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The Rural Allied Health Workforce Study (RAHWS) : background, rationale and questionnaire development

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Keane, Sheila; Smith, Tony; Lincoln, Michelle; Wagner, Scott; Lowe, Shelagh
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The allied health professions comprise about 18 per cent of the health workforce in Australia, but there is inadequate information about the nature of this workforce. Recent studies highlight the need for current, detailed information about the allied health workforce in rural areas to assist in workforce planning; national health ....

Towards a design framework for remote Indigenous housing

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Fien, John
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1921201525
  • Country: Australia

This report contains a policy-orientated synthesis of the disparate contributions to remote Indigenous housing from the design, policy and public health literatures as grounded and tested in fieldwork in three sample communities in different parts of Australia. This integration of primary and secondary research is used to develop a ....

Towards Endogenous Livestock Development: Borana Pastoralists' Responses to Environmental and Institutional Changes

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Homann, Sabine; Rischkowsky, Barbara; Steinbach, Jörg; Kirk, Michael; Mathias, Evelyn
  • Journal Name: Human Ecology
  • Journal Number: Vol.36, No.4
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York
  • Country: Ethiopia

Borana pastoralists in southern Ethiopia are faced with the challenge of developing more efficient and sustainable use of natural resources. In past decades poorly adapted development interventions and inadequate land-use policies aggravated by population growth have weakened pastoral rangeland management. Ignoring pastoralists' technic ....

Understanding dynamic linkages and technology spillover from Korea's Masan Free Export Zone,

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: O'Flaherty, David Desmond
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494464922
  • Country: South Korea

Drawing upon the wealth of literature previously written about the Masan Free Export Zone (MAFEZ), this thesis will disentangle the conflicting information and hypotheses about the some of the zone's 'welfare benefits.' That is, the thesis will examine production linkages and technology spillover from the export processing zone (EPZ) it ....

Utilising Diversity to Achieve Water Equity

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Lacey, Justine
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

In the realm of water justice there are a myriad of competing equity claims. Water is highly valued for a range of uses but competition for the resource can create divisions among the community of users. Moreover some parts of the community such as women and the poor are denied adequate access to water. This type of social exclusio ....

Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia, 2003 to 2006

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Turnour, C; McIntyre, P; Menzies, R; Chiu, C
  • Journal Name: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
  • Journal Number: Vol. 32 Suppl, No. 2008 Jun
  • Country: Australia

Vaccination coverage data provide evidence of successful program delivery and highlight some areas for improvement. For universally funded vaccines in children, coverage is similar in Indigenous and non- Indigenous children by 24 months of age. However, delayed vaccination is more common in Indigenous children, with 6%-8% fewer chi ....

Water Use and Management in Victoria's Food Bowl

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Fagan, Ann
  • Journal Name: Interaction
  • Journal Number: Vol. 36, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Irrigation system modernization programs like the Food Bowl Modernization Proposal balances the need for substantial water allocations to the environment and increasing, competing demands for water for agriculture and food production. This proposal re-configures the irrigation system making the region more attractive to investors a ....

We can like research-- in Koori hands: a community report on Onemda Vichealth Koori Health Unit's research workshops in 2007

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Russ, Peter
  • Publisher: Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, University of Melbourne
  • Published Location: Parkville, Vic
  • ISBN: 9780734039828
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Onemda ran four Koori community workshops at Victorian regional centres in 2007: Echuca, Melbourne, Geelong and Bairnsdale. This report provides the background to the workshops and their goals, and documents the participants' views on Koori health research and barriers to Koori community-controlled research. It also includes six wo ....

What Drives Regional Export Performance?: Comparing the Relative Significance of Market Determined and Internal Resource Factors

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Hodgkinson, Ann
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Previous analysis of networking activities among SME exporters in regional NSW, Australia indicates that they tended to be isolated entrepreneurs, who relied primarily on their internal innovation and marketing capacities rather than on local networks and clusters as suggested by regional development theory (Vaessen and Keeble, 199 ....

Working differently to make a difference in Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Jarvie, Wendy
  • Journal Name: Public Administration Today
  • Journal Number: 14
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

A five-year COAG trial program in the Murdi Paaki region of western New South Wales was operated by the then Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, in partnership with 16 Indigenous communities. The purpose of the program was to explore innovative ways of doing busi ....

World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2008

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Huggins, Robert; Izushi, Hiro; Davies, Will; Shougui, Luo
  • Publisher: Centre for International Competitiveness
  • Published Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1902829042

The 2008 edition of the WKCI compares 145 regions across 19 knowledge economy benchmarks (full data for all indicators across each of the 19 benchmarks is contained in the accompanying Excel spreadsheets). This represents an increase of twenty regions compared to the last edition in 2005: nine from Europe, eight from North America, and three from ....

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