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This research project, commissioned in response to police requests for information, investigated the extent of Indigenous drug use in rural and remote areas, and the harms identified with this drug use. The paper discusses police perception of use, supply of illicit drugs, community perception of...
Mining has been a major economic activity in the Canadian Arctic for the last century. It has made a valuable contribution to the development of this fragile economy and to the living standards of its inhabitants. The benefits include jobs and income, tax revenues and...
On January 19 2006 the Rural and Regional Services and Development Committee received terms of reference for an Inquiry into Retaining Young People in Rural Towns and Communities. The Committee is required to report to the Parliament by June 15 2006. The terms of reference...
Most people working in NRM will agree that the institutional landscape in rural environments is overwhelmingly complex (see Figure 1). Academics regard such institutional complexity as intractable or 'wicked'. Increasing concern about institutional complexity in rural areas, combined with the need to manage ecosystems at...
This study reports the results of in-depth interviews undertaken in 2003 with 57 international medical graduates practising in rural Victoria with the aim of identifying which factors facilitate or inhibit their integration into rural communities and consequently affect their intention to stay in rural practice.
ANZRSAI's 2006 conference emphasised the important role played by natural, built and cultural heritage in 'driving' regional development. But how can heritage be successfully tapped as a regional development resource, and what kinds of outcomes may result? This paper proposes a typology of approaches, drawing...
Many rural towns where mining is dominant industry are characterised by housing stress and lack of affordable housing. High demand for housing in prospering mining towns has driven up rates for rental housing. Although mining company employees earn high wages, other members of the community...
Reports on proceedings of conference; includes recommendations from workshop sessions which have been presented to the enHealth Council for inclusion in an Action Framework.
It is generally understood that local people with local knowledge and a longterm interest in their area are uniquely equipped to create sustainable solutions to local needs. At the same time, higherlevel support and resourcing is often needed to make 'grassroots' solutions work. Current governance...
This report captures the rich discussion and debate on issues affecting regional Australia experienced by participants t the Growing Regions Conference, hosted by the Australian Government Department of Transport and Regional Services in Brisbane 25-27 July 2006.