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Insiders versus outsiders: perspectives on capacity issues to inform policy and programmes

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Robins, L
  • Journal Name: Local Environment
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This paper informs policy and programme development for capacity building within the context of decentralised governance arrangements by examining stakeholder perspectives about capacity issues. The capacity issues of Australia's network of 56 community-based Boards, governing each of its designated natural resource management regions, are explor ....

Institutional choice in local economic development organizations

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Park, Jongsun
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Florida State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Florida
  • ISBN: 9781109656169
  • Country: United States

Economic development is always a central concern for local governments, and has become increasingly important as the federal role in this area has been reduced in the last two decades. More recently, county governments have extended their activities in order to be closer to the people having greater needs and preferences resulting from ....

Intergenerational transitions in rural Western Australia: an issue for sustainability?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Stehlik, Daniela
  • Editors: Merlan, F; Raftery D
  • Journal Name: Tracking Rural Change: Community, Policy and Technology in Australia, New Zealand and Europe
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Towards the end of the past decade, signs were emerging as to future challenges associated with impending intersections between the ageing of global rural populations and their impacts on agricultural production and food safety. In a landmark paper for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Iaquinta et al. (1999) made a ....

Internet Usage in Small Businesses in Regional South Australia: Service Learning Opportunities for a Local University

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Evans, Nina; Sawyer, Janet
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The Internet offers opportunities for electronic trading in the global marketplace and as such it can provide substantial benefits to a business. Despite this, the rate of adoption of ecommerce by small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia has been slower than anticipated and these benefits are not being realised (Pease ....

Internet Usage in Small Businesses in Regional South Australia: Service Learning Opportunities for a Local University

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Nina Evans and Janet Sawyer
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Volume 19 Issue 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The Internet offers opportunities for electronic trading in the global marketplace and as such it can provide substantial benefits to a business. Despite this, the rate of adoption of ecommerce by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia has been slower than anticipated and these benefits are not being realised. Research was underta ....

Is Isolation a Problem?: Issues Faced by Rural Libraries and Rural Library Staff in South Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Haines, Rebecca; Calvert, Philip J
  • Journal Name: Australian Library Journal, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 58, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The aim of this research was to investigate current issues faced by public library staff in rural South Australia and to examine some of the reasons why people choose to work in rural libraries. The study took a mixed methods approach, combining interviews and questionnaires to gain a fuller understanding of the issues and experien ....

Issue 154: How should government respond to affordability problems in regional and rural housing markets?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Beer, Andrew
  • Journal Name: AHURI Research & Policy Bulletin
  • Journal Number: 154
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Country: Australia

Many of Australia's rural and regional centres have not been immune from the housing crisis that has been widely acknowledged within metropolitan Australia. This study found that the suite of housing programs being rolled out nationally has had a variable and often muted level of impact in rural and regional housing markets. Report Locationhttp ....

La Trobe University: Regional Campuses Economic Impact Analysis

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Nichol, Matthew; Moore, Tony
  • Publisher: Compelling Economics Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

La Trobe University is a major provider of higher education services in Victoria. Commencing in 1967 with 552 students, the University has grown to now accommodate more than 26,000 students including approximately 3,500 international students from over 90 countries. In addition to approximately 15,000 students at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, ....

Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Development

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Truss, Warren
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

The author presents another view and perspective on the Regional Development Program. He explains the way in which different projects under the program failed miserably and also elaborates on the different steps that could have been taken to avoid these mishaps. Report Location;dn=727022253 ....

Leading Practice Strategies for Addressing the Social Impacts of Resource Developments

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Franks, D; Fidler, C; Brereton, D; Vanclay, F; P, Clark.
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • ISBN: 9780980431339
  • Country: Australia, South Africa, Canada
  • State/Region: Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales

As part of the implementation of the Sustainable Resource Communities (SRC) policy, the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), in association with the Queensland Resources Council and the Local Government Association of Queensland, commissioned the Centre for Social Responsibility in  ....

Learning from Public Private Partnerships in Extension - Case Studies of Joint Initiatives with Agribusiness

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Blake, John; Shea, Greg
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The key aspects and features of a study undertaken to study joint extension initiatives in agribusiness to identify the critical success factors and key lessons learned are discussed. Three identified leads and critical success factors that have guided extension planning with agribusiness in the Southern Agricultural region of West ....

Learning to Be Drier: A Case Study of Adult and Community Learning in the Australian Riverland

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Brown, Mike; Schulz, Christine
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Adult Learning
  • Journal Number: Vol. 49, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This article explores the adult and community learning associated with 'learning to be drier' in the Riverland region of South Australia. Communities in the Riverland are currently adjusting and making changes to their understandings and practices as part of learning to live with less water. The analysis of adult and community lear ....

Libero Consortia - An Italian Success Story

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bennett, Michael
  • Journal Name: Incite
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 8
  • Country: Italy

The article discusses the LIBERO Consortia and Resource Sharing concept that has achieved a large degree of success in many regions of Australia and Europe. The latest LIBERO Consortia success story is that of Padova in Italy; wherein 104 communities joined together to form a consortium to service a combined 80+ branch libraries th ....

Limestone Coast Workforce: Analysis of supply, demand, emerging trends and opportunities and strategies for regional workforce development

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Strickland, Helen
  • Publisher: Limestone Coast Regional Development Board
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This report details the existing workforce of the Limestone coast region, outlines workforce development needs within the Limestone Coast region for key industries within the next five years, identifies potential new industries and their workforce needs, outlines promotion and population increase strategies to encourage people to work and live in ....

Literature Review Models of Cancer Services for Rural and Remote Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Penny Adams, Jill Hardwick, Val Embree, Sue Sinclair, Bronwen Conn, Jim Bishop
  • Publisher: Cancer Institute NSW
  • Published Location: Alexandria, NSW
  • ISBN: 978-1-74187-361-0
  • Country: Australia

To understand how cancer services are provided to rural and remote communities in Australia and elsewhere, it was essential to understand the systems within which these services are provided. Thus details on cancer services together with the respective implementation strategies were collated for each state and territory in Australia as well as fo ....

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