Economic development

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Report

Unlocking the potential of Earth observation to address Africa’s critical challenges

This report discusses how Earth observation data can be used for harnessing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for the public good throughout the African continent.
Briefing paper

Beyond the Union: a new platform for European cooperation

This paper outlines one option for future cooperation on development and foreign policy issues between the European Union, the United Kingdom and the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries.
Report

Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission: final report

This report offers a blueprint for the Northern Territory's economic rebound – with an ambitious goal of making the Territory a $40 billion economy by 2030. The report also identifies regional growth, and Aboriginal economic development and empowerment, as key to the Territory’s future success.
Report

Inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia: final report

Regional inequality has been increasing in many countries. It is well recognised that living standards across Australia are also not equal. People in regions away from the capital cities generally have lower incomes, poorer health outcomes, less access to services. This inquiry report looks at...
Report

'Thinking big!' Resetting northern Australia’s national security posture

Governments and policy-makers have long recognised the strategic importance of Australia’s north to national defence, regional engagement and power projection. This report highlights the vast economic opportunities in northern Australia and how they can contribute to our national security.
Conference paper

Urban entrepreneurialism: the case of the office of Western Sydney, 1998 - 2003

This paper explores the record of the Office of Western Sydney, as a thinly resourced and barely empowered institutional mechanism with a nonetheless impressive record, and identifies the strategy of dynamic network creation and utilisation that allowed positive changes to be achieved in developing and...
Report

The impacts of specialisation and diversification on Australia's mid-sized towns

This report examines the impacts of economic specialisation and diversification on Australia’s mid-sized towns. For the purposes of this project, mid-sized towns include all settlements with a population of 5,000 to 50,000 persons.
Conference paper

The urban economy: analytical, research and policy challenges

An understanding of the economic base of cities is necessary for their effective management. We need to develop both the economic tools and the policy expertise necessary for that purpose.
Conference paper

Placing the Sydney economy: understanding the reterritorialisation of Australia's eastern seaboard

This paper presents an argument for the need to develop a more sophisticated and much needed understanding of the economic role of Sydney within the contemporary Australian eastern seaboard economy as a prerequisite to the development of appropriate urban and regional physical, economic and social...
Report

Green shoots: opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy

This report looks at the green economy, taking stock of the current environmental footprint and development of ‘green’ sectors, as well as identifying opportunities to grow a sustainable and diverse Western Australian economy.