Author: Social and Institutional Research Program (SIRP), Canberra
Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
Published Location: Canberra, ACT
This policy sheet outlines a framework of principles to guide the design and delivery of incentive mechanisms that will maximise the links between regional natural resource management (NRM) targets and local action. The principles take into account community aspirations, social and economic capacity and current constraints to the a ....
Publisher: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre
Published Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory
ISBN: 1 74158 051 X
Attracting and retaining skilled and professional staff is a problem not limited to remote, or even rural and regional locations in Australia. There is strong evidence to suggest that it is increasingly a global problem and organisations throughout the world are seeking innovative strategies to attract and develop new talent and develop other str ....
A variety of statistics on crime in Australia, including for each state.
This resource provides a library of crime statistics in Australia, including specific reports relating to state specific statistics, social trends as well as a statistical profile of crime in Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on s ....
Journal Name: 2020 vision: Australia's demographic future: Australian Population Association 11th Biennial Conference
Publisher: Australian Population Association
Published Location: Acton, ACT
This paper describes the principles of regional policy in Australia, focusing on Commonwealth policy in New South Wales. The author discusses how a consensus in policy approach has developed across Australia, sharing policy characteristics such as strategic intervention, decentralised partnership development, and 'local solutions t ....
Journal Name: 8th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
This paper presents some findings from research undertaken for a Masters of Social Work at La Trobe University. The research used qualitative methods to develop an understanding of the meaning, experiences, and perceptions people give to their civic engagement. In a rural town, in twenty indepth interviews, partipants were asked to ....
The primary objective of this research was to work with key stakeholders and the communities affected by Fly-in/Fly-out (FIFO) operations to develop a more sustainable and mutually advantageous future by arriving at strategies to maximize identified benefits and minimize identified negative impacts of FIFO in the Pilbara.
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Author: Wiesmann, Urs; Liechti, Karina; Rist, Stephan
Journal Name: Mountain Research and Development
Journal Number: Vol.25, No.2
Publisher: Centre for Development and Environment Institute of Geography, University of Bern
Published Location: Boulder, Switzerland
This article presents an empirical interdisciplinary study of an extensive participatory process that was carried out in 2004 in the recently established World Natural Heritage Site "Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn" in the Swiss Alps. The study used qualitative and quantitative empirical methods of social science to address the question of success f ....
This research investigates a practical way to address clashes in stakeholder values and enhance outcomes in water allocation planning, in a case study of the water-stressed Lockyer catchment in Australia. A conflict assessment using photovoice interviews early in the process was used to identify divergent interests and values about sustainability ....
Author: Vindigni, Dein; Polus, Barbara; Edgecombe, Gay; van Rotterdam, Joan; Turner, Nicole; Spencer, Leanne; Irvine, Geoff; Walsh, Max
Journal Name: Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Journal Number: Vol. 39, No. 2
Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) are the main portal of health care for Aboriginal communities, particularly in rural and remote areas where access to community centres and public hospitals is limited. Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) are also the first point of contact for people in their community. They have the community's vit ....
Author: Pavey, Jamey L; Muth, Allyson B; Ostermeier, David; Miriam L E Steiner Davis
Journal Name: Rural Sociology
Journal Number: Vol.72, No.1
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Published Location: Columbia, United Kingdom
Country: United States
The Emory-Obed Watershed in Tennessee, like many other rural areas throughout the United States, is experiencing changes in economic activities and social values associated with natural resources. Informed by the interactional approach to community development, this effort strove to build community capacity so community members could mo ....
Author: Zurba, M.; Ross, H.; Izurieta, A.; Rist, P.; Bock, E.; Berkes, F
Journal Name: Environmental Management
Journal Number: Vol.49, No.6
Collaborative problem solving has increasingly become important in the face of the complexities in the management of resources, including protected areas. The strategy undertaken by Girringun Aboriginal Corporation in north tropical Queensland, Australia, for developing co-management demonstrates the potential for a problem solving approach invol ....
Journal Name: Australian Journal of Emergency Management, The
Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
Country: New Zealand
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre's (CRC) Community Self Sufficiency for Fire Safety Sufficiency for Fire Safety program focuses on how the rural and urban interface communities across Australia and New Zealand prepare for bushfires and also the role of the communities and individuals in reducing bushfire risk. A dialogue wi ....
Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
The University of Ballarat established the Centre for Rural and Regional Health (CRRH) in order to facilitate participation and collaboration across university, government and community groups to improve outcomes in rural health within the Grampians region of Victoria. Issues raised by a community forum, Building on Success in Rura ....
Publisher: The University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland
Published Location: Towoomba, Qld
This toolkit is the outcome of a three year research project examining resilience in the rural community of Stanthorpe in Queensland.
The toolkit intends to provide ideas and information that could be included in new or existing social programs or workshops conducted Stanthorpe and other communities to enhance people's resilience.
The toolkit c ....
Journal Name: The future of Australia's country towns
Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
Country: United States
State/Region: California, Central Appalachians
This paper addresses some of the problems facing rural enterprise development, such as how to achieve sufficient economies of scale, how to find capital and resources, and how to succeed in an environment which may not appear ready to foster innovative business ideas. The author looks to rural social capital building to support ent ....