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Sustainable regional legal practice: The importance of alliances and the use of innovative information technology by legal practices in regional, rural and remote Queensland

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hart, Caroline
  • Journal Name: Deakin Law Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Recent reports into legal services in regional, rural and remote Queensland indicate that the supply of legal practitioners is insufficient to provide adequate legal services. This paper draws on the results of thirty in-depth interviews with partners (and directors of incorporated legal practices) on the topic of sustainable regio ....

Synergy between State and Rural Society for Development: An Analysis of the Governance System of the Rural Saemaul Undong in Korea

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Eom, Seok-Jin
  • Journal Name: Korea Observer
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.4
  • Publisher: Institute of Korean Studies
  • Published Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Country: South Korea

This study aims to examine the governance system of the Rural Saemaul Undong (RSU) from the perspective of state-society relations, by analyzing actors, processes, and formal/informal institutions. The effective and efficient state institutions created an environment in which rural people participated in the RSU programs. The village-le ....

Tasmania's Education Performance Report

  • Year: 2007 to 2011
  • Author: Department of Education
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Information on the government's priority areas of the early years, literacy and numeracy, student retention, school improvement and equity. Report Location ....

Teachers in the bush: Supports, challenges and professional learning

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jenkins, Kathy; Reitano, Paul; Taylor, Neil
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

A free response survey was administered to 100 self-identified mid and late career teachers in regional New South Wales to determine why they had chosen to work in a rural location, and identify the positive and negative aspects of their choice. This paper focuses on the 53 survey responses from these mid and late career teachers. ....

Tertiary education provision in rural Australia: is VET a substitute for, or a pathway into, higher education?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Curtis, David D
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.21, No.2
  • Country: Australia

We know that rural young people have less access to higher education than do metropolitan youth, and that the effect of location is a much stronger influence than SES or achievement. We also know that, based on achievement data, many rural young people, who might be expected to enrol in university, undertake VET programs. Lee and Coelli (2010) sh ....

The Anatomy of the Australian Entrepreneur: Understanding Micro, Small and Medium Business Entrepreneurs in Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen
  • Publisher: Ninti One Limited, Curtin University
  • Published Location: Alice Springs
  • ISBN: 978 1 74158 179 6
  • Country: Australia

This report is the result of research into how Indigenous and non-Indigenous owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) perform.1 It takes as a starting point the potential role small business could play in improving Indigenous people’s participation in the economy, recognising that this has a direct impact on Indigenous people’s wellb ....

The changing nature of irrigation in northern China: Assessing the impacts of fiscal decentralization on village-level irrigation development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Boyle, Christine E.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Published Location: United States -- North Carolina
  • ISBN: 9781124941967
  • Country: China

In recent decades, debate over how to promote water conservation in irrigation has increased as water has become scarcer and competition for water has increased - between neighboring locales, between farms and cities, and between people and their environment. The irrigation debate is particularly salient as agricultural water use is dir ....

The Draft Basin Plan: Catchment by Catchment

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-921783-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales

The Basin Plan aims to balance the water needs of the environment and other uses, through the establishment of new limits (known as sustainable diversion limits, or SDLs) on the volumes of water use. Drawing on the best available information and advice, the Authority has: • assessed flow regimes at 122 environmental sites throughout the Basin ....

The drivers of supply and demand in Australia's rural and regional centres

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Beer, Andrew
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 9781921610660
  • Country: Australia

This project addressed the question: How do the drivers of supply and demand for housing in regional and rural centres affect the supply of affordable housing? The project, used [i.e. using] case studies across Australia, assisted governments in forming appropriate policies for the provision of affordable housing in non-metropolitan&nbs ....

The economic impacts of developing coal seam gas operations in Northw December 2011 Report to Santos The economic impacts of developing co seam gas operations in Northwest NSW

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: The Allen Consulting Group
  • Publisher: The Allen Consulting Group
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: North West New South Wales

This study reports on the likely economic impacts of a potential coal seam gas (CSG) development in Northwest NSW. The region has the capacity to produce up to 210 PJs of CSG per annum. The nature and magnitude of these impacts have been assessed at a regional, state and national level. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

The Effects of Community Quality of Life on Local Policy Decisions

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ko, Myeong Chul
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • Country: United States

There have been extensive debates on the factors that influence local policy decisions. Although many researchers have contributed to uncovering various influences such as political, economic, institutional, and demographic factors on local policy decisions, however, the concept of QoL rarely has used in extant literature. Local governm ....

The future of remote participation and employment servicing arrangements : discussion paper

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Australia. Dept. of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780642332615
  • Country: Australia

There are around 500,000 people living in remote Australia and of these approximately 125,000 are Indigenous Australians. There are 2,000 remote and predominantly Indigenous communities in Australia. Remote Indigenous communtities face a range of challenges. They often have varied and complex needs, and there may be limited access to employment ....

The Future of Rural Policy: Lessons from Spatial Economics

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Steve Gibbons and Henry Overman

The way in which households and firms trade off economic opportunities (wages, income), living costs (housing) and amenities has profound implications for rural economic policy. Because area effects in earnings are small, not very much affected by policy, and offset by living costs, observed area disparities offer a poor guide to policy. Instead ....

The Geography and Institutional Foundations of Innovative Industry

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ross, Matthew B.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781124693965
  • Country: United States

The rate of innovation from a region has become the litmus test for competitiveness in the globalized knowledge economy. Cross-industry occupational decomposition was used to determine industrial innovative capacity by four digit NAICS industry. The percentage employment in technology oriented occupations was calculated for each individual f ....

The Geography of Need: Identifying Human Service Needs in Rural America

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Colleen Heflin and Kathleen Miller
  • Country: United States of America

This brief begins by describing the conceptual framework for existing place-based typologies and our rationale for creating a new typology built upon a human service needs profile. We then detail our data and methods for our typology, including a discussion of the relative trade-offs in using different geographic units of analysis. We s ....

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