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Economic development

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Conference paper

Why communities protest: a case study of the protest signs of Yaroomba (SE Qld)

This study uses a case study of community activism at Yaroomba, a small town on the Sunshine Coast (SC) of South East Queensland, Australia, to illustrate a campaign of resistance to a proposed beachfront highrise development. The paper's aim was the artefact analysis of these...
Position paper

ATSE 2022 Federal election position statement

This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
Policy

A bold build for a strong, clean economy

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on supporting local manufacturing and boosting Australia's economic growth.
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint 2022: from recovery to resilience

The Australian Federal Budget is a major annual event. It’s an opportunity for the government of the day to set out its vision for Australia’s future. This paper outlines the Blueprint Institute's assessment of the fiscal position Australia finds itself in.
Book

Papua New Guinea: government, economy and society

Papua New Guinea, a nation of now almost nine million people, continues to evolve and adapt. Edited by Professor Stephen Howes and Professor Lekshmi N. Pillai, this book is highly recommended for students, policy-makers and anyone interested in understanding this complex and fascinating country.
Literature review

New Zealand’s areas of (economic) strength

This report presents the findings of a literature review about New Zealand’s areas of economic strength (and critical weakness) compared with other countries
Guide

Victoria Summit 2021 playbook

After 12 months of collaboration that brought together thought leaders from industry, unions, governments, the community and educational institutions from across Victoria, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has published this summit playbook.
Report

Pacific prosperity through social enterprise

The new rubric presented in this report provides a well-evidenced model for understanding the core elements of Pacific social enterprise, which in turn can inform future investments and planning of sustainable Pacific social enterprise models, unlocking the potential of Pacific communities, families and successful enterprises.
Report

An investment-led strategy for building Australia-India economic relations

Australia needs to emphasise investment with India to properly unlock the synergies between the two economies. This report identifies three specific strategies for realising this goal: promoting Australia private sector investment into India, the encouragement of joint ventures in global value chains, and the alignment...
Report

Breaking new ground

To secure enduring prosperity in south-west Queensland, this report argues that the state cannot rely on renewable projects alone—many of the jobs they create are short-term construction jobs, with far fewer long-term stable jobs in maintenance and operations. This report outlines the opportunities that are...
Report

The engagement of traditional owners in the economic development of northern Australia

A key recommendation in this report is that the Australian government should support initiatives to improve innovative use of land tenure systems across northern Australia and to make land management more effective and beneficial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Report

Closing the divide: how to really level up the UK

Long-standing inequality between and within regions in the United Kingdom is holding back millions of households and acting as a drag on economic prosperity. This report purposes five major shifts in the old local economic development model if this divide is to be reduced.
Briefing paper

Elevating development to the heart of Australian foreign policy

This briefing asserts that recognising and resourcing an effective and inclusive development program as a unique national capability can help Australia work with its partners in the region to shape a world that delivers human security, peace and stability, prosperity for all, and a cooperative...
Report

The Australian night time economy: looking to the future

This report provides a summary of of the current-state and future needs of Australia's night time economy as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report aims to help Australia’s capital city councils to plan for the future needs of their night time economies
Report

The future of the digital CBD: Melbourne and beyond

This report provides the multi-disciplinary context for, and approach to, building a digital CBD. The report draws together expertise surrounding digital technologies and cities from economics, law, the social sciences, media and communications, and cybersecurity, to identify Melbourne’s challenges, transition points and opportunities.
Report

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province: a vanguard for advancing the Australia-Vietnam economic relationship

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (BVRT) province is an emerging economic hub in Vietnam, with new developments in infrastructure that make it a competitive destination for Australian investment. This report suggests that Western Australia in particular has a unique opportunity to boost ties, having signed a memorandum...
Report

Te Waipounamu and Asia: South Island business connections with Asia now and in the future

The purpose of the research is to gain an understanding of the breadth and depth of links between South Island businesses and Asia.
Discussion paper

From the ground up: a blueprint for economic diversification in regional Australia

This paper argues that the Australian government has a responsibility to ensure the cost of decarbonisation does not fall disproportionately on the shoulders of regional Australians, because when regional Australia does well, all Australians do well.
Report

Economic coercion in Indo-Pacific island states: building resilience

Indo-Pacific island states face diverse challenges as they grapple with their own unique vulnerabilities to the geopolitical consequences of growing strategic competition in the region. This report explores the vulnerability of island states to economic coercion and the risks they face in navigating the growing...
Report

Levelling up: five questions about what the government means by the phrase

This report looks at what is known about the UK government’s priorities for 'levelling up.' Based on the Plan for Growth, Boris Johnson’s levelling up speech in July, and the main policies announced so far, it is clear that levelling up is about more than...