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Barton Loechel

Conference paper

Multi-sectoral collaboration in central Queensland: bringing the state back in?

The current trend towards collaborative governance and community engagement has recently seen the emergence of more active and interventionist governments. This paper suggests that these new forms of governance reflect governments' desires to govern better by continuously considering who should be governed, how they should...
Report

Generating jobs in regional Tasmania: a social capital approach: final report

The Generating Jobs in Regional Tasmania project investigated how small businesses, training providers (including schools) and other organisations can best work together to improve the match between the skills available in small rural communities and the needs of employers, particularly small businesses. The two rural...
Report

Climate adaption in regional mining values chains: A case-study of the Goldfields-Esperance Region, Western Australia

Climate change poses a potential range of threats and opportunities for mining regions around Australia. Recent studies have suggested that mine operations as well as the related infrastructure, businesses and communities associated with mining, may be affected by flooding, drought, bushfires, storms, and sea level...
Journal article

Interactional infrastructure in rural communities: matching training needs and provision

This paper reports some of the main lessons learnt from a collaborative project titled Generating jobs in regional Tasmania: a social capital approach investigating how two small rural Tasmanian communities could better match local training needs with training provision. The project was conducted within the...
Journal article

Pathways from rural schools: does school VET make a difference?

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...