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Relations of Care: A Framework for Placing Women and Health in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Dolan, Holly; Thien, Deborah
  • Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Public Health
  • Journal Number: 99
  • Publisher: Canadian Public Health Association
  • Published Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Country: Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway

Living rurally creates geographic and socio-economic challenges for women, which negatively affect their health and well-being. Gender ideologies, expectations and practices that assign domestic and familial unpaid care work as "women's work" serve also to disadvantage women. How these ideological and material forces together affect hea ....

Remote Rural Regions

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Lewis Dijkstra and Hugo Poelman

This short paper describes the characteristics of remote rural regions and how remoteness can be defined and measured. This new approach combines a new classification of remoteness, based on driving time to the closest city, with the OECD classification of regions into predominantly urban, intermediate and predominantly rural regions. Report Lo ....

Replenishing and refining the Rural Health Strategy

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Journal Name: Partyline (Newsletter of the National Rural Health Alliance)
  • Country: Australia

The Commonwealth government's Rural Health Strategy funds a group of 13 programs. Current funding for the programs lapses on 30 June 2008. The Department of Health and Ageing recently undertook a review of many of the programs and others providing special rural health services. The National Rural Health Alliance welcomes any review ....

Report from the National Rural Women's Summit: 27-28 June 2008, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Canberra ACT

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Australia. Office for Women
  • Publisher: Office for Women
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The 2008 National Rural Women's Summit, convened by the Federal Government, addressed many of the issues that affect women living in rural areas, including: climate change, environment and water; representation of women in decision making; health; education; young people; infrastructure, transport and telecommunications; community ....

Report into Local Government Private Partnerships for Asset Redevelopment

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Standing Committee on Public Works.
  • Publisher: New South Wales Parliament
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9781921012839
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The NSW Standing Committee on Public Works undertook this inquiry to investigate why councils were not making greater use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). While PPPs are by no means the complete answer to all of local government’s infrastructure funding problems, they do present one way that councils can either upgrade existing infrastruc ....

Report on Government Services 2008

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Journal Name: Report on Government Services
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740372367
  • Country: Australia

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Representation without taxation: China's rural development initiatives for a new millenium

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Su, Minzi
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Portland State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Oregon
  • ISBN: 9780549988960
  • Country: China

The purpose of this research is to assess the prospects for China's rural revitalization programs now in their initial stages of formulation and implementation. The study seeks to discover, primarily on the basis of field research in several different rural locations, what capacities and political-economic conditions seem to hold the gr ....

Residents at risk : stories of 'last resort' caravan park residency in NSW

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Marks, Andy
  • Publisher: St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The 'Residents at Risk' study examined the effects of disadvantaged people living in caravan parks in urban and rural areas of New South Wales. This report draws on interviews with residents to build an account of the challenges faced by marginalised caravan park residents. Many are forced to live in caravan parks because of declin ....

Residents' satisfaction with multipurpose services

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Grenade, LE; Boldy, DP; Anderson, JK; Rae, JB
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 32, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Aim: To establish a system for measuring resident satisfaction in multipurpose services, benchmarking and performance improvement. Setting: Six multipurpose services in rural New South Wales were involved in the project. Design: Residents were surveyed and the results benchmarked. Benchmarking included a comparison of results along ....

Resolving the Infrastructure Funding Crisis in Australian Local Government: A Bond Market Issue Approach Based on Local Council Income

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Byrnes, Joel; Dollery, Brian; Crase, Lin; Simmons, Phil
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Numerous state-based and national public inquiries across Australia have demonstrated conclusively that local councils face almost insurmountable problems in coping with the problem of financing a massive backlog in local infrastructure maintenance and renewal. Various solutions have been advanced to tackle the problem, including t ....

Retaining Skilled Migrants in Regional Australia: The Role of Social Connectedness

  • Author: Maryann Wulff, A. Dharmalingam
  • Journal Name: Journal of International Migration and Integration
  • Journal Number: 9.2
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1874-6365
  • Country: Australia

Since the mid-1990s, the Australian immigration programme has undergone a ‘paradigm’ shift to encourage skilled migrants to settle in regional Australia. The success of this programme is dependent on not just attracting increasing numbers of settlers but more importantly on retaining them in the long run in regional Australia. In this paper, ....

Risk factors in indigenous violent victimisation

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Bryant, Colleen; Willis, Matthew,
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781921185960
  • Country: Australia

Indigenous Australians are subject to higher rates of violent victimisation than other Australians. Based on data from surveys, service providers and the criminal justice system, this report examines how Indigenous violent victimisation rates vary with demographic, psychological and cultural factors. Determining victimisation risk, ....

Riverina men's study: a preliminary exploration of the diet, alcohol use and physical activity behaviours and attitudes of rural men in two Australian New South Wales electorates

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: O'Kane, G M; Craig, P; Black, D; Sutherland, D
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Many men, particularly rural men, experience health disadvantage. Data for this research were collected via a written postal survey that gathered information on diet, alcohol use, physical activity, and attitudes to health and body image. The survey was sent to 2000 randomly selected men in the Riverina in New South Wales in June 2 ....

Role of natural and cultural features in defining rural character in south central Michigan

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Pynnonen-Valdez, Dori M.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Michigan State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Michigan
  • ISBN: 9780549607373
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Michigan

The problem of incompatible land use decisions has been surfacing in multiple regions as many families have recently migrated from city and suburbs to rural areas. Residents have repeatedly voiced a desire to protect "rural character," yet there have been few systematic attempts to have residents describe exactly what rural character me ....

Royalties for Regions: Accountability and Sustainability

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: McLure, Michael
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 3, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

To determine whether the Western Australian (WA) Government's 'royalties for regions' policy will enhance economic welfare it is necessary to (i) know the net fiscal transfer that the community wants the State Government to provide between Perth and regional WA and (ii) determine whether the royalties for regions policy brings the ....

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