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Impact and Benefit Agreements and the political ecology of mineral development in Nunavut

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hitch, Michael William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494144763
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Nunavut

Mining has been a major economic activity in the Canadian Arctic for the last century. It has made a valuable contribution to the development of this fragile economy and to the living standards of its inhabitants. The benefits include jobs and income, tax revenues and the social programs they finance, foreign exchange earnings, frontier ....

Improving Our Waterways

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Published Location: East Melbourne
  • ISBN: 978-1-74287-892-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Strategy aims to maintain or improve the condition of our waterways so they can support environmental, social, cultural and economic values that are important to communities. It provides direction for regional decision-making, investment and management issues for waterways, as well as the roles and responsibilities of management agencies. R ....

In Our Hands: Strengthening Local Government Revenue for the 21st Century

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: J Comrie
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1838-2525
  • Country: Australia

The development of this Working Paper, In Our Hands: Strengthening Local Government Revenue for the 21st Century, has been a collaborative venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and its partners in local government, federal and state agencies, universities, and consulting firms. Our aim is to strengthen l ....

In the Shadow of Federalism: Dilemmas of Institutional Design in Australian Rural and Remote Regional Governance

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Brown, AJ; Bellamy, JA
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional governance describes the structures, processes and relationships by which decisions are made, and power exercised and shared, at spatial levels larger than localities and smaller than the States in most parts of Australia. This paper reports on the first of three case studies examining the current nature and future evoluti ....

Indicators of community strength in Victoria: framework and evidence

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jeanette Pope
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 978-1-921940-24-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report provides the underpinning framework and evidence for DPCD’s community development work and its Indicators of Community Strength that track elements of this work (DPCD 2010). The indicators measure aspects of Victorian’s ability to get help when needed, community participation, satisfaction with amenity in their local areas and sel ....

Indigenous peoples and governance structures : a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Nettheim, Garth; Craig, Donna. ; Meyers, Gary D
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 085575379X
  • Country: Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greenland, Scandinavia

Examines ways Indigenous peoples have used national and international legal mechanisms to create governance structures which facilitate interaction with non-Indigenous governments and structures, while remaining as close as possible to Indigenous structures and processes; includes studies from the United States, Alaska, Canada; New ....

Indigenous policy and mutual obligation: shared or shifting responsibility agreements?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: McCausland, Ruth; Levy, Marc
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Issues
  • Journal Number: Vol.41, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRAs) are a key instrument of the Federal Government’s new arrangements for the administration of Indigenous affairs. SRAs, described by the Government as a form of ‘mutual obligation’, require Indigenous communities to commit to behavioural changes or other actions in order to access ‘discretionary’ go ....

Insiders versus outsiders: perspectives on capacity issues to inform policy and programmes

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Robins, L
  • Journal Name: Local Environment
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This paper informs policy and programme development for capacity building within the context of decentralised governance arrangements by examining stakeholder perspectives about capacity issues. The capacity issues of Australia's network of 56 community-based Boards, governing each of its designated natural resource management regions, are explor ....

Institutional Arrangements and Planning Practices to Allocate Freshwater Resources in New Zealand: A Way Forward

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Memon, Ali; Skelton, Peter
  • Journal Name: New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal Number: 11
  • Country: New Zealand

The mandate for making decisions on allocation of freshwater resources in New Zealand has been devolved to regional councils by the Resource Management Act (RMA) enacted in 1991. Growing demand for water resources in many parts of New Zealand during the last two decades has increased competition and conflicts between different stak ....

Institutional choice in local economic development organizations

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Park, Jongsun
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Florida State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Florida
  • ISBN: 9781109656169
  • Country: United States

Economic development is always a central concern for local governments, and has become increasingly important as the federal role in this area has been reduced in the last two decades. More recently, county governments have extended their activities in order to be closer to the people having greater needs and preferences resulting from ....

Is there a Regional Australia, and is it worth spending big on?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Paul Collits
  • Journal Name: Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 28, No.2
  • Publisher: The Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published Location: St Leonards
  • Country: Australia

Regional policy in Australia requires clear principles based on a proper understanding of the nature of the regions. In this article Paul Collits argues for a more nuanced approach to the development of regional policy, rather than the broad infrastructure spend, and focus on large spending that currently exists in regional policy. Report Locat ....

Isolating the consequences of government policy on regional development: comparative analysis of the state border regions of Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Howard, Dennis
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Regional policy from the national government level in Australia has been intermittent since federation with the consequence that most regional policy has emerged at State Government level. This provides an opportunity for comparative analysis of the effectiveness of regional policy on an interstate basis. In order to conduct c ....

Issues in Indigenous health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Tongs, J
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Arguing that current Aboriginal health problems are multi factorial and related to past experiences as well s to present conditions, this paper briefly considers policy development in Aboriginal affairs in terms of the issues of self determination, Aboriginal community controlled health services, and access to mainstream health ser ....

Legal and Governance Models for Shared Services in Local Government (Interim Report)

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Somerville, D.; Gibbs, M.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This paper is therefore intended to build on the sections of the ACELG consolidation report that address shared services, and to identify the strengths, weaknesses, lessons learnt and the replicability of the various governance models for shared services. It does not discuss the merits, or otherwise, of shared services relative to amalgamation or ....

Linking Regions and Central Governments: Contracts for Regional Development

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264008755
  • Country: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

The last 15 years have brought a dramatic change in public decision making and public policy building. A trend toward decentralisation has meant that more and more sub-national governments now find themselves responsible for providing a host of public goods and services. Rarely, however, can they "go it alone." Co-ordination among levels of gover ....

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