance and guidance in achieving the promises of electronic government through technology and the Web, this document seeks to define and call forth, but not yet solve, the variety of issues and challenges faced by governments. The use...
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Meeting Auckland’s growth challenge: the innovation city

Auckland is confronted with a three-sided growth challenge. There are not enough homes, there is growing traffic congestion and solving either problem is becoming increasingly unaffordable.
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Consumer voices: Sustaining advocacy and research in Australia's new consumer policy framework

This issues paper outlines the Australian Government’s approach to consumer policy, as well as existing Australian Government support for consumer advocacy and consumer policy research. It raises issues in relation to finding sustainable approaches to supporting consumer advocacy and consumer policy-focused research in the medium...
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Commodity price shocks and the Australian economy since Federation

Australia has experienced frequent and large commodity export price shocks like Third World commodity exporters, but this price volatility has had much more modest impact on economic performance. Why? This paper explores Australian terms of trade volatility since 1901. It identifies two major price shock...
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Territory 2030: fresh ideas, real results - draft strategy

Following six months of consultation the Territory 2030 Steering Committee has produced the draft Territory 2030 strategy. The Steering Committee is now seeking comment and feedback on the draft via community meetings and online (0).
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Higher education in TAFE

Growth in mixed-sector institutions offering both vocational and higher education qualifications is expected to increase given recent and predicted policy changes. This issues paper focuses on the provision and management of higher education in TAFE institutes. Issues raised for discussion include the governance of mixed-sector...
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Human rights: Australia versus the UN

Australia prides itself on being a 'good international citizen'. But how does Australia fare with regard to human rights from an international perspective asks Hilary Charlesworth. It is a party to all major human rights treaties and yet reluctant to make them work at a...
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The wealth distributions of migrant and Australian-born households

Wealth is an important measure of overall economic well-being, and influences migrants’ ability to integrate into their new country. Using data from the 2002 HILDA survey, Rochelle Belkar explores the disparity between the wealth distributions of Australian and foreign-born households. Her results reveal that immigrants...
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Reform of the taxation of employee share schemes

Following community concerns with the changes in the the taxation of employee share schemes announced on Budget night and the possible unintended adverse impacts, the government has fast-tracked the consultation process on this change. This consultation paper and exposure draft bill seeks to provide a...