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Involving children and young people in research

Kate Bishop
Involving children and young people in participatory research can be of great benefit to the young participants as well as to researchers. However that involvement also raises a number of ethical and access challenges. Involving Children and Young People in Research is a compendium of papers that...

Online video in Australia: exploring audiovisual fiction sites

Rosemary Curtis, Jock Given & Marion McCutcheon
One in five Australians (14 years and over) reported viewing online video via a PC 'in the last four weeks' in 2010, nearly double the figure in 2008, according to Roy Morgan.

Native budworm

Garry McDonald
The native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera or, as it was known, Heliothis punctigera) is native to Australia and is distributed, particularly during spring, throughout much of the central and southern regions of the country. It is the major pest of all grain legumes, although pea weevil is equally...

Estimating crop yields and crop losses

Accurate, early estimations of grain yield and crop loss are important skills in grain production and extensive personal experience is essential for estimating yields at early stages of growth.

Decimal growth scale of cereals

Accurate assessment of growth stage is important because the cereal plant's response to herbicide, growth regulator or fertiliser application depends on its stage of development.

Scald of barley

Mark McLean
Scald is a common foliar disease in Victorian barley crops as the majority of current varieties are susceptible. Scald severity varies greatly from crop to crop depending on variety resistance, paddock history and local climate. Scald is more likely to be a problem when a susceptible barley variety...

Seed health testing in pulse crops

Mohammad Aftab, Angela Freeman & Trevor Bretag
Many important diseases of pulses can be seed-borne. Pulse growers can minimize losses from these diseases by using high quality seed. Seed testing is required to establish whether seed is infected. Seed health tests are currently available to detect the most important seed-borne pathogens of...

Pulse disease guide

Frank Henry, Jason Brand & Joshua Fanning
The Victorian Pulse Disease Guide provides information on disease management and the disease resistant ratings for pulse crops.

Homeless children in SA and Together4Kids, specialist children’s therapeutic service

Christine Gibson & Deborah Lockwood
The opportunities presented by the National Affordable Housing Agreement propelled the SA Homelessness Strategy Unit into implementing a range of reforms that built on existing strengths of the specialist homelessness services sector.

Data neophytes: first steps into the research data abyss

& Patrick Splawa-Neyman
This paper from the VALA conference explores the roles, functions, and possible definitions of data librarians based on two Australian National Data Service (ANDS) case study projects - Australian Policy Online at Swinburne University of Technology and data projects at Monash University. The...

'What is happening with your body and your baby': Australian women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps

Deborah Lupton & Sarah Pedersen
This article reports the findings of an online survey designed to investigate how Australian women use pregnancy and parenting apps, their attitudes about the information provided and data privacy and security related to such use, and what features they look for in these apps.

Redesign and innovation in hospitals: foundations to making it happen

Angela Melder
This paper describes key features of hospital redesign processes in Australia by analysing Victorian, NSW and other models.

Australian Digital Inclusion Index: discussion paper

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A discussion paper about Australia's Digital Inclusion Index.

Growing faba bean

A brief outline of the key techniques required for the successful production of faba bean relevant to potential new growers is provided. For more detailed advice potential growers should consult local agronomists.

Geoblocking and global video culture

Ramon Lobato & James Meese
Geoblocking and Global Video Culture explores the cultural implications of access control and circumvention in an age of VPNs. Featuring seventeen chapters from diverse critical positions and locations – including China, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Cuba, Brazil, USA, Sweden and Australia. Contributors...

Do franking credits matter? Exploring the financial implications of dividend imputation

Andrew Ainsworth, Graham Partington & Geoff Warren
We examine the implications of the imputation system for stock prices and returns, cost of capital, project evaluation, capital structure, payout policy and investor portfolios. We also discuss potential impacts if the imputation system was dismantled or adjusted, perhaps in conjunction with a reduction in the corporate tax rate. A key theme is that the financial effects of imputation are often contentious. Most notably, the impact of imputation credits on share prices and cost of...

Joining forces - a partnership approach to effective justice: community-driven social controls working side by side with the Magistracy of the Northern Territory

Daniel Suggit
In February 2012, the consultant was engaged by the NT Department of Justice to undertake a review of Community Courts . Community Courts began as a formal pilot project in 2005 within the NT Court of Summary Jurisdiction under the direction of the then Chief Magistrate, Hugh Bradley, and with...

Review of the effectiveness of predictive models for mesothelioma to identify lessons for asbestos-related policy

Alison Reid
Systematic review of the models available for predicting asbestos-related mesothelioma, with a focus on what works best for current built-environment asbestos exposure.

The cost of youth homelessness in Australia: research brief

David MacKenzie, Paul Flatau & Adam Steen
This research brief examines the cost of youth homelessness in Australia and outlines the economic and social benefits that could be gained by adopting tailored early intervention strategies and policies.

National Emergency Access Target: aiming for the target but what about the goal?

Katharine Silk
Examines the National Emergency Access Targets with a focus on the policy instruments used and their effectiveness. This brief argues against the use of financially incentivised process measures in isolation for performance evaluation.

Agency theory and financial planning practice

Geoffrey Kingston &
This paper compares and contrasts mainstream agency theory with financial planning practice in Australia. It appears to be the first attempt to do so. It extends an influential mainstream contribution to the literature on agency theory and then uses this extension, in conjunction with other theoretical contributions, to shed light on actual contracts between investors, financial planners, licensees and product providers. The case for pure fee for service in actively managed funds and plans turns...

Approaches to financial system regulation: an international comparative survey

Andrew Schmulow
In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), and the catastrophic scale of regulatory failure, much attention has been paid to the various systems of financial system regulation currently in force. Of the total of four financial regulatory systems currently in use, ‘Twin Peaks’ has garnered the most interest, and gained widespread recognition; as has Australia both as an exemplar of ‘Twin Peaks’, and in its success in navigating the worst of the...

Effect of phase change materials on indoor thermal comfort of a flat building located in different climate regions of China

Yi Zhang &
In this research, the effect of phase change material (PCM) on indoor thermal comfortof a flat building located in five different climate regions of China was studied by an angle coefficient method and EnergyPlus. EnergyPlus was used to calculate temperatures of wall surfaces, and the angle coefficient method was used to calculate PMV (predicted mean vote) value located different indoor position. Based on the calculated PMV values for different distant to south wall, it can...

Field studies to investigate impact of increasing R-value of building envelope on winter indoor relative humidity of Auckland houses

Bin Su
Purpose / Context - The study investigates relationships of winter indoor relative humidity and R-value of building envelope of the Auckland houses. Methodology / Approach – Field study of indoor micro climatic conditions. Air temperatures and relative humidity adjacent to floors and ceilings of...

Effect of indoor thermal environment on children’s physical activity and body temperature

, Toshiharu Ikaga & Yukie Hayashi
Introduction: There have been several studies on the effect of housing environment on children’s health. In particular, health concerns stemming from children’s lack of physical activity and lower body temperature are becoming an issue in Japan. Because children have a larger body surface area-to-...

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