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Innovation Science and Technology

Submission to the Rural Research and Development Council

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

In January 2011, the Rural Research and Development Council ('the Council') released a draft National Strategic Rural Research and Development Investment Plan ('the draft plan'). The Council invited public comment on this draft plan, including from the Productivity Commission, before preparing a final version for the Minister ....

Success stories in Indigenous health : a showcase of successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health projects

  • Year: 2007
  • Editors: Fitzpatrick, Sally
  • Publisher: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation.
  • Published Location: Rozelle, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780975600320
  • Country: Australia

This publication is produced to highlight the success stories in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health which demonstrate that change for the better is possible; it highlights the value of Indigenous community control of health services and related programs; it contains the voices of Indigenous Australians telling their exper ....

Successful information and communication technology implementation strategies for rural communities: An investigation of tech-based economic development programs

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sullivan, Donna Annette
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Capella University
  • Published Location: United States -- Minnesota
  • ISBN: 9781109470017
  • Country: United States

Many rural communities across America face several obstacles in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) initiatives and struggle with the best approaches for leveraging these elements into an economic development strategy. These obstacles include: lack of quality local ICTs infrastructure, funding, inabil ....

Sunshine Coast Regional Roadmap 2012-2031

  • Year: 2012
  • Editors: Russell Mason, Cathy Fitzpatrick, Bronwyn Bush, Hari Kotrotsios, Michael Emerson, Tim Eldridge, Anne Lawrence
  • Publisher: RDA Sunshine Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The 2012-31 Regional Roadmap provides both an overview of the Sunshine Coast economy in a State of the Region report and outlines the Priority Focus Areas that Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast can implement, in collaboration with industry leaders and organisations. The priority focus areas have been developed over time in collaborat ....

Sustainable regional legal practice: The importance of alliances and the use of innovative information technology by legal practices in regional, rural and remote Queensland

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hart, Caroline
  • Journal Name: Deakin Law Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Recent reports into legal services in regional, rural and remote Queensland indicate that the supply of legal practitioners is insufficient to provide adequate legal services. This paper draws on the results of thirty in-depth interviews with partners (and directors of incorporated legal practices) on the topic of sustainable regio ....

Tablet technology to facilitate improved interaction and communication with students studying mathematics at a distance

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Galligan, Linda; Hobohm, Carola; Loch, Birgit
  • Journal Name: The Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Journal Number: 31.4
  • Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 07319258
  • Country: Australia

Teaching and learning of mathematics is challenging when lecturer and students are separated geographically. While student engagement and interaction with the course, with other students and with the lecturer is vital to mathematics learning, it is difficult to facilitate this electronically, because of the nature of mathematics. With tablet tech ....

Tele-education: a collaborative project in the delivery of mental health education in rural Victoria.

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Fahey, A; Gelber, H
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Findings from the Training Needs Survey in Children's Mental Health project, presented in this paper, were used to form the basis of the Children's Mental Health Tele-Education Program. The program targeted allied health workers employed in child and family agencies in the Loddon Southern Mallee Region, Victoria, and was developed ....

Telecommunications and Regional Development

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bamberry, Geoff; Dale, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

While modern telecommunications infrastructure and services have been recognised as important in stimulating regional economic development, significant disparities in their provision have been observed between metropolitan and regional areas. Some of the identified advantages of telecommunications services include the diversificati ....

Telecommunications Spend and Demand in Victoria, 2012

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Deloitte Access Economics Pty Ltd
  • Publisher: Department of Business and Innovation
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Key findings Telecommunications markets Victoria's telecommunications market has seen particularly rapid development in mobile data services as the range of devices utilising these networks increases. The Federal National Broadband Network (NBN) has begun to transform the sector. The rollout is set to provide fibre to around one th ....

Telemedicine for Wound Care: Current Practice and Future Potential

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Gray, LC; Armfield, NR; Smith, AC
  • Journal Name: Wound Practice & Research: Journal of the Australian Wound Management Association
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

Telemedicine offers the potential to improve access to specialist care for people in rural communities, and for those with chronic illness, disability and limited support of carers, including in metropolitan settings. Individuals with chronic ulcers and wounds will often meet these criteria. The declining cost of equipment and impr ....

Telepharmacy - enabling technology to provide quality pharmacy services in rural and remote communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Kimber, MB; Peterson, GM
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 36, No. 2
  • Country: Australia, United States

The provision of quality pharmacy services to rural and remote communities is influenced by the National Strategy for the Quality Use of Medicines. The implementation of this strategy is challenged by the shortage of pharmacists in rural areas. Australia compares unfavourably with both the UK and US in this regard. The Fourth Commu ....

The Anatomy of the Australian Entrepreneur: Understanding Micro, Small and Medium Business Entrepreneurs in Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen
  • Publisher: Ninti One Limited, Curtin University
  • Published Location: Alice Springs
  • ISBN: 978 1 74158 179 6
  • Country: Australia

This report is the result of research into how Indigenous and non-Indigenous owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) perform.1 It takes as a starting point the potential role small business could play in improving Indigenous people’s participation in the economy, recognising that this has a direct impact on Indigenous people’s wellb ....

The competitive advantage of towns: transaction costs and innovation in a rural service town

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This research, on the social and cultural context of the economy in Hamilton, a rural Victorian service town, demonstrates how close knit, geographically localised social networks serve to lower many transaction costs for local businesses. Different social arrangements may raise or lower the transaction costs of economic activities ....

The Geography and Institutional Foundations of Innovative Industry

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ross, Matthew B.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781124693965
  • Country: United States

The rate of innovation from a region has become the litmus test for competitiveness in the globalized knowledge economy. Cross-industry occupational decomposition was used to determine industrial innovative capacity by four digit NAICS industry. The percentage employment in technology oriented occupations was calculated for each individual f ....

The Impact of Agglomerative Industrial Dynamic Externalities on Regional Technology Gaps: A Case of the ICT Industry in Taiwan

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Chen, Ku-Hsieh Michael
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • Country: Taiwan

All other things being equal, questions arise as to whether the location of firms in distinct regions will result in variations in their technology capabilities, and what the nature of the local industrial environment is that determines regional technology gaps. This study investigates these issues from a perspective of industrial ....

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