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Evaluation report: The 2nd Sustainable Mental Health - Sustainable Communities, Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference

The focus of the conference for 2012 built on the inaugural conference held in Port Lincoln in 2011 which recommended maintaining a regional stance, ensuring a specific theme and focusing on local mental health issues, whilst encouraging grassroots participation and the inclusion of community representatives...
Journal article

Expanding horizons: UniReady program for multicultural groups

This paper discusses an initiative titled UniReady Program for Multicultural Groups that was conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement located in the city of Whyalla. Immigrant families are currently being attracted to the city due to regional employment opportunities and...
Report

Economic and Environmental Indicators for South Australia and its Regions, 2006/07

This report is one of a series of reports prepared by EconSearch for the Department of Trade and Economic Development to detail the method, data sources and results from construction of input-output (I-O) models for South Australia (SA) and its component Government and Regional Development...
Journal article

Improving Capacity for the Kangaroo Industry to Benefit South Australian Regional Communities and Rangeland Environments

Commercial kangaroo harvest contributes to sustainable regional communities and rangeland environments by bringing social, economic and environmental benefits. However, the South Australian kangaroo industry is not delivering these benefits to its potential capacity. South Australian harvest rates are lower than any of the other states...
Conference paper

Exploring, employing every endeavour to enhance the health of Aboriginal people

The Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service uses the following strategies to improve the lifespan and quality of life of its clients: being a part of the community; using traditional health care; yarnin (stroytelling or narrative therapy); cooperative work with other organisations; and thinking laterally when...
Journal article

Extreme heat and health: perspectives from health service providers in rural and remote communities in South Australia

Among the challenges for rural communities and health services in Australia, climate change and increasing extreme heat are emerging as additional stressors. Effective public health responses to extreme heat require an understanding of the impact on health and well-being, and the risk or protective factors...
Journal article

Factors affecting rural landholders' adaptation to climate change: insights from formal institutions and communities of practice

This study explores the factors affecting rural landholders' adaptation to climate change from the perspectives of formal institutions and communities of practice. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with formal institutions (e.g. South Australian government agencies) and communities of practice (e.g. farm systems groups) within two natural...
Journal article

Farm Fair Voices, Space, History, the Middle Ground and 'The Future' of Rural Communities

A discussion on the role of space, spatiality and history in the sustainability of rural communities is examined with reference to the space and spatial theories of E.W. Soja and some of R. Williams' and G. Davison's perspectives of history. The article also describes the...
Report

From mimesis to catharsis: rethinking Australian nationhood

It is probably true that Australians, more so than others, are a people sceptical of symbolic gestures. And yet in spite of this, one cannot help but feel some measure of surprise, if not alarm, at the failure of last year's centenary of Federation to...
Journal article

Internet Usage in Small Businesses in Regional South Australia: Service Learning Opportunities for a Local University

The Internet offers opportunities for electronic trading in the global marketplace and as such it can provide substantial benefits to a business. Despite this, the rate of adoption of ecommerce by small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia has been slower than anticipated and these...