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Endogenous Growth, Local Competitiveness and Regional Development: Western Australia ' s Regional Cities, 2001-2011

Recent policy discourse on the dynamics of regional development has centred on growing levels of uneven development - the patchwork economy - and the importance of local competitiveness as a driver of growth. In this paper,we examine both of these issues in the context of...
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Economic contribution of Deakin University's Geelong Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses

This study quantifies the economic contribution of the Geelong campuses' ongoing operations and student expenditure to the local community in the Greater Geelong LGA.
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Economic vulnerability in Australia, 2002-12: an employment perspective

Concerned with ways to characterise economic vulnerability in labour market regions (including metropolitan regions) that are susceptible to structural economic change, the authors look at five indicators of economic vulnerability which were developed to rank regions from the most to the least vulnerable. These are...
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Geographic Labour Mobility

This study contributes to understanding of why people move. Commissioner Alison McClelland said: "For individuals, life events and family circumstances appear to be the most important factors in decisions whether to relocate for work. Factors related to housing, employment, local infrastructure and a person's level...
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Guidelines for analysing regional Australia impacts and developing a Regional Australia Impact Statement

The economic, social and environmental diversity of regions is likely to lead to policy proposals having different impacts in the various regions of Australia. This publication is designed to assist you determine if your policy will have any particular implications for regional communities and stakeholders...
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Mortality inequalities in Australia 2009-2011

Australia is one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, despite relatively high standards of health and health care in Australia, not all Australians fare equally well in terms of their health and longevity.
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Perspectives on regional Australia: change in regional educational attainment, 2001 to 2011

All regions in Australia experienced growth in the rate of attainment of higher level qualifications among their populations aged 20-64 years between 2001 and 2011. Regions which experienced high growth in higher level qualifications, also had different population characteristics. This article focussed on three regions...
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Progress in Australian regions: yearbook 2014

Australia is made up of diverse regions, from busy interconnected urban areas to isolated remote communities. While the majority of Australians live in cities, a significant proportion of our population is also spread across large and often remote areas.
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Regional retention of migrants: critical success factors

Regional Australia is experiencing a range of economic and social trends that are challenging the ability of many communities to adapt. In response to these challenges, Australian governments at the national, state and territory and local levels have developed a range of programs attempting to...
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Regional Wellbeing Survey 2013

The wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia is influenced by numerous factors, many of which are different to those experienced by people living in cities. Things like drought, floods, changing environmental health, new industries, changing land uses and migration of...