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The implications of innovation in e-government and communication strategy in Australian Local Government organizations: an investigation of current and emerging practice

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Beige Pureau
  • Publisher: Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Business and Enterprise
  • Country: Australia

This is one of the first systematic studies on the development of local e-government capability in Australia, providing a valuable benchmark for assessing current and future development. It offers comparison with international studies, and analyses expert Australian commentary to develop insight into the requisite functional, organisational and s ....

The indigenous welfare economy and the CDEP Scheme

  • Year: 2001
  • Editors: Morphy, F; Sanders, W
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731551044
  • Country: Australia

Convened in part to mark the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the 'Indigenous Welfare Economy and the CDEP scheme: Autonomy, Dependence, Self Determination and Mutural Obligation conference' was held in Canberra, November 2000. This research monograph is one of the outcomes. The crucial issue ....

The opportunity costs of the status quo in the Thamarrurr Region

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, John; Stanley, Owen
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549279
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Given the substantial deficits in economic activity, infrastructure and human capital identified by the Council of Australian Governments' Indigenous Community Coordination trial in the Thamarrurr Region of the Northern Territory, questions were asked by the COAG partners as to the opportunity cost - both to governments and the loc ....

The political response to rural social and economic sustainability: A cross-national study of Thai and Australian rural policy, 1997-2007

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Nirathron, Narumol; Whitford, Troy
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia, Thailand

This article provides a cross-national examination of Thai and Australian political responses to rural social and economic inequity during the period 1997-2007 using an historical lens. It highlights different policy approaches and their philosophical underpinnings. Both the National Party and Thai Rak Thai Party shared similar policy positions. ....

The role of municipalities in stimulating economic growth: Evidence from the petroleum manufacturing industry in southern Ontario, 1860--1960

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Cobban, Timothy William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494430514
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This dissertation concerns the role of Canadian municipalities in stimulating economic growth. In particular, it focuses on the ability of municipal governments to stimulate the accelerated, sustained growth of local industry sectors through appropriate and timely public policies and actions.  The case is the petroleum manufacturi ....

The White Paper on the on the Reform of the Federation: Implications for Australian Local Government

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Bligh Grant and Roberta Ryan
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Country: Australia

ACELG has produced a Background Paper in response to the Abbott Government's White Paper on Reform of the Federation. The paper traces key themes of local government's place in the Federation historically as well as examining the role for subsidiarity in shaping the ensuing reforms. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Too Tough a Nut to Crack: Determining Fiscal Sustainability in Australian Local Government

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Dollery, Brian; Byrnes, Joel; Crase, Lin
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

The problem of determining the financial sustainability of local councils in Australia has attracted the attention of five recent official inquiries into local government. This paper considers the work of these public inquiries in South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the nation-wide assessment by Pric ....

Trends in taxable income

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Kelly, S; Harding, A
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This report examines trends in taxable income by postcode in Australia between 1994-95 and 1998-99. The report is based on statistics published by the Australian Taxation Office on the number of taxpayers by postcode, their taxable income and the amount of tax paid. Report Location ....

Trust and governance in regional planning

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Malcolm Tait and Carsten Jahn Hansen
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 84, No. 3
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 00410020
  • Country: United Kingdom, Denmark

This paper seeks to understand how planning systems respond to narratives of distrust, focusing on regional planning as a particularly contested field. Using a framework to explore how reforms have enhanced trust, analysis of cases in England and Denmark reveals two distinct actions: firstly, a reliance on strengthening formal mechanisms of gover ....

Unfinished Business? A Decade of Inquiries into Australian Local Government

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This Working Paper examines the findings, recommendations and outcomes of nine major national and state inquiries into local government over the period 2001-08, and identifies eight elements of an ongoing agenda for reform and improvement. Report Location ....

Welfare effects of national taxes in an economy with regions

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Petchey, Jeffrey; Levtchenkova, Sofia
  • Journal Name: Economic Record
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.245
  • Country: Australia

The present paper illustrates that changes in national commodity and income tax rates will affect the location choices of mobile factors of production within an economy with regions as well as the total supply of these factors to the economy. It is also argued that revenue (expenditure) neutral changes in the tax mix, for example, an increase in ....

Welfare to Work and Its Regional Effects

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Publisher: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Published Location: Strawberry Hills, NSW
  • ISBN: 0858717042
  • Country: Australia

Many single parents and people with disabilities who apply for social security payments after 1 July 2006 will be affected by the Government's Welfare to Work legislation, passed by the Parliament late last year. The changes include new activity requirements, greater investment in employment assistance services to help people get w ....

Western Australia Department of Aboriginal Affairs Annual Report 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Western Australia Department of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Annual report of the Western Australia Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Outlines agency performance for the year 2012-13, reports on operations of Aboriginal heritage, Aboriginal land, accountable government and community development. Report Location ....

What determines public expenditure allocations?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

This paper addresses the determinants of public expenditure policies, by reviewing theories and empirical investigations of what features explain the budget process and how the various attributes of actors—including politicians, bureaucrats, interest groups, and donors—and of institutions and political and economic governance environments aff ....

Where to Invest? A regional analysis of small town development needs in an Australian state

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Bradley S. Jorgensen; John F. Martin; Trevor Budge; Andrew Butt; Melissa Kennedy; Jeni Warburton
  • Journal Name: Regional and Urban Growth: Creative Minds and Commercial Spirits
  • Publisher: VU University, Amsterdam
  • Published Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Central governments are faced with decisions about which towns to invest in across administrative regions. Using a recent example from the Loddon Mallee region in the Australian state of Victoria this paper reports on research undertaken to assist policy makers at the state and local government levels to classify and group towns as a tool to assi ....

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