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'Lead me to the harbour!': plotting Darwin harbour's future course

In this report, the authors seek to move Australia’s public policy discourse on the future of Darwin port beyond a binary choice. In doing so, they consider the harbour’s history, the nature of its strategic importance to Australia and our allies, and opportunities for its...

Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence

This is an exploratory study that has aimed to bring to light some perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Tiwi Islands, Mornington Peninsula and Darwin on family violence, with an emphasis on the positive role law and culture plays...
Discussion paper

Digital radio multiplex transmission services in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart: consultation and position paper

On 30 October 2018, the ACCC received three new access undertakings in relation to the commencement of digital radio services in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. This consultation paper is designed to seek stakeholders’ views on the degree to which the undertakings meet the legislative requirements...

Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women: final report

Foregrounding the perspective of Aboriginal people who work within the family violence space or have had experience of family violence, this report supports the creation of a network of place-based Indigenous family violence strategies owned and managed by Indigenous people.

Heat mitigation program: Darwin, Northern Territory

This document presents the mitigation study for the CBD area of Darwin, performed by the High Performance Architecture Group of UNSW, Faculty of Built Environment.The first part of the report includes the methods and the results of the terrestrial and aerial monitoring campaign, the evaluation...

Here's what social media can tell us about the performance of Australian cities

Since 2016, the Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities, providing local leaders with critical near-time data on the skills, connections and mobility of their workers.

Guide to urban cooling strategies

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia
Journal article

Carbon reduction programs and lower income households in Australian cities

This paper presents preliminary findings of a recent research project on the barriers that lower-income households in four Australian cities – Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin – face in reducing their carbon consumption, and the impact of programs implemented by federal and state governments and...
Journal article

Influence of rainfall on the thermal and energy performance of a low rise building in diverse locations of the hot humid tropics

Rainfall is seldom addressed in the analysis of climates for building design, usually neglected for building thermal performance calculations, and there is very little research about its potential cooling effect.
Journal article

Is deteriorating housing affordability reducing lower income central city worker supply and productivity?

The study examines whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income central city workers is having an impact on central city businesses and on the overall productivity of those economies.

Path+Ways: towards best practice in Indigenous access education

In Australia, regional and remote Indigenous students are under‐represented in both higher education and vocational education and training. Access (or enabling) education programs are important in lifting participation rates and potentially in encouraging mobility between the sectors. However, there is a clear lack of evidence...
Conference paper

Exploring cultures of belonging in Darwin, Australia

This paper argues that the use of visual methods such as participatory video can co-producing sensory and embodied knowledges of belonging in a north Australian city with a history of assimilationist and racially discriminatory policies.

Chinese investment in the Port of Darwin: a strategic risk for Australia?

The Port of Darwin lease highlights an urgent need to review how Australia takes account of its national security interests in making decisions about foreign investment.

Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women: state of knowledge paper

Summary: This state of knowledge paper draws on both national and international literature and policy and program evaluations, to establish what is currently known about innovative responses to violence against Indigenous women in Australia. A key issue for researchers and practitioners lies in whether it...
Case study

Improving Aboriginal patient journeys - cardiac case studies

Other authors
Daphne Perry, Jeff Tinsley, Hugh Auckram, Wendy Corkhill, Sarah Wyatt, Natalie McCabe
The Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys study aims to develop, refine and evaluate a set of Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools for use in quality improvement and education. A collaborative approach to knowledge exchange was used, with the research team working with staff and managers from...

City of Darwin arts plan 2015 – 2020

The City of Darwin arts plan provides a strategic focus for the council to deliver on its commitments to arts and culture over the next five years. The aspirations in this plan have been developed in consultation with the community, key stakeholders and arts and...

“Queue jumpers” and the perils of crossing Sydney Harbour on a Manly ferry

This article tries to test the assumption that asylum seeker policy is guided by public opinion. It analyses events in November and December 1977 during the final stages of the federal election campaign.
Conference paper

Darwin after dark: illuminating suburban atmospheres

In Australian cities, culturally diverse suburban landscapes are often sensed as discomforting sites of fear and anxiety, particularly after dark. This paper draws on the contemporary literature on affective atmospheres to show how racialised Indigenous and asylum seeker bodies become present in different ways in...

Alice Springs Region Economic Profile at a Glance

This economic snapshot of Central Australia provides some facts about the region and highlights key aspects of the local economy and how it is changing over time. Seventeen percent (41 042) of Territorians live in the Central Australia region, an area of almost 570,000 square...

Tenant Creek Region Economic Profile at a Glance

This economic snapshot of the Tennant Creek (Barkly) Region provides some facts about the region and highlights key aspects of the local economy and how it has changed over time. Approximately three percent (6 682) of Territorians live in the Barkly region, an area of...
Discussion paper

Explanatory paper Draft Variation to Licence Area Plan for Darwin and Katherine Television and Radio

This discussion paper is supplementary to the explanatory paper for the Draft Variation to the Licence Area Plan – Darwin and Katherine Television and Radio – No. 1 of 2011 and the Draft Licence Area Plan – Darwin Television. The sole purpose of this paper...
Conference paper

Cultural industries and the environment: towards a sustainable knowledge economy

This paper draws upon findings from a 3 year creative industries study- 'Creative Tropical City'- to examine the enabling role played by the natural environment in terms of local creativity.
Conference paper

Governing urban change in a global financial crisis: a comparative analysis of waterfront renewal in Adelaide, Darwin and Melbourne

Urban waterfront regeneration is one of the largest changes to the structure of Australian and many world cities over the last two decades. Yet there is no comparative research which evaluates their governing with particular attention to the relationship and responsibility of state and local...

Independent review of governance arrangements at Royal Darwin Hospital

This report considers the Royal Darwin Hospital's current policy framework, practices supporting clinical governance and the structural relationships between corporate and clinical governance within the hospital and between the hospital and the NT Department of Health and Families.

Creative tropical city: mapping Darwin's creative industries

If Darwin wants to be more than the sum of its parts, the key question posed by this report is critical – namely, what strengths and capacities does Australia’s northernmost capital have to draw upon to be renowned as a Creative Tropical City? The Creative...