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Regional collaboration infrastructure

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: Vol.41, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Regional innovation has been incorporated into planning debates broadening the view of the crucial role that networks play in regional development as vehicles of knowledge and innovation. Research in this area has focused on the effects of the 'innovative milieu' (Maillat 1991; Kogut et al. 1993: Capello 1999; Camagni 1999) and recently into syst ....

Regional community-based Planning: the challenge of participatory environmental governance

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Whelan J (Griffith University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane); Oliver P (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
  • Published Location: Brisbane Qld
  • Country: Australia

A new approach to environmental governance is sweeping Australia. Two national funding schemes require collaborative bodies to administer funds for regional on-ground projects to manage rivers, coastlines, biodiversity and vegetation. The devolution of power and resources to these bodies is contingent on participatory, representati ....

Regional Competitiveness: An Elusive yet Key Concept?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kitson, M; Martin, R; Tyler, P
  • Journal Name: Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: 38.9
  • Publisher: Carfax Publishing

There is now widespread agreement that we are witnessing the ‘resurgence’ of regions as key loci in the organization and governance of economic growth and wealth creation. A previous special issue of this journal (‘Rethinking the Regions’, Regional Studies (2003) 37(6/7)) was devoted to recent developments and debates in regional developm ....

Regional development, innovation, skill needs and training: a pilot study in the Shire of Gannawarra, Victoria

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Selby Smith, Chris; Ferrier, Fran
  • Publisher: Centre for the Economics of Education and Training
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

While all enterprises from time to time experience difficulties in accessing the particular education and training they need to meet their skill requirements, those in regional areas sometimes face greater challenges, particularly if they are located at some distance from metropolitan centres. These difficulties can occur at any ti ....

Regional Income Inequality and International Trade

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Silva, Julie A; Leichenko, Robin M
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.80, No.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: United States

This study investigates the effects of trade on income inequality across regions in the United States. Using both structural and price-based measures of regional trade involvement, we evaluate the effects of trade on inequality within and across states, the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan portions of the states, and the major census re ....

Regional incomes revisited: what happens to income distribution after age 65?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kelly, Simon; McNamara, Justine
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

It is generally accepted that there are significant regional differences in income distribution in Australia. This paper examines the extent of these differences in the working population and in retirement. Differences in income distributions are analysed according to state or territory, remoteness and age. The results show that in ....

Regional migration: a new paradigm of international migration

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Graeme Hugo
  • Publisher: Parliament of Australia, Parliamentary Library
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The spatial distribution of Australia's population is partly shaped by differences between the settlement patterns of immigrants and those of Australian born residents. This note summarises settlement patterns of the Australian population and describes recent efforts to encourage immigrants to settle in regional and rural areas. Im ....

Regional natural resource management: is it sustainable

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Paton, Sandy; Curtis, Allan; McDonald, Geoff; Woods, Mary
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.4
  • Country: Australia

In an effort to achieve sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM), the Commonwealth and State governments have moved to a regional focus for their major funding programs. This approach was driven by the belief that previous arrangements had been unable to achieve the required amount of change at the appropriate landscape scale and that state ....

Regional Science Cyclops - from a One Eye to a Two Eyed View of a Changing Regional Science World

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Blakely, Edward J
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Region is now on the political agenda. In fact, much regional science is available and made more accessible to policymakers in their quest for global regional economic and political agendas. Words like cluster analysis, regional advantage, along with forward and backward linkages are now common speak in many civic meetings, even in ....

Regional unemployment disparities: can fiscal policy help?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Groenewold, Nicolaas; Hagger, A. J.
  • Editors: Kalb, Guyonne
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Regional unemployment disparities are widely observed, appear to persist through time and are often a reason for concern on the part of both regional and national governments. This paper constructs a small two-region general-equilibrium model and uses it to assess the effectiveness of traditional fiscal policy in combating regional ....

Report on Government Services 2004

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Journal Name: Report on Government Services
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740371356
  • Country: Australia

Report Location ....

Retaining Rural Social Workers: An Australian Study

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Lonne, Bob; Cheers, Brian
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Problematic staff turnover of social workers and other human service professionals has plagued rural communities, employers, employees and their families, and led to significant financial and human costs. This paper reports the findings of a two year longitudinal study of 194 Australian rural social workers and the high staff turno ....

Rural Communities and Disaster Recovery

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the issues involved with enabling people living in rural and remote Australia who are affected by disasters to recover and rebuild their lives and communities. Because the NRHA’s objective is to improve the health of rural and remote Australians it concentrates on the health aspects of disaster recovery. Report LocationCli ....

Services to Indigenous people in the Shire of Wiluna: mapping and gap analysis: final report

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Western Australia. Department of Indigenous Affairs
  • Publisher: Department of Indigenous Affairs
  • Published Location: Perth, WA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Shire of Wiluna covers an area of 184,000 square kilometres of predominantly mining and pastoral land. It lies on the western edge of the Western Desert, which also extends across the Northern Territory and South Australia. This report identifies the strengths, issues and gaps in services impacting on Indigenous people in the S ....

Social impacts of drought : a report to NSW Agriculture

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jenny,
  • Publisher: Centre for Rural Social Research, Charles Sturt University
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • ISBN: 1864671491
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Although the economic consequences of drought are often discussed, little is known of its social impact on people in rural communities and resulting welfare implications. A 2003 study examined the effects of severe drought on three contrasting rural communities in New South Wales: the remote farming areas around Bourke, the broadac ....

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