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Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2011

The third annual report outlines the progress that has been made towards meeting the targets set to close the gap in life expectancy, early childhood, health, education and employment between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The most positive change has been in the area of child...
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Good design: it all adds up

Good design – it all adds up brings together research from the UK and abroad to illustrate the benefits that good design in housing, education, health, the workplace and public spaces can bring, and what happens if that investment is not made.
Book

Without a net: Librarians bridging the digital divide

Understanding the digital divide means understanding the people affected by it and understanding the technology that thwarts them. This book is a combination of practical and philosophical approaches to working with the digitally divided.
Book

The changing wealth of nations

This book is about development and measuring development progress. While precise definitions may vary, development is, at heart, a process of building wealth—the produced, natural, human, and institutional capital which is the source of income and wellbeing.
Journal article

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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Victorian floods 2010-11: recovery progress report

Torrential rain, riverine and flash flooding took place across Victoria from 4 September 2010 to 23 March 2011, causing major damage to whole communities, roads, rail networks, community infrastructure and the natural environment. Some communities were inundated several times, causing repeated damage to homes, businesses...
Journal article

A multi-dimensional perspective on social capital and economic development: an exploratory analysis

Examines the relationship between core constructs of social capital and economic development within and across 47 selected countries.
Journal article

A new generation: Toward sustainable community in Pennsylvania's rural landscape

With the increasing rate of land development, consumption of natural resources, and destruction of ecosystems in the United States today, it is crucial to investigate sustainable alternatives to current development practices and patterns of settlement. This thesis proposes strategies for environmentally responsible land use and...
Journal article

Bush lawyers in New South Wales and Queensland: A spatial analysis

This article deals with the effect that different structures for the legal profession might have on supporting legal practice. There is a particular focus on Queensland, and its Law Society's claim that conveyancing protection is important infrastructure for practice in the bush. A spatial analysis...