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Caring for carers of people with dementia: A protocol for harnessing innovation through deploying leading edge technologies to enable virtual support groups and services

In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.
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The life cycle cost of standalone solar air-water heat pumps for Australian homes

To combat increasing electricity prices due to the high operating costs of conventional reverse cycle air-airheat pumps (RC-AA-HP), they can be powered by standalone PV systems as a radical demand side energy management solution. However, the heavy power consumption of their compressors necessitates very large...
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Standalone solar air-conditioning systems for residential buildings

The rapid adoption of reverse-cycle vapour-compression air-conditioning systems in residential buildings has produced an escalation in both total and peak electricity demand, necessitating a high level of investment in electricity infrastructure, and raising concerns over energy security and environmental issues. To address these issues, solar...
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Comparison of mains versus standalone PV electricity to power a residential standalone solar absorption chiller in Australia

This study compares the cost of operating the auxiliary components of an optimised standalone hot water fired absorption chiller, using mains grid electricity and an optimised standalone photovoltaic system. The cheaper source was further compared with using mains electricity to operate a conventional reverse cycle...
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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...