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Paper summarising a panel discussion presented to the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association. Conference (23rd: 1999: Newcastle, NSW).
Two approaches to learning about the structure and function of Australia's small towns are discussed in this paper: the community studies approach, which has a deep understanding of the forces operating within local communities but lacks a strong policy perspective; and the sustainability based approach,...
While there are as yet no direct drinking water reuse projects in Australia, there are many valuable aspects of such systems that may be particularly useful in small communities. The Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling - Augmentation of Drinking Water Supplies report a 9.5 log10...
In this book are case studies of community level approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation covering communities and governance, farming communities, economics and water. The cases are based on research being undertaken across Australian communities and show how a social learning approach can bring...
Australian conservation scientists, managers and decision makers must come to grips with anthropogenic climate change, imposed upon an already variable regional climate system. Pre- and postinstrumental records and climate proxies indicate that Australia has experienced wet and dry cycles over intradecadal to millennial time scales....
Australian agriculture both contributes to and is vulnerable to climate change. It is Australia's second highest greenhouse gas emitting sector, although this does not account for carbon sequestration, and is the sector most vulnerable to climate change with production expected to fall in the absence...
This report examines the impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine biodiversity and makes recommendations around research, monitoring and marine natural resource management.
This consultation report reveals deepening concerns about climate change within the health community and desire for federal leadership for urgent action.
Part memoir, this is a book is about the realities of politics, public policy making and administration from the perspective of a one-time farmer, economic researcher and political practitioner, John Kerin, Australian Government Minister for Primary Industry then Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, 1983-1991....
The average Australian expenditure on fresh fruits and vegetables is only about 0.1% per week of total food and non-alcoholic beverage expenditure. This has a current challenge towards a long-term sustainability of the organic farms and organisation. The aim of this paper is to segment...