2008 Regional Perspectives

3rd Regional Perspectives Conference, 'Understanding Sustainable Regions'

Speakers' Presentations

Keynote address

  • Professor Philip McCann, Professor of Economics, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, New Zealand, Globalisation, Knowledge and Regions.PPT: 191 KB

Theme 1: Understanding community wellbeing

  • Geoff Frost, Regional Research Leader, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and RegionalEconomics, Costs of remoteness. PPT: 969 KB
  • Leanne Johnson, Regional Research Leader, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, Household Wealth. PPT: 1168 KB
  • Carolyn Brennan, Senior Researcher, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, Income Support. PPT: 1000 KB
  • Professor Ann Harding, Director, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling,University of Canberra, Social inclusion: issues, data and policy responses. PPT: 819 KB


  • Amy Ruddick, Executive Officer, The Chamber of Minerals and Energy ofWestern Australia, Resource sector engagement the Pilbara region. PPT: 2013 KB
  • Professor Rolf Gerritsen, Research Leader Central Australia, Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Policy conundrums of remote Australia's two speed economy PPT: 4012 KB

Theme 2: Climate shocks–understanding regional adaption

  • Introduction: Dr Catharina Williams, Principal Research Analyst Regional Research, Bureau ofInfrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. PPT: 4629 KB
  • Professor John Handmer, Head, RMIT University, Do communities recover well from disaster?.PPT: 7792 KB
  • Dr Anthony Hogan, Senior Social Scientist, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Climate change and adaptation-perspectives from primary producers. PPT: 2001 KB
  • Dr Neil Barr, Senior Social Researcher, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Structural adjustment in the Australian farm sector PPT: 8197 KB


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