Strategic National Research Priorities

The Australian Government announced its strategic research priorities to drive investment in areas that are of immediate and critical importance to Australia and its place in the world. The 5 challenges adopted as the overarching structure for the development of the priorities are: Living in a changing environment Promoting population health and wellbeing Managing our food and water assets Securing Australia’s place in a changing world Lifting productivity and economic growth. More information about the priorities is available at the […]

Climate change and the community sector: a new report

People experiencing poverty and inequality will be affected first and worst by the impacts of climate change. The Extreme Weather, Climate Change and the Community Sector – Risks and Adaptations project examined the relationship between physical and social infrastructure (in the form of CSO service provision. Major findings include that community sector organisations are not prepared to respond to climate change events with many small and medium organisations at risk of permanent closure – for example, one week after an extreme […]