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Victorian floods 2010-11 : recovery progress report.

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Victoria. Department of Human Services
  • Publisher: Victorian Government
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 9780731163601
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Torrential rain, riverine and flash flooding took place across Victoria from 4 September 2010 to 23 March 2011, causing major damage to whole communities, roads, rail networks, community infrastructure and the natural environment. Some communities were inundated several times, causing repeated damage to homes, businesses and the agricultural sect ....

'Her beauty and her terror - the wide brown land for me!' The individual and family wellbeing of Australian rural and regional families in drought

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Edwards, Ben; Gray, Matthew
  • Journal Name: AIFS seminar series
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Country: Australia

The most recent drought has been one of the most severe on record with large parts of southern and eastern Australia experiencing dry conditions since 1996. Moreover, 'For the agriculturally important Murray- Darling Basin, however, October 2007 marks the sixth anniversary of lower than average rainfall totals, with the November 20 ....

“Beyond workforce”: a systemic solution for health service provision in small rural and remote communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: John S Humphreys, John Wakerman, Robert Wells, Pim Kuipers, Judith A Jones and Phil Entwistle
  • Journal Name: The Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: 188.8
  • Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1326-5377
  • Country: Australia

• Successful, “innovative” primary health care (PHC) models exist that have adapted to the specific circumstances of their rural and remote context. • A typology of discrete, integrated, comprehensive and outreach rural and remote services exists rather than a “one coat fits all” PHC health service model. • Successful models are cha ....

A home amongst the gum trees

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Foley, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: Australian Nursing Journal: ANJ, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 7
  • Country: Australia

I am one of the approximately 70,000 ANF members who choose to live in rural or remote Australia. Whilst I commute by train to the city daily for work I escape each evening to my 'home among the gum trees'. Amidst the beauty of the countryside there are challenges, especially with access to health and aged care services. The ANF is ....

A Place for the Arts in Rural Revitalisation and the Social Wellbeing of Australian Rural Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: McHenry, Julia Anwar
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Despite the significance of rural Australia to national identity, many commentators claim that rural Australia is in crisis and suffering from decline as a consequence of economic restructuring and policy reform (Gray and Lawrence, 2001; Sonn, Drew, and Kasat, 2002; Baum, O'Connor, and Stimson, 2005; Tonts and Atherley, 2005). As a ....

A qualitative study of a social and emotional well-being service for a remote Indigenous Australian community: Implications for access, effectiveness, and sustainability

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Carey, Timothy A
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia

People living in rural and remote Australia experience increased mental health problems compared with metropolitan Australians. Moreover, Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as non Indigenous Australians to report high or very high levels of mental health problems. It is imperative, therefore, that effective and sustainable social and emot ....

A Review of Regional Development Australia Committee 2010-2011 Regional Plans: Issues Identified by Regions

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Craig Faulkner, Catherine Robinson and Helen Sparrow
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia

This report summarises the findings of a review of selected aspects of the 2010 and 2011 regional plans of the 55 Regional Development Australia committees. The Indian Ocean territories of Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Island are also included in the summary, because although they are not part of an RDA, they are aligned with RDA Midwest Gas ....

A role for communities in primary prevention of chronic illness?: case studies in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Taylor J, Braunack-Mayer A, Cargo M, Larkins S, Preston R
  • Publisher: University of South Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development

In regional Australia "communities of place," defined as bounded geographic locations with a local society, undertake community-wide primary prevention programs. In helping to prevent chronic illness, communities provide valuable resources to the health system. To understand the role of community-health sector partnerships for primary prevention ....

A Typology of Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage in Australia's Large Non-Metropolitan Cities, Towns and Regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Baum, S
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol 37.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • ISBN: 1465-3311
  • Country: Australia

Australia's large regional cities and towns display a wide variation in their adjustment to the socio-economic transitions that have occurred over the past decade. In terms of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage, these changes, often associated with globalisation, wider economic and technological restructuring, the changing demographics of ....

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 ....

Accessibility of Essential Services in Urban and Regional Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Manning, I
  • Journal Name: National Economic Review
  • Journal Number: 63
  • Publisher: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research
  • ISBN: 0813-9474
  • Country: Australia

The extent to which governments have an obligation to provide a core set of essential services to all taxpayers, irrespective of their place of residence, is a topic of regular political debate. Of particular concern is the quality of telecommunication, health and education services in rural and regional Australia. A major weakness of discussions ....

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 ....

Action Plan for Managing Wild Dogs in Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Published Location: East Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-74326-650-2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Wild dogs are a significant threat to Victoria’s livestock industry, at an estimated cost of $13–18 million per year. Their impact on productivity, animal welfare and social wellbeing requires an action plan to address the wild dog issue over the five years to 2019. This plan’s implementation is the responsibility of all stake ....

Adherence to management guidelines for growth faltering and anaemia in remote dwelling Australian Aboriginal infants and barriers to health service delivery

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bar-Zeev, Sarah J; Kruske, Sue G; Barclay, Lesley M; Bar-Zeev, Naor; Kildea, Sue V
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963
  • Country: Australia

Remote dwelling Aboriginal infants from northern Australia have a high burden of disease and frequently use health services. Little is known about the quality of infant care provided by remote health services. This study describes the adherence to infant guidelines for anaemia and growth faltering by remote health staff and barriers to effective ....

Anthropological Theory and Government Policy in Australia's Northern Territory: The Hegemony of the "Mainstream"

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morphy, Frances; Morphy, Howard
  • Journal Name: American Anthropologist
  • Journal Number: 115.2
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • ISBN: 00027294
  • Country: Australia

In this article, we set up a dialogue between two theoretical frameworks for understanding the developing relationships between indigenous Australians and the encapsulating Australian society. We argue that the concept of "the intercultural" de-emphasizes the agency of Aboriginal people and the durability of their social relations and value orien ....

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