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Boomtowns, Resource Dependence and Socio-economic Well-being

The issue of socio-economic well-being in resource-dependent communities has been one of ongoing interest for geographers, rural sociologists and economists. While much research focuses on the impacts of industry downturn and closure on well-being, this paper is focused on the implications of large-scale resource development...
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Assessing the potential for concentrated solar power development in rural Australia

This paper identifies the potential for concentrated solar power (CSP) to generate electricity in a rural region of Western Australia. A review of policies designed to stimulate the contribution of renewable sources highlights the continued reliance upon fossil fuels to supply current and future electricity...
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Fly-in/Fly-out and Fly-over: Mining and regional development in Western Australia

Adoption of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) or commute work systems in the Western Australian mining industry has increased rapidly over the last decade, with metropolitan Perth becoming the main source of labour and the base for major mining supply and service companies in the state. This situation...
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A report of the Derby/West Kimberley project: working with adolescents to prevent domestic violence

This report is a snapshot of a project managed by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Program, to reduce the incidence of domestic violence within the community.
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A review of community consultation in the development of a multipurpose service in rural and remote Australia

This paper examines the role of community consultation and participation in the process of establishing a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) program in two towns in Western Australia. Information was gathered through written documents and semistructured interviews with individuals who were integral to the process. Consumer...
Report

Aligned and integrated delivery of services to regional Western Australia

The Western Australian economy continues to be the strongest in Australia. Significant opportunities are available for Western Australia to prosper from growth through its diversified economy, mainly driven by its mineral resources and agricultural commodities. There is also potential to further develop these and other...
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An Aboriginal-driven program to prevent, control and manage nutrition-related 'lifestyle' diseases including diabetes

The Diabetes Management and Care Program was developed by a not-for-profit, Aboriginal-run organisation, Unity of First People of Australia, to address the special needs and problems of 'lifestyle' diseases among Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia. These lifestyle diseases include type 2 diabetes, obesity and...
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An Exploration of Issues in the Attraction and Retention of Teachers to Non-metropolitan Schools in Western Australia

Recent graduates of pre-service primary/early childhood education programmes completed a written questionnaire to ascertain their teaching locations and professional development needs. Analysis of the data raised important questions concerning the attraction and retention of graduate teachers to non-metropolitan schools, challenging some commonly-held beliefs and revealing...
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Australian Alternatives to Local Government Consolidation

In its 'The Journey: Sustainability into the Future', the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) proposed a program of self-initiated reform for local government, with its centrepiece comprising a Regional Model of local governance based on constellations of local councils in the existing Zone groupings...
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Aboriginal population profiles for development planning in the northern east Kimberley

The Northern East Kimberley region of Western Australia is facing a development crossroads with the need to make a decision on either the extension or closure of Argyle Diamond Mine. This region also has a major economic development problem in that half of its adult...