Rural conditions

6 February 2017

This article outlines research which shows that ensuring adequate amenities in regions is a key factor in converting long-distance commuters into migrants to that region.

22 August 2016

This report examines the current funding and financing arrangements for regional and remote roads in Australia and considers the implications of road funding reforms.

5 August 2016

This article argues that it’s time for a fresh look at community and policy development in rural and regional NSW – one that will deliver rewarding jobs, a proper say for people in how they’re...

Conference paper
4 December 2015

This paper reports on research which follows the difficult process of farm families preparing for and subsequently leaving farming.

Conference paper
21 July 2015

Lowering New Zealand's net greenhouse gas emissions will require identifying management options that can lead to carbon sequestration in pasture soils; and understanding what factors could lead to...

26 February 2015

Presents analyses on hearing health outreach services provided to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory.

Fraser, Neil

Review(s) of: When the farm gates opened: The impact of Rogernomics on rural New Zealand, by Neal Wallace Published by Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014, 160pp, $40.

6 February 2014

This report assesses whether the the Country Fire Authority and Victoria State Emergency Service effectively and efficiently manage emergency services volunteers.

30 January 2014

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment’s administration of the Strengthening Basin Communities Program in the Murray–Darling Basin.

Conference paper
1 December 2013

Due to distance and low density, rural areas are often disadvantaged in getting access to telecommunication infrastructures. Hence rural digital divide policies tend to focus on providing access....