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Dirt tracks off the superhighway: How COVID widened the digital gap for remote First Nations communities in Australia

  • Author: Featherstone, Daniel
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2024

This chapter outlines findings from a 2020 review of the impact of telecommunications infrastructure programs on internet access in Australia’s remote Indigenous communities (RICs) and outstanding needs. This review was…

Invasion

  • Authors: Scott, John, Staines, Zoe
  • Publisher: Bristol University Press
  • Published: 2023

This chapter explores islands as locations that have been shaped, but also created, through processes of human invasion. It considers the role of (neo-)colonial forces in moulding the spaces and…

Pathology testing at the point of patient care: Transformational change for rural communities

  • Authors: Mark, Shephard, Susan, Matthews, Corey, Markus, Emma de, Courcy-Ireland, Lauren, Duckworth, Isabelle, Haklar, Ellen, Kambanaros, Tamika, Regnier, April, Rivers-Kennedy, Grant, White
  • Publisher: IntechOpen
  • Published: 2023

Rural health has long been subject to less investment and often not prioritized in terms of resources (both human and financial) as well as investment, as stakeholders and decision-makers tend…

Community-based restrictions on alcohol availability

  • Authors: d’Abbs, Peter, Hewlett, Nicole
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2023

This chapter reviews the emergence from the 1980s of community-based initiatives aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm by curtailing the availability of alcohol. We distinguish three types of local restrictions on…

Media arts in Aṉangu education: A culturally responsive approach for developing digital and media literacies

  • Authors: MacGill, Belinda, Unsworth, Paul
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2022

New Media is an emerging field in education, and the use of immersive technologies for teaching and learning provides opportunities for students to learn digital and media literacies. Whilst it…

Preserving the rock art of Kakadu: Formative conservation trials during the 1980s

  • Authors: Marshall, Melissa, Lee, Jeffrey, O'Loughlin, Gabrielle, May, Kadeem, Huntley, Jillian
  • Published: 2022

Human interactions with the world and each other across time are most clearly represented in one of the most enduring legacies of humanity – rock art. Found around the world,…

An Australian First Nations COVID-19 Prevention Strategy and the limits of a medicalised managerial discourse

  • Author: Morrissey, Philip
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

The Australian First Nations COVID-19 Prevention Strategy was developed and implemented by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) with funding supplied by the Australian Federal Government. The Strategy…

Muḻmuḻ—Flecks of Foam in an Everchanging Educational World: Community-Based Participatory Research

  • Author: McMahon, Kathryn
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2022

The chapter explores the research processes and outcomes and some of my own personal experiences in a collaborative community-based research project at Yirrkala. Yolŋu elders, a younger generation of Yolŋu…

Accessing preschool in remote Queensland

  • Authors: Dockett, Sue, Perry, Bob
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

Accessing preschool in remote Queensland

Exploring collaborative research partnerships in remote Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Page, Jane, Scull, Janet, Cock, Megan L, Gapany, Dorothy, Stewart, Samantha, Murukun, Marilyn, Lawrence, Rona, Dhurrkay, Jonica, Hayes, Felicity, Burarrwanga, Verity, Goveas, Jessica, Chynoweth, Leah, Callahan, Michelle, Scannell, Nuala, Murray, Lisa, Yi Lee, Wan, Eadie, Patricia, Sparling, Joseph
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

‘Guḻarri (fresh water) has met the dhukun (metaphorically meaning confusion, doubt, misunderstandings or myths) and over the past three years become clear again, drinkable and nourishing.’ This story of freshwater,…

Indigenous Australians and their lands: post-capitalist development alternatives

  • Author: Altman, Jon
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2022

This chapter explores post-capitalist development alternatives that are emerging in remote Australia for Indigenous peoples who have repossessed their ancestral lands. My exploration is based on over 40 years of…

Security and status

  • Author: Thurlow, Michael
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2022

This chapter examines the changing status of regional commercial television between 1981 and 1986. The period was notable for several developments which, on the surface, appeared to reaffirm the role…

The history of Arnhem Land rock art research: A multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary pursuit

  • Author: Taçon, PSC
  • Published: 2022

Arnhem Land rock art, including that of Kakadu National Park, has been known to the outside world since the early 1800s but it was not until the 1940s that it…

Yijala Yala: Big hART Creative Producing Cultural Livelihoods in the Pilbara

  • Author: Schaefer, Kerrie
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2022

This chapter presents the second of four case studies exploring contemporary practices of community performance. Big hART’s practical methodology engages a multilayered approach holding in tension individual experiences of exclusion,…

A brief history of linguistics in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Black, Paul, Devlin, Brian Clive
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2022

In Charles Darwin University 1985 a paper by Stephen Harris and Beth Graham pointed out a number of ways in which linguistic research could contribute to bilingual educationBilingual education, with…

Conceptualising social sustainability in sustainable luxury tourism in Martuwarra, northern Western Australia

  • Authors: Nordensvärd, Johan, Poelina, Anne
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Published: 2022

Sustainable luxury has often been seen to offer both environmental sustainability and the possibility for innovative entrepreneurial development of natural and cultural heritage. The possibility and challenges of sustainable luxury…

Aboriginal rock art of the Laura valleys: One landscape, many Stories

  • Author: Cole, Noelene
  • Published: 2022

The Laura and Little Laura rivers in south-eastern Cape York Peninsula, Queensland (Figure 13.1), have similar environments, shared timelines of Aboriginal history and rock art practice, and parallel trajectories of…

Disruption as reprieve?

  • Authors: Altman, Jon, Markham, Francis
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2022

It is a truism that the impacts of any crisis always fall unevenly. In this chapter, we focus on the experience of COVID-19 by a particular population group, Indigenous Australians…

The making of interwar leprosy policy for Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Robson, Charmaine
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2022

Between 1923 and 1925, tropical medicine specialist, Cecil Cook, conducted a field survey of leprosy in Australia. The disease, once largely confined to the east, had infiltrated the north of…

Out of sight, out of mind? Markets and employment services in remote Indigenous communities

  • Author: Perche, Diana
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2022

The early waves of marketising reform in Australian government service delivery were relatively slow to impact on policies and programs targeting First Nations people. The portfolio of Indigenous Affairs is…

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