Rural community sustainability in Canada has been an issue for at least three decades with sustainability/sustainable development becoming part of the policy lexicon in the last two. While various definitions may incorporate combinations of environmental, economic, social, political and cultural dimensions, consensus is lacking regardin ....
Author: Urbis Keys Young; Australia. Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination
Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs]
Published Location: Canberra, ACT
State/Region: New South Wales
The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Trials, announced in 2002, aimed to explore new ways for governments to work together and with communities to address the needs of Indigenous Australians. Eight trials were conducted in sites across Australia - the New South Wales trial was conducted in the Murdi Paaki region, and aimed t ....
Publisher: University of South Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development
State/Region: South Australia
The focus of the conference for 2012 built on the inaugural conference held in Port Lincoln in 2011 which recommended maintaining a regional stance, ensuring a specific theme and focusing on local mental health issues, whilst encouraging grassroots participation and the inclusion of community representatives.
In 2012 we decided to focus on the t ....
Author: McKinlay P.; Pillora, S.; Tan, S.F.; Von Tunzelmann, A.
Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
Published Location: Sydney, NSW
This report provides an overview of emerging trends in community governance through reviewing local and international literature as well as interviews with Australian local government leaders and Bendigo Bank representatives. The paper explores the implications of the research findings for new approaches to local decision making and directions fo ....
Author: Vella-Brodrick, Dianne; Scannell, Evelyn; Judd, Fiona; Burney, Sue
Editors: Hayward, C. and Findlay, E
Journal Name: Proceedings of the 6th Australian Conference on Quality of Life
Publisher: Deakin University
Published Location: Geelong, Vic
Is city or country life more conducive to physical and mental well being? The effect of rurality and place characteristics on subjective well being was explored in this study, which was conducted with 355 residents of various rural, remote and urban locations within Victoria. The study examined satisfaction with community involveme ....
Journal Name: Program and papers: 8th National Rural Health Conference
The issues of self determination and comprehensive primary health care for Indigenous Australians are discussed in this paper, along with the work of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in their struggle for self determination. The paper discusses community control of health services as an important aspect of p ....
Publisher: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Published Location: United States -- New York
Country: United States
State/Region: New York
In the past decade, researchers have recognized the need for localized sustainability initiatives at the community level that include local people in the decision making process. The purpose of this study was to identify the set of criteria used by local people of the Tug Hill region of New York State to assess how they think about the ....
The challenge of developing environmental outcomes acceptable to stakeholders with different values is well documented. Discourse analysis provides insights into how the views of different stakeholders affect decision making. We studied the discourses of key actors associated with the implementation of a Turtle and Dugong Hunting Management Plan ....
Sustainable development which integrates conservation and development has proven to be a very complicated issue; how dowe humans manage our use of the environment in such a way that does not only decrease human poverty but also encourages human development while at the same time protecting and restoring biodiversity and the life-sustaining f ....
This study into the relationship between community sustainability and the extractive industries has been prepared for the Regional Development Council at an interesting point in Western Australia’s resource development. The growth of the Western Australian resources industry from 1998 to 2008 barely paused with the impact of the global financia ....
The patterns of health service use by rural and remote residents are poorly understood and under-represented in national surveys. This paper examines professional and non-professional service use for mental health problems in rural and remote communities in Australia.
Report Locationhttp://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.une.edu.au/docview/13534015 ....
Publisher: School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland
State/Region: New South Wales, Queensland
Thousands of young Australian families have left major cities and relocated to the urban fringes of largecities, coastal areas, and mining towns. However, many of them can face social exclusion and disadvantage in their new areas. This report examines what motivates young families to relocate and the social exclusion they encounte ....
Author: Pulver, Lisa Jackson; Fitzpatrick, Sally; Ritchie, Jan; Norrie, Marion
Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Journal Number: Vol. 34, No. 4
Objectives: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, access to oral health care is complicated by a maldistribution of dentists in regional areas. To address this problem in Far North Queensland, a volunteer dental program 'Filling the Gap' was established in 2006 in partnership with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait ....
Aboriginal groups across Canada are looking for new ways to improve the living conditions of their people. Coast Tsimshian Resources LP is a forest company that is collectively owned by the Lax Kw'alaams band, a traditional fishing community in northern British Columbia. This research investigates the collectively-owned company as a pos ....
The incidence of colorectal cancer in Australia is among the highest worldwide. We investigate whether similar treatment results for colorectal cancer can be achieved in rural surgery as reported from metropolitan centres.
Assessment of overall and cancer-specific survival of all patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer over a 5-year ti ....