This study is about the role of immigrants and minority businesses in a recent community development initiative administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Renewal Community, Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (RC/EZ/EC) programs spanned the Clinton and Bush administrations and promised t ....
Journal Name: Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance
Journal Number: Vol.1, No.2
While the notion that communities require resources in the form of financial capital for their development and wellbeing has long been recognised, it has become increasingly apparent that economic resources alone do not lead to community sustainability and wellbeing. The building and supporting of strong, safe, socially cohesive communities that ....
Publisher: Strategic Policy and Research Division, Department for Victorian Communities
Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
This report provides the results of a survey about community strength in 450 residents per Local Government Area (LGA) across Victoria in 2008. The indicators were collected as part of the inaugural LGA level Victorian Population Health Survey run by the Department of Health. They were previously collected in a survey run by the then Department f ....
Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
This report provides the underpinning framework and evidence for DPCD’s community development work and its Indicators of Community Strength that track elements of this work (DPCD 2010). The indicators measure aspects of Victorian’s ability to get help when needed, community participation, satisfaction with amenity in their local areas and sel ....
Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
Published Location: Canberra, ACT
State/Region: Northern Territory
The study which is the subject of this report was initiated to provide a greater opportunity for Indigenous people themselves to develop and articulate their own theories about the relationship between their education and health. This was to provide the basis from which practical strategies could be generated to achieve community-d ....
Publisher: National Institute of Labour Statistics
Published Location: Australia
The potential of the Australian minerals industry to generate considerable national revenue can be jeopardised in periods of economic growth by fostering a shortage of relevant educated and skilled personnel. Legal reforms of the 1990s, public pressure, and benefits by employing local Aboriginal people has driven the installation of work-integrat ....
This thesis reviews the current literature about the knowledge-based economy (KBE) and explores why the KBE doesn't appear to be on the agendas of community based economic development practitioners, referred to in this study as 'the gap'.
Policy responses by the federal government for the KBE in Canada are reviewed, as are internationa ....
This paper informs policy and programme development for capacity building within the context of decentralised governance arrangements by examining stakeholder perspectives about capacity issues. The capacity issues of Australia's network of 56 community-based Boards, governing each of its designated natural resource management regions, are explor ....
Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
Arguing that current Aboriginal health problems are multi factorial and related to past experiences as well s to present conditions, this paper briefly considers policy development in Aboriginal affairs in terms of the issues of self determination, Aboriginal community controlled health services, and access to mainstream health ser ....
In recent years, the teaching staff from the Central Queensland school of Wowan State Primary School have been responding to recently released Education Queensland initiatives for whole school literacy planning, 'Literate Futures: Reading' (Education Queensland, 2002), and a framework for pedagogical reform, 'Productive Pedagogies' ....
Author: Kroehn, Michael; Maude, Alaric; Beer, Andrew
Journal Name: Policy Studies
Journal Number: Vol.31, No.4
State/Region: Western Australia, South Australia
Numerous researchers have argued that local leadership has been fundamental to the growth or revitalisation of metropolitan and regional communities across the globe. Leadership is also seen to play an important role in encouraging innovation and the growth of new industries. This article considers the role of place leadership in two peripheral A ....
The research activity described in this report is a comprehensive regional assessment of the impacts of climate change on water resources and options for adaptation in the Okanagan Basin. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop integrated climate change and water resource scenarios to stimulate a multistakeholder discussion on th ....
Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 2
State/Region: Northern Territory, Western Australia
Objective: To review the effectiveness of community-based initiatives involving restrictions on alcohol availability in remote and regional locations in Australia, and to assess their implications for other communities or town contemplating similar measures. Methods: Findings from evaluations of community initiatives in Tennant Cre ....
Author: Penny Adams, Jill Hardwick, Val Embree, Sue Sinclair, Bronwen Conn, Jim Bishop
Publisher: Cancer Institute NSW
Published Location: Alexandria, NSW
To understand how cancer services are provided to rural and remote communities in Australia and elsewhere, it was essential to understand the systems within which these services are provided. Thus details on cancer services together with the respective implementation strategies were collated for each state and territory in Australia as well as fo ....