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Surat Basin Future Directions Statement Final Report

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Queensland Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Surat Basin is a region comprising established and strong communities supported by a robust and productive agricultural economy. Significant growth is being experienced in the region due to mining and extraction of extensive deposits of thermal coal and coal seam gas (CSG). The Queensland Government has had a unique opportunity to anticipate ....

Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Regional Australia: A Framework of Analysis

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Parisa Salimzadeh, Jerry Courvisanos and Raveendranath Ravi Nayak
  • Journal Name: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Journal Number: 26th Annual SEAANZ Conference
  • Publisher: Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

There is a lack of literature on the ecological sustainability issues specific to small and medium businesses operating in Australian regional areas. Although there are some isolated studies on attitudes to sustainability in Australian SMEs, they do not provide a comprehensive understanding of the actual sustainability environmental practices in ....

Sustainable development options on Aboriginal land: the hybrid economy in the twenty-first century

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Altman, J C
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731556011
  • Country: Australia

The author of this paper outlines the economic development problem that is faced by Indigenous people living on Aboriginal land in remote and regional Australia; describes the hybrid economy, made up of market, state and customary components, that is a distinctive feature of such situations; and argues that a big part of the develo ....

Telecommunications and Regional Development

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bamberry, Geoff; Dale, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

While modern telecommunications infrastructure and services have been recognised as important in stimulating regional economic development, significant disparities in their provision have been observed between metropolitan and regional areas. Some of the identified advantages of telecommunications services include the diversificati ....

Tenant Creek Region Economic Profile at a Glance

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Territory
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Darwin, Northern Territory

This economic snapshot of the Tennant Creek (Barkly) Region provides some facts about the region and highlights key aspects of the local economy and how it has changed over time. Approximately three percent (6 682) of Territorians live in the Barkly region, an area of 303 295 square kilometres. The Region is known as the Golden Heart of the ....

Territory 2030 Strategic Plan 2009

  • Year: 2009
  • Publisher: Department of the Chief Minister
  • Published Location: Darwin, NT
  • ISBN: 978-0-9805709-9-1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Territory 2030 sets the Territory Government’s direction for the next 20 years. It is a long-term plan with clear targets that provide a framework for the government’s strategic plans and policy initiatives. With education at its core, Territory 2030 sets priorities for society, economic sustainability, health and wellbeing, the environment a ....

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 Cost of Doing Business in the Pilbara

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Pilbara
  • Publisher: RDA Pilbara
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The costs of doing business in the Pilbara are far higher than the rest of WA and most of Australia. This is a constraint to starting new businesses, operating successfully as an existing enterprise and it discourages diversification.  The RDA study is viewed as an important contribution to analysing the cost of doing business in the Pilbar ....

The Economic Core? The Aboriginal Contribution to the Alice Springs/Central Australian Economy

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Gerritsen, Rolf; Stanley, Owen; Stoeckl, Natalie
  • Journal Name: Journal of Social and Economic Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Central Australia

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the contribution that expenditure by Aboriginal people, and related institutions and activities, makes to the Central Australian/Alice Springs economy. Expenditures estimated include: those by Aboriginal people in Alice Springs; expenditure in Alice Springs by institutions which deal exclusively or extensi ....

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 global economic downturn—some implications for Australian local governments

  • Year: 2009
  • Publisher: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This paper was developed as background for the meeting of the Australian Council of Local Government in June 2009. It looks at the economic downturn and its implications for local government and regional economies with particular reference to the Australian Government response. Report Location ....

The Hunter Region: An Economic Profile

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: John Wilkinson
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

This e-brief presents a survey of the Hunter region, with a focus on the areas of activity that are now the main sources of employment. Report Location$File/Newcastle+and+the+Hunter+GG+2.pdf ....

The impact of the 2002-03 drought on the economy and agricultural employment

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Lu, Lan; Hedley, David
  • Journal Name: Economic Round-Up
  • Country: Australia

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The impact of the Coffs Harbour Education Campus on the Coffs Coast regional economy

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Fuller, Don
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper examines the economic impact of the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) on the Coffs Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). CHEC is an educational campus which combines offerings from three partners. These are Southern Cross University, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) NSW and a Senior College for secondary years eleven and twe ....

The innovation potential of living-labs to strengthen small and medium enterprises in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dhakal, Subas P; Mahmood, Muhammad N; Wiewora, Anna; Brown, Kerry and Keast, Robyn
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has been the major source of well-being and employment opportunities in regional Australia. Consequently, fostering the innovative capacity of SMEs in regions that are struggling to grow their economies and distribute the growth fairly while not degrading the environment has never been more important. ....

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