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Social indicators for Aboriginal governance: insights from the Thamarrurr Region, Northern Territory

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Taylor, John
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1920942122
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

This study was commissioned by the partners to the Council of Australian Governments' Indigenous Communities Coordination Pilot trial focused on the Thamarrurr region. The study addresses the issue of how and whether current social and economic conditions in remote regions can be quantified for the purpose of establishing a baselin ....

Social principles for agricultural extension to assist in the promotion of natural resource management

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Vanclay, F.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
  • Journal Number: 44
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Country: Australia

An understanding of social issues, the social nature of farming, and the social basis of adoption is needed if agricultural extension is to be effective in addressing natural resource management issues, and in promoting sustainability in its triple bottom line conceptualisation.  Twenty-seven principles are presented here, with the key princ ....

Socio-economic assessment of water efficiency investments in the Murrumbidgee Valley: a study conducted for the Pratt Water Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Centre for International Economics,
  • Publisher: Centre for International Economics,
  • ISBN: 0642552738
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The economic value of the Pratt Water initiatives to save water and improve supply reliability/distribution depends largely on the extent to which water is a scarce input to production. Maximising water use efficiency per se is not necessarily in the best interests of growers or the regional economy. Many other inputs (land, labour ....

Socio-economic indicators for NRM: indicators of capacity, performance and change in regional NRM bodies

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Fenton M
  • Publisher: National Land and Water Resources Audit
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • Country: Australia

A systems framework has been developed to understand the performance of regional natural resource management (NRM). The framework recognises that regional bodies move through three key life cycle stages: foundation, NRM plan development and NRM plan implementation. The performance of regional bodies has been defined in terms of man ....

Spatial dependence in regional unemployment in Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Mitchell, William; Bill, Anthea
  • Publisher: Centre of Full Employment and Equity, The University of Newcastle
  • Published Location: Callaghan, NSW
  • Country: Australia

There is evidence that differentials in regional employment growth rates and regional unemployment rates have persisted in Australia since the early 1990s, despite relatively robust growth in the Australian economy overall, which might have promoted convergence in regional labour market outcomes. This paper investigates evidence of ....

Spatial microsimulation modelling of care needs, costs and the capacity for self-provision: detailed regional projections for older Australians to 2020

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Brown, L; Yap, M; Lymer, S; Chin, S F; Leicester, S; Blake, M; Harding, A
  • Journal Name: Australian Population Association Conference, Canberra
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Recent research suggests that a significant proportion of 'baby boomers' are likely to be financially unprepared for retirement. CareMod is a spatial microsimulation model that is being constructed as a strategic planning and decision-support tool for forecasting the future demand for care by older Australians; the likely cost of a ....


  • Year: 2004
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The objectives of the 2004-05 State of the Regions report (SOR) are to explore the case for the use of infrastructure development to assist regions to improve their performance and to update and extend the SOR regional performance indicators. Report Location,68,330 ....

Structural adjustment in agriculture and capacity to implement catchment plans

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Read Sturgess and Associates; Barr N (Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment)
  • Publisher: National Dryland Salinity Program
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

The 'Structural adjustment in agriculture and capacity to implement catchment plans' project reports on regional case studies in the Wanilla catchment SA, the Kamarooka region Vic, Lake Warden catchment WA and the Upper Billabong Creek catchment NSW which examined the capacity of local and wider communities to change in a manner th ....

Stylosanthes in the reclamation and development of degraded soils in India

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Pathak PS; Ramesh CR; Bhatt RK
  • Editors: Chakraborty, S
  • Journal Name: High-yielding anthracnose-resistant Stylosanthes for agricultural systems,
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1863204431
  • Country: India

The use of Stylosanthes spp. (stylo) has made a great impact on the agricultural systems in India, especially in improving natural grazing lands, rehabilitating degraded forests and community lands, and rejuvenating rainfed crop and livestock production systems. It supports the livelihood of over 70% of the nomadic and rural popula ....

Sub-regional planning in England: Neglected opportunity or unwanted complexity?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Roberts, Peter; Baker, Mark
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.75, No.3
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

Set within a general discussion of the characteristics of sub-regional planning and development, this paper reports the results of recent research on the proposed arrangements for strategic planning at regional and sub-regional levels in the English regions. It also examines the characteristics of strategic planning at regional and sub- ....

Supply-chain management and agro-enterprise development: CIAT's approach in Southeast Asia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Wheatley, C; Best, R; Peters, D; Connell, J
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • ISBN: 1863204806
  • Country: Vietnam, Laos

The Rural Agroenterprise Development Project of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has taken a territorial approach to equitable, market-oriented, agriculturally based development in the rural tropics, with the objectives of poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. The four-stage methodology that ha ....

Sustainability and change in rural Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Editors: Dibden, Jacqui; Cocklin, Chris
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780868406312
  • Country: Australia

By addressing themes such as social and economic change, government policy and gender relations, this volume tackles the thematic complexities of sustainability. At the heart of this discussion lies a desire to understand how small rural communities have survived in the past; how they are shaped by environmental, economic and social factors at pr ....

Sustainable Schools: Making Energy Efficiency a Lifestyle Priority

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Purnell, Ken; Sinclair, Mark; Gralton, Anna
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Environmental Education
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Promoting efficient energy use in schools that consequently reduces greenhouse gas emissions is the purpose of a residential Energy Efficiency in Schools (EEIS) program reported on in this paper. Research on this program aligns with one of the "key overarching sustainability issues", set out in the Learning for Sustainability: NSW ....

Sustaining the regions: issues of international migration, settlement and ethnic diversity

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Khakbaz, Mitra; Gopalkrishnan, Narayan; Babacan, Hurriyet
  • Journal Name: Population and society: issues, research, policy: Australian Population Association 12th Biennial Conference
  • Publisher: ACSPRI Centre for Social Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Federal Government strategies to increase international migration to regional areas include regional skilled migration, increased business migration and approval of international students living in Australia for permanent residence. Injecting migrants into rural and regional areas raises fundamental questions about quality of servi ....

Taxation of Primary Producers and Landholders - Improving Natural Resource Management Outcomes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: R.G. Ashby, L.N. Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642587361
  • Country: Australia

Provides a summary and analysis of income and other tax laws that are likely to affect investment and management of NRM and options to improve NRM outcomes. -landcare provision and provisions related to water facilities could be better defined. Notes inequities in capital gains tax application and discussed FMDs. - Encouragement of large profit ....

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