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Misconceiving regional/local tensions: Two case studies from Tasmania

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Dollery, Brian; Kortt, Michael; Wijeweera, Albert
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

While tensions between the imperatives of regional, state and national development and local autonomy are common, there is no necessary trade-off between the two since regional development can co-exist with a vibrant system of local government. However, this is often not readily appreciated in Australian policy debates, which frequ ....

Missing the Connection: How SRLU policy fragments landscapes and communities in NSW

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Meg Sherval, Nicole Graham
  • Journal Name: Alternative Law Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 38, Issue 3
  • Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
  • Published Location: Clayton, Vic
  • ISBN: 1037-969X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

 In late 2010, the Environmental Defenders Office (‘EDO’) released a report on the state of planning law in NSW. It suggested that detailed analysis ‘revealed a failure of the current system to balance social and environmental considerations against the Government’s desired economic and statistical outcomes' (1). In 2012, responding ....

Multi-sectoral collaboration in central Queensland: bringing the state back in?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Loechel, Barton; Lawrence, G; Cheshire, L
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The current trend towards collaborative governance and community engagement has recently seen the emergence of more active and interventionist governments. This paper suggests that these new forms of governance reflect governments' desires to govern better by continuously considering who should be governed, how they should be gover ....

Neoliberalism, individualism and prospects for regional renewal

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Gray, Ian; Lawrence, Geoffrey
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Since the early 1980s, Australian governments have embraced neoliberal policies as a means of improving the nation's global economic competitiveness. The impacts of such policies in regional areas have been quite profound, leading to socio-economic polarisation, population loss, and the growth of anti-globalisation sentiments. In t ....

New South Wales Biosecurity Strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Biosecurity NSW
  • Publisher: Department of Primary Industries, NSW
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 308
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

‘Biosecurity’ means protecting the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Biosecurity is vital for the health, well being and prosperity of everyone in NSW. The NSW Biosecurity strategy sets the overall direction for the management of animal and plant pests, diseases and ....

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 ....

OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Regions and Innovation Policy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264097384

Regions and Innovation Policy addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions. The first part of the book examines strategies, policies and governance, explaining why regions matter, what makes smart policy mixes, and multilevel governance. The second part of the ....

Outside - looking in: evaluating a community capacity building project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: O'Meara, Peter; Chesters, Janice; Han, Gil-Soo
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Alberton Project was a three-year community capacity building project that ran from 1999 until 2002. It aimed to revitalise the local community surrounding the small Victorian town of Yarram. Evaluation of the project involved participant observation, monitoring of media reports, surveys and interviews. Outcomes are reported wi ....

Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context

  • Year: 2005
  • Editors: Eversole, R., & Martin, J.
  • Publisher: Ashgate
  • Published Location: Aldershot, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0754645843
  • Country: Australia

Questions about participation and participatory governance are at the cutting edge of development theory. This book provides a cross-disciplinary perspective on participation and governance issues in regional development - processes now regarded as essential for sustainable regional development. An exploration of current trends toward increased c ....

Partnership and subsidiarity?: a case-study of farmers' participation in contemporary EU governance and rural development initiatives.

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Macken-Walsh, Anne
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.21, No.1
  • Country: Europe

In accordance with the principles of partnership and subsidiarity, the governance and rural development model claims to foster representative and economically diverse rural development largely on the basis of its involvement of a variety of local stakeholders as decision-makers in the design and implementation of development action. The capacity ....

Past, Present and Future Landscapes: Understanding Alternative Futures for Climate Change Adaptation of Coastal Settlements and Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morley, P., Trammell, J., Reeve, I., McNeill, J., Brunckhorst, D., Bassett, S.
  • Publisher: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Published Location: Gold Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Though shaped by past elements, history demonstrates that future landscapes will be very different from those of the present. This is particularly so in coastal areas of rapid urban growth. The effects of climate change in the future will therefore be impacting on these quite different landscapes, not on those we see today. To gauge the severity ....

Peel region environmental measures study: Measuring trends in environmental condition in the Peel region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ironbark Environmental
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

RDA Peel commission Ironbark Environmental in October 2012 to identify measures of environmental sustainability for the Peel region. Measures of environmental condition will enable RDA Peel and government and community groups to track change in key aspects of the Peel region's natural environment. Ultimately, the measures can help gauge whether t ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

People's Perceptions of Governance and the Implications for Regional Australia

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Ian Gray and A.J. Brown
  • Publisher: SEGRA
  • Country: Australia

The nature of the federal system, in terms of its basic components of localities, states and the nation, has been debated from time to time since Federation. Through this debate, the potential significance of regions has often been raised. Regions have been given significance by central governments which see regions as convenient avenues for admi ....

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 ....

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