Regional Australia Institute In[Form] Library

Research report

20 Jun 2016

Introduction

Internationally, there is growing recognition that measuring societal progress should involve measuring wellbeing: identifying whether people are able to lead meaningful, happy and fulfilled lives is just as, if not more, important than understanding economic growth. Despite this recognition, there remains limited...

Infographic

28 Apr 2016

This research snapshot provides an update to the Regional Australia in the digital economy snapshot, released by the ACMA in August 2014.

Being online is integral to the everyday lives of many Australians. While those of us living in major capital cities have greater...

Journal article

1 Jan 2016

1. IQ-RAP is a bipartisan project funded by 33 local governments, 8 Regional Roads and Transport Groups, 4 RDA Committees, the NQ RDA Alliance and RACQ to drive regional economic development across regional Queensland. A Working Group to steer the project is made up of...

Commentary

19 May 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet? Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and...

Research report

18 Mar 2015

Increased resettlement of migrants and refugees in regional Australia has been an on-going focus of the policies of successive governments. One recent regional resettlement experience, initiated at the local level, has yielded significant outcomes for a small regional community and the refugees involved.

This...

Journal article

1 Jan 2015

By way of a case study of five local governments in and around the Illawarra region of New South Wales, this paper proposes that electronic social network sites (SNS) make visible forms of participatory behaviour to which local governments must respond. Groups and individuals -...

Report

1 Jan 2015

The protection of existing native vegetation and the planting of shelterbelts may provide a multitude of productivity and biodiversity benefits for farming industries. The value of shelterbelts in raising agricultural productivity has been demonstrated in many countries suggesting potential improvements in crop yields (25%), pasture...

Journal article

1 Jan 2015

Wouldn't it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet. Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and...

Research report

1 Jan 2015

The project examines and identifies the factors contributing to strong and sustainable regional capitals and regions. In particular the aim of the project is to explore the impact that good governance and effective leadership by local government can have on growing regional Australia.

Report

1 Jan 2015

Internet use among small businesses has recently become a popular topic for researchers in the fields of Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. In view of the media hype this topic has received over recent months, it is important for small businesses to learn from the experiences...

Journal article

17 Dec 2014

This paper reports findings from a survey of former students from six Australian rural school clusters. It compares the experiences and outcomes of students who had participated in a school vocational education and training (VET) program with those who had not. School VET courses intended...

Report

1 Oct 2014

This study quantifies the economic contribution of the Geelong campuses' ongoing operations and student expenditure to the local community in the Greater Geelong LGA.

Research report

22 Aug 2014

Abstract: This paper estimates the effects of the mining boom in Australia, using a large-scale structural macroeconometric model, AUS-M. We estimate that the mining boom boosted real per capita household disposable income by 13 per cent by 2013. The boom has contributed to a...

Research report

14 Aug 2014

Internet users in major urban areas are only slightly behind those in major capital cities in terms of levels of internet connectivity and frequency of internet use, but equal in terms of intensity of online participation, according to this report.

Summary

Regardless...

Research report

3 Apr 2014

This audit found that the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has not provided access to high-quality education for all students.

Summary

Students in rural Victoria make up 30 per cent of the student population. In rural Victoria levels of...

Research report

15 Mar 2014

This Policy Issue Review investigates claims that Fly-in Fly-out/ Drive-in Drive-out groups are placing a burden on Australian rural health care services. Based on a rapid review of current literature, and including mining and seasonal workers, as well as grey nomads, the size and health...

Research report

24 Jan 2014

Summary: This report presents information on the medical workforce, based on estimates derived from the National Health Workforce Data Set: medical practitioners 2012, the third in this series. It includes data collected as part of the national registration and accreditation process.

How...

Report

1 Jan 2014

Much of Australia's insight into business conditions is dominated by metropolitan perspectives, particularly at the national level. However, we also know that regional businesses operate in a different context to those in our major cities and play an important role in many of the nation's...

Journal article

1 Jan 2014

Studies of regional identification are integral to the role of regionalism in political development, but how does one study regionalism when subnational political scales and regional political culture may be out of alignment? This question is tackled using Australia, a federation theorized as having possibly...

Report

1 Jan 2014

Australia's regional areas are developing at different paces. They have different potential for positive growth and change. The Regional Australia Institute(RAI) has developed [In]Sight: Australia's regional competitiveness index to provide a consistent, comprehensive and accessible view of the status of Australia's regions and their prospects...