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Regional Health Information Networks: Towards Sustainable Health Systems Globally

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Ghosh, Tip
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics; Building Sustainable Health Systems
  • ISBN: 9781586037741
  • Country: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Greece, New Zealand

There has been tremendous growth in regional health information organizations (RHIOs) in the US. There has been emergence of similar networks in the UK, Australia, Singapore, Greece, and New Zealand. Report Location;dn=795906774041517;res=IELHEA ....

Regional Innovation Policy of South Korea Compared With, and Learning From, The EU

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Haknoh Kim
  • Country: Korea

This paper compares regional innovation policy of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, or so-called the "participatory government," of South Korea with that of the EU (European Union), with a view to drawing some lessons from the latter for the former. Since regional innovation policy of the participatory government has too short a period of time to ....

Report on Government Services 2007

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Journal Name: Report on Government Services
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740372169
  • Country: Australia

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Reshaping Australia's Federation: The Choices for Regional Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Brown, AJ
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Since Federation, Australia has rarely experienced such a dynamic state of change in the structures and methods of government as is occurring in the first decade of the 21st century. Over the last 10 years, the federal government has made strategic extensions into areas of local and regional decision-making that would previously ha ....

Responding to Farm Poverty in Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Botterill, Linda
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Political Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.1
  • Country: Australia

In May 2005, the Commonwealth announced changes to the eligibility criteria for a number of farm welfare payments which have resulted in farmers receiving such payments on more generous terms than other disadvantaged groups in the community. The changes passed largely unremarked by the media or political commentators. Farm welfare programs are de ....

Revising the Harris-Todaro Framework to Model Labour Migration from the Canadian Northern Frontier

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Petrov, Andrey N
  • Journal Name: Journal of Population Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 24, No. 2
  • Country: Canada, Russia, Australia

The Harris-Todaro model of labour migration was developed almost four decades ago, and since has become a classic method of migration analysis in less developed countries. This paper explores the applicability of the Harris-Todaro (HT) framework outside its traditional use, by modelling frontier-metropolis migration in Canada. If a ....

Rich suburbs, poor suburbs? Small area poverty estimates for Australia's eastern seaboard in 2006

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Tanton, Robert; McNamara, Justine; Harding, Ann; Morrison, Thomas
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory

This study used spatial microsimulation methodology to produce synthetic estimates of income poverty at a small area level in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. The results may contribute to the research about geographic differences in advantage and disadvantage. Data from income surveys wer ....

Rural lifestyle and landscape change : emerging challenges for extension : a national forum

  • Year: 2007
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741514940
  • Country: Australia

A national forum, convened by the Department of Primary Industries Victoria, was held at Rutherglen on 20-21 July 2005. The purpose of the forum was to capture new knowledge and explore engagement strategies and capacity-building opportunities for the small lifestyle farm sector. The papers from the forum included here are: Engagin ....

Rural Rewards: The Career You Want and the Lifestyle Too

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Casey, Carrie
  • Journal Name: InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

The author describes the challenges and benefits of running a psychology practice in rural Australia. The limited anonymity, long distances, and the need to manage multiple relationships are offset by the slow pace of life and the diversity of people and experiences that offer a unique opportunity to develop a range of professional ....

Rural, regional and remote health: a study on mortality

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Phillips, Andrew
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740247436
  • Country: Australia

This report examines whether mortality rates are higher for Australians living in regional and remote areas than in the major cities. It examines statistics on rates for all causes of death and for specific causes, including disease, injury, and suicide, and compares major cities, inner and outer regional, remote and very remote, c ....

Secret men's business, grumpy old men

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

The focus of this paper is on issues facing men, particularly men in regional areas where the incidence of isolation, loneliness and depression are especially acute. Some relevant literature is reviewed. The potential role of 'men's sheds' in helping to overcome these problems is discussed, along with comments on the overall contri ....

Short Run Impacts of Trade Liberalisation on the Regional Economy in Indonesia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Sukiyono, Ketut; Siriwardana, Mahinda
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 1
  • Country: Indonesia

This paper examines the impact of trade liberalisation on regional and national economies in Indonesia using the computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling approach. The study found that the liberalisation of Indonesian trade has a positive impact on both regional and national economies. The trade liberalisation improves the pe ....

Sites of Integration in a Contested Landscape

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boxelaar, Lucia; Paine, Mark; Beilin, Ruth
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

In recent decades we have witnessed a diversification of rural communities, where the agricultural sector has had to increasingly compete with other interests and demands on rural land. Land management agencies have recognised that in order to resolve sustainability dilemmas, it is important to bring the diverse stakeholders togeth ....

Small Farms - Valued contributions to healthy rural communities

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Carole Hollier, Michael Reid
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741515823
  • Country: Australia

Australia's farming history has seen a shift from a countryside once scattered primarily with traditional family farms, to a diverse landscape where large farms operate next door to rural residential properties and small farms. This project aims to increase national understanding of the contribution that small farms make to rural communities. The ....

Social capital: analysing the effect of a political perspective on the perceived role of government in community prosperity

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Brooks, Kate
  • Editors: Giorgas, Dimitria
  • Journal Name: Rural Society,
  • Journal Number: Vol.17, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Social capital has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, however debate continues over the concept in policy and community renewal strategies. This paper explores how different interpretations of the concept may affect the role that government is perceived to have in developing 'social capital'. Empirical research findings are used to ex ....

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