Rural communities

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Website

29 Nov 2017

The stories of Australia’s regional and remote communities are integral to the fabric of a culturally ambitious nation, and the artistic excellence among regional artists is critical to a vibrant arts sector that reflects Australia’s depth and diversity.

Research report

13 Nov 2017

This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). It also draws...

Submission

6 Nov 2017

This submission includes evidence about the current status of our Australia's regions and their potential contribution to future growth.

Report

30 Oct 2017

Students from regional and remote backgrounds face complex, multidimensional issues in accessing and participating in higher education.

Audio program

27 Sep 2017

An expert conducting a review of regional education for the federal government thinks Australia has become too obsessed with sending country students to university.

Blog post

18 Sep 2017

This article shines a spotlight on healthy planning for rural and regional communities, and dispels a few commonly held myths about the reality of the health and wellbeing challenges for those beyond the city.

Report

14 Sep 2017

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia.

Research report

14 Sep 2017

This study engaged with five different types of social and geographical locations at sites in South Australia and Western Australia to explore how isolation affects different women’s abilities to seek assistance and cope with experiences of domestic violence.

Article

28 Aug 2017

There are arguments migrants can help drive growth in the regions and many who have chosen a new life in the country say it was a change for the better.

Strategy

23 Aug 2017

The next 20 years will be an exciting period of change and growth as new industries emerge, communities grow and connect, and the regional economy continues to flourish. The New England North West Regional Plan 2036 is the blueprint to deliver this exciting future.

Strategy

18 Aug 2017

The Plan will guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions for the Far West region over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework to guide...

Presentation

11 Aug 2017

This presentation outlines arguments for reinstating a Mildura passenger rail service.

Strategy

31 Jul 2017

The North West Minerals Province is one of the world’s richest mineral producing areas. However, the Province has recently faced some economic challenges. This blueprint examines opportunities for the region to build on its economic strengths and support strong communities.

Research report

31 Jul 2017

This report from the (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy focuses attention on the capacity of rural public libraries to deploy Internet-enabled computing technologies and other resources to meet the needs of their residents.

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The discussion paper highlights key educational challenges and issues that impact on the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students. It aims to create a springboard for fresh ideas to improve outcomes for these students.

Research report

13 Jul 2017

This report examines the diffusion of information using social network analysis of four key staff at BBNC. This demonstrates a supplementary method whereby rural networks can add to the formal fire safety education available in the community.

Briefing paper

29 Jun 2017

This visual summary of results from the 2016 Census looks at population growth in regional areas.

Research report

29 Jun 2017

Abstract

Completion patterns of cohorts enrolled in Regional University Network (RUN) universities are influenced by the sociocultural, structural and economic implications of equity group membership. This report synthesised prior research on the sociocultural and financial context that students at RUN universities encounter, extending...

Policy report

20 Jun 2017

This paper outlines some of the NSW Government’s new and existing key regional investments.

Journal article

31 May 2017

This paper reports on recent research on young people’s experiences of growing up in tourist destinations. Their experiences are nuanced and diverse, disrupting socially constructed distinctions between the rural and the urban.