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Closing the Gap: some unsettling assumptions - a remote region case study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ingamells, Ann
  • Journal Name: Journal of Social Inclusion
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Australian governments are committed to closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians, yet progress is slow. This paper draws links between these policy efforts and a study of a remote shire in Western Queensland where indicators suggest better than usual socioeconomic outcomes for Aboriginal people. The study conducted ....

Community participation in rural primary health care: intervention or approach?

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Preston, Robyn; Waugh, Hilary; Larkins, Sarah; Taylor, Judy
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Community participation is considered important in primary health care development and there is some evidence to suggest it results in positive health outcomes. Through a process of synthesising existing evidence for the effectiveness of community participation in terms of health outcomes we identified several conceptual areas of confusion. This ....

Community safety in Australian Indigenous communities : service providers' perceptions

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Willis, Matthew
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921532665
  • Country: Australia

This study investigates measures and perceptions of safety in Indigenous communities in Australia. It details the development of a questionnaire designed to capture perceptions of community safety in Indigenous communities, which is hoped will be utilised by organisations and service providers in their work. It also presents findin ....

Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling for Regional Economic Development Analysis

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Partridge, Mark; Rickman, Dan
  • Journal Name: Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.44, No.10

Despite their long-standing use in economic policy analysis generally, and increasing popularity in regional policy analysis, computable general equilibrium (CGE) models have yet to become the dominant approach for analysis of regional economic development policies. This review discusses the likely reasons for the limited use of CGE models for re ....

Connecting the Hunter: A regional approach to infrastructure

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: RDA Hunter
  • Publisher: RDA Hunter
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Connecting the Hunter is the first in a series of short papers aimed at establishing a regional approach to Hunter growth strategies. It does not provide details or analysis of infrastructure proposals. Instead, it recognises that infrastructure – water, energy, communications and transport – has a complex relationship with ec ....

Contribution of Indigenous Culture to Tourism Development – A Case in Central Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Gerritsen, Rolf; Zeng, Benxiang; Stoeckl, Natalie
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Culture and Tourism Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 3, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Central Australia

Tourism is a major contributor to Australia's economy.  Tourists and ther expenditure, from the provision of infrastructure, direct and indirect employment, and opportunities for cultual exchange impact upon many aspects of Australian life. Even a modest increase in the gorwth of tourism could see potentially significant benefits accrue in r ....

Creating a New Geography of Functional Economic Regions to Analyse Aspects of Labour Market Performance in Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: William Mitchell and Robert Stimson
  • Publisher: Centre of Full Employment and Equity, the Univ. of Newcastle
  • Published Location: Callaghan, NSW
  • Country: Australia

A new geography of Functional Economic Regions (FERs) has been created across the large metropolitan city regions and across the non-metropolitan areas of the nation. The demarcation of FRRs, which are formed on spatial building blocks known as SLAs (Statistical Local Areas), uses a methodology that optimises within-region self-containment of com ....

Culture at the centre of community based aged care in a remote Australian Indigenous setting : a case study of the development of Yuendumu Old People's Programme

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Smith, Kay; Grundy, John J; Nelson, Harry J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Yuendumu is a Warlpiri Aboriginal community 300 km north west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Since emerging from the welfare period in the early 1970s, a range of services have evolved with the aim of developing a comprehensive community based aged care service. In 2000, Mampu Maninja-kurlangu Jarlu Patu-ku Aboriginal Corpo ....

Digital Revolution or Digital Divide: Will Rural Teachers Get a Piece of the Professional Development Pie?

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Broadley, Tania
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 2
  • Publisher: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In order to sustain the rural education community, access to high quality professional development opportunities must become a priority. Teachers in rural areas face many challenges in order to access professional learning equitable to their city counterparts. In the current climate, the Federal government of Australia is committed ....

Does teaching an entire nursing degree rurally have more workforce impact than rural placements?

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Playford, Denese; Wheatland, Belynda; Larson, Ann
  • Journal Name: Contemporary Nurse
  • Journal Number: Vol.35, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Education plays a key role in recruitment of health workforce to rural and remote locations. In Australia, Schools of Nursing have set up a variety of educational programmes to encourage rural workforce choices. These programmes include rural campuses and short-term rural placement programmes out of urban campuses. This study compares the relativ ....

Drivers of regional agritourism and food tourism in Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ecker, S, Clarke, R, Cartwright, S, Kancans, R, Please, P, Binks, B
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921192555
  • Country: Australia

Agritourism and food tourism have been a part of the rural and agricultural landscape in Australia for some time. Recently there have been more coordinated regional approaches to agritourism and food tourism as a strategy for growth and improving the resilience of individual businesses or rural communities. In this context, the Dep ....

Economic growth, policy reforms, household livelihoods and environmental degradation in rural Ethiopia: Towards an integrated model of economic transformation

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Agaje, Tadele Ferede
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
  • Published Location: Belgium
  • ISBN: 9781124342887
  • Country: Ethiopia

This PhD thesis investigates the growth, welfare and environmental effects of different policy reforms by taking a closer look at one of the rural villages in the north-western part of Ethiopia. It reflects how the interactions of household livelihoods and the environment evolve over time in one of the subsistence-oriented economic sett ....


  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Lucian, Paul
  • Journal Name: Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Economic Sciences. Series V
  • Journal Number: 3
  • Publisher: Transilvania University of Brasov
  • Published Location: Brasov, Romania
  • Country: Romania

To apply the regional development policy of the European Union in Romania, eight development regions have been established, regions that are not administrative - territorial units wthout legal personality and which are eligible for funding from the EU Structural Funds. In the current world of circumstances, in Romania there is a trend of inc ....

Ending rural development vulnerability: Employing a subsistence perspective to address the energy needs of remote communities in western China

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Zhang, Xilin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Delaware
  • Published Location: United States -- Delaware
  • ISBN: 9781124241555
  • Country: China

For the majority of people in rural communities of developing countries, reliable and sustainable energy services are not only desirable but also essential for development and livelihood improvement. In China, despite many efforts implemented in remote areas by the government and international agencies to improve livelihood conditions, ....

ERA National Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Australian Research Council
  • Country: Australia
  • Scope: Divided by: State: National
    Region: No
    Industry: Yes
  • Regularity: One-Off
  • Nature of Data (Primary/Secondary): Secondary

Evaluates research undertaken in Australia between 2003 and 2008. Report Location ....

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