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Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health system performance

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: AIHW
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978 1 74024 827 3
  • Country: Australia

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health system performance (such as health service usage and supply of health workers) and is the 10th report in the AIHW's Rural Health Series. Report LocationClick here to view the full pu ....

Selection, Agriculture, and Cross-Country Productivity Differences

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: David Lagakos and Michael E. Waugh
  • Journal Name: The American Economic Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 103, No. 2
  • Publisher: American Economic Association
  • ISBN: 00028282
  • Country: United States

Cross-country labor productivity differences are larger in agriculture than in non-agriculture. We propose a new explanation for these patterns in which the self-selection of heterogeneous workers determines sector productivity. We formalize our theory in a generalequilibrium Roy model in which preferences feature a subsistence food requirement. ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 12
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The 2011-12 State of the Regions report critically examines the regional effects of the mining boom which took off in 2005. The report produces a balanced analysis of both the benefits and costs associated with the mining boom and the effect the mining boom is having on other industries, as well as the potential regional implications when the boo ....


  • Year: 2012
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

This year's Report is timely given that it examines the future of regional development in light of the ongoing impacts of the patchwork economy, ever tightening fiscal budgets at both the national and jurisdictional levels, the darkening economic clouds in the United States of America and Europe. Consequently, the Report raises several questions ....

The Business of Saving Water - the Report of the Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Pratt Water
  • Publisher: Pratt Water Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Campbellfield, Victoria
  • ISBN: 0975725602
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project examines the business case for saving significant amounts of water, and to identify ways of boosting regional productivity and environmental quality with the savings. This report is the record of these investigations and the findings. The project - the first of its kind in Australia - ....

The great divide: Sydney or the bush

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Trebeck, D
  • Journal Name: Policy: a Journal of Public Policy and Ideas
  • Publisher: Vol.16, No.2
  • Country: Australia

The popular perception that the bush is going bust while the cities boom is challenged in this article which argues that some regional areas have thrived. Issues discussed include: adjustment to change by rural people; trade reform; productivity; falling commodity prices; misguided solutions; politicians out of touch with the commu ....

The irrigation industry in the Murray and Murrumbidgee Basins

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Meyer WS (Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures, Glen Osmond)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures
  • Published Location: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This study collates a hitherto scattered set of information on irrigation in the Murray and Murrumbidgee Basins and provides a 'bird's eye view' of irrigation in the south eastern part of Australia. Data indicating the size and position of irrigated production and its impact on both the regional resources and the dependent communit ....

The regional impact of national competition policy

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Madden, John R.
  • Journal Name: Regional Policy and Practice
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

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The Returns to Research and Extension Services in Regions and Zones of South Australian Broadacre Agriculture: A Comparison of Two Total Factor Productivity Decomposition Models

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Black, Ian; Walker, Greg
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This paper reports total factor productivity decomposition modelling results of the returns to research and extension in zones and constituent regions of broadacre agriculture in SA, with the ultimate objective of providing policy advice on future research and extension (R&E) resource allocation. A traditional TFP decomposition ....

Towards sustainable pastoralism in Australia's rangelands

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Stafford Smith, Mark; Morton, S. R.; Ash, A. J.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.4
  • Country: Australia

This paper outlines an approach to identifying regions of the Australian rangelands that should be resilient under grazing and where pastoralism may be sustainable due to sufficiently dependable productivity and profitability. It suggests that if grazing is not phased out as a primary land use in non-resilient regions, then they will continue to ....

Wheat Variety Guide for WA 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brenda Shackley, Christine Zaicou-Kunesch, Harmohinder Dhammu, Manisha Shankar, Mohammed Amjad, and Kevin Young
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 1833-7236
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The wheat variety guide summarises performance characteristics of commercially available wheats which have undergone testing in the National Variety Testing Project and Department of Agriculture and Food wheat agronomy project. This information includes variety summaries, agronomic, disease and herbicide tolerance characteristics and medium to l ....

World Wheat Price Volatility

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wyatt Thompson, Garry Smith, Armelle Elasri
  • Journal Name: OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers
  • Journal Number: 59
  • Publisher: OECD
  • ISBN: 1815-6797

This study complements OECD analyses on commodity price volatility by providing quantitative assessments of the impact of two structural changes that a number of market observers have identified as contributing to world wheat market price volatility. The factors examined relate to changes in demand in the large emerging countries of the BRICs (co ....

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