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Family, Community and Disability

Focus on Regions No. 4: Social Capital

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Leanne Johnson; Ibi Losoncz; Christopher Williams; Jacqui Childs; Judith Winternitz
  • Journal Name: Information Paper
  • Journal Number: 55
  • Publisher: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1877081949
  • Country: Australia

Social capital theory proposes that social networks and norms have a role to play in influencing a community's development. This paper presents and analyses statistical information relating to social capital in Australia and its regions, using a set of 33 social capital indicators for 2001–02. It also explores the relationship between social ca ....

Food Education as a Regional Development Policy for All - with Implications from Community Development in Japan and Thailand

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Kurokawa, Kiyoto
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Japan, Thailand

In this paper we examined whether food education for regional community will be an effective solutions for regional development or not. To answer this question, authors conducted field surveys in Thailand and Japan and identified important facts to increase the effectiveness. Firstly, we revealed necessity of food education to incr ....

Footprints in time - the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children : key summary report from wave 1

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australia. Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921647116
  • Country: Australia

The 'Footprints in time' longitudinal study investigates how a child's early years affect their development, focusing specifically on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia. Wave 1 commenced in December 2007, with two cohorts: 960 babies, aged 6 to 18 months old, and 727 children, aged 3 to 4 years old. Intervi ....

Future Challenges for Volunteer Based Emergency Services

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Parkin, Deb
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Emergency Management, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The issues of declining volunteer numbers are now well established. Aging population, rural population decline, climate change, the changing of family dynamics and the complex whole-oflife pressures facing individuals impact on the willingness and ability of individuals to volunteer time for community service. The challenge for the ....

Generation X-pendable: young, rural and looking for work: an examination of young people's perceptions of employment opportunities in rural areas

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jenny
  • Publisher: Centre for Rural Social Research, Charles Sturt University
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In this study, young people, parents and community representatives in the small towns of Temora, Leeton, Forbes and Eden, New South Wales were interviewed about local employment opportunities for young people. The report explains the methodology and recommendations and discusses the following findings: small town culture; the impor ....

Geographical dimensions of social inclusion and VET in Australia: an overview

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Chandra Shah, Susan Webb, Aaron Nicholas, Denise Beale, Anita Devos, Miriam Faine
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
  • ISBN: 9781922056139
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides a conceptual basis for a three-year (2011–13) research program exploring the capacity of individuals and groups to make transitions through learning, training and work across locations. Three research projects will examine how regional or community factors and social capital affect those transitions. The three projects are: ....

Growing old in rural Tasmania: a pilot study of service needs and the impact of migration patterns to and from rural settings

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Orpin, Peter; Walker, Judi; Stratford, Elaine; Robinson, Andrew; Vickers, James; Bull, Rosalind; Felmingham, Bruce; Behrens, Heidi; Boyer, Kim
  • Journal Name: Exploring the meaning of ageing through practice, policy and research: Australian Association of Gerontology 38th National Conference
  • ISBN: 0975831003
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper reports the results of a pilot research project examining the health service needs of rural and regional seniors in the Cradle Coast communities of north west Tasmania. The study examined older peoples' living situation, mobility, education and employment, financial status, quality of life and activities, social networks ....

Gulf regional development plan

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gulf Regional Planning Advisory Committee
  • Publisher: Dept. of Communication and Information, Local Government, Planning and Sport
  • Published Location: Cairns, Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Strategies, priorities and actions to address the key regional issues facing communities in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland: integration of native title processes with regional planning processes, and facilitation of an agreements-based approach; environmental issues; economic development; employment education ....

Harnessing the Power of Perception: Reducing Alcohol-related Harm among Rural Teenagers

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Hughes, Clarissa; Julian, Roberta; Richman, Matthew; Mason, Ron; Long, Gillian
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Social Norms Analysis Project (SNAP), conducted with rural high school students in Tasmania, demonstrates the powerful nature of the perceptions of what one's peers think and do, and is based on a model of health promotion that has been used successfully overseas. Baseline data indicate that the SNAP target groups hold inaccura ....

Health and access issues among Australian adolescents: a rural-urban comparison

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Quine, Susan; Bernard, Diana; Booth, Michael; Kang, Melissa; Usherwood, Tim; Alperstein, Garth; Bennett, David
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.3, No,3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In 2000 a study began to examine the health needs and help seeking behaviour of young people in New South Wales, and their service provision. More than 650 high school students took part in focus groups in 2001-2002, with 56 focus groups in urban areas, 22 in rural areas, and 3 in regional areas. This current article examines the r ....

Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: hao, Yuejen; You, Jiqiong; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven L; Lee, Andy H
  • Journal Name: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Journal Number: 12.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Introduction: Understanding health inequity is necessary for addressing the disparities in health outcomes in many populations, including the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This report investigates the links between Indigenous health outcomes and socioeconomic disadvantage in the Northern Territory of Australia (NT) ....

Health Sector Economic Indicators Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Publisher: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report has been undertaken in response to a request from the Mid North Coast Local Health District. The Health Care and Social Assistance sector is now the largest employing sector in  Australia and in the Mid North Coast region. The sector also makes significant contributions to the Gross Regional Product of the Mid North Co ....

Helping to empower regional multidisciplinary health teams to provide holistic palliative care

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: B Ellis, J Penman
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia

A two-year project funded by an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing grant to our university aimed to: investigate the experience and perceptions of health professionals involved in providing palliative care in regional areas; identify continuing educational needs; and develop resources to enhance the skills of multidisciplinary ....

How young indigenous people are faring: key indicators 1996-2006 : a report about the learning and work situation of young Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Long, Michael G.; Burke, Gerald; North, Sue
  • Publisher: Reconciliation Australia and Dusseldorp Skills Forum
  • Published Location: Kingston, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780980302318
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the education and employment rates of young Indigenous people in Australia. Using Census data from 1996, 2001 and 2006, it examines trends in participation, and compares Indigenous, non-Indigenous, gender, and regional differences, for young people aged 15 to 29. Topics include: full-time engagement in study or ....

How young people are faring: key indicators 2005: an update about the learning and work situation of young Australians

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Long, Mike
  • Publisher: Long, Mike
  • Published Location: Glebe, NSW
  • ISBN: 0975025074
  • Country: Australia

This seventh annual report provides point in time data for three main measures of youth participation in learning or work: teenagers not in full-time education and not in full-time employment, unemployment rates among young people and 25 to 54 year olds, and young adults who have completed Year 12 or a postsecondary qualification. ....

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