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Well-being and Prosperity

Poverty and disadvantage among Australian children: a spatial perspective

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Harding, Ann; McNamara, Justine; Tanton, Robert; Daly, Anne; Yap, Mandy
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Much research about child poverty and disadvantage provides national estimates of child wellbeing, due to the ready availability of microdata at the national level. However, an increasing body of evidence suggests that there can be major differences in well-being between children living in different geographic areas. In addition, m ....

Pre-conditions for Prosperity

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Edwards, Geoff
  • Journal Name: SEGRA 2011 ‘Promoting Regional Australia: regions and their cities’
  • Country: Australia

Purpose of this Presentation To discover the preconditions for "economic prosperity". Report Location ....

Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Maple-Brown, Louise J; Brown, Alex; Lee, I-Lynn; Connors, Christine; Oats, Jeremy; McIntyre, Harold D; Whitbread, Cherie; Moore, Elizabeth; Longmore, Danielle; Dent, Glynis; Corpus, Sumaria; Kirkwood, Marie; Svenson, Stacey; van Dokkum, Paula; Chitturi, S
  • Journal Name: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712393
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Background: Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mother and baby. In the context of the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases among Indigenous Australians, it is vital that thi ....

Primary health care in rural and remote Australia: achieving equity of access and outcomes through national reform

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: John Humphreys & John Wakerman
  • Publisher: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission
  • Country: Australia

Despite many rural and remote initiatives over recent years, the health needs of many Australian communities are still not adequately met. Residents of rural and remote communities continue to show poorer health outcomes than residents in metropolitan centres, while the health of Indigenous communities remains unacceptable. Many rural and remote ....

Quality of life indicators in North Carolina: Geographic differences between urban and rural counties

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: James, Sakika Mitchell
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Published Location: United States -- North Carolina
  • ISBN: 9781124878133
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: North Carolina

The purpose of this research is to compare the quality of life of North Carolina's urban and rural counties based on traditional measurable variables, and to analyze how regional development has enhanced both quality of life and economic development in both urban and rural counties. Labor and employment, educational attainment, health a ....

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 ....

RAI's Proposed Regional Competitiveness Index

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

Australians face severe challenges in accessing and understanding the diversity of data that is available to explain where our regions are now and where they could be in the future. This report describes the Regional Australia Institute's (RAI) proposed approach to assessing the competitiveness of Australia's regions. ....

RDA Barossa Stakeholder Reporting 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Barossa
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Report for stakeholders on the activities of the RDA Barossa and Barossa region. Report Location ....

Reasons for Non-completion and Dissatisfaction among Apprentices and Trainees: A Regional Case Study

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Snell, Darryn; Hart, Alison
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Training Research, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 6, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Skills shortages have reinvigorated ongoing debate and concern about high attrition rates among Australian apprentices and trainees. Low apprentice and trainee wages have often been cited to explain this ongoing problem. This paper discusses the factors contributing to non-completion among apprentices and trainees in regional Victo ....

Recommendations keynote : communique and Conference recommendations

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Fitzpatrick, Lesley
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Conference's 18 priority recommendations are presented. Two of the issues have been included in each of the nine biannual conferences. This Conference agrees that Indigenous life expectancy is still unacceptably low, and that there is still insufficient focus in national health research efforts on rural and remote communities. ....

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North Infrastructure Audit 2012 |

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Aurecon Australia
  • Publisher: Aurecon Australia
  • Published Location: Port Augusta
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Integral to the social and economic growth of all regional communities is its infrastructure. Regional South Australia is confronted with challenges with regard to the maintenance of its existing infrastructure and also gaining the necessary private/ government investment into large scale infrastructure improvements and new infrastructure initia ....

Regional development: some issues for policy makers

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Sorensen, T
  • Publisher: Department of the Parliamentary Library
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This paper focuses on regional development. It draws attention to the considerable diversity of nonmetropolitan regional conditions and explains the processes underlying them; identifies the potential for considerable community conflict on many issues; discusses policy dilemmas and the responsibilities and roles of different tiers ....

Regional Economic Development Guide

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
  • Country: Australia

Australia’s regions are vital to the national economy, cultural identity and environmental amenity. They produce the bulk of our exports and are home to roughly a third of our population. Importantly, the economies of our regions and cities are co-dependent and linked through economic, cultural and social ties. Therefore, the performance of a s ....

Regional partnerships: the path to social and economic wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Veenker, Peter
  • Journal Name: Campus Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.12, No.21
  • Country: Australia

This paper looks at partnerships. It describes partnership as the key concept in today's national policy directions for the vocational education and training (VET) system. VET organisations are encouraged to partner with each other, industry and enterprises, schools and higher education institutions, governments and communities. The Canberra Inst ....

Regional Wellbeing Survey 2013

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Jacki Schirmer and Helen Berry
  • Publisher: MDBFutures and University of Canberra
  • Country: Australia

The wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia is influenced by numerous factors, many of which are different to those experienced by people living in cities. Things like drought, floods, changing environmental health, new industries, changing land uses and migration of residents can all affect the wellbeing of rural and ....

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