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Verifying latrines in Vietnam and Cambodia

The benefits of every household having convenient, safe access to a hygienic latrine are enormous. Communities and neighbourhoods would be cleaner, safer and healthier. The incidence of diseases caused by exposure to faecal matter would be reduced, potentially saving many …

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To count or not to count: Australian population data

Photo: Australian Bureau of Statistics I am a card-carrying demographer—a member of the Australian, Asian, American and international population associations and a PhD in the subject from the Australian National University. I use population data and demographic concepts in my …

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Drummond Cove Progress Association

  Drummond Cove is a small community north of Geraldton’s central business district.  It is home to about 1300 people and is part of the City of Greater Geraldton. Old time residents and newcomers value its spectacular ocean views and …

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The Demographic and Health Surveys

  Over 90 countries have conducted a Demographic and Health Survey. Financially supported by USAID for thirty years, MEASURE DHS is the single largest and most respected source of demographic, health and social data for low and middle income countries. …

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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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Age doesn’t matter, the Internet is about relationships and knowledge

  I have been analysing the community and youth surveys on use of the Internet and have been surprised to see that high school students value the same things about the Internet as us old folks.  We asked students to …

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Connected youth: young people and the Internet

Young people are supposed to lead the way in use of the Internet.  But are high school students in the regional centre of Geraldton really switched on and connected?  As part of a project with the City of Greater Geraldton, …

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New surveys on the use of the Internet in Geraldton

We have been distributing surveys to electors in the City of Greater Geraldton about their use of the Internet.  With more than half of the required sample back, we will be reporting our preliminary findings next week.  A team of …

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