The “Australia-Argentina higher education/industry collaborative action network” is an initiative between governments, universities, national scientific organisations and the private sector in the two southern hemisphere nations. With the advent of high speed broadband, the ‘tyranny of distance’ is no longer the insurmountable barrier it once was. The global university sector is increasingly using the e-technology world […]



Members of the Criminology Project Element met in Cairns on 13 July. This meeting coincided with the joint conference between the Queensland University of Technology Crime and Justice Research Centre and the Asian Society of Criminology, 10-13 July.  The conference theme, Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South, provided an ideal forum backdrop for the meeting in this […]

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Disability/Occupational Therapy-Discapacidad / Terapia Ocupacional

The Occupational Therapy/Disability collaborative element is based on reciprocity and sharing of strengths in curriculum, research and partnerships across cultures and countries. Curriculum sharing will include: peer-to-peer learning in cultural competencies; use of daily activities/occupations to effect change across different environments and cultures; social justice; and living with disability. Innovative and digital technologies will be used. Growth in research evidence and culture will […]

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Water Management-Administracion del Agua

Argentina, Australia, and Brazil are all signatories to the Biodiversity Convention and associated agreements like the Nagoya Protocol. Their 5th National Reports, like those of most countries, (www.cbd.int/reports/nr5/) show that despite laws and other actions to implement the Conventional principles unsatisfactory biodiversity and social trends continue. These countries continue to suffer biodiversity loss and rural and indigenous poverty, linked to increasingly contested natural resource use, despite […]

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Competitiveness and innovation in agribusiness requires continuous improvement in firms’ skills and capacities in both Argentina and Australia. University training at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in both countries have an essential role to play in achieving this, and industry organizations have recognized this. Also in both countries, universities’degree programs, and industries’assistance initiatives have addressed the […]

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Rural Health-Salud Rural

Multi-sector cooperation for regional development to improve the health and wellbeing of regional and rural communities: Regional communities contribute significantly to national wealth and economic development in both Argentina and Australia.  Despite this contribution, citizens in regional communities experience poorer health outcomes (e.g. higher CVS mortalityand perinatal morbidity) and have inferior access to health care. Previous strategies to improve these outcomes have addressed the maldistribution of health professionals, the use of technology to deliver rural education and health care, andthe models of care […]

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