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Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Thomas G. Measham and David A. Fleming
  • Publisher: CSIRO
  • ISBN: 978-1-4863-0212-3
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we look at the impacts of a new industry, namely unconventional gas, on rural decline. Rural decline is defined as comprising loss of rural youth, reduced human capital and increasing rural poverty. Since the start of the current century, the unconventional gas industry has been expanding around the world, often in close proximity t ....

Implementing Agriculture for Development: World Bank Group Agriculture Action Plan 2013-2015

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Robert F. Townsend, Iride Ceccacci, Sanjiva Cooke, Mark Constantine, Moses Gene
  • Publisher: The World Bank

The future needs an agricultural system that produces about 50 percent more food to feed the world's 9 billion people by 2050; that provides adequate nutrition; that substantially raises the levels and resilience of incomes and employment for most of the world's poor, 75 percent of whom live in rural areas and most of whom rely on agriculture for ....

Implementing clinical supervision for Australian rural nurses

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kenny, Amanda; Allenby, Ann
  • Journal Name: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal Number: 13.3
  • Publisher: Elsevier Limited
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 14715953
  • Country: Australia

In a practice environment characterised by diversity and unpredictability, the role of rural nurses is described as challenging. Developing strategies to support rural nurses is important, for recruitment and retention, and to ensure that nurses provide quality services for rural communities. Most researchers recommend ongoing education as almost ....

Improving Australia's forest area estimate using a Multiple Lines of Evidence approach

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Martin Mutendeudzi, Steve Read, Claire Howell, Stuart Davey and Tim Clancy
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture ABARES
  • Country: Australia

This report outlines a new methodology used to determine national forest cover statistics for Australia's National Forest Inventory (NFI). The area of forest cover provides the footprint against which many other indicators of sustainable forest management are reported, including forest type and tenure, forest fragmentation, forest ecosystem servi ....

Improving Our Waterways

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Published Location: East Melbourne
  • ISBN: 978-1-74287-892-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Strategy aims to maintain or improve the condition of our waterways so they can support environmental, social, cultural and economic values that are important to communities. It provides direction for regional decision-making, investment and management issues for waterways, as well as the roles and responsibilities of management agencies. R ....

Improving the accessibility of health services in urban and regional settings for Indigenous people

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Vicki-Ann Ware
  • Journal Number: Resource Sheet No. 27
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-530-9
  • Country: Australia

Even though a wide range of health services exist in most urban and regional centres, they are not necessarily accessible. Accessible health services are physically accessible, affordable, appropriate and acceptable (that is, culturally competent and non-discriminatory) (ATSISJC 2009a; Scrimgeour & Scrimgeour 2008). This paper draws on a ....

In Our Hands: Strengthening Local Government Revenue for the 21st Century

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: J Comrie
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1838-2525
  • Country: Australia

The development of this Working Paper, In Our Hands: Strengthening Local Government Revenue for the 21st Century, has been a collaborative venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and its partners in local government, federal and state agencies, universities, and consulting firms. Our aim is to strengthen l ....

Income factor shares from mining in remote Australia: An analysis of the ranger uranium mine and the Tanami gold mine in the northern territory

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Blackwell, Boyd Dirk and Dollery, Brian.
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

While considerable popular and scholarly attention has focused on the impact of the mining boom on the Australian economy, little has been done to assess how the returns from mining are shared between the different factors of production. Using remote case studies from the Northern Territory, this paper finds that labour shares in these instances ....

Income Growth and Employment in the Pilbara: an evolutionary analysis, 1980–2010

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Paul Plummer and Matthew Tonts
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 44 Issue 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, WA

There is a growing interest in the application of evolutionary concepts and methodologies in understanding the dynamics of capitalist space economies. This paper contributes to these debates through an analysis of income growth and employment in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. While much of the work on 'evolutionary economic ge ....

Indigenous communities, conservation and the resource boom

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Nick McClean, Dawn Wells
  • Journal Name: Chain Reaction
  • Journal Number: Issue 117
  • Publisher: Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 0312-1372
  • Country: Australia

In the recent Boyer Lectures, Prof. Marcia Langton argued that mining is providing Indigenous communities with an opportunity to move out of the economic margins and grow into a new middle class of wealth and opportunity. But is mining the only way forward for Indigenous communities seeking to develop economically sustainable futures? And are sup ....

Indigenous long grassers: itinerants or problem tourists?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: DB Carson, DA Carson, A Taylor
  • Journal Name: Annals of Tourism Research
  • Journal Number: 42
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The paper proposes a model explaining how ‘problem tourists’ emerge at tourism destinations. Problem tourists are incompatible with the accepted dominant status of tourism and emerge from social distance between tourists and hosts, or between different groups of tourists. A case study of long grassers in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s N ....

Indigenous patient migration patterns after hospitalisation and the potential impacts on mortality estimates

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zhao, Yuejen; Condon, John R; Li, Shu Qin; Guthridge, Steven and Chondur, Ramakrishna.
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

This study analysed interregional migration for Indigenous patients in the Northern Territory, Australia. Individual-level linked hospitalisation data between July 1998 and June 2011 were used to describe the migration patterns and associated factors. Micro-simulations were conducted to assess the impacts on mortality estimates. Indigenous patien ....

Indigenous perspectives on the desired attributes of medical graduates practising in remote communities: A Northwest Queensland pilot study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Woolley, T., Sivamalai, S., Ross, S., Duffy, G. and Miller, A.
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 2
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia

Providing an emphasis on Indigenous health in medical undergraduate education is seen as a high priority by Australian medical organisations. A regional North Queensland medical school asked local Indigenous people to list personal attributes they want to see in graduate doctors who choose to practise in their remote community. Report Locationh ....

Indigenous road safety in Australia and the "drivesafe NT remote" project

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Job, RFS and Bin-Sallik, MA
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety
  • Journal Number: Volume 24 Issue 2 (Apr 2013)
  • Publisher: Australasian College of Road Safety
  • Published Location: Mawson, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 1832-9497
  • Country: Australia

Indigenous Australians are substantially more likely than the non-Indigenous population to be killed or seriously injured in a road crash and much more likely to receive a custodial sentence for unlicensed driving. A number of projects in Australia have been designed to address these issues. The "DriveSafe NT Remote" Project makes advances on pre ....

Indigenous workforce participation at a mining operation in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pearson, Cecil A L and Daff, Sandra.
  • Journal Name: Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • Journal Number: 39.1
  • Publisher: National Institute of Labour Statistics
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 03116336
  • Country: Australia

The potential of the Australian minerals industry to generate considerable national revenue can be jeopardised in periods of economic growth by fostering a shortage of relevant educated and skilled personnel. Legal reforms of the 1990s, public pressure, and benefits by employing local Aboriginal people has driven the installation of work-integrat ....

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