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Developing tools to support complex infrastructure decision-making

Purpose - The rapidly changing role of capital city airports has placed demands on surrounding infrastructure. The need for infrastructure management and coordination is increasing as airports and cities grow and share common infrastructure frameworks. The purpose of this paper is to document the changing...
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Diamonds, pearls and Kimberley girls: without shame in the north-west

ON A HOT October night under a blanket of stars twelve Aboriginal girls strut down a raised catwalk in Broome, vying to claim the title of Kimberley Girl. Behind them a big 'KG' sign flashes, and they move to the beat of Lady Gaga and...
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Differences in the cost of admitted patient care for indigenous people and people from remote locations

The introduction of activity-based funding (ABF) means that Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups and their relative costs will become the basis for reimbursing public hospitals for admitted patient services. This study sought to investigate the variation in admitted patient costs for Indigenous people and people...
Journal article

Distance Decay Functions for Iconic Assets: Assessing National Values to Protect the Health of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

The aim of this study was to estimate the values to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) at the national level and to examine the effects of distance decay on valuation estimates. Two choice-modelling experiments were conducted in six locations: a regional...
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Economies of scale and local government expenditure: evidence from Australia

Controversy surrounds structural reform in local government, especially efforts aimed at involuntarily reducing the number of local authorities to secure scale economies. We examined whether scale economies exist in local government outlays by analyzing the expenditure of 152 New South Wales councils. Initially, council expenditure...
Journal article

Educational resilience as a quadripartite responsibility: Indigenous peoples participating in higher education via distance education

Considerations of educational resilience are often linked to student participation, retention, and outcomes in distance higher education, in spite of adversity, equity issues, or 'invisible fences' that students may face. This paper further develops the quadripartite model of educational resilience (Willems, 2010; Willems and Reupert...
Report

Dealing with Extremes: The Lake Boga Follow-up Study - Report on Findings

The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has an interest in understanding how communities cope with, and respond to, social, economic and environmental change. This report outlines the findings of a set of interviews conducted in Lake Boga in early 2011. The interviews were...
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Defining decline in the newspaper press: Local responses and national narratives in New South Wales country towns 1945-2006

Decline has caused anxiety for Australian country towns. Since World War II, the newspaper press has firmly established that country towns were threatened by decline. Yet media images of decline are not always negative. In fact, many advantages traditionally identified with the ideal country life...
Conference paper

Defining stakeholder roles as a first step to adaptive planning - a local government case study

Narromine and Warren shires are reliant on a water-dependent economy, which is impacted by both water policy and climate change. The prospect of future water reduction under the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan, on top of existing buybacks and climate change projections, prompted the local shires...
Journal article

Demographic indicators of trust in federal, state and local government: implications for Australian health policy makers

Objective: To provide baseline findings regarding Australians' trust in federal, state and local government. Methods: A computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) survey was administrated during October to December 2009 to a random sample (n = 1109) across Australia (response rate 41.2%). Binary logistic regression analyses were...