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Community Engagement

Maturing school-community partnerships: developing learning communities in rural Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Kilpatrick, S; Johns, S; Mulford, B
  • Publisher: Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, University of Tasmania
  • Published Location: Launceston, Tas
  • Country: Australia

This paper reports findings from a project that examined the extent and nature of the contribution of rural schools to their communities' development beyond traditional forms of education of young people. Case study communities in five Australian States participated in the project, funded by the Rural Industries Research and Develo ....

Maximizing the Impact of Telepractice Through a Multifaceted Service Delivery Model at The Shepherd Centre, Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Davis, Aleisha; Hopkins, Tracy; Abrahams, Yetta
  • Journal Name: The Volta Review
  • Journal Number: 112.3
  • Publisher: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Incorporated
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 00428639
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Shepherd Centre is a nonprofit early intervention program in New South Wales, Australia, providing listening and spoken language services through an interdisciplinary team approach to children with hearing loss and their families. Advances in communication technology and the global push towards telepractice and e-health service delivery model ....

Mining law in New South Wales : a discussion paper

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Environmental Defender’s Office (Ltd) NSW
  • Publisher: Environmental Defender’s Office (Ltd) NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper has been drafted to encourage discussion about the legal framework for mining in NSW, and to promote positive environmental outcomes. It identifies key inadequacies with the current system and makes recommendations for legislative change to make the current processes more sustainable, robust, equitable and transparent. The paper focuse ....

Motivating community based sustainable behaviour: Identifying barriers to sustainable behaviour and encouraging integrated community based approaches

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Armour, Kimberley
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Royal Roads University (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494468371
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: British Columbia

This research looks at the barriers to sustainable development Squamish, BC., a costal town that is in transition from a resource to non-resource based economy. Smart growth guiding principles have been used to shape the transitional processes; most plans however have yet to be implemented. Action research was used to guide this thesis, ....

Multi-sectoral collaboration in central Queensland: bringing the state back in?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Loechel, Barton; Lawrence, G; Cheshire, L
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The current trend towards collaborative governance and community engagement has recently seen the emergence of more active and interventionist governments. This paper suggests that these new forms of governance reflect governments' desires to govern better by continuously considering who should be governed, how they should be gover ....

Natural disasters and community resilience: A framework for support

  • Author: Rhys Price-Robertson and Ken Knight
  • Journal Name: The Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • ISBN: 978-1-921414-88-6
  • Country: Australia

This paper explores the concept of community resilience and outlines recent frameworks and tools developed to understand and measure it. This paper was written to assist service providers, practitioners and policy makers working with regional and rural communities vulnerable to natural disasters. Sections include: community vulnerability; under ....

Neoliberalism, individualism and prospects for regional renewal

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Gray, Ian; Lawrence, Geoffrey
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Since the early 1980s, Australian governments have embraced neoliberal policies as a means of improving the nation's global economic competitiveness. The impacts of such policies in regional areas have been quite profound, leading to socio-economic polarisation, population loss, and the growth of anti-globalisation sentiments. In t ....

Networking and collaboration between communities in eastern South Dakota

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Munsterman, Debra L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: South Dakota State University
  • Published Location: United States -- South Dakota
  • ISBN: 9781124999807
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: South Dakota

This study focuses on networking and collaboration between communities along the I29 corridor in eastern South Dakota and its effect on economic development. The study evaluated the corridor model of economic development which involves communities working together toward a more effective means of economic development. This study was con ....

New ways of engaging with regional and rural communities: strengths based and inclusive

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Hampshire, Anne; Hunt, J; Winterton, A
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, New South Wales

The Regional Environmental Employment Program in regional Victoria assists young people in their transition to employment, education and training. The Dubbo Leadership and Cultural Program assists Year 8 Aboriginal students to stay at school, to gain leadership skills and to enhance their cultural knowledge and identity. This paper ....

No more sun shades, please: Experiences of corporate social responsibility in remote Australian mining communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bice, Sara
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

 Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often touted as the solution to social and environmental ills associated with Australia's mining boom. This paper extends prior research concerning mining's social impacts and related CSR programmes by investigating the emergence of new institutional arrangements in pre-existing rural communities whi ....

Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Published Location: Lismore, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016 is the culmination of months of research, data analysis and stakeholder consultation. The plan is a clearly articulated strategy for future development. Issues such as transport and affordable housing have been brought forward from previous plans (see below) as they are still priorities for our region. ....

Outside - looking in: evaluating a community capacity building project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: O'Meara, Peter; Chesters, Janice; Han, Gil-Soo
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Alberton Project was a three-year community capacity building project that ran from 1999 until 2002. It aimed to revitalise the local community surrounding the small Victorian town of Yarram. Evaluation of the project involved participant observation, monitoring of media reports, surveys and interviews. Outcomes are reported wi ....

Palliative care in rural Australia: involving the community in multidisciplinary coordinated care

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Moorhouse, Christopher; George, Maria; Smith, Beth
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project aimed at promoting community based multidisciplinary coordinated palliative care services in rural Australia. In preliminary health service needs assessment in rural Tasmania, key health workers appealed for additional information, support and education in palliative care. ....

Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context

  • Year: 2005
  • Editors: Eversole, R., & Martin, J.
  • Publisher: Ashgate
  • Published Location: Aldershot, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0754645843
  • Country: Australia

Questions about participation and participatory governance are at the cutting edge of development theory. This book provides a cross-disciplinary perspective on participation and governance issues in regional development - processes now regarded as essential for sustainable regional development. An exploration of current trends toward increased c ....

Participatory Development of a Bayesian Network Model for Catchment-based Water Resource Management

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Chan, T.; Ross H.; Hoverman S.; Powell, B.
  • Journal Name: Water Resources Research
  • Journal Number: 46
  • Country: Solomon Islands

A participatory approach was used to develop a Bayesian network model for assisting integration of water resource management in the Kongulai catchment in the Solomon Islands. This catchment provides 40–60% of the water for Honiara, the capital, and management is complex, with sparse data and many competing uses including drinking, domestic, agr ....

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