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People on country, healthy landscapes and sustainable Indigenous economic futures: The Arnhem Land case

  • Author: Altman, J.
  • Published: 2003

In the early 1970s, groups of Aboriginal people in remote Arnhem Land, north Australia, moved from centralised townships back to small communities called ‘outstations’ on their traditional lands. This ‘outstations…

Developing an Indigenous Arts Strategy for the Northern Territory: Issues paper for consultations

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

This Issues Paper is a first step in the development of an Indigenous Arts Strategy (IAS) for the Northern Territory (NT). It aims to do two things. First, to assess…

Women's representation in a rural context

  • Author: Alston, M.
  • Published: 2003

Australian rural women are largely invisible in public areas of influence. This paper presents findings of research into Australian rural women 's public profile in powerful agricultural organisations. Using a…

Economic Development and Participation for Remote Indigenous Communities: Best Practice

  • Author: Altman, J
  • Published: 2003

A presentation by Professor Jon Altman to the Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (MCATSIA) at Sydney on 28 November 2003. This paper explores best practice, evident…

Degradation and recovery processes in arid grazing lands of central Australia Part 3: implications at landscape scale

  • Authors: Sparrow, A. D., Friedel, M. H., Tongway, D. J.
  • Published: 2003

Using data from previous studies, we tested two hypotheses about the impacts of grazing in a naturally heterogeneous landscape in arid central Australia: (1) that grazing leads to net change…

Renal function and cardiovascular risk markers in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

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

Background. Australian Aborigines living in remote areas have exceedingly high rates of renal failure together with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To examine the basis of this association, we studied…

Health service utilisation among Filipino women in remote Queensland, Australia

  • Authors: Kelaher, M., Manderson, L., Potts, H.
  • Published: 2003

INTRODUCTION: This paper will discuss health issues among Filipinas (women born in the Philippines) living in remote and rural environments in Queensland in comparison to Filipinas living in other parts…

Preparing preservice teachers’ minds, hearts and actions for teaching in remote Indigenous contexts

  • Author: Osborne, Barry
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2003

This paper examines some challenges we confront working with preservice teachers prior to serving in remote Indigenous communities. Some challenges include what preservice teachers bring to their studies - subjectivities,…

Nutrition project in a remote Australian aboriginal community

  • Authors: Zeunert, Sally, Cerro, Nadia, Boesch, Lorinda, Duff, Marcelle, Shephard, Mark D., Jureidini, Kenneth F., Braun, Janice
  • Published: 2002

Much of the ill health of Australian indigenous populations can be attributed to diet-related diseases. This community nutrition project is part of a wider renal screening and prevention program based…

Diaspora, Materialism, Tradition: Anthropological Issues in the Recent High Court Appeal of the Yorta Yorta

  • Author: James F. Weiner
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2002

In this paper, Dr Weiner inspects some of the appeals made to tradition and continuity of tradition in the High Court appeal of the Yorta Yorta native title case. He…

The spatial context of Indigenous service delivery

  • Author: Taylor, J
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

As with all economic activities that consider proximity to a client base as part of their locational decision-making, the geographic distribution of banking and financial services has, until quite recently…

Jurisdictional devolution: Towards an effective model for Indigenous community self-determination

  • Author: Smith, D.E.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

Over a decade ago the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody concluded that the essence of self-determination is the…

Towards an Indigenous order of Australian government: Rethinking self-determination as Indigenous affairs policy

  • Author: Sanders, W.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

This paper begins with a historical analysis of both the rhetoric and the institutions of Australian Indigenous affairs since self-determination was first adopted as Commonwealth government policy in late 1972.…

Focus groups, feminist research and farm women: Opportunities for empowerment in rural social research

  • Author: Pini, B.
  • Published: 2002

This paper uses data from a doctoral study examining women's involvement in the Australian sugar industry to argue that focus groups are a valuable method for feminist rural social research.…

Homelessness and human rights: engaging human rights discourse in the Australian context

  • Author: Otto, D.
  • Published: 2002

This article examines the effectiveness of the 'indirect' (political rather than judicial) methods of implementation employed by Australian governments to fulfil their international human rights obligations by using the national…

Indigenous Settlements of Australia

  • Authors: Memmott, P., Moran, M.
  • Publisher: Department of the Environment and Heritage
  • Published: 2002

This paper provides a national overview of the parallel settlement system which exists across Indigenous Australia. Its aim is to provide a context for the physical planning of Indigenous settlements,…

Sociospatial Structures of Australian Aboriginal Settlements

  • Author: Memmott, P.
  • Published: 2002

This article is concerned with the 'sociospatial patterns' of Australian Aboriginal settlements, which are herein defined as the division of settlements into spatial zones, each occupied by an aggregate of…

Making Sense of the Census: Observations of the 2001 Enumeration in Remote Aboriginal Australia

  • Authors: Martin, D. F., Morphy, F., Sanders, W. G., Taylor, J.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

Special enumeration procedures for Indigenous Australians were introduced in the 1971 Census, and have been a feature of the Australian national census ever since. In 2001, as in previous years,…

Doctors and nurses in outback Australia: living with bush initiatives

  • Authors: Greenwood, G., Cheers, B.
  • Published: 2002

This qualitative in-depth study investigates the work and life experiences of 18 female doctors and nurses in remote Australia. The study begins to unravel some of the events and relationships…

Maternal education and child health: An exploratory investigation in a Central Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Ewald, D., Boughton, B.
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Published: 2002

International research has established that education, and particularly maternal education, is a strong determinant of child health and survival. In the setting of Australian Aboriginal health, the little research that…

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