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Rural Issues Thematic Group

Aims and Objectives

The Rural Issues thematic group aims to bring together sociologists interested in the dialectical relationship that exists between urban and rural Australia and seeks to prioritise the unique social experiences of rural and regional Australians.
Collectively, we aim to support empirical, theoretical and multidisciplinary research related to a broad range of rural and regional issues:

  • policy and policy change;
  • social impacts of climate change;
  • social and cultural diversity;
  • business, work, government and services;
  • economic and social development;
  • community engagement and civil society;
  • culture, cultural diversity and cultural change;
  • relationships between research and practice;
  • interdisciplinary research and practice;
  • agriculture;
  • food security;
  • social impact of water and water resourcing;
  • rural and regional social issues; and
  • commonalities of all Australians.

Year Established: September 2010

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Group Convener:

Melissa Phillips
Melissa Phillips
Western Sydney University

Martina Boese
La Trobe University

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