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Policy directives in agriculture have long been concerned with encouraging low producing farmers to retire - with limited success. From a healthy ageing perspective, the choice to remain on the farm into advancing years could appear a desirable policy outcome. Yet as farmers age, many...
This paper briefly outlines demographic trends in Australia, addressing issues of: rural employment; changes in agriculture; economic reform and access to global markets; the cost of sustainable economic growth; restrictions on trade; and the challenge for rural health services.
Background: Anthropogenic climate change will affect global food production, with uncertain consequences for human health in developed countries. Objectives: We investigated the potential impact of climate change on food security (nutrition and food safety) and the implications for human health in developed countries.
Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and cyclones filling our news feeds all too frequently.
Thanks to the relatively recent development of event attribution in climate science, researchers can now confidently attribute the increase...
Investigates whether engagement with urban nature influenced the wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour of residents of Wellington City, New Zealand.
The challenges ahead for sustainability and biodiversity conservation require a better understanding of the relationship human beings have with the natural environment....
'Biosecurity' means protecting the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Biosecurity is vital for the health, well being and prosperity of everyone in NSW.
The NSW Biosecurity strategy sets the overall direction for the management of animal...
The Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013 supports the Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016. It presents a myriad data on our population, income, employment, housing, health, transport, business and industry, the regional economy, energy, infrastructure, the environment and our natural and cultural heritage. Many of the...
Background: In rural and remote Australia, cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates are higher than metropolitan rates. This study analysed cardiovascular and other chronic disease risk factors and related health behaviours by occupational status, to determine whether agricultural workers have higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than...
The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a unique and vast area of desert, river and saltwater country. On the world stage, it is regarded as a last frontier and is renowned for its rugged beauty, isolation, Aboriginal heritage and large areas of pristine wilderness....
The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed.
The key emerging...