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Can you see me? Experiences of nurses working night shift in Australian regional hospitals: a qualitative case study

To report a study that explored the experiences of night-shift nurses, focusing on employee interrelationships and work satisfaction. Night-shift nurses are a critical component in hospital care making it essential to understand the experiences that give meaning to their work and understand how these nurses...
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Cancer of the Bush or Salvation for our Cities?: Fly-in, Fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia

On Wednesday 13 February 2013, the House Standing Committee on Regional Australia tabled its report on the inquiry into the use of 'fly-in, fly-out' (FIFO) workforce practices in regional Australia entitled Cancer of the bush or salvation for our cities? Fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out...
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Carbon, biodiversity and regional natural resource planning: towards high impact next generation plans

Given the increased importance of adaptation debates in global climate negotiations, pressure to achieve biodiversity, food and water security through managed landscape-scale adaptation will likely increase across the globe over the coming decade. In parallel, emerging market-based, terrestrial greenhouse gas abatement programs present a real...
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Caring for the Country: Fatigue, Sleep and Mental Health in Australian Rural Paramedic Shiftworkers

This study investigated sleep quality, fatigue, mental health and physical activity in rural paramedic shiftworkers. Although limited, previous studies have associated high fatigue levels and poorer health in this sector with shiftwork rostering and occupational demands. A modified version of the Standard Shiftwork Index was...
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Central Queensland Economic and Infrastructure Framework

This Economic and Infrastructure Framework (the framework) identifies opportunities for the Central Queensland economy to grow with the support of strategic infrastructure planning. By highlighting the economic potential of Central Queensland, the framework aims to encourage private sector investment in the region, as well as...
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Challenges for rural and remote road safety

The growing national and international awareness of the increased representation of serious injuries and fatalities in rural and remote areas is the focus of this paper. Australia was one of the earliest countries to try to address this issue with a targeted national action plan...
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Challenging homogenous representations of rural youth through a reconceptualisation of young rural Tasmanian's sexual health strategies

Dominant explanations of young people's health risk behaviours echo essentialist notions of perceived invulnerability and risk misperception. Rural youth, however, are considered particularly "at-risk". In this paper I argue for a need to challenge rural youth discourses, as they can have counterproductive implications. To evidence...
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Breaking My Country's Heart

Yamaji writer and painter Charmaine Green explores the impact of mining on the Aboriginal arts industry in a Western Australia rural coastal community with particular emphasis on tensions created from a mining-initiated Aboriginal art exhibition held in Perth called Good Heart.
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Bruce Highway Action Plan

The Bruce Highway Action Plan sets out a detailed program of works which will improve the safety, flood immunity and capacity of the Bruce Highway, over the next 10 years. Proposed projects include: $5.2 billion worth of safety improvements, including wide centre line and shoulder...
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Building scale and sustaining growth: The surprising drivers of job creation

The past decade generated an abundance of headline events " the bursting dot-com bubble, 9-11, the banking crises, the home building meltdown, endless war, budget deficits, election cycles " the list goes on. Yet while most of us were looking the other way, a major...