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Bushwhacked or Networked Health Reform?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Corcoran, Brian
  • Journal Name: Health Issues
  • Journal Number: No. 105
  • Country: Australia

People who live in rural and regional Australia have a right to the same quality of health service as all Australians ... but the reality is very different. Achieving equality of care will take technology, commitment and political willpower. Report Location;dn=785567049394071;res=IELHEA ....

Business Success Factors

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Vilkinas, T, Cartan G, Saebel J
  • Publisher: Desert Knowledge CRC
  • Published Location: Alice Springs, NT
  • ISBN: 9781741582040
  • Country: Australia

The focus of this project was to identify the factors that contributed to the success of businesses in desert Australia. In particular, the study was designed to determine: • how successful these businesses had been over the last three years • what factors were used to measure such business success • what factors were considered importan ....

Central Victoria Solar City Annual Report 2010-11

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Central Victoria Solar City
  • Publisher: Central Victoria Solar City
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In the 2010/11 Financial Year, Central Victoria Solar City (CVSC) engaged over 2,000 households in our region in energy saving activities. We delivered 1780 Home Energy Assessments, engaged 810 participants in a retrofit package, 528 participants in residential solar PV and 242 participants in solar hot water. This financial year, Central Victori ....

Climate change, variability and conservation impacts in Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Prowse, Thomas AA; Brook, Barry W
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Australian conservation scientists, managers and decision makers must come to grips with anthropogenic climate change, imposed upon an already variable regional climate system. Pre- and postinstrumental records and climate proxies indicate that Australia has experienced wet and dry cycles over intradecadal to millennial time scales ....

Coal Sector Revitalization, Community Memory, and the Land Question in Nigeria: A Paradox of Economic Diversification?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Umejesi, Ikechukwu
  • Journal Name: African Studies Quarterly
  • Journal Number: Vol.12, No.3
  • Publisher: African Studies Quarterly
  • Published Location: Gainesville, United States
  • Country: Nigeria

In 1999, the Nigerian government unveiled new policies aimed at revitalizing the mining, agricultural, tourism, financial services, and manufacturing sectors in a broader effort to diversify the national economy. While this was a response to the reality of underdevelopment in the country, it was also a response to research that has attr ....

Collaborative watershed-based decision-making: Understanding land use-related risk to drinking water sources

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Harkins, Erin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494828151
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This thesis is an investigation of the value of social learning as a process that facilitates collaborative ecosystem approaches to planning with the intent of reducing risk to human health. More specifically, it examines the value of social learning in a planning process designed to protect quality of drinking water sources. A case stu ....

Community impacts of the Guide to the proposed Murray–Darling Basin Plan

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: EBC, RMCG, Marsden Jacob Associates, EconSearch, McLeod, G, Cummins, T, Roth, G, Cornish, D
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

Assesses the likely social, human, financial and economic implications of the proposals in the 'Guide to the proposed [Murray-Darling] Basin Plan' on local communities across the Basin's 19 regions. The primary objective was to understand the impacts on local, small-scale, human issues and costs during the short and medium term. Report Location ....

Competitiveness, creativity, and place-based development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Huggins R, Clifton N
  • Journal Name: Environment and Planning
  • Journal Number: 43.6
  • ISBN: 0308-518X
  • Country: United Kingdom

This paper seeks to make a link between the concepts of competitiveness and the ‘creative class’ at a place-based level. The paper explores the relationship between creativity and competitiveness at the local level across the UK using a rural – urban framework. A growing competitiveness divide between rural and urban areas is found. Also, t ....

Consolidation in local government: A fresh look

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Chris Aulich, Melissa Gibbs, Alex Gooding, Peter McKinlay, Stefanie Pillora, Graham Sansom
  • Country: Australia

This project was undertaken as a collaborative research venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA), and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). Each wanted to take a fresh look at the issue of consolidation in local government, free from any ....

Consumer e-Health: An Overview of Research Evidence and Implications for Future Policy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hordern, Antonia; Georgiou, Andrew; Whetton, Sue; Prgomet, Mirela
  • Journal Name: Health Information Management Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 40, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Consumer e-health is rapidly becoming a fundamental component of healthcare. However, to date only provisional steps have been taken to increase our understanding of how consumers engage with e-health. This study, an interpretive review, assessed the evidence about consumer use of e-health and identified five categories that encomp ....

Creating a sustainable Europe: The role of the European Union structural funds

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Christopoulou, Ioli
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University)
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781267027306
  • Country: Europe

The aim of this research project is to examine the effectiveness of the structural funds in assisting the transition of the European Union (EU) toward sustainable development. Specifically, the study examines how cohesion policy has responded to the sustainable development imperative and to the requirement of environmental integration. ....

Culturally Appropriate Methods for Enhancing the Participation of Aboriginal Australians in Healthpromoting Programs

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Barnett, Leda; Kendall, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: Health Promotion Journal of Australia: Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Issue addressed: This study investigated the application of an educational health promotion program, the Stanford Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSM), within three Queensland Aboriginal (Murri) communities (rural, regional and urban). Methods: A participant-observation approach was used and qualitative data was collecte ....

Decisions Made by Farmers that Relate to Climate Change

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hogan, Anthony; Berry, L Helen; Ng, Susan Peng; Bode, Adam
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742541730
  • Country: Australia

This RIRDC paper reports on a study of 4,000 Australian farmers. It examines factors that are associated with decisions they may or may not make to adapt to risks posed by climate change. The report reveals that a majority of farmers are simply focusing on surviving in the short term in the face of a myriad of challenges which go well beyond cli ....

Delivering A Healthy Working Basin About the draft Basin Plan

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 978‑1‑921557‑83‑5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales

Most of the rivers of the Murray–Darling Basin can be considered ‘working rivers’. While the flows in some rivers, like the Paroo, remain mostly natural, for the majority of rivers, water is captured, extracted or diverted to support communities, agriculture and other industries. Communities also value healthy and functioning river and floo ....

Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Trinidad, Sue; Sharplin, Elaine; Lock, Graeme; Ledger, Sue; Boyd, Don; Terry, Emmy
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This ALTC project is a collaborative endeavour between the four public universities involved in teacher education in Western Australia (Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia), focussed on improving the quality of preparation of pre-service teachers for rural, regional ....

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