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Developing a Culturally Appropriate Therapeutic Approach with Indigenous Australians

  • Authors: Vicary, D,., Andrews, H.
  • Published: 2000

Many Australian psychologists have little information about how to perform culturally appropriate assessment and therapy with Aboriginal clients. This article explores relevant history that affects the psychological health of Aboriginals,…

Ngukurr at the millenium: A baseline profile for social impact planning in south-east Arnhem Land

  • Authors: Taylor, J., Bern, J., Senior, K.A.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

Rapid change arising from large-scale development projects can place severe strain on the physical infrastructure and social fabric of affected communities, as well as providing opportunities for betterment. The remote…

Transformations of the Indigenous population: Recent and future trends

  • Author: Taylor, J
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

By the 1970s, the Indigenous population had undergone a series of systematic fluctuations in fertility and mortality levels, uneven over space and time, but ultimately comprehensive and uniform in effect.…

Determining the effectiveness of vegetation management programs: Measures and methodologies Literature Review

  • Author: RIRDC/LWRRDC/FWPRDC Joint Venture Agroforestry Program
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2000

This wide ranging review includes research on salinity, soil conservation, water quality, biodiversity, wood production, crop yields, infrastructure damage and carbon sequestration. It also encompasses the success or otherwise of…

Traditional Aboriginal Medicine Practice in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Devanesen, D
  • Published: 2000

Traditional Aboriginal medicine is a complex system closely linked to the culture and beliefs of the people, knowledge of their land and its flora and fauna. Its survival is explained…

Indigenous enterprise: Aboriginal Rural Resources Initiative Evaluation Methodology

  • Author: Desmond, H.
  • Publisher: Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published: 2000

This booklet is one outcome of the Aboriginal Rural Resources Initiative (ARRI) Project Evaluation Study undertaken by BRS for ATSIC. It describes the case-study evaluation methodology: its scope, methods of…

The role of welfare in the economy of two Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Daly, A., Smith, D.
  • Published: 2000

This paper reports on the results of the t1rst year of a four-year study of the relationship between indigenous people and the welfare system in two communities: Kuranda in North…

What is the connection between Aboriginal education and Aboriginal health?

  • Author: Boughton, B.
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Published: 2000

A review of international research into the impact that various indicators of socio-economic status, and especially education levels, have on people's health. The paper also canvasses some of the issues…

The Economic Status of Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Altman, J.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

This paper examines the economic status of Indigenous Australians as a self-identifying group. It is an early version of an entry to the 2nd edition of the Encyclopedia of the…

The effects of the CDEP scheme on the economic status of Indigenous Australians: some analyses using the 1996 Census

  • Authors: Altman, J, Gray, M
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is currently the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission's (ATSIC's) most significant program. Since its establishment in 1977, this Indigenous-specific program has been…

Horticultural development of Australian native edible plants

  • Authors: Ahmed, AK., Johnson, KA.
  • Published: 2000

The Australian native edible plant industry is rapidly expanding. We provide a review of the horticultural research that has been carried out on the top 14 commercially significant Australian native…

An assessment of funding to support rural and remote health research in Australia

  • Author: Patterson, Carla
  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Pty
  • Published: 2000

A systematic search was undertaken to ascertain the nature, source and extent of funding awarded to research projects that were directed specifically at aspects of rural health over the past…

An evaluation of a network for professional development in child and adolescent mental health in rural and remote communities

  • Authors: J Mitchell, P Robinson, C Seiboth, B Koszegi
  • Published: 2000

In 1998 a telemedicine network was established in South Australia and the Northern Territory to deliver educational material to professionals working in child and adolescent mental health in remote areas.…

Aboriginal nutrition and the Nyirranggulung Health Strategy in Jawoyn Country

  • Authors: Taylor, J, Westbury, N
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

One important component of the Nyirranggulung Health Authority’s strategy is a partnership between the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Jawoyn Association. As an extension of its ongoing work in the…

The “Outreach” program: A consultancy to reduce chronic disease morbidity and mortality in Aboriginal people

  • Authors: Hoy We, Kelly A, Carmody M.
  • Published: 2000

Background: Aborigines in remote Australia are experiencing an epidemic of chronic disease. The “metabolic syndrome”, type 2 diabetes, hypertension cardiovascular, renal and chronic lung disease contribute to a 20-25 yr…

How definition of mental health problems can influence help seeking in rural and remote communities

  • Authors: Fuller Jeff, Edwards Jane, Procter Nicholas, Moss John
  • Published: 2000

The present study sought to understand the rural and remote influences on people’s identification of, and response to, mental health problems. Twenty-two key informants living in northern and western South…

Environmental Change in Australia Since 1788.

  • Author: Young, A. R. M.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press.
  • Published: 2000

This study reviews the environmental changes that have occurred in Australia since European settlement. It discusses the history of changing attitudes towards the natural environment in Australia and the problems…

Estimating Indigenous Housing Need for Public Funding Allocation: a multi-measure approach

  • Authors: Neutze, M., Sanders, W., Jones, R.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

This paper advocates a multi-measure approach to Indigenous housing need for the purposes of public funding allocation. It has been developed from three reports examining Indigenous housing need undertaken in…

Housing for Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Neutze, M.
  • Published: 2000

Indigenous Australians suffer from less adequate and affordable housing than any other group despite the efforts of national and state governments, especially in the past 30 years, to improve them.…

The role and relevance of indigenous cultural capital in environment management in Australia and the Pacific

  • Authors: Lal, P., Young, E.
  • Publisher: Australian Heritage Commission, c2001
  • Published: 2000

Reconciling natural and cultural heritage with economic development is a prime challenge for contemporary and future societies. Striving for such reconciliation is essentially the same as striving for sustainability —…

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