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Water perspectives: outcomes of an expert workshop scoping social and institutional research questions in support of the implementation of the National Water Initiative

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC), Canberra
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Canberra
  • Country: Australia

A workshop convened by Land and Water Australia (LWA) (formally Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC)) in May 2005 brought together a range of social science experts to discuss opportunities for social and institutional research, including the synthesis of existing knowledge, to contribute to the Na ....

Water planning

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Cullen P
  • Publisher: Australian National Water Commission
  • Country: Australia

Improved regional water planning is the foundation of the National Water Initiative (NWI), which states 'water planning is an important mechanism to assist governments and the community to determine water management and allocation decisions to meet productive, environmental and social objectives'. With increasing water scarcity, ef ....

Weaving the net: promoting mental health and wellness through resilient communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mugford, Stephen; Rohan-Jones, Stephen
  • Publisher: Mental Health Council of Australia
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • ISBN: 0977544141
  • Country: Australia

The 2006 project reported on here focused on the ways in which communities find things that, at the local level, provide support to people with a mental illness. In understanding this, the project explored how communities are resilient and how resilience can be further developed, focusing on regional and rural communities and analy ....

Welfare to Work and Its Regional Effects

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Publisher: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Published Location: Strawberry Hills, NSW
  • ISBN: 0858717042
  • Country: Australia

Many single parents and people with disabilities who apply for social security payments after 1 July 2006 will be affected by the Government's Welfare to Work legislation, passed by the Parliament late last year. The changes include new activity requirements, greater investment in employment assistance services to help people get w ....

Women's lifework: labour market transition experiences of women: final report prepared for the Commonwealth, State Territories and New Zealand Ministers' Conference on the Status of Women (MINCO) funded by the Womens Activity Trust Fund

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Smyth, Ciara; Rawsthorne, Margot; Siminski, Peter
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0733422388
  • Country: Australia

The study aimed to capture the labour market transition experiences of Australian mothers who are balancing work and family responsibilities. It used qualitative and quantitative methods, involving in-depth interviews with 20 mothers and an analysis of quantitative data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Sur ....

Youth homelessness in rural Australia

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Beer, Andrew; Randolph, Bill
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Foyer model provides accommodation, employment training and support for young people at risk of homelessness. This paper considers the effectiveness of the Foyer model, which is being implemented in regional NSW, and discusses issues of rural youth homelessness. Report Location ....

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