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Nursing practice in a remote area: an ethnographic study

  • Author: Cramer, Jennifer Helen
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 1998

The solitary position of nurses who practise in geographically isolated communities to provide direct health care to a predominantly Aboriginal population characterises nursing in remote areas. Munoz & Mann (1982)…

The multidimensional nature of renal disease: Rates and associations of albuminuria in an Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Hoy, Wendy E., Mathews, John D., McCredie, David A., Pugsley, David J., Hayhurst, Beverly G., Rees, Megan, Kile, Emma, Walker, Kate A., Wang, Zhiqiang
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Published: 1998

Background: An epidemic of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is accompanying the rising rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among Aborigines in the Northern Territory of Australia. Incidence…

Beneficial impact of the Homelands Movement on health outcomes in central Australian Aborigines

  • Authors: McDermott, R , O’Dea, K, Rowley, K, Knight, S, Burgess, P
  • Published: 1998

Objective: This study compares prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes in two groups of Aboriginal adults: those living in homelands versus centralised communities in central Australia. It also compares weight…

Case studies of rural business women in Western Australia and their contribution to the region

  • Author: Haslam McKenzie, F.
  • Published: 1998

It is well known that agricultural Western Australia has experienced chronic socioeconomic difficulties in the last twenty years associated with depopulation and centralisation of services. In the last decade there…

Hard work (Tanji warrkamm) : employment for Aboriginal people in the public sector in Australia.

  • Author: Buckley, C.F.
  • Publisher: Univ. of Western Australia
  • Published: 1998

The aim of this study was to develop a theory which would explain the consistently low number of Aboriginal people employed in public sector agencies in Australia. Aboriginal people comprise…

(Not) using the remote commercial television service to dispel distance in rural and remote Western Australia

  • Author: Green, Lelia
  • Published: 1998

This paper addresses issues of ‘distance’ between remote and metropolitan audiences, and the use of communications technologies as tools to dispel such distance. Using the satellite-delivered RCTS broadcasting as a…

Washing machine usage in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Author: Lloyd, C.R.
  • Published: 1998

The use of washing machines was investigated in two remote Aboriginal communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara homelands. The aim was to look both at machine reliability and to investigate the…

Land degradation issues and management concerns for Aboriginal communities of central Australia

  • Author: Wickam, S.
  • Publisher: School of Environment and Information Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW
  • Published: 1998

Aboriginal land management in Central Australia is not a recent phenomenon. When we discuss these concerns today we are addressing degradation consequences relating to industrial activities such as pastoralism, mining…

Our Culture : Our Future - Report on Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights

  • Author: Janke, T.
  • Publisher: Prepared for Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
  • Published: 1998

This Report is part of a process to develop practical reform proposals for the improved recognition and protection of indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. it contains findings and recommendations developed…

Community-based Education for Indigenous Cultures

  • Author: Corson, David
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 1998

The recent tendency of governments to view their educational policies in terms of the market-place, with an implied preference for homogeneity and centralisation, has created further obstacles to the education…

"There are just no women out there": How the industry justifies the exclusion of women from agricultural leadership

  • Author: Alston, M.
  • Published: 1998

Few women have achieved leadership positions in Australian agriculture despite their qualifications, experience and contributions to the industry. Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research currently being conducted suggests various explanations…

Indigenous Education and the Social Capital: Influences on the Performance of Indigenous Tertiary Students

  • Authors: Walker, Roz, Elliot, Daphne, Seymour , Katherine, Worby, Gus
  • Publisher: Black Swan Press
  • Published: 1998

This publication is a result of a two-day National Conference at the University of South Australia, 18-19 June 1998. This conference was sponsored by the Australian Federation of University Women…

Aboriginal traditional economic system in central and east Arnhemland

  • Author: Trudgen, R.I.
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc
  • Published: 1998

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From head stockman to owner: supporting Aboriginal cattle stations in central Australia

  • Authors: Tilmouth, T., Mitchell, P.
  • Published: 1998

Since 1991, the Central Land Council has been developing systems to help Aboriginal traditional land owners control the management of commercially viable cattle stations. There are only three Aboriginal cattle…

Differences in growth among remote and town-dwelling Aboriginal children in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

  • Authors: Rousham, E. K., Gracey, M.
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1998

This paper documents the growth of Aboriginal children in remote communities and gazetted towns of the Kimberley region in the far north of Western Australia over the past 20 years.…

Citizenship and Indigenous Australians: Changing conceptions and possibilities

  • Authors: Peterson, N., Sanders, W.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1998

This book examines the history of indigenous peoples' citizenship status and asks: is it possible for indigenous Australians to be members of a common society on equal terms with others?…

Retention of allied health professionals in rural and remote areas of South Australia

  • Author: Barney, Tania
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 1998

Around one third of all Australians live in rural and remote areas. People living in rural and remote areas tend to experience poorer health status than their metropolitan counterparts. Differences…

Aboriginal perspectives of diabetes in a remote community in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: London, Jason A., Guthridge, Steven
  • Published: 1998

This study explores the knowledge and beliefs of diabetes in a group of Aboriginal people from a remote community in the Northern Territory. Information was gathered from participants through a…

Environmental factors influencing Aboriginal nutrition in western New South Wales

  • Authors: Thomas, R, Rodgers, K, Willis, D
  • Published: 1998

Issue addressed: As part of a project addressing the nutritional health of Aboriginal people in western New South Wales (NSW), various environmental issues which may influence food habits were researched.…

Health in rural and remote Australia: the first report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on rural health

  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published: 1998

Australia’s rural and remote populations have poorer health than their metropolitan counterparts with respect to several health outcomes. They have higher mortality rates and consequently lower life expectancy. They also…

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