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Family, Community and Disability

Evaluation of the Murdi Paaki COAG trial

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Urbis Keys Young; Australia. Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination
  • Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs]
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Trials, announced in 2002, aimed to explore new ways for governments to work together and with communities to address the needs of Indigenous Australians. Eight trials were conducted in sites across Australia - the New South Wales trial was conducted in the Murdi Paaki region, and aimed t ....

Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004 : Mandurah targeted region

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Scougall, John
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: Collaborative Institute for Research, Consulting and Learning in Evaluation, RMIT University
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The results of an evaluative case study undertaken as part of the Australian Government's Stronger Families and Communities Strategy are presented in this report. The report assesses the achievements in the implementation and effectiveness of the Strategy in addressing the local issues of social isolation, youth at risk, families w ....

Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004 : Potential Leaders in Local Communities initiative

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Scougall, John
  • Publisher: Collaborative Institute for Research, Consulting and Learning in Evaluation, RMIT University
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

The Potential Leaders in Local Communities initiative of the Australian Government's Stronger Families and Communities Strategy focused leadership development initiatives on four largely disadvantaged social groups (youth, Indigenous communities, women, and rural and regional communities) to address various social issues. This pape ....

Examining quality of life among rural, remote and urban residents of Victoria

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Vella-Brodrick, Dianne; Scannell, Evelyn; Judd, Fiona; Burney, Sue
  • Editors: Hayward, C. and Findlay, E
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 6th Australian Conference on Quality of Life
  • Publisher: Deakin University
  • Published Location: Geelong, Vic
  • ISBN: 1741560381
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Is city or country life more conducive to physical and mental well being? The effect of rurality and place characteristics on subjective well being was explored in this study, which was conducted with 355 residents of various rural, remote and urban locations within Victoria. The study examined satisfaction with community involveme ....

Exploring, employing every endeavour to enhance the health of Aboriginal people

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Ackland, Arlene; Haseldine, Lorraine; Lawrie, Lee; Prideaux, Colleen
  • Journal Name: Program and papers: 8th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service uses the following strategies to improve the lifespan and quality of life of its clients: being a part of the community; using traditional health care; yarnin (stroytelling or narrative therapy); cooperative work with other organisations; and thinking laterally when it comes to allied h ....

Extractive Industry and Sustainable Regional Development

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Syme Marmion & Co.
  • Publisher: Pilbara Development Commission
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, Western Australia

This study into the relationship between community sustainability and the extractive industries has been prepared for the Regional Development Council at an interesting point in Western Australia’s resource development. The growth of the Western Australian resources industry from 1998 to 2008 barely paused with the impact of the global financia ....

Facing the Squeeze: Community Wellbeing

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Kennett, Jeff
  • Journal Name: Government News
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

The article discusses the growing need for local and regional governments to focus more and more on improving the health and wellbeing of the entire community at large. Depression is a common growing ailment these days and the government needs to raise more awareness about mental health issues. Report Location ....

Factors associated with reported service use for mental health problems by residents of rural and remote communities: Cross-sectional findings from a baseline survey

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Coleman, Clare; Inder, Kerry J; Allan, John; Arya, Dinesh; Roberts, Russell; Buss, Richard
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963
  • Country: Canada, England, Australia

The patterns of health service use by rural and remote residents are poorly understood and under-represented in national surveys. This paper examines professional and non-professional service use for mental health problems in rural and remote communities in Australia. Report Location ....

Families First area review Illawarra: final report for The Cabinet Office of New South Wales

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Thomson, Cathy; Valentine, Kylie; Fisher, Karen; Aggett, Nicole
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Kensington, NSW
  • ISBN: 0733423167
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report is the third in a series undertaken by the UNSW Evaluation Consortium for the Cabinet Office as part of the evaluation of Families First. It presents the findings of the Area Review in Illawarra as a regional locality in moderate need in the early stages of Families First rollout. In the first 12 months, Families First in&nb ....

Families in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: The Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Editors: Jennifer Baxter, Matthew Gray and Alan Hayes
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

This Facts Sheet describes how the characteristics of families differ between the "city" and the "country" or "bush". While& words such as these are used in everyday parlance, it is very difficult to identify exactly where the city ends and the country begins. One way of categorising regions is in terms of the& road distance from servic ....

Families on the fringe: promoting the social inclusion of young families moving to non-metropolitan areas

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Healy, Karen; Rawsthorne, Margot; Donnet, Amanda; Caniglia, Fiona; Hampshire, Anne; Michaux, Annette
  • Publisher: School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, Queensland

Thousands of  young Australian families have left major cities and relocated to the urban fringes of largecities, coastal areas, and mining towns. However, many of them can face social exclusion and disadvantage in their new areas. This report examines what motivates young families to relocate and the social exclusion they encounte ....

Family carers' health and well-being and community capacity building in rural areas

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Warmington, Rosemary
  • Journal Name: 7th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Carers' Association of South Australia performs services across the state, but the author focuses on approaches taken by carers in rural areas. She looks at the impact of caregiving on the health and well being of family carers and their lifestyle choices. She also considers current trends in Australian policy with reference to ....

Family Farms Are Still Around: Time to Invert the Old Agrarian Question

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Brookfield, Harold
  • Journal Name: Geography Compass
  • Journal Number: Vol.2, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Family farming is far from dead, in either the developed or developing countries. Family farms need to be qualitatively defined, with both family management and substantial labour input being central elements. The 'agrarian question' has been largely about their disappearance and replacement by capitalist farms, or subsumption  ....

Financial Disadvantage in Australia - 1999

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Harding, Ann; Szukalska, Agnieszka
  • Publisher: The Smith Family
  • Published Location: Camperdown NSW
  • ISBN: 1876833025
  • Country: Australia

This is the first edition of an annual, comprehensive report on financial disadvantage among Australia's children and adults. The key goal of this annual report is to provide authoritative and up-to-date estimates of financial disadvantage (or 'poverty') in Australia. Section 2 of this report looks at what types of families are in ....

Fly-in/Fly-out: Implications for Community Sustainability

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Keith Storey
  • Journal Name: Sustainability
  • Journal Number: 2.5
  • Country: Australia, North America

“Fly-in/fly-out” is a form of work organization that has become the standard model for new mining, petroleum and other types of resource development in remote areas. In many places this “no town” model has replaced that of the “new town.” The work system has both beneficial and adverse implications for the sustainability of both exist ....

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