“Fly-in/fly-out” is a form of work organization that has become the standard model for new mining, petroleum and other types of resource development in remote areas. In many places this “no town” model has replaced that of the “new town.” The work system has both beneficial and adverse implications for the sustainability of both exist ....
This study takes a fresh look at why high levels of poverty persist in certain American neighborhoods despite billions of dollars having been invested over decades by the government. To overcome this problem, the author proposes a New Entrepreneurial Initiative (NEI) as a policy solution. The thesis of the NEI is that to eradicate persi ....
Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 4
State/Region: Western Australia
The 'Gari and You' interactive flipchart was developed to guide allied health workers who were counselling patients in a remote Indigenous community about alcohol abuse. 'Gari' is a widely-used word for the term alcohol in the West Pilbara region, Western Australia. Community leaders and others contributed to the design, content an ....
Author: Kilpatrick, S; Loechel, B; Thomas, S; Woinarski, Z
Publisher: Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, University of Tasmania
Published Location: Launceston, Tas
The Generating Jobs in Regional Tasmania project investigated how small businesses, training providers (including schools) and other organisations can best work together to improve the match between the skills available in small rural communities and the needs of employers, particularly small businesses. The two rural communities t ....
Publisher: James Cook University, The Cairns Institute
Published Location: Cairns, QLD
This paper outlines first why good governance for northern Australia is important to the nation. It details how things actually function in a pan-tropical sense, in northern Western Australia (WA), the Northern Territory (NT) and northern Queensland, and at regional and local scales. It then looks at how the north has been governed through the le ....
It is generally understood that local people with local knowledge and a longterm interest in their area are uniquely equipped to create sustainable solutions to local needs. At the same time, higherlevel support and resourcing is often needed to make 'grassroots' solutions work. Current governance models thus posit a facilitatory v ....
Author: Franks, D.M.; Everingham, J.; Brereton, D.
This 18 month study commenced in October 2010. It examined the growing use of multistakeholder collaborative approaches for monitoring and managing cumulative impacts, focusing particularly on how these are being applied in the Bowen Basin to the management of water quality (Fitzroy Partnership for River Health) and dust issues (Mo ....
Publisher: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Published Location: North Fitzroy, Australia
All Australian governments are accountable for the ongoing poor access to quality health care services in rural Australia, delegates at Australia's largest multidisciplinary rural health conference heard last month. Working conditions including incomes, job stability, workplace safety, education, housing and schooling were factors that contribute ....
Governments in Australia are allocating resources to rural communities to increase their sustainable social, economic and environmental development. One of the projects funded for this purpose was 'The Gippsland Community Building Program', undertaken in three rural communities in Victoria in two stages from 2001-2004. A facilitato ....
This research explores the relationship between co-operatives in New Brunswick, as community-owned, local enterprises and government policies and programs. Through a review including academic, government and co-operative sector literature, a policy scan, and interviews with both representatives from the co-operative sector (n=12) as wel ....
Journal Name: Congressional Documents and Publications
Publisher: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.
Published Location: Lanham, United States
Country: United States
The City of St. Paul has helped develop a broader vision for the corridor, and 10 community development organizations - including LISC - have created a new collaborative--the Frogtown/Rondo Action Network--to implement priority strategies related to housing preservation, small business support, neighborhood jobs and minority contracting ....
Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
State/Region: New South Wales
The aims of the research which is detailed in this final report included to: examine the relationships between housing policy and regional development by positing that local housing market conditions primarily determine the range and extent of social and economic impacts of government housing interventions; critically evaluate the ....
Journal Name: Institute of Public Affairs Review: A Quarterly Review of Politics and Public Affairs, The
Journal Number: Vol. 57, No. 4
The author argues that increased government regulation of farming and other rural community activities is smothering rural economic growth and farming families' participation in voluntary community groups. The variable and lower prices given for their produce and reduced local services are also affecting rural life and communities. ....
Author: Wallis, Robert L; Wallis, A M; Harris, C M
Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
Regional universities have the potential to contribute to progress towards sustainability through community partnerships. This paper considers some case examples in community engagement that work towards sustainability. It examines the benefits of productive collaboration for the community, industry, government and universities.
Author: Charters, Kate; Vitartas, Peter; Waterman, Peter
Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
The development of policy affecting regional Australia is dependent on a range of information that is collected at many levels. For regional communities to prosper it is important that issues of importance and relevance to regions be collected and considered in the decision making processes of planners and policy makers. This paper ....