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ABS Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tas

Includes data over various years on labour, economic activity, industry, population, family and community, household economic resources, education, housing, transport, crime and justice, health, and the environment. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Lookup/1307.6Main+Features1Dec%202010?OpenDocument ....

Accommodation needs for carers of and adults with intellectual disability in regional Australia : their hopes for and perceptions of the future

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Eley, Diann S; Boyes, J; Young, L; Hegney, Desley G
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.3
  • Country: Australia

This article provides an in-depth investigation of the accommodation circumstances of a population of aging adults with intellectual disability living at home with parents or in supported accommodation in an Australian regional centre. Given the ageing of both the carer and adult population with intellectual disability our research ....

Accountants as Emotional Wellbeing Counsellors in Rural Areas

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Carter, Amanda J; Burritt, Roger L; Pisaniello, John D
  • Journal Name: Australian Accounting Review
  • Journal Number: 23.2
  • Publisher: Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 10356908
  • Country: Australia

The role of accountants in dealing with the social, emotional and stress-related problems of their clients is explored using semi-structured interviews with owner-accountants and regional development workers. Findings indicate the importance to rural communities and the related public of accountants acting as 'emotional wellbeing counsellors'; a ....

After the Bushfires: Surviving and Volunteering

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Webber, Ruth; Jones, Kate
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Emergency Management, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This article analyses the negative and positive implications for bushfire survivors becoming involved in a range of voluntary activities in the bushfire recovery programs following the 2009 Victorian bushfires. It uses data acquired as part of a study of recovery programs being run by Catholic social welfare agencies in several reg ....

Ageing Australia: changing location patterns of older people in South East Queensland

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Jung Hoon Han & Jonathan Corcoran
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: 51.1
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0729-3682
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This paper investigates a decade of changes in the location patterns of older people in the ‘sunbelt’ region of South East Queensland (SEQ). Despite the accentuation of public policies to better cater for older people in an ageing Australia, little attention has been directed towards exploration of the changing spatial distributions of older ....

Alcohol Consumption, Obesity, and Psychological Distress in Farming Communities-An Australian Study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brumby, Susan; Kennedy, Alison; Chandrasekara, Ananda
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: 29.3
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 0890-765X
  • Country: Australia

Alcohol consumption patterns nationally and internationally have been identified as elevated in rural and remote populations. In the general Australian population, 20.5% of adult males and 16.9% of adult females drink at short-term, high-risk levels. Farmers are more likely to drink excessively than those living in major cities.   This stu ....

An Aboriginal-driven program to prevent, control and manage nutrition-related 'lifestyle' diseases including diabetes

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Gracey, Michael; Bridge, Ernie; Martin, David; Jones, Timothy; Spargo, Randolph M; Shephard, Mark; Davis, Elizabeth A
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Journal Number: Vol.15, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Diabetes Management and Care Program was developed by a not-for-profit, Aboriginal-run organisation, Unity of First People of Australia, to address the special needs and problems of 'lifestyle' diseases among Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia. These lifestyle diseases include type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascu ....

An evaluation of a nutrition program in a remote community in central Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Warchivker, I; Hayter, A
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Pintubi Homeland Health Service, the Ngintaka Women's Centre, the community store, the Centre for Remote Health, the Alice Springs Unit of the Menzies School of Health Research and the mothers and carers of children under three were involved in a collaborative program aimed at improving the nutrition of young children in the No ....

An examination of accessibility planning for persons with disabilities in mid-size Canadian municipalities

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Sanderson, Margaret J.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494364659
  • Country: Canada

Approximately one out of every seven Canadians over the age of 15 years (3.4 million people) has some level of disability. The increasing prevalence of disability in our aging society is commonly accepted as fact with both disability and the severity of disability gradually increasing with age (Statistics Canada, 2001). Recognizing that ....

As the Population Clock Winds Down: Indicative Effects of Population Ageing in Australia's States and Territories

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Jackson, Natalie; Felmingham, Bruce
  • Journal Name: Journal of Population Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Among the more profound features of population ageing is its regionality. This regionality is particularly marked in Australia, where the timing and speed of ageing are occurring at substantially different rates by state and territory. The shift to natural decline is expected to create many social, economic and political predicamen ....

Assessing relative rates of Indigenous family violence: using existing quantitative data and a triangulation methodology to identify rural areas in greatest need of additional legal services

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Clare, Joe; Morgan, Frank; Ferrante, Anna; Blagg, Harry
  • Journal Name: Current Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Journal Number: Vol.18, No.1
  • Country: Australia

A research team completed an exercise to estimate relative rates of Indigenous Family Violence (IFV) which was conducted over a seven-week period at the end of 2004, undertaken for the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department on a national scale and utilised only quantitative information along with the triangulation methodology. The findings of ....

Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Mining on Regional Communities: An Exploratory Study of Coal Mining in the Muswellbrook Area of NSW

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: David Brereton, Chris Moran, Gillian McIlwain, James McIntosh, Kailee Parkinson
  • Publisher: ACARP
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This project, which is an example of cross-company collaboration, focuses on the challenges involved in dealing with cumulative, or multi-mine, impacts at the local level. The project builds on an earlier Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)-funded project conducted in 2004, undertaken by the Centre for Social Respo ....

Aunty Jean's Good Health Team: listening to the voices of the elders to create an Aboriginal chronic and complex care program : participatory evaluation of the Illawarra Health, Aboriginal Chronic and Complex Care, Pilot Program

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Curtis, Sue.
  • Publisher: Illawarra Health
  • Published Location: Wollongong, NSW
  • ISBN: 0646436619
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Aunty Jean's Good Health Team began as a pilot program that aimed to develop a combined model of health promotion, education and self management that could be supportive of and sustain the development of good health behaviours and strategies for Aboriginal people with chronic and complex care needs. This report explains how the pro ....

Australia's children: their health and wellbeing 2002

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Al-Yaman, F; Bryant, M; Sargeant, H
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740241827
  • Country: Australia

This report brings together information from a wide range of state / territory and commonwealth sources to reveal a national picture of the health status of Australian children. It attempts to integrate the social and environmental determinants of health, with the outcomes in terms of health status. The report contains demographic ....

Australia's regional cities and towns: modelling community opportunity and vulnerability

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Stimson, Robert; Baum, Scott; Mullins, Patrick; O'Connor, Kevin
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Economic restructuring over the last decade or so has created a wide diversity of positive and negative outcomes for regional cities and towns across Australia, evident through change in a range of socio-economic measures over the decade 1986–96. This paper develops and applies a multi-variate model to categorise community o ....

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