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Telecommunications Infrastructure Review for the Townsville and North West Queensland Region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Gravelroad Consulting
  • Publisher: RDA Townsville and Northwest QLD, Queensland government, Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This Telecommunications Infrastructure Review has been prepared to assist RDA Townsville & North-West Queensland to facilitate and expedite the development of broadband infrastructure throughout its region. This project was funded by the Queensland Government, Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland Inc, Charters T ....

Tenant Creek Region Economic Profile at a Glance

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Territory
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Darwin, Northern Territory

This economic snapshot of the Tennant Creek (Barkly) Region provides some facts about the region and highlights key aspects of the local economy and how it has changed over time. Approximately three percent (6 682) of Territorians live in the Barkly region, an area of 303 295 square kilometres. The Region is known as the Golden Heart of the ....

Tenement controls in the Shire of Yarra Ranges: an assessment of the performance of a land use policy instrument

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kate Matthews
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: 50.3
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 2150-6841
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Whilst a number of statutory instruments have been designed by policy makers to address the problem of unplanned residential development in rural or environmentally sensitive areas, little academic research has been conducted on their performance within the Australian context. One such instrument is the tenement control. Tenement controls were hi ....

The Australian farm sector and the competition and consumer act

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

For almost 40 years Australia has had a national competition law designed to ensure that markets operate effectively and fairly. First known as the Trade Practices Act 1974, and more recently renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, this body of law has had a major impact on farming enterprises and commercial practices.   This paper ....

The Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate's Conduct of Value for Money Reviews of Flood Reconstruction Projects in

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Journal Number: Audit Report No. 23
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 0 642 81314 0 
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The ANAO is undertaking three audits of key aspects of the NPA's signed with Queensland and Victoria in relation to natural disasters over the 2010-2011 spring and summer seasons.   The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Inspectorate, supported by the taskforce, in providing assurance that value for money is bei ....

The Basin Plan and Australia's National Water Reform Journey

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: K Maywald
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10 No. 2
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

When it comes to Australian water reform few issues loom larger than the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. It has taken more than a century of protracted negotiation and compromise to finally emerge with the Murray-Darling Basin Plan which was formalised in November 2012. Now, the National Water Commission – the body responsible for audit ....

The characteristics of the farm and the farmer that affect the adoption of biosecurity on smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Susilowati, S., Patrick, I., Iqbal., Jubb, T.
  • Journal Name: Livestock Research for Rural Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.25, Iss. 88
  • ISBN: 0121-3784
  • Country: Indonesia

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is endemic in most provinces in Indonesia. Its presence in the country since 2003 has provided the impetus for the Indonesian Government (GoI) to encourage the adoption of biosecurity in smallholder broiler and layer farms. In order to identify cost-effective biosecurity for these farms it is first necessa ....

The Cost of Doing Business in the Pilbara

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Pilbara
  • Publisher: RDA Pilbara
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The costs of doing business in the Pilbara are far higher than the rest of WA and most of Australia. This is a constraint to starting new businesses, operating successfully as an existing enterprise and it discourages diversification.  The RDA study is viewed as an important contribution to analysing the cost of doing business in the Pilbar ....

The Early Years Learning Framework in Remote Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Alison Elliott
  • Journal Name: Every Child
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 2
  • Publisher: Early Childhood Australia
  • Published Location: Watson, ACT
  • ISBN: 1322-0659
  • Country: Australia

Every Child puts the spotlight on the early years of childhood. Published quarterly, it contains informative articles on such issues as health, education and social trends, and also book reviews, profiles and guest statements from well-known identities. Articles focus on aspects of early childhood from a grassroots, local level, but also look int ....

The Environmental and Economic Impact of the Carbon Tax in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Meng, S., Siriwardana, M., McNeill, J.
  • Journal Name: Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.54, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Australia

To fulfil its emission reduction target pledged in the Copenhagen accord, the Australian Government has determined to introduce a carbon tax from July 1st 2012. This paper simulates the effects on the environment and on the economy of a carbon tax of A$23 per tonne of carbon dioxide proposed by the government with, and without, a compensation pol ....

The fight for justice in remote Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Anna Bulman, Emily Sims
  • Journal Name: Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia)
  • Journal Number: Vol. 35 No.7
  • Publisher: Law Society of South Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide, S.A
  • ISBN: 1038-6777
  • Country: Australia

Paper discusses the issue of crime and justice in remote Aboriginal communities. Report Location;dn=201222933;res=IELAPA ....

The Greenmailing of Primary Producers

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ron Boswell
  • Editors: Quadrant
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Article raises concerns about the 'greenmailing' of primary producers by environmental non-governmnet organisations by the processes of costly certifications.  Report Location ....

The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Trade in Agricultural Products

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: J. Bureau and S. Jean
  • Journal Name: OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers
  • Journal Number: 65
  • Publisher: OECD

Trade flows are significantly affected by the trade agreements both with respect to impacts on pre-existing trade flows, (intensive margin) and on new, previously non-existent trade flows (extensive margin). The effect of the Regional Trade Agreements on pre-existing trade flows are found to be significant with a mean elasticity of substitution a ....

The impacts of resource sector growth in regional communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia, CQ University
  • Published Location: North Rockhampton, Australia.
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The performance of the resource sector in Queensland is a key driver for growth at the regional, state and national levels. The purpose of this study was to use a partnership approach between three Regional Development Australia entities and CQUniversity to better identify, understand and plan appropriate responses to issues relating to resource ....

The innovation potential of living-labs to strengthen small and medium enterprises in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dhakal, Subas P; Mahmood, Muhammad N; Wiewora, Anna; Brown, Kerry and Keast, Robyn
  • 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

The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has been the major source of well-being and employment opportunities in regional Australia. Consequently, fostering the innovative capacity of SMEs in regions that are struggling to grow their economies and distribute the growth fairly while not degrading the environment has never been more important. ....

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