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This paper argues that present institutional settings in rural Australia are inadequate for the task of bringing about a culture which is fair and inclusive. The solution is seen to lie in policies for rural Australia that support an infusion of new values into our...
This report examines drug use in regional Australia and argues that lessons learned from the response to drugs in metropolitan areas should be adopted early if regional Australia is to avoid the levels of drug-related social disruption evident in the cities.
Australia’s household sector appears to hold a greater proportion of its wealth in dwellings than do households in other countries. Average dwelling prices in Australia also appear to be high relative to household income, but dwellings in Australia are not noticeably higher in quality than...
Rural medical workforce shortage it is critical to have recruitment and retention strategies in place in NSW to suit the diversity of medical practitioners, male and female. During 2000 the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) surveyed female and male general practitioners and female specialists working...
The health needs of rural communities have been increasingly recognised as an area of concern, particularly due to the lack of accessible and available mental health and social services. High levels of need for psychological intervention have been identified, however only recently have strategies concerning...
A national focus on the safety of local roadways is needed. Mixed land use and smart-growth policies can ultimately result in safer local roadways through the use of appropriate designs and slower speeds.
Ed Carson and Ben Wadham write that new public sector management principles promote a search for efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery through, first, implementing principles of subsidiarity and, second, the creation of quasi-markets in the public sector.
By considering developments in...