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Managing Change

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 ....

Leadership and community in the Gilbert Valley, South Australia: a study of resilience and regrouping

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Smailes, Peter J.
  • Journal Name: South Australian Geographical Journal
  • Journal Number: 101
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

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Leadership of place in the rural periphery: lessons from Australia's agricultural margins

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Kroehn, Michael; Maude, Alaric; Beer, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Policy Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia, South Australia

Numerous researchers have argued that local leadership has been fundamental to the growth or revitalisation of metropolitan and regional communities across the globe. Leadership is also seen to play an important role in encouraging innovation and the growth of new industries. This article considers the role of place leadership in two peripheral A ....

Learning to Be Drier: A Case Study of Adult and Community Learning in the Australian Riverland

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Brown, Mike; Schulz, Christine
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Adult Learning
  • Journal Number: Vol. 49, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This article explores the adult and community learning associated with 'learning to be drier' in the Riverland region of South Australia. Communities in the Riverland are currently adjusting and making changes to their understandings and practices as part of learning to live with less water. The analysis of adult and community lear ....

Lessons from the Social and Economic Impacts of the Mining Boom in the Bowen Basin 2004-2006

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Rolfe, John; Miles, Bob; Lockie, Stewart; Ivanova, Galina
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The coal industry boom in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin has generated a number of positive economic and social impacts including increased employment, income and expenditure levels. The spike in international demand for coal since 2003 has resulted in an overlapping occurrence of an unprecedented number of new mine developments, ....

Local economic development and municipal government: Evolving roles and practices

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Chadwick-Parkes, Sandra Joanne
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494425558
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

The interplay between the technological, economic and socio-institutional spheres has wrought three significant changes for government in contemporary society; globalisation, neoliberal economic ideology, and new public management (NPM). Rather than ad hoc events, Long Wave Theory particularly Perez's (1988; 2002) techno-economic paradi ....

Managing Change: Australian structural adjustment lessons for water

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: J.C. McColl and M.D. Young
  • Publisher: CSIRO Land and Water
  • Country: Australia

The purpose of this report is to search Australia's extensive experience in running and reviewing structural adjustment programs for insights of relevance to water reform. While recognising that adjustment from both economic and social perspectives has both positive and negative aspects, the approach taken focuses mainly on benefits an ....

Meeting the challenge of change in regional Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Banks, G
  • Journal Name: Paper presented at Symposium Renaissance of The Regions
  • Publisher: Institute of Public Administration
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Issues raised by the Productivity Commission's national public inquiry into the impact of Competition Policy Reforms on Rural and Regional Australia are addressed in this paper which discusses: demographic trends and population movement in rural and coastal areas of Australia; globalisation and The World Trade Organisation; nationa ....

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 ....

National agriculture and climate change action plan 2006-2009

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • ISBN: 097571578X
  • Country: Australia

Climate change poses challenges for all sectors of the Australian economy but particularly for those sectors dependent on natural resources such as agriculture. The National Agriculture and Climate Change Action Plan 2006-2009 (the Action Plan) is an agreement by Australian governments to develop a coordinated framework for climate ....

New Rural Industries for Future Climates

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: B Cullen, P Thorburn, E Meier, M Howden, S. Barlow
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741519861
  • Country: Australia

This project explored the potential for new industries and enterprises to fill land-use opportunities in areas where current agricultural industries may be strongly challenged by future climates. The specific aims were to identify the regions and industries where climate change will alter the current mix of agricultural industries, determine the ....

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 ....

Path dependence, resilience and the evolution of new rural economies: Perspectives from rural Western Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Matthew Tonts, Paul Plummer, Neil Argent
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 36
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
  • Country: Australia

This paper draws on the emerging field of evolutionary economic geography to offer insights into the transformation of rural economies. In particular, it focuses on the concepts of path dependence and resilience, and the ways in which these help to explain change within four case study local areas in rural Western Australia. The paper draws on re ....

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 ....

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