Critical preparation for international student travel
13 Jul 2018

International student exchanges are an increasingly popular aspect of the internationalisation of higher education around the globe. Whether as short-term mobility projects or semester long ‘study abroad’ opportunities, the benefits of such international study experiences have been well documented.

Higher education institutions, departments and...

Briefing paper

An analysis of non-Australian government funded parliamentary travel between 2010 and 2018
26 Jun 2018

This report uses the information that Members and Senators disclose on the Federal Registers of Interests to analyse the top funders of our federal parliamentarians’ overseas travel.


19 Oct 2017

This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.


25 Jul 2017

The new Consular Strategy for 2017–19 is intended to guide Australia's consular priorities for the next three years and build on the framework of the first Strategy.

Journal article

16 Oct 2016

This article considers the transformations taking place in the consular landscape and the resulting pressures on departments of foreign affairs both in Australia and elsewhere. For Australia, the challenges are particularly compelling. As the Lowy Institute has observed in successive reports, Australia’s anaemic overseas representation...


22 Jun 2016

Under Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program, young people (aged 18 to 30 years) from certain countries may apply for one of two visas—Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462). The visa available to applicants depends on their country of citizenship, but...


22 Apr 2016


Unruly passenger incidents have received considerable media attention over the past few years. Unruly passengers are those whose demeanour, behaviour or failure to comply with cabin crew directions present a threat to the safety or security of the aircraft and/or those on...


1 Apr 2015

Describes baseline levels of active transport usage in Australian cities, and thus provides a platform from which future interventions in low carbon precinct planning and design can be assessed in terms of their capability to increase the levels of active transport.

Executive Summary...


26 Feb 2015

Examines the trends and drivers of growth in Australian international tourism with a view to understanding their implications for government policy.


Tourism is a significant contributor to the Australian economy

Tourism is important to Australia’s economy — people are...


1 Feb 2015

Provides an outline of the current research around medical tourism, especially its impact on Australians.

Background Medical tourism is a burgeoning industry in our region. It involves patients traveling outside of their home country for medical treatment.

Objective This article provides...


5 Sep 2014

Spending by international visitors is expected to grow by 25 per cent to $8.3 billion by 2020, according to this report.

Background of the report:

Each year, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) produces tourism forecasts to support planning and...


10 Aug 2014

Overview: Globalisation has ushered us into an era where the ability to travel almost anywhere in the world is at our fingertips. As more and more people hit the road, seeking out cultures and places previous generations could only dream of ever seeing, many...


29 Jul 2014

In this panel discussion Zoe Daniel from ABC Foreign Correspondent and Stan Grant from Sky News share their experiences working in the field as Australian foreign correspondents.


13 Mar 2014

The objective of the audit was to assess the Australian Federal Police's (AFP’s) management of policing services at Australian international airports. In order to form a conclusion against this audit objective, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) examined if:

the transition to the 'All...

Journal article

3 Mar 2014

Abstract: The growing popularity of online hospitality exchange networks like Couchsurfing and Airbnb point toward a new paradigm of sociality for a mobile and networked society as hospitable encounters among friends and strangers become entangled with social media and networking technologies. Inspired by Andreas Wittel’s...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

Parents are important decision makers about children’s activities. It is critical to identify their attitudes and how they differ across neighbourhoods, and for what reasons parents grant ‘licences’ to their children for independent mobility and active travel. Past research on parental attitudes has produced a...


8 Aug 2012

This project aims to examine whether older Australians face age discrimination when purchasing travel insurance products, through an understanding of their experiences with travel insurance and analysis of selected travel insurance offerings. Two phases of consumer research were undertaken to explore the attitudes and experiences...


18 Nov 2011

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the lived experiences of contemporary Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) women voyagers and navigators from the double hulled sailing canoe Hōkūle'a. The research is unique because it addresses the historical and contemporary gaps in scholarly texts and publications...


9 Aug 2010

Climate change associated with greenhouse gas emissions is widely recognised as one of the world’s most serious challenges. Road transport is a key contributor, accounting for a 20.9% increase in South Australia’s emissions between 1990 and 2005. Of the State’s total transport-related emissions...

Conference paper

13 Nov 2009

With most of the apprehension, uncertainty and fear that was associated initially with native title has dissipated, this paper examines the areas in which the legislation and native title processes could be improved.

The paper examines the following issues: • What native title issues...



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