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Resolving the Infrastructure Funding Crisis in Australian Local Government: A Bond Market Issue Approach Based on Local Council Income

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Byrnes, Joel; Dollery, Brian; Crase, Lin; Simmons, Phil
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Numerous state-based and national public inquiries across Australia have demonstrated conclusively that local councils face almost insurmountable problems in coping with the problem of financing a massive backlog in local infrastructure maintenance and renewal. Various solutions have been advanced to tackle the problem, including t ....

Responding to Farm Poverty in Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Botterill, Linda
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Political Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.1
  • Country: Australia

In May 2005, the Commonwealth announced changes to the eligibility criteria for a number of farm welfare payments which have resulted in farmers receiving such payments on more generous terms than other disadvantaged groups in the community. The changes passed largely unremarked by the media or political commentators. Farm welfare programs are de ....

Rethinking the future of northern Australia's regions: more than mines, dams and development dreams

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Northern Australia remains the topic of fierce debate and renewed policy interest. While discussion often centres on the prospects for particular industries or projects, it is essential that the national debate and resulting policy frameworks take into account the diversity of situation and opportunity in the north. To identify the imperatives f ....

Royalties for Regions: Accountability and Sustainability

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: McLure, Michael
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 3, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

To determine whether the Western Australian (WA) Government's 'royalties for regions' policy will enhance economic welfare it is necessary to (i) know the net fiscal transfer that the community wants the State Government to provide between Perth and regional WA and (ii) determine whether the royalties for regions policy brings the ....

Rural lifestyle and landscape change : emerging challenges for extension : a national forum

  • Year: 2007
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741514940
  • Country: Australia

A national forum, convened by the Department of Primary Industries Victoria, was held at Rutherglen on 20-21 July 2005. The purpose of the forum was to capture new knowledge and explore engagement strategies and capacity-building opportunities for the small lifestyle farm sector. The papers from the forum included here are: Engagin ....

Rural policy and direct local participation: Democracy, inclusiveness, collective agency, and locality-based policy

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Swanson, Louis E
  • Journal Name: Rural Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.66, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Columbia, United Kingdom
  • Country: United States, Mexico

During the closing decades of the twentieth century, the federal government has experienced a period of delegitimation and fiscal crisis that has led to decentralization of some federal programs and a fledgling revival of community- and place-based policies. Historic and recent records of locality-based policies suggest that they are not pan ....

Rural Research and Development Corporations

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740373449
  • Country: Australia

Key points • Through the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), rural industries and the Australian Government together invest some $490 million a year in R&D. • This co-investment model has important strengths, including: helping to ensure that public money is not spent on research of little practical value; and facilitati ....

Rural-Urban Partnerships: An integrated approach to economic development

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Name: OECD Rural Policy Reviews
  • Publisher: OECD
  • ISBN: 9789264204805

Urban and rural areas enjoy different and often complementary assets, and better integration between them is important for socio-economic performance. This report provides a framework to understand the changing relationships between urban and rural areas. It is focused on one approach that can enhance and better manage rural-urban relationships ....

Scoping Study: Impact of Fly-In Fly-Out/ Drive-In Drive-Out Work Practices on Local Government

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Morris, Robyn
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This research identifies potential gaps in the literature, provides a greater understanding of the impacts of Fly-In Fly-Out/ Drive-In Drive-Out work practices within the local government context, and suggests areas to focus upon for future research. Report Locationhttp://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCs ....

Search Conference Background Paper: Strengthening Local Government Revenue

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Comrie, John
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Over the past decade or so there has been considerable attention given to the state of Australian local governments' finances, the capacity of local governments to fund reasonable and appropriate service levels, why local governments may have financial challenges and what if anything should be done about these matters. There have ....

Security: Fraud in regional and remote Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jorna, Penny
  • Journal Name: Government News
  • Journal Number: Vol. 31, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

A variety of fraud risks arise with the work of government agencies in regional and remote communities, writes Penny Jorna. Report Locationhttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=456279495594688;res=IELHSS ....

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing: Local Perspectives on the Livable Communities Act

  • Year: 2010
  • Journal Name: Congressional Documents and Publication
  • Publisher: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.
  • Published Location: Lanham, United States
  • Country: United States

Through advocacy and assistance, NARC's mission is to increase funding and authority for all regional councils (RCs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), regardless of their size or location, and to strengthen American regions and communities in transportation, economic and community development, homeland security, and the en ....

Service Delivery Reviews in Australian Local Government

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Walker G.; Gray M.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) has commissioned this research project to profile Service Delivery Reviews within Australian Local Government. In particular, the research examines a number of councils that have successfully undertaken a formal review of the services that they provide, both internally and to their ....

Small Business Survival Index 2011

  • Year: 2011
  • Editors: Keating, Raymond J
  • Publisher: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  • Country: United States

This report ranks the 50 states and District of Columbia according to some of the major government-imposed or government-related costs affecting investment, entrepreneurship, and business. The Index ranks the states according to their public policy climates for entrepreneurship. Report Locationhttp://www.sbecouncil.org/uploads/SBSI2011%5B1 ....

Small town decline and survival: trends, causes and policy issues

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Collits, P
  • Editors: Rogers, M. F. and Collins, Y. M. J.
  • Journal Name: The future of Australia's country towns
  • Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • ISBN: 1864465352
  • Country: Australia

This paper addresses the economic issues surrounding small town decline and government policy. The author discusses the perceived causes of the decline of small towns and examines the case for government assistance. He concludes that small town policy is only one aspect of broader regional policy, and that the real question for gov ....

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