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RDA Gold Coast Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Gold Coast
  • Published Location: Southport, QLD
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast Regional Plan 2013 attempts to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Gold Coast region. The Gold Coast RDA has been working with a variety of business, government, community and environmental groups to identify the Gold Coast regional priorities. These priorities form the basis of the 2013-2016 Regional Plan. The fr ....

Referrals to chiropractors and osteopaths: a survey of general practitioners in rural and regional New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wardle, Jon L; Sibbritt, Davi W; Adams, Jon
  • Journal Name: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
  • Journal Number: 21
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Chiropractic and osteopathy form a significant part of the healthcare setting in rural and regional Australia, with national registration of practitioners, public subsidies for services and high utilisation by the Australian public. However, despite their significant role in rural and regional Australia, there has been little exploration of the i ....

Referred Proceedings of the 35th Australian New Zealand Regional Science Association International

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: ANZRSAI
  • Country: Australia; New Zealand
  • State/Region: All Regions

The 35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI) was held at The Brassey in Canberra from 6th to 9th December, 2011. A broad range of papers from academics, policy advisors and practitioners was presented to the conference. This publication contains the refereed proceedings of those ....

Regional and local tensions: The role of shared services

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Kortt, Michael; Dollery, Brian; Grant, Bligh
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Regional development and local government often exist in a state of tension, especially where efforts to foster regional development are channelled through proposals to consolidate existing local councils into larger 'regional councils', and where this follows from the view that larger government authorities are more efficient than ....

Regional community-based Planning: the challenge of participatory environmental governance

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Whelan J (Griffith University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane); Oliver P (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
  • Published Location: Brisbane Qld
  • Country: Australia

A new approach to environmental governance is sweeping Australia. Two national funding schemes require collaborative bodies to administer funds for regional on-ground projects to manage rivers, coastlines, biodiversity and vegetation. The devolution of power and resources to these bodies is contingent on participatory, representati ....

Regional Development and Local Government: Three Generations of Federal Intervention

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Kelly, Andrew H; Dollery, Brian; Grant, Bligh
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Contemporary Australian local government faces several daunting problems, not least escalating financial un-sustainability and local infrastructure depletion. The main response of the various state and territory governments has taken the form of a series structural reform programs, with a strong emphasis on forced amalgamation. How ....

Regional development in southern Tasmania

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: SVEEN, Rob
  • Journal Name: Public Administration Today
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Need for a strategic policy framework to guide development of the southern Tasmanian council to tackle diverse needs of the authority and assist in decision-making - should include a whole of government approach with clear roles, responsibilities and co-ordination between different levels of government - federal, state and local go ....

Regional Development: Future Policy Options

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Paul Collits
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

The Government's regional policy may best be remembered for its highly controversial, though vigorously defended, RPP, or for its 1999 Regional Australia Summit, which raised so many expectations. However, the Howard Government's major contribution to regional policy over eleven years was to further embed localism as the ruling regional deve ....

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 development: the role of governments

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Journal Name: ACCI Review
  • Journal Number: 93
  • Country: Australia

In early 2003 the Federal Government will receive a major report on regional business performance and impediments to employment and enterprise growth in regional Australia. This is a major opportunity to draw together into an integrated plan for the regions the key drivers for regional development. Amongst the central issues the report must de ....

Regional Innovation Systems: Which Role for Public Policies and Innovation Agencies? Some Insights from the Experience of an Italian Region

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Annamaria Fiore, Maria Jennifer Grisorio & Francesco Prota
  • Journal Name: European Planning Studies
  • Journal Number: 19.8
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • Country: Italy

Increasing globalization, if properly exploited, can provide interesting opportunities for regional economies. Nevertheless, when they are not managed with a far-sighted approach, regions, and particularly those at an intermediate level of development, can lose their comparative advantages compared with regions of developing countries. Innovation ....

Regional Policy in the Republic of Korea

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: K Hong
  • Editors: J Mawson
  • Journal Name: Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 31, No. 4
  • Publisher: Regional Studies Association
  • ISBN: 1360-0591
  • Country: Republic of Korea

To date, regional policies pursued in South Korea have been regarded as a component of the national economic development strategy with very limited local participation. This has arisen largely because of the strong sectoral policies of central government, the lack of resources for regional budgets and the professional attitudes of central planner ....

Regional Policy: Social Compensation or Economic Development?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: S.S. Artobolevskii
  • Journal Name: Regional Research of Russia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 3, No. 1
  • Publisher: Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
  • Published Location: Izvestiya RAN
  • ISBN: 2079-9713
  • Country: Russian Federation

In developed countries’ regional policy, dating back to the early 1930s, has traditionally been focused on social, rather than political, goals. At the same time, the government, which is responsible for its implementation, acted through the economy. The scope of regional policy had been growing rapidly until the mid 1970s, despite the economi ....

Regional Science Cyclops - from a One Eye to a Two Eyed View of a Changing Regional Science World

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Blakely, Edward J
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Region is now on the political agenda. In fact, much regional science is available and made more accessible to policymakers in their quest for global regional economic and political agendas. Words like cluster analysis, regional advantage, along with forward and backward linkages are now common speak in many civic meetings, even in ....

Regions and Innovation Policy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Name: OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • ISBN: 978-92-64-09780-3

Sustainable growth at regional level is now, more than ever, predicated on the capacity to innovate. This publication focuses on two main questions:   1. How can regional actors support innovation that is relevant for their specific regional context, building on their human and physical assets? 2. How should national innovation policies t ....

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