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Wouldn't it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet. Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and...
The rising penetration of vapor compression air conditioning systems in Australian dwellings has raised the peak power demand. Consequently, the electrical infrastructure requires significant, costly upgrades that is invariably passed on to all end-users. Electricity network charges account for about half the cost of an...
The objectives of DAC peer reviews are to improve the quality and effectiveness of development co-operation policies and systems, and to promote good development partnerships for better impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries.
New Zealand is a committed and effective development partner that actively seeks to apply the principles of aid effectiveness in a pragmatic way considering the varying capabilities in different countries and contexts and the challenges of implementing projects of various kinds.. The report provides a...
This paper explores the digital divide between urban and rural communities, and how this impacts regional development.
There is a general recognition that the existing housing stock represents the largest potential for energy saving and greenhouse abatement in the residential sector. However, few studies have looked at how inefficient existing houses actually are, the extent to which their level of energy efficiency...
The ‘tyranny of distance’ endured by many rural and regional families has been linked with negative educational outcomes for rural students including lower academic outcomes related to the ‘social stratification’ that is revealing itself across Australian education sectors.
This publication is a compilation of studies, which deal with theoretical understanding and empirical solutions, learning about problem spheres, specifying content parallels of social, legal, economic, moral and ethical views on senior issues in society, which are closely related to each other and are interconnected....
The NQF Snapshot Q4 2014 is ACECQA’s eighth national report on children’s education and care services.
The data presented in this Snapshot was taken from the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQA ITS) on 2 January 2015 for the quarter ending 31 December 2014....
Australia and New Zealand are surrounded by some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change on earth. The Australian and New Zealand governments need to fully recognise the dangers facing Pacific Island countries and territories, and work hand-in-hand as a united Pacific towards solutions....