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This paper briefly outlines demographic trends in Australia, addressing issues of: rural employment; changes in agriculture; economic reform and access to global markets; the cost of sustainable economic growth; restrictions on trade; and the challenge for rural health services.
"... Geography plays a crucial role in the operation of economic and social processes, a dimension ignored in much current Australian public policy development and program implementation. The fundamental rearrangement of spatial patterns of activity presents major challenge for the people, businesses, and politicians of...
The indigenous hybrid economy - the state, the market and the Indigenous customary - sustainable development potential.
The research asked the question: what are the factors that contribute to an innovative culture in local government organisations?
This paper was presented at the 4th Doing Business with Aboriginal Communities Conference held in Alice Springs in February 1998. Conference presentations covered a great deal of material on Indigenous, governmental and industry perspectives on doing business with Aboriginal communities. These included a number of...
Electronic commerce offers tools which potentially support the development and re-invigoration of regional economies because of their ability to link enterprises and labour markets in networks across dispersed geographical areas. However, the evidence that regional areas of Australia benefit from this development in accordance with...
Whilst steps have been taken by the Federal Government to address the needs of regional Australia, the Final Report of the Regional Summit Steering Committee shows that the regional agenda is far from complete. Much more remains to be done. It is also clear from...
Utilising both Australian Bureau of Statistics and non-ABS data, this article presents the Western Australian regional profile covering the Midlands Statistical Division in order to provide an example of the range of data presented in regional profiles and how these data can be utilised in...
This paper addresses the economic issues surrounding small town decline and government policy. The author discusses the perceived causes of the decline of small towns and examines the case for government assistance. He concludes that small town policy is only one aspect of broader regional...
The port of Port Kembla not only makes a significant contribution to the economy of the Illawarra region, but has the potential to substantially build on its current contribution. Ports are important generators of economic activity. The most direct and obvious contribution to economic activity...