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A review of SME export barriers: the case of Australian small and medium-sized exporters

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Saleh, Ali Salman; Le, Viet
  • Publisher: World Business Institute
  • Country: Australia

There are only few studies that focus on the export underperformance of Australian SMEs. This study attempts to provide a better understanding of the export barriers that face the SME sector in Australia. Hence, this paper reviews the significance contribution of the SME sector to the Australian economy. In doing so, it is important to critically ....

A role for communities in primary prevention of chronic illness?: case studies in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Taylor J, Braunack-Mayer A, Cargo M, Larkins S, Preston R
  • Publisher: University of South Australia Centre for Rural Health and Community Development

In regional Australia "communities of place," defined as bounded geographic locations with a local society, undertake community-wide primary prevention programs. In helping to prevent chronic illness, communities provide valuable resources to the health system. To understand the role of community-health sector partnerships for primary prevention ....

A rural-urban divide?: Attitudinal differences towards water restrictions in South Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pearce, Meryl; Willis, Eileen; Mamerow, Loreen; Jorgensen, Bradley; Martin, John;
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines differences in attitudes towards water restrictions in rural and urban areas in South Australia. The areas differed on the relative importance of future water shortages, whether uniform restrictions should apply across the state and the disruptive nature of restrictions. An analysis of the determinants of the attitudinal diffe ....

A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Liz Wall & Mary Stathopoulos
  • Journal Name: ACSSA Wrap No. 13
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-922038-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional and remote areas in Australia has led to some ....

A Strategic Transport Network for South East Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ralf Kastan, Kastan Consulting
  • Publisher: South East Australian Transport Strategy Inc.
  • Published Location: Malua Bay, NSW

This paper defines the region's existing transport network, identifies reas where additional infrastructure is needed, and provides a strategic context for these projects.  This would boost the region's economic competitiveness, stimulate investment, improve employment prospects and greatly enhance its 'liveability'.  Report Location ....

A study on selection of probability distributions for at-site flood frequency analysis in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rahman, Ayesha S.; Rahman, Ataur; Zaman, Mohammad A.; Haddad, Khaled; Ahsan, Amimul; Imteaz, Monzur
  • Journal Name: Natural Hazards
  • Journal Number: 69:3
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: Australia

The most direct method of design flood estimation is at-site flood frequency analysis, which relies on a relatively long period of recorded streamflow data at a given site. Selection of an appropriate probability distribution and associated parameter estimation procedure is of prime importance in at-site flood frequency analysis. The choice of th ....

A tool and process that facilitate community building and social learning for natural resource management

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: C Raymond, J Cleary
  • Journal Name: Ecology and Society
  • Journal Number: 18
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance
  • ISBN: 1708-3087
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

This study presents a self-assessment tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management. The tool and process provide opportunities for rural landholders and project teams both to self-assess their capacity to plan and deliver natural resource management (NRM) programs and to reflect ....

Access All Areas: New Solutions for GP Shortages in Rural Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Duckett, S., Breadon, P. and Ginnivan, L.
  • Journal Name: Grattan Institute Report
  • Journal Number: No. 2013-11
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-925015-44-7
  • Country: Australia

Shortages of GP services have a big impact. When people can’t see a GP, they get sick with conditions that could be prevented. This is costly for the health system and for individuals. Many parts of Australia have too few GP services. The number of services per person in the lowest-access rural areas is less than half that of the ma ....

Accountants as Emotional Wellbeing Counsellors in Rural Areas

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Carter, Amanda J; Burritt, Roger L; Pisaniello, John D
  • Journal Name: Australian Accounting Review
  • Journal Number: 23.2
  • Publisher: Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 10356908
  • Country: Australia

The role of accountants in dealing with the social, emotional and stress-related problems of their clients is explored using semi-structured interviews with owner-accountants and regional development workers. Findings indicate the importance to rural communities and the related public of accountants acting as 'emotional wellbeing counsellors'; a ....

Action plan to foster growth in food and wine industries

  • Year: 2013
  • Journal Name: Premium Food and Wine From Our Clean Environment News
  • Journal Number: November 2013
  • Publisher: Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Food and wine are pivotal to South Australia’s prosperity and central to its identity. Recognising that, an action plan to develop and expand South Australia’s food and wine industry locally, interstate and in key overseas markets has been released.  The plan provides a blueprint to further build, grow and secure our food and wine ....

Additional years of Australian Rural Clinical School undergraduate training is associated with rural practice

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Forster, Lesley; Assareh, Hassan; Watts, Lisa D; McLachlan, Craig S
  • Journal Name: BMC Medical Education
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726920
  • Country: Australia

To understand the influence of the number of years spent at an Australian rural clinical school (RCS) on graduate current , preferred current and intended location for rural workforce practice. Increasing the length of time beyond a year at an Australian RCS campus for undergraduate medical students is associated with current work location, pref ....

Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities: New evidence for GPs

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Robertson, Jan; Conigrave, Katherine; Ivers, Rowena; Hindmarsh, Elizabeth and Clough, Alan.
  • Journal Name: Australian Family Physician
  • Journal Number: Vol. 42 No. 7
  • Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0300-8495
  • Country: Australia

Objective: To inform smoking interventions by clinicians, particularly doctors, in primary healthcare settings in remote Aboriginal communities, we describe the results of tobacco surveys in remote Northern Territory communities. Method: During 2008-09 in three remote communities in the Northern Territory, 400 people (aged >/=16 years) were as ....

Adelaide Hills Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Regional Roadmap 2013-2016: Growing a healthy, resilient, well connected and prosperous region

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The roadmap focuses on economic development that adds value to the social and environmental capital of local communities. The measure for success in the roadmap is the maintenance of sustainable communities as defined by the Commonwealth Government's Sustainable Australia: Sustainable Communities Strategy. The development of infrastructure plays ....

Adherence to management guidelines for growth faltering and anaemia in remote dwelling Australian Aboriginal infants and barriers to health service delivery

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bar-Zeev, Sarah J; Kruske, Sue G; Barclay, Lesley M; Bar-Zeev, Naor; Kildea, Sue V
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963
  • Country: Australia

Remote dwelling Aboriginal infants from northern Australia have a high burden of disease and frequently use health services. Little is known about the quality of infant care provided by remote health services. This study describes the adherence to infant guidelines for anaemia and growth faltering by remote health staff and barriers to effective ....

Agricultural Commodity Statistics 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Research Economics and Sciences
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978-1-74323-168-5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: ACT

Agricultural commodity statistics provides a comprehensive compilation of data on the Australian economy and the agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Agricultural commodity statistics presents current and historical data. Some historical series extend more than 40 years. To ensure the most relevant package of statistics  ....

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