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Appreciative inquiry: a method for measuring the impact of a project on the well-being of an Indigenous community

  • Authors: Murphy, L., Kordyl, P., Thorne, M.
  • Published: 2004

This paper outlines the evaluation of the Indigenous Youth Arts and Culture Project using appreciative inquiry, an assets-based community development process that enhances positive potential in people and communities.

The role of Community Development Employment Projects in rural and remote communities

  • Author: Misko, Josie
  • Publisher: NCVER (National Centre for Vocational Education Research)
  • Published: 2004

This study aimed to describe the role of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme in rural and remote communities in Australia and to evaluate the effectiveness of the scheme.…

Holding title and managing land in Cape York : indigenous land management and native title

  • Authors: Memmott, Paul, McDougall, Scott, Cape York Land Council (Qld.), National Native Title Tribunal (Australia), University of Queensland Aboriginal Environments Research Centre
  • Publisher: National Native Title Tribunal
  • Published: 2004

There were some 22 or more native title claims in Cape York Peninsula at the time of writing. A number were close to determination, whilst many others were in active…

Between places: Indigenous mobility in remote and rural Australia

  • Authors: Memmott, P, Long, S, Bell, M, Taylor, J, Brown, D
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Queensland Research Centre
  • Published: 2004

It has been argued that the main determinant of change in local population size and composition in Australia is internal migration – a fundamental force “shaping and modifying the pattern…

Sustaining better diabetes care in remote indigenous Australian communities

  • Authors: McDermott, R, Tulip, F, Sinha, A
  • Published: 2004

Problem: Inhabitants of Torres Strait Islands have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Australia and many preventable complications. In 1999, a one year randomised cluster trial showed improved diabetes care…

How do tourism destinations compete? : an analysis of the duplication of purchase law

  • Author: Mansfield, A.
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2004

The objective of this research was to examine the competitive structure of the international tourist market, to establish how and with whom destinations compete. Instead of adopting traditional perceptual methods…

Human rights lawyering for people experiencing homelessness

  • Author: Lynch, P.
  • Published: 2004

Recognising the role that lawyers can play in client empowerment and the promotion of human dignity and respect, this article discusses a ‘human rights approach’ to lawyering for people experiencing…

People with poor language, literacy and numeracy skills: A hidden equity group?

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, Sue, Millar, P
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published: 2004

Building equity into Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system is a key component of the National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training 2004-2010. This book of readings aims to…

Family Violence and Sexual Assault in Indigenous Communites "Walking the Talk"

  • Author: Keel, M
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault
  • Published: 2004

Family violence and sexual assault are reported to be at crisis levels in many Indigenous communites. In response to callls from Indigenous people for change, a number of state and…

Do people in rural and remote Queensland delay using health services to manage the episodes of incapacity?

  • Authors: Sansnee Jirojwong, Robert MacLennan, Nirmala Pandeya
  • Published: 2004

The research project described in the present paper aimed to explore the types of self-reported management which families in relatively ‘high’, ‘moderate’ and ‘low’ medically resourced areas use for episodes…

Introducing a professional development programme to a rural area mental health service: The importance of context

  • Authors: Hodgins, G., Murray, G., Donoghue, A., Judd, F., Petts, A.
  • Published: 2004

Objective: To describe the introduction of an ongoing professional development programme for clinicians in a rural area mental health service. The programme involved a series of workshops delivered by clinical…

Inequity in Australian Vocational Education and Training by location

  • Authors: Golding, Barry, Pattison, Sandra
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published: 2004

Building equity into Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system is a key component of the National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training 2004-2010. This book of readings aims to…

Exploring locality : the impact of context on indigenous vocational education and training aspirations and outcomes

  • Authors: Gelade, Susan, Stehlik, Tom
  • Publisher: NCVER (National Centre for Vocational Education Research)
  • Published: 2004

This study explores the extent to which differing contextual settings in South Australia, urban, rural and remote, impact on the outcomes of Indigenous learners who have undertaken vocational education and…

Structure and Substance: Combining ‘Classic’ and ‘Modern’ Kinship Studies in the Australian Western Desert

  • Author: Dousset, L.
  • Published: 2004

This paper attempts to participate in the reconciliation between ‘modern’ and cultural studies styles of approaches to kinship, and the more formal and structural analyses of the ‘classical’ type. It…

Linking worlds: A study of educational leadership in remote Indigenous community school settings

  • Authors: d'Arbon, Tony, Frawley, Jack, Morrison, Dot, Richardson, Nick
  • Published: 2004

For many years there has been a call for research institutions to deliver on the key elements of what has recently been referred to as the Indigenous Research Reform Agenda.…

Living and coping with diabetes in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area

  • Authors: d'Abbs, P, Wong, M, Tamwoy, E, Haswell-Elkins, M, Rogers, W, McDermott, R
  • Published: 2004

Issue addressed: Although it is well known that there is a very high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), little has…

It's More than the Money: The Relationship between Social Values and Demographic Change in Sustaining a Rural General Practitioner Workforce

  • Authors: Cheney, Helen, Wilson, Erin, Willetts, Juliet
  • Published: 2004

Historically, rural General Practitioners (GPs) in Australia tended to be male, Anglo, middle-class and in nuclear family structures, whereas the contemporary workforce demographic is increasingly female and of diverse ethnicity.…

Doing Indigenous Research: Reflections, Questions, Challenges

  • Author: Bullen, C.
  • Published: 2004

Research is often viewed with suspicion by Indigenous peoples, as it is implicated in the process of colonisation. Qualitative research undertaken by Indigenous people within an Indigenous framework has an…

What tour guide stories can tell us about learning, education and training: A case study in the top end of the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Boyle, Alicia, Arnott, Allan
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2004

A recently completed project supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism investigated ways in which tour guides operating within Kakadu National Park have learnt to do their job.…

Practical Reconciliation, Practical Re-Colonisation?

  • Author: John Borrows
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2004

Would the ‘practical re -colonisation’ of Australia by Indigenous peoples lead to practical reconciliation? John Borrows examines the Federal Government policy of practical reconciliation and argues that ‘practicality’ should not…

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