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Impacts of Teleworking under the NBN

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Havyatt, Susan; Hutley, Nicki; Simes, Ric; Terrill, Daniel
  • Publisher: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Access Economics has been commissioned by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to undertake an analysis of the benefits of teleworking, including a broad quantitative assessment of the benefits of teleworking. The term 'teleworking' is used broadly to refer to any work that is conducted outside of the&nbs ....

Improving the skills of rural and remote generalists to manage mental health emergencies

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ellis, Isabelle; Philip, Tina
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

People living in rural and remote areas have been found to suffer higher rates of mental illness and psychological distress than their urban counterparts. However, mental health consumers are concerned about the lack of access to specialist mental health care and report poor service quality and stigmatizing staff attitudes when pre ....

In the Shadow of Federalism: Dilemmas of Institutional Design in Australian Rural and Remote Regional Governance

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Brown, AJ; Bellamy, JA
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional governance describes the structures, processes and relationships by which decisions are made, and power exercised and shared, at spatial levels larger than localities and smaller than the States in most parts of Australia. This paper reports on the first of three case studies examining the current nature and future evoluti ....

Income, sense of community and subjective well-being: Combining economic and psychological variables

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Bradley S. Jorgensen, Robert D. Jamieson, John F. Martin
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The purpose of this study was to test the effects of income and reference group income on well-being while controlling for a range of social psychologicalvariables. A random sample of 1033 residents in a regional Australian city were surveyed by mail on a number of variables including subjective well-being, sense of community, attitudes toward th ....

Indicators of community strength at the local government area level in Victoria 2008

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Pope, Jeanette; Zhang, Wei
  • Publisher: Strategic Policy and Research Division, Department for Victorian Communities
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report provides the results of a survey about community strength in 450 residents per Local Government Area (LGA) across Victoria in 2008. The indicators were collected as part of the inaugural LGA level Victorian Population Health Survey run by the Department of Health. They were previously collected in a survey run by the then Department f ....

Indicators of community vulnerability and adaptive capacity across the Murray– Darling Basin—a focus on irrigation in agriculture

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Nyree Stenekes, Robert Kancans, Lucy Randall, Rob Lesslie, Richard Stayner, Ian Reeve, Michael Coleman
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics – Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

There are many changes occurring in rural and regional communities in the Murray-DarlingBasin as a result of climate change, water availability, water trading, global markets, populationmovements and ongoing social changes. Basin communities will respond to and be affected bya range of these drivers in combination with their adaptive capacity, re ....

Indigenous employment, unemployment and labour force participation: facts for evidence based policies

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Hughes, Helen,; Hughes, Mark,
  • Publisher: Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published Location: St Leonards, N.S.W.
  • ISBN: 9781864321876
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the demand- and supply-side factors behind Indigenous joblessness, and presents recommendations for policy reform. It compares statistics on employment, unemployment, and work participation of Indigenous and other Australians, and reviews the determinants of labour force participation and unemployment, with exce ....

Indigenous temporary mobilities and service delivery in regional service centres: a West Kimberley case study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: S. Prout; M. Yap
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549651
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Indigenous Australians have often been described as highly mobile people - particularly in historical and remote 'wilderness' contexts. The literature paints a picture of regular, short-term population movement within and between desert, hinterland, and tropic regions of Australia, with significant implications for targeting and de ....

Industrial Clusters and Regional Development in Romania

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Popescu, Claudia
  • Journal Name: Human Geographies
  • Journal Number: Vol.4, No.2
  • Publisher: Bucharest University
  • Published Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Country: Romania

The analysis of industrial clusters became a very actual topic for academic debates and for Governments trying to foster economic growth. In Romania, since the end of the 1990's until the present day there have been many researches foccusing on the identification of industrial clusters and on the analysis of triggering factors which sto ....

Informing the design and governance of a pro-poor payment for ecosystem services program in western Panama

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Duke, Esther Alice
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Colorado State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781124396552
  • Country: Panama

Human society depends on healthy ecosystems. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) have emerged as an incentive-based tool to protect and restore ecosystem-service flows, which are being degraded at regional and global scales. Through PES, users of ecosystem services pay landowners who supply these services through land management. This ....

Infrastructure Planning and Delivery: Best Practice Case Studies

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Publisher: Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921769184
  • Country: Australia

Report Location ....

Integrating Environmental and Socio-Economic Indicators of a Linked Catchment- Coastal System Using Variable Environmental Intensity

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Dymond, John R; Davie, Tim J; A; Fenemor, Andrew D; Ekanayake, Jagath C; Knight, Ben R; Cole, Anthony O; de Oca Munguia, Oscar Montes; Allen, Will J; Young, Roger G; Basher, Les R; Dresser, Marc; Batstone, Chris J
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.46, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York, United States
  • Country: New Zealand

Can we develop land use policy that balances the conflicting views of stakeholders in a catchment while moving toward long term sustainability? Adaptive management provides a strategy for this whereby measures of catchment performance are compared against performance goals in order to progressively improve policy. However, the feedback ....

Internet Access in Selected Aged Care Services in Rural and Regional Queensland

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Soar, Jeffrey
  • Editors: Hansen, David; Schaper, Louise; Rowlands, David
  • Journal Name: 18th Annual Health Informatics Conference: Informing the Business of Healthcare
  • Publisher: Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • Published Location: Brunswick East, Vic
  • ISBN: 9780980552027
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Aims: to determine the perceptions of management of change in investment in ICT and internet access in selected residential and community aged care services in regional Queensland. Methodology: a convenience sample using structured telephone interviews of senior executives or managers of service Providers. Findings: participating a ....

Karratha: Regional HotSpots Land Supply Update

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Urban Development Program
  • Publisher: Western Australia Planning Commission
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 0 7309 9685 9
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

In November 2009, the Western Australian Government announced its Pilbara Cities vision to build on the resource boom to improve life in the Pilbara and turn Karratha and Port Hedland into diverse, 21st Century cities. This report is a component of the essential planning process to enable that vision, pinpointing what is being done, what needs to ....

Knowledge brokering in the digital age: The case of an agricultural innovation system

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Addom, Benjamin Kwasi
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Syracuse University
  • Published Location: United States -- New York
  • ISBN: 9781124688398
  • Country: Ghana

This dissertation uses a single case study to understand the phenomenon of knowledge creation and sharing within the agricultural innovation system of Ghana. Knowledge creation and sharing are components of knowledge management (KM), a term being used to describe the ability of any system to optimize the use of knowledge (Teece et al., ....

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