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Regional subsidies and industrial prospects of lagging regions

Large and sustained differences in economic performance across regions of developing countries have long provided motivation for fiscal incentives designed to encourage firm entry in lagging areas. Empirical evidence in support of these policies, however, has been weak at best. This paper undertakes a direct...
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The national radioactive waste facility

In 2005 the federal government decided to establish a National Radioactive Waste Facility in the Northern Territory and in late 2005 legislation to facilitate this process passed into law. In so doing, the government sets aside an existing consensus-based process, established with states and territories...
Journal article

"There's no point in complaining, nothing changes": rural disaffection with complaints as an improvement method

Objective: To validate earlier findings that lack of access to health services is the most likely issue of complaint by rural consumers, and that lack of knowledge about how to make effective complaints and scepticism that responses to complaints bring about service improvement account for...
Working paper

A Case Study Approach to Understanding Regional Resilience

The purpose of this paper is to explore how such questions and concepts of resilience may apply in the complex setting of a metropolitan region, that is, to understand what we'll call "regional resilience." How might regions, like individuals, adapt to adversity and stress? What...
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Introduction to: the debate on nuclear policy in Australia, 2005-2006

Brian Lloyd examines the arguments presented for and against the expansion of Australia’s present engagement in nuclear activities - uranium mining, radioactive waste storage and, potentially, nuclear power generation. The paper gives an overview of debate over the last two years, showing the economic, environmental...
Journal article

A Controlled Evaluation of an Enhanced Self-directed Behavioural Family Intervention for Parents of Children With Conduct Problems in Rural and Remote Areas

Few studies have examined the impact of parenting interventions for families in rural and isolated areas who have children with conduct problems, where access to professional services can be difficult. The present investigation compared the effects of three conditions, two levels of self-directed behavioral family...
Journal article

A Measure of the Strength of the Relationship between the Indigenity and Desirability of Queensland State Schools

Education Queensland's Remote Area Incentives Scheme (RAIS) is intended to provide financial and other benefits to teachers who choose to accept employment in undesirable locations in the state. On paper, this scheme claims that remoteness from an urban centre is the foremost measure of a...
Journal article

A New Perspective to Solve the Issues Concerning "Agriculture, Rural Areas, and Farmers" - Economics Analyses and Policy Proposals

Currently, the consciousness of solving the issues concerning "agriculture, rural areas, and farmers" from their outside is getting more and more fierce, which has caused "overemphasis on urbanization, neglect of rural development." If the unhealthy trend cannot get rectified in time, not only the knot...
Journal article

A Region Back on the Rails?: Passenger Rail and Regional Development on the NSW Far North Coast

The recent publication of the NSW Government's draft Far North Coast Regional Strategy (NSW Department of Planning 2006) provides a timely and interesting context in which to examine the NSW Far North Coast region. At stake are issues of regional governance and planning, spatial economic...
Journal article

A spatial simultaneous growth equilibrium modeling of agricultural land development in the Northeast United States

With population growth and expansion of economic activities, urbanized places have expanded; and with growing per capita income, residential location preferences have shifted towards suburban and rural locations. In many places, such new growth has been accommodated with the development of agricultural lands. The concern...