Australasian Journal of Regional Studies

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1 Jul 2017

This study examines the challenges faced by regional accounting firms and the creative solutions they use to address them.

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

This paper examines differences in attitudes towards water restrictions in rural and urban areas in South Australia. The areas differed on the relative importance of future water shortages, whether uniform restrictions should apply across the state and the disruptive nature of restrictions. An analysis of...

Report

1 Jan 2011

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...

Report

1 Jan 2006

This paper reports on an investigation into the potential to use the financial ratios of New Zealand small businesses to discriminate their location as an aid in the accurate targeting of regional economic development programs. To the extent that there are clearly identifiable differences in...

Journal article

1 Jan 2002

The objective is to assess the effects of population ageing and decline over the period (2000- 2017) on the capacity and efficiency of local government operations in Tasmania. Tasmania's population has fallen from 474,000 in 1996 to 470,000 in 2001. Further declines are projected. A...

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1 Jan 2001

Economic restructuring over the last decade or so has created a wide diversity of positive and negative outcomes for regional cities and towns across Australia, evident through change in a range of socio-economic measures over the decade 1986-96. This paper develops and applies a multi-variate...

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1 Jan 2001

Regional policy from the national government level in Australia has been intermittent since federation with the consequence that most regional policy has emerged at State Government level. This provides an opportunity for comparative analysis of the effectiveness of regional policy on an interstate basis. In...

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1 Jan 2001

This study explores the relationship between regional unemployment rates in Queensland over the period 1987(Q4) to 2000(Q3). A variety of techniques are used to investigate the extent and nature of the disparities in the regional unemployment rates. The disparities and persistence of the regional unemployment...

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1 Jan 2000

This paper addresses the role of the Australian local government grants system in promoting efficiency, and examines whether or not the intergovernmental grants process, along with institutional, structural and environmental characteristics, exerts an influence on the efficient provision of local public services. Data envelopment analysis...