Journal of Economic and Social Policy

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1 Jan 2014

Recent policy discourse on the dynamics of regional development has centred on growing levels of uneven development - the patchwork economy - and the importance of local competitiveness as a driver of growth. In this paper,we examine both of these issues in the context of...

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1 Jan 2008

In managing local economies and developing plans for local government areas managers need to have an understanding of employment demand and business' plans for expansion. In this paper the results of a study are presented based on an investigation into small business owners' perceptions of...

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1 Jan 2007

This paper presents a model for regional policy makers as an aid to developing policy for regional economic development. The approach to developing the model follows strategic management principles whereby planning is based on setting objectives in the light of environmental scanning for factors that...

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1 Jan 2006

This paper examines the economic impact of the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) on the Coffs Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). CHEC is an educational campus which combines offerings from three partners. These are Southern Cross University, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) NSW...

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1 Jan 2005

This paper reviews the regional policies of the Commonwealth Government's 1994 Working Nation White Paper and assesses its subsequent impact on this policy area. It outlines the recessionary macroeconomic context which allowed the emergence of Working Nation, and considers the innovation and feasibility of those...

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1 Jan 2004

Typically, it is argued that regional unemployment throughout Australia has increased since the 1970s due to structural adjustment. The data examined in this study suggests that, while labour markets in regional Australia deteriorated during the 1970s and 1980s, throughout the 1990s there was a turnaround....

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1 Jan 2001

Describing the condition of jobless families today as one of precarious stability, this paper argues that an outcome of current policy changes is the fragmentation of the lives of jobless families, especially in regional communities. Comparison is made with the Great Depression and issues are...