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Well-being and Prosperity

Map and Gap Analysis: Pilbara Non Government Organisations

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Jill Cameron, Catriona Cameron, Kirsten Bate
  • Publisher: RDA Pilbara, Government of Western Australia, Pilbara Development Commission, West Pilbara Communities for Children, The Australian Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The NGO sector has an integral role in building liveable and healthy communities, and it is widely acknowledged that the sector makes a significant contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of communities and reducing economic and social disadvantage.  RDA Pilbara and the Pilbara Development Commission are working together to suppor ....

Measures of Australia's Progress

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) presents a suite of indicators to help Australians answer the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?' MAP aligns key information with the hopes and aspirations of Australians. It provides a summary of progress measures informing on areas of life that Australians told the ABS were important for natio ....

Measuring Community Wellbeing: A Central Queensland Case Study

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Miles, RL; Greer, L; Kraatz, D; Kinnear, S
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

It has been acknowledged by both Australian governments and regional development organisations that there is a need and global trend to develop, measure, analyse and disseminate evidence regarding community and regional wellbeing. Evidence based information regarding community and regional wellbeing can act as a sophisticated mecha ....

Meeting the needs of an ageing rural and regional population

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Schmidt, Anthony T
  • Journal Name: Municipal Engineering Australia
  • Journal Number: Volume 39 Issue 3 (Oct 2012)
  • Publisher: EPC Media Group
  • Published Location: Greensborough, Vic.
  • ISBN: 0211-354X
  • Country: Australia

Report Location;dn=993965460536770;res=IELENG ....

Migratory Patterns and Settlement Experiences of African Australians of Refugee Background in Murray Bridge, South Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Taylor-Neumann, LV Nayano; Balasingam, Mohana Raj
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: 44.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 00049182
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

In the past decade Australian immigration policy has emphasised settlement of refugees/humanitarian entrants in rural and regional locations, in preference to metropolitan areas. The settlement outcomes of a case study of African humanitarian entrants of South Sudanese background in Murray Bridge, a regional centre in South Australia, are examine ....

Moving out: Aged migration in Western Australia 1991–96

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Peter Vintila
  • Journal Name: Urban Policy and Research
  • Journal Number: 19.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • ISBN: 1476-7244
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This paper explores aged migration in Western Australia between 1991 and 1996, focusing on net movement outcomes. Migration is considered in three age cohorts: ‘pre‐retirees’ aged 55 to 64; the ‘young old’ aged 65 to 74; and the ‘old old’ aged 75 and over. Senior Western Australians aged between 55 and 74 are, in significant net ter ....

Natural disasters and community resilience: A framework for support

  • Author: Rhys Price-Robertson and Ken Knight
  • Journal Name: The Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • ISBN: 978-1-921414-88-6
  • Country: Australia

This paper explores the concept of community resilience and outlines recent frameworks and tools developed to understand and measure it. This paper was written to assist service providers, practitioners and policy makers working with regional and rural communities vulnerable to natural disasters. Sections include: community vulnerability; under ....

Natural resource exploitation and regional development: a view from the west

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Tonts, Matthew; Plummer, Paul
  • Journal Name: Dialogue (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia)
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Australia's recent resources boom has promoted much popular discussion and debate about the economic, social and environmental consequences for those regions in which mining occurs. Perhaps nowhere are the outcomes of the resources boom more evident than in Western Australia, where the diversity and scale of projects is fundamentally reshaping ma ....

Nonlinear dynamics of livestock assets

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Van Campenhout, Bjorn, Dercon, Stefan
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

Recent research on the intertemporal dynamics of poverty using microeconomic data often hints at the existence of poverty traps, where some find themselves trapped at a low-level stable equilibrium while others enjoy a higher stable equilibrium. Without a sizable positive shock to well-being, those trapped at the low equilibrium will not automati ....

NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Livestock Health and Pest Authorities
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Animal biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from negative impacts of diseases and pests that affect animals. The NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan (‘Strategic Plan’) guides priority activities to safeguard the economy, environment and community from diseases and pests that affec ....

Occupational differences, cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits in South Eastern rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Davis-Lameloise, Nathalie; Philpot, Benjamin; Janus, Edward D; Versace, Vincent L; Laatikainen, Tiina; Vartiainen, Erkki A; Dunbar, James A
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

Background: In rural and remote Australia, cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates are higher than metropolitan rates. This study analysed cardiovascular and other chronic disease risk factors and related health behaviours by occupational status, to determine whether agricultural workers have higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than oth ....

Older farmers and retirement

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Foskey, Roslyn
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741511054
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This is a report of a research project about retirement for people in transition in farming by drawing on the key issues emerging from the literature and fieldwork in two regions of NSW - this involved research and the development, pilot and evaluation of a retirement planning peer education program for farmers. The report discusse ....

Perceptions of vulnerability to a future outbreak: A study of horse managers affected by the first Australian equine influenza outbreak

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Schemann, Kathrin; Firestone, Simon M; Taylor, Melanie R; Toribio, Jenny-Ann LML; Ward, Michael P; Dhand, Navneet K
  • Journal Name: BMC Veterinary Research
  • Journal Number: 9
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1746-6148
  • Country: Australia

A growing body of work shows the benefits of applying social cognitive behavioural theory to investigate infection control and biosecurity practices. Protection motivation theory has been used to predict protective health behaviours. The theory outlines that a perception of a lack of vulnerability to a disease contributes to a reduced threat appr ....

Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Hussain, Rafat; Guppy, Michelle; Robertson, Suzanne; Temple, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: BMC Public Health
  • Journal Number: 13.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712458
  • Country: Australia

University students are often perceived to have a privileged position in society and considered immune to ill-health and disability. There is growing evidence that a sizeable proportion experience poor physical health, and that the prevalence of psychological disorders is higher in university students than their community peers. This study examin ....

Population and Settlement along the Victorian Coast: Background Research Paper to inform the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: DTPLI Spatial Analysis and Research Branch
  • Publisher: Victorian Coastal Council
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This background paper provides information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Victorian coast. It aims to provide and up to date evidence base for informing the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013.  Report Location ....

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