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THINKING REGIONAL AND RURAL: Guidelines for assessing regional and rural impacts of government policy and legislation

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Policy Advisory Committee
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

‘Thinking Regional and Rural’ is a new guidebook and online tool for all Victorian Government policy makers designed to place regional and rural issues front and centre. It’s a must-read to increase your knowledge and understanding of regional and rural issues. By systematically considering regional and rural areas in developing policy and ....

Tools for Community Building in Small Towns

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dr David Mckinna and Catherine Wall
  • Publisher: RDA Loddon Mallee
  • Country: Australia

The Toolbox is a practical guide for community planning groups, local governments and other regional stakeholders, that will assist in the positive transition of small towns into the future. The Toolbox was developed in consultation with local government and with specific input from community leaders who attended targeted workshops in Wycheproo ....

Towards a good education in very remote Australia: Is it just a case of moving the desks around?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Guenther, John and Bat, Melodie.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
  • Journal Number: Vol. 42 No. 2
  • Publisher: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
  • Published Location: Brisbane Qld
  • ISBN: 1326-0111
  • Country: Australia

The education system, as it relates to very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, faces challenges. While considerable resources have been applied to very remote schools, results in terms of enrolments, attendance and learning outcomes have changed little, despite the effort applied. The Cooperative Research Centr ....

Training and Experience of Nurses in Responding to Alcohol Misuse in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kennedy, Alison J, BBSc(Hons); Mellor, David, PhD; McCabe, Marita P, PhD; Ricciardelli, Lina A, PhD; Brumby, Susan A, RN, RM, MHM; Head, Alexandra, BA; Mercer-Grant, Catherine, BBus
  • Journal Name: Public Health Nursing
  • Journal Number: 30.4
  • Publisher: Wiley Periodicals
  • ISBN: 07371209
  • Country: Australia

Alcohol misuse by farmers continues to challenge rural nurses. This article reports on the experiences of Australian nurses participating in the Alcohol Intervention Training Program (AITP). Qualitative interviews of 15 rural and remote nurses. Semi-structured phone interviews were utilized to assess the response to and implementation of the AITP ....

Training Australian general practitioners in rural public health: Impact, desirability and adaptability of hybrid problem-based learning

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Gladman, Justin; Perkins, David
  • Journal Name: The Health Education Journal
  • Journal Number: 72.5
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 00178969
  • Country: Australia

Australian rural general practitioners (GPs) require public health knowledge. This study explored the suitability of teaching complex public health issues related to Aboriginal health by way of a hybrid problem-based learning (PBL) model within an intensive training retreat for GP registrars, when numerous trainees have no PBL experience. A mixed ....

Training general practitioners in remote Western Australia in a method of screening and brief intervention for harmful alcohol use: A pilot study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brennan, C., Newton, M., Wood, F., Schug, S. A., Allsop, S. and Browne, A. L.
  • 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

High levels of alcohol-related harm are a salient feature of many rural communities in Australia. General practitioners (GPs) are uniquely placed to identify and treat patients with harmful alcohol use in remote settings, yet corresponding opportunities for education in effective brief psychological interventions for harmful alcohol use are limit ....

Transaction costs, collective action and adaptation in managing complex social–ecological systems

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Marshall, G.
  • Journal Name: Ecological Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.88
  • Country: Australia

With the escalating uncertainties and surprises faced in responding to environmental and natural resource challenges has come growing recognition of the need to manage such issues as social–ecological systems and value the capacities that enable adaptation to these changes. Adaptations in environmental management often involve complex, includin ....

Transitioning Towns Toolbox

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Loddon Mallee
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This booklet has been designed as a resource to assist small towns in the Loddon Mallee that find themselves in transition. Small towns dominate the Loddon Mallee landscape and the majority of them are currently undergoing significant social and economic shift. Not all the forces propelling this transition are linked to the economy, however, majo ....

Trust and governance in regional planning

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Malcolm Tait and Carsten Jahn Hansen
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 84, No. 3
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 00410020
  • Country: United Kingdom, Denmark

This paper seeks to understand how planning systems respond to narratives of distrust, focusing on regional planning as a particularly contested field. Using a framework to explore how reforms have enhanced trust, analysis of cases in England and Denmark reveals two distinct actions: firstly, a reliance on strengthening formal mechanisms of gover ....

Two way learning and culturally appropriate mediation training in remote communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Crawford, Will and Thwaites, Rohan.
  • Journal Name: Indigenous Law Bulletin
  • Journal Number: Vol. 8 Issue 4.
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales, Indigenous Law Centre
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1328-5475
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The potential benefits of training Indigenous people living in remote and regional communities in the skills of mediation, negotiation and facilitation has been recognised by a number of reports and discussion papers on alternative dispute resolution ('ADR') and Indigenous people.1 These benefits have been said to include a likely decrease in lon ....

Understanding the vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of households in rural Victorian towns in the context of long term water insecurity

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Stebbing, MS; Carey, M; Sinclair, M; Sim, M
  • Journal Name: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published Location: Barton, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 9780858259119
  • Country: Australia

Whilst the range of impacts of a changing climate on farming communities has been extensively studied in Australia, little is known about how individuals and households in small rural towns adapt to the effects of long term water insecurity. The health and wellbeing impacts of climate variability may be experienced as direct or indirect health im ....

Unintentional Injury, Psychological Distress and Depressive Symptoms: Is There an Association for Rural Australians?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Fragar, Lyn; Inder, Kerry J; Kelly, Brian J; Coleman, Clare; Perkins, David; Lewin, Terry J
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: 29.1
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 0890-765X
  • Country: Australia

To investigate the association between unintentional injury and mental health in Australian rural communities. This study supports the hypothesis that pre-existing depression is associated with unintentional injury in a rural sample and indicates the important role of prior depression in management of injury, given the high rate of injury in rur ....

Uniqueness of Agricultural Labor Markets

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dennis U. Fisher and Ronald D. Knutson
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol. 95 No. 2
  • Publisher: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • ISBN: 1467-8276
  • Country: United States

Virtually all sizes and types of farms employ farm labour. During the last decade, approximately half of the farm labour force has been made up of unauthorised workers. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the unique aspects of farm labour markets that make labour shortages possible in the face of high levels of unemployment, and what appears ....

Using enabling technologies to meet demands for food security and sustainability

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Peter Stoutjesdijk and Jose ten Have
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture ABARES
  • Country: Australia

This report examines how biotechnology, nanotechnology and information and communications technology could be used to increase crop production and its sustainability in Australia. The report was commissioned by the Department of Agriculture under the Commonwealth Government's National Enabling Technologies Strategy. The report finds that ....

Using participatory action research to foster nurse leadership in Australian rural hospitals

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bish, Melanie; Kenny, Amanda; Nay, Rhonda
  • Journal Name: Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Journal Number: 15.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14410745
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper outlines the processes and results of a participatory action research study undertaken to identify issues that may impact on strategies to foster nurse leadership in rural hospitals. Five Directors of Nursing from rural regions of Victoria, Australia participated. The group activities involved discussion and analysis of previous resear ....

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