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Ground cover monitoring for Australia - establishing a nationally coordinated approach to ground cover mapping

  • Authors: Stewart, JB., Rickards, JE., Bordas, VM., Randall, LA., Thackway, RM.
  • Published: 2011

Ground cover is the vegetation, biological crusts and stones in contact with the soil surface. It has a significant impact on the amount of soil redistributed or lost through wind…

Boarding schools for remote secondary Aboriginal learners in the Northern Territory: Smooth transition or rough ride?

  • Authors: Guenther, J, Milgate, G, Perrett, B, Benveniste, T, Osborne, S, Disbray, S
  • Published: 2016

Boarding schools for remote secondary Aboriginal learners in the Northern Territory: Smooth transition or rough ride?

What makes vocational education and training outcomes effective in tropical savanna communities? With special eference to tourism and hospitality

  • Author: Guenther, J
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2005

This paper explores the meaning of effectiveness as it relates to vocational educationand training outcomes. The findings presented are based on research being conducted into theways that education and training…

Tech tools for improving productivity, profit and pasture in the pastoral rangelands

  • Authors: Murray Grey, Tim Driver
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

In the last 20 years there has been a huge surge in development of technological tools to improve the business of producing protein in Australia. While in the early stages…

Communicative ecologies and the value of MyFireWatch to the community of Kununurra

  • Authors: Green, Lelia, Holloway, Donell J.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2016

This paper is the culmination of a research project involving four fieldtrips to the remote northwestern Australia town of Kununurra. The primary purpose of the research was to engage Kununurra’s…

Using three dimensional technologies to make high quality assistive products and services available to people who live in remote and regional locations in Australia

  • Authors: Goodchild, Chrisna, Frain, Samantha, Chhun, Vandeth, Fuller, Melissa
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • Published: 2019

A team from three Australian organisations, Northcott Innovation, Northcott and AbilityMade, are currently developing a service model for delivering orthotic services to children who live in remote areas of New…

Building and maintaining trust - a little tourism project in Western Arnhem land

  • Author: Goodfellow, Denise Lawungkurr
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2017

This paper uses autoethnography and a narrative approach to examine trust-building that occurred between Indigenous people (Larrakia and Kunwinjku) in the Top End of Australia and the author. Trust was…

PROGARDESTM: a legume for tropical/subtropical semi-arid clay soils

  • Authors: Gardiner, C, Kempe, N, Hannah, I, McDonald, J
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

PROGARDESTM: a legume for tropical/subtropical semi-arid clay soils

Climate Change Experiences in Northern Australia - Health, Adaptation, Fire Management and Global Relevance

  • Author: Galloway McLean, Kirsty
  • Published: 2008

This book contains the proceedings of an International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change - a collaborative effort between Charles Darwin University (CDU), the United Nations University –…

Walking an epistemological tightrope – the challenges of conducting funded indigenous tourism enterprise research

  • Author: Gale, D
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2008

This paper is about how I and why I came to conduct the research the way I did. As a non-Indigenous person conducting funded research to identify the factors that…

Rabies spread modelling within wild dog populations in northern Australia

  • Authors: Gabriele-Rivet,Vanessa, Brookes,Victoria J, Arsenault,Julie, Ward,Michael P
  • Published: 2019

Introduction: Australia, a canine rabies free country, is threatened by the current spread of the disease across the Indonesian Archipelago. This spread has brought rabies to only 300 km from…

Commemoration, communication and dark tourism: The Cyclone Tracy exhibit at the Northern Territory museum

  • Authors: Frew, Elspeth, White, Leanne
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2013

This paper considers how tropical Cyclone Tracy, which struck Darwin on 24th December 1974, is interpreted for domestic and international visitors at the permanent exhibit at the Museum and Art…

Social return on investment in the rangelands: We think what we are doing is important, but does anybody else care?

  • Authors: Leah Feuerherdt, Stuart Peevor, Michael Clinch, Tim Moore
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised methodology used to measure and value the impact of programs. Like a traditional cost-benefit analysis, SROI examines economic outcomes, but also…

Using FarmMaps 4D to improve management of Indigenous pastoral infrastructure

  • Authors: Joel Dillon, Peter Cunningham
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to acquire and manage land to achieve economic, environmental, social, and cultural benefits. To support this the ILC…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in business education: Barriers and strategies

  • Authors: Dang, Thi Kim Anh, Vitartas, Peter, Ambrose, Kurt, Millar, Hayley
  • Published: 2016

In the current Australian higher education context, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students continue to be significantly under-represented (Behrendt, Larkin, Griew & Kelly, 2012; Pechenkina, 2015). They are particularly and…

Do multi-paddock systems increase evenness of grazing at the paddock scale?

  • Authors: Cowley, RA, White, IA, Hearnden, MH, Hunt, LP, Petty, SP, Symes, L
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Do multi-paddock systems increase evenness of grazing at the paddock scale?

Simulated impacts of wet season spelling and intensive rotational grazing on pasture condition in a degraded northern Mitchell grass savanna

  • Authors: Robyn Cowley, Dionne Walsh, Jane Douglas
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

The northern Australian pastoral industry is intensifying development and grazing systems to facilitate greater productivity and capital value. A three year field trial in the Barkly region of the Northern…

Matching motivations and activities for 4WD club members and the implications for developing desert 4WD tourism

  • Authors: Coghlan, A, Prideaux, B
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2008

Approximately 18% of Australia can be classed as desert and about 66% of the continent receives an annual rainfall of less than 500mm, classifying it as arid or semi-arid land.…

iVisit: An information exchange tool for self-drive tourists in remote Australia

  • Authors: Carson, Dean, Schmallegger, Doris, Thompson, Graham, Jones, Roy, Pilgrim, Alan
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2009

Recent research has identified the need for the development of a comprehensive in-vehicle information system for independent self-drive travellers (iVisit) in regional and remote Australia. The purpose of iVisit is…

Education and Indigenous tourism: An exploration of Southern Cross University initiative

  • Authors: Buultjens, Jeremy, Boyd, Bill
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2005

The potential for tourism to generate economic and cultural benefits for Indigenous people has been well recognized. However, the demand for Indigenous tourism product does not seem to be able…

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