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Bush lawyers in New South Wales and Queensland: A spatial analysis

This article deals with the effect that different structures for the legal profession might have on supporting legal practice. There is a particular focus on Queensland, and its Law Society's claim that conveyancing protection is important infrastructure for practice in the bush. A spatial analysis...
Journal article

Bush telegraph: improving outcomes for rural and remote patients with chronic heart failure

Given the public health burden of chronic heart failure (CHF) within the community, difficulties in patient access to health services in rural and remote areas, and the relative high morbidity and mortality of this disease, new strategies are urgently required. However, the allocation of health...
Journal article

Bushwhacked or Networked Health Reform?

People who live in rural and regional Australia have a right to the same quality of health service as all Australians ... but the reality is very different. Achieving equality of care will take technology, commitment and political willpower.
Report

Business Success Factors

The focus of this project was to identify the factors that contributed to the success of businesses in desert Australia. In particular, the study was designed to determine: " how successful these businesses had been over the last three years " what factors were used...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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...
Journal article

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...
Journal article

Canada must make broadband infrastructure a priority [Information deficit: Canadian Solutions 2001]

Maggie Matear is the Director of Operations for the Northeastern Ontario Communications Network (NEOnet), a northern Ontario community-based network. She co-ordinates a non-profit strategic planning "gateway organization" for community capacity building in the information, communication, and technology (ICT) sectors. As advocates, facilitators, and educators, she...
Journal article

Canadian health system reforms: lessons for Australia?

This paper analyses recent health reform agenda in Canada. From 1988 until 1997, the first phase of reforms focused on service integration through regionalisation and a rebalancing of services from illness care to prevention and wellness. The second phase, which has been layered onto the...
Fact sheet

Cancer in rural Australia

Cancer is responsible for Australia's largest disease burden, and people with cancer in rural areas have poorer survival rates than those living in major metropolitan centres.