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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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 —…

The failure of Australian legislation on indirect discrimination to detect the systemic racism which prevents Aboriginal people from fully participating in the workforce

  • Author: de Plevitz, Loretta Ruth
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2000

Government figures put the current indigenous unemployment rate at around 23%, 3 times the unemployment rate for other Australians. This thesis aims to assess whether Australian indirect discrimination legislation can…

Beyond the pale - Contemporary Indigenous art

  • Author: Croft, Brenda
  • Publisher: Art Gallery Board of South Australia
  • Published: 2000

Art Gallery of South Australia Series Title:Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2000 Survey of contemporary art. Artists: Eddie Chambers, Ian Abdulla, Destiny Deacon, Julie Dowling...

Direction and support for new non-Aboriginal teachers in remote Aboriginal Community Schools in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Clarke, Megan
  • Published: 2000

Direction and support for new non-Aboriginal teachers in remote Aboriginal Community Schools in the Northern Territory

Community landcare, the National Landcare Program and the landcare movement: the social dimensions of landcare

  • Authors: Cary, John, Webb, Trevor
  • Published: 2000

This paper describes the social attributes of the landcare movement, how community landcare works and the implications for the continued growth of community landcare. Landcare has become a pervasive term…

Marketing the Australian Native Food Industry

  • Author: Cherikoff, V.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2000

This report was developed following interviews, consultation and surveys with relevant stakeholders in the four main native food growing areas of Australia, northern New South Wales, south east South Australia,…

Aussie GRASS: Australian grassland and rangeland assessment by spatial simulation

  • Authors: Carter, JO., Hall, WB., Brook, KD., McKeon, GM., Day, KA., Paull, CJ.
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Press
  • Published: 2000

Defining drought, categorising current droughts, and assessing grassland and rangeland sustainability in a quantitative and scientific manner are important national issues for Australian State and Commonwealth governments, landholders and agribusiness.…

Economic Issues in the valuation of and compensation for loss of Native Title rights

  • Author: Campbell, D.
  • Publisher: Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2000

The common law recognition of native title in the High Court’s Mabo decision in 1992 and the Commonwealth Native Title Act have transformed the ways in which Indigenous peoples’ rights…

Introduction to Research Methods

  • Author: Burns, R.
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Published: 2000

This book provides a basic understanding of the main techniques and concepts of quantitative and qualitative research using simple examples and practice exercises. It includes information on ethics of research…

Better Practice in School Attendance: Improving the School Attendance of Indigenous Students

  • Authors: Bourke, C, Rigby, K, Burden, J
  • Publisher: Monash University
  • Published: 2000

This report is based on an analysis of available data, relevant literature and wide spread consultations and site visits. The attendance rates of Indigenous students at all levels of schooling,…

Marketing Aboriginal Art

  • Author: Altman, Jon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Published: 2000

The most comprehensive and important work of its kind. The book covers everything from documented archaeological traditions and art styles, through to the development of the remarkably diverse contemporary Aboriginal…

Increase in prevalence of obesity and diabetes and decrease in plasma cholesterol in a central Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: McDermott, Robyn, Rowley, Kevin G, O'Dea, Kerin, Lee, Amanda J, Knight, Sabina
  • Published: 2000

Objective To document change in prevalence of obesity, diabetes and other cardiovascular diease (CVD) risk factors, and trends in dietary macronutrient intake, over an eight-year period in a rural Aboriginal…

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