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Asian migrants' lived experience and acculturation to Western health care in rural Tasmania

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Terry, Daniel; Ali, Mohammed; Le, Quynh
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Objectives: The study was designed to explore the lived experience of Asian migrants' health care-seeking behaviour in Tasmania, to discern the acculturation process by which Asian migrants are enabled to use the health system and to identify strategies, which assist migrants to understand and use the health system better. Methods:&nb ....

Assessing the social impacts of the resources boom on rural communities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Carrington, Kerry; Pereira, Margaret
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Until the 1970s mining leases were issued by state governments subject to conditions that companies build or substantially finance local community infrastructure, including housing, streets, transport, schools, hospitals and recreation facilities [Houghton (1993). Long-distance commuting: A new approach to mining in Australia. The ....

Assessing Yukon's current approach to regional land use planning: Perspectives from the North Yukon planning process

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Leach, Amy Joan
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Royal Roads University (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494617922
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Yukon

Regional land use planning in the Yukon has a long and unfortunate history of failed efforts. Under Chapter 11 of the Yukon First Nations Umbrella Final Agreement, a new process for planning has been in place since 1993. Through qualitative, interview-based research, I explore possible factors that either hinder or facilitate successful ....

Australia's Changing Economic Geography Revisited

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Robert J Stimson
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

For some time Australia has been exhibiting the hallmarks of a "two speed economy‟ in which the sun-belt states are surging ahead fed by internal migration and the resources boom. But the nation has always been one in which marked regional differences economic performance have been evident, with the nature and magnitude of those differenti ....

Australia's Regional Centres: Are they part of the nation's network of cities or only when it matters politically?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Trevor Budge, Mark Chesterfield
  • Journal Name: State of Australia's Cities Conference
  • Published Location: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia

This paper discusses the periodic emergence of regional Australia as a focus of policy and action, the development of a network of regional centres in Australia, the difficulties and shortcomings in confining a national urban policy to only the very large cities and how regional policy and an urban policy agenda relates to Australia’s ‘non-ur ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781740373746
  • Country: Australia

Key points  In recent times, the urban water sector has faced drought, growing populations and ageing assets.  Governments have largely responded with prolonged and severe water restrictions and investments in desalination capacity.  The costs to consumers and the community have been large. – Water restrictions are likely ....

Australia’s Changing Economic Geography Revisited

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Stimson, Robert J
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.17, No.1
  • Country: Australia

For some time Australia has been exhibiting the hallmarks of a „two speed economy‟ in which the sun-belt states are surging ahead fed by internal migration and the resources boom. But the nation has always been one in which marked regional differences economic performance have been evident, with the nature and magnitude of those differentials ....

Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

The Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook 2011 provides a single comprehensive source of Australian infrastructure statistics time series statistics for measures of transport, energy, communications and water infrastructure and the use of this infrastructure in Australia. Report Location ....

Beliefs and education for sustainability in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Boon, Helen J.
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.21, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Few studies have investigated pre-service teachers' beliefs and their knowledge of Education for Sustainability (EfS). Where they have, their perceptions of EfS and the instrumentality of their actions have not been linked to their knowledge of EfS. This matter is particularly important to prepare teachers to teach in Australian rural schools whi ....

Bendigo Wellbeing Survey

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: City of Greater Bendigo
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The City of Greater Bendigo has sought community members' participation in the Bendigo Wellbeing Survey. The survey was anonymous and has been developed to find out community attitudes to a number of emerging health and wellbeing issues that affect the community, to develop an understanding of how community needs are changing and to identify oppo ....

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McKinsey Global Institute
  • Editors: James Manyika, Michael Chui, Brad Brown, Jacques Bughin, Richard Dobbs, Charles Roxburgh, Angela Hung Byers

This report seeks to understand the state of digital data, how different domains can use large datasets to create value, the potential value across stakeholders, and the implications for the leaders of private sector companies and public sector organizations, as well as for policy makers. We have supplemented our analysis of big data as a whole w ....

Blue line, greenbelts, and the effects of growth management: The geographical effects of growth management policies in Boulder, Colorado

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Talucci, Anna C.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Denver
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781124958927
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Colorado

This study evaluates and describes the effects of growth management policies, established by the city of Boulder, Colorado, for the city and the surrounding region. A variety of techniques contribute to this evaluation, including remote sensing analysis of land-use change for the region, mapping of commuter flow patterns, and analysis o ....

Boomtowns, Resource Dependence and Socio-economic Well-being

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Lawrie, M., Tonts, M.
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: 42(2)
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The issue of socio-economic well-being in resource-dependent communities has been one of ongoing interest for geographers, rural sociologists and economists. While much research focuses on the impacts of industry downturn and closure on well-being, this paper is focused on the implications of large-scale resource development and rapid growth in b ....

Boosting regional settlement of migrants and refugees in Australia: policy initiatives and challenges

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Brian Galligan; Martina Boese; Melissa Phillips; Annika Kearton
  • Journal Name: Australian Political Science Association Conference
  • Country: Australia

Settling migrants and refugees in regional Australia has become a major policy purpose for Australian governments, both Commonwealth and state. Policies to attract migrants and humanitarian settlers to regional areas have been in place since the 1990s and are currently being refined and extended. Regional settlement serves a range ....

Bush lawyers in New South Wales and Queensland: A spatial analysis

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McDougall, Kevin; Mortensen, Reid
  • Journal Name: Deakin Law Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland, New South Wales

This article deals with the effect that different structures for the legal profession might have on supporting legal practice. There is a particular focus on Queensland, and its Law Society's claim that conveyancing protection is important infrastructure for practice in the bush. A spatial analysis was undertaken to compare the ava ....

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