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Digital Revolution or Digital Divide: Will Rural Teachers Get a Piece of the Professional Development Pie?

In order to sustain the rural education community, access to high quality professional development opportunities must become a priority. Teachers in rural areas face many challenges in order to access professional learning equitable to their city counterparts. In the current climate, the Federal government of...
Report

Evaluation of the Murdi Paaki COAG trial

The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Trials, announced in 2002, aimed to explore new ways for governments to work together and with communities to address the needs of Indigenous Australians. Eight trials were conducted in sites across Australia - the New South Wales trial was...
Evaluation

Evaluative research into the Office of the Board of Studies' Aboriginal Careers Aspiration Program for Aboriginal students in NSW high schools

The Aboriginal Careers Aspiration Program was established to enhance knowledge, skills and access to career pathways information and to raise the numbers of Indigenous students across as many subject areas as possible. This report presents a review of this program, focusing on the critical issues...
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Coping and resilience in farming families affected by drought

The present study was a qualitative investigation of the impact of drought on rural families of southern New South Wales, Australia, with particular emphasis on the concept of resilience in times of stress. The aim was to provide insight, from a psychological perspective, into the...
Report

Crime Increases in Perspective: The Regional Dispersion of Crime in NSW, 2001

When an increase in crime at the State level is publicly reported, a large proportion of the general community become fearful, and may alter their lifestyles to avoid what they see as their increased vulnerability to becoming included in victimisation statistics. However, the reported change...
Report

Data Digest LawAccess 2002-2004

The Law and Justice Foundation’s Legal Assistance Services Data Digest holds data from three of the NSW not-for profit legal assistance services providing services for disadvantaged residents. The three services are Legal Aid NSW, Community Legal Centres in NSW and Law Access NSW. Findings were...
Report

Connecting the Hunter: A regional approach to infrastructure

Connecting the Hunter is the first in a series of short papers aimed at establishing a regiona approach to Hunter growth strategies. It does not provide details or analysis of infrastructure proposals. Instead, it recognises that infrastructure - water, energy, communications and transport - has...
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Control, uncertainty and expectations for the future: a qualitative study of the impact of drought on a rural Australian community

Many rural Australian communities continue to endure a prolonged drought. The mental health effects of short-term natural disaster are well known; those of a long-term and chronic natural disaster such as drought are less well understood. However, in addition to immediate distress there are likely...
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Developing Landscape Frameworks for Regional Conservation Planning; an Approach Integrating Fauna Spatial Distributions and Ecological Principles

Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation are heavily implicated in the decline of biodiversity throughout the world. Numerous conservation programmes have emerged in the attempt to deal with these primary threats but they are often isolated and disparate, foregoing opportunities for integrated, cumulative approaches and benefits...
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Developing sustainable models of rural health care: a community development approach

It is widely noted that rural populations have poor health status and are ageing. In Australia, state and national policies and programs have been instigated to redress this, but few rural residents would agree that their town is the same as an apparently similar sized...