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Mechanisms for improved integration of biodiversity conservation in regional NRM planning within Australia: literature review

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Lowe K; Fitzsimons J; Straker A; Gleeson T
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

A literature review prepared as part of a project to identify how the Commonwealth might assist regions in integrating biodiversity conservation into catchment and regional planning aimed to identify a set of criteria for evaluating effective mechanisms. In particular, the review considered the effects of making catchment and sub-c ....

Medical students' and GP registrars' accommodation needs in the rural community: insight from a Victorian study

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Wearne, B; O'Meara, P; Chesters, J; Han, GS; McGrail, M
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Medical education in Australia is currently entering a new era, including support for the significant extension of medical students and general practitioner (GP) registrars' training programs in rural communities. This commitment to rural medical student and general practitioner recruitment and retention has made the provision of a ....

Money talks: overcoming the financial exclusion problems faced by Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: McDonnell, Siobhan
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

A lack of access to banking and financial services, otherwise termed financial exclusion, is one of the key aspects of the social exclusion of low income groups in Australian society. Individuals without access to banking services are at an economic disadvantage. Without the ability to save, individuals are denied a range of econom ....

More Than Implementing an Electronic Health Record - Innovation in Tasmanian Community Health

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Boote, Andy; Hill, Ros; Webb, Diane
  • Editors: Coiera, Enrico; Chu, Stephen; Simpson, Carmel
  • Journal Name: Proceedings. Brunswick East, Vic.: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) ; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • Publisher: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) ; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • Published Location: Brunswick East, Vic
  • ISBN: 0975101307
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) commenced a business initiative project called the Community Client Health Profile (CCHP) to implement an electronic health record into the community sector. Jointly funded by DHHS and Networking the Nation as part of the Regional Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, CCHP's prim ....

Murrumbidgee socio-economic profile: a study conducted for the Pratt Water Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Curtis A; Herrera E > Kelson S
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • ISBN: 064255272X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The aim of the feasibility study is to provide a 'business case' for alternative investment options to achieve increased water efficiency and productivity in the Murrumbidgee Valley providing for restoration of environmental flows, enhanced water security and expansion of irrigation leading to broader environmental, economic and so ....

Natural resource management in the Burdekin Dry Tropics: social and economic issues

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Greiner R (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Stoeckl N (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Stokes C (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Herr A (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Bachmaier J (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems,
  • Publisher: CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Published Location: Townsville Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

A review of social and economic constraints to sustainable natural resources management (NRM) in the Burdekin Dry Tropics Qld identified a range of policy directions and actions to encourage wider adoption of sustainable NRM practices. In particular, the research identified the need to manage the social and economic pressures and d ....

Natural resources and regional development: An assessment of dependency and comparative advantage paradigms

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Gunton, Thomas
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: British Columbia

The role of natural resources in regional development is the subject of a debate between dependency theorists, who argue that natural resources impede development, and comparative-advantage theorists, who argue that resources can expedite development. This debate is assessed by a case study analysis of the impact of resource development ....

Options for understanding regional dynamics in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Stafford Smith M (CSIRO Centre for Arid Zone Research, Alice Springs); Walker D (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Aitkenvale); Maru Y (CSIRO Centre for Arid Zone Research, Alice Springs); Stoeckl N (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Aitkenvale); Herr A (CSIRO Su
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas Management
  • Published Location: Darwin
  • ISBN: 0958101477
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

A scoping study of the regional dynamics of northern Australia explored the justifications for investigating savanna regions as dynamic systems and considered the characteristics of savanna regions that make them behaviourally different from more densely settled regions. The implications of those differences for methods of explorin ....

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key indicators 2003

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This Report has been prepared at the request of the Council of Australian Governments. Its key task is to provide indicators of Indigenous disadvantage 'that are of relevance to all governments and Indigenous stakeholders, and that can demonstrate the impact of programme and policy interventions'. Report Location ....

People on country, healthy landscapes and sustainable Indigenous economic futures: the Arnhem Land case

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Altman, Jon
  • Journal Name: Australian Review of Public Affairs Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol.4, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

In the early 1970s, groups of Aboriginal people in remote Arnhem Land, north Australia, moved from centralised townships back to small communities called 'outstations' on their traditional lands. This 'outstations movement' reinvigorated the customary sector of the economy, which is based on wildlife harvesting. Using a sustainabil ....


  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Crosta, Nicola
  • Editors: Pezzini, Mario
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • Country: Mexico

The work that the OECD Rural Working Party has carried out in the last years has converged towards the acceptance that traditional top-down approaches and sectoral subsidies to rural areas have not given the expected results and that there is a need for place-based policies which can capture the diversity of rural areas and respond ....

Plantations and sustainable rural communities

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Schirmer, Jacki; Tonts, Matthew
  • Journal Name: Australian Forestry
  • Journal Number: Vol.66, No,1
  • Country: Australia

Tree plantations are often hailed as providing a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits to rural regions. Yet in many of the regions where plantations have been established, members of rural communities and environmental groups have expressed various concerns about the effects of large-scale tree planti ....

Plants, people and planning: integrating national botanical information and regional vegetation planning and management

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Wells G; Young A
  • Publisher: CSIRO Plant Industry
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Plants, People and Planning project considered how the information held in national botanical databases is used in regional vegetation planning and management. The specific objectives of the project were to examine the accessibility and usefulness of a range of national botanical datasets for regional groups in enabling them to ....

Prevalence of markers of Q fever exposure in the Kimberley, Western Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Bulsara, MK; Mak, DB; Fry, DF
  • Journal Name: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Although a large pastoral industry exists in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, there is no previously published information about the prevalence of immune markers for Q fever exposure in this region's population. This paper identifies the prevalence of, and factors associated with, positive immune markers of Q fever, and r ....

Productivity and Regional Economic Performance in Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Editors: Christine Williams; Mirko Draca; Christine Smith
  • Publisher: Office of Economic and Statistical Research, Queensland Treasury
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • ISBN: 0975113712
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Productivity and Regional Economic Performance in Australia contains seven research articles that explore the productivity performance of Queensland and other Australian States. Queensland has experienced a long period of economic growth well above the Australian average. It has long been realised that much of this has been due to ....

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