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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...
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Cardiovascular disease in regional Queensland: a case study identifying the implications for changing the primary health care educational paradigm

Australia is perceived by many as the 'lucky' country and the image that has been portrayed to the rest of the world is one that projects a nation of tanned, active, healthy, and sports-loving individuals. This image is outdated and instead Australia is a nation...
Report

Central Queensland Economic and Infrastructure Framework

This Economic and Infrastructure Framework (the framework) identifies opportunities for the Central Queensland economy to grow with the support of strategic infrastructure planning. By highlighting the economic potential of Central Queensland, the framework aims to encourage private sector investment in the region, as well as...
Report

Central Queensland Workforce Development Initiatives

The proposed Central Queensland Resource Catchment Workforce Development Strategy (CQRCWDS) project was initiated by RDA Mackay Whitsunday and the Queensland Government to explore a way to address the projected skills shortages in the resources sector in Central Queensland. This report is a starting point in...
Report

Bruce Highway Action Plan

The Bruce Highway Action Plan sets out a detailed program of works which will improve the safety, flood immunity and capacity of the Bruce Highway, over the next 10 years. Proposed projects include: $5.2 billion worth of safety improvements, including wide centre line and shoulder...
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Building co-management as a process: problem solving through partnerships in Aboriginal country, Australia

Collaborative problem solving has increasingly become important in the face of the complexities in the management of resources, including protected areas. The strategy undertaken by Girringun Aboriginal Corporation in north tropical Queensland, Australia, for developing co-management demonstrates the potential for a problem solving approach involving...
Report

Building Resilience in Rural Communities: Toolkit

This toolkit is the outcome of a three year research project examining resilience in the rural community of Stanthorpe in Queensland. The toolkit intends to provide ideas and information that could be included in new or existing social programs or workshops conducted Stanthorpe and other...
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Class, status and land conflict: the democratisation of grazing lands in Queensland

One of the recurring themes of environmental sociology is the manner in which detrimental environmental effects are differentially distributed, disadvantaging those of lower class and lesser status. In the case of agricultural land in western societies, extensive restructuring and industrialisation of agriculture's biological processes has...
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Closing the Gap: some unsettling assumptions - a remote region case study

Australian governments are committed to closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians, yet progress is slow. This paper draws links between these policy efforts and a study of a remote shire in Western Queensland where indicators suggest better than usual socioeconomic outcomes for Aboriginal...
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Developing tools to support complex infrastructure decision-making

Purpose - The rapidly changing role of capital city airports has placed demands on surrounding infrastructure. The need for infrastructure management and coordination is increasing as airports and cities grow and share common infrastructure frameworks. The purpose of this paper is to document the changing...