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Child Abuse and Family Violence in Aboriginal Communities - Exploring Child Sexual Abuse in Western Australia

  • Authors: Stanley, J, Kovacs, K, Tomison, A, Kripps, K
  • Publisher: National Child Protection Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published: 2002

Within the Australian Indigenous community, family violence is commonly used as a broad term, encompassing all forms of violence between members of a kinship group or the immediate community. Concomitantly,…

Rural population density: Its impact on social and demographic aspects of rural communities

  • Authors: Smailes, P., Argent, N., Griffin, T.
  • Published: 2002

Using the settled areas of South Australia as a case study, this paper seeks to demonstrate the specific importance of rural population and settlement density as an important variable in…

Nature grows in straight lines - or does she? What are the consequences of the mismatches between human-imposed linear boundaries and ecosystem boundaries? An Australian example

  • Authors: Saunders, D., Briggs, S.
  • Published: 2002

Sustainability in agricultural landscapes means that the use and management of ecological potential does not reduce its capacity to meet society’s future environmental, social and economic needs. Using this description…

Constraints to women's involvement in agricultural leadership

  • Author: Pini, B.
  • Published: 2002

This paper uses data from a survey of women in the Australian sugar industry to examine why women are absent in decision-making positions within the agri-political organization Canegrowers. Canegrowers represents…

Qualitative and Research Methods

  • Author: Patton, M.
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • Published: 2002

Conceptual issues in qualitative inquiry, Qualitative designs and data collection and Analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Contents Pt. 1. Conceptual Issues in Qualitative Inquiry 1. The Nature of Qualitative Inquiry 2.…

Strategic environmental assessment in Australasia

  • Authors: Marsden, Simon, Dovers, Stephen
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • Published: 2002

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Australasia provides an authoritative, up-to-date report on the state of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Australia and New Zealand, at a time of gathering momentum for…

Three Years On: Indigenous families and the welfare system, the Kuranda community case study

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

This discussion paper presents the results from the third and final year of the Kuranda community case study for the project on the delivery of appropriate welfare services and policies…

Human rights in the minerals industry

  • Author: Handelsman, S.D.
  • Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Published: 2002

Mining companies have been criticized for their complicity in the human rights abuses of people and indigenous populations at risk. This report provides a background and examines issues related to…

Outreach and improved access to specialist services for indigenous people in remote Australia: the requirements for sustainability

  • Authors: Gruen, Russell L, Weeramanthri, T.S., Bailie, RS
  • Published: 2002

Study objective: To examine the role of specialist outreach in supporting primary health care and overcoming the barriers to health care faced by the indigenous population in remote areas of…

Innovative products from Australian native foods

  • Authors: Forbes-Smith, M., Paton, JE.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2002

The aim of the study was to (1) improve shelf-life, quality and safety of existing native foods and to identify and develop novel products from native foods and (2) to…

New approaches to expanding the supply of affordable housing in Australia: an increasing role for the private sector

  • Author: Berry, M.
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, RMIT Research Centre
  • Published: 2002

This project identifies the barriers to private sector financing of affordable housing and specifies the options for institutional investment in affordable housing - each requires a level of government subsidy…

Recent Developments in Native Title Law and Practice: Issues for the High Court

  • Author: John Basten
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2002

The common law recognition of native title in the High Court’s Mabo decision in 1992 and the Commonwealth Native Title Act has transformed the ways in which Indigenous peoples’ rights…

Identifying regional skill and training needs for integrated natural resource management planning

  • Authors: Heather J Aslin, Nicole A Mazur, Allan L Curtis
  • Publisher: The Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published: 2002

This report investigates the skill and training needs of regional groups responsible for developing Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) plans under the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality…

The social space(s) of rural women

  • Author: Allen, K-E.
  • Published: 2002

The primary focus of my research is Australian rural women. I am interested in unearthing within their space(s), the issues with which they contend whilst engaging in self-management of chronic…

Gene frequencies of human platelet antigens 1–5 in indigenous Australians in Western Australia

  • Authors: Bennett, J. A., Palmer, L. J., Musk, A. W., Erber, W. N.
  • Published: 2002

Summary: The frequencies of human platelet antigen (HPA) systems vary between different racial groups; however, HPA frequency data for some racial groups are still incomplete. We report the distribution of…

Bronchiectasis in Indigenous children in remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Chang, Anne B, Grimwood, Keith, Mulholland, E Kim, Torzillo, Paul J
  • Published: 2002

The rates of bronchiectasis for Indigenous children from remote Australian communities are unacceptably high, with one study showing 14.7/1000 Aboriginal children. Children with bronchiectasis need to be identified early for…

Non-Shelter Outcomes of Housing: A Case Study of the Relationships between Housing and Children’s Schooling

  • Author: Young, P.
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2002

The goal of this research is to provide a clearer understanding of the non-shelter impacts of housing, and in particular of the possible processes by which aspects of housing may…

Fire regimes and biodiversity in the savannas of northern Australia

  • Authors: Williams, R.J., Griffiths, A.D., Allan, G.E.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2002

Fire regimes and biodiversity in the savannas of northern Australia

Planning for Country: Cross-cultural approaches to decision-making on Aboriginal lands

  • Authors: Walsh, Fiona, Mitchell, Paul
  • Publisher: IAD Press
  • Published: 2002

Indigenous people who want to control their day-to-day lives and their future face cultural, political and economic obstacles. This book includes practical ways to address some of these issues.

The town dictates what I do: the leisure, health and wellbeing of women in a small Australian country town

  • Authors: Warner-Smith, P., Brown, P.
  • Published: 2002

The contribution of leisure to individual health and well-being is well documented. It is also clear that patterns of leisure activity are differentiated by gender and regional differences, as well…

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