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Policing the Rural Crisis [Book]

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Russell Hogg and Kerry Carrington
  • Publisher: The Federation Press
  • Published Location: Leichhardt, NSW
  • ISBN: 9781862875814
  • Country: Australia

There is a growing sense of crisis in rural ways of life, which manifests itself in economic decline, depopulation, depleted environments, and a crisis of rural identities. Crime is one potent marker of crisis, the more so as it spoils the image of healthy, cohesive community. The social reaction it elicits, the policing of this 'other rural', is ....

Policy Considerations for Moderating Welfare Dependency amongst Rural Youth

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Morgan, Philip
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Current government and business policy has forced regional Australia to adjust to the national deregulation of industries on which regional communities have become highly dependent. Adjustment is proving difficult with many regional communities struggling as the economic, social and educational core of the town and district falters ....

Prevention of harm from alcohol consumption in rural and remote communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Dibley, Ged
  • Publisher: Drug Info Clearinghouse
  • Published Location: West Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

High rates of alcohol consumption are common in rural and remote areas of Australia, and there is a lack of support services to reduce alcohol-related harm in these areas. This paper describes some of the issues facing rural and remote communities in Victoria in relation to alcohol-related harms, and explores the range of practical ....

Public universities and regional development in Australia: the case of Monash University

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Wray F, Tomaney J
  • Editors: Mohrman, K.; Shi, J.; Feinblatt, S.; Chow, K-W
  • Journal Name: Public universities and regional development
  • Publisher: Sichuan University Press
  • Published Location: Chengdu
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regional development has emerged as a concern in the reassessment of the role of universities in the global knowledge economy.  The capacity and ability of universities to meet this challenge, however, is shaped by the context in which universities work, including the evolving politics of national systems of regulation, intellectual and acad ....

Public: private benefits framework version 3

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Pannell, D.J
  • Journal Name: INFFER Working Paper
  • Journal Number: 0805
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Country: Australia

The choice of policy mechanisms for encouraging environmentally beneficial land-use change should depend on the relative levels of private (or internal) net benefits, and public (or external) net benefits. A map of recommended policy mechanisms is developed, depending on the relative levels of these variables. Positive incentives, negative incent ....

Queensland remains a population magnet

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Barker, Ross
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

While there was a relative lull in the late 1990s, Queensland's population growth has resumed its earlier rapidity. In the past the main driver was immigration from other states, chiefly New South Wales and, to a lesser extent, Victoria. Now overseas immigration to Queensland is growing fast and it, together with natural increase, ....

Reasons for Non-completion and Dissatisfaction among Apprentices and Trainees: A Regional Case Study

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Snell, Darryn; Hart, Alison
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Training Research, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 6, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Skills shortages have reinvigorated ongoing debate and concern about high attrition rates among Australian apprentices and trainees. Low apprentice and trainee wages have often been cited to explain this ongoing problem. This paper discusses the factors contributing to non-completion among apprentices and trainees in regional Victo ....

Recognition and Reward of Local Government Sun-safety Initiatives in North Queensland: An Environmental Health Promotion Pilot

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Bartlett, Lynne; Harrison, Simone; Taylor, Christine
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health,
  • Journal Number: Vol. 8, No. 4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

North Queensland has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Local Government Authorities (LGAs) are ideally placed to provide recreational facilities that protect the population from ultraviolet radiation. In 2005, consistent with outcomes proposed within the Queensland Skin Cancer Prevention Strategic Plan 2001-2005, the N ....

Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers in Rural, Regional and Remote Nsw

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Mundy, Trish
  • Publisher: Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
  • ISBN: 9780980552904
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

While much attention has been given to attracting and retaining professionals in rural areas generally (particularly doctors and allied health professionals), there has been very little research undertaken in Australia which looks specifically at the problems of recruitment and retention of lawyers in rural, regional and remote (RR ....

Recruitment and retention of rural GPs : the role of skill substitution and home and work balance

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Peterson, Chris; Willis, Evan
  • Editors: Majoribanks, T,
  • Journal Name: Reimagining sociology : 2008 TASA Conference : the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association
  • ISBN: 9780734039842
  • Country: Australia

For sometime it has been recognised that there is a maldistribution of GPs, favouring metropolitan areas and disadvantaging country areas. This problem also exists in a number of other developed countries. There has been extensive research carried out in Australia as well as the US, UK, and Canada on how to attract and retain GPs i ....

Refugee resettlement in regional and rural Victoria: impacts and policy issues

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Brooke McDonald; Kim Webster; John Wiseman; Sue Casey
  • Publisher: VicHealth
  • Published Location: Carlton, Vic
  • ISBN: 9780975733585
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A report on impacts and policy issues.What are the challenges and opportunities as more new arrivals settle in rural and regional Victoria? This report documents contemporary trends in rural and regional settlement, looks at the findings of recent evaluations of national and international experience, and proposes some key policy di ....

Regional economic performance

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Deverell, Ric; La Cava, Gianni
  • Journal Name: Bulletin (Reserve Bank of Australia)
  • Publisher: Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Country: Australia

The current economic expansion has been broadly-based across the states, with unemployment around multi-decade lows in all states and territories. While growth rates in Western Australia and Queensland have been the highest in the country in recent years, the divergences between the states narrowed somewhat over 2007, with high growth rates being ....

Regional Policy in New Zealand: The Journey through Neo-liberalism and Back Again?

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Willis, Richard
  • Journal Name: British Review of New Zealand Studies
  • Journal Number: 17
  • Country: New Zealand

The election of Helen Clark's centre-left Labour Government in New Zealand in 1999 saw the reemergence of regional development as a key national policy. Prior to this New Zealand had seen 15 years of 'new right' economics and politics where central government intervention in areas such as regional development was not favoured. Whil ....

Regional Unemployment Disparities: An Evaluation of Policy Measures

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: N. Groenewold and A. J. Hagger

This paper analyses the efficacy of regional and federal government policies in reducing inter-regional unemployment disparities. We use as our framework a two-region general equilibrium model with a given freely-mobile supply of labour. We assume interregional migration to occur in response to inter-regional utility differentials. Each region ha ....

Regulation of environmental externalities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Aldrich, Gwendolyn A.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of New Mexico
  • Published Location: United States -- New Mexico
  • ISBN: 9780549825043
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: New Mexico

The design of regulations to mitigate environmental externalities poses numerous challenges, including risk and uncertainty, information asymmetries, and complex and heterogeneous ecosystems. This research addresses a subset of these challenges within three distinct contexts: (1) agricultural production, (2) urban sprawl, and (3) exhaus ....

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