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An Innovation Strategy for Tasmania - A New Vision for Economic Development

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: West, Jonathan
  • Publisher: Australian Innovation Research Centre
  • Published Location: Hobart, Tas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government commissioned the AIRC to undertake research which would inform the Tasmanian Innovation Strategy. The Strategy aimed to identify current growth areas in Tasmania suitable for further innovation and development, and suggest possible strategies to enable those sectors to fulfil their economic potential. Report Locationhtt ....

Are the gaps closing?: regional trends and forecasts of Indigenous employment

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Biddle, N.; Taylor, J.; Yap, M.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.12, No.3
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the extent to which Indigenous Australians have shared in the large expansion of the Australian workforce as revealed by a comparison of 2001 and 2006 census results and whether there have been any associated general patterns. As such, it provides the first comprehensive assessment of possible impacts of federal Indigenous emp ....

Attraction of industrial skilled labour to the Avon Valley

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Janine Hatch, Helen Pelusey, and Matthew Tonts
  • Publisher: Wheatbelt Development Commission
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Perth

The report, which was commissioned by the Wheatbelt Development Commission in partnership with the Avon Community Development Foundation, placed a special emphasis on the Avon Industrial Park (AIP), and also made recommendations for future strategic actions. Many industries and communities in rural Australia experience skilled labour shortages t ....

Audit of the Indigenous Heritage Program

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642811121
  • Country: Australia

The Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs) (OEA) conducted a performance audit of the Indigenous Heritage Program (IHP) to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts' (DEWHA's) management of the IHP and to determine whether the IHP is meeting its objectives of identifyi ....

Australia's sustainability: a new policy front for rural education?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Halsey, R. John
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.19, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Rural education and its policy agenda has for many decades primarily focussed upon responding to decline to 'keep things  going; keep things open'. While this has been understandable and much has been achieved, it is now opportune - essential? - that rural education and its leaders embrace a new challenge, sustainability, and use it to pursu ....

Australia’s Rural Workforce – An analysis of labour shortages in rural Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Amanda Davies, Matthew Tonts, Laurence Troy, Helen Pelusey
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741518148
  • Country: Australia

This RIRDC publication examines one of Australia's most pressing economic problems - a shortage of labour. Without adequate supplies of labour, the economic and social functions of businesses are restricted, and the capacity for expansion reduced. Industries and communities within rural Australia have been particularly hard hit by labour shortage ....

Australian agriculture: creating a climate of change for a changing climate

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: King, H
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Country: Australia

Australian agriculture both contributes to and is vulnerable to climate change. It is Australia‟s second highest greenhouse gas emitting sector, although this does not account for carbon sequestration, and is the sector most vulnerable to climate change with production expected to fall in the absence of effective abatement action. Sustainable f ....

Australian Alternatives to Local Government Consolidation

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Dollery, Brian; Grant, Bligh
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 4, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

In its 'The Journey: Sustainability into the Future', the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) proposed a program of self-initiated reform for local government, with its centrepiece comprising a Regional Model of local governance based on constellations of local councils in the existing Zone groupings. The Region ....

Australian Practice Nurse Immunisation Scholarships: An Evaluation Study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Smith, Colleen; Heartfield, Marie
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Objective: This paper reports on an evaluation of an Australian Government program to improve immunisation services in primary care settings through the provision of scholarships to support access to education for Practice Nurses (PNs). Design: The study used a constructivist evaluation methodology to evaluate satisfaction with and ....

Australian Rural Development: Multiple Problems, Bespoke Solutions, the Abdication of Central Governments, and the Ghost of Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sorensen, Tony
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

The numerous political, economic, environmental and other problems that surround the regional development of the rural areas of Australia are discussed. The various measures that can be taken or are being taken to overcome these barriers are also analyzed. Report Location ....

Back to the land: with the end of the mining boom, farming and food production offer renewed opportunities for economic development in regional Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Kirkpatrick, David
  • Journal Name: About the House
  • Journal Number: 37
  • Country: Australia

This article examines the impact of job losses from the mining industry, as a result of the end of the mining boom. In particular this article examines the migration of workers away from mining areas to regional centres and cities. This paper presents agriculture as the backbone of the Australian rural economy and highlights the opportunities&nbs ....

Bringing Chiropractic to Aboriginal Communities: The Durri Model

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Vindigni, Dein; Polus, Barbara; Edgecombe, Gay; van Rotterdam, Joan; Turner, Nicole; Spencer, Leanne; Irvine, Geoff; Walsh, Max
  • Journal Name: Chiropractic Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 39, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) are the main portal of health care for Aboriginal communities, particularly in rural and remote areas where access to community centres and public hospitals is limited. Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) are also the first point of contact for people in their community. They have the community's vit ....

Can native title deliver more than a 'modicum of justice'?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Macklin, Jenny
  • Journal Name: Reform (Australian Law Reform Commission)
  • Journal Number: 93
  • Country: Australia

15 years following the Native Title Keating speech in 1993, native title remains critical to Indigenous's economic, social, cultural and spiritual well-being and remains a contributing factor to expanding economic opportunities. However, this potential has not been realised. Better use of native title payments must be made under mining ....

Capability Development among the Ultra-poor in Bangladesh: A Case Study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Ahmed, Syed Masud
  • Journal Name: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.4
  • Published Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Country: Bangladesh

Microcredit is advocated as a development tool that has the potential to reduce poverty, empower participants, and improve health. Results of several studies have shown that the extreme poor, or the ultra-poor, often are unable to benefit from traditional microcredit programmes and can, as a result of taking a loan they cannot repay, sink de ....

Capacity of the governance structure of Palestine to undertake local economic development

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Salameh, Estephan Anton
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Published Location: United States -- Illinois
  • ISBN: 9781109609899
  • Country: Palestine

This dissertation titled: "Capacity of the Governance Structure of Palestine to Undertake Local Economic Development" focused on two main areas of research, (1) the central-local government relationship (centralization vs. decentralization) and how this relationship affects the capacity of local governments to undertake local economic d ....

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