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Social and economic impacts of drought on farm families and rural communities: submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Government Drought Support

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Edwards, Ben,; Gray, Matthew; Hunter, Boyd
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

As one part of the Australian Government's National Review of Drought Policy, an economic assessment of drought support measures was undertaken by the Productivity Commission. To support this inquiry, this submission provides preliminary information from the Regional and Rural Families Survey, which includes estimates of the social ....

Social Enterprise and Local Government

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Duniam, M. & Eversole, R.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

One of the most important objectives of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) is to support informed debate on key policy issues. We recognise that many councils and other local government organisations are not always able to undertake sufficient background research to underpin and develop sound, evidence-based po ....

Social modelling and public policy: what is microsimulation modelling and how is it being used?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Brown, L; Harding, A
  • Journal Name: 'It's Not Just About the Dollars: Measuring and Reporting the Economic and Social Benefits of Standards under the Disability Discrimination Act' forum
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of social modelling, and in particular a general introduction to and insight into the potential role and usefulness of microsimulation in analysing public policy. Some of the main distinguishing characteristics of social models are discussed. The paper then describes recent microsimul ....


  • Year: 2003
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 60
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The focus of the 2003-04 State of the Regions report is on how ageing, migration and population growth impact on the economic potential of regions and the revenue raising capacity of local government. The fundamental message from this year's report is that for many regions strong positive population growth with a broad based age composition will ....

Strong foundations for sustainable local infrastructure

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Grimsey, Darrin; Jones, Ben Carlton; Hemingway, Greg
  • Publisher: Ernst & Young
  • Country: Australia

The Ernst & Young report Strong foundations for sustainable local infrastructure sets out a number of recommendations for funding future local infrastructure needs. The report makes recommendations on: how councils can leverage existing funding sources for investment in new infrastructure improving councils' access to finance, and helpi ....

Subnationalism and social development: A comparative analysis of Indian states

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Singh, Prerna
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Princeton University
  • Published Location: United States -- New Jersey
  • ISBN: 9781124070889
  • Country: India
  • State/Region: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

Why do people in some places experience far higher levels of social development than others? In a world in which millions of people, particularly in developing countries, continue to lead lives plagued by illiteracy and ill-health, understanding the conditions under which social development does or does not occur is of critical importance to poli ....

Sustainable indigenous futures in remote Indigenous areas: Relationships, processes and failed state approaches

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Author Howitt, Richard
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: 77.6
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 03432521
  • Country: Australia

In many Indigenous territories, continuing processes of primitive accumulation driven by governments' claims to resources and territory simultaneously deny Indigenous rights and insist on market forces as the foundation for economic and social futures in Indigenous domains. Drawing on research in North Australia, this paper identifies the erasure ....

Taxation of Primary Producers and Landholders - Improving Natural Resource Management Outcomes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: R.G. Ashby, L.N. Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642587361
  • Country: Australia

Provides a summary and analysis of income and other tax laws that are likely to affect investment and management of NRM and options to improve NRM outcomes. -landcare provision and provisions related to water facilities could be better defined. Notes inequities in capital gains tax application and discussed FMDs. - Encouragement of large profit ....

The blame game: report on the inquiry into health funding

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Health and Ageing
  • Publisher: Parliament of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780642788603
  • Country: Australia

The blame game between the Commonwealth and the states is a feature of Australia's health system. This report suggests that an Australian Government led 'national health agenda' may address this problem. It explores and makes recommendations relating to: problems with existing funding arrangements; possible models for reform; fundi ....

The changing landscape of a rural region: The effect of the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir in the Osage River Basin of Missouri

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Johnson, Melvin Arthur
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Published Location: United States -- Nebraska
  • ISBN: 9781109525854
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Missouri

The Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir project is of immense size. Many thousands of tons of raw materials were required to complete the construction of the dam and relocations. Millions of dollars were spent to acquire land, compensate those who were displaced, and to pay those who were employed in the planning, purchasing, coordinating ....

The Effects of Community Quality of Life on Local Policy Decisions

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ko, Myeong Chul
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • Country: United States

There have been extensive debates on the factors that influence local policy decisions. Although many researchers have contributed to uncovering various influences such as political, economic, institutional, and demographic factors on local policy decisions, however, the concept of QoL rarely has used in extant literature. Local governm ....

The Environmental and Economic Impact of the Carbon Tax in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Meng, S., Siriwardana, M., McNeill, J.
  • Journal Name: Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.54, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Australia

To fulfil its emission reduction target pledged in the Copenhagen accord, the Australian Government has determined to introduce a carbon tax from July 1st 2012. This paper simulates the effects on the environment and on the economy of a carbon tax of A$23 per tonne of carbon dioxide proposed by the government with, and without, a compensation pol ....

The Fiscal Implications of Municipal Annexation: The Roles of Local Government's Revenue Structure and Land Use

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wang, Jing
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Arizona State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Arizona
  • ISBN: 9781267301239
  • Country: United States

This research investigates the relationship between municipal annexation and local government's financial condition. It addresses a significant gap in the literature by focusing on the roles of local government revenue structure and land use situations in affecting annexation's fiscal implications. The major research question is how the ....

The global economic downturn—some implications for Australian local governments

  • Year: 2009
  • Publisher: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This paper was developed as background for the meeting of the Australian Council of Local Government in June 2009. It looks at the economic downturn and its implications for local government and regional economies with particular reference to the Australian Government response. Report Location ....

The impacts of public investment in and for agriculture

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj; Yu, Bingxin; Fan, Shenggen; McBride, Linden
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

In light of a reinvigorated policy orientation toward agriculture in developing countries following recent dramatic developments affecting food prices and agricultural land use, public resource allocation decisionmakers ought to have access to the existing evidence from academic research on the impact of public investments related to and in suppo ....

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