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Providing And Financing Aged Care In Australia, Henry Ergas, Francesco Paolucci Jan 2011

Providing And Financing Aged Care In Australia, Henry Ergas, Francesco Paolucci

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

This article focuses on the provision and financing of aged care in Australia. Demand for aged care will increase substantially as a result of population aging, with the number of Australians aged 85 and over projected to increase from 400,000 in 2010 to over 1.8 million in 2051. Meeting this demand will greatly strain the current system, and makes it important to exploit opportunities for increased efficiency. A move to greater beneficiary co-payments is also likely, though its extent may depend on whether aged care insurance and other forms of pre-payment can develop.


An Opportunistic Scheduler For Dense Wlans, Kwan-Wu Chin Jan 2011

An Opportunistic Scheduler For Dense Wlans, Kwan-Wu Chin

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The demand for bandwidth by multimedia applications remains unabated. This is particular critical given the growing number of devices with WiFi capability, and the ubiquity of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). These trends have spurred researchers to develop low-cost and backward compatible solutions to increase the capacity of WLANs. One approach is to deploy additional Access Points (APs), and strategies to manage channel, user, and transmit power. As a result, stations are likely to be near one or more APs, and therefore are more likely to experience high data rates. In this paper, we take advantage of this fact to ...