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The comparative economic status of CDEP and non-CDEP community residents in the Northern Territory in 1991

  • Authors: Altman, J.C., Hunter, B.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1996

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is a program where participants forego social security entitlements and work for rough equivalents of these entitlements. The scheme has expanded rapidly over…

Review of the nutrition policy of the Arnhem Land Progress Association

  • Authors: Lee, A. J., Hobson, V., Katarski, L.
  • Published: 1996

The process of implementation and the effect of the nutrition policy of the Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA) were reviewed three years after implementation of the policy in five remote…

Anti-streptokinase antibodies and streptokinase resistance in an Aboriginal population in northern Australia

  • Authors: Urdahl, K. B., Mathews, J. D., Currie, B.
  • Published: 1996

Background: Thrombolytic treatment with streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction has proven to be safe and effective in Caucasian populations with relatively low levels of anti-streptokinase IgG and streptokinase resistance. Higher…

Distance, isolation and place: A study of youth living in a remote mining community

  • Author: Harvey, Jim
  • Published: 1996

The meanings people make of their lives is more than a product of their material circumstances (e.g. class and gender). They are also significantly influenced by the meanings they made…

Teaching practice in remote Aboriginal schools: Changing the perspective of student teachers

  • Author: Partington, G
  • Published: 1996

Despite considerable efforts at the academic level to prepare student teachers for teaching Aboriginal students, most students persist with hegemonic approaches in their teaching upon graduation. One process which appears…

Ethnographic perspectives on the enumeration of Indigenous people in remote Australia

  • Authors: Martin, D., Taylor, J.
  • Published: 1996

This paper compares population counts and age distributions from the last two Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) enumerations of the Aboriginal population of Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, with the results…

Local governments and indigenous Australians developments and dilemmas in contrasting circumstances

  • Author: Will Sanders
  • Published: 1996

This paper examines developments and dilemmas in relations between local governments and indigenous Australians over the last quarter century. It establishes a framework for analysis based on differences in local…

Anthill and other injuries: a case for mobile allied health teams to remote Australia

  • Author: Owen Allen
  • Published: 1996

Remote rural districts of Australia can continue to expect a loss of public services due to the low population density and migration loss. However allied health services such as physiotherapy,…

Controversial and difficult issues in Aboriginal teacher education – Some Western educators' views of Aboriginal teacher training

  • Author: Buckley, Paul
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1996

The interviews and discussions which are the main focus of this paper were conducted with five experienced teachers involved with Aboriginal education in remote rural schools in the Northern Territory…

Learning from the Rhetoric of the Moment: A Study of Rural and Remote Uses of Telecommunications

  • Author: Hansen, Jens
  • Publisher: University of New England
  • Published: 1995

Telecommunications are a vital learning medium for rural and remote dwellers but are largely neglected by communications and adult education researchers. The uses of telecommunications in rural and remote Australia…

Long-range movements of small mammals in arid Australia: implications for land management

  • Authors: Dickman, C. R., Predavec, M., Downey, F. J.
  • Published: 1995

This study investigated movements of seven species of small mammals at study areas in arid Western Australia and Queensland. Populations of all species fluctuated dramatically in abundance over time, with…

'Farming Practice as Temporally and Spatially Situated Intersections of Biography, Culture and Social Structure'.

  • Authors: Phillips, E., Gray, I.
  • Published: 1995

This paper brings anthropological, sociological and geographical perspectives to bear on the problem of farm sustainability and, in particular, the legitimation of sustainable farm practices. It attempts to lay some…

Long distance commuting in resource industries: implications for native peoples in Australia and Canada

  • Author: O'Faircheallaigh, C.
  • Published: 1995

During the last fifteen years a fundamental change has occurred in the settlement patterns associated with resource projects in remote regions of Australia and Canada. The earlier practice of establishing…

The Sustainability of Australian Agricultural Production Systems: A Realistic or Simply a Desirable Aim?

  • Author: Epps, R.
  • Published: 1995

Whilst the term sustainability has undergone considerable transformation from its original intended meaning, in the context of agriculture it is considered to have relevance to four aspects of the activity;…

Sustainability, development and rural aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Davies, J., Young, E.
  • Published: 1995

Aborigines, because of their population numbers and increasing control over land and resources, are crucial to the sustainable development of rural Australia. However, appropriate Aboriginal development requires the replacement of…

Evaluation of strategies used by a remote aboriginal community to eliminate petrol sniffing

  • Authors: Burns, C. B., Currie, B. J., Clough, A. B., Wuridjal, R.
  • Published: 1995

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of strategies--including replacing petrol with aviation gasoline (avgas) in the fuel supply, and employment and skills-training programs targeting young people--in reducing petrol sniffing at Maningrida,…

Soil seedbank patterns of four trees and shrubs from arid Australia

  • Author: Auld, Tony D.
  • Published: 1995

The seedbanks of four arid trees from Australia were examined using periodicrecovery of seeds buried in nylon mesh bags in the field. Casuarina pauper did not maintain a soil seedbank.…

Beyond Native Title: Multiple Land Use Agreements and Aboriginal governance in the Kimberley

  • Author: Sullivan, P.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 1995

Aborigines make up by far the largest proportion of the long-term residents of the Kimberley region and much of the population living outside the major towns. They already control, by…

The nurse practitioner project, Wilcannia: moving from anecdotes to evidence

  • Author: Lesley Hills Siegloff
  • Published: 1995

There has been much discussion and debate in the Western world, regarding the idea that some nurses, who are practising in certain contexts, should be recognised as nurse practitioners. The…

Mineral development agreements negotiated by Aboriginal communities in the 1990s

  • Author: O'Faircheallaigh, C.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published: 1995

This paper describes and critically examines five resource development agreements signed between mining companies and Aboriginal communities between 1992 and 1994 in the Northern Territory and north Queensland. These include…

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