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Agriculture

Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper
The Australian Government has commissioned a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability. A taskforce has been established to prepare the White Paper and conduct the consultation.
http://agriculturalcompetitiveness.dpmc.gov.au/

Australia's on a high as its quality cherry fruit is reaping rewards with a 30 per cent increase in cherry exports totalling around $47 million for the 2014/15 season. Cherry Growers Australia Inc. Media Release. 21 April 2015.


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Business

Environmental Revolutions in Australian SMEs and their Supply Chains: A Mixed Method Investigation of the Greater Melbourne Region
Dr. Aharon Factor, Lecturer, Faculty of Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology. 2012. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Uniting SMEs, universities, innovation and regional development: learning from the CQ experience
ISSN 2200-5935
Dr. Susan Kinnear, Senior Research Officer, Sustainable Regional Development Programme, Centre for Environmental Management, CQUniversity and Ian Ogden, Innovative Regions Facilitator (Central Queensland), Innovative Regions Centre, Enterprise Connect Division, Department of Innovation, Industry and Science & Adjunct Professional Fellow, Centre for Environmental Management, CQUniversity Australia. 2011. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).


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Community Engagement

Perceptions of the Place of Agriculture in Regional Economies: a scoping study
Dr. Geoff Cockfield, Kate Charters and Dr. Elizabeth Saxon. 2013.


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Governance

A couple of interesting articles have recently appeared in the Australian Financial Review referencing aspects of former treasury official Mr Richard Murray’s recently published paper A New Federation with a Cities and Regional Approach. Copies of these articles have been provided below for your convenience.

Measuring the Mysteries of Federal Political Culture in Australia
A.J. Brown, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld 4222
In P. Kildea, A. Lynch and G. Williams (eds), Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, Federation Press, Sydney, 2012

In the Shadow of Federalism: Dilemmas of Institutional Design in Australian Rural and Remote Regional Governance
A.J. Brown, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld 4222
J.A. Bellamy, School of Integrative Systems, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Qld 4072
Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2010

Grand Design for Federation
Verona Burgess, Government Business Editor
The Australian Financial Review, Friday 14 September 2012

People's Perceptions of Governance and the Implications for Regional Australia
Dr Ian Gray, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Assessing Climate Change Risk and its implications for local Government in Queensland
Prof. Bob Miles, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Regional Development, CQUniversity. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Examining Communities of Interest to achieve 'best-fit' governance in Central Queensland
Prof. Bob Miles, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Regional Development, CQUniversity. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).


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Innovation

Australia's Regional Advantage - Innovative Approaches to Achieving National Outcomes
S. Kinnear, CQUniversity North Rockhampton, QLD, Australia;
K. Charters, Management Solutions Queensland, QLD,
Australia; P. Vitartas, Southern Cross University Lismore, NSW,
Australia (Eds.) 2012.
To order a copy of this book click here

State of Uncertainty
Hasan Bakhshi, Alan Freeman and Jason Potts
NESTA, Provocation 14: April 2011

Profiling Rockhampton’s regional business cohort: identifying opportunities for innovation clusters
Dr. Susan Kinnear and Gail Tucker, CQUniversity Centre for Environmental Management, North Rockhampton, Queensland. 2012. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Call for Action: ten lessons for local authority innovators
Sophia Parker and Charles Leadbeater, Nesta and LGA Creative Councils Programme, November 2013.

Industrial Policy for the Twenty-First Century
Dani Rodrik
Harvard University, September 2004

Creating Jobs Through NBN-Enabled Telework
Deloitte Access Economics and Colmar Brunton
November 2012

CSIRO Design-Led Innovation
CSIRO, 7 March 2013


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Policy

Good Regional Policy
February 2013

Is there a regional Australia and is it worth spending big on?
Paul Collits

Three Issues of Importance to Decision-Makers in Regional Australia
Mark Giddings, Pharmacy Graduate and Adjunct Associate Professor Richard Monypenny, School of Business, James Cook University. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Our Future World: Global megatrends that will change the way we live
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Theme Leader, CSIRO

Regions, Cities and the World: well-connected or subprime views
Dr. Mark McGovern, School of Economics and Finance, Faculty of Business, Queensland University of Technology. 2008. SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Towards Affordable Regional Infrastructure
Dr Mark McGovern, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology. 2009.(SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Growing State Economies - Twelve Actions
National Governors Assocation, 2011-2012

Deputy Prime Minister The Hon. Warren Truss MP SEGRA 2013 Speech

Kalgoorlie Boulder National Regional Summit - Survey Results – challenges and future policy criteria
SEGRA 2009


