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Do leaders' characteristics and organisational culture matter while downsizing? A study of publicly funded Australian universities

This research investigated why leaders would differ in their approaches to downsizing by exploring downsizing strategies while considering leaders’ characteristics and organisational culture in Australian universities.
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Remote Indigenous housing system: a systems social assessment

The poor state of Indigenous housing in remote areas is generally acknowledged as one of Australia's most intractable housing problems. The thesis examines why the remote Indigenous housing system does not meet the housing needs of Indigenous people in remote areas and discusses an alternative...
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Understanding place as a cultural system: implications of theory and method

This dissertation seeks to increase understanding of what it means to conceive of place as a cultural system. It involved working with the White Pass Community Self-Assessment project in rural southwestern Washington. Involvement in this project allowed the theoretical discussion of this dissertation to be...
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An examination of customer perceptions of effectiveness and standards in essential functions and services delivery in rural communities

In this study, customers/consumers, representatives of public sector provider organizations, and elected policy makers conveyed their perceptions of factors influencing essential functions and services delivery in selected Western Australian rural communities.
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The environmental implications of the local-state antinomy in Australia

This thesis uses the concept of antimony to explore the practical and applied experience of Australian local governments (LGs) as they attempt to deliver beneficial environmental outcomes.
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The psycho-social wellbeing of children from fly in/fly out mining families

In the absence of previous research in this area, this exploratory study sought to determine whether the levels of depressive symptomatology, anxiety and perceptions of family function of 30 primary school-aged children whose fathers were in FIFO employment were less healthy than those of a...
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Rural restructuring, policy change and uneven development in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia

This thesis examines economic restructuring and changing governmental regulation in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia.
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Managing growth: building a sustainable development in Fort McMurray

The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin houses “Alberta's oil sands (who) lie like a black ribbon across a 120-million-year -old seashore, now buried below lush wetlands and virgin boreal forest” (Lustgarten, 2005). The oil sands are an important source Canadian crude oil, placing Canada second in...
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Non-shelter outcomes of housing: a case study of the relationships between housing and children's schooling

The goal of this research is to provide a clearer understanding of the non-shelter impacts of housing, and in particular of the possible processes by which aspects of housing may impact on aspects of schooling.
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Children and the fly-in/fly-out lifestyle: employment related paternal absence and the implications for children

There has been growing interest in the implications of paternal fly-in/fly-out employment (FIFO) for families and children. The current research had a dual aim, first to investigate children’s well-being in relation to family functioning and paternal FIFO employment characteristics and, second, to access children’s own...