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On Indoor Multi-hopping Capacity of Wireless Ad hoc Mesh Networks

  • Authors: Abolhasan, M, Wang, JCP, Franklin, D
  • Published: 2007

The capacity and multi-hopping performance of ad hoc mesh networks in dynamic environment still remains an open research issue. Previous theoretical studies suggest that they do not scale in densely…

Challenges to the Authenticity in the Aboriginal Art Market

  • Author: Adler, Christine
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminlogy
  • Published: 1999

Over the past two or three years the Aboriginal art market has been the subject of considerable media attention which has raised questions about the authenticity of Aboriginal art. Such…

Providing culturally responsive housing solutions to remote communities in Far North Queensland

  • Author: Agale, Chloe
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

Over the past 10 years, tenancy management of housing across a number of Indigenous communities in Queensland has been transferred from local councils to the state government. This has enabled…

A framework for the management of feral goats in semi-arid South Australia

  • Authors: Agnew, D.C., Patrick, G.P.J., Arnold, B.K.
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2010

An environment modified for rangelands sheep farming has created conditions where feral goat (Capra hircus) populations can escalate if unchecked. The impacts of feral goats on native vegetation, fauna and…

Supporting rural/remote Australians in a culturally appropriate way

  • Authors: Aiton, Susan, Smithson, Teresa
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published: 2017

The organisation provides unique, flexible and culturally appropriate support options for indigenous Australians with a disability or who are frail aged and living in the Top End of the NT.…

Atmospheric nitrogen and carbon transformed by cyanobacteria contribute to productivity in pastoral rangelands

  • Authors: B.M. Alchin, W.J. Williams
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2012

Cyanobacterial-dominated soil crusts are found worldwide in arid and savannah landscapes where the rainfall occurs mostly in summer (Büdel 2002). Cyanobacteria are single-celled, photosynthetic, blue-green bacteria (previously referred to as…

Evaluating short term cropping for restoration of native perennial grasslands in western NSW

  • Authors: Alemseged, Y., Hacker, R. B., Smith, W. J., Melville, G. J.
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2010

Invasive Native Scrub (INS) is a major problem in the pastoral lands of western NSW. The objective of the project was to test the hypothesis that native perennial grasslands do…

Diet selection and digestive efficiency of Dorper sheep and farmed goats and their implications for natural resource management in western NSW

  • Authors: Y. Alemseged, R.B. Hacker, I.D. Toole, W.J. Smith, C. Waters
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2012

The recent introduction of new sheep breeds such as the Dorper and the increasing trend to farming feral goats, pose serious questions for the ecological sustainability of the semi-arid and…

Rivers and the Murray Darling Basin rangelands

  • Author: Alexander, J.
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2010

A significant proportion of the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) is in the semi arid climatic zone with pastoralism a dominant land-use. Snaking through these rangelands are many thousands of kilometres…

Constructing Semantic Knowledge Networks from the Ground Up: livelihoods and employment outcomes in Anmatjere region, central Australia

  • Authors: Alexandridis, K, Maru, YT, Davies, J, Box, P, Hueneke, H
  • Published: 2009

People need real opportunities to live the kind of life to which they aspire - to undertake livelihood activities they have reason to value, to achieve good health and well…

A partnership approach to delivering health education in remote Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Judith Aliakbari, Rachel Latimore, Cara Polson, Margaret Ross-Kelly, Mary Hannan-Jones
  • Published: 2013

Australia’s young adults are facing a grim future with reports showing that one in three people from Generation Y will develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime and children as…

Human rights: the way forward for health equity in rural and remote Australia?

  • Authors: Julaine Allan, Patrick A Ball, Margaret Alston
  • Published: 2009

Australia has a poor human rights record. This is demonstrated by the 17 year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The health of rural Australians continues to…

Inland Rural Towns: Are They Sustainable?

  • Author: Alston, Margaret
  • Publisher: Academy of the Social Sciences
  • Published: 2002

• Globalisation and changes in agriculture have resulted in major social changes in inland Australia. • Depopulation of the inland has led many to speculate on the future of rural…

Economic Development and Participation for Remote Indigenous Communities: Best Practice Evident Barriers and Innovative Solutions in the Hybrid Economy

  • Author: Altman, J
  • Published: 2003

A presentation by Professor Jon Altman to the Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (MCATSIA) at Sydney on 28 November 2003. This paper explores best practice, evident…

Delivering Essential Services in Desert Indigenous Settlements

  • Authors: Anda, M, Dallas, S
  • Published: 2006

Access to affordable and functional housing in remote Indigenous settlements is dependent on successful management and maintenance of essential services infrastructure. Access to these services is a measure of the…

Community development through mine site rehabilitation projects

  • Authors: Ashton, P, Evans, L
  • Publisher: Minerals Council of Australia
  • Published: 2005

Premier Coal has been operating in Collie for over 50 years and has a large rehabilitation legacy which is critical to the sustainability drive of the company. In recent times,…

Developing a consumer-based brand equity model in an Aboriginal tourism context

  • Author: Janine Ashwell
  • Published: 2013

This paper reports results from an exploratory study, which forms part of a larger multi-method project investigating the drivers of destination choice in Aboriginal tourism within Australia. Utilising Trip Advisor…

Impact of future climate scenarios on pasture production and livestock enterprises in western NSW

  • Authors: Atkinson, T.L., Smith, W.J.
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2012

This paper explores the impact of future climate scenarios on pasture and livestock production at five locations in western NSW. Outputs of climate and pasture models, simulating future pasture production…

The impacts of grazing land management on the wind erodibility of the Mulga Lands of western Queensland, Australia

  • Authors: Helene Aubault, Nicholas P. Webb, Craig L. Strong, Joe C. Scanlan, John F. Leys
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2012

An estimated 110 Mt of dust is eroded by wind from the Australian land surface each year, mainly originating from the arid and semi-arid rangelands. Livestock production is thought to…

Employment leakage by Local Government Area in the Northern Territory, Australia: the roles of industries, including mining

  • Authors: Blackwell B., Fischer A., McFarlane J.
  • Publisher: Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences
  • Published: 2015

Leakage of employment income is a pressing issue in the economic development of regional and remote communities. Using Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 census employment data by place of usual…

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