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Population and Migration

Refugee resettlement in regional and rural Victoria: impacts and policy issues

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Brooke McDonald; Kim Webster; John Wiseman; Sue Casey
  • Publisher: VicHealth
  • Published Location: Carlton, Vic
  • ISBN: 9780975733585
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A report on impacts and policy issues.What are the challenges and opportunities as more new arrivals settle in rural and regional Victoria? This report documents contemporary trends in rural and regional settlement, looks at the findings of recent evaluations of national and international experience, and proposes some key policy di ....

Refugee youth issues in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
  • Publisher: Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
  • Published Location: Carlton, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper was part of a project to allow key stakeholders to discuss and identify critical issues for newly arrived migrants and refugees settling in the Goulburn Valley. It examines critical issues for the region, such as education, health, housing, employment and transport. Settlement issues are examined in some detail, as are s ....

Refugees and regional settlement: balancing priorities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Janet Taylor; Dayane Stanovic
  • Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Published Location: Fitzroy VIC
  • ISBN: 1876250623
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A Brotherhood of St. Laurence study of the settlement experiences of 55 Iraqi and Sudanese refugees and 22 community leaders in Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool, Victoria aimed to identify factors that promote successful settlement in regional areas. These include availability of employment, education and training, housing, adequa ....

Refugees and regional settlement: win-win?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, Janet
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Country: Australia

Both the Federal and the State governments have been developing policies to encourage refugees to settle in regional areas to assist the newcomers gain employment and to help build regional economies. While this sounds like a win-win scenario, the reality is more complex. The debate about the regional settlement of refugees takes p ....

Refugees in a Region: Afghans in Young, NSW

  • Year: 2003
  • Journal Name: Urban Policy and Research
  • Journal Number: Volume 21, Issue 3
  • State/Region: Young

This article examines how Afghan refugees living in the NSW country town of Young between 2001 and 2003 affected the regional economy. It seeks to assess the economic contribution of the Afghan refugees, primarily through their work at the Burrangong meatworks, through their local expenditures and, more indirectly, through their impact on social ....

Regional aspects of migration

  • Year: 2004
  • Publisher: OECD

This chapter analyses the regional aspects of international migration. It does not pretend to cover the whole set of issues related to the regional aspects of migration; the aim rather is to address the question "Where do migrants live?" The existence of international differences in the geographic distribution of immigrants raises question about ....

Regional Capitals in the WA Settlement Hierarchy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Paul Plummer, Kirsten Martinus and Matthew Tonts
  • Publisher: The University of Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report provides an overview of the population dynamics of Western Australia over the past decade, situating the members of the Western Australian Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) within this broader geographical context. This report is the first in a series of reports that are intended to enhance understanding of the growth potential ....

Regional Centres Development Plan (Supertowns)

  • Year: 2010
  • Publisher: Government of Western Australia Department of Regional Development and Lands
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Regional Centres Development Plan (SuperTowns) is a Royalties for Regions initiative to encourage regional communities in the southern half of the state to plan and prepare for the future so they can take advantage of opportunities created by WA’s population growth to 2050. WA’s population is predicted to more than double over the next 40 ....

Regional migration: a new paradigm of international migration

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Graeme Hugo
  • Publisher: Parliament of Australia, Parliamentary Library
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The spatial distribution of Australia's population is partly shaped by differences between the settlement patterns of immigrants and those of Australian born residents. This note summarises settlement patterns of the Australian population and describes recent efforts to encourage immigrants to settle in regional and rural areas. Im ....

Regional Planning

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional plans which aim to foster diverse and strong economic growth; plan and prioritise infrastructure; manage impacts on the environment; and where necessary, plan for urban growth and resolve land use conflicts. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to planning in Regional ....

Regional profiles and the analysis of regional characteristics

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Conroy, C; Nowosilskyj, M; Colton, G
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Utilising both Australian Bureau of Statistics and non-ABS data, this article presents the Western Australian regional profile covering the Midlands Statistical Division in order to provide an example of the range of data presented in regional profiles and how these data can be utilised in putting together a base picture of a regio ....

Regional refugee settlement support requirements: measure for the meaningful assessment of service need

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Melissa Sharp
  • Journal Name: From Resettlement to Settlement Conference
  • Country: Australia

Any discussion and/or debate regarding regional settlement options for refugee communities is timely given a recent Australian Government initiative to further target rural and regional areas for migrant and humanitarian entrant resettlement, with the potential expansion of such schemes in the near future. Given that settlement ser ....

Regional Repopulation Plan: For the regional WA towns of Buntine, Dalwallinu, Kalannie, Pithara and Wubin and surrounding areas

  • Year: 2013
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Dalwallinu, WA

The Regional Repopulation Project aims to attract and retain migrant families to the Dalwallinu area and address a number of key areas including accommodation, education, and health to ensure the initiative is successful. It is a project that was developed by key community members who showed initiative to action a number of ideas to assist and su ....

Regional retention of migrants: critical success factors

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Regional Australia is experiencing a range of economic and social trends that are challenging the ability of many communities to adapt. In response to these challenges, Australian governments at the national, state and territory and local levels have developed a range of programs attempting to help drive economic prosperity in the regions. At th ....

Regional Victoria - Trends and Prospects

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Fiona McKenzie; Jennifer Frieden
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report aims to provide an overview of demographic change in regional (non-metropolitan) Victoria. It explores, not only the change in population numbers but also the components of population change and the economic, social and environmental factors influencing this change Report Location ....

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