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Community Engagement

Providing Post-compulsory Education Options through 'New-look' Rural Partnerships

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Mlcek, Susan
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The tree change phenomenon started around Australia from about 2003 and continues to this day, even into places like the Western Plains area of New South Wales. Relocating from the city to rural areas for a lifestyle change is attributed to this phenomenon. An ever-growing interest in post-compulsory education solutions that run pa ....

RDA Kimberley Regional Plan 2013-2016

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

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a unique and vast area of desert, river and saltwater country. On the world stage, it is regarded as a last frontier and is renowned for its rugged beauty, isolation, Aboriginal heritage and large areas of pristine wilderness. RDA Kimberley's vision for the region is to create an environment of oppo ....

RDA Peel Report on Scenario Planning Workshops including a strategic conversation conducted for Regional Development Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Emeritus Professor Jo Barker
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report outlines the scenario/strategic thinking processes conducted for RDA Peel up to the formation of skeletal scenarios. The procedure provided the participants with an understanding of scenario planning; tem interaction through a very participatory process; and a deeper understanding of some of the factors affecting the region in which t ....

Reconceptualising Local Community: Environment, Identity and Threat

  • Year: 1997
  • Author: Dalby, Simon; Mackenzie, Fiona
  • Journal Name: Area
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 2
  • Country: Scotland, Canada

Economic 'development' driven by global economic forces produces specific expressions of 'community' in places where large new economic projects are to be located. This paper draws on contemporary geopolitical literature to theorise community identity as partly formulated in response to external 'threats'. A comparative study of community mobilis ....

Reducing the risk of pandemic influenza in Aboriginal communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Massey, Peter D; Pearce, Glenn; Taylor, Kylie A; Orcher, Lisa; Saggers, Sherry; Durrheim, David N
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Aboriginal people are particularly vulnerable to pandemic influenza A, H1N109. This article describes the process and findings from preliminary community consultations into reducing influenza risk, including pandemic H1N1(09) swine influenza, in Aboriginal communities in the Hunter New England area of northern New South Wales, Aust ....

Referrals to chiropractors and osteopaths: a survey of general practitioners in rural and regional New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wardle, Jon L; Sibbritt, Davi W; Adams, Jon
  • Journal Name: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
  • Journal Number: 21
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Chiropractic and osteopathy form a significant part of the healthcare setting in rural and regional Australia, with national registration of practitioners, public subsidies for services and high utilisation by the Australian public. However, despite their significant role in rural and regional Australia, there has been little exploration of the i ....

Referred Proceedings of the 35th Australian New Zealand Regional Science Association International

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: ANZRSAI
  • Country: Australia; New Zealand
  • State/Region: All Regions

The 35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI) was held at The Brassey in Canberra from 6th to 9th December, 2011. A broad range of papers from academics, policy advisors and practitioners was presented to the conference. This publication contains the refereed proceedings of those ....

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 ....

Regional collaboration infrastructure

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: Vol.41, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Regional innovation has been incorporated into planning debates broadening the view of the crucial role that networks play in regional development as vehicles of knowledge and innovation. Research in this area has focused on the effects of the 'innovative milieu' (Maillat 1991; Kogut et al. 1993: Capello 1999; Camagni 1999) and recently into syst ....

Regional community-based Planning: the challenge of participatory environmental governance

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Whelan J (Griffith University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane); Oliver P (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
  • Published Location: Brisbane Qld
  • Country: Australia

A new approach to environmental governance is sweeping Australia. Two national funding schemes require collaborative bodies to administer funds for regional on-ground projects to manage rivers, coastlines, biodiversity and vegetation. The devolution of power and resources to these bodies is contingent on participatory, representati ....

Regional development: some issues for policy makers

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Sorensen, T
  • Publisher: Department of the Parliamentary Library
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This paper focuses on regional development. It draws attention to the considerable diversity of nonmetropolitan regional conditions and explains the processes underlying them; identifies the potential for considerable community conflict on many issues; discusses policy dilemmas and the responsibilities and roles of different tiers ....

Regional growth, enterprising human capital and community engagement

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Garlick, Steve
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia

What are the reasons for the concentrated and divergent nature of growth among regions? Enterprising human capital, the ability of regional residents to have an entrepreneurial capacity for knowledge activation, is identified as a key determinant of regional outcomes. This paper explains how enterprising human capital can be activa ....

Regional Innovation Policy of South Korea Compared With, and Learning From, The EU

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Haknoh Kim
  • Country: Korea

This paper compares regional innovation policy of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, or so-called the "participatory government," of South Korea with that of the EU (European Union), with a view to drawing some lessons from the latter for the former. Since regional innovation policy of the participatory government has too short a period of time to ....

Regional living and community participation: are people with disability at a disadvantage?

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: McPhedran, Samara
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy
  • Journal Number: 9
  • Country: Australia

There is considerable evidence that people with disability are at a heightened likelihood of experiencing disadvantage in many facets of life. A greater likelihood of disadvantage may in turn increase the risk of exclusion from a range of opportunities, including social participation. However, factors that may lead to 'double disadvantage' among ....

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