University of Southern Queensland

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The ‘university place’: how and why place influences the engagement and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students

This project aimed to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university student engagement and retention. Specifically, this project attended to the notion of the ‘university place’ and provides information and two tools that universities can use to help optimise the persistence and educational outcomes of...
Journal article

Developing the capacity of farmers to understand and apply seasonal climate forecasts through collaborative learning processes

This paper documents and evaluates collaborative learning processes aimed at developing farmer’s knowledge, skills and aspirations to use seasonal climate forecasting (SCF). Workshops encouraging gorup discussion and collaborative learning were held across Australian sugar production regions in 2012.
Journal article

Identifying and measuring agrarian sentiment in regional Australia

Though Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, there is strong evidence that shows agrarian attitudes and sentiments continue to have a powerful hold on the community. This paper attempts to gauge community attitudes towards agricultural policies and explore how agrarianism...
Journal article

Towards understanding digital divide in rural partnerships and development: a framework and evidence from rural Australia

This paper explores the digital divide between urban and rural communities, and how this impacts regional development.
Conference paper

Local government internal audit compliance

Local Government Councils are reliant on a number of funding sources including State and Federal governments as well as their community constituents to enable them to provide a range of public services. Given these funding sources councils need to have in place a range of...