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Quantifying the Economic Contribution of Regional South Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: EconSearch
  • Publisher: Regional Communities Consultative Council, Local Government Association of SA, Regional Development SA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This report has been prepared by EconSearch in response to a successful tender submitted to the Project Steering Group. There were four main components to the study: 1. Development of a South Australian input-output table and a set of regional tables that, in aggregate, are consistent with the state table; 2. quantification of the economic co ....

Reducing Vulnerability of Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Variability and Change: Workshop Summary and Recommendations

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Salinger, M J; Sivakumar, M V K; Motha, R
  • Journal Name: Climatic Change
  • Journal Number: Vol.70, No.1-2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands

The International Workshop on Reducing Vulnerability of Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Variability and Climate Change held in Ljubljana, Solvenia, from 7 to 9 October 2002 addressed a range of important issues relating to climate variability, climate change, agriculture, and forestry including the state of agriculture and forestry ....

Reframing Issues in Rural Development: Women's insights into sustainability and their implications for government

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Ross, A.H.; McCartney, F.
  • Editors: Robyn Eversole; John Martin
  • Journal Name: Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global trends in an Australian context
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
  • Published Location: England
  • ISBN: 0754645843
  • Country: Australia

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Refugee regional settlement: romance and reality

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Janet Taylor
  • Journal Name: Brotherhood Comment
  • Country: Australia

Both the Federal and the State Governments have been developing policies to encourage immigrants and refugees to settle in regional areas, to assist the newcomers in gaining employment and to build regional economies. However, the policy objectives associated with regional settlement of refugees, namely humanitarian goals and oblig ....

Refugees and regional settlement: balancing priorities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Janet Taylor; Dayane Stanovic
  • Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Published Location: Fitzroy VIC
  • ISBN: 1876250623
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A Brotherhood of St. Laurence study of the settlement experiences of 55 Iraqi and Sudanese refugees and 22 community leaders in Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool, Victoria aimed to identify factors that promote successful settlement in regional areas. These include availability of employment, education and training, housing, adequa ....

Refugees and regional settlement: win-win?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, Janet
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Country: Australia

Both the Federal and the State governments have been developing policies to encourage refugees to settle in regional areas to assist the newcomers gain employment and to help build regional economies. While this sounds like a win-win scenario, the reality is more complex. The debate about the regional settlement of refugees takes p ....

Regional Economic Development: Exploring the ‘Role of Government’ in Porter’s Industrial Cluster Theory

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Wickham, Mark
  • Journal Name: CRIC Cluster conference. Beyond Cluster- Current Practices & Future Strategies
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Porter's Industrial Cluster Theory (ICT) is a theoretical framework that achieved prominence in Australian economic policy development. Despite its widespread adoption, however, Australia has remained significantly below the OECD average in terms of its industrial clusters' contributions to real wealth creation. In order to understand the positiv ....

Regional growth, enterprising human capital and community engagement

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Garlick, Steve
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia

What are the reasons for the concentrated and divergent nature of growth among regions? Enterprising human capital, the ability of regional residents to have an entrepreneurial capacity for knowledge activation, is identified as a key determinant of regional outcomes. This paper explains how enterprising human capital can be activa ....

Regional policies over the last decade: imprinting Working Nation

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: McGrath-Champ, Susan; Searle, Glen
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper reviews the regional policies of the Commonwealth Government's 1994 Working Nation White Paper and assesses its subsequent impact on this policy area. It outlines the recessionary macroeconomic context which allowed the emergence of Working Nation, and considers the innovation and feasibility of those policies. The paper then examines ....

Regional refugee settlement support requirements: measure for the meaningful assessment of service need

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Melissa Sharp
  • Journal Name: From Resettlement to Settlement Conference
  • Country: Australia

Any discussion and/or debate regarding regional settlement options for refugee communities is timely given a recent Australian Government initiative to further target rural and regional areas for migrant and humanitarian entrant resettlement, with the potential expansion of such schemes in the near future. Given that settlement ser ....

Report on Government Services 2005

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Journal Name: Report on Government Services
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740371607
  • Country: Australia

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Report on the review of the interstate distribution of local road grants

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Commonwealth Grants Commission
  • Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Canberra

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that in 2003–04 around a quarter of local government expenditure (or $4.54 billion) was on Transport and Communications3 . At least 80 per cent of this expenditure will have been on local roads. Report Location ....

Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Australia. Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1740371690
  • Country: Australia

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road transport and water. This report exam ....

Riverside and Rangesview: urban to rural migration in two areas of Western Australia's Great Southern region

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Byles-Drage, Helen
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Why do people migrate to rural communities and how well do they settle? Locals and immigrants in Riverside and Rangesview, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, were surveyed on why they lived in a rural area, the positive factors related to a rural lifestyle, problems associated with the move, their efforts to overcom ....

Rural and regional young people and transport: improving access to transport for young people in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Currie, Graham; Gammie, Fergus; Waingold, Charles; Paterson, Darryn; Vandersar, Davinia
  • Publisher: Department of Family and Community Services
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This project aims to investigate transport and travel for rural and regional young people, to examine successes and challenges in improving the provision of transport services to young people, and to focus on viable solutions to their transport needs. This paper discusses transport issues for rural and regional young people; impact ....

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