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Scale-dependent patterns of abundance and habitat use by cormorants in arid Australia and the importance of nomadism

  • Authors: Dorfman, E. J., Kingsford, R. T.
  • Published: 2001

We investigated the ways in which cormorants (Phalacrocorax spp.) acquire behavioural cues from unpredictable habitats in arid Australia, using 10 years of temporal data on abundance at one wetland, fine-grained…

Mental health issues for rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Fiona K. Judd, John S. Humphreys
  • Published: 2001

The burden of mental health problems and disorders is high and rising both in Australia and globally. In response, the Commonwealth Government has moved to implement a national mental health…

Remote area Aboriginal Health Services managers: Key practice challenges

  • Author: John Wilson
  • Published: 2001

The following reflections on the author’s management practice are based on the text of an address given by the author at the 1999 International Conference of the Royal Australasian College…

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Homicides in Australia: A Comparative Analysis

  • Author: Mouzos, J
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Published: 2001

This paper examines the similarities and differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous homicides in Australia during an 11-year period. The findings suggest that the “typical” Indigenous homicide in Australia differed from…

Qualitative Research Interviewing

  • Author: Wengraf, T.
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Published: 2001

Pt. 1. Concepts and Approaches to Depth Interviewing. Interview 'Facts' as Evidence to Support Inferences to Eventual Theorisation Representation Models. Conceptual Frameworks for Studying and Inferring from (Research) Interview Interaction…

Australia's Regional Cities and Towns: Modelling Community Opportunity and Vulnerability

  • Authors: Stimson, R., Baum, S., Mullins, P., O'Connor, K.
  • Published: 2001

Economic restructuring over the last decade or so has created a wide diversity of positive and negative outcomes for regional cities and towns across Australia, evident through change in a…

Self-Assessed Health Among Indigenous Australians: How Valid Is a Global Question?

  • Authors: Sibthorpe, Beverly, Anderson, Ian, Cunningham, Joan
  • Publisher: American Public Health Association
  • Published: 2001

Objectives. This study assessed the validity of a global measure of self-assessed health among Indigenous Australians. Methods. Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with self-assessed health in a…

A regional CDEP for four remote communities? Papunya, Ikuntji, Watiyawanu and Walungurru

  • Author: Sanders, W.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • Published: 2001

This paper reports on a study commissioned by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 2000. The study investigated the best way to establish a Community Development Employment…

Sustainable balance: a Yolngu framework for cross-cultural collaborative management

  • Authors: Robinson, C., Nanikiya, M.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Published: 2001

This chapter claims that collaboative management based on the theory and practice of recognising indigenous local authority for resource management decision making, offers a valuable mechanism by which conventional geographical…

The Indigenous Welfare Economy and the CDEP Scheme

  • Authors: Morphy, F, Sanders, WG
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published: 2001

In recent debates about the Indigenous welfare economy, the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme has not been given the attention it deserves. It represents a major adaptation of the…

Rurality Bites: The Social and Environmental Transformation of Rural Australia

  • Authors: Lockie, S., Bourke, L.
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Published: 2001

An overview of the extraordinary social, environmental, political and cultural changes and conflicts sweeping rural Australia. All too often, community decline, environmental degradation and agricultural restructuring are treated as separate…

From Ceremony to CD-Rom: Indigenous Creative Industries in Brisbane

  • Authors: Keane, Michael, Hartley, John
  • Publisher: Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre, Queensland Univeristy of Technology
  • Published: 2001

This report is a mapping survey of Indigenous Creative Industries in the Brisbane region. The principal aims of the project were: – To identify and map creative industries activity by…

Small Town Renewal: Overview and Case Studies

  • Authors: Kenyon, P., Black, A.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2001

This publication is designed to assist others to learn from the experiences of fourteen of these towns, each of which has a population of less than 3,000 people. Whilst these…

Tourism and the forbidden zone: the underserved power of qualitative inquiry

  • Authors: Jamal, T., Hollinshead, K.
  • Published: 2001

The canons of good praxis in the social sciences are changing. Along with the linguistic and hermeneutic (interpretive) challenges to ontology and epistemology exerted by continental philosophers and social theorists…

A Brief Insight into Homelessness in the Kimberley

  • Author: Inifer, C.
  • Published: 2001

A Brief Insight into Homelessness in the Kimberley

Indigenous labour force status re-visited: factors associated with the discouraged worker phenomenon

  • Authors: Hunter, B., Gray, M.
  • Published: 2001

Indigenous people are more likely to be discouraged from looking for work than other Australians. Data from the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey are used to analyse…

Chapter 5 - Using fire to manage savanna

  • Authors: Rodd Dyer, Jeremy Russell-Smith, Tony Grice, Tim McGuffog, Peter Cooke, Dean Yibarbuk
  • Publisher: Tropical Savannas CRC
  • Published: 2001

Every year thousands of square kilometres of grasslands in northern Australia go up in flames and smoke. Is it wanton destruction or part of the natural ecosystem of tropical savannas?…

A Business Guide for Indigenous People

  • Author: Department of Industries and Business NT, Office of Aboriginal Development
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Government, Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development
  • Published: 2001

A Business Guide for Indigenous People

Indigenous Funding Inquiry Final Report

  • Author: Commonwealth Grants Commission
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Grants Commission
  • Published: 2001

The Commonwealth Grants Commission was asked to develop a method that can be used to determine the relative needs of groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for key…

Child Sexual Abuse in rural and remote Australian Indigenous Communities: A preliminary investigation

  • Author: Coorey, L
  • Published: 2001

This report was compiled in response to concerns raised by Indigenous people about the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Australia. The report is a preliminary attempt to document the…

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