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How to Destroy a Country Town

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Staley, Louise
  • Journal Name: Institute of Public Affairs Review: A Quarterly Review of Politics and Public Affairs, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 57, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

The author argues that increased government regulation of farming and other rural community activities is smothering rural economic growth and farming families' participation in voluntary community groups. The variable and lower prices given for their produce and reduced local services are also affecting rural life and communities. ....

How universities can enhance sustainable development through successful engagement with their regional communities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Wallis, Robert L; Wallis, A M; Harris, C M
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia

Regional universities have the potential to contribute to progress towards sustainability through community partnerships. This paper considers some case examples in community engagement that work towards sustainability. It examines the benefits of productive collaboration for the community, industry, government and universities. ....

How young people are faring: key indicators 2005: an update about the learning and work situation of young Australians

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Long, Mike
  • Publisher: Long, Mike
  • Published Location: Glebe, NSW
  • ISBN: 0975025074
  • Country: Australia

This seventh annual report provides point in time data for three main measures of youth participation in learning or work: teenagers not in full-time education and not in full-time employment, unemployment rates among young people and 25 to 54 year olds, and young adults who have completed Year 12 or a postsecondary qualification. ....

Indigenous Land and Sea Management and Sustainable Business Development in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Armstrong R; Morrison J; Yu P
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Indigenous people have had a presence for thousands of years throughout Australia, and have in the process, developed a sustainable society based on close connections to both terrestrial and marine environments. In recent times, the colonisation of Australia, has left the Indigenous people marginalized and often subject to entrench ....

Indigenous Populations and Resource Flows in Central Australia: A Social and Economic Baseline Profile

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Centre for Remote Health
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: NT

Constructs baseline profiles of the social and economic conditions of the region, in order to establish baseline indicators of social and economic conditions against which change can be calibrated Report Location ....

Industry Adjustment to Policy Reform – A case study of the Australian dairy industry

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: David Harris
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741511739
  • Country: Australia

The Australian dairy industry has recently experienced a policy reform that involved the over-night removal of all price support mechanisms. It was an unusual event because policy changes are usually phased-in or announced with several years warning. In this case farmers had limited time to prepare for the effects of the reform. Consequently the ....

Innovation in ageing for regional communities: planning for productive ageing in the Wide Bay/Burnett region of Queensland

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Soar, Jeffrey; Garlick, S; Waterman, P; Gururajan, R
  • Journal Name: Exploring the meaning of ageing through practice, policy and research: Australian Association of Gerontology 38th National Conference
  • ISBN: 0975831003
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Program of Innovation in Ageing for Regional Communities research project is a partnership between the University of the Sunshine Coast and the University of Southern Queensland, both with campuses in the Wide Bay Burnett region of Queensland. The project aims to assist regional communities to better understand and address incr ....

Internal migration and Australia's agricultural regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Matthew Tonts
  • Journal Name: Dialogue
  • Journal Number: Vol.24, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Australia's inland agricultural areas have experienced steady population decline over the past 40 years, largely as a result of structural adjustment in agriculture, policy reform, service and infrastructure rationalisation, and diminishing employment opportunities. This article provides an overview of the patterns and processes of ....

International students: the choice of Cairns as a regional destination [Queensland]

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Linda Forbes; John Hamilton
  • Journal Name: 19th Australian International Education Conference (AIEC): Opportunities in a Challenging Environment
  • Publisher: IDP Education Australia Ltd
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

International students have traditionally selected the major Australian cities of Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Melbourne, Victoria and Brisbane, Queensland as study destinations. The city focus continues to expand, but the recognition and acceptance of quality regional education destinations has also grown. Federal and State Gove ....

Investing in our landscape: an assessment of the benefits of land and water research in Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Canberra
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Since its inception in 1990, Land and Water Australia (LWA) (formally Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC)) has been guided by a vision that investments in research and development will help Australians respect and understand Australia's unique and diverse landscapes and foster a sustainable future ....

Local Governments, Excellence and Regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Beer, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

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Managing Change: Australian structural adjustment lessons for water

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: J.C. McColl and M.D. Young
  • Publisher: CSIRO Land and Water
  • Country: Australia

The purpose of this report is to search Australia's extensive experience in running and reviewing structural adjustment programs for insights of relevance to water reform. While recognising that adjustment from both economic and social perspectives has both positive and negative aspects, the approach taken focuses mainly on benefits an ....

Migration up and down the urban hierarchy and across the life course

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: D. A. Plane, C. J. Henrie, and M. J. Perry
  • Editors: Susan Hanson
  • Journal Name: PNAS
  • Journal Number: 102.43
  • Publisher: PNAS
  • Country: United States

In this article, we begin by reviewing the concept of step migration that originated in E. G. Ravenstein's seminal papers “The Laws of Migration” (1885, 1889). As a result of the forces of the Industrial Revolution underway in 19th century Great Britain, migrants moved from farms to villages, from villages to towns, from towns to county seats ....

Monitoring and evaluation trials, Victoria region, phase 1 report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: National Land and Water Resources Audit (NLWRA), Canberra; Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne
  • Publisher: National Land and Water Resources Audit
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

An assessment of proposed National Land and Water Resources Audit (NLWRA) Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (MEWG) indicators for reporting on natural resource condition and trend considered their effectiveness in the context of Victorian Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions. The review highlighted a number of broader ....

Multi-sectoral collaboration in central Queensland: bringing the state back in?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Loechel, Barton; Lawrence, G; Cheshire, L
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The current trend towards collaborative governance and community engagement has recently seen the emergence of more active and interventionist governments. This paper suggests that these new forms of governance reflect governments' desires to govern better by continuously considering who should be governed, how they should be gover ....

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