Country Newspapers for local content on Regional Development

Country newspapers have the highest level of local content of any medium – unmatched by radio and television. The high level of penetration to all segments, offers an uncluttered environment and makes them an ideal medium for your advertising campaign. According to the Victorian Country Press Association . Country papers …

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Build your brand in regional Australia

Stand out from your competitors, build your brand and reach your target market by partnering with the Association for Sustainability in Business, the host of the Australian Regional Development Conference. A sponsorship package with Association for Sustainability in Business will give your business a unique opportunity to align your brand …

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Positive mental health key to tackling rural climate change

By Aysha Fleming, CSIRO Mental health has been an issue in rural areas for the past few decades. Climate change will only add more stress to the lives of rural people. While a report by the Climate Institute shows broad scale effects of climate change on mental health are likely …

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Waiting for action on access to GPs in rural Australia

By Stephen Duckett, Grattan Institute A new Grattan Institute report released today, Access all areas, tells a mixed story about Australians’ access to general practitioners (GPs). The good news is access is getting better in many parts of Australia. The bad news is the progress is slowest where it’s needed …

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Call for Abstracts for The Australian Regional Development Conference, Albury

We invite you to submit an abstract for the Australian Regional Development Conference which is being held in Albury, 15-16 October, 2014. The theme of the conference is “Where to from Here?” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The aim of the …

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Overseas trained doctors can’t fill rural workforce shortages forever

By Peter Brooks, University of Melbourne The recently released report from the House of Representatives’ inquiry into the registration processes and support for overseas-trained doctors highlights some major shortfalls in how Australia’s health workforce is organised. Poignantly titled Lost in the Labyrinth, the report explains how on the one hand, …

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Health care in rural areas: the answer is not more of the same

Health care in rural areas By Jane Farmer, La Trobe University The recent report of the Senate Inquiry into rural health services gave tantalising glimpses of how the future of rural health services should be. But its central theme is not new. The persistent and consistent message (that it’s hard …

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Remote economic participation in Australia – call for abstracts

Remote Economic Participation Remote Economic Participation will be discussed at an upcoming Australian Regional Development Conference, to be held in Albury in October 2014. The call for abstracts is now open and includes streams on economic and community development. The conference focuses on regional, rural and remote economic and community development and sustainability. Specifically …

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Disasters and mental health in rural and remote areas

By Helen Louise Berry, University of Canberra Mental health problems cause profound suffering and are worthy of attention for that reason alone. But despite policy and service reform, such problems remain as common, expensive and disabling as they were a decade ago. Bad mental health erodes financial and personal resources, …

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