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Medical workforce 2012

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-536-1
  • Country: Australia

The supply of employed medical practitioners in Australia increased from 323.2 to 355.6 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2008 and 2012, which reflected a 16.4% rise in employed practitioner numbers. Women made up 37.9% of practitioners in 2012 compared with 34.9% in 2008. Report LocationClick here to view the fu ....

Mortality inequalities in Australia 2009–2011

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Country: Australia

Australia is one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, despite relatively high standards of health and health care in Australia, not all Australians fare equally well in terms of their health and longevity. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Path dependence, resilience and the evolution of new rural economies: Perspectives from rural Western Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Matthew Tonts, Paul Plummer, Neil Argent
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 36
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
  • Country: Australia

This paper draws on the emerging field of evolutionary economic geography to offer insights into the transformation of rural economies. In particular, it focuses on the concepts of path dependence and resilience, and the ways in which these help to explain change within four case study local areas in rural Western Australia. The paper draws on re ....

Perspectives on regional Australia: change in regional educational attainment, 2001 to 2011

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia

All regions in Australia experienced growth in the rate of attainment of higher level qualifications among their populations aged 20-64 years between 2001 and 2011. Regions which experienced high growth in higher level qualifications, also had different population characteristics. This article focussed on three regions with large growth in the r ....

Progress in Australian Regions: Yearbook 2014

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Country: Australia

Australia is made up of diverse regions, from busy interconnected urban areas to isolated remote communities. While the majority of Australians live in cities, a significant proportion of our population is also spread across large and often remote areas. The regions of Australia are progressing at different rates. Examining the regional trends a ....

Regional Australia in the digital economy

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Australian Communications and Media Authority

Regardless of where people live in Australia, they are increasingly going online and using the internet more frequently. Use of the internet via mobile phones has seen the biggest increase across Australia, with mobile phone internet services typically being used as a complementary service to a home internet connection. Across all regions, Aust ....

Regional retention of migrants: critical success factors

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Regional Australia is experiencing a range of economic and social trends that are challenging the ability of many communities to adapt. In response to these challenges, Australian governments at the national, state and territory and local levels have developed a range of programs attempting to help drive economic prosperity in the regions. At th ....

Regional Wellbeing Survey 2013

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Jacki Schirmer and Helen Berry
  • Publisher: MDBFutures and University of Canberra
  • Country: Australia

The wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia is influenced by numerous factors, many of which are different to those experienced by people living in cities. Things like drought, floods, changing environmental health, new industries, changing land uses and migration of residents can all affect the wellbeing of rural and ....

Talking point: Returning to regional Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

Talking point: Returning to regional Australia looks at the influx of Australians aged 25-44 into regional areas. There are now more people in this age group migrating from metropolitan to regional areas than vice versa. Many of these are regional 'Returners', people who have left in their younger years but come back later in life to resettle t ....

The Amenity Principle, Internal Migration, and Rural Development in Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Neil Argent, Matthew Tonts, Roy Jones & John Holmes
  • Journal Name: Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • Country: Australia

Arguably, rural land markets inAustralia are currently in a high state of flux, with a panoply of competing interests seeking to capitalize on both the traditional and a range of newly emergent values anchored in land. Amenity-led migration is, we argue, an important strand of this renewed interest in rural lands, albeit one that is hig ....

The Economic Benefits of Native Shelter Belts Report 2/14

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Basalt to Bay Landcare Network Inc
  • State/Region: South West Victoria

The protection of existing native vegetation and the planting of shelterbelts may provide a multitude of productivity and biodiversity benefits for farming industries. The value of shelterbelts in raising agricultural productivity has been demonstrated in many countries suggesting potential improvements in crop yields (25%), pasture yields (20-30 ....

The physician assistant role in Aboriginal healthcare in Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Laufik, Nanette, MPH, PA-C
  • Journal Name: JAAPA : Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Journal Number: 27.1
  • Publisher: Haymarket Media, Inc.
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 15471896
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Australia has a shortage of doctors in general and more so in Aboriginal communities. The 2011-2012 report by Health Workforce Australia endorses the relevance of physician assistants (PAs) in rural Australia, and this article describes the experience of a PA employed in rural Aboriginal Health Services in North Queensland. The author also shares ....

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 ....

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