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Evolution in Community Governance: Building on What Works

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: McKinlay P.; Pillora, S.; Tan, S.F.; Von Tunzelmann, A.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This report provides an overview of emerging trends in community governance through reviewing local and international literature as well as interviews with Australian local government leaders and Bendigo Bank representatives. The paper explores the implications of the research findings for new approaches to local decision making and directions fo ....

Factors Influencing Australian Agricultural Workers' Self-efficacy Using Chemicals in the Workplace

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Blackman, Ian R, RN, BEd, GradDip(HlthCouns), M
  • Journal Name: Workplace Health & Safety
  • Journal Number: 60.11
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 21650799
  • Country: Australia

A hypothetical model was formulated to explore which factors can simultaneously influence the self-reported ability of agricultural employees to embrace chemical safety practices. Eight variables were considered in the study, including the employees' gender, age, duration of current employment status, and whether they were employed full-time or p ....

Far West Regional Action Plan

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: NSW Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Publisher: New South Wales Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 978-0-7313-5435-5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The NSW Government is fulfilling a new agenda to deliver integrated strategic planning for land use, transport and infrastructure investment, backed up by rigorous financial management and is committed to partnering with communities, including aboriginal communities to improve social and economic outcomes. The long term strategies will align to N ....

Farming Smarter, Not Harder: Securing our agricultural economy

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Laura Eadie and Christopher Stone
  • Country: Australia

Farming Smarter, Not Harder finds that Australian agriculture can build a lasting competitive advantage through innovation that raises agricultural productivity, reduces fuel and fertiliser dependence, and preserves the environment and resources it draws on. To achieve this, Australia needs to: Invest in knowledge: increase government investme ....

Fixing the hole in Australia’s Heartland: How Government needs to work in remote Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Dr Bruce W Walker, Dr Douglas, J Porter and Professor Ian Marsh
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

This report sets out the challenges of governance in remote Australia, advances aseries of propositions and defining features of remote Australia and identifies ways toimprove governance. Report Location ....

Free Movement of Workers and Labour Market Adjustment: Recent Experiences from OECD Countries and the European Union

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Number: No. 60103
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 978-92-64-17718-5

This publication presents recent evidence and analytical work on the impact and future perspectives of demographic trends in the workforce, taking also into account education, skills and geographical mobility. It pays particular attention to the labour mobility patterns generated by the development of free mobility in Europe and similar developme ....

Geographical dimensions of social inclusion and VET in Australia: an overview

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Chandra Shah, Susan Webb, Aaron Nicholas, Denise Beale, Anita Devos, Miriam Faine
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
  • ISBN: 9781922056139
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides a conceptual basis for a three-year (2011–13) research program exploring the capacity of individuals and groups to make transitions through learning, training and work across locations. Three research projects will examine how regional or community factors and social capital affect those transitions. The three projects are: ....

Goldfields-Esperance workforce development plan 2013–2016

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Publisher: Department of Training and Workforce Development, Western Australia
  • Published Location: Osborne Park, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 978–0–7307–9848–4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia

This plan aims to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of the Goldfields-Esperance region. It contains a range of priority actions which were identifi ed by local stakeholders to address local workforce development challenges. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Governance for Agriculture Land Use in the Age of Globalization

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Cheng, C.; Cheng, K.; Wu, L.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Management and Innovation
  • Journal Number: Vol.4, No.1
  • Publisher: I-Shuo Chen
  • Published Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Country: Taiwan

The appropriate role of the state in economic and social development has been much disputed in the past decades, with earlier ideas about an interventionist state under attack from a neo-liberal perspective rooted in the neo-classical economics which emphasis the superiority of the market forces. This force has led to the agriculture an ....

Governance Strategies to Manage and Monitor Cumulative Impacts at the Local and Regional Level

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Franks, D.M.; Everingham, J.; Brereton, D.
  • Publisher: ACARP
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This 18 month study commenced in October 2010. It examined the growing use of multistakeholder collaborative approaches for monitoring and managing cumulative impacts, focusing particularly on how these are being applied in the Bowen Basin to the management of water quality (Fitzroy Partnership for River Health) and dust issues (Mo ....

Greater Capital Region Strategy Stage 1: Economic Opportunities Scanning Project

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Elton Consulting
  • Publisher: RDA Southern Inland

The Greater Capital Region is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia but its ability to capitalise on the region's competitive advantages has been constrained by a number of factors,not least of which are the impacts of the ACT-NSW border and different regulatory regimes. This report is the outcome of the Stage 1 scan of current strateg ....

Growing Local Businesses – How?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Thompson, David
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Inland NSW
  • Country: Australia, United States

Business diversification is seen as a method to reduce the dependency on 'commodities' in regional areas. While this is easy to say, it has proved difficult to do. Government policy in the regional development space appears to be chasing the diversification objective with a heavy emphasis on a 'silver bullet solution' from outside the region. Th ....

Growth management and direct democracy

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wei, Dehui
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Cornell University
  • Published Location: United States -- New York
  • ISBN: 9781267299109
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Massachusetts

Studies on policy adoption have hypothesized that growth management policies are adopted in response to growth and community socioeconomic status and under state intervention. However, mixed results from empirical studies suggest that varying political processes behind policy adoption may translate similar local status into different po ....

Harnessing Private Funds to Alleviate the Australian Local Government Infrastructure Backlog

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Brian Dollery, Michael A. Kortt, Bligh Grant
  • Journal Name: Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy
  • Journal Number: 33.1
  • Publisher: Wiley Online
  • Country: Australia

A series of national and state public inquiries into the financial sustainability of local government have demonstrated that all Australian local government jurisdictions face a daunting local infrastructure maintenance and renewal backlog. Various solutions to the problem have been advanced in the literature, including the establishment of an Au ....

Health Workforce 2025: Doctors, Nurses and Midwives - Volume 1

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Health Workforce Australia
  • Publisher: Health Workforce Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-9873201-0-0
  • Country: Australia

Health Workforce 2025 (HW 2025) provides Australia’s first major, long-term, national projections for doctors, nurses and midwives and presents the best available planning information on our future health workforce. It presents the need for essential co-ordinated, long-term reforms by government, professions and the higher education and traini ....

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