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Mechanisms for improved integration of biodiversity conservation in regional natural resource management planning within Australia

  • Authors: Lowe, Kim, Fitzsimons, James A, Straker, Andrew, Gleeson, Tony
  • Published: 2004

This literature review was prepared as part of a project to identify how best the Commonwealth might assist regions in integrating biodiversity conservation into catchment/regional planning in ways that lead…

Child welfare approaches for Indigenous communities: International perspectives

  • Author: Libesman, T
  • Publisher: National Child Protection Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published: 2004

Many of the problems associated with child abuse and neglect in communities are directly related to experiences of colonisation. Indigenous peoples in different countries and communities may have experienced colonial…

Corporate social responsibility and the mining industry: Conflicts and constructs

  • Author: Jenkins, H.
  • Published: 2004

In response to widespread and increasing criticism, the mining industry has started to pay serious attention to its environmental and social impacts. This has recently manifested itself in the formulation…

Indigenous Research Reform Agenda: A review of the literature

  • Authors: Henry, J, Dunbar, T , Arnott, A, Scrimgeour, M, Murakami-Gold, L
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal & Tropical Health (CRCATH)
  • Published: 2004

This paper summaries the results of a LINKS research initiative begun in June 2000 to investigate the effectiveness of CRCATH procedures associated with undertaking research, managing research and disseminating research…

Estimating community benefits from tourism: The case of Carpentaria Shire

  • Authors: Greiner, R., Stoeckl, N., Schweigert, R.
  • Publisher: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • Published: 2004

The small rural communities in Australia’s tropical savanna landscapes depend upon the region’s natural resources for income and employment. Historically primary industries – including mining, grazing and, in the case…

The formation of contemporary Aboriginal settlement patterns in Australia: Government policies and programmes

  • Author: Gray, A.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2004

The formation of contemporary Aboriginal settlement patterns in Australia: Government policies and programmes

Collaboration and local networks for rural and remote primary mental healthcare in South Australia

  • Authors: Jeffrey Fuller, Jane Edwards, Lee Martinez, Bruce Edwards, Karyn Reid
  • Published: 2004

This paper draws on a consultation with 200 stakeholders about a mental health plan in the most remote region of South Australia to discuss primary mental healthcare improvement strategies. In…

Developing and sustaining education programs that matter for remote communities

  • Authors: Funnell, Robert, Tully, Tracy
  • Published: 2004

Much has been made about the sustainability of youth and other educational policy beyond the initial period of government program funding. Problems of sustainability are most at issue in country…

Equity in VET: An overview of the data for designated equity groups

  • Authors: Dumbrell, T., de Montfort, Rowena, Finnegan, W.
  • 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…

Where are we going with Indigenous employment policy?

  • Authors: Dockery, Alfred Micheal, Milsom, Nicola
  • Publisher: University of Newcastle, Centre of Full Employment and Equity
  • Published: 2004

Indigenous persons continue to be among the most disadvantaged groups in Australian society on a range of socio-economic indicators. In seeking a framework to reconsider programs and policies aimed to…

The Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous Criminal Justice Agency Staff in an Australian State

  • Authors: Day, Andrew, Giles, Glenn, Marshall, Brian, Sanderson, Von
  • Published: 2004

In Australia, as in other countries that have experienced colonisation, indigenous people are massively overrepresented in all stages of the criminal justice system. If criminal justice agencies are to provide…

“From Humble Beginnings…”: ‘The Safe House Project’ Report: Sustainable Service Responses to Family Violence in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in North Queensland

  • Author: Department of Family and Community Services
  • Publisher: The Department of Family and Community Services through the National Homelessness Strategy and the Department of Communities
  • Published: 2004

Sustainable Service Responses to Family Violence in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in North Queensland was a 12 month action research project funded by the Australian Government under…

Supporting peritoneal dialysis in remote Australia

  • Authors: Dale Carruthers, Kevin Warr
  • Published: 2004

Peritoneal dialysis is usually considered a first-choice treatment for end-stage renal disease for patients living in remote areas. The advantages of peritoneal dialysis over haemodialysis are that peritoneal dialysis preserves…

Sea Change: Movement from Metropolitan to Arcadian Australia

  • Authors: Burnley, I., Murphy, P.
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
  • Published: 2004

This book examines so-called population turnaround describing the very significant migration of nearly one million people from metropolitan to non-metropolitan Australia over the last 30 years.

Beyond Equity? Indigenous people’s rights and the national VET system.

  • Authors: Boughton, B, Durnan, D
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • 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…

Aboriginal community patrols in Australia: self-policing, self-determination and security

  • Authors: Blagg, Harry, Valuri, Giulietta
  • Published: 2004

This article emerges from research conducted across Australia on Aboriginal self-policing initiatives, generically referred to as "Community Patrols", "Aboriginal Patrols" or "Night Patrols". The study was intended to produce a…

Identifying Priority Areas for Conservation Action in Agricultural Landscapes

  • Authors: Bennett, Andrew F, MacNally, Ralph
  • Published: 2004

Farming for food, fibre and other products for human consumption is a dominant land-use throughout the world. Rural landscapes are also critical to the conservation of flora and fauna, and…

The Biodiversity Toolbox: Local Government and Biodiversity

  • Author: Australian Government
  • Publisher: Department of the Environment and Heritage
  • Published: 2004

Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation to Local Government Australians, and more specifically local government, are just beginning to see the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services to our everyday lives. Some…

Demography Working Paper 2004/3—Calculating Experimental Life Tables for Use in Population Estimates and Projections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Published: 2004

Estimates and projections of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) population are required for a wide range of planning, policy development, evaluation, research and analysis purposes. A key…

Aboriginal Health

  • Author: Anderson, I.
  • Publisher: Pearson Longman
  • Published: 2004

Provides specific information on how social patterns, social processes and social relationships affect the health industry and health care workers. Carol Grbich is from Flinders University. Contents Pt. 1: Social…

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