Tag Archives: Geraldton

Measure what you treasure

India-based evaluator Katherine Hay gave a recent talk exhorting international development agencies to think about what is most important and make that the measure of success. She challenged her audience to consider if India’s phenomenal economic growth was really more …

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Videoconferencing between rural patients and urban specialists finally here

It started with a passing comment.  My GP told me to wait in another office because the usual one was being used for a SKYPE consult between a local patient and a Perth specialist.  ‘Really? How long have you being …

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Australian statistics: not quite at your fingertips

On the eve of this long Australian Day weekend I am taking a break from my posts on regional youth.  Instead I’m going to suggest how you can learn more about our country and win arguments with your mates about …

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Regional youth and jobs: who is working at what?

After a few posts that outlined the disadvantages of Western Australian rural and remote youth, it is a relief to describe employment rates.  One can still discern patterns which may limit regional youth’s opportunities.  However, proximity to growing industries like …

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School completion rates in the region—and why it matters

Since WWII Australia has lagged behind other developed countries in school completion rates. That gap has been reduced but many young people are still not completing Year 12 or equivalent. The 2011 census found that 78% of 19 year olds …

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Rural youth’s flight to the city

They hung a sign up in our town “if you live it up, you won’t live it down” So, she left Monte Rio, son just like a bullet leaves a gun Hold On, Tom Waits Since the dawn of cities, …

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My highlights from 2012–it’s all about information

I was part of some wonderful projects in 2012.  As I wrote my personal highlights from a third year as a consultant, I realised it was all about information: from how Twitter is helping me to learn new tricks to …

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Small businesses and the Internet

Our survey of Geraldton residents found that using the Internet at work predicted a greater confidence and use of the Internet at home. Strategies to get businesses and government services online will help their employees. At about the same time …

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