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Atherton Tablelands regional analysis

The agriculture-based Atherton Tablelands region of Far North Queensland experienced major change after the deregulation of the tobacco industry, and more recently, the dairy industry. The area was previously stable and relatively prosperous, but coping with continual change, unfamiliar market systems and the move to...
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Disaggregated models of unemployment in Australia

This paper reviews evidence on causes of unemployment in Australia from disaggregated modelling of the labour market. Three main types of modelling are considered. First, information on unemployment rates of labour force participants with different skills is resented, and analyses that seek to explain why...
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Constructing an Index for Regional Competitiveness

This paper constructs an index to measure regional variations in competitiveness. Regional competitiveness is defined as an ability of regions to perpetuate and attract mobile production factors. The index contains available statistical indicators that approximate regional variations in human capital, innovativeness, agglomeration and accessibility. We...
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Media Research and Political Communication in Singapore

In this chapter on Singapore's authoritarian control of the media, Terence Lee and Lars Willnat seek to identify the tactics and strategies employed by the Singapore government to manage the media?s ability to engage in political communication. They provide a summary of recent research on...
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Issues paper 31: review of privacy

Do Australians feel that their privacy is adequately protected? Is it possible for privacy laws to keep up with technology such as data matching, facial recognition and even body odour measurement? Do younger people care as much about privacy as their elders? hese are some...
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Getting doctors into the bush: General Practitioners' preferences for rural location

A key policy issue in many countries is the maldistribution of doctors across geographic areas, which has important effects on equity of access and health care costs. Many government programs and incentive schemes have been established to encourage doctors to practise in rural areas. However...
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The instrumental leisure of the 'Creative Class'

The utopianization of creative work is a pronounced feature of post-industrial societies. This paper analyses the attendant promotion of creative leisure, and its role in supporting discourses and practices of creative work.
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Arts and culture in medicine and health: a survey research paper

Nancy J. Cooley looks at existing research on the various ways that arts and culture can promote individual and community health, including the role the arts can play in medical treatment.
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Indigenous communities and business: three perspectives, 1998-2000

The issues of Indigenous engagement with business are perennially debated and nowhere is this question more pertinent than in the community sector. Indigenous people often live in remote communities, often underdeveloped and dependent on the state, where the market is largely absent. 'Doing business' in...
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Location or qualifications?

One of the potential constraints on achieving the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) employment target is location. It has been noted by a number of authors that the very different geographic distributions of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations is a key factor in explaining the...