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Social indicators of rural community sustainability: an example from the Woady Yaloak catchment

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Pepperdine, S
  • Editors: Rogers, M. F. and Coffins, Y. M. J.
  • Journal Name: The future of Australia's country towns
  • Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • ISBN: 1864465352
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The author states that successful planning for sustainable rural development must balance and integrate ecological, economic and social elements within a community but there are difficulties in identifying locally meaningful social indicators. In this paper she draws on the findings of a project based in the Woady Yaloak catchment ....

Social well-being in the Appalachian coalfields

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Woods, Bradley R.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9781124163451
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Appalachia

Growing energy demands have shifted production styles and approaches associated with traditional fuel sources, including coal. This project focused on a new and increasingly contested method of coal extraction, Mountaintop Removal coal mining (MTR) and its effects on the social well-being of central Appalachian coalfield communities vis ....

Spatial analysis of suicide mortality in Australia: investigation of metropolitan-rural-remote differentials of suicide risk across states/territories.

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Cheung, Yee Tak Derek; Spittal, Matthew J.; Pirkis, Jane; Yip, Paul Siu Fai
  • Journal Name: Social Science & Medicine
  • Journal Number: 75.8
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Published Location: Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0277-9536
  • Country: Australia

Studies of suicide epidemiology in regions of Australia have been conducted, but the spatial pattern in the whole country has not been fully investigated. This study aimed at visualizing the sex-specific suicide pattern over the country from 2004 to 2008, and studying the metropolitan-rural-remote differentials of suicide across all states/territ ....

Spatially enabled bushfire recovery

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Potts, Katie Elizabeth; Bennett, Rohan Mark; Rajabifard, Abbas
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: 78.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 03432521
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Over the last decade growth in spatial information use for disaster management has been considerable. Maps and spatial data are now recognized as critical elements in each of the four phases of disaster management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The use of spatial information to support the phases of mitigation, preparedness an ....

Statistical equality and cultural difference in Indigenous wellbeing frameworks: A new expression of an enduring debate

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Jordan, Kirrily; Bulloch, Hannah; Buchanan, Geoff
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Issues
  • Journal Number: Vol.45, No.3
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in developing indicator frameworks for 'Indigenous wellbeing'. Implicit in each of the frameworks are particular conceptions of what constitutes the 'good life' for Indigenous peoples and what 'Indigenous development' should entail. In developing these frameworks, then, certain judgements mus ....

Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zander, Kerstin K; Petheram, Lisa; Garnett, Stephen T
  • Journal Name: Natural Hazards
  • Journal Number: 67.2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0921-030X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Coastal northern Australia is largely owned and occupied by Aboriginal people who are strongly connected to their traditional country. We assess the views of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land on the impacts of climate change and their possible precautionary responses to both sea level rise and a potential increase in the intensity of tropical cycl ....

Suffer a Sea Change? Contrasting perspectives towards urban policy and migration in coastal Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Gurran, Nicole; Blakely, Ed
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: 38.1
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1465-3311
  • Country: Australia

Has the notion of 'sea change' and its considerable implications for non-metropolitan coastal Australia been exaggerated? In this article alternative perspectives of 'sea change' in Australia are reviewed, and the policy implications of each assessed. One perspective regards migration to coastal areas beyond the capital cities as incidental to co ....

Summary of National and State Government Policies for WA Country Health Service Planning

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Western Australian Department of Health WA country Health Service
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This document provides a summary of the key Commonwealth government and Western Australian government policies and government commitments that inform the way the WA Country Health Service plans for and delivers services to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. This document is a reference for WA Country Health Service plans and business c ....

Supporting farmer and fisher health and wellbeing in 'difficult times': Communities of place and industry associations

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Willis, Karen; Johns, Susan; Peek, Karla
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Maleny, Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia

While links between rurality and health are clearly established, there continues to be interest in the resources that can make a difference to rural, often underserved, small communities. This research investigated how collective features of communities of place and industry communities of common purpose, influence farmer and fisher strategies to ....

Sustainable indigenous futures in remote Indigenous areas: Relationships, processes and failed state approaches

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Author Howitt, Richard
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: 77.6
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 03432521
  • Country: Australia

In many Indigenous territories, continuing processes of primitive accumulation driven by governments' claims to resources and territory simultaneously deny Indigenous rights and insist on market forces as the foundation for economic and social futures in Indigenous domains. Drawing on research in North Australia, this paper identifies the erasure ....

Sustainable Population Health: A Pressing Priority for Community Wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Harvey, Peter
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Recent developments in primary health care, preventive care, early intervention programs, population health constructs and coordinated care trials in Australia have explored the idea of changing our emphasis in health care from responsive acute care to more integrated, whole population community wellbeing management. This idea acce ....

Teachers in the bush: Supports, challenges and professional learning

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jenkins, Kathy; Reitano, Paul; Taylor, Neil
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

A free response survey was administered to 100 self-identified mid and late career teachers in regional New South Wales to determine why they had chosen to work in a rural location, and identify the positive and negative aspects of their choice. This paper focuses on the 53 survey responses from these mid and late career teachers. ....

The Children's Wellbeing Program

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Ware, Helen
  • Journal Name: Parity
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The key aspects of the Children's Wellbeing Program started by Yarredi Services with support from Eyre Regional Health Services are discussed. Two case studies illustrating the work done with children are highlighted. Report Locationhttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=294370347741198;res=IELHSS ....

The city and the bush : Indigenous wellbeing across remoteness areas

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Journal Name: Australian social trends September 2010
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Published Location: Belconnen, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This chapter compares the circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in major cities, regional areas and remote areas. In 2008, close to one third of Indigenous people lived in Major Cities while just under one quarter lived in Remote Areas. Drawing on several statistical surveys, including the 2002 and 20 ....

The demise of the Murray River: insights into lifestyle, health and well-being for rural Aboriginal people in the Riverland

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Willis, Eileen; Pearce, Meryl W.; Jenkin, Tom
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia, New South Wales

The poor state of the Murray River has been framed to highlight negative environmental, social and economic consequences, particularly for farmers and growers. This paper draws on material gathered during focus group sessions with rural Aboriginal people living in the Riverland. The paper presents their perspectives and experiences of the impa ....

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