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The rural decline effect on emergency services communities and volunteers

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Smith, John
  • Journal Name: National Emergency Response
  • Journal Number: Vol.15, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Population drift and rural decline are impacting on emergency services. Volunteers are fewer, the units' average age is increasing. Figures and trends in the Whyalla area are given. Report Location ....

Tilting at windmills: regional development policy

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Sorensen, Tony
  • Journal Name: Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.2
  • Country: Australia

The Federal Government seems to be treating rural and regional Australia as a homogeneous entity in both problem and policy terms. Yet broadbrush measures like the recent pledge of $1.8 billion to the regions could do more harm than good. Report Location ....

Time running out: shaping regional Australia's future

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Regional Services
  • Publisher: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Regional Services
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Regional Services has conducted an inquiry into the role of infrastructure in assisting the economically sustainable development of Australia's regional areas. The foreword to the Committee's report states that the title 'Time running out' reinforces the urge ....

Towards an index of relative Indigenous socioeconomic disadvantage

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gray, M C; Auld, A J
  • Journal Name: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This paper explores how a variety of indicators of socioeconomic status can be combined to form a composite index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) regional council areas. Data from the 1991 and 1996 Census, augmented with administrative data from ATSIC are used to c ....

Towards sustainable pastoralism in Australia's rangelands

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Stafford Smith, Mark; Morton, S. R.; Ash, A. J.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.4
  • Country: Australia

This paper outlines an approach to identifying regions of the Australian rangelands that should be resilient under grazing and where pastoralism may be sustainable due to sufficiently dependable productivity and profitability. It suggests that if grazing is not phased out as a primary land use in non-resilient regions, then they will continue to ....

What's in it for Koories? Barwon Darling Alliance Credit Union and the delivery of financial and banking services in north-west New South Wales

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Westbury, N
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549066
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Issues relating to Indigenous people's access to, and understanding of banking and other financial services are critical to their ability to participate in the economy, thereby improving their general quality of life and in the longer term, assisting in the reduction of welfare dependence. Indigenous people's comparatively low inco ....

Youth disadvantage: some key trends and future policy directions

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Spierings, J
  • Journal Name: Papers - Paper delivered at the National Education and Employment Forum, Brisbane
  • Publisher: Dusseldorp Skills Forum
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

In many ways this appears to be a boom time - why then, asks the author, do we sense that these economic good times are very fragile and that substantial numbers of Australians are being left behind? How Australians respond to the deep economic divisions that have opened up in recent years and the erosion of opportunities in certai ....

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