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Managing Change

Perceptions of climate change impacts, adaptation and limits to adaption in the Australian Alps: the ski-tourism industry and key stakeholders

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morrison, Clare; Pickering, Catherine M
  • Journal Name: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Journal Number: 21.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 09669582
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: The Australian Alps

This paper explores perceptions of ski-tourism representatives and other regional stakeholders about climate change impacts, limits to tourism development and adaptation strategies in the Australian Alps. This area faces rising temperatures, declining rain and snow falls, and shorter skiing seasons. Open-ended interviews examined the perceptions, ....

Population and Settlement along the Victorian Coast: Background Research Paper to inform the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: DTPLI Spatial Analysis and Research Branch
  • Publisher: Victorian Coastal Council
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This background paper provides information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Victorian coast. It aims to provide and up to date evidence base for informing the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013.  Report Location ....

Population decline in rural regions: a fair indicator of community and economic wellbeing?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Budge, Trevor
  • Journal Name: 2020 vision: Australia's demographic future: Australian Population Association 11th Biennial Conference
  • Publisher: Australian Population Association
  • Published Location: Acton, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper explains that economic and social indicators such as population and employment present only a partial view of regional conditions, and show areas of deep decline to media and government policy makers. However, the author contends that towns and regions travel in cycles of economic, social and community change, that need ....

Promoting Growth in All Regions Lessons from across the OECD

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264174627

Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. Helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind. This publication draws on case studies ....

Providing Post-compulsory Education Options through 'New-look' Rural Partnerships

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Mlcek, Susan
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The tree change phenomenon started around Australia from about 2003 and continues to this day, even into places like the Western Plains area of New South Wales. Relocating from the city to rural areas for a lifestyle change is attributed to this phenomenon. An ever-growing interest in post-compulsory education solutions that run pa ....

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 ....

RDA Peel Report on Scenario Planning Workshops including a strategic conversation conducted for Regional Development Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Emeritus Professor Jo Barker
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report outlines the scenario/strategic thinking processes conducted for RDA Peel up to the formation of skeletal scenarios. The procedure provided the participants with an understanding of scenario planning; tem interaction through a very participatory process; and a deeper understanding of some of the factors affecting the region in which t ....

Reasons why Farmers Diversify: Northern Midlands, Tasmania

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Carla Mooney, Don Defenderfer , Morag Anderson
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742541631
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This RIRDC study of farm diversification in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania draws out the complex of factors that influence decision making about change. This region has been affected by the downturn in the wool industry and severe drought (now broken) over the four years preceding the study. These factors along with the recent availability of ....

Reducing Vulnerability of Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Variability and Change: Workshop Summary and Recommendations

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Salinger, M J; Sivakumar, M V K; Motha, R
  • Journal Name: Climatic Change
  • Journal Number: Vol.70, No.1-2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands

The International Workshop on Reducing Vulnerability of Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Variability and Climate Change held in Ljubljana, Solvenia, from 7 to 9 October 2002 addressed a range of important issues relating to climate variability, climate change, agriculture, and forestry including the state of agriculture and forestry ....

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 ....

Refugee youth issues in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
  • Publisher: Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
  • Published Location: Carlton, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper was part of a project to allow key stakeholders to discuss and identify critical issues for newly arrived migrants and refugees settling in the Goulburn Valley. It examines critical issues for the region, such as education, health, housing, employment and transport. Settlement issues are examined in some detail, as are s ....

Regional Australia and the 'new economy'

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Birrell, B; O'Connor, K
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.8 No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, Victoria

As politicians and community leaders have become more aware of the importance of employment in the 'new ecomony' they have sought to ensure that more of this employment is located in regional Australia. However analysis of employment trends in NSW and Victoria since 1996 show that the proportion of 'new economy' jobs in Sydney and ....

Regional Australia in a globalised economy: towards a responsible framework for regional development

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission
  • Journal Name: Common Wealth: Applying Catholic Social Principles to Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This document calls upon the federal government to respond to the new economic context for regional Australia with a responsible framework for regional development, arguing that the forces of economic change, evidenced by persistent and localised disadvantage within many regional communities, necessitate a renewed commitment to reg ....

Regional Centres Development Plan (SuperTowns) Framework 2011 – 2012

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Royalties for Regions
  • Publisher: Government of Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This framework provides guidance for those involved in implementing Regional Centres Development Plans (SuperTowns). It details: • the background and rationale to SuperTowns policy • linkages to the statutory land use planning, regional development framework and approval processes • a local and community focus • the wider sub-regional, ....

Regional Economic Development: Analysis and Planning Strategy

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Stimson, Robert J.; Stough, Roger R.; Roberts, Brian H.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Published Location: Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN: 9783540348269
  • Country: Australia

The book is about the analysis of regional economic performance and change, and how analysis integrates with strategies for local and regional economic development policy and planning. First, the book provides the reader with an overview of key theoretical and conceptual contexts within which the economic development process takes place. However, ....

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