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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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
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Loans for Victorian local governments to improve services and infrastructure

This briefing is focussed on guidelines fromthe new Local Council Lending Framework, which provide an outline of the key steps, milestones, and criteria for Victorian local governments to successfully access loans from TCV, and how councils can make best use of this new low-cost funding source.

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Strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation

This is the second briefing in our series on the nexus between governance, recovery, and economic transitions. It explores strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation, reviewing research and emerging economic thinking about the enablers of economic growth outside of the major capital cities.

Australia
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IPCC findings and addressing climate change at the local level

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) first working group report in early August attracted significant attention. This briefing provides a summary of the report and an overview of what this may mean for Australia.

Australia