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Community Engagement

The village in a game park: Local response to the demise of coal mining in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Binns, Tony; Nel, Etienne
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: South Africa
  • State/Region: KwaZulu-Natal

Changing economic circumstances as a result of deindustrialization and market forces dramatically affect local areas and lead to a variety of local-level responses. Economic change and the reaction to this process have received much attention in the context of the decline of old heavy industrial regions in Western Europe and North Ameri ....

Training and Experience of Nurses in Responding to Alcohol Misuse in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kennedy, Alison J, BBSc(Hons); Mellor, David, PhD; McCabe, Marita P, PhD; Ricciardelli, Lina A, PhD; Brumby, Susan A, RN, RM, MHM; Head, Alexandra, BA; Mercer-Grant, Catherine, BBus
  • Journal Name: Public Health Nursing
  • Journal Number: 30.4
  • Publisher: Wiley Periodicals
  • ISBN: 07371209
  • Country: Australia

Alcohol misuse by farmers continues to challenge rural nurses. This article reports on the experiences of Australian nurses participating in the Alcohol Intervention Training Program (AITP). Qualitative interviews of 15 rural and remote nurses. Semi-structured phone interviews were utilized to assess the response to and implementation of the AITP ....

Tree Changes or Wholesale Changes: The Role of Adult Education in Transitions in Regional Life

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Townsend, Rob; Delves, Melinda
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regional adult education and training providers have been required in recent decades to adapt to funding structures rather than engage with their local communities. This has meant providing education programs that are funded based on national or State and Territory based policy frameworks, often linked to human capital development. ....

Trust in rural areas

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Braun, Patrice; Lowe, Julian
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia

Networking and the collaborative nature of the global economy reinforce tendencies towards geographical clustering of firms in specialist and related industries. This paper discusses cluster and network formation, networking, social capital and social network cohesion. How does trust influence business processes, economic sustainab ....

Two Views of the Regional Partnership Program

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Gray, Gary
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

The Australian government has initiated a Regional Development Program for establishing a closer link between the regional communities and government and the state government of the country. The various elements, operations, advantages and views of people towards this particular program are discussed in the article. Report Locati ....

Ulyssean ageing: an alternative model for the third age

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Onyx, Jenny; Leonard, Rosemary
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference 2007
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This paper describes the concepts of Grey Nomads and Ulyssean Ageing, which represent new ways of ageing and community engagement. The authors propose a template of ageing styles and their policy implications: Ulyssean, Continuity, Pleasure and relaxation; and Decline. The Ulyssean approach sees retirement as independence and a tim ....

Understanding, Enhancing and Managing for Social Resilience at the Regional Scale: Opportunities in North Queensland

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ross, H; Cuthill C; Maclean K; Jansen D; Witt B
  • Publisher: Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility
  • Published Location: Cairns, Qld
  • ISBN: 9781921359521
  • Country: Australia

The concept of resilience in social-ecological systems has attracted considerable recent interest as a foundation for Natural Resource Management (NRM), yet there is a distinct knowledge gap when it comes to the social dimensions of resilience. This research project focused on developing a regional level social resilience monitoring and reportin ....

Unintentional Injury, Psychological Distress and Depressive Symptoms: Is There an Association for Rural Australians?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Fragar, Lyn; Inder, Kerry J; Kelly, Brian J; Coleman, Clare; Perkins, David; Lewin, Terry J
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: 29.1
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 0890-765X
  • Country: Australia

To investigate the association between unintentional injury and mental health in Australian rural communities. This study supports the hypothesis that pre-existing depression is associated with unintentional injury in a rural sample and indicates the important role of prior depression in management of injury, given the high rate of injury in rur ....

Using Scenarios to Build a Resilient Community: Lessons Learnt in Sunraysia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Treeby, Jenny; Henderson, Kirsten; Strange, Pam; Welsh, Caroline; Putland, Stuart
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia

The 'Sunraysia' region is Australia's premier producer of irrigated horticultural foodstuffs such as wine grapes, table grapes, dried fruit, vegetables and tree crops (citrus, olives, almonds and pistachios). Located on the borders of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia at the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers, ....

Vale Landcare: the rise and decline of community-based natural resource management in rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Tennent, Rebeka; Lockie, Stewart
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Journal Number: 56.4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 09640568
  • Country: Australia

For almost two decades, community Landcare groups and supporting institutional bodies were the focus of agri-environmental policy in Australia. Despite the successes of Landcare, the programme faces challenges securing funding in an era of agri-environmental policy that preferences economic mechanisms, such as market-based instruments, for devolv ....

Views of agriculture: Understanding farmers' attitudes to identify strategies for improving rural landscape planning

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Thompson, Aaron William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Published Location: United States -- Indiana
  • ISBN: 9781124530031
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Indiana

Increased concern over the loss of public support for agriculture, the conversion of farmland to urban development, and the growing recognition of the environmental impact of industrial agricultural practices demonstrate the challenges facing farmers today. The response to these challenges has varied and demonstrates the diversity of at ....

Vision 2020 Project: The Australian Minerals Industry's Infrastructure Path to Prosperity: An assessment of industrial and community infrastructure in major resources regions

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Acil Allen Consulting
  • Publisher: Minerals Council of Australia
  • Country: Australia

This report forms part of the Mineral Council of Australia’s Vision 2020 Project – a project with the objective of addressing capacity constraints to growth that have afflicted the minerals industry in the past and are likely to return and erode Australia’s market share and thus visit opportunity costs on the industry and the nation into th ....

Western Australian Regional Development Trust Review of the Western Australia Community Resource Network

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Western Australian Regional Development Trust
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The purpose of this review is to look at the Western Australian Community Resource Network in relation to its current and potential contribution to regional service delivery and regional development in Western Australia, including the future strategic direction of the Network, and its potential for an expanded role. Report Locationhttp://www.dr ....

Who changed Tara? A case study of community participation and engagement

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Cruickshank, Margaret; Darbyshire, Andrew
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

In the small community of Tara in Queensland, years of disadvantage and the negative impacts of rural residential subdivision development have been turned around. This paper discusses the Tara Engagement Model, an example of effective place based collaboration between community and government. The model used evidence based practice ....

Who's Interested?: The NSW Grain Belt Community Survey about Volunteering with the Rural Fire Service

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Birch, Adrian; McLennan, Jim
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal on Volunteering
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In rural and urban-fringe regions of Australia, bushfires are a major seasonal threat to life and property. Since European settlement, communities have progressively responded to this threat by establishing volunteer fire brigades. Australia, with its sparse population, is highly reliant on the commitment of an estimated 220,000 vo ....

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