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Community Engagement

Partnership Against Domestic Violence Project: training delivery model for rural health professionals

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: O'Day, J
  • Journal Name: Children, Young People and Communities: the Future is in Our Hands Conference - papers
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

In describing the Partnerships Against Domestic Violence: Training Delivery Model for Rural Health Professionals project, managed by the University Department of Rural Health and Child Youth and Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services, this paper discusses issues of: key stakeholders in consultation and research pro ....

Partnership and subsidiarity?: a case-study of farmers' participation in contemporary EU governance and rural development initiatives.

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Macken-Walsh, Anne
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.21, No.1
  • Country: Europe

In accordance with the principles of partnership and subsidiarity, the governance and rural development model claims to foster representative and economically diverse rural development largely on the basis of its involvement of a variety of local stakeholders as decision-makers in the design and implementation of development action. The capacity ....

Past, Present and Future Landscapes: Understanding Alternative Futures for Climate Change Adaptation of Coastal Settlements and Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morley, P., Trammell, J., Reeve, I., McNeill, J., Brunckhorst, D., Bassett, S.
  • Publisher: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Published Location: Gold Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Though shaped by past elements, history demonstrates that future landscapes will be very different from those of the present. This is particularly so in coastal areas of rapid urban growth. The effects of climate change in the future will therefore be impacting on these quite different landscapes, not on those we see today. To gauge the severity ....


  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Robyn Mayes
  • Publisher: Peel Community Development Group
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Peel, Western Australia

Published in November 2001, Peel Away the Mask: A Study of the Social Condition of the Peel Region (PATM) provided an overview of socio-economic trends and drivers in the Peel region. The region has grown and changed substantially in the intervening decade. This report, Peel Away the Mask II (PATM II), is a follow-up study to the 2001 document. ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

Perceptions of vulnerability to a future outbreak: A study of horse managers affected by the first Australian equine influenza outbreak

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Schemann, Kathrin; Firestone, Simon M; Taylor, Melanie R; Toribio, Jenny-Ann LML; Ward, Michael P; Dhand, Navneet K
  • Journal Name: BMC Veterinary Research
  • Journal Number: 9
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1746-6148
  • Country: Australia

A growing body of work shows the benefits of applying social cognitive behavioural theory to investigate infection control and biosecurity practices. Protection motivation theory has been used to predict protective health behaviours. The theory outlines that a perception of a lack of vulnerability to a disease contributes to a reduced threat appr ....

Perspectives on capacity building to guide policy and program development and delivery

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Robins, L
  • Journal Name: Environmental Science & Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.8
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the perspectives of major interest groups on capacity development within the context of the significant contemporary global phenomenon of community-based decentralised governance at catchment scale. It focuses on providing empirical evidence to guide the development and implementation of policies and programs, especially those ....

PIRSA Regional Impact Assessment Statements

  • Year: Various
  • Publisher: Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

As part of a broader commitment to ensure rural and regional issues are appropriately considered in government decision-making, the State Government created the Regional Impact Assessment Statements Policy. The policy requires South Australian government agencies to: Promote an inclusive approach to community consultation and communication U ....


  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Crosta, Nicola
  • Editors: Pezzini, Mario
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • Country: Italy
  • State/Region: Tuscany

1. The work that the OECD Rural Working Party has carried out in the last years has converged towards acceptance that sectoral approaches to rural areas have not given the expected results and that there is a need for more effective, place-based policies which can better capture the diverse challenges and potential of rural areas. ....

Place-based strategies, Collingwood and Fitzroy public housing estates

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Holland, Jacki; Bruinhout, Sherri; Malavisi, Aldo
  • Journal Name: VCOSS Congress 2004: strategies for equality and inclusion
  • Publisher: Victorian Council of Social Service
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Victorian government's Neighbourhood Renewal initiative addresses place based disadvantage by fostering community engagement and development, through partnerships and cooperation between government, local service providers, business and community. The Collingwood and Fitzroy public housing estates are two Neighbourhood Renewal ....

Principles and processes for enhancing sustainable rural livelihoods: Collaborative learning in Uganda

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Butler, Lorna Michael; Mazur, Robert E
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.6
  • Publisher: Sapiens Publishing
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Uganda

Livelihood diversification is essential to food security and improved incomes for human development in African rural communities. Uganda's agrarian economy suffers from limited diversification, environmental degradation, low incomes, and multifaceted negative impacts of AIDS. Efforts to stimulate and support innovation in agricultural production ....

Profit Contingent Loans for Social and Community Investments in Economically Disadvantaged Regions

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Chapman, Bruce; Simes, Ric
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

It is argued in this paper that an externality might exist for economically disadvantaged areas, and this might take various forms. If this is the case, it is argued in the paper that public sector intervention of various types could be required. The important contribution of the paper lies in the outlining of a different approach for&n ....

Promoting engagement and interaction in rural communities a proposal for the revitalization of Wetaskiwin, Alberta

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Speth, Kristin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494562284
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Alberta

This thesis focuses on Canadian Prairie communities and how architecture plays a role in promoting community engagement and interaction. The ideal components of a healthy rural town include its identity, sense of community and a strong relationship to the landscape, all of which are threatened by both internal and external influences. T ....

Promoting Growth in All Regions Lessons from across the OECD

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264174627

Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. Helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind. This publication draws on case studies ....

Promoting mental health and wellbeing in Aboriginal contexts: successful elements of suicide prevention work

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Keller, N; Johnson, R; Gibson, B; Jury, L; Newchurch, L; Kelly, D; Newchurch, A; Short, T; Stacey, K; Ryan, B
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Issue addressed: The Suicide Prevention in Country SA (SPICSA) initiative was funded by the South Australian Social Inclusion Initiative in response to concerns about the higher rates of self-harm and suicidal behaviour in regional areas across the State, particularly for young people and Aboriginal people. Methods: A variety of st ....

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