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Investing in Australia's regions

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Commonwealth Government
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Government
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780642746924
  • Country: Australia

The Government is committed to empowering regional Australia to reach its full potential and become even stronger and more sustainable in the years ahead. The 2011‑12 Budget supports strong, resilient and creative regional communities through measures targeting health, education and skills, workforce participation, infrastr ....

Investing in regions: Making a difference

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Daley, John; Lancy, Annette
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

For nearly a hundred years, governments have spent a lot of money trying to promote economic growth in regional Australia. This year's Federal Budget was no exception, with $4.3 billion worth of programs announced to help "unlock the economic potential of our regions". But governments are already spending more than $2 billion a year on programs f ....

Keynote address

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Lundy, Kate
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Outlining the opposition Labor Party's direction in health policy, this presentation describes a 'long-term vision for health' in rural Australia. Issues considered include: removal of duplication and inconsistencies between different levels of government in order to use limited health resources for patient based health services; I ....

Land of discontent: the dynamics of change in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Editors: Pritchard, B; McManus, P
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
  • Published Location: Kensington, NSW
  • ISBN: 0868405787
  • Country: Australia

This book explores the dynamics of change in contemporary rural and regional Australia. Each of the book's ten thematic chapters highlights and critiques a particular debate associated with recent discourse on the futures of rural and regional Australia. Chapters include an Introduction by Phil McManus and Bill Pritchard; The myths of modern agri ....

Legal and Governance Models for Shared Services in Local Government (Interim Report)

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Somerville, D.; Gibbs, M.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This paper is therefore intended to build on the sections of the ACELG consolidation report that address shared services, and to identify the strengths, weaknesses, lessons learnt and the replicability of the various governance models for shared services. It does not discuss the merits, or otherwise, of shared services relative to amalgamation or ....

Local government joint ventures: Cooperation and competition for economic development

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Hawkins, Christopher V.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Florida State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Florida
  • ISBN: 9780549468868
  • Country: United States

Voluntary cooperative arrangements are being established among local governments for economic development purposes. However, there is a lack of empirical research that explains the conditions under which cooperative joint ventures are formed. Extending the Institutional Collective Action framework to the policy area of economic developm ....

Local Governments, Excellence and Regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Beer, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

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Managing drought in a changing climate: identity, crisis and self-reliance – the Australian way

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Congues, JM
  • Publisher: La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Shepparton, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This thesis will argue that the mere removal of drought from the Natural Disaster Relief Arrangements and directing the management of drought onto the individual farmer in the National Drought Policy (NDP), failed to 'normalise' drought as regular feature of Australia's variable climate for the rural community. The NDP was ineffective partly beca ....

More doctors, better services

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Publisher: Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 0642416133
  • Country: Australia

Health care is one of the major issues facing people in rural, regional and remote areas. Throughout much of rural and regional Australia there is a shortage of health care providers, high turnover in the health workforce, and major problems in gaining access to services. These problems are worse in remote communities. This documen ....

Motivations, expectations and experiences of Australian rural and regional planners

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Evonne Miller, Tony Sahama, Peter Grace, Clevo Wilson, Michael Hefferan
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: Vol.48, No.4
  • Country: Australia

Despite playing an extremely important role in shaping communities, the role and contribution of planners is not widely understood or acknowledged. At the same time, there is a shortage of planners in Australia, especially in non-urban areas. Thus, through an online survey of 185 rural and regional planners, this research explores the motivations ....

National agriculture and climate change action plan 2006-2009

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • ISBN: 097571578X
  • Country: Australia

Climate change poses challenges for all sectors of the Australian economy but particularly for those sectors dependent on natural resources such as agriculture. The National Agriculture and Climate Change Action Plan 2006-2009 (the Action Plan) is an agreement by Australian governments to develop a coordinated framework for climate ....

Neoliberalism and the Institutions for Regional Development in Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Andrew Beer, Terry Clower, Graham Haughtow, Alaric Maude
  • Journal Name: Geographical Research
  • Journal Number: Vol.43, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines some effects of the pursuit of neoliberalism on regional development policy and practice in Australia, and in particular on the activities and effectiveness of regional development organisations. The paper interprets data from a survey of 505 regional development organisations across Australia through the framework of Jessop's ....

OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Regions and Innovation Policy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264097384

Regions and Innovation Policy addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions. The first part of the book examines strategies, policies and governance, explaining why regions matter, what makes smart policy mixes, and multilevel governance. The second part of the ....

Past, Present and Future Landscapes: Understanding Alternative Futures for Climate Change Adaptation of Coastal Settlements and Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morley, P., Trammell, J., Reeve, I., McNeill, J., Brunckhorst, D., Bassett, S.
  • Publisher: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Published Location: Gold Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Though shaped by past elements, history demonstrates that future landscapes will be very different from those of the present. This is particularly so in coastal areas of rapid urban growth. The effects of climate change in the future will therefore be impacting on these quite different landscapes, not on those we see today. To gauge the severity ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

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