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Sustaining an Aboriginal mental health service partnership

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Fuller, Jeffrey D; Martinez, Lee; Muyambi, Kuda; Verran, Kathy; Ryan, Browyn; Klee, Ruth
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.183, No.10
  • Country: Australia

The Regional Aboriginal Integrated Social and Emotional (RAISE) Wellbeing program commenced in February 2003 as an Aboriginal mental health service partnership between one Aboriginal health service and three mainstream services: a community mental health team, a hospital mental health liaison, and an outback community counselling s ....

The changing nature of rural communities: policy-driven landuse change and the sustainability of rural communities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Stanley J
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Changes in land use across rural Australia have significant implications for rural communities, socially, economically, and environmentally. Some of the changes are driven by explicit Government policies which have the potential to change landscapes, alter local and regional economies and change social dynamics. This fact sheet pro ....

The changing social landscape of rural Victoria

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Barr, Neil
  • Publisher: Department of Primary Industry, Victoria
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 174146532X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Report Location ....

The city and the bush - partnerships to reverse the population decline in Australia's Wheatbelt

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Newman, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
  • Journal Number: Vol.56, No.6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Major trends that are draining people from the Wheatbelt are globalisation of the economy (and its associated global urban culture) and coastalisation based on lifestyle preferences. A focus on Wheatbelt towns in partnership with the adjacent global city is needed to reverse the decline. It will require a new quality of life attraction similar to ....

The competitive advantage of towns: transaction costs and innovation in a rural service town

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This research, on the social and cultural context of the economy in Hamilton, a rural Victorian service town, demonstrates how close knit, geographically localised social networks serve to lower many transaction costs for local businesses. Different social arrangements may raise or lower the transaction costs of economic activities ....

The Economic and Social Impacts of the CDEP Scheme in Remote Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Altman, Jon; Gray, Matthew
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Issues
  • Journal Number: Vol.40, No.3
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is an unusual labour market and social development program for Indigenous people. Currently the CDEP scheme employs around 36,000 Indigenous Australians and accounts for over one-quarter of total Indigenous employment. Despite the significance of the CDEP scheme, in recent time ....

The economics of indigenous deprivation and proposals for reform

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Hughes, Helen
  • Publisher: Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published Location: St Leonards, NSW
  • Country: Australia

The author argues that as a result of 30 years of separatist policies, Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in remote communities, fringe settlements and capital-city ghettos, as compared to those integrated into the mainstream economy in capital cities and towns in regional Australia, have been denied the economic opp ....

The Engines of a Viable Agriculture: Advances in Biotechnology, Market Accessibility and Land Rentals in Rural China

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Rozelle, Scott; Otsuka, Keijiro; Huang, Jikun
  • Journal Name: China Journal, The
  • Journal Number: 53
  • Country: China

Three vital ingredients that underpin the continued progress of China's agriculture are the emergence of a well-financed, effective system of agricultural research and development, major improvements in agricultural commodity markets and increasingly effective land rental markets. The way in which these vital elements are having a ....

The irrigation industry in the Murray and Murrumbidgee Basins

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Meyer WS (Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures, Glen Osmond)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures
  • Published Location: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This study collates a hitherto scattered set of information on irrigation in the Murray and Murrumbidgee Basins and provides a 'bird's eye view' of irrigation in the south eastern part of Australia. Data indicating the size and position of irrigated production and its impact on both the regional resources and the dependent communit ....

The opportunity costs of the status quo in the Thamarrurr Region

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, John; Stanley, Owen
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549279
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Given the substantial deficits in economic activity, infrastructure and human capital identified by the Council of Australian Governments' Indigenous Community Coordination trial in the Thamarrurr Region of the Northern Territory, questions were asked by the COAG partners as to the opportunity cost - both to governments and the loc ....

The role of district capitals in regional development: Linking small towns, rural-urban linkages and decentralisation in Ghana

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Owusu, George
  • Journal Name: International Development Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.1
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: Ghana

Ghana's decentralisation programme involves the strengthening of district capitals (defined in this paper as small towns) as focal points for the socio-economic development of districts. Few studies have, however, been done on the role of district capitals and the linkages between these centres and their hinterlands as a basis for evaluating the ....

The South East Queensland Forests Agreement: Lessons for Biodiversity Conservation

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: McAlpine, CA; Peterson, A; Norman, P
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 11, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The major provisions of the South East Queensland Forests Agreement (SEQEA) that concern the management and planning involved in the conservation of the flora and fauna of the region are presented. The key lessons that can be learnt from them regarding biodiversity conservation strategy, management of reserves and the role of scien ....

The survival of the Indigenous economy: theoretical approaches

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Sercombe, Howard
  • Journal Name: Ngoonjook
  • Journal Number: 27
  • Country: Australia

This paper is part of a larger study on how economically successful Indigenous people manage their involvement in the Indigenous economy and the mainstream economy at the same time. It attempts to develop some ideas about the Indigenous economy: how it works, and how it has been able to survive under the domination (and sometimes direct attack) o ....

Trust in rural areas

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Braun, Patrice; Lowe, Julian
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia

Networking and the collaborative nature of the global economy reinforce tendencies towards geographical clustering of firms in specialist and related industries. This paper discusses cluster and network formation, networking, social capital and social network cohesion. How does trust influence business processes, economic sustainab ....

Unlocking successful new rural industries – Is supply chain management the key?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Ray Collins, Lilly Ann Lim-Camacho
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741512026
  • Country: Australia

The agricultural industries of Australia have been a cornerstone of the nation's economy. Their economic contribution comes largely from traditional industries such as wheat, sheep, sugar and beef. However, new agricultural industries also have the potential to make an important economic contribution to the prosperity of the sector, especially gi ....

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