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Innovation Science and Technology

Rural Communications Infrastructure: Options to improve rural connectivity and harness opportunities that this creates

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Jock Graham
  • Publisher: Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

High-speed rural connectivity all around the world is a common problem. In Australia, for instance, it is not uncommon for rural areas to be only serviced by 3G or satellite services that operate consistently below 1 mbps in download speed. Other remote and rural areas around theworld largely remain unconnected to the Internet as they face challe ....

Rural decline and innovation: issues within issues

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Banks, Robert
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Issues
  • Journal Number: Vol.36, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Examines political and ideological dispute, as well as potential remedies, relevant to the social problem of regional dislocation in Australia. Urban-rural divide in income terms according to Robert Manne; Core issue behind declining farm income; Important facts about the decline in rural income and the urban-rural divide; Potential general respo ....

Rural Regional Innovation: A Response to Metropolitan-framed Place-based Thinking in the United States

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Dabson, Brian
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 1
  • Country: United States

The purposes of this paper are to examine the origins of the place-based policy initiative introduced by the Obama Administration and the implications of this approach to rural America, and so provide a framework for emerging thinking in the United States around the idea of 'rural regional innovation'. The paper begins by discussin ....

Rural Research and Development Corporations

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740373449
  • Country: Australia

Key points • Through the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), rural industries and the Australian Government together invest some $490 million a year in R&D. • This co-investment model has important strengths, including: helping to ensure that public money is not spent on research of little practical value; and facilitati ....

Scaling results up from a plot and paddock scale to a property

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Scanlan, J. C. and MacLeod, N. D. and O'Reagain, P. J.
  • Journal Name: The Rangeland Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol.35
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Country: Australia

Grazing experiments are usually used to quantify and demonstrate the biophysical impact of grazing strategies, with the Wambiana grazing experiment being one of the longest running such experiments in northern Australia. Previous economic analyses of this experiment suggest that there is a major advantage in stocking at a fixed, moderate stocking ....

Science Engagement and Tropical Australia: building a prosperous and sustainable future for the north

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Expert Working Group on Science Engagement Into and For Australia’s Tropical Region
  • Publisher: Department of Industry, Australian Government
  • ISBN: 978-0-9873109-2-7
  • Country: Australia

The Inspiring Australia strategy is a high-level national strategy for public engagement with the sciences and a key element of Australia’s innovation agenda. The Australian government believes that, in order to help the nation ‘unlock its full potential’, it is necessary to examine those areas which, due to location, may have been disadvan ....

Senior Entrepreneurship

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Teemu Kautonen
  • Journal Number: A background paper for the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

This paper provides an overview of the research on senior entrepreneurship focussing especially on the scope of the phenomenon, the specific barriers faced by older entrepreneurs, the advantages they may have over younger entrepreneurs and what policy currently does and what it could and perhaps should do. Report LocationClick here to view the ....

Small business use of the Internet: Findings from Australian case studies

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Simpson Poon and Paula M.C. Swatman
  • Country: Australia

Internet use among small businesses has recently become a popular topic for researchers in the fields of Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. In view of the media hype this topic has received over recent months, it is important for small businesses to learn from the experiences of early adopters of the Internet. In this paper we present the ....

Social capital and rural community self-development: Understanding community satisfaction and its impact on entrepreneurial climate and community outcomes

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Tajuddin, Rosita Mohd.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Iowa State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Iowa
  • ISBN: 9781124872421
  • Country: United States

Rural communities need to move beyond their market remoteness and limitations by engaging in innovation and entrepreneurship that will enhance rural economic growth and strength. Self-development efforts provide opportunities for remote regions to increase their entrepreneurship activities, strengthen the rural economy, and enhance soci ....

Solutions to Contested Land Uses and our Emerging Landscape

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Penniceard, C., Vitartas, P. & Charters, K.
  • Editors: Kinnear, S., Charters, K. & Vitartas, P. (eds)
  • Journal Name: Regional Advantage and Innovation: Achieving National Outcomes
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Published Location: Heidelberg
  • ISBN: 978-3-7908-2798-9
  • Country: Australia

This chapter explores the role of innovation in responding to the challenges of Australian food security, both in the domestic and global contexts. The chapter explores the challenge to meet increased food demand through innovative production, as well as how best to manage distribution and supply chains. It acknowledges that regional communities ....

Southern Rural Water Annual Report 2012-13

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Southern Rural Water
  • Publisher: State of Victoria
  • Published Location: Maffra, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Annual report by Southern Rural Water. Overview of governance, customers, stakeholders and financial report.  Report LocationClick here to view the full report ....


  • Year: 2005
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 8
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The 2005-06 State of the Regions report theme is at the very core of the issues that may well shape the economic development opportunities and competitiveness of Australia's regions. The Report explores the case for the use of telecommunications infrastructure, to assist regions improve their performance. Report Location ....


  • Year: 2007
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The 2007-08 State of the Regions report focuses on climate change and its implications and impact on Australia's diverse regions. The Report provides a useful overview of international, Commonwealth, state and territory greenhouse policies, as well as critically discussing some of the regional impacts of potential abatement measures and carbon ta ....


  • Year: 2008
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 11
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The 2008-09 State of the Regions report continues to focus on the challenges of climate change, especially given the financial economic crisis engulfing the globe. The Report adds to the accumulated knowledge of previous reports on climate change, including discussion of the impact of emissions trading on regional households. Several case studies ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 12
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The 2011-12 State of the Regions report critically examines the regional effects of the mining boom which took off in 2005. The report produces a balanced analysis of both the benefits and costs associated with the mining boom and the effect the mining boom is having on other industries, as well as the potential regional implications when the boo ....

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