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Diabetes in rural towns: effectiveness of continuing education and feedback for healthcare providers in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Background: Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases internationally. The health complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be prevented, delayed, or improved via early diagnosis and effective management. This research aims to examine the impact of a primarily web-based educational...
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Distributional and consumptive water demand impacts of different types of economic growth in two northern Australian river catchments

Using an extensive array of primary and secondary data, this paper constructs, and then uses water-use-input-output (WIO) models to look at the way in which different types of economic growth affect (a) the incomes and employment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous households and (b) consumptive water...
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Diversification for sustainable development in rural and regional Australia: how local community leaders conceptualise the impacts and opportunities from agriculture, tourism and mining

Although the multiple economic, environmental and social challenges threatening the viability of rural and regional communities in Australia are well-known, little research has explored how community leaders conceptualise the impact and opportunities associated with economic diversification from agriculture into alternative industries, such as tourism and...
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Do history and geography matter? Regional unemployment dynamics in a resource-dependent economy: evidence from Western Australia, 1984-2011

Conceptual and methodological differences notwithstanding, both the 'new' economic geography and evolutionary economic geography insist that both history and geography matter when accounting for the changing spatial distribution of economic activities. To date, discourse has been conducted largely at a theoretical level, with few attempts...
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Do older rural drivers self-regulate their driving?: The effects of increased driving importance and limited transportation

This study examined whether older rural drivers are restricted in the ability to self-regulate their driving by the importance they attribute to driving and reduced access to alternative transportation. A sample of 170 drivers (aged /= 75) from rural and urban areas of South Australia...
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Do the Australian guidelines for water recycling protect small or remote communities?

While there are as yet no direct drinking water reuse projects in Australia, there are many valuable aspects of such systems that may be particularly useful in small communities. The Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling - Augmentation of Drinking Water Supplies report a 9.5 log10...
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Does climatic crisis in Australia's food bowl create a basis for change in agricultural gender relations?

An ongoing crisis in Australian agriculture resulting from climate crises including drought, decreasing irrigation water, more recent catastrophic flooding, and an uncertain policy environment is reshaping gender relations in the intimate sphere of the farm family. Drawing on research conducted in the Murray-Darling Basin area...
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Evaluating the use of rural-urban gateway treatments in New Zealand

Speed has been widely identified as a leading factor in crash occurrence and severity. On rural networks, a key problem is speeding where vehicles transition from a high speed to low speed environment. Research has identified ruralurban gateway/threshold treatments as a speed reducing measure in...
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Evaluation report: The 2nd Sustainable Mental Health - Sustainable Communities, Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference

The focus of the conference for 2012 built on the inaugural conference held in Port Lincoln in 2011 which recommended maintaining a regional stance, ensuring a specific theme and focusing on local mental health issues, whilst encouraging grassroots participation and the inclusion of community representatives...
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Expanding horizons: UniReady program for multicultural groups

This paper discusses an initiative titled UniReady Program for Multicultural Groups that was conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement located in the city of Whyalla. Immigrant families are currently being attracted to the city due to regional employment opportunities and...