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 ....
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
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 ....
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. ....
Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
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 ....
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 ....
Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference 2007
Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Published Location: Sydney, NSW
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 ....
Publisher: Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility
Published Location: Cairns, Qld
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 ....
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
Published Location: United States
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 ....
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, ....
Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Journal Number: 56.4
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Published Location: United Kingdom
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Publisher: Western Australian Regional Development Trust
Published Location: Perth, Western 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.
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Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
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 ....
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 ....