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Sport and Recreation for Indigenous Youth in the Northern Territory: Scoping Research Priorities for Health and Social Outcomes

  • Author: Sallie Cairnduff
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, and Australian Sports Commission,
  • Published: 2001

This report identifies health and social outcomes research priorities in the Indigenous sport and recreation sector. An initiative of the Indigenous Sport Unit, Australian Sports Commission (ASC), and the Cooperative…

Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: Who really cares about sustainability indicators?

  • Authors: Bell, S., Morse, S.
  • Published: 2001

This paper describes some of the insights gained by the authors in the development of an approach for systemic sustainability analysis to arrive at sustainability indicators (SIs) for development. The…

Thematic networks: an analytic tool for qualitative research

  • Author: Attride-Stirling, Jennifer
  • Published: 2001

The growth in qualitative research is a well-noted and welcomed fact within the social sciences; however, there is a regrettable lack of tools available for the analysis of qualitative material.…

Indigenous work-for-the-dole and mutual obligation: prospects for employment generation in remote Australia

  • Author: Altman, J.
  • Published: 2001

This paper focuses on Indigenous communities in remote Australia who participate in the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme, a form of work-for-the-dole that was first established in 1977 and…

Improvements in circulating cholesterol, antioxidants, and homocysteine after dietary intervention in an Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Rowley, Kevin G., Su, Qing, Cincotta, Marion, Skinner, Michelle, Skinner, Karen, Pindan, Benedicta, White, Gwyneth A., O'Dea, Kerin
  • Published: 2001

Background: Poor nutrition contributes to high rates of coronary heart disease among Australian Aboriginal populations. Since late 1993, the Aboriginal community described here has operated a healthy lifestyle program aimed…

Quality assurance and continuing education needs of rural and remote general practitioners: how are they changing?

  • Authors: Barbara Booth, Richard Lawrance
  • Published: 2001

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) 1998 Rural Quality Assurance and Continuing Education (QA & CE) Needs Assessment Project was designed to generate sufficient data to inform strategic planning for…

Sexual health service provision in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings in far north Queensland: sexual health symptoms and some outcomes of partner notification [online]

  • Author: Fagan, P
  • Published: 2001

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) pose a significant health problem for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations across Australia. A fundamental aspect of an STI control strategy is the availability…

The Protection of Indigenous Art and Culture in Australia: The Labels of Authenticity

  • Author: Wiseman, Leanne
  • Published: 2001

The Protection of Indigenous Art and Culture in Australia: The Labels of Authenticity

Telling our stories in ways that make us stronger

  • Authors: Wingard, B., Lester, J.
  • Publisher: Dulwich Centre Publications
  • Published: 2001

The lives and stories of two Indigenous women offering practical ideas in relation to a wide range of issues facing Indigenous Australian families; colonisation; culturally appropriate ways to grieve, to…

Indigenous Communities & Australian Business

  • Author: The Allen Consulting Group
  • Published: 2001

The objectives of this research were twofold: • To contribute to Australia’s economic and social development and the process of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the…

Sustaining communities: An empirical investigation of social capital in regional Australia

  • Authors: Stone, W., Hughes, J.
  • Published: 2001

Currently, we are experiencing the re-emergence of interest in ‘community’ as a general reaction to a perceived over-emphasis upon financial solutions to social problems (Gibson and Cameron 2001). In this…

Indigenous families, welfare and work: survey results from two community case studies

  • Authors: Smith, D., Daly, A.
  • Published: 2001

Given their ongoing economic disadvantage, many Indigenous families are long-term dependents on social security income support. Their well-being continues to be a critical challenge for government and Indigenous organisations. This…

The Indigenous Employment Policy: A preliminary evaluation Part II Policy perspectives and issues

  • Author: Shergold, Peter
  • Published: 2001

The Indigenous Employment Policy (IEP) was introduced by Minister Peter Reith in 1999 as a result of decisions made in the 1998 Budget. It has been administered by DEWRSB. The…

The Beginning of Certainty: Consent Determinations of Native Title

  • Author: Paul Sheiner
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2001

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…

Two for the price of one: a qualitative study of the lives of mining wives

  • Author: Rhodes, L.D.
  • Publisher: Curtin University of Technology
  • Published: 2001

The resources sector has historically fostered mining as a masculine enterprise, The resulting marginalisation of wives has guaranteed a particularly female experience of the mining lifestyle. Focussing on the wives…

Australian Indigenous Employment Disadvantage: What, why and where to from here?

  • Author: Norris, Rae
  • Published: 2001

This paper outlines the extent of current Indigenous employment disadvantage in Australia, compares this to the situation that has been evident over the past three decades, critiques the nature of…

Listening to landholders: Approaches to community nature conservation in Queensland

  • Author: Millar, Joanne
  • Published: 2001

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) established the Community Nature Conservation (CNC) Extension Network in 1998 to assist landholders, community groups and local governments with nature conservation planning and…

Violence in Indigenous Communities

  • Authors: Memmott, P , Stacy, R , Chambers, C, Keys, C
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Attorney General's Department
  • Published: 2001

An important focus of National Crime Prevention (NCP), the Commonwealth’s crime prevention program, is to identify priorities for violence prevention in Indigenous communities, where statistics show it is occurring at…

Is welfare dependency 'welfare poison'? An assessment of Noel Pearson's proposals for Aboriginal welfare reform

  • Author: Martin, David F.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2001

Aboriginal lawyer, activist and social commentator Noel Pearson has recently argued that the current mode of delivery of welfare services to Aboriginal people is deeply antithetical to their interests and…

Indigenous jobs growth and unemployment, 1996-2006: the impact of CDEP

  • Authors: Hunter, B., Taylor, J.
  • Published: 2001

An essential policy issue for the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is to project the likely future demand for places. This paper revisits previous estimates of such demand with…

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