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Rural, regional and remote health: information framework and indicators: version 1

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; Australia. Department of Health and Ageing
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 174024284X
  • Country: Australia

The rural health information framework seeks to identify all the types of information that are important to develop an understanding of, and to monitor, the health of rural, regional and remote populations. Based on the National Health Performance Framework and written in consultation with a wide range of data experts, Version One ....

Services to Indigenous people in the town of Port Hedland: mapping and gap analysis: final draft

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Western Australia. Department of Indigenous Affairs
  • Publisher: Department of Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Perth, WA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The town of Port Hedland is a town of many contrasts, with high incomes and a strong resource sector on the one hand, abject poverty, disadvantage and social problems on the other. Although Indigenous people have been major contributors to the culture, diversity and development of the region, they have generally failed to share equ ....

Shared antenatal care for indigenous patients in a rural and remote community

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Nel, P; pashen, D
  • Journal Name: Australian Family Physician
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

BACKGROUND: An increase in perinatal mortality prompted a review of services to pregnant women in remote northern and western Queensland, Australia. In order to address the needs of the indigenous population in particular, a range of service changes was implemented to improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This article aims to highlight the ....

Social capital and quality of life in geographically diverse communities affected by rapid social and economic change

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Healy, Karen; Ayres, Liz; Hampshire, Anne
  • Journal Name: 8th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Strong personal ties and community networks, key forms of social capital, are known to enhance individuals' access to emotional, social and economic resources. But what role do these intimate and neighbourly ties play in enabling individuals' and communities to overcome the deleterious effects of rapid social and economic change? H ....


  • Year: 2003
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 60
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The focus of the 2003-04 State of the Regions report is on how ageing, migration and population growth impact on the economic potential of regions and the revenue raising capacity of local government. The fundamental message from this year's report is that for many regions strong positive population growth with a broad based age composition will ....

The potential contribution of vocational and technical education to the future social-economic development of Albania

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Mykerezi, Pavli K
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • Country: Albania

The purpose of this study was to determine the potential contribution of vocational and technical education to the future social-economic development of Albania. To achieve this purpose, a panel of experts was involved in the formulation of statements and the determination of each statement's value as a contributor to future social-econ ....

The resurgence of marvellous Melbourne revisited: trends in population distribution in Victoria, 1996 to 2001

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: O'Leary, J
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Both Melbourne and regional Victoria's populations are growing strongly. Both grew by more than one per cent in the year ending 30 June 2002. During the 1996 to 2001 period the population of Melbourne continued to grow faster than that of regional Victoria. The contribution of natural increase to population growth declined. However ....

The rural population transformation and education in Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: McSwan, David
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper aims to relate the Australia data on rural-urban migration and economic change to education. It illustrates that there has been scant policy attention to the fundamental role of education in the changing nature of Australia's rural areas. Australia's rural policy has been firmly driven by the massive political power of the rural indust ....

The Social and Economic Implications of Farm Plantation Forestry: A Review of Some Key Issues

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Tonts, Matthew; Black, Alan
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Over recent years, extensive tree plantations have emerged as a significant land use in a number of regions across Australia. While trees have the potential to contribute to the mitigation of a range of environmental problems, such as soil salinity and erosion, there are growing concerns that large-scale plantations can have negati ....

The village in a game park: Local response to the demise of coal mining in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Binns, Tony; Nel, Etienne
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: South Africa
  • State/Region: KwaZulu-Natal

Changing economic circumstances as a result of deindustrialization and market forces dramatically affect local areas and lead to a variety of local-level responses. Economic change and the reaction to this process have received much attention in the context of the decline of old heavy industrial regions in Western Europe and North Ameri ....

Toward a reconceptualization of regional development paths: Is Leipzig's media cluster a continuation of or a rupture with the past?

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Bathelt, Harald; Boggs, Jeffrey S
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: Germany
  • State/Region: Saxony

This article develops a model of regional development that is then used to examine the evolution of two media industries in Leipzig, Germany. We note that the city's current media cluster, centered on television/film production and interactive digital media, shares little in common with the city's once-premier book publishing media clus ....

Viable Models of Rural and Remote Practice

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Rural Doctors Association of Australia
  • Publisher: Rural Doctors Association of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0975165402
  • Country: Australia

In July 2001 the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to investigate viable economic and organisational models of rural and remote general practice. The Project was overseen by a management committee appointed by the RDAA. Monash University School of Rural Health (Bend ....

Victorian population bulletin 2003 edition

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Victoria. Department of Sustainability and Environment. Research and Analysis Branch
  • Publisher: Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This bulletin provides a snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change. It compares growth between the States and between the 79 Local Government areas of Victoria. It also covers the elements of population change - natural increase, comprised of total births and deaths, overseas migration an ....

Visibility in rural Australia: the way forward for consumers and carers

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Groom, Grace
  • Journal Name: 7th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

A large proportion of people with a mental health disorder do not access health services, which suggests a large unmet need for mental health services, the author argues. She discusses the establishment of the Mental Health Council of Australia, its principles of consumer and carer participation, the National Community Development ....

Welfare effects of national taxes in an economy with regions

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Petchey, Jeffrey; Levtchenkova, Sofia
  • Journal Name: Economic Record
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.245
  • Country: Australia

The present paper illustrates that changes in national commodity and income tax rates will affect the location choices of mobile factors of production within an economy with regions as well as the total supply of these factors to the economy. It is also argued that revenue (expenditure) neutral changes in the tax mix, for example, an increase in ....

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