Sustainability and Change in Rural Australia
By addressing themes such as social and economic change, government policy and gender relations, this volume tackles the thematic complexities of sustainability. At the heart of this discussion lies a desire to understand how small rural communities have survived in the past; how they are shaped by environmental, economic and social factors at present; and how these factors will impact on their survival in the future.
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SUSTAINABILITY IN CONTEXT
Rural sustainability in historical perspective
The state of rural populations
The changing social framework
ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY RURAL AUSTRALIA
The changing economics of rural communities
Gender perspectives in Australian rural community life
aged agriculture argued Australian Bureau Australian rural Burch capacity cent centres challenge chapter Charles Sturt University clusters coastal Cocklin & Alston Commonwealth community development country towns cultural decline dependency Dibden ecological economic and social employment environment environmental example factors families farmers future gender global globalisation groups growth Guyra Hugo human capital impact important income increased Indigenous Indigenous Australians individuals industries inland institutions issues labour land Landcare leadership loss masculinity ment metropolitan areas Narrogin natural capital natural environment natural resource neoliberal nities non-metropolitan areas non-metropolitan Australia organisations population problems processes production programs recent remote Richard Stayner role rural areas rural Australia rural communities salinity settlement significant Smailes small towns social capital social exclusion South Australia South Wales spatial strategies structures sustainability of rural tion Tonts trends Tumbarumba urban areas variables Western Australia women