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Immigration and the Regions: Taking Regional Australia Seriously: A Report on options for enhancing immigration's contribution to regional Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Glenn Withers; Marion Powall
  • Publisher: Chifley Research Centre
  • Published Location: Kingston, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Regional Australia is at a crossroads and the globalisation process has brought a new focus on the exciting potential of many of Australias regions. It is concluded that new immigration measures can play a key role as part of the package of measures that are required to improve regional outcomes for Australia. A new approach based ....

Immigration: asylum seekers

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Trish Crossin
  • Publisher: Parliament of Australia. Senate. Official Hansard
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

A lecture by one of Australia's most influential economists, Max Corden, titled 'Forty million Aussies? The immigration debate revisited', once again brought the population debate to the fore. Corden considered whether it would be in Australia's national interests to double its population in the next 50 years. His arguments focused ....

Impacts of national development and decentralization policies on regional income disparity in Korea

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Kim, Euijune; Hong, Sung Woong; Soo Jung Ha
  • Journal Name: The Annals of Regional Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.37, No.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Heidelberg, Netherlands
  • Country: South Korea

This paper analyzed the effects of national development and decentralization policies on the regional income disparity in Korea. It also attempted to test whether there was a structural change in the causal relationship between income inequality and its determinant factors. This study found that the degree of variation in regional incom ....

Indicators of Regional Development in Western Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: URS Australia Pty Ltd
  • Publisher: Department of Local Government and Regional Development
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Indicators of Regional Development in Western Australia (hereafter also termed the Regional Indicators Report) presents a picture of regional Western Australia in 2002, within a framework that considers the Government's strategic approach to regional and sustainable development. The indicators in the Report measure the contribution made by gover ....

Indigenous health and education: exploring the connections

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Lowell, Anne; Maypilama, Elaine; Biritjalawuy, Dianne
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1876831731
  • Country: Australia
  • 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 ....

Indigenous people in vocational education and training : a statistical review of progress

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Saunders, John ; Jones, Michael ; Bowman, Kaye ; Loveder, Phil ; Brooks, Louise
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published Location: Adelaide, SA
  • ISBN: 1740961765
  • Country: Australia

Provides a statistical review of Australian Indigenous peoples' participation and outcomes in vocational education and training (VET) over the period 1997-2001; provides base benchmarks that can assist in assessing trends; includes a disaggregated analysis by geographic region; presents more than forty tables Report Locationhttp://www ....

Innovation in rural Queensland: Why some towns thrive while others languish

  • Author: Plowman; Ashkanasy; Gardner
  • Publisher: University of Queensland
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

All people have mobility choices, to move towards a community that is attractive; to stay in a community that is attractive relative to the cost of moving elsewhere; or to move away from a community that is unattractive. The critical question is: Who moves; who doesn’t; and why? Surprisingly, patterns of mobility are not random. Those who move ....

Integrating models for regional development decisions: A policy perspective

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Dinc, Mustafa; Haynes, Kingsley E; Tarimcilar, Murat
  • Journal Name: The Annals of Regional Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.37, No.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Heidelberg, Netherlands

This paper develops and demonstrates a combined set of models to capture regional development decision processes. The results of the models are then integrated along with other socio-political factors within a policy relevant decision methodology framework. The Haynes and Dinc (1997) extension of the shift-share model identifies regiona ....

Issues in Evaluation of a Health Promotion Intervention: 'Taking Big Steps'

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Victoire, Anousha
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Public health interventions that target completion of formal education are increasingly being seen as essential to achieve improved health outcomes among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The 'Transition Project: Taking Big Steps' tackles the problem of young Indigenous people from remote communities facing t ....

Literature review: regional natural resource governance, collaboration and partnerships

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Oliver P (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane); Whelan J (Griffith University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
  • Published Location: Brisbane Qld
  • Country: Australia

The first part of a review of the literature to inform investigations on effective natural resource management (NRM) partnerships examines, inter alia, ecological theory and NRM and the scope of major NRM problems that confront Australia. Australian NRM problems are shown to be symptomatic of cultural maladaptation. Collaborative a ....

Local economic development in an age of devolution: The question of rural localities*

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Dewees, Sarah; Lobao, Linda; Swanson, Louis E
  • Journal Name: Rural Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.68, No.2
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Columbia, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Ohio

There is limited recent research on the strategies that rural local governments are employing in the face of changing intergovernmental relationships, especially in relation to local economic development. This paper draws on data from a survey of local governments in the Ohio River Valley Region that includes a mix of localities on the ....

Local economic development: new generations of actors, policies and instruments for Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: A. H. J. (Bert) Helmsing
  • Journal Name: Public Administration & Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.23, No.1
  • Publisher: Wiley Periodicals Inc.
  • Published Location: Chichester, United States
  • Country: Africa

As decentralisation advances, the question of local economic development acquires more significance. How can local governments and other local actors such as local producers and their associations, community based organisations, as well as NGOs and donors contribute to local economic development and poverty reduction? This article begin ....

Low-income before and after housing costs - comparing Australia's regions

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Siminski, Peter; Saunders, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Country: Australia

This paper is part of a broader project on household inequality and living standards being conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre in partnership with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The main purpose of the paper is to discuss methodological issues in assessing geographical differences in the propensity of households to ....

Mapping regional metabolism: a decision-support tool for natural resource management

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Birkeland J; Schoonveldt J
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642761078
  • Country: Australia

Natural resource management (NRM) at the regional level is an essential step towards sustainability and the revitalisation of rural and regional Australia. There is, however, a critical need for improved NRM decision making processes and techniques if those goals are to be realised. This report explores the potential to use materia ....

Maturing school-community partnerships: developing learning communities in rural Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Kilpatrick, S; Johns, S; Mulford, B
  • Publisher: Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, University of Tasmania
  • Published Location: Launceston, Tas
  • Country: Australia

This paper reports findings from a project that examined the extent and nature of the contribution of rural schools to their communities' development beyond traditional forms of education of young people. Case study communities in five Australian States participated in the project, funded by the Rural Industries Research and Develo ....

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