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Local government alternative dispute resolution: A British Columbian case study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sharkey, Emma
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Victoria (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494529317
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: British Columbia

This research undertook a case study of the intergovernmental Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process administered by the Ministry of Community Development (MCD) in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. This study used concurrent nested mixed research methods in order to discover how best to deliver, monitor, measure, and ....

Location or qualifications?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Biddle, Nicholas
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549600
  • Country: Australia

One of the potential constraints on achieving the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) employment target is location. It has been noted by a number of authors that the very different geographic distributions of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations is a key factor in explaining the former's socioeconomic disadvantage r ....

Longing to belong : personal social capital and psychological distress in an Australian coastal region

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Berry, Helen; Shipley, Megan
  • Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921647086
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report explores the relationship between social capital and mental health. It further examines the theory that seven types of community participation - including taking an active interest in current affairs, socialising with household members, friends, extended family and neighbours, taking part in organised community activiti ....

Managing groundwater as a common-pool resource: an Australian case study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sarker, A.; Baldwin, C.; Ross, H.
  • Journal Name: Water Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Over-appropriation and degradation of groundwater can result from lack of recognition of, and inappropriate arrangements for, managing groundwater as a common-pool resource. An irrigators group in the Lockyer Valley, South-East Queensland, Australia and the Queensland government are currently working together to address over-exploitation of groun ....

Managing Western Australia's economic expansion: the need for people and skills

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council
  • Publisher: Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council
  • Published Location: East Pert, WA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report is concerned with analysing and understanding the fundamental trends driving labour market outcomes in Western Australia. The motivation for this report is borne out of the difficulties expressed by many employers over the past several years in securing skilled labour and the threat it poses to sustainable economic grow ....

Marrying research, clinical practice and cervical screening in Australian Aboriginal women in western New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Read, Christine M; Bateson, Deborah J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Research shows that Australian Aboriginal women experience a significantly higher rate of mortality from cervical cancer than non-Aboriginal women. As infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary prerequisite for cervical cancer, a research project, the 'Women, Human papilloma virus prevalence, Indigenous, Non indigenou ....

Measurement of Lithuanian Regions by Regional Competitiveness Index

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Snieška, V; Bruneckienė J
  • Journal Number: 61
  • Country: Lithuania

The theoretical and practical aspects of the measurement of regional competitiveness by a composite index are analyzed in this article. While the concept of regional competitiveness is not formed yet at the academic level and the method of competitiveness measurement, which is grounded methodologically and accepted genera ....

Micro Credit Finance and the Growth of Agriculture in Ogun State Nigeria

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Owojori, A A; Oyewole, O I
  • Journal Name: Continental Journal of Social Sciences
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Publisher: Wilolud Journals
  • Published Location: Akure, Nigeria
  • Country: Nigeria

This paper highlighted the contribution of micro credit finance to the growth of agricultural production in Nigeria and critically evaluated the need for financial institution in the Nigeria's agricultural productivity. The expected role of the financial institutions in solving the problems of rural and near rural economy; such as pover ....

Mid North Coast creative industries Research Project

  • Year: 2009
  • Editors: Peter Higgs
  • Publisher: Evolve Network Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In the Mid North Coast the 2008 Regional Economic Profile recognised cultural and recreational services (of which creative industries are a sub-sector) as one of the top four growth industries within the region. The Mid North Coast Creative Industries Research Project set about developing benchmark data which would assist the futu ....


  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Enck, James; Reynolds, Taylor
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France

This report makes a case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre-to-the-home network rollout based on potential spillovers in four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health, transportation and education.  This research offers a new approach to evaluating the costs of building the most forward-looking  ....

Northern Australia Statistical Compendium 2009

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  • Publisher: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978-1-921260-36-0
  • Country: Australia

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region. The compendium discusses essential characteristics of Northern ....

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2009

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

In 2002, Australian governments committed themselves collectively to overcoming the disadvantage experienced by Indigenous Australians. As part of this commitment, governments agreed to a regular public report on progress — the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators report. This is the fourth edition of that repo ....

Participation in VET across Australia: a regional analysis

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Walstab, Anne; Lamb, Stephen
  • Journal Name: Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • Journal Number: Vol.35, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Taking factors into account, such as cultural, linked to attitudes associated with social, racial and ethnic values and lifestyles, the regions where participation is well above or well below average are identified. An effort is made to identify the industries and communities in regions which benefit from high levels of participation or are disad ....

Past, Present and Future Soils - Adapting to Climate Change

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Watson, Phil
  • Journal Name: Journal (Australian Native Plants Society. Canberra Region)
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The evolution and growth of infertile, yet soft and friable soils of Australia into extensive tracts of productive, species rich native grasslands, woodlands and forests is discussed. The vital role that soil can play in the development of a nation is highlighted. Report Location;dn=7007554 ....

Peer Group Mentors Contribute to Diversified, Sustainable and Innovative Farming Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Curry, David; Reid, Rowan
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The Otway Agroforestry Network (OAN), in partnership with the Australian Master Tree Grower Program (MTG) established a Peer Group Mentoring service in 2005. Experienced farmers and tree-growers mentor new members to integrate multipurpose trees and shrubs into existing farming systems. The goal is to support landholders in ways th ....

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