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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2007

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This is the third Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report, prepared at the request of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). It provides indicators of Indigenous disadvantage, with a focus on areas where governments can make a difference. It contains information on the current level of disadvantage, and wher ....

Pathways and barriers: Indigenous schooling and vocational education and training participation in the Goulburn Valley region

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Alford, Katrina,; James, Richard
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Published Location: Adelaide, SA
  • ISBN: 9781921170799
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Indigenous students in the Goulburn Valley area of Victoria have low participation and completion rates in vocational education and training (VET) programs. This report investigates the barriers affecting VET participation and service provision in this area, and examines the context including the educational aspirations, expectatio ....

Performance Audit of the Regional Partnerships Programme

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Long, Tina; Toop, Eric; Fulton, Deborah; O'Brien, Amy; Kendall, Katrina; Rowe, Nicola; Boyd, Brian
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The audit objective was to assess whether the Regional Partnerships Programme has been effectively managed by DOTARS, including the processes by which: applications are sought, received and assessed; Funding Agreements with grant recipients are developed and managed; and the achievement of project and programme outcomes is monitored and assess ....

Population and employment changes in regional Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Garnett, Anne M.; Lewis, Philip E. T.
  • Journal Name: Economic Papers
  • Journal Number: Vol.26, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Regional Australia has experienced significant changes in population and employment since the early 1990s. Evidence regarding these changes has often been anecdotal, with references in political and media spheres to a 'Sea Change' or 'Tree Change'. There has also been considerable public discussion about the effect that the structural changes and ....

Practice nursing in rural Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Hegney, D
  • Journal Name: Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Rural Australia faces unique issues in workforce management and health care delivery. This paper provides an integrated review of the existing literature describing the work of practice nurses in rural Australia and the perceptions of consumers. Distinct differences are evident in the role of the practice nurse between rural and me ....

Principles and processes for enhancing sustainable rural livelihoods: Collaborative learning in Uganda

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Butler, Lorna Michael; Mazur, Robert E
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.6
  • Publisher: Sapiens Publishing
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Uganda

Livelihood diversification is essential to food security and improved incomes for human development in African rural communities. Uganda's agrarian economy suffers from limited diversification, environmental degradation, low incomes, and multifaceted negative impacts of AIDS. Efforts to stimulate and support innovation in agricultural production ....

Projects Integrating Information Systems Are Going Regional - a Systematic Review

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Cruz-Correia, Ricardo; Vieira-Marques, Pedro; Ferreira, Ana; Almeida, Filipa; Wyatt, Jeremy; Costa- Pereira, Altamiro
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics; Building Sustainable Health Systems
  • ISBN: 9781586037741

Integrating Information Systems (IS) is essential to support shared care. Many different integration approaches have been implementation through the years. This paper summarises studies examining approaches to integrate patient data from different IS. The literature was systematically reviewed in the last decade (1995-2005) to iden ....

Promoting mental health and wellbeing in Aboriginal contexts: successful elements of suicide prevention work

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Keller, N; Johnson, R; Gibson, B; Jury, L; Newchurch, L; Kelly, D; Newchurch, A; Short, T; Stacey, K; Ryan, B
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Issue addressed: The Suicide Prevention in Country SA (SPICSA) initiative was funded by the South Australian Social Inclusion Initiative in response to concerns about the higher rates of self-harm and suicidal behaviour in regional areas across the State, particularly for young people and Aboriginal people. Methods: A variety of st ....


  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Economic Consulting Services
  • Publisher: WA Department of Water
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, Western Australia

This study develops estimates of current and future water usage in the Pilbara. This information is to be used by the Department of Water in regional water planning processes for the Pilbara and to complement other work on the water resources of the region. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Providing accommodation services for rural cancer patients: the experience in South Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Beckmann, K; Abell, L; Edwards, D; Leone, L; Kerrins, E; Strange, C; Lee, S; Abram, L
  • Journal Name: Cancer Forum
  • Journal Number: Vol. 31, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

People from rural and remote areas face additional psychological and financial burdens associated with the need to travel for cancer treatment and follow up. To reduce these burdens, The Cancer Council South Australia has established an affordable accommodation service that provides a friendly, homely, supportive environment, where ....

Psychology Services in Rural and Remote Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Roufeil, Louise; Lipzker, Anne
  • Journal Name: InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

The paper examines the issues and challenges of delivering psychology services in rural and remote Australia. Rural populations face diverse mental and physical health issues but have limited access to quality psychology services. Rural services are often hampered by a lack of understanding of rural cultures by outsiders and a shor ....

Q methodology and rural research

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Previte, Jo; Pini, Barbara; Mckenzie, Fiona Haslam
  • Journal Name: Sociologia Ruralis
  • Journal Number: Vol.47, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Traditionally, rural scholarship has been limited in its methodological approach. This has begun to change in recent years as rural researchers have embraced a range of different methodological tools. The aim of this article is to contribute to greater methodological pluralism in rural sociology by introducing readers to a method of research that ....

Recommendations keynote : communique and Conference recommendations

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Fitzpatrick, Lesley
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Conference's 18 priority recommendations are presented. Two of the issues have been included in each of the nine biannual conferences. This Conference agrees that Indigenous life expectancy is still unacceptably low, and that there is still insufficient focus in national health research efforts on rural and remote communities. ....

Regional Aspects of Heritage Economics: Analytical and Policy Issues

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Throsby, David
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This paper considers recent advances in the economics of cultural heritage that have relevance for regional analysis. Concepts of cultural capital, cultural value and culturally sustainable development are defined, and their implications for the evaluation of benefits and costs of heritage projects in a regional context are discuss ....

Regional development in southern Tasmania

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: SVEEN, Rob
  • Journal Name: Public Administration Today
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Need for a strategic policy framework to guide development of the southern Tasmanian council to tackle diverse needs of the authority and assist in decision-making - should include a whole of government approach with clear roles, responsibilities and co-ordination between different levels of government - federal, state and local go ....

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