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100 kids, a green shed, endless red dirt and a few stray camels: reconsidering health in the heart of Australia

In 2005 the author was employed as a youth worker in a remote Northern Territory community. In this paper she makes observations about the level of disadvantage evident in the community. She describes the early life experiences and health status of the community, and problems...
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A Profile of Problem Gambling Clients in Northern NSW

This paper analyses the first four and a half years of client data from the Northern Rivers Gambling Service (NRGS), an outpatient gambling counselling and education service operated by The Buttery in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Because the NRGS provides the vast majority...
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A project-based approach to improving services in reproductive and sexual health in rural areas

In 2001, FPA Health, whose primary goal is to improve access to a range of reproductive and sexual health services for regional, rural and remote areas in New South Wales, conducted a reproductive and sexual health needs assessment of the Macquarie area. Community consultations were...
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A Qualitative Study to the Telemedicine System in Taiwan: The Views of Medical Profession

Taiwan launched a telemedicine service for rural area since 1995. In this study, a qualitative evaluations of Taiwan's telemedicine was performed to assess various measures of effectiveness (e.g., diagnostic accuracy), efficiency (e.g., cost), and participant's altitudes to determine its success. Qualitative data were collected from...
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Can evaluating Indigenous students' aspirations make a difference? Results of an evaluation study

This paper presents findings from a study on the educational and occupational aspirations of Indigenous secondary students, which was commissioned by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. 1,686 urban and rural, Indigenous and non-Indigenous secondary students were surveyed about their life goals, employment...
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Can the participatory evaluation of new communication technology initiatives assist in building sustainable and inclusive rural communities?

This presentation first addresses the role of new communication and information technologies (C and ITs) in building sustainable and inclusive rural communities; factors in community adoption and use of C and IT initiatives; the role of participatory planning and evaluation in making C and IT...
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An analysis of regional labour markets in Australia and the role of labour market programs (LMPs)

In attempting to analyse the proposition that labour market programs (LMPs) were not creating real jobs in rural and regional Australia, this paper refers to Australian Bureau of Statistics census data from regional Australia for the period 1981 to 1996 to discuss the following issues...
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How people are using Twitter during conferences

From this perspective this paper aims to show how Twitter can be used during conferences, and furthermore how different people are using it. With the help of a survey and analysis of the collected data, benefits regarding the use of a microblogging tool such as...
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A will and a way: saving millions and lives

The most effective way to reduce poverty and marginalisation in society is through education, which results in high employment, greater expendable income capable of supporting a welfare system and increased personal leisure time; this leads to social stability and optimal conditions for good population health.
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Access to health services in urban and rural Australia: a level playing field?

In relation to a lack of data in Australia to assess the effect that direct financial cost has on the use of health services, this paper identifies the database maintained by the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) as one source of information about out of pocket...