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The Australian Resources Sector—its contribution to the nation, and a brief review of issues and impacts

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: MIchael Roarty, Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

It is undeniable that minerals and energy resource development is a key contributor to the Australian economy, and in particular to the state of Western Australia. The recent 'mining boom' has been much discussed in the last 7 years or so and has brought considerable revenue to state and federal governments. As well as being of economic benefit, ....

The city and the bush : Indigenous wellbeing across remoteness areas

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Journal Name: Australian social trends September 2010
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Published Location: Belconnen, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This chapter compares the circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in major cities, regional areas and remote areas. In 2008, close to one third of Indigenous people lived in Major Cities while just under one quarter lived in Remote Areas. Drawing on several statistical surveys, including the 2002 and 20 ....

The components of resilience—Perceptions of an Australian rural community

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Buikstra E.; Ross, H.; King, C.A.; Baker, P.G.; Hegney, D.; McLachlan, K.; Rogers-Clark C.
  • Journal Name: Journal of Community Psychology
  • Journal Number: Vol.38, No.8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Resilience, of individuals, is a well-established concept in the psychology/mental health literatures, but has been little explored in relation to communities. Related theory in the community development and social impact assessment literature provides insight into qualities and assets of communities that enable them to develop effectively or to ....

The Conversion of Social Capital into Community Development: an intervention in Australia's outback.

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Onyx J, Leonard R.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Journal Number: 34.2
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 1468-2427
  • Country: Australia

The research presented in this article employed a deliberate intervention to mobilize social capital and then studied the dynamics of the way in which it influenced community development. Whether or not social capital is able to facilitate development depends on the specific context in which it occurs. Although the general context of this study w ....

The Distributional and Regional Impact of the Australian Government's Household Stimulus Package

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Vu, Quoc Ngu; Tanton, Robert
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This paper analyses the distributional impact of the Australian Federal Governments Household Stimulus package across different types of Australian families and also at a regional level. The paper finds that nearly 7.3 million families benefited from the package with an average gain of $30 per week. In terms of the number of winner ....

The Drying Lake - Lake Boga's experience of change and uncertainty

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Elissa Waters; Fiona McKenzie; Christabel McCarthy; Sam Pendergast
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 9781921607608
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The town of Lake Boga in northern Victoria experienced the loss of its lake in early 2008 due to ongoing drought conditions. This lake was central to the town's recreation and tourism industry and formed a defining point of identity for residents and visitors. The town was chosen as a research case study by the Vict ....

The Economic Core? The Aboriginal Contribution to the Alice Springs/Central Australian Economy

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Gerritsen, Rolf; Stanley, Owen; Stoeckl, Natalie
  • Journal Name: Journal of Social and Economic Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Central Australia

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the contribution that expenditure by Aboriginal people, and related institutions and activities, makes to the Central Australian/Alice Springs economy. Expenditures estimated include: those by Aboriginal people in Alice Springs; expenditure in Alice Springs by institutions which deal exclusively or extensi ....

The FDI and the regional development in Chile

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Robles, Johanna D.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Published Location: United States -- Illinois
  • ISBN: 9781124585932
  • Country: Chile

This is a comprehensive study of regional Foreign Direct Investment in Chile and its relationship with the development of Chilean regions. Following a process of steady foreign capitals flows to Chile, the link of this phenomenon with the growth of Chilean Regions are explored in three main chapters. The first part explores the main det ....


  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Kettlewell, Nathan
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: 16.3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

In this paper the wellbeing outcomes of rural to urban movers in Australia are studied. This is done using regression techniques to control for observable and unobservable factors that may influence outcomes. Data from the Households, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey is used. It is found that males do not experience any change in we ....

The Mobile Skilled Workforce – Optimising benefits for rural communities

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Sue Kilpatrick, Peter Vitartas, Martin Homisan, Susan Johns
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742540481
  • Country: Australia

Many small rural communities with ageing populations and limited opportunities for young people are not attracting skilled workers, but have a flow of skilled people through the community as locums, seasonal workers or contractors. This project investigated the question: how can rural communities capture maximum benefit from professional and othe ....

The Perilous Path from Proposal to Practice: A Qualitative Program Evaluation of a Regional Music Program

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Grimmett, Helen; Rickard, Nikki S; Gill, Anneliese; Murphy, Fintan
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Music Education
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The current paper retrospectively evaluates the efficacy of implementing a large-scale music education program into a regional cluster of Victorian primary schools. The program's primary aim was to increase access and quality of music education for students in these rural schools. The methods utilized to evaluate the program and th ....

The Praxis of Building Capacity in Mathematics and Science in a Rural, Non-government Systems of Schools: Voices of Teacher Leaders

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Connor, Vince; Auld, Billinda; Eakin, Patricia; Morris, Kerry; Tilston, Michael
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Much is written about teacher leaders and the impact they have in promoting and influencing change. This is a reflection from four teacher leaders from four secondary high schools of a rural, non-government system of schools as they seek to build a capacity in the learning and teaching of mathematics and science within their school ....

The Psychology of Regional Development

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Sorensen, Tony
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Regional development policy is an enduring function of government, but it has adopted many different styles from top-down activism to, more recently, assisting local communities to take greater control of their own destinies. For example, conventional wisdom advocates empowering local leaderships, conducting SWOT surveys and identi ....

The Quiet North: The Decline of Localism and Broadband's 'Imaginery Future'

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wilson, Jason
  • Journal Name: Communication, Politics & Culture
  • Journal Number: Vol. 43, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional public spheres have undergone a long crisis that predates current anxieties about the 'future of journalism'. Using the example of Townsville, North Queensland, it can be suggested that the decline of mainstream news media has not necessarily been accompanied by the uptake of tools for 'citizen journalism', especially publ ....

The Regional Lisbon Index

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Lewis Dijkstra

The Lisbon Index measures how far regions are from eight Lisbon targets for 2010. A region scores 100 if it has reached all eight targets, while the region farthest away from all eight targets scores 0. This paper tracks which EU regions reached their Libson targets from 2000-2007. Report Location ....

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