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Assessing the potential for concentrated solar power development in rural Australia

This paper identifies the potential for concentrated solar power (CSP) to generate electricity in a rural region of Western Australia. A review of policies designed to stimulate the contribution of renewable sources highlights the continued reliance upon fossil fuels to supply current and future electricity...
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An economic unravelling of the precautionary principle: The Queensland Wild Rivers Act 2005

The paper assesses the application of the precautionary principle in the Queensland Wild Rivers Act 2005. It finds that the Act is more restrictive than the ecologically sustainable development principles as conceived, and deployed, by the Queensland Government elsewhere.
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Best practice in Indigenous education

This article discusses the funding, focus and deficiencies of Indigenous education, predominantly in remote and rural Australia and focused on school retention. It also evaluates the lack of research on current activities and programs, and future program development and funding decisions.
Report

Australian Mineral Statistics 2010

This quarterly report provides: - up to date national mineral statistics on production, trade and policy - indexes and graphs of Australian mine production and export prices - a graphical summary of mineral exports.
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A water resources planning support system for a growing community with multiple water suppliers - application in Owasso, Oklahoma

This dissertation answers the general question of when and where consolidation of rural and medium size community water systems is appropriate and should be considered as a solution to address the growing water demands of a single critical community. To this end, a planning support...
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Accessibility of essential services in urban and regional Australia

The extent to which governments have an obligation to provide a core set of essential services to all taxpayers, irrespective of their place of residence, is a topic of regular political debate. Of particular concern is the quality of telecommunication, health and education services in...
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Affordable Housing: What Role for Local Government?

Housing affordability is a pressing social issue for many Australians with public housing stocks not coping with demand in recent years. Local government has a genuine capacity through partnerships with the other spheres of government as well as with private sector community housing and property...
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Choices and Chances in Programs and Plans for the Gaining of Credentials: Perspectives from a Small Rural High School

Research about rural education, and education policy directions for rural schools, are set against formal measures of 'disadvantage'. These measures about rural 'disadvantage' have been defined, evaluated and compared to more 'advantaged' provincial and urban schools. Rarely has educational research or policy been 'inverted' to...
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City-Region Governance, Policy Variation and Economic Performance

Advocates for devolution of responsibility for economic development have frequently made a link between the governance of city-regions and their economic performance. The evidence they adduce for this does not clearly bear this out, since there are problems in defining the scale of the cities...
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Climate Change and Regional Communities: Towards Sustainable Community Behaviour in Ballarat

This paper presents the findings of two surveys conducted on behalf of BREAZE, a Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions community group in the Ballarat region. The research presented in this study was designed to identify the group's effectiveness in supporting its members to achieve zero...