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Budget Bolster for AURIN’s Capabilities

As the dust settles after the flurry of activity in Canberra from the Budget and subsequent ministerial announcements, we can report the outcome for AURIN. In short, we are told that AURIN will be receiving approximately $18.9 million over a five-year period. The announcement covers the years from the current 2017/18 financial year until 2021/23. […]

AURIN and the Humanities and Social Sciences Data Enhanced Virtual Lab

Sometimes to move forward we need to take a step back. AURIN is currently working with several teams from the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences to modernise historical census and crime data. When combined this data will enable new insights into how Australian societies have formed and changed over time. The key outcomes from the project will be increased cooperation […]

AURIN and the Logan Project

Griffith University, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) and the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) are working together to implement and host a Regional Data Service for the Logan area. The Service will provide a mix of demographic and health regional data service for the Logan region,  with the aim of support the needs of […]

National Health Services Directory Restricted Access Data

National Health Services Directory (NHSD) Restricted Access Data The National Health Services Directory (‘NHSD’), published by Healthdirect Australia, is a comprehensive and consolidated national directory of health services and related health service providers in both the public and private sectors across all Australian jurisdictions. The purpose of the NHSD is to provide consistent, authoritative, reliable […]

Case Study: Analysing Housing Affordability

Outline of the Research Housing affordability in Australia has become a critical concern for young would-be homeowners and policy-makers alike. It has been the focus of a large body of research in Australia, and as house prices increase rapidly, has increasingly become a contentious political concern. Yet, despite the rhetoric emerging from various groups around […]

Welcome to AURIN’s new Animation

Welcome to AURIN from AURIN on Vimeo. Australia’s population is predicted to double by mid-century, with 7 out of 10 people living and working in just 5 mega-metro regions. AURIN—the ‘Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network’ —is a national service that empowers urban researchers, planners and policy makers to transform Australia’s growing population centres and regions […]

Can tweets from the streets improve traffic?

A way to mine Twitter data to identify real-time traffic jams and accident black spots has been developed by University of Melbourne researchers. These ‘tweets from the streets’ could give urban planners the big data they need to make our transport systems more efficient, identify accident black spots and make our cities more liveable. “We […]

Are we planning adequate healthcare for the coming ‘ageing boom’?

Mapping cities and health services for future Zimmer frame zones Researchers in Sydney are mapping Australia’s health services and population projections to identify where future hospitals, GPs and even dentists will be most needed as baby boomers hit retirement age. Already stretched health budgets will need to cover the ballooning needs of Australia’s ageing population […]