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Diversity: the fibre of a vibrant rural town in Western Australia: Nannup

The article focuses on an ethnographic study on the rural town of Nannup in Western Australia. The three broad phases of interaction and development of the rural town were discussed such as the confrontation of differences during 1970s, mutual beneficial encounters in the 1980s and...
Journal article

Do history and geography matter? Regional unemployment dynamics in a resource-dependent economy: evidence from Western Australia, 1984-2011

Conceptual and methodological differences notwithstanding, both the 'new' economic geography and evolutionary economic geography insist that both history and geography matter when accounting for the changing spatial distribution of economic activities. To date, discourse has been conducted largely at a theoretical level, with few attempts...
Report

Evaluation of the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management and Voluntary Income Management measures in Western Australia: report

In 2008 the Australian Government implemented a trial of two separate measures of income management in Western Australia - the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management (CPSIM) and the Voluntary Income Management (VIM). The trials were conducted in the remote Kimberley region and in metropolitan...
Report

Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004

The results of an evaluative case study undertaken as part of the Australian Government's Stronger Families and Communities Strategy are presented in this report. The report assesses the achievements in the implementation and effectiveness of the Strategy in addressing the local issues of social isolation...
Journal article

Experiencing "change" from within: situating the transition to primary health care in a remote Australian context

The transition to primary health care (PHC) is often described in an idealized manner, which either ignores or obscures the experiences associated with its implementation at the local level. By adopting an anthropological perspective, this article highlights some of these experiences and the context within...
Journal article

Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

This study examines whether the use of swimming pools can reduce the high prevalence of infections among children in remote Aboriginal communities. The communities of Jigalong and Mugarinya, in Western Australia, had public swimming pools installed in 2000, which were managed by the Royal Life...
Journal article

Endogenous Growth, Local Competitiveness and Regional Development: Western Australia ' s Regional Cities, 2001-2011

Recent policy discourse on the dynamics of regional development has centred on growing levels of uneven development - the patchwork economy - and the importance of local competitiveness as a driver of growth. In this paper,we examine both of these issues in the context of...
Conference paper

Engaging the decision makers: planning with rural and remote communities for the delivery of health services using telecommunications networks

This project on health related telecommunications (telehealth) in Western Australia aimed to address the lack of a suitable, economically costed communications infrastructure to support telehealth in rural and remote areas. The project used participatory action research techniques and involved extensive community consultation. This paper discusses...
Journal article

Developing locally relevant outreach programs for same sex attracted youth in regional areas

Issue addressed: This paper reports on the process evaluation of the Same Sky project which was aimed at developing regional community support programs for same sex attracted youth (SSAY) and their families in four regional sites in Western Australia. A multi-faceted approach modelled on successful...