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Accountability covers a broad range of government actions intended to keep the voters informed of how the government is performing. Everyone wants accountability, but commonly only notice its absence when a scandal erupts. Invariably, scandals are accompanied by a claim that the public ought to...
Discusses the emergence of Rural Development Organisations (RDOs) in small rural communities around Australia.
Adani impact by Queensland electorate: how Galilee Basin development affects the economics and politics of the existing Queensland coal industry
This discussion paper draws on modelling by coal industry analysts, which shows that a big expansion of coal exports from the Galilee Basin would have a major impact on coal production from coal mines in the Bowen and Surat basins in southern Queensland.
Stopping the NAIF loan to Adani and redirecting it to other industries makes good sense economically, environmentally and politically, argues Tom Swann.
Rigorous follow-up systems for abnormal results are essential to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Failure to follow up abnormal test results is an important patient safety issue and requires urgent attention.
This article explores a range of practical study design considerations that need to be addressed if bottom-up input is to be effectively engaged in the regional development planning process.
The paper outlines the systems used in Queensland, and suggests a possible approach to land-use planning for hazardous establishments that incorporates the ideas of total risk management.