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Government Administration

Connecting with Communities: How Local Government is Using Social Media to Engage with Citizens

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Howard, Anne
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780987387707
  • Country: Australia

This report examines how Australian local government is adopting and using social media. Social media refers to a wide range of tools (such as Twitter and Facebook) that enable people and organisations to communicate using internet-based technologies, including smart phones. Social media enables a two-way communication, allowing people ....

Consolidation in local government: A fresh look

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Chris Aulich, Melissa Gibbs, Alex Gooding, Peter McKinlay, Stefanie Pillora, Graham Sansom
  • Country: Australia

This project was undertaken as a collaborative research venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA), and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). Each wanted to take a fresh look at the issue of consolidation in local government, free from any ....

Constructive compassion

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Abbott, T
  • Publisher: H.R. Nicholls Society Conference
  • Country: Australia

A profile of rural Australia is provided in this paper which makes comparisons between urban and rural living in terms of average incomes, access to services and unemployment problems. The federal government's Job Network and Work for the Dole policies are discussed along with the Regional Assistance Program, arguing that they have ....

Correlates of e-government use in county governments

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Yagmurcu, Abdulhamit
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Florida State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Florida
  • ISBN: 9780549023623
  • Country: United States

One hundred and one American counties were selected randomly within predetermined strata and used to study the extent of use of e-government technologies. The study design was cross-sectional and the time period of the study was a single year, 2006. Each website was analyzed to obtain an e-government utilization score. The research obje ....

Creating a sustainable Europe: The role of the European Union structural funds

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Christopoulou, Ioli
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University)
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781267027306
  • Country: Europe

The aim of this research project is to examine the effectiveness of the structural funds in assisting the transition of the European Union (EU) toward sustainable development. Specifically, the study examines how cohesion policy has responded to the sustainable development imperative and to the requirement of environmental integration. ....

Did labour market programs reduce unemployment in Australia's regions?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Howard, Dennis; Buultjens, Jeremy
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Typically, it is argued that regional unemployment throughout Australia has increased since the 1970s due to structural adjustment. The data examined in this study suggests that, while labour markets in regional Australia deteriorated during the 1970s and 1980s, throughout the 1990s there was a turnaround. The turnaround occur ....

Distance Decay Functions for Iconic Assets: Assessing National Values to Protect the Health of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rolfe, John; Windle, Jill
  • Journal Name: Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: 53.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 09246460
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this study was to estimate the values to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) at the national level and to examine the effects of distance decay on valuation estimates. Two choice-modelling experiments were conducted in six locations: a regional town within the GBR catchment area (Townsville); Brisbane, the state capital ....

Economic and community development through innovative local government

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Martin, J
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Research is reported in this article which examines the factors that contribute to an innovative culture in local government organisations. The entrepreneurial economic activities adopted by the Richmond River Shire Council, NSW in order to take responsibility for the future viability of the community are presented as a case study ....

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 ....

Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740371739
  • Country: Australia

This study, in which the Productivity Commission examined the productivity, labour supply and fiscal implications of likely demographic trends over the next 40 years in order to further improve understanding of the challenges and opportunities resulting from an ageing Australia has concluded. The research report was released on 12 April 2005. Au ....

Enhancing regional cooperation between local councils: A proposed two-tier model for Australian local government

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ramsland, Don; Dollery, Brian
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Various state-based and national reports into Australian local government have conclusively demonstrated that the problem of financial sustainability is widespread amongst local councils, especially in non-metropolitan areas. The main impact of this financial distress has fallen on local infrastructure and the magnitude of the prob ....

Enriching lives: a response to 'Inquiry into poverty in Australia': Senate Community Affairs References Committee consultation paper

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Mission Australia. Research and Social Policy Unit
  • Publisher: Mission Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This submission by Mission Australia to the Senate Inquiry into Poverty emphasises the multidimensional nature of poverty. Issues covered in the submission include identifying groups suffering poverty and inequality, regional and community poverty, the working poor, the effectiveness of income support and new international developm ....


  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Collits, Paul
  • Journal Name: Inquiry into the Establishment of Special Economic Zones
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Committee has been asked to inquire into and report on the establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) providing state tax and financial incentives to promote economic growth, employment and investment in regional and rural New South Wales. This is a submission into that inquiry. Report Location ....

Evaluating Hands-on Small Business Assistance in the Latrobe Valley

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Barrett, Rowena; Billington, Leo; Neeson, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Supporting and growing small business to develop an enterprise culture in the Latrobe Valley, is important given the effects of privatisation and restructuring of the power industry and the resultant high levels of unemployment. The focus for this paper is the context, process and outcome of delivering hands-on assistance to a grou ....

Evaluation of Service Delivery in Remote Indigenous Communities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The overall goal of the evaluation was to report on the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of Australian Government arrangements for the administration of Indigenous programs in remote communities. Report Location ....

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