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Family, Community and Disability

Understanding Resilience in South Australian Farm Families

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Greenhill, Jennene; King, Debra; Lane, Anna; MacDougall, Colin
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Despite prolonged droughts over the last decade across rural South Australia the majority of farmers continue to farm. This research asks the questions, 'what helps them to 'get by'?', and 'does this mean that they are resilient?'. In this study, resilience implies a strengths-based approach to mental health and wellbeing whilst ot ....

Vale Landcare: the rise and decline of community-based natural resource management in rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Tennent, Rebeka; Lockie, Stewart
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Journal Number: 56.4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 09640568
  • Country: Australia

For almost two decades, community Landcare groups and supporting institutional bodies were the focus of agri-environmental policy in Australia. Despite the successes of Landcare, the programme faces challenges securing funding in an era of agri-environmental policy that preferences economic mechanisms, such as market-based instruments, for devolv ....

Videoconferencing could reduce the number of mental health patients transferred from outlying facilities to a regional mental health unit

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Buckley, David; Weisser, Susan
  • Journal Name: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
  • Journal Number: 36.5
  • Publisher: Public Health Association of Australia
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 13260200
  • Country: Australia

To determine if the addition of a video link to the existing phone connection, enabling patients admitted for mental and behavioural disorders to be seen by a centrally located psychiatrist or mental health clinician, would change the probability of these patients being transferred to the central mental health unit. The ability for the psychiatr ....

Vision 2020 Project: The Australian Minerals Industry's Infrastructure Path to Prosperity: An assessment of industrial and community infrastructure in major resources regions

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Acil Allen Consulting
  • Publisher: Minerals Council of Australia
  • Country: Australia

This report forms part of the Mineral Council of Australia’s Vision 2020 Project – a project with the objective of addressing capacity constraints to growth that have afflicted the minerals industry in the past and are likely to return and erode Australia’s market share and thus visit opportunity costs on the industry and the nation into th ....

Weaving the net: promoting mental health and wellness through resilient communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mugford, Stephen; Rohan-Jones, Stephen
  • Publisher: Mental Health Council of Australia
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • ISBN: 0977544141
  • Country: Australia

The 2006 project reported on here focused on the ways in which communities find things that, at the local level, provide support to people with a mental illness. In understanding this, the project explored how communities are resilient and how resilience can be further developed, focusing on regional and rural communities and analy ....

Welfare to Work and Its Regional Effects

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Publisher: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Published Location: Strawberry Hills, NSW
  • ISBN: 0858717042
  • Country: Australia

Many single parents and people with disabilities who apply for social security payments after 1 July 2006 will be affected by the Government's Welfare to Work legislation, passed by the Parliament late last year. The changes include new activity requirements, greater investment in employment assistance services to help people get w ....

Wellbeing, resilience and liveability in rural and regional Australia: the 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Jacki Schirmer, Brigitta Yabsley, Melinda Mylek and Dominic Peel
  • Publisher: University of Canberra
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the results of the 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey, focusing on wellbeing, liveability, and resilience. The Regional Wellbeing Survey was launched in 2013 to examine the wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia. The survey is conducted annually, and measures the subjective wellbeing of people and co ....

What Health Services within Rural Communities Tell Us about Aboriginal People and Aboriginal Health

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Fredericks, Bronwyn
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

There is a growing body of literature within social and cultural geography that explores notions of place, space, culture, race and identity. When health services in rural communities are explored using these notions, it can lead to multiple ways of understanding the cultural meanings inscribed within health services and how they c ....

Wheatbelt Regional Plan 2013-2018

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Wheatbelt
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Wheatbelt Regional Plan is a five year strategic outlook for the Wheatbelt region that aims to inform decision makers about appropriate policy for the area and provide a focus for investment. The plan has been developed through extensive consultation as well as desk top research to ensure that the actions and strategies identified are based ....

Why Did They Leave and What Can They Tell Us?: Allied Health Professionals Leaving Rural Settings

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: O'Toole, Kevin; Schoo, Adrian; Hernan, Andrea
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 34, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The aim of this paper is to explore the lack of retention of allied health professionals in rural areas in Victoria, Australia.A structured telephone interview was used to elicit responses from 32 allied health professionals from south-west, central-west and north-east Victoria about their working experiences and reasons for resign ....

Why do farming families diversify?

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Medhurst, Alison; Segrave, Robin
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741515521
  • Country: Australia

In Australia, diversification is being implemented by farming families and promoted by extension personnel to build economic resilience to maintain rural landscapes and communities in the face of increasing financial and environmental pressures. The purpose of this report is to gain a better understanding of why farming families di ....

Women's lifework: labour market transition experiences of women: final report prepared for the Commonwealth, State Territories and New Zealand Ministers' Conference on the Status of Women (MINCO) funded by the Womens Activity Trust Fund

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Smyth, Ciara; Rawsthorne, Margot; Siminski, Peter
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0733422388
  • Country: Australia

The study aimed to capture the labour market transition experiences of Australian mothers who are balancing work and family responsibilities. It used qualitative and quantitative methods, involving in-depth interviews with 20 mothers and an analysis of quantitative data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Sur ....

Work and family balance in regional Victoria: a pilot project

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Charlesworth, Sara; Campbell, Iain; Fridell, Warren
  • Publisher: Industrial Relations Victoria
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A pilot research project into work and family balance, funded by Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV) and Regional Development Victoria (RDV), was undertaken in February 2006. The research focuses on four Victorian regional areas: Bendigo, Colac, Horsham and Latrobe City. It draws on an analysis of statistical data to identify major ....

Young and homeless in rural South Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Farrin, Jane
  • Journal Name: Parity
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Youth homelessness is widely acknowledged as an area of concern and it has received reasonable focus and research attention in metropolitan areas. However, the particular concerns and needs of rural youth have not generally been investigated or documented. This is despite many rural young people experiencing problems relating to th ....

Youth development programs in central Australian aboriginal communities: A review of the literature

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Jess Lopes, Anna Flouris, Melissa A Lindeman
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 32 No. 1
  • Publisher: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
  • Published Location: Hobart, Tas.
  • ISBN: 1038-2569
  • Country: Australia

In Central Australia, youth programs have addressed volatile substance misuse and, more recently, issues associated with crime rates, health and emotional wellbeing, cultural renewal, educational outcomes and 'socialising'. This paper outlines the current context of Aboriginal youth development programs in the Central Australian region and review ....

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