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Governance in the Gaps: Inter-agency Action in a Rural Town

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn; Scholfield, Kaye
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

It is generally understood that local people with local knowledge and a longterm interest in their area are uniquely equipped to create sustainable solutions to local needs. At the same time, higherlevel support and resourcing is often needed to make 'grassroots' solutions work. Current governance models thus posit a facilitatory v ....

Growing Regions - Reports from an international conference

  • Year: 2006
  • Editors: Briggs, Heather
  • Publisher: RIRDC, DOTARS
  • ISBN: 1741513812
  • Country: Australia

This report captures the rich discussion and debate on issues affecting regional Australia experienced by participants t the Growing Regions Conference, hosted by the Australian Government Department of Transport and Regional Services in Brisbane 25-27 July 2006. Report Location ....

Guest editorial: Rural Governance in Australia: changing forms and emerging actors

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Cheshire, Lynda; Higgins, Vaughan; Lawrence, Geoffrey
  • Editors: Cheshire, Lynda; Higgins, Vaughan and Lawrence, Geoffrey
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.3
  • Country: Australia

For more than two decades now, we have witnessed an increased complexity in the way contemporary rule is exercised in Australia - and elsewhere - as a growing range of community, business and other non-government actors become increasingly involved in processes of decision-making and service delivery that were once considered the domain of the st ....

Guidelines for land use mapping in Australia: principles, procedures and definitions: a technical handbook supporting the Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Programme, 3rd ed

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Programme
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Country: Australia

Land use and land management practice information is needed in order to develop effective responses to Australia?s natural resource management problems, including salinity and water quality, rates of soil erosion, acidification, nutrient decline and carbon losses. At the catchment scale, land use information is contributing to the ....

Heritage and Regional Development: A Process-and-outcomes Typology

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

ANZRSAI's 2006 conference emphasised the important role played by natural, built and cultural heritage in 'driving' regional development. But how can heritage be successfully tapped as a regional development resource, and what kinds of outcomes may result? This paper proposes a typology of approaches, drawing on examples from aroun ....

Homelessness in high income mining towns and the opportunity for big business to play a part

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Scheltens, Melinda; Morris, Yolande
  • Journal Name: 4th National Homelessness Conference
  • Publisher: Australian Federation of Homelessness Organisations
  • Published Location: Dickson, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Many rural towns where mining is dominant industry are characterised by housing stress and lack of affordable housing. High demand for housing in prospering mining towns has driven up rates for rental housing. Although mining company employees earn high wages, other members of the community have difficulty in finding or paying for ....

Illicit drug use in rural and remote Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Putt, Judy; Delahunty, Brendan
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1921185163
  • Country: Australia

This research project, commissioned in response to police requests for information, investigated the extent of Indigenous drug use in rural and remote areas, and the harms identified with this drug use. The paper discusses police perception of use, supply of illicit drugs, community perception of harms, police perception of harms, ....

Impact and Benefit Agreements and the political ecology of mineral development in Nunavut

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hitch, Michael William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494144763
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Nunavut

Mining has been a major economic activity in the Canadian Arctic for the last century. It has made a valuable contribution to the development of this fragile economy and to the living standards of its inhabitants. The benefits include jobs and income, tax revenues and the social programs they finance, foreign exchange earnings, frontier ....

In search of an outstations policy for Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Altman, Jon C
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549333
  • Country: Australia

The paper uses official secondary data to demonstrate that there is no compelling case for a policy change that would encourage recentralisation from small discrete Indigenous communities (outstations/homelands/emerging communities) to larger discrete Indigenous communities. Nor is there a compelling policy case for a move from out ....

Indigenous environmental health : report of the Fifth National Conference 2004

  • Year: 2006
  • Publisher: Department of Health and Ageing
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 064282892X
  • Country: Australia

Reports on proceedings of conference; includes recommendations from workshop sessions which have been presented to the enHealth Council for inclusion in an Action Framework. Report Location ....

Indigenous people working in agriculture, fisheries and forestry

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Boero Rodriguez V; Puangsumalee P; Griffiths G
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • ISBN: 1920925570
  • Country: Australia

Agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries are an important source of employment for Australia's indigenous people. Around 4 per cent of the indigenous workforce is employed in these industries but this represents little more than 1 per cent of all people working in agriculture, fisheries and forestry in Australia. Little is kn ....

Indigenous policy and mutual obligation: shared or shifting responsibility agreements?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: McCausland, Ruth; Levy, Marc
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Issues
  • Journal Number: Vol.41, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRAs) are a key instrument of the Federal Government’s new arrangements for the administration of Indigenous affairs. SRAs, described by the Government as a form of ‘mutual obligation’, require Indigenous communities to commit to behavioural changes or other actions in order to access ‘discretionary’ go ....

Innovation and economic performance

  • Year: 2006
  • Journal Name: OECD Economic Surveys
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • Country: Canada

Innovation plays a key role in economic progress and lifting living standards. The most critical factor in encouraging innovation is getting the framework conditions right so that businesses can flourish. This chapter concentrates on the more specific aspects of innovation in Canada to identify where policies could be improved. It first ....

Inquiry into Retaining Young People in Rural Towns and Communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Journal Number: Number 234, Session 2003-06
  • Publisher: Rural and Regional Services and Development Committee
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 0-9757058-3-0
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

On January 19 2006 the Rural and Regional Services and Development Committee received terms of reference for an Inquiry into Retaining Young People in Rural Towns and Communities. The Committee is required to report to the Parliament by June 15 2006. The terms of reference require the Committee to identify and examine the factors that influence y ....

Institutional integration in complex environments - pursuing rural sustainability at the regional level in Australia and the United States

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Morrison, Tiffany
  • Journal Name: People, Practice and Policy
  • Country: Australia, United States

Most people working in NRM will agree that the institutional landscape in rural environments is overwhelmingly complex (see Figure 1). Academics regard such institutional complexity as intractable or ‘wicked’. Increasing concern about institutional complexity in rural areas, combined with the need to manage ecosystems at a bioregional scale, ....

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