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Development impacts of seasonal and temporary migration: a review of evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia

Seasonal and temporary migration programsare widely used around the world, yet there is scant evidence as to their development impacts. Absent such evidence, it is difficult to evaluate whether the proliferation of temporary worker programs in recent years is a useful development. This article reviews...
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An investigation into factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia

The objective of this paper is to identify factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia.
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Globalization, Pacific Islands, and the paradox of resilience

On April 2nd, 2007 a 12. m tsunami struck Simbo, a relatively remote island in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Although Simbo's population continues to depend on their own food production and small-scale governance regimes regulate access to resources, the island's way of life over the...
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State of the world's mothers report

Australia is the third best place in the world to be a mother, a new global report that rates the wellbeing of mothers and children has found. But the research from Save the Children reveals a less rosy picture for children, whose wellbeing was ranked...
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"I'd like to participate, but...": women farmers' scepticism towards agricultural extension/education programmes

This mixed research is inspired by our desire to explain why rural women are cautious in their attitudes towards agricultural extension/education. Fifty-two women livestock farmers from Thessaly-Greece were randomly selected to participate in the study. Our results indicate that at one end of the spectrum...
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[In]Sight: Australia's Regional Competitiveness Index 2013 Technical Report

In establishing the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), stakeholders from the regions, government and academia emphasised the extent to which regional Australia has lacked consistent and accessible national level information to inform the discussion on regional development and to guide policy and investment decisions. To address...
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[In]Sight: Snapshot of Major Findings for 2013

[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map tracking the competitiveness of Australia's 560 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions, unlocking thousands of insights into regional Australia. [In]Sight consists of 59 measurable indicators of competitiveness within ten themes. The best...
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2012 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI's flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2012. By putting into perspective the year's food policy successes and disappointments, it suggests how to move forward those policies that improve the food situation for the poor.
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2012-2013 PIRSA Annual Report

Outlines performance summary, organisational structure, outcomes and goals of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia for 2013.
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55 (at least) and not out of the learning game: older regional students

This article explores older students' perceptions of formal, non-formal and informal learning in regional South Australia. Drawing on earlier studies as well as a continuing one, it compares: the study motiviations of students aged 55 and older enrolled formally in university undergraduate programs; the learning...