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State of the Regions Reports 2013-2014

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

This is the fourteenth State of the Regions Report. The Report is commissioned by ALGA and prepared by National Economics. This year's report incorporates the latest census analysis examining population and migration, as well as distribution of employment, income and household wealth, including the scale of private savings and mortgage burden ....

Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zander, Kerstin K; Petheram, Lisa; Garnett, Stephen T
  • Journal Name: Natural Hazards
  • Journal Number: 67.2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0921-030X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Coastal northern Australia is largely owned and occupied by Aboriginal people who are strongly connected to their traditional country. We assess the views of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land on the impacts of climate change and their possible precautionary responses to both sea level rise and a potential increase in the intensity of tropical cycl ....

Still Beating Around the Bush: The Continuing Impacts of the Mining Boom on Rural Exports

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Matt Grudnoff
  • Journal Name: Policy Brief
  • Journal Number: No. 47
  • Publisher: The Australia Institute
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 1836-9014
  • Country: Australia

Since the beginning of the mining boom Australia’s rural sector has lost $61.5 billion in export income. This includes $18.9 billion in 2011-12 alone. These losses have occurred because the mining boom has forced the Australian dollar to historic highs. The damage the mining boom is doing to other sectors has created what has been dubbed the ....

Storage rights and water allocation arrangements in the Murray-Darling basin

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Neal Hughes, Cheryl Gibbs, Astrid Dahl, Daniel Tregeagle and Orion Sanders
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture ABARES
  • Country: Australia

The ability to carry water over between years can increase the efficiency of water use if the rules governing water storage and water allocations are well defined. This report examines water right accounting rules in the Murray-Darling Basin, specifically rules around water storage (also known as carryover) and water allocation decisions. These r ....

Submission to the Inquiry into Issues Surrounding Cyber-Safety for Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Hogan, E.; Rennie, E.; Crouch, A.; Wright, A.; Gregory, R.; Thomas, J.
  • Publisher: ARC centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. The Swinburne Institute for Social Research. Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Country: Australia

This submission has been prepared by researchers from the Home Internet for Remote Communities Project (HIP). HIP is a collaborative project between the Centre for Appropriate Technology, Central Land Council and CCI @ Swinburne University that aims to investigate the feasibility of home-based computing and internet access in three small remote c ....

Success Factors for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM): Lessons from Kenya and Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Measham, Thomas G; Lumbasi, Jared A
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 52.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York
  • ISBN: 0920-4741
  • Country: Australia, Kenya

Recent concerns over a crisis of identity and legitimacy in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) have emerged following several decades of documented failure. A substantial literature has developed on the reasons for failure in CBNRM. In this paper, we complement this literature by considering these factors in relation to two succe ....

Summary of National and State Government Policies for WA Country Health Service Planning

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Western Australian Department of Health WA country Health Service
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This document provides a summary of the key Commonwealth government and Western Australian government policies and government commitments that inform the way the WA Country Health Service plans for and delivers services to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. This document is a reference for WA Country Health Service plans and business c ....

Summary Report: Energy Futures and Vulnerability in the Grampians

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Regional Development Australia Grampians
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Contains three technical reports commissioned by the RDA Grampians Committee to consider energy use in the Grampians region. These technical reports include: Grampians Energy Infrastructure; Economic Implications of Changes in Energy for the Grampians; Social Implications of Changes in Energy for the Grampians.  Report Locationhttp://www.r ....

Supermarkets, helping Australia grow.

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: R Hadler
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10 No. 1
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

The two major supermarkets are often attacked by farmers and food manufacturers for forcing down prices and abusing market power. However, the popular debate glosses over the complexities of the food and grocery supply chain and the positive contribution of the major supermarkets to the Australian economy. One popular myth is that supermarkets ri ....

Supporting farmer and fisher health and wellbeing in 'difficult times': Communities of place and industry associations

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Willis, Karen; Johns, Susan; Peek, Karla
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Maleny, Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia

While links between rurality and health are clearly established, there continues to be interest in the resources that can make a difference to rural, often underserved, small communities. This research investigated how collective features of communities of place and industry communities of common purpose, influence farmer and fisher strategies to ....

Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Regional Australia: A Framework of Analysis

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Parisa Salimzadeh, Jerry Courvisanos and Raveendranath Ravi Nayak
  • Journal Name: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Journal Number: 26th Annual SEAANZ Conference
  • Publisher: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

There is a lack of literature on the ecological sustainability issues specific to small and medium businesses operating in Australian regional areas. Although there are some isolated studies on attitudes to sustainability in Australian SMEs, they do not provide a comprehensive understanding of the actual sustainability environmental practices in ....

Sustainable management for rangelands in a variable climate: evidence and insights from northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: P.J. O'Reagain and J.C. Scanlan
  • Journal Name: Animal
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Inter-annual rainfall variability is a major challenge to sustainable and productive grazing management on rangelands. In Australia, rainfall variability is particularly pronounced and failure to manage appropriately leads to major economic loss and environmental degradation. Recommended strategies to manage sustainably include stocking at long-t ....

Tackling the ‘wicked problem’ of food security: challenges and opportunities for Australian agriculture

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: E Perrett
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 9 No. 4
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

The next 15 years will present significant challenges and opportunities for Australian agriculture. Food security is a growing global concern that will have direct impacts on the lives of hundreds of millions, particularly in Asia. Food security will also necessarily impact on the livelihoods of Australian farmers. Whether Australia is able to ca ....

Taking the gamble: local and regional policy issues of access to electronic gaming machines (EGMs): A case study of Victoria, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pickernell, David; Keast, Robyn; Brown, Kerry; Yousefpour, Nina and Miller, Chris.
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 Issue 2.
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

Gambling activities, and revenues derived, have been seen as a way to increase economic development in deprived areas. However, there are also concerns about gambling in general and Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) in particular, and the effects of access to these activities on the localities in which they are situated. This study explores issue ....

Tasmania should stand firm on Agritech

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Katherine Wilson
  • Journal Name: New Matilda
  • Publisher: Cordell Media
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The push for GM food is a stitch-up by government and agribusiness. Where are the massive crop yields we were promised? Tasmania should continue its moratorium, writes Katherine Wilson. Report Location ....

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