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Hypertension, dyslipidemia, body mass index, diabetes and smoking status in Aboriginal Australians in a remote community

  • Authors: Wang, Zhiqiang, Hoy, Wendy E.
  • Published: 2003

OBJECTIVES: Study objectives were: 1) to describe the differences in the prevalence of CHD risk factors between Aboriginal people in a remote community and the general Australian population; and 2)…

Preventive medical care in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory: a follow-up study of the impact of clinical guidelines, computerised recall and reminder systems, and audit and feedback

  • Authors: Bailie, Ross S., Togni, Samantha J., Si, Damin, Robinson, Gary, d'Abbs, Peter HN
  • Published: 2003

Interventions to improve delivery of preventive medical services have been shown to be effective in North America and the UK. However, there are few studies of the extent to which…

Homocysteine concentrations lowered following dietary intervention in an Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Rowley, Kevin G, Lee, Amanda J, Yarmirr, Daisy, O'Dea, Kerin
  • Published: 2003

Low circulating folate concentrations lead to elevations of plasma homocysteine. Even mild elevations of plasma homocysteine are associated with significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Available evidence suggests that…

The association of alcohol and family problems in a remote indigenous Australian community

  • Authors: Kelly, Adrian B., Kowalyszyn, Marusia
  • Published: 2003

While a large proportion of Aboriginal Australians do not consume alcohol, those who do frequently show severe alcohol problems. In European-derived samples, heavy alcohol use is associated with relationship distress,…

Validation of self-reported cigarette smoking in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: McDonald, Stephen P., Maguire, Graeme P., Hoy, Wendy E.
  • Published: 2003

Objective: To examine the relationship between self-reported tobacco smoking and urinary cotinine concentrations in the setting of a remote Aboriginal community. Methods: In a remote Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal community…

‘Abandonment’ or Maintenance of Country? A Critical Examination of Mobility Patterns and Implications For Native Title

  • Author: Peter Veth
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2003

In this paper, Dr Veth argues that global studies of patterns of mobility amongst huntergatherer groups illustrate that it is normal for groups to practice different kinds of ‘abandonment’ through…

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Author: UNESCO
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 2003

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization hereinafter referred to as UNESCO, meeting in Paris, from 29 September to 17 October 2003, at its 32nd…

Indigenous economic futures in the Northern Territory : the demographic and socioeconomic background

  • Author: Taylor, J
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2003

This paper examines 1996 and 2001 Census data to establish recent changes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment and income status in the Northern Territory. Also explored are some of the…

The risk/reward trade-off that is shrinking the population of rural Australia

  • Author: Shepherd, C.
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Published: 2003

Part 1. Populate and prosper: understanding the connections between economics, business and population in Australia Part 2. How many footprints on the wide brown land? The environmental dimensions of population…

Flogging a moribund horse while the emperor is naked: Issues In proving institutional racial discrimination in state housing in Western Australia

  • Author: Rosales-Castaneda, J.
  • Published: 2003

This paper highlights the barriers that impede arriving to a solution by using the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Legal Forum, and suggests that "housing reconciliation" can only be achieved by…

Strategies for increasing women's representation in agricultural leadership

  • Author: Pini, B.
  • Published: 2003

This paper uses data from a survey of women involved in the Australian sugar industry to present evidence of the strategies which could be introduced by agri-political groups to increase…

Evidence-bBased practice in rural and remote clinical practice: Where is the evidence?

  • Authors: Jacqueline E. Parsons, Tracy L. Merlin, Judy E. Taylor, David Wilkinson, Janet E. Hiller
  • Published: 2003

Objective: To critically review the evidence regarding barriers to implementing research findings in rural and remote settings, and the ways those barriers have been addressed. Design: A systematic review that…

Poverty and Indigenous health

  • Author: Morrissey, M.
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published: 2003

This paper reviews the most recent literature on Indigenous income, noting pitfalls in applying standard poverty research techniques to Indigenous society. The purpose of this review is to derive the…

Cultivation and sustainable wild harvest of bushfoods by Aboriginal communities in central Australia

  • Author: Miers, G.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2003

The Australian bushfood industry is very much based on traditional knowledge, however few Aboriginal people appear to be sharing in the benefits that arise from its activities and the value…

Education, Indigenous survival and well-being: emerging ideas and programs.

  • Authors: Malin, M., Maidment, K.
  • Published: 2003

This paper presents a snapshot of concerns in the field of Indigenous education in the late 1960s as compared with those of today, highlighting areas of improvement. Indigenous people's aspirations…

Decentralization or privatization of environmental governance? Forest conflict and bioregional assessment in Australia

  • Author: Lane, Marcus B.
  • Published: 2003

This paper is concerned with the democratic governance of public environmental resources. The paper examines the use of bioregional assessment in Australia as a means of resolving long-term, multilateral, and…

The realities of Indigenous adult literacy acquisition and practice: implications for capacity development in remote communities

  • Authors: Kral, Inge, Schwab, R.
  • Publisher: CAEPR
  • Published: 2003

This discussion paper reports on findings from a collaborative study between the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Central Australian Remote Health Development Services that involved two remote…

Transition and Diversity in Rural Housing Provision: the case of Narrogin, Western Australia

  • Authors: Jones, Roy, Tonts, Matthew
  • Published: 2003

The purpose of this paper is to examine the changing dynamics of housing markets in an Australian rural community. With reference to the case of Narrogin, Western Australia, it argues…

Their Way: Towards an Indigenous Warlpiri Christianity

  • Author: Jordan, I
  • Publisher: CDU Press
  • Published: 2003

Their Way: Towards an Indigenous Warlpiri Christianity

Imag(in)ing women as homeless: re/tracing socially concerned photography

  • Author: Crinall, K. M.
  • Publisher: University of Western Sydney
  • Published: 2003

This thesis is primarily concerned with the meanings that are produced when women become visible amongst the homeless through photographic representations. While there have always been homeless women, unlike their…

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