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Government Administration

People's Perceptions of Governance and the Implications for Regional Australia

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Ian Gray and A.J. Brown
  • Publisher: SEGRA
  • Country: Australia

The nature of the federal system, in terms of its basic components of localities, states and the nation, has been debated from time to time since Federation. Through this debate, the potential significance of regions has often been raised. Regions have been given significance by central governments which see regions as convenient avenues for admi ....

Performance Audit of the Regional Partnerships Programme

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Long, Tina; Toop, Eric; Fulton, Deborah; O'Brien, Amy; Kendall, Katrina; Rowe, Nicola; Boyd, Brian
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The audit objective was to assess whether the Regional Partnerships Programme has been effectively managed by DOTARS, including the processes by which: applications are sought, received and assessed; Funding Agreements with grant recipients are developed and managed; and the achievement of project and programme outcomes is monitored and assess ....

PILT Payments, Access to Federal Lands Vital to Rural Communities: House Natural Resources Committee News Release

  • Year: 2011
  • Journal Name: Congressional Documents and Publications
  • Publisher: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.
  • Published Location: Lanham, United States
  • Country: United States

PILT has become an essential lifeline for many rural counties. Since more than half of all the land in the West is owned and managed by the federal government, PILT has a significant impact on the rural economies of Western States. Report Location ....

Place-based approaches to rural economic revitalization: A public funding analysis and implications for the Alabama Black Belt

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Williams, David Sheldon
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Published Location: United States -- Alabama
  • ISBN: 9781124431291
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Alabama

Many rural areas in Alabama are underdeveloped and economically depressed. The Black Belt Counties are a subset within Alabama that tend to lag behind other counties and nationwide indicators for social and economic well-being. Targeted placebased policies for economic development and community improvement have resurfaced on the federal ....

Policies for sustainable forest management in the tropics: Governmental and nongovernmental policy outputs, execution, and uptake in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: McGinley, Kathleen Ann
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: North Carolina State University
  • Published Location: United States -- North Carolina
  • ISBN: 9780549821366
  • Country: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua

There is an incomplete understanding of governmental and non-governmental policy approaches for promoting sustainable forest management in the tropics, including the features of productive forest management that these policies address, how they are put into practice, and, ultimately, their overall impacts on tropical forest management. ....

Political Decentralization, Subnational Political Capital, and Intergovernmental Transfers in Korea

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Jungbu Kim
  • Journal Name: American Review of Public Administration
  • Journal Number: 43(1)
  • ISBN: 1552-3357
  • Country: Republic of Korea

Faced with ever increasing pressures for better performance and financial bottom line, governments around the world are devolving more responsibilities to subnational governments. Especially in developing countries, this trend has coupled with increased demands for greater democracy and disaffection with the services provided by the central gover ....

Political economy determinants of public investment decision-making in agriculture

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Published Location: Washington D.C.

Public investments in agriculture in Africa can have profound effects on productivity in the sector. It is therefore important to understand how budgetary allocation decisions are made. For example, what are the reasons for persistent underinvestment in agricultural research on the African continent? A mere reference to ignorance of policymakers ....

Political Management in Australian Local Government: Exploring Roles and Relationships Between Mayors and CEOs

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Martin, J.; Aulich, C.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

The working relationship between the Mayor as the leader of the council and the chief executive officer (CEO) leading the council organisation is one of the most important relationships in local government. Mayors and CEOs recognise that the breakdown in this relationship can have long lasting, negative impacts on the capacity of a ....

Population decline and service provision in regional Australia: a South Australian case study

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Beer, A; Keane, R
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

A Federal Government sponsored Regional Forum conducted in Whyalla in July 1999 highlighted the service provision problems confronting rural and remote regions in northern South Australia. This paper considers the nature and extent of population loss in this part of Australia and its impact on the quality of life. The paper goes on ....

Preparing Entrants to Farming - Scoping Programs and Strategies

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Ian Reeve, Richard Stayner
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741513049
  • Country: Australia

The report describes the entry paths by which people commonly take up a career in farming and discusses some of the problems which may compromise a successful entry into farming. Programs and policy approaches used overseas to deal with these problems are reviewed, and the implications for Australian educational provision discussed. Report Loca ....

Productive efficiency and the Australian local government grants process: an empirical analysis of New South Wales local government

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Worthington, Andrew; Dollery, Brian
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper addresses the role of the Australian local government grants system in promoting efficiency, and examines whether or not the intergovernmental grants process, along with institutional, structural and environmental characteristics, exerts an influence on the efficient provision of local public services. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) i ....

Profit Contingent Loans for Social and Community Investments in Economically Disadvantaged Regions

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Chapman, Bruce; Simes, Ric
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

It is argued in this paper that an externality might exist for economically disadvantaged areas, and this might take various forms. If this is the case, it is argued in the paper that public sector intervention of various types could be required. The important contribution of the paper lies in the outlining of a different approach for&n ....

Protocols, particularities, and problematising Indigenous 'engagement' in communitybased environmental management in settled Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Carter, Jennifer
  • Journal Name: The Geographical Journal
  • Journal Number: 176
  • Publisher: Royal Geographical Society
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia

Many Aboriginal Australians in regional and urban Australia hold attachments to their homelands that have been compromised by policies of removal and dispossession. Government agencies and community groups have 'protocols' for engaging with Aboriginal communities, but these protocols have been transferred from remote parts of Australia ....

Provision of Export Assistance to Rural and Regional Australia through the TradeStart Program

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Jackman, Lesley; Garrett, Matthew; Greenslade, Alan
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 064280866X
  • Country: Australia

The objective of this audit was to assess the provision of export assistance and support to new and irregular exporters in rural and regional Australia through the TradeStart program. The focus on rural and regional Australia reflects the priority given by the Government to providing effective business and trade assistance to small businesses and ....

Rates and Taxes: A Fair Share for Responsible Local Government

  • Year: 2003
  • Editors: Hawker, David
  • Publisher: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This major Inquiry into Local Government and Cost Shifting has addressed not only the matter of cost shifting but also revealed the underlying issues relating to governance arrangements between the three spheres of government.  I am delighted that this report is a unanimous report of the House of Representatives Economics, Fi ....

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