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International migration and agricultural labour in Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Graeme Hugo
  • Country: Australia

With some 23.3 percent of its population born overseas and 19.2 percent Australia-born people with at least one parent born overseas, Australia has a greater proportion of its population made up of migrants than any of the OECD nations. Although immigrants make up a disproportionately small percentage of the agricultural workforce ....

International social policy and non-metropolitan Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Disney, J
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
  • Country: Australia, East Asia

Julian Disney presents a broad picture of the impact of globalisation and social development, before focusing on rural health. He argues that although globalisation has brought disadvantages there are also advantages in terms of the possibilities for the globalisation of governance. Two forms of regionalism are discussed: the poten ....

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 ....

Keeping youth in communities: Education and out-migration in the South West

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Robyn Eversole
  • Journal Name: Rural Society Journal
  • Journal Number: 11.2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The out-migration of youth is a particular concern facing rural communities. A study of eight communities in the Blackwood region of South Western Australia demonstrates the key role of educational availability in encouraging the out-migration of people, especially young people, from rural areas. The study also highlights difficulties involved i ....

Liquor Licensing and Community Action in Regional Australia: A Review of Recent Initiatives

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: D'Abbs, Peter; Togni, Samantha
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory, Western Australia

Objective: To review the effectiveness of community-based initiatives involving restrictions on alcohol availability in remote and regional locations in Australia, and to assess their implications for other communities or town contemplating similar measures. Methods: Findings from evaluations of community initiatives in Tennant Cre ....

Looking back to see ahead: Farmer lessons and recommendations after 15 years of innovation and leadership in Guinope, Honduras

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Sherwood, Stephen; Larrea, Sergio
  • Journal Name: Agriculture and Human Values
  • Journal Number: Vol.18, No.2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Gainesville, United States
  • Country: Honduras

Guinope, Honduras was the site of a highly acclaimed people-centered development project in the 1980s. The ACORDE/Ministry of Natural Resource/World Neighbors Integrated Development Program (IDP) was unique for its time, since rather than relying on technology transfer, it promoted innovation skills for local generation of responses to ....

Making a difference: rural health initiatives

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Bryant, L
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Consumer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2001 Summer
  • Country: Australia

All doctors wanting to be general practitioners are required to undertake a three or four year postgraduate training program. This training will be delivered in rural regions by autonomous regional consortia. Rural training will be delivered by rural doctors in rural regions for rural regions. As a consequence, general practice tra ....

Management of the National Highways System Program

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Smith, David; Cully, Ruth; Cronin, Colin
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642442509
  • Country: Australia

ANAO found that the actions taken by the Department during the course of the audit to update and improve the Notes on Administration and administrative processes, by commissioning various specialist studies and reviewing governance issues, has established a sound basis for ongoing effective management of the National Highway System. The Departmen ....

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 ....

Mutual obligation, the CDEP scheme, and development: prospects in remote Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Altman, J
  • Editors: Morphy, F. and Sanders, W
  • Journal Name: The Indigenous welfare economy and the CDEP Scheme
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731551044
  • Country: Australia

First defining the boundaries of remote Australia, noting that about 70 per cent of the 265 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEPs) that existed in 1996, fall within this jurisdiction, this paper provides a brief assessment of the economic impact of the CDEP scheme in this remote region. McClure's and Pearson's prescripti ....

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, a framework for Whole of State Development

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Larcombe, Graham
  • Journal Name: National Economic Review
  • Journal Number: 47
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The current development path of New South Wales is not sustainable from an economic, social and environmental perspective. This path creates polarisation and fragmentation. Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed growing disparities in employment, wealth, income and educational opportunities between regions and within regions in the state. The ....

On the fringe: barriers to participation in the new economy in regional areas

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Castleman, Tanya; Coulthard, Darryl
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Electronic commerce offers tools which potentially support the development and re-invigoration of regional economies because of their ability to link enterprises and labour markets in networks across dispersed geographical areas. However, the evidence that regional areas of Australia benefit from this development in accordance with optimistic for ....

One Successful Aboriginal Health Worker: A Case Study

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Guyula, Terrence Ritharrmiwuy
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Gapuwiyak is a region surrounding a large fresh water lake in the remote district of East Arnhem Land. The community today is about 11 hours by road from Darwin and 3 hours from the mining town of Nhulunbuy. Roads in and out are dirt and so access in the wet season is mainly by air and freight barge. It was traditionally a meeting ....

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