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19 Jul 2017

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Questions the utility of addressing food insecurity through food assistance programs and by separating food security into pillars, and argues for a systemic innovation and complexity approach. This is achieved by demonstrating that food insecurity is a wicked...

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12 Jul 2017

What can social media tell us about our patrons? We look at Yik Yak through the lens of library ethnography, suggesting that anonymous social media can reveal not only complaints and commentary about library services and spaces, but also uncover students’ emotional and social experience with...

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10 Jul 2017

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Objective: To compare the current rate of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Australian general practice with the recommendations in the most widely consulted therapeutic guidelines in Australia (Therapeutic...

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07 Jul 2017

The health effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) for children include increased risk of Sudden Infant Death, respiratory tract infections, exacerbations of asthma and ‘glue ear’. Levels of SHS in cars are very high, making SHS exposure in cars a particularly severe health hazard. Many countries,...

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04 Jul 2017

Comprehensive design schemes and specifications have progressively shaped Master-Planned Communities (MPCs). The market largely predetermines these outcomes, with background input from communities. Therefore, this paper endeavours to define the fundamental structures that generate differences...

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02 Jul 2017

Background:
The prevalence and cost of overweight and obesity are projected to continue to rise in our current sedentary, energy-rich environment. The heritability of obesity is reported to be 40–80%.

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29 Jun 2017

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Objective: While governments draft law and policy to promote public health, it is through cases put before the judiciary that the implementation of law can be challenged and where its practical implications are typically determined. In this paper...

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22 Jun 2017

Two hundred and twenty-six qualitative interviews with students studying at Australia’s largest online tertiary education organisation, Open Universities Australia (OUA), found that failure to complete assessments due to unexpected and unavoidable employment
commitments was the standout...

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21 Jun 2017

Eating during the night may increase the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes in shift workers. This study examined the impact of either eating or not eating a meal at night on glucose metabolism. Participants underwent four nights of simulated night work (SW1–4, 16:00–10:00 h, <50 lux) with...

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20 Jun 2017

Research is crucial to advancing knowledge about dementia, yet the burden of the disease currently outpaces research activity. Research often excludes people with dementia and other cognitive impairments because researchers and ethics committees are concerned about issues related to capacity,...

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20 Jun 2017

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To quantify the potential impact of an additional 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on productivity in Australia.

Methods

We used a multi-state lifetable Markov model to examine the potential impact of an additional 20%...

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19 Jun 2017

This case study shows how the 2015 Anzac Day terror plot resulted from virtual planning, which is an operational method the Islamic State has used widely since 2014. The article traces how the Melbourne-based perpetrator received online instructions on four components of the intended attack:...

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19 Jun 2017

This paper examines and takes stock of the changed dynamics in Australia’s relationships with China and the United States. It revisits the importance of the US alliance to Australia’s security and considers a range of regional bilateral and multilateral options to pursue as Australian...

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19 Jun 2017

During 2011, the United States and Australia agreed to the deployment of a US Marine Corps force to Darwin, Australia, to be rotated on a seasonal basis. This expeditionary force aspires to strengthen the interoperability between the US military and Australian Defence Force. It also is a...

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19 Jun 2017

One of the most widely-endorsed norms in Australian politics is the requirement for bipartisanship in the management of defence and security policy. This norm is assumed to lead to good policy creation, foster political unity, and protect those who implement national policy (particularly the...

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16 Jun 2017

The close relationship between housing and health has been well documented in New Zealand but is of particular concern for the disabled population. A 2013 survey identified that almost one-quarter (24%) of New Zealanders have a disability, and physical disabilities are projected to increase most...

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16 Jun 2017

Objective – In order to inform a library service related to creating and maintaining online scholarly profiles, we sought to assess the knowledge base and needs of our academic communities. Participants were queried about use, issues, and attitudes toward scholarly profile and altmetric tools,...

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15 Jun 2017

Since its original formulation in the 1940s (Davis 1945; Notestein 1945), the phenomenon known as ‘the global demographic transition’ has been used to understand the trend of structural population ageing, and with it, the slowing and ultimately the ending of population growth – now anticipated...

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15 Jun 2017

Understanding and predicting spatial patterns in population change has significant implications for infrastructure, property investments, and national spatial planning. It is also at the core of understanding what motivates people to move to different places, and the underlying geographical...

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15 Jun 2017

Demographic regimes and national identity New Zealand’s demographic regime, moderate to high population growth for most of the last 170+ years, has shaped ‘nation building’, especially self-identity (Pool 2016). Increasing population numbers, the quantum of demography, is the value ‘writ large’...

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