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This book is about development and measuring development progress. While precise definitions may vary, development is, at heart, a process of building wealth—the produced, natural, human, and institutional capital which is the source of income and wellbeing.
The issue of socio-economic well-being in resource-dependent communities has been one of ongoing interest for geographers, rural sociologists and economists. While much research focuses on the impacts of industry downturn and closure on well-being, this paper is focused on the implications of large-scale resource development...
Torrential rain, riverine and flash flooding took place across Victoria from 4 September 2010 to 23 March 2011, causing major damage to whole communities, roads, rail networks, community infrastructure and the natural environment. Some communities were inundated several times, causing repeated damage to homes, businesses...
Examines the relationship between core constructs of social capital and economic development within and across 47 selected countries.
With the increasing rate of land development, consumption of natural resources, and destruction of ecosystems in the United States today, it is crucial to investigate sustainable alternatives to current development practices and patterns of settlement. This thesis proposes strategies for environmentally responsible land use and...
This article deals with the effect that different structures for the legal profession might have on supporting legal practice. There is a particular focus on Queensland, and its Law Society's claim that conveyancing protection is important infrastructure for practice in the bush. A spatial analysis...
People who live in rural and regional Australia have a right to the same quality of health service as all Australians ... but the reality is very different. Achieving equality of care will take technology, commitment and political willpower.
The focus of this project was to identify the factors that contributed to the success of businesses in desert Australia. In particular, the study was designed to determine: " how successful these businesses had been over the last three years " what factors were used...
In the 2010/11 Financial Year, Central Victoria Solar City (CVSC) engaged over 2,000 households in our region in energy saving activities. We delivered 1780 Home Energy Assessments, engaged 810 participants in a retrofit package, 528 participants in residential solar PV and 242 participants in solar...