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Regional partnerships: the path to social and economic wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Veenker, Peter
  • Journal Name: Campus Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.12, No.21
  • Country: Australia

This paper looks at partnerships. It describes partnership as the key concept in today's national policy directions for the vocational education and training (VET) system. VET organisations are encouraged to partner with each other, industry and enterprises, schools and higher education institutions, governments and communities. The Canberra Inst ....

Regional poverty within the rich countries

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Jesuit, D; Rainwater, L; Smeeding, T
  • Publisher: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Published Location: Syracuse N.Y.
  • Country: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

The authors consider disposable income poverty rates for Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, collected from the Luxembourg Income Survey. They assess the effectiveness of efforts to reduce economic gaps within the European countries discussed and identify areas where they se ....

Report on Government Services 2002

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Journal Name: Report on Government Services
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740370716
  • Country: Australia

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Rural health: why it matters

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Wakerman, J; Humphreys, J S
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.176, No.10
  • Country: Australia

The year 2002, the 'year of the outback', provides the opportunity to reflect on why rural health matters and why it continues to be important for Australia. The need for a distinctive rural health approach is argued for in this editorial with rural health issues warranting specific and ongoing attention for the following reasons:  ....

Rural housing, regional development and policy integration: an evaluation of alternative policy responses to regional disadvantage: final report

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Hillier, J; Fisher, C; Tonts, M
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1877005398
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Evidence suggests that there is a link between suitable housing infrastructure and well-being of rural people. Despite this, there is paucity of research in this area. The main aim of the project which is the subject of this final report is to examine the extent to which housing policy is and/or can be more effectively integrated w ....

Rural life of us: young people and workers with young people in country victoria

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Davies, Liz; Jukes, Janet; Hodges, Craig; Crosby, Jamie
  • Publisher: Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
  • Published Location: Parkville, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Young people in rural areas of Australia have worse health and welfare than their urban counterparts. This report provides an overview of the health and welfare issues facing young people in rural Victoria and the issues facing workers in delivering services to young people. Issues particular to regional, rural and remote youth inc ....

Sea change: re-inventing rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Murphy, Peter
  • Journal Name: Transformations (Online)
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia

The ABC’s popular SeaChange series has re-popularised the idyll of getting away from big city pressures to high amenity rural and small town settings on the Australian coastline and in select inland localities usually within striking distance of the big cities. This paper addresses: the changing relationships between city and hinterland tha ....

Small towns can make a difference

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Bandaranaike, Suniti
  • 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: Queensland

This paper argues for the relevance of social sustainability in the sustainable futures of rural Australia. The research is based on interviews conducted in small towns in Queensland and on current census data, and incorporates the concepts of social capital and social cohesion. It is argued that small towns have the potential to c ....

Social modelling and public policy: what is microsimulation modelling and how is it being used?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Brown, L; Harding, A
  • Journal Name: 'It's Not Just About the Dollars: Measuring and Reporting the Economic and Social Benefits of Standards under the Disability Discrimination Act' forum
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of social modelling, and in particular a general introduction to and insight into the potential role and usefulness of microsimulation in analysing public policy. Some of the main distinguishing characteristics of social models are discussed. The paper then describes recent microsimul ....

Socio-economic research and development for irrigation communities: the socio-economic research needs of irrigation communities in making structural changes in the next 30 years

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Capital Agricultural Consultants (Canberra)
  • Publisher: National Program for Irrigation Research and Development
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

A review of the socioeconomic research needs of irrigation communities to help achieve structural changes in the next 30 years identified four broad categories of research needs: social arrangements, economic activity, learning and supporting structures. Within those categories, 16 inter-related research topic areas were identified ....

Socioeconomic characteristics of NSW hospital users in 1998-99

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Thurecht, L; Walker, A; Bill, A; Harding, A
  • Journal Name: Health Outcomes 2002: Current Challenges and Future Frontiers Conference, Canberra
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

With the ever increasing cost of providing hospital and other health services, it is vital to have an accurate understanding of the different health needs of various categories of hospital users - for example the rich versus the poor, or city versus bush dwellers. For this study the authors started with a 1998-99 person-based NSW h ....


  • Year: 2002
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 5
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The theme of the 2002-03 State of the Regions report is regional economic governance and along with the traditional update of the regional performance indicators, the Report focuses on governance and the linked issue of growing inequality between regions. This growing inequality is the result of the process commonly referred to as 'globalisation' ....

Submission to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention from the National Children's and Youth Law Centre

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: National Children's and Youth Law Centre
  • Publisher: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0732621968
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This article explores population movements in the Gippsland region, Victoria. The main issue addressed is the extent to which population movement within and without the region has been shaped by economic developments and what that implies for the well being of Gippsland residents. An analysis of census data between 1991 and 1996 de ....

Sustainable Population Health: A Pressing Priority for Community Wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Harvey, Peter
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Recent developments in primary health care, preventive care, early intervention programs, population health constructs and coordinated care trials in Australia have explored the idea of changing our emphasis in health care from responsive acute care to more integrated, whole population community wellbeing management. This idea acce ....

Swallowing the Bait: Is Recreational Fishing in Australia Ecologically Sustainable?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: McPhee, DP; Leadbitter, D; Skilleter, GA
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 8, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Recreational fishing is a growing component of the total fishery harvest in many countries, but the impacts of this sector on aquatic resources are often ignored in the management of aquatic systems. Recreational fishing is open-access, and in many inshore regions, the recreational harvest exceeds the commercial harvest. The enviro ....

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