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Highway Investment: Its Causes and Effects on Growth and Housing

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Black, A.P.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The George Washington University
  • Published Location: United States -- District of Columbia
  • ISBN: 9781267127327
  • Country: United States

This dissertation explores three areas related to highway investment and answers three key questions: What effect does local and national political representation have on additions to highway capacity? What is the relationship between highway capacity and productivity at the county level? Does the highway regulatory process restrict the supp ....

Identifying on-farm management practices aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane primary production

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Park S; Lisson S; Harper J; Milford B; Thorburn P
  • Journal Name: Solutions for a new environment: Australian Agronomy Conference
  • ISBN: 0973031309
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

A scoping study was undertaken to assess the potential for sugarcane growers to implement practical and effective abatement strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane cropping. A range of management practices was explored for the Herbert River Qld region and the impact of the different agronomic regimes on annual ....

Integrated analysis for a carbon- and water-constrained future: An assessment of drip irrigation in a lettuce production system in eastern Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Maraseni, TN; Mushtaq, S; Reardon-Smith, K
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 111
  • Publisher: Academic Press Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 03014797
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Australian Government is meeting the challenge of water scarcity and climate change through significant on-farm infrastructure investment to increase water use efficiency and productivity, and secure longer term water supplies. However, it is likely that on-farm infrastructure investment will alter energy consumption and therefore generate co ....

Investigating farmers' involvement in value-added activities: A preliminary study from Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Abel Duarte Alonso; Northcote, Jeremy
  • Journal Name: British Food Journal
  • Journal Number: 115.10
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing, Limited
  • Published Location: Bradford, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0007070X
  • Country: Australia

Multifunctional agriculture, including value-added agriculture, has drawn the attention of different stakeholders (government, farmers) interested in maximising the potential of farming operations and strengthening rural communities. This preliminary study aims to investigate value-added agriculture, including the extent to which food growers con ....

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 ....

New Connections Driving Innovation and Productivity

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Brian Ramsay
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742542232
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the impact that broadband technology is having on the information and communications technology capabilities of regional industries. Changing capabilities are enhancing the productivity of rural businesses as internal efficiencies are realised, market access is increased and better relationships within the supply chain are po ....

New South Wales Biosecurity Strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Biosecurity NSW
  • Publisher: Department of Primary Industries, NSW
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 308
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Biosecurity is vital for the health, well being and prosperity of everyone in NSW. The NSW Biosecurity strategy sets the overall direction for the management of animal and plant pests, diseases and ....

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 ....

Productivity analysis of key Commonwealth fisheries

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Mary Stephan and Simon Viera
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture ABARES
  • Country: Australia

The Productivity Analysis of Key Commonwealth Fisheries report is a publication that provides an indication of productivity trends for the Commonwealth's most valuable commercial fisheries. These trends reflect how well these fisheries use inputs to produce outputs. When viewed over time, productivity trends can assist in the evaluation of a fish ....

Productivity and Regional Economic Performance in Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Editors: Christine Williams; Mirko Draca; Christine Smith
  • Publisher: Office of Economic and Statistical Research, Queensland Treasury
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • ISBN: 0975113712
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Productivity and Regional Economic Performance in Australia contains seven research articles that explore the productivity performance of Queensland and other Australian States. Queensland has experienced a long period of economic growth well above the Australian average. It has long been realised that much of this has been due to ....

Queensland’s agriculture strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Agriculture is a pillar of the Queensland economy—it creates jobs, generates over $13.7 billion per annum for the Queensland economy and is the lifeblood of many rural and regional communities across the state. The Queensland Government understands the importance of agriculture and is committed to getting the industry back on track. To ....

RDA Riverina Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Riverina
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed. The key emerging priorities and issues are:  Infrastructure development- ....

Regional clustering in Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Enright, Michael; Roberts, Brian
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Management
  • Journal Number: 26
  • Country: Australia

Two seemingly competing tendencies, the globalisation of economic activity and the localisation of industries, have captured the interest of scholars, economic development professionals, and policymakers in recent years. While trends towards globalisation of industries and companies might appear to reduce the importance and distinctivenes ....

Regional labour market adjustment to competition policy reforms: a dynamic CGE framework for assessment

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Giesecke, James; Madden, John R.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we investigate the impact on regional labour markets of an increase in primary factor productivity in the Utilities sector. We conjecture that such an increase in productivity is illustrative of the direct effects of national competition policy (NCP). We compute, at the regional level, indices of net labour inputs that are lost from ....

Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Australia. Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1740371690
  • Country: Australia

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road transport and water. This report exam ....

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