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2013

The MDBA, Where to Now?

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

As a Regulation, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was ‘made’ by Water Minister Tony Burke in November 2012. Sure, it was a disallowable instrument (either House of Parliament could disallow it) but that was highly unlikely to occur. As a result, the Parliamentary process was something of an anticlimax after several years of high profile national ....

The mining boom and Western Australia's changing landscape: Towards sustainability or business as usual?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

The practices and public reputation of mining have been changing over time. In the past, mining operations frequently stood accused of being socially and environmentally disruptive, whereas mining today invests heavily in 'socially responsible' and 'sustainable' business practices. Changes such as these can be witnessed internationally as well as ....

The Mining Boom: Impacts and Prospects

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Minifie, J., Cherastidtham, I., Mullerworth, D., & Savage, J.
  • Journal Name: Grattan Institute Report
  • Journal Number: No. 2013-9
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • ISBN: 978-1-925015-30-0
  • Country: Australia

The mining boom: impacts and prospects examines the fears some Australians have about the potential adverse consequences of the 10-year mining boom. People worry about the damage caused by the high dollar, the impact of the boom on non-mining regions and the risk Australia will turn into a quarry economy. These are understandable concerns but the ....

The National Farmer's Federation Perspective on the Implementation of the Basin Plan

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

Depending on the perspective of each person or organisation, the passage of the Basin Plan has met with mixed reactions. For Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Chair, Craig Knowles, it was seen as a time to celebrate. However, the jury is still out for the irrigation industry and the Basin’s communities who remain concerned about the potenti ....

The nature, pervasiveness and manifestations of sexual harassment in rural Australia: Does 'masculinity' of workplace make a difference?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Saunders, Skye; Easteal, Patricia, AM
  • Journal Name: Women's Studies International Forum
  • Journal Number: 40
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 02775395
  • Country: Australia

Research has shown that hostile environments can be a particular problem for women working in traditional male jobs such as policing and defence forces or where they are employed on remote work sites with residential arrangements. These 'masculinity' marked workplaces have a high incidence of sexual harassment. Australia's rural region has an eth ....

The prevalence and characteristics of commuting between small towns and regional centres in regional Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Liam Wilkinson, Andrew Butt
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23 No.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

This article explores the characteristics of commuting between small towns and regional centres located beyond the sphere of metropolitan influence in an Australian context. In regional Australia there are a number of economic, social and demographic trends affecting small towns and regional areas. In respect to commuting, the majority of analysi ....

The regional economic effects of a reduction in carbon emissions

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Anping Chen, Nicolaas Groenewold, Alfred J. Hagger
  • Editors: John Rolfe, Lin Crase, John Tisdell
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol. 57 No. 4
  • Publisher: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)
  • ISBN: 1467-8489
  • Country: Australia

Concern about climate change has led to policy to reduce CO2 emissions although it is likely that policy will have differential regional impacts. While regional impacts will be politically important, very little analysis of them has been carried out.   This paper contributes to the analysis of this issue by building a small model involving ....

The relationship between number of primary health care visits and hospitalisations: Evidence from linked clinic and hospital data for remote Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zhao, Yuejen; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven; Lawton, Paul
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963

rimary health care (PHC) is widely regarded as essential for preventing and treating ill health. However, the evidence on whether improved PHC reduces hospitalisations has been mixed. This study examines the relationship between PHC and hospital inpatient care in a population with high health need, high rates of hospitalisation and relatively poo ....

The Responsibilisation of food security: what is the problem represented to be?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Amber Bastian and John Coveney
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2

Food security is an evolving concept with various definitions and associated meanings. The way food security is understood by policy-makers impacts on how it gets addressed in public policy. This research uses an interpretive approach to uncover how food security is represented by stakeholders. Semi structured interviews were conducted with 24 st ....

The Rise of New Manufacturing

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Allison, J.; Broun, D.; Lacey, J.
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Recent studies have pointed to high levels of investment in production technologies in the manufacturing sector in Australia. In North West Tasmania, manufacturing has been identified as a propulsive industry for the region. Yet we know relatively little about the types of new manufacturing approaches being adopted or the impact of these “game ....

The role of social isolation in frequent and/or avoidable hospitalisation: Rural community-based service providers' perspectives

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Longman, Jo, BSc, MPH, PhD; Passey, Megan, BMed, MPH, MSc; Singer, Judy, DipAppSc, PhD; Morgan, Geoff, BSc, PhD
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: 37.2
  • Publisher: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Australia
  • ISBN: 01565788
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper reports further analysis from a study investigating service providers' perspectives on factors influencing frequent hospital admission in older patients with chronic disease, and explores the perceived role of social isolation. Semi-structured interviews with 15 purposively sampled community-based service providers in rural New South W ....

The Rural Practicum: Preparing a Quality Teacher Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kline, Jodie; White, Simone; Lock, Graeme
  • Journal Name: Journal of Research in Rural Education (Online)
  • Journal Number: 28.3
  • Publisher: Journal of Research in Rural Education
  • Published Location: University Park, United States
  • ISBN: 15510670
  • Country: Australia

Communities play a critical role in supporting pre-service teachers during rural and regional professional experience. This support, coupled with access to teacher educators and university resources, appears to positively influence graduate attitudes toward taking up a rural appointment.   These are among the key findings to emerge from op ....

The Socio-Economic Impact of Long Distance Commuting (LDC) on Source Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Aileen Hoath and Fiona Haslam McKenzie
  • Publisher: Co-operative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation and Curtin Graduate School of Business
  • Published Location: Perth Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This research project examines the socio-economic implications of long distant commute (LDC) workforce arrangements in the resources sector for two ‘source’ or ‘resident’ localities, (rather than on the host communities where mines operate), and communities in regional Australia. They are distant from mining operations, but now home to si ....

The tyrannies of distance and disadvantage: Factors related to children's development in regional and disadvantaged areas of Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ben Edwards and Jennifer Baxter
  • Journal Number: Research Report No. 25
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-922038-38-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

  This report examines whether what children in regional areas experience is a “tyranny of distance” or a “tyranny of disadvantage”.   In other words, are the gaps in children’s development in regional areas compared to children living in the major cities explained by their distance from the major cities (remoteness), or is ....

The worldwide "wildfire" problem

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: A. Malcolm Gill, Scott L. Stephens and Geoffrey J. Cary
  • Journal Name: Ecological Applications
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 2
  • Publisher: Ecological Society of America
  • ISBN: 10510761
  • Country: United States

The worldwide "wildfire" problem is headlined by the loss of human lives and homes, but it applies generally to any adverse effects of unplanned fires, as events or regimes, on a wide range of environmental, social, and economic assets. The problem is complex and contingent, requiring continual attention to the changing circumstances of stakehold ....

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