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Rural Issues

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

Convenor and contact details: 
Janet Congues and John Scott (10/16)

Group members:

  • Kate Brooks
  • Merrilyn Crichton
  • Paula Geldens
  • Geoffrey Lawrence
  • Stewart Lockie
  • John Scott
  • Evan Willis
  • Elena Wilson
  • Jo-Anne Everingham
  • Martin Forsey
  • Barton Loechel
  • Sarah Palmer
  • Karen Soldatic
  • Lynda Cheshire
  • Eileen Clark
  • Kiah Smith
  • Julie Fullarton
  • Marea Capell
  • Louise Holdsworth
  • Edgar Burns
  • Andrea Grant
  • Juliette Grey
  • Maree Petersen
  • David Farrugia
  • Josephine Clarke
  • Christina Malatzky
  • Daniela Stehlik
  • Janet Congues
  • Diane Luhrs
  • Sophie Lewis
  • Jonathan Howard
  • Fiona Lokot
  • Bernard Gardiner
  • Jillian Marchant
  • Catherine Waite
  • Samantha Clune
  • EJ Shu
  • Aqua Hastings
  • Tim Harrison
  • Laura Rodriguez Castro
  • Rachael Wallis
  • Peta Partridge
  • Dale Wadeson
  • Keith Noble
  • Michelle Buck
  • Susan Wright
  • Heather Downey
  • Jane Frank

Events

Rural Issues Thematic Group Planning Day

Bringing Australian Rural Sociologists together
October 28th 2011. Further details here.