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No more sun shades, please: Experiences of corporate social responsibility in remote Australian mining communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bice, Sara
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

 Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often touted as the solution to social and environmental ills associated with Australia's mining boom. This paper extends prior research concerning mining's social impacts and related CSR programmes by investigating the emergence of new institutional arrangements in pre-existing rural communities whi ....

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce: Final Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing water users and the broader community. It ....

Northern Australia Statistical Compendium 2009

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  • Publisher: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978-1-921260-36-0
  • Country: Australia

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region. The compendium discusses essential characteristics of Northern ....

Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Published Location: Lismore, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013 supports the Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016. It presents a myriad data on our population, income, employment, housing, health, transport, business and industry, the regional economy, energy, infrastructure, the environment and our natural and cultural heritage. Many of the tables and charts compa ....

NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Livestock Health and Pest Authorities
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Animal biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from negative impacts of diseases and pests that affect animals. The NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan (‘Strategic Plan’) guides priority activities to safeguard the economy, environment and community from diseases and pests that affec ....

NSW Natural Resource Atlas

  • Year: Various
  • Author: NSW Natural Resource Atlas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Portal to maps and data for environmental management, planning, research and education. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to natural resources in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on regional profiles. Report Locationhttp ....

OECD Regional Outlook 2011

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264111707

This publication highlights the central role of regions and regional policies in generating an employment recovery and realising the innovation potential of OECD economies. The contribution of cities and rural areas in addressing climate change and shifting our economies towards green growth is also analysed. In addition to presenting overviews ....

Past, Present and Future Landscapes: Understanding Alternative Futures for Climate Change Adaptation of Coastal Settlements and Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morley, P., Trammell, J., Reeve, I., McNeill, J., Brunckhorst, D., Bassett, S.
  • Publisher: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Published Location: Gold Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Though shaped by past elements, history demonstrates that future landscapes will be very different from those of the present. This is particularly so in coastal areas of rapid urban growth. The effects of climate change in the future will therefore be impacting on these quite different landscapes, not on those we see today. To gauge the severity ....

Past, Present and Future Soils - Adapting to Climate Change

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Watson, Phil
  • Journal Name: Journal (Australian Native Plants Society. Canberra Region)
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The evolution and growth of infertile, yet soft and friable soils of Australia into extensive tracts of productive, species rich native grasslands, woodlands and forests is discussed. The vital role that soil can play in the development of a nation is highlighted. Report Locationhttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=7007554 ....

Peel region environmental measures study: Measuring trends in environmental condition in the Peel region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ironbark Environmental
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

RDA Peel commission Ironbark Environmental in October 2012 to identify measures of environmental sustainability for the Peel region. Measures of environmental condition will enable RDA Peel and government and community groups to track change in key aspects of the Peel region's natural environment. Ultimately, the measures can help gauge whether t ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

Perceptions of climate change impacts, adaptation and limits to adaption in the Australian Alps: the ski-tourism industry and key stakeholders

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morrison, Clare; Pickering, Catherine M
  • Journal Name: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Journal Number: 21.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 09669582
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: The Australian Alps

This paper explores perceptions of ski-tourism representatives and other regional stakeholders about climate change impacts, limits to tourism development and adaptation strategies in the Australian Alps. This area faces rising temperatures, declining rain and snow falls, and shorter skiing seasons. Open-ended interviews examined the perceptions, ....

Pilbara regional water supply strategy: a long-term outlook of water demand and supply

  • Year: 2013
  • Journal Number: Report No. 1
  • Publisher: Government of Western Australia Department of Water
  • ISBN: 978-1-922248-13-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Strong growth in the resource sector has seen more water being abstracted at mine sites in the inland Pilbara region and hence an increased volume of dewater surplus to the mine requirements. At the same time, resource sector growth has driven an increase in water demand at the coastal towns and ports due to a growing population, service industri ....

Pilbara State of the Environment Report 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Shire of Ashburton, Town of Port Hedland, Shire of Roebourne, Australian Government RDA Pilbara
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Pilbara State of the Environment Report addresses environmental issues impacting on the Pilbara region through applying the same methodology as the Australian State of the Environment Report 2011 ensuring rigor in the approach to research, consultation, the identification of key pressures, issues and indicators, and the development of a frame ....

Planning for climate change across borders: insights from the Gold Coast (QLD) – Tweed (NSW) region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: L. Singh-Peterson, S. Serrao-Neumann, F. Crick & I. Sporne
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: 50.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0729-3682
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland, New South Wales

Climate change impacts challenge artificially imposed administrative boundaries and expose the need for improved collaboration across borders. However, jurisdictional boundaries represent one of the major obstacles to an integrated response to climate change impacts. Overcoming this barrier is particularly challenging in cases requiring collabora ....

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