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Towns in Time 2001 Analysis

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: The State of Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Publisher: Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1741524180
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Towns in Time 2001 – Analysis report is the final product based on data from the 2001 Census from Spatial Analysis and Research. The first part of the report includes an analysis of a range of topics covering demographic analysis of trends and influences on population change in Victorian towns between 1981 and 2001. The second part of the ....

Two Birds with One Social Policy Stone: Youth Employment and Regional Skills Shortages in Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Pyke, Joanne; Bertone, Santina; Grace, Marty; Broadbent, Robyn
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Training Research, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In June 2005, the Victorian State Government introduced the Regional Jobs Package (RJP) - a twelve month pilot program that attempted to kill two social policy problems with one stone. The problems were youth unemployment and skills shortages in regional areas of Victoria, Australia. The intention of the RJP was to create a 'win-wi ....

Ulyssean ageing: an alternative model for the third age

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Onyx, Jenny; Leonard, Rosemary
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference 2007
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This paper describes the concepts of Grey Nomads and Ulyssean Ageing, which represent new ways of ageing and community engagement. The authors propose a template of ageing styles and their policy implications: Ulyssean, Continuity, Pleasure and relaxation; and Decline. The Ulyssean approach sees retirement as independence and a tim ....

Understanding Australian rural women's ways of achieving health and wellbeing: a metasynthesis of the literature

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Harvey, D J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia

Although Australian rural women appear to be coping well despite a lack of services, harsh environmental conditions and overall rural health disadvantage, there is little research into the factors that promote good health among them. The aim of this article is to document and analyse current understandings about how rural Australia ....

Understanding barriers to mental health service utilization for adolescents in rural Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Aisbett, D L; Boyd, C P; Francis, K J; Newnham, Krystal; Newnham, Karyn
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

There is little research into rural adolescent mental health in Australia and a lack of data regarding the experiences of rural adolescents who seek help for mental health problems. This study used a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis in order to assist understanding of the barriers to mental health service utilis ....

Understanding Regional Change: A Comparison of Two Lake Districts

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Carpenter, Stephen R; Benson, Barbara J; Biggs, Reinette; Chipman, Jonathan W; et al
  • Journal Name: Bioscience
  • Journal Number: Vol.57, No.4
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: United States

We compared long-term change in two lake districts, one in a forested rural setting and the other in an urbanizing agricultural region, using lakes as sentinel ecosystems. Human population growth and land-use change are important drivers of ecosystem change in both regions. Biotic changes such as habitat loss, species invasions, and poo ....

Understanding Your Local Economy: A resource guide for cities

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Cities Alliance
  • Published Location: Washington

This Resource Guide presents practical approaches to conducting a citywide economic competitiveness assessment. This is relevant for assessing cities and wider city-regions. The Guide includes guidance on how to choose local economic development (LED) indicators and tools that can be used to collect and analyse data and assess the overall competi ....

Who's Interested?: The NSW Grain Belt Community Survey about Volunteering with the Rural Fire Service

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Birch, Adrian; McLennan, Jim
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal on Volunteering
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In rural and urban-fringe regions of Australia, bushfires are a major seasonal threat to life and property. Since European settlement, communities have progressively responded to this threat by establishing volunteer fire brigades. Australia, with its sparse population, is highly reliant on the commitment of an estimated 220,000 vo ....

Whole of government Indigenous service delivery arrangements

  • Year: 2007
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642809860
  • Country: Australia

Object of the audit was to assess how four key departments are implementing the 2004 Indigenous Affairs Arrangements (following the abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission - ATSIC - and the mainstreaming of ATSIC's administrative responsbilities (IAAs); sets out the 20-30 year timeframe for the Indigenous ....

Why do farming families diversify?

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Medhurst, Alison; Segrave, Robin
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741515521
  • Country: Australia

In Australia, diversification is being implemented by farming families and promoted by extension personnel to build economic resilience to maintain rural landscapes and communities in the face of increasing financial and environmental pressures. The purpose of this report is to gain a better understanding of why farming families di ....

Wireless Communication Technology to Support Rural Primary Health Care Management In South Africa

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Dikweni, Lulama; Hanmer, Lynn A; Ghiassi-Razavi, Jalal; Minnaar, Jean Jacques
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics; Building Sustainable Health Systems
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • Published Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 9781586037741
  • Country: South Africa

The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of wireless communication technology to improve in rural primary health care services. A cell-phone-based patient tracking system for use by home-based carers and a basic electronic clinic patient record system are being implemented in two sites. Summary data from the clinic pat ....

Work and family balance in regional Victoria: a pilot project

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Charlesworth, Sara; Campbell, Iain; Fridell, Warren
  • Publisher: Industrial Relations Victoria
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A pilot research project into work and family balance, funded by Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV) and Regional Development Victoria (RDV), was undertaken in February 2006. The research focuses on four Victorian regional areas: Bendigo, Colac, Horsham and Latrobe City. It draws on an analysis of statistical data to identify major ....

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