Author: Brady, Maggie; Byrne, Joe; Henderson, Graham
Journal Name: Australian Aboriginal Studies
Journal Number: 2
State/Region: South Australia
Legislation to restrict the supply of alcohol has been introduced in many rural communities across Australia over the past ten to fifteen years. Overall these restrictions have been at the instigation of Aboriginal groups. This paper records the history of the struggle of one Aboriginal community in South Australia to restrict the ....
Water conservation, distribution and management are highly contested in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. During the height of the Millennium drought calls from local politicians and community leaders alike suggested that there was a need to 'drought-proof' not only the Hunter region but also the Australian continent from recurring climatic e ....
Author: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales
Publisher: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales
Published Location: Sunny Hills, N.S.W.
State/Region: New South Wales
This booklet presents the stories of ten nutrition and physical activity programs for Indigenous people in New South Wales, demonstrating the potential and effectiveness of community initiatives. The programs were all delivered by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (aCCHSs), in rural, urban, or regional areas, and were ....
Author: Neil Argent, Matthew Tonts, Roy Jones, John Holme
This paper explores the relationships between amenity, creativity, internal migration processes and economic development in a significant proportion of rural Australia. In developing a predictive and synoptic model of migration attractiveness, we explore the extent to which rural regions and localities have been able to attract 'cr ....
FIFO employment is much talked about, but is not well understood. In remote areas of Australia today, and Western Australia particularly, it provides a significant and growing proportion of the workforce needed by the resources sector, and is anticipated to double within the next 3-5 years.
Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....
With the increasing rate of land development, consumption of natural resources, and destruction of ecosystems in the United States today, it is crucial to investigate sustainable alternatives to current development practices and patterns of settlement. This thesis proposes strategies for environmentally responsible land use and partial ....
Publisher: Law Reform Commission of Western Australia
Published Location: Perth, WA
With a main focus on developments in remote regions, this paper explores the current and potential contribution of Aboriginal community justice mechanisms to the goal of improving security and safety in Aboriginal communities and ensuring the maximum possible ownership of justice and justice related processes by Aboriginal communit ....
People living in rural and remote Australia experience increased mental health problems compared with metropolitan Australians. Moreover, Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as non Indigenous Australians to report high or very high levels of mental health problems. It is imperative, therefore, that effective and sustainable social and emot ....
This paper examines the role of community consultation and participation in the process of establishing a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) program in two towns in Western Australia. Information was gathered through written documents and semistructured interviews with individuals who were integral to the process. Consumer involvement in ....
This study presents a self-assessment tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management. The tool and process provide opportunities for rural landholders and project teams both to self-assess their capacity to plan and deliver natural resource management (NRM) programs and to reflect ....
Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 1
Neo-liberal ideologies continue to pervade the regional sciences and Australian regional and economic development policy. But is neo-liberalism still our sharpest tool for creating adaptive regions in this postglobalised age of the 'me' individual? A paradigm shift is needed - one that takes us beyond neo-liberalism and social capi ....
Author: Bar-Zeev, Sarah J; Kruske, Sue G; Barclay, Lesley M; Bar-Zeev, Naor; Kildea, Sue V
Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
Journal Number: 13
Publisher: BioMed Central
Published Location: London, United Kingdom
Remote dwelling Aboriginal infants from northern Australia have a high burden of disease and frequently use health services. Little is known about the quality of infant care provided by remote health services. This study describes the adherence to infant guidelines for anaemia and growth faltering by remote health staff and barriers to effective ....
Editors: Dibden, Jacqui; Fletcher, Meredith; Cocklin, Chris
Publisher: Monash Regional Australia Project
Published Location: Gippsland, Victoria
The genesis of this book was a seminar held at Monash University's Churchill campus, in Gippsland, Victoria, on 15 November 1999. The seminar was held, fortuitously, very soon after the unexpected defeat of the Kennett Liberal government on 18 September. The title of the seminar, "The Region Strikes Back", reflected the astonishment felt by many ....
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
State/Region: Northern Territory
The Pintubi Homeland Health Service, the Ngintaka Women's Centre, the community store, the Centre for Remote Health, the Alice Springs Unit of the Menzies School of Health Research and the mothers and carers of children under three were involved in a collaborative program aimed at improving the nutrition of young children in the No ....
In this article, we set up a dialogue between two theoretical frameworks for understanding the developing relationships between indigenous Australians and the encapsulating Australian society. We argue that the concept of "the intercultural" de-emphasizes the agency of Aboriginal people and the durability of their social relations and value orien ....