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Family, Community and Disability

Sustainable indigenous futures in remote Indigenous areas: Relationships, processes and failed state approaches

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Author Howitt, Richard
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: 77.6
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 03432521
  • Country: Australia

In many Indigenous territories, continuing processes of primitive accumulation driven by governments' claims to resources and territory simultaneously deny Indigenous rights and insist on market forces as the foundation for economic and social futures in Indigenous domains. Drawing on research in North Australia, this paper identifies the erasure ....

Sustainable Population Health: A Pressing Priority for Community Wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Harvey, Peter
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Recent developments in primary health care, preventive care, early intervention programs, population health constructs and coordinated care trials in Australia have explored the idea of changing our emphasis in health care from responsive acute care to more integrated, whole population community wellbeing management. This idea acce ....

Sustaining the regions: issues of international migration, settlement and ethnic diversity

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Khakbaz, Mitra; Gopalkrishnan, Narayan; Babacan, Hurriyet
  • Journal Name: Population and society: issues, research, policy: Australian Population Association 12th Biennial Conference
  • Publisher: ACSPRI Centre for Social Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Federal Government strategies to increase international migration to regional areas include regional skilled migration, increased business migration and approval of international students living in Australia for permanent residence. Injecting migrants into rural and regional areas raises fundamental questions about quality of servi ....

Tele-education: a collaborative project in the delivery of mental health education in rural Victoria.

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Fahey, A; Gelber, H
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Findings from the Training Needs Survey in Children's Mental Health project, presented in this paper, were used to form the basis of the Children's Mental Health Tele-Education Program. The program targeted allied health workers employed in child and family agencies in the Loddon Southern Mallee Region, Victoria, and was developed ....

The Attraction and Retention of Professionals to Regional Areas

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Miles, Robert L; Marshall, Carmel; Rolfe, John; Noonan, Sally
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

In recent years there has been a net migration from the regions to coastal and metropolitan Australia. Now the attraction and retention of professionals to regional areas is emerging as a major problem for Australia. This paper reports the results of a study to scope the nature, severity and extent of the problem in Queensland. Rep ....

The Children's Wellbeing Program

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Ware, Helen
  • Journal Name: Parity
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

The key aspects of the Children's Wellbeing Program started by Yarredi Services with support from Eyre Regional Health Services are discussed. Two case studies illustrating the work done with children are highlighted. Report Location;dn=294370347741198;res=IELHSS ....

The Conversion of Social Capital into Community Development: an intervention in Australia's outback.

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Onyx J, Leonard R.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Journal Number: 34.2
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 1468-2427
  • Country: Australia

The research presented in this article employed a deliberate intervention to mobilize social capital and then studied the dynamics of the way in which it influenced community development. Whether or not social capital is able to facilitate development depends on the specific context in which it occurs. Although the general context of this study w ....

The Distributional and Regional Impact of the Australian Government's Household Stimulus Package

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Vu, Quoc Ngu; Tanton, Robert
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This paper analyses the distributional impact of the Australian Federal Governments Household Stimulus package across different types of Australian families and also at a regional level. The paper finds that nearly 7.3 million families benefited from the package with an average gain of $30 per week. In terms of the number of winner ....

The Impact of an Immersion Experience in Alaskan Native Community Cultural Life on Pre-service Teachers

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boylan, Colin R; Munsch, Ted R
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 1
  • Country: United States

This paper reports on the changes in understandings and appreciations of pre-service elementary (K-8) teacher education students who participated in a week-long cultural immersion experience in Alaska Native communities and their schools. For this group of pre-service teachers, the experience developed new and deeper understandings ....

The impact of drought on secondary education access in Australia's rural and remote areas. A report to DEST and the Rural Education Program of FRRR

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jenny
  • Publisher: Centre for Rural Social Research, Charles Sturt University
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • ISBN: 1864671750
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

This report examines how drought affects educational access and provision in rural and remote areas, drawing upon interviews with affected communities. The report considers the effects on primary school students, secondary students, tertiary students, and Indigenous students, and the use of allowances, home tutoring, township accom ....

The impact of regional entrepreneurial contexts upon enterprise education

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd & Briga Chris Hynes
  • Journal Name: The impact of regional entrepreneurial contexts upon enterprise education
  • Journal Number: 25.9-10
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0898-5626
  • State/Region: Europe

Growing evidence demonstrates the significance of regional contexts in shaping entrepreneurship capital, and the importance of this for entrepreneurial knowledge and learning. We report the findings of a six-country study into enterprise education within schools, in less and more developed European regions. The fieldwork exposes differences by re ....

The Influence of Social Contingencies on Teacher Education Students Undertaking a Rural Internship

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Kerr, Ron
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Hughes (1999) categorised non-work demands such as domestic responsibilities and health of family members (including self) as social contingencies. A literature review on social contingencies, examined from a medical, nursing, and allied health standpoint, revealed that certain factors, especially related to financial matters, impa ....

The Mobile Skilled Workforce – Optimising benefits for rural communities

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Sue Kilpatrick, Peter Vitartas, Martin Homisan, Susan Johns
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742540481
  • Country: Australia

Many small rural communities with ageing populations and limited opportunities for young people are not attracting skilled workers, but have a flow of skilled people through the community as locums, seasonal workers or contractors. This project investigated the question: how can rural communities capture maximum benefit from professional and othe ....

The nature, pervasiveness and manifestations of sexual harassment in rural Australia: Does 'masculinity' of workplace make a difference?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Saunders, Skye; Easteal, Patricia, AM
  • Journal Name: Women's Studies International Forum
  • Journal Number: 40
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 02775395
  • Country: Australia

Research has shown that hostile environments can be a particular problem for women working in traditional male jobs such as policing and defence forces or where they are employed on remote work sites with residential arrangements. These 'masculinity' marked workplaces have a high incidence of sexual harassment. Australia's rural region has an eth ....

The Northern Territory Emergency Response: a chance to heal Australia's worst sore

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Glasson, William J H
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.187, No.11/12
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Federal Government's Northern Territory Emergency Response has three broad objectives: stabilisation to protect children and secure their communities; normalisation of services and infrastructures; and longer term sustainability, bringing Indigenous Australians into line with the choices other Australians enjoy. From a health p ....

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