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Regional Development

The Learning Practitioner
Dr. Paul Collits, School of Global Studies, RMIT University. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Using Work/Life Balance Strategies to Address Regional Skills Shortages
Debra Da Silva, School of Business and Information Technology, Charles Sturt University. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Sustainable Mining Futures and the Liveability of Mining Villages
Lindsay Greer, Senior Research Officer, Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability, CQUniversity. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Skill Shortages in Regional Australia and Novel Marketing Campaigns: a sign of the desperate times!
Kerry Grigg, School of Business and Information Technology, Charles Sturt University. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Community Recovery and Survival in a Boom and Bust Economy
Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie, Director, Housing and Urban Research Institute of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Small Town Renewal - Volume 1, Overview and Case Studies
Peter Kenyon and Alan Black (editors) in conjunction withJim Cavaye, John Duff, Michael O'Meara and Peter Palmer
RIRDC Pub. No. 01/043. RIRDC Project No. ECU-6A. A report for the Rural Industries Research
and Development Corporation. June 2001

Small Towns Big Ideas - Case Studies in Small Town Community Economic Development
Will Lambe, Associate Director, Community & Economic Development Program, School of Government, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. December 2008.

Accessibility of Family Services in Queensland Mining Towns: a case study of Middlemount
Julie Mann, Research Worker, Sustainable Regional Development Programme, Centre for Environmental Management, CQUniversity. 2010. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Responding to the Challenges of Regional Development: Clermont's preferred future and community development strategy
Prof. Bob Miles, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Regional Development, CQUniversity. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Some Practical Next Steps to Grow Local Cooperation
Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Richard Monypenny, Faculty of Business, James Cook University. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Leveraging on Population Mobility to Generate Local Solutions to Community Needs and Issues
Joe Ripepi, PhD Student, Curtin University of Technology. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Townsville: a regional development case study
Cr. Les Tyrell OAM, Mayor, Townsville City Council and Adjunct Associate Professor Richard Monypenny, School of Business, James Cook University. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Attracting and Retaining Mobile Skilled Workers: benefits for rural communities
Dr Peter Vitartas, Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Tools for Community Building in Small Towns
A practical guide for local government community planning groups and other regional stakeholders looking to transition to a positive future for small towns. http://www.loddonmallee.com.au/toolbox

Generic Sustainability Project Action Flow Sheet
A/Prof. Peter Waterman RFD, Adjunct Associate Professor in Environmental Science, University of the Sunshine Coast and SEGRA National Steering Committee


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Sustainability

An innovative approach to managing competing land use on unproductive soils in the north eastern wheatbelt of Western Australia
Mike Clarke and Andrew Blake, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia. 2012. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Transformational Change in Climate Change Impacted Regions
Prof. John Hicks, Professor of Economics, School of Business, Charles Sturt University. 2010. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Beyond Carbon: a case study of regional clustering and innovation in cleantech
Dr. Susan Kinnear, Senior Research Officer, Sustainable Regional Development Programmer, Centre for Environmental Management, CQUniversity and Ian Ogden, Innovative Regions Facilitator (Central Queensland), Innovative Regions Centre, Enterprise Connect Division, Department of Innovation, Industry and Science. 2010. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Climate Change Resource Boom and Coastal Housing in Queensland: an overview
Dr. Susan Kinnear, Senior Research Officer, Sustainable Regional Development Programme, Centre for Environmental Management, CQUniversity. 2010. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Emerging Water Treatment Technologies for decentralised systems: an overview of selected systems suited for application in towns and settlements in remote and very remote regions of Australia and vulnerable and lagging rural regions in Sri Lanka
Dr. Jay Rajapakse, A/Prof. Peter Waterman, Graeme Millar and Sumitha Sumanaweera. 2014. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Managing Mining Communities and Sustainable Development: a Central Queensland case study
Emeritus Professor Bob Miles, Executive Director, Miles Consulting Services. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Secure and Safe Water Supplies in Remote Australian and Rural Sri Lankan Regions: Common Issues and Emerging Responses
Jay Rajapakse, Ruwan Liyanage, Neil Tindale and Peter Waterman. 2013. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Closing the Loop between Research and Sustainable Regional Development
Dr. Imogen Schwarz, Water in Drylands Collaborative Research Program (WIDCORP), University of Ballarat. 2008. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Hearing voices: A narrative analysis of the Senate Inquiry into the Social and Economic Impacts of Rural Wind Farm
ISSN 2200-5935
Cathy Wagg, Mexie Butler, Sean MacDermott, Mary Johnson and Kaye Scholfield. 2011. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Climate Proofing as a Regional Development Strategy
Associate Professor Peter Waterman RFD, Coordinator, Climate Change, Coasts and Catchments, University of the Sunshine Coast. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Emission Trading: an economic business perspective
Debbie West, Manager in Tax and Business Services, WHK and Adjunct Associate Professor Richard Monypenny, School of Business, James Cook University. 2009. (SEGRA Refereed Paper).

Carbon in the Real World
SEGRA 2015 Conference


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Workforce

Geographic Labour Mobility Draft Research Report
Australian Government. Productivity Commission. 2013

The Telework Kit: making telework a success: a guide for leaders, managers and employees
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. November 2013

 

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