Publications

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Publications

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Publications

Building a housing industry from the relics of a car industry
Unless you have been living under a rock, you couldn’t help but hear the dying wail of manufacturing here in Australia. Car manufacturing and food manufacturing being the most recent victims. There’s no shortage of potential contributors: the high Australian dollar, the natural resources sector, the unions, cheap foreign imports, etc. Although
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Three major loopholes in the Direct Action climate plan
You could be forgiven for missing it, but on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, federal environment minister Greg Hunt released the draft details of the Emissions Reduction Fund – the centrepiece of the government’s Direct Action climate policy. The Direct Action plan is crucial if Australia is to meet its modest emissions goal of a 5% red
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Embedding environmental risk in finance: Current methods and ongoing challenges
By combining desktop analysis, survey results, and workshop data from the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) network, we provide an overview and analysis of the current suite of environmental risk management tools and guidelines in this paper. It focuses specifically on those that address biodiversity and ecosystem ser
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Perth congested by a lack of realism
While I was on a summer holiday when I was seven years old, my dog, Peewee, went missing, destined never to come back.Of course I was heartbroken, but with the unshakable faith in authority that any seven-year-old has, I wrote to the then prime minister Bob Hawke, asking if
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Public transport: Middle class welfare?
Public transport: Middle class welfare? This week, The Committee for Perth released the findings from a study called ‘The Rising Cost of Living in Perth’. This report looks at the operating costs for households in Perth. Affo
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The S Factor: Putting sustainability into credit ratings
Environmental risks as a result of pollution, ecological degradation and resource scarcity are having an increasingly measurable effect on the valuation of corporate assets around the world. Successive improvements in the realm of credit risk analysis have contributed to our improved understanding of risk, materiality, and how to factor material issu
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Federals faff with carbon, Western Australian emissions skyrocket
The ability of a country to make its mind up says a lot about how prepared it is for the future, its resilience and its competitive standing. How a country goes about reducing its carbon is very revealing. Germany always seem to have
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Pilbara 2050: Long-term economic viability?
How does an area get beyond its iconic mono thematic industrial output? What choices and selections does it have to make? This report is about the Pilbara but could equally be about any regional area.
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