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Drying up: what to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China

This publication consolidates the highlights from several recent ADB technical assistance studies that relate to improving disaster risk management and water resources management in the China. The studies provided good references for examining how the PRC could holistically and simultaneously address its issues of water...
Working paper

The impact of free trade agreements on business activity: a survey of firms in the People's Republic of China

The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has emerged as a major player in the global economy and considers free trade agreements (FTAs) an important part of its global trading strategy. The PRCs export industries are embedded in existing regional and global production networks and are...

Australian head of state

The Australian Sex Party supports the abolition of the British Monarch as Australia’s constitutional Head of State and the establishment of an independent, sovereign republic with an Australian Head of State.
Conference paper

The republic and its impact on property rights in Sydney

This paper offers a theoretical inquiry into the institutional arrangements to enable an innovative land restitution model for Sydney within a new Republic, by vesting the superior interest in land (and buildings thereon) in the stewardship of the customary indigenous guardians (rather than the State...

Should New Zealand become a republic?

The recent visit to New Zealand by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has ignited the debate about whether New Zealand should become a republic or remain governed by the Monarch. During the tour, many opinions were put forth including one by Prime Minister John...

UNHCR monitoring visit to the Republic of Nauru 7 to 9 October 2013

UNHCR undertook a visit to the Republic of Nauru from 7 to 9 October 2013 to assess the progress by Australia and Nauru in implementing their commitments under the 1951 Refugee Convention since UNHCR’s December 2012 and March 2013 visits and to review the reception...

Tracking the push for an Australian republic

In the Australian Senate on 23 June 2003, the South Australian Senator Stott Despoja, also on behalf of Senator Bolkus, moved: (1) That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee for inquiry and report: (a) the most appropriate process for...

A review of the health leadership and management capacity in Lao People's Democratic Republic

This review describes the current state of health leadership and management capacity and issues that affect management performance at the district level in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos). A review and analysis of the health management and leadership capacity issues that affect...

Australia - Republic of Korea: new security arrangements

Richard Broinowski of the University of Sydney notes that the Joint Statement on Enhanced Global and Security Cooperation between Australia and the Republic of Korea "provides for expanded practical defence cooperation in military information-sharing, peace-keeping, civil-military cooperation, joint exercises and training, and technical exchanges in...

Energy conservation in the People's Republic of China: Fiscal measures

The Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has demonstrated a strong commitment to conserve energy, resources, ecology and the environment; and enhance institutional capacities for sustainable development. It has also emphasized the intent to adopt fiscal and taxation systems that are conducive to...