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Policy Considerations for Moderating Welfare Dependency amongst Rural Youth

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Morgan, Philip
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Current government and business policy has forced regional Australia to adjust to the national deregulation of industries on which regional communities have become highly dependent. Adjustment is proving difficult with many regional communities struggling as the economic, social and educational core of the town and district falters ....

Policy issues for the Community Development Employment Projects scheme in rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Altman, Jon C; Gray, Matthew C; Levitus, Robert
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731556461
  • Country: Australia

One of the most important programs for Indigenous community and economic development is the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme. CDEP employs around 35,000 Indigenous Australians and accounts for over one-quarter of total Indigenous employment. This paper reviews the evidence on the social and economic impacts o ....

Population and Employment Change in Australia's Functional Economic Regions

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Baum, Scott; O'Connor, Kevin; Mitchell, William
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

This paper considers the issue of population growth and its impacts on employment change at a regional level. Specifically it addresses the question: What are the associations between shifts in population share and shifts in employment share across regional Australia and are we witnessing shifts in employment associated with the wi ....

Population and employment changes in regional Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Garnett, Anne M.; Lewis, Philip E. T.
  • Journal Name: Economic Papers
  • Journal Number: Vol.26, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Regional Australia has experienced significant changes in population and employment since the early 1990s. Evidence regarding these changes has often been anecdotal, with references in political and media spheres to a 'Sea Change' or 'Tree Change'. There has also been considerable public discussion about the effect that the structural changes and ....

Population decline in rural regions: a fair indicator of community and economic wellbeing?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Budge, Trevor
  • Journal Name: 2020 vision: Australia's demographic future: Australian Population Association 11th Biennial Conference
  • Publisher: Australian Population Association
  • Published Location: Acton, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper explains that economic and social indicators such as population and employment present only a partial view of regional conditions, and show areas of deep decline to media and government policy makers. However, the author contends that towns and regions travel in cycles of economic, social and community change, that need ....

Precarious stability: jobless families in the new millennium

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Hartman, Y
  • Publisher: National Unemployment Conference
  • Country: Australia

Describing the condition of jobless families today as one of precarious stability, this paper argues that an outcome of current policy changes is the fragmentation of the lives of jobless families, especially in regional communities. Comparison is made with the Great Depression and issues are discussed of: capitalism now; the curre ....

Principles and processes for enhancing sustainable rural livelihoods: Collaborative learning in Uganda

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Butler, Lorna Michael; Mazur, Robert E
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.6
  • Publisher: Sapiens Publishing
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Uganda

Livelihood diversification is essential to food security and improved incomes for human development in African rural communities. Uganda's agrarian economy suffers from limited diversification, environmental degradation, low incomes, and multifaceted negative impacts of AIDS. Efforts to stimulate and support innovation in agricultural production ....

Prospects and Challenges for the Hunter: A strategic economic study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Deloitte Access Economics
  • Publisher: RDA Hunter
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Hunter is Australia’s largest regional area, encompassing 11 Local Government Areas and the nation’s seventh largest city, Newcastle. In many ways, the Hunter can be considered as a microcosm of the national economy, with significant exposure to resources, agriculture, energy production, defence and service industry bases, and a large urb ....

Psychology Services in Rural and Remote Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Roufeil, Louise; Lipzker, Anne
  • Journal Name: InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

The paper examines the issues and challenges of delivering psychology services in rural and remote Australia. Rural populations face diverse mental and physical health issues but have limited access to quality psychology services. Rural services are often hampered by a lack of understanding of rural cultures by outsiders and a shor ....

Ranking Regions - Revisiting an Index of Relative Indigenous Socio-economic Outcomes

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Biddle, Nicholas
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

For any chance of success in achieving targets for improvement in Indigenous socio-economic outcomes, policy makers need to understand where relative and absolute need is greatest. To summarise the distribution of relative need a single index can be used to rank regions or areas within regions. In this paper nine outcomes across em ....

RDA Wide Bay Burnett Resource Sector Workforce Mobility Study 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Wide Bay Burnett
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett (RDA WBB) in collaboration with Local Government Authorities and key regional stakeholders is leading the way with a focused approach to Resource Sector opportunities and their economic, social and community impacts. The coordination of stakeholders which brings together industry development, social ....

Reasons for Entering and Leaving Nursing: An Australian Regional Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Eley, Robert; Eley, Diann; Rogers-Clark, Cath
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 28, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Objective: To compare and contrast the reasons that nurses and nursing students provide for entering and leaving nursing. Design: A quantitative cross sectional cohort design with online survey. Setting: Regional public health service district and regional university nursing school. Subjects: Nurses (n= 272) and nursing students (n ....

Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers in Rural, Regional and Remote Nsw

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Mundy, Trish
  • Publisher: Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
  • ISBN: 9780980552904
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

While much attention has been given to attracting and retaining professionals in rural areas generally (particularly doctors and allied health professionals), there has been very little research undertaken in Australia which looks specifically at the problems of recruitment and retention of lawyers in rural, regional and remote (RR ....

Recruitment and retention of rural GPs : the role of skill substitution and home and work balance

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Peterson, Chris; Willis, Evan
  • Editors: Majoribanks, T,
  • Journal Name: Reimagining sociology : 2008 TASA Conference : the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association
  • ISBN: 9780734039842
  • Country: Australia

For sometime it has been recognised that there is a maldistribution of GPs, favouring metropolitan areas and disadvantaging country areas. This problem also exists in a number of other developed countries. There has been extensive research carried out in Australia as well as the US, UK, and Canada on how to attract and retain GPs i ....

Refugee regional settlement: romance and reality

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Janet Taylor
  • Journal Name: Brotherhood Comment
  • Country: Australia

Both the Federal and the State Governments have been developing policies to encourage immigrants and refugees to settle in regional areas, to assist the newcomers in gaining employment and to build regional economies. However, the policy objectives associated with regional settlement of refugees, namely humanitarian goals and oblig ....

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