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Helping Regions Impacted by Natural Disaster to Recover and Renew: policy brief

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

The economic and business components of the disaster recovery process are often misunderstood, leading to poor outcomes for the affected community.    Natural disaster recovery policy needs to reflect recovery processes and the individual needs of each community in order to achieve improved outcomes. This requires policy tha ....

Helping to empower regional multidisciplinary health teams to provide holistic palliative care

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: B Ellis, J Penman
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia

A two-year project funded by an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing grant to our university aimed to: investigate the experience and perceptions of health professionals involved in providing palliative care in regional areas; identify continuing educational needs; and develop resources to enhance the skills of multidisciplinary ....

Hester Dam Catchment Area: Drinking water source protection plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Western Australian Department of Water
  • ISBN: 978-1-921907-43-2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan was developed to help protect the quality of water in Hester Dam and safeguard it for drinking water supply. The important recomendations in this plan are to: ● amend the boundary of the Bridgetown Catchment Area and rename it the Hester Dam catchment area ● remove approximately 400 ha of state forest, all privately held land, the g ....

Hierarchical position in local government and perceptions of accountability

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ron Kluvers
  • Journal Name: Corporate Ownership and Control
  • Journal Number: 11:1
  • Publisher: Virtus Interpress
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This study explores the understanding of the concept of accountability held by Victorian local government managers and elected councillors in a New Public Management (NPM) environment. Accountability involves relationships between superiors and subordinates and in the case of local government between councillors, management and members of the com ....

Highlights of IFPRI’s recent food policy research for the government of Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production, but also on the policies that affect food systems, from farm to table. In 1975, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was founded. IFPRI was fo ....

How are ageing farmers constructed in the draft Murray Darling basin plan and immediate media reports?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Heather Downey, Guin Threlkeld, Jeni Warburton
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23 No.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

By using a Foucauldian discourse analysis, this article examines how ageing farmers are constructed in the second in a series of three Draft Murray Darling Basin, (MDB) Plans which was released in November, 2011, and in media reports from the week beginning 28 November, 2011. Recommendations from the Second Draft Plan will impact on farming pract ....

How Export Restrictive Measures Affect Trade of Agricultural Commodities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: P. Liapis
  • Journal Name: OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers
  • Journal Number: 63
  • Publisher: OECD

Information on export restrictive measures was collected from 16 countries for the period 2007 to 2011 or 2012 depending on the country. The data indicate that export measures were applied across the whole spectrum of agricultural and food products, but grains, oilseeds and vegetable oils were particularly targeted. A variety of measures were emp ....

How to make a city great: A review of the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Shannon Bouton, David Cis, Lenny Mendonca, Herbert Pohl, Jaana Remes, Henry Ritchie, Jonathan Woetzel
  • Publisher: McKinsey & Company

What makes a great city? It is a pressing question because by 2030, 5 billion people—60 percent of the world’s population—will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbo-charging the world’s economic growth. But for the leaders who govern cities, the challenges are tough. Those in many developing nations have to cope with urba ....

Humanities education as a pathway for women in regional and rural Australia: Clemente Ballarat

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ann Gervasoni, Jeremy Smith, Peter Howard
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Adult Learning
  • Journal Number: Vol. 53, Issue. 2
  • Publisher: Adult Learning Australia Inc.
  • Published Location: Underdale, S. Aust.
  • ISBN: 1443-1394
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides insight into the experience of Clemente humanities education for six regional and rural Australian women living around Ballarat. Each took part in an audio-taped semistructured interview which explored the impact that university study had on their lives. Their responses suggest that Clemente Ballarat was life-giving. The stude ....

Hungernomics: explaining food trade sustainability

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Lau, E.; Hamzah, S. N. Z.; Sallih, S. A.; Arip, M. A
  • Journal Name: International Food Research Journal
  • Journal Number: 20:5
  • Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Food Science and Technology
  • Country: Malaysia

This study explores the relationship between the total exports and total imports of the food industry in Sarawak from 1961 through 2007. We examined the sample period of the pre-1997 crisis (1961-1996) and the full sample period (1961-2007) to investigate disparities for pre-crisis sample. Analysis was carried out using standard econometric proce ....

Hunter 2013 Innovation Scorecard: Australia's most innovative region the Hunter

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Hunter
  • Publisher: RDA Hunter, Newcastle Innovation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Hunter Valley Research Foundation, AusIndustry
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The 2013 Hunter Innovation Scorecard features just some of the diverse industries and their peak body associations that operate in the region. From organisations like the Hunter Founders Forum and angel investor groups to Smart Grid Smart City and Hunter DiGiT, the Hunter is at the forefront of investigating and supp ....

Hydration status of underground miners in a temperate Australian region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Polkinghorne, Benjamin G; Gopaldasani, Vinodkumar; Furber, Susan; Davies, Brian; Flood, Victoria M
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

Background: Dehydration is a health risk for miners in tropical regions of Australia. However, it is not known whether dehydration poses a health risk to miners working in temperate regions of Australia. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 88 miners from two underground mines was undertaken in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Participa ....

Impact of dense reservoir networks on water resources in semiarid environments

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: JC de Araujo, PHA Medeiros
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Water Resources
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17 No. 1
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published Location: Barton, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 1324-1583
  • Country: Brazil

The northeast of Brazil is a semiarid region where water scarcity is a major problem dealt with by the construction of dams. This policy generated a dense reservoir network in the region, resulting in a complex system. The impacts of the network have been assessed, and the results showed that the existence of a large number of small dams upstream ....

Impact of water scarcity in Australia on global food security in an era of climate change

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Qureshi, M Ejaz; Hanjra, Munir A; Ward, John
  • Journal Name: Food Policy
  • Journal Number: 38
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Published Location: Kidlington, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 03069192
  • Country: Australia

Australia is a major food exporting country. Recent droughts reduced dryland farming production and the volume of water allocated to irrigated agriculture, with a resulting decline in aggregate agricultural production and exports. This paper analyses the possible impact of increased water scarcity on Australian agricultural production and the mag ....

Impacts and outcomes of diabetes care in a high risk remote indigenous community over time: Implications for practice

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Forbes, Malcolm P; Ling, James; Jones, Sam and McDermott, Robyn.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 2
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Vic
  • ISBN: 1448-7527
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this study was to determine diabetes care processes and intermediate clinical outcomes in a remote primary care service in 2009 compared with 2004.Aretrospective review of diabetes care from January 2009 to January 2010 was conducted using a chronic disease register (Project Ferret). Completeness of ascertainment was verified by a manu ....

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