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The Administration of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: McVay, Peter; Pike, Layton; Crossley, David
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642808120
  • Country: Australia

The objective of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) was to examine and report on the planning and corporate governance for the new regional delivery model of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) program, jointly administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of the Enviro ....

The Business of Saving Water - the Report of the Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Pratt Water
  • Publisher: Pratt Water Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Campbellfield, Victoria
  • ISBN: 0975725602
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project examines the business case for saving significant amounts of water, and to identify ways of boosting regional productivity and environmental quality with the savings. This report is the record of these investigations and the findings. The project - the first of its kind in Australia - ....

The Contribution of Geographical Education to Regional Sustainability

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: West, Bryan A
  • Journal Name: Geographical Education
  • Journal Number: 17
  • Country: Australia

Current literature regarding geography education provides an insight into how this subject can contribute to regional sustainability.This essay reviews the literature surrounding the nature of Geography and its multidisciplinarity. It then discusses how the methodological emphasis of school geography and its studies at a range of s ....

The demise of the Murray River: insights into lifestyle, health and well-being for rural Aboriginal people in the Riverland

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Willis, Eileen; Pearce, Meryl W.; Jenkin, Tom
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia, New South Wales

The poor state of the Murray River has been framed to highlight negative environmental, social and economic consequences, particularly for farmers and growers. This paper draws on material gathered during focus group sessions with rural Aboriginal people living in the Riverland. The paper presents their perspectives and experiences of the impa ....

The future of Australian manufacturing: the implications of Free Trade Agreements for industry development and Australia's manufacturing regions

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Brain, Peter
  • Journal Name: National Economic Review
  • Journal Number: 56
  • Country: Australia

This discussion paper "The Future of Australian Manufacturing: The Implications of Free Trade Agreements for Industry Development in Australia's Manufacturing Regions" brings together the findings from the AUSFTA Report and the discussion papers released as part of the NIEIR-AMWU work program. It also supplements this work with new research on ....

The impact of the 2002-03 drought on the economy and agricultural employment

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Lu, Lan; Hedley, David
  • Journal Name: Economic Round-Up
  • Country: Australia

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The influence of socioeconomic and locational disadvantage on patterns of surgical care for lung cancer in Western Australia 1982-2001

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Hall, SE; Holman, CD; Sheiner, H
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Objective: Patterns of in-hospital surgical care for lung cancer in Western Australia were examined, including the effects of demographic, locational and socioeconomic disadvantage and the possession of private health insurance, on the likelihood of receiving surgery. Patients and methods: The WA Record Linkage Project was used to ....

The knowledge brokers: venture capitalists, tacit knowledge and regional development

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Matthew A. Zook
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Journal Number: 28.3
  • Publisher: Wiley Online Library

This article reviews the role of knowledge in economic development and the actors through which it is created and transferred. Unpacking the often oversimplified dichotomy between tacit and explicit knowledge, the contribution of firms, communities of practice and regions to the creation of knowledge is considered. While acknowledging the importa ....

The marketing of regional Australia: strategies to increase the numbers of international students studying outside capital cities

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: inda Forbes; John Hamilton
  • Journal Name: 18th Australian International Education Conference (AIEC): International Education: the Path to Cultural Understanding and Development: Conference Proceedings
  • Publisher: IDP Education Australia Ltd
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0864030541
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Australia's international education sector has grown strongly over the last 15 years, but its market position is narrowly focused on certain sectors, disciplines and locations in Australia. There is considerable scope for growth in the secondary school international student market in regional Australia, with flow-on benefits to the  ....

The melon value chain in Gansu Province, western China: benefits to growers from improved diseasecontrol practices

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Zhang Yanrong; Wei S
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • ISBN: 1863204806
  • Country: China
  • State/Region: Gansu

Melons are widely grown in Gansu Province, western China, and besides supplying consumers within the province, melons are transported to interstate markets. The current supply chains have various constraints that prevent delivery of satisfactory and consistent product, and these include technical issues of pests and diseases, inade ....

The regional impact of Commonwealth rent assistance: final report

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Melhuish, Tony; King, Anthony; Taylor, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) provides supplementary income to about one million income support recipients in the private rental market in recognition of the additional costs of private rental housing. The primary aim of the research reported in this final report is to assess the targeting performance of CRA at a regional leve ....

The role of Community Development Employment Projects in rural and remote communities

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Misko, Josie.
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Australia)
  • Published Location: Adelaide, SA
  • ISBN: 1920895922
  • Country: Australia

Describes and evaluates the role of the Community Development Employment Projects scheme in rural and remote communities; also describes the major needs as identified by elected representatives and how the schemes have attempted to meet these needs; support document outlines the needs of particular areas - Roma, Tennant Creek, Ali ....

The Role of Connectivity in Australian Conservation

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Soule, ME; Mackey, Brendan G; Recher, HF; Williams, JE; Woinarski, JCZ; Driscoll, Don; Dennison, WC; Jones, ME
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

The existing system of nature reserves in Australia is inadequate for the long-term conservation and restoration of native biological diversity because it fails to accommodate, among other elements, large scale and long-term ecological processes and change, including physical and biotic transport in the landscape. This paper is an ....

The Role of Education in Regional Income Determination - a Cross Sectional Study of Small Areas in Queensland

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Trendle, Bernard; Pears, Warren
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This study explores cross regional variation of income within Queensland. This is done using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Of particular interest is the role that education has played in regional income determination. The study commences with an analysis of the ....

The role of self breath-testing devices in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Cercarelli, R; Mills, K; Jefferies, B; Mak, D
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Issue addressed: To examine the role that alcohol breath-testing devices in licensed premises may have in rural and remote areas of Australia. Methods: Data to monitor the use of the wall-mounted, alcohol breathtesting devices were collected by download from the devices themselves and through survey tools for bar staff and the patr ....

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