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Does sports club participation contribute to health-related quality of life?

This study examines 2345 women in rural Victoria to determine the effects of sports club participation on quality of life. The study then compares the efficacy of club participation to other forms of physical activity.
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Tourism and economic growth: a panel data analysis for Pacific Island countries

The contribution of tourism to the economic growth of Pacific Island countries (PICs) has achieved significance in the past decade. The shift in the economic policies of the PICs from the late 1980s has been decisively away from import substitution and agriculture to urban-based manufacturing...
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Australia's antidumping and countervailing system

Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system seeks to remedy material injurious effects of dumped or subsidised imports on Australian industries. This inquiry report makes recommendations to address a number of deficiencies in the current arrangements which can add to the costs for the community. In particular...
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Housing implications of economic, social, and spatial change

This study is an examination of demographic and economic changes in Australian households between 1996 and 2006 and their impact on home ownership. It is substantially an update of one carried out by Dr Judith Yates (2002), in which she examined the decade 1986 to...
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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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An economic unravelling of the precautionary principle: The Queensland Wild Rivers Act 2005

The paper assesses the application of the precautionary principle in the Queensland Wild Rivers Act 2005. It finds that the Act is more restrictive than the ecologically sustainable development principles as conceived, and deployed, by the Queensland Government elsewhere.
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Best practice in Indigenous education

This article discusses the funding, focus and deficiencies of Indigenous education, predominantly in remote and rural Australia and focused on school retention. It also evaluates the lack of research on current activities and programs, and future program development and funding decisions.
Report

Australian Mineral Statistics 2010

This quarterly report provides: - up to date national mineral statistics on production, trade and policy - indexes and graphs of Australian mine production and export prices - a graphical summary of mineral exports.
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A water resources planning support system for a growing community with multiple water suppliers - application in Owasso, Oklahoma

This dissertation answers the general question of when and where consolidation of rural and medium size community water systems is appropriate and should be considered as a solution to address the growing water demands of a single critical community. To this end, a planning support...
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Accessibility of essential services in urban and regional Australia

The extent to which governments have an obligation to provide a core set of essential services to all taxpayers, irrespective of their place of residence, is a topic of regular political debate. Of particular concern is the quality of telecommunication, health and education services in...