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Family, Community and Disability

Rural Communities and Changing Farm Businesses

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Matthew Tonts et al
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642586926
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the socio-economic impacts of changing farm business structures in five case study communities. It highlights the positive and negative impacts of changing farm business structures, and makes a number of recommendations about how to maximise the benefits and minimise the potential problems. One of the key conclusions of the r ....

Rural Communities and Disaster Recovery

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the issues involved with enabling people living in rural and remote Australia who are affected by disasters to recover and rebuild their lives and communities. Because the NRHA’s objective is to improve the health of rural and remote Australians it concentrates on the health aspects of disaster recovery. Report LocationCli ....

Rural life of us: young people and workers with young people in country victoria

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Davies, Liz; Jukes, Janet; Hodges, Craig; Crosby, Jamie
  • Publisher: Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
  • Published Location: Parkville, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Young people in rural areas of Australia have worse health and welfare than their urban counterparts. This report provides an overview of the health and welfare issues facing young people in rural Victoria and the issues facing workers in delivering services to young people. Issues particular to regional, rural and remote youth inc ....

Rural lifestyle and landscape change : emerging challenges for extension : a national forum

  • Year: 2007
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741514940
  • Country: Australia

A national forum, convened by the Department of Primary Industries Victoria, was held at Rutherglen on 20-21 July 2005. The purpose of the forum was to capture new knowledge and explore engagement strategies and capacity-building opportunities for the small lifestyle farm sector. The papers from the forum included here are: Engagin ....

Rural parents, teenagers and alcohol: what are parents thinking?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Graham, Melissa L; Ward, Bernadette; Munro, Geoffrey; Snow, Pamela; Ellis, Julie
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This article explores the attitudes, beliefs, and concerns of rural parents about teenage alcohol drinking. Focus groups were conducted with 26 parents in north and north-western rural Victoria, which discussed drunkenness and drinking patterns, age of initiation into drinking in the home, where and when alcohol is consumed, and th ....

Rural Pharmacy Workforce Challenges: A Qualitative Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Khalil, Hanan; Leversha, Anne
  • Journal Name: Australian Pharmacist
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Aims: To explore the challenges, including recruitment and retention issues, facing rural community and hospital pharmacists in the Gippsland region of rural Victoria. Results: Family ties, career/business opportunities and flexible working hours were significant issues for both recruitment and retention for all of the participants ....

Rural policy and direct local participation: Democracy, inclusiveness, collective agency, and locality-based policy

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Swanson, Louis E
  • Journal Name: Rural Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.66, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Columbia, United Kingdom
  • Country: United States, Mexico

During the closing decades of the twentieth century, the federal government has experienced a period of delegitimation and fiscal crisis that has led to decentralization of some federal programs and a fledgling revival of community- and place-based policies. Historic and recent records of locality-based policies suggest that they are not pan ....

Rural Social Work: Moving Forward

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Munn, Peter; Munn, Tricia
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This paper discusses issues relating to the practice of front-line practitioners in rural social work. It identifies issues such as centralised decision-making, living and working in the community, establishing an identity and competitive tendering. It briefly addresses these well-known issues and discusses some potential approache ....

Rural Support Program Progress Report 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rural Support Program
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 515 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Our vision is to have resilient rural communities across NSW, driving social and economic change. With this goal in mind, over the past year, we have worked with our partner organisations on a variety of programs. Together we have delivered services to build community capacity, assisted communities to prepare for and manage advers ....

Secret men's business, grumpy old men

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Sergeant, Peter
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The focus of this paper is on issues facing men, particularly men in regional areas where the incidence of isolation, loneliness and depression are especially acute. Some relevant literature is reviewed. The potential role of 'men's sheds' in helping to overcome these problems is discussed, along with comments on the overall contri ....

Self-helping from the Hand That Feeds?: Evaluating the 'Deserving Community' Ethic of Governance in North East Tasmania

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Godwin, Michelle; Pritchard, Bill
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper critically evaluates the related concepts of the 'deserving community' and 'self-help' forms of governance that have underpinned the economic development initiatives of the Dorset local government area, North East Tasmania. Following the announced closure of a major food processing factory, this region implemented a regi ....

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities : submission

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian Institute of Family Studies.; Australia. Parliament. Senate. Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

In this submission to the Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities, the Institute focuses on the Committee's third Term of Reference: the health, welfare, education and security of children in regional and remote Indigenous communities. The submission discusses: 1) the evaluation of Indigenous community ....

Signs of Countrymindedness: A Survey of Attitudes to Rural Industries and People

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Cockfield, Geoff; Botterill, Linda Courtenay
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Political Science
  • Journal Number: 47.4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 10361146
  • Country: Australia

Some political scientists have argued that 'countrymindedness', a set of tenets about the importance of agriculture and rural life, is of decreasing political and social importance. There has been little empirical research to test this, so the authors conducted an exploratory survey of attitudes to rural industries and people. The results reveal ....

Small business and networks: aspects of social capital in a small rural town

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Bell, R; Kilpatrick, S
  • Publisher: Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, University of Tasmania
  • Published Location: Launceston, Tas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper explores through empirical research, what contributions small business people make to the community of Scottsdale (a small country town in north eastern Tasmania), over and above their economic contribution within the sphere of normal business activity. It is the notion of networks and productive interactions between peo ....

Small Farms - Valued contributions to healthy rural communities

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Carole Hollier, Michael Reid
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741515823
  • Country: Australia

Australia's farming history has seen a shift from a countryside once scattered primarily with traditional family farms, to a diverse landscape where large farms operate next door to rural residential properties and small farms. This project aims to increase national understanding of the contribution that small farms make to rural communities. The ....

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