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Grain and graze national benchmarking (profiling) project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Boladeras S; Andrew M
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

A profile description of 'Grain and Graze' regions, which also provides a benchmark for assessing the impacts of the Grain and Graze program was prepared by collating, harmonising and analysing data and information obtained from diverse sources at the national and regional levels. The resultant Grain and Graze benchmarking database ....

Great Expectations: What Regional Policy Can Realistically Achieve in Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Paul Collits
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

The paper addresses the issue of the unrealistic expectations placed on regional policy by those who see spatially even development as attainable and desirable. It does not specifically formulate or seek to justify answers to what might be termed the four great questions of regional policy:• What are we trying to achieve (or how do we measure s ....

Housing unaffordability at the statistical local area level: new estimates using spatial microsimulation

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Taylor, Elizabeth; Harding, Ann; Lloyd, Rachel; Blake, Marcus
  • Journal Name: 2004 ANZRSAI Conference
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

NATSEM is part of the way through a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project on 'Regional dimensions: new models for analysis of the spatial effects of policy, socio-demographic and economic changes'. This 'regional linkages' project aims to develop and apply spatial microsimulation techniques to generate detailed syn ....

How does mental health status relate to accessibility and remoteness?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Eckert, Kerena A; Taylor, Anne W; Wilkinson, David D; Tucker, Graeme R
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.181, No.10
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this article is to determine whether mental illness is associated with accessibility and remoteness. A cross sectional, population based, computer assisted telephone interview survey, stratified by Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) categories was employed. Overall, mental illness prevalence estimates ....

How Organisational Change Is Contributing to a Sustainable Bushfire Program

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Baker, Angela; Stanton, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Environmental Education
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC)'s Bushfire Program is unique amongst conservation organisations. The Program has been running for over ten years, focusing its campaign work mainly on government policy, legislation and commissions of inquiry. However, the Program was originally initiated to provide support to over 70 co ....

Humanitarian settlement in regional Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. Public Affairs Section
  • Publisher: Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

In January 2004, the Australian Government announced its intention to increase immigrant and humanitarian settlement in regional Australia. The announcement followed a recommendation of the May 2003 'Report of the Review of Settlement Services for Migrants and Humanitarian Entrants' to seek further opportunities to settle humanitar ....

Identifying Priority Areas for Conservation Action in Agricultural Landscapes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Bennett, Andrew F; MacNally, Ralph
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Farming for food, fibre and other products for human consumption is a dominant land-use throughout the world. Rural landscapes are also critical to the conservation of flora and fauna, and the maintenance of ecological processes on which all of life depends. In Australia, excessive clearing of native vegetation in the most producti ....

Implications of water reforms for the national economy

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Reeves G; van Bueren M
  • Publisher: Centre for International Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A study conducted as part of a broader project to assess the regional impacts of water reforms in the Goulburn Broken catchments Vic aimed to estimate the real contribution of the irrigation sector to the Australian economy and the economic impacts of recent and future water reforms at the national level. The study used a modified ....

Indigenous family violence: Australia's business

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Carney, Libby
  • Journal Name: Indigenous Law Bulletin
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This article explores some of the reasons why family violence is an increasing issue for Indigenous peoples, and recent developments aimed at combating the problem. Discussion includes Indigenous and Western law, self determination and family violence, and the need for governments to develop a better and closer relationship with In ....

Indigenous Parenting Project: main report

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Borg, Tracey; Paul, Anne
  • Publisher: SNAICC
  • Published Location: North Fitzroy, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Phase One of the Parenting Information Project consists of a literature review, program audit and substantial national consultations on parenting information and programs for Australian parents including those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This document reports upon the Indigenous component. The Department ....

Indigenous People in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Statistical Profile

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Australian National University
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Statistical profile on Indigenous people in the Murray Darling Basin. Report Location ....

Innovation in irrigation: twelve case studies from across Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Natural Heritage Trust (NHT), Canberra
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642550972
  • Country: Australia

Twelve case studies demonstrate how the irrigation industry is rising to the challenges of sustainable use of water resources. The case studies are of water use planning on a cotton farm in Moree NSW, subsurface irrigation on a tomato farm in Rochester Vic, salt interception to reduce salt flows into the River Murray from a citrus ....

Intensive rotational grazing reduces nematode faecal egg counts in sheep on the Cicerone Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Healey AF; Hall E; Gaden CA; Scott JM; Hoad JA; Walkden-Brown SW
  • Journal Name: Animal production in Australia: the new realities, Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Vic
  • ISBN: 0734715234
  • Country: Australia

The Cicerone Project was set up to study the long term profitability and sustainability of three different input and grazing management systems. The Cicerone Project consists of three farmlets each with management systems contrasting in inputs (levels of fertilisers and pastures) and grazing management. Farmlet A has high input, hi ....

It's More than the Money: The Relationship between Social Values and Demographic Change in Sustaining a Rural General Practitioner Workforce

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Cheney, Helen; Wilson, Erin; Willetts, Juliet
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Historically, rural General Practitioners (GPs) in Australia tended to be male, Anglo, middle-class and in nuclear family structures, whereas the contemporary workforce demographic is increasingly female and of diverse ethnicity. Demographic trends and changing social values of university-educated professionals directly affect serv ....

Living and coping with diabetes in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: d'Abbs, P; Wong, M; Tamwoy, E; Haswell-Elkins, M; Rogers, W; McDermott, R
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Torres Strait

Issue addressed: Although it is well known that there is a very high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), little has been published on the personal perspectives and situations that the people with diabetes face in daily life, which includes managing their disease. This study ....

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