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The longer-term shift to hybrid working: Implications for local government

This briefing looks at the Productivity Commission’s recently-released Working from Home research paper (the Paper, hereafter) which explores the shift to working from home (WFH), and contemplates how WFH (and remote work more generally) is likely to evolve.

Australia
Members

Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021

With the UN Climate Change Conference – the Conference of Parties (COP26) – to go ahead in Glasgow at the end of the month, there is a renewed and urgent focus on the need for action to address climate change. This briefing provides a review of the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021, to understand…

Australia
Members

Considering rating: what should local governments look for?

This briefing looks at how rates are applied and considers the different approaches available to councils, and explores the basis of property valuation used for rating purposes, the use of differential rates and the application of a minimum rate or fixed charge. The principals of equity (capacity to pay and benefits received) are also considered.

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September Think Tank Review

Our think tank reviews cover the latest research and thought leadership from research institutions in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Members

Time to trade asbestos fear for education

Many houses, sheds, and rural properties across Australia still contain asbestos cement sheeting and other asbestos-containing products, attention is now focused on the safe and responsible disposal of existing products. This briefing shares a case study of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s innovative asbestos education campaign.

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Members

Measuring social impact

This briefing provides a high-level summary of the Roadmap to Social Impact – why measurement matters, the key steps it comprises, and the importance of a culture that values evaluation and resources it accordingly.

Australia
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Implications of the accelerating global shift to electric vehicles

This briefing considers the implications for fleet procurement options in Australia, and provides a review of the current and coming range of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) models under $100,000 – ones that may provide additional options for fleet replacement vehicles.

Australia With case study
Members

Energy From Waste Infrastructure Plan: Moving to a circular economy

The Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan guides the strategic planning and investment for future thermal energy from waste facilities until 2041. The Plan aims to provide certainty of where waste to energy facilities will be located to maximise NSW’s waste management needs, employment opportunities, and waste innovation opportunities.

Australia
Members

Understanding Australia’s future infrastructure needs

Infrastructure Australia’s 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan sets a roadmap for infrastructure reform up to 2036. This briefing provides a summary of the plan with a focus on the key themes and areas for reform as they related to local government.

Australia