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The objective of this paper is to identify factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia.
Though Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, there is strong evidence that shows agrarian attitudes and sentiments continue to have a powerful hold on the community. This paper attempts to gauge community attitudes towards agricultural policies and explore how agrarianism...
As Australia’s seventh largest city, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever draft plan aims to drive sustainable growth.
This plan brings together social and economic development goals with conservation goals, guided by international best practice – UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL).
Whilst there is no national cultural policy in Australia, the local government sector has embraced cultural planning to a high degree. The external mechanisms that have influenced local government to place so much importance on cultural planning infrastructure, seem to have left councils in a...
The purpose of this research is to understand how small museums contribute to social capital in their community. The research uses three distinct case studies to distinguish differences and similarities. The article first discusses aspects of social impact and the arts. It then identifies a...
Intended to generate a more skilled arts and mental health workforce and employ more innovative models of delivery, these protocols and guidelines have been developed to better equip artists and mental health workers to develop successful projects.
In 2005 Anne Dunn conducted a comprehensive consultation with country Australians concerning the nature, challenges and opportunities of their work in and aspirations for the arts in their communities and towns. This was followed by twelve Australia-wide forums held across a range of coastal, inland,...