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Vocational education and training in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, S, Bell, R.
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published: 1998

Non-metropolitan Australia is diverse in terms of population density, educational experiences of the population, occupation and industries for employment. In addition to the issues associated with the vast distances between…

Private business: the uptake of confidential HIV testing in remote Aboriginal communities on the Ananau Pitiantiatiara Lands

  • Authors: Miller, Penny J., Torzillo, Paul J.
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1998

Background and methods: Despite a concentration of risk factors for HIV transmission, many remote Aboriginal communities in central Australia have a low uptake of HIV testing. We studied, the uptake…

Djama and VET: exploring partnerships and practices in the delivery of vocational education and training in rural and remote Aboriginal communities

  • Author: Australian Council for Adult Literacy
  • Publisher: Northern Territory University Press
  • Published: 1998

This short article provides an overview of a 1996 research project involving Batchelor College, the Northern Territory Employment and Training Authority and the Northern Territory University. The project examined vocational…

Measuring short-term population mobility among indigenous Australians: options and implications

  • Author: Taylor, J.
  • Published: 1998

Despite the fact that indigenous Australians are known to be frequently mobile over the short term, statistical information regarding this population movement is grossly deficient. This has implications for the…

Feasibility of a sustainable bush food industry in Western Queensland

  • Author: Phelps, DG.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 1997

A decision tree approach (preferred species analysis) was developed to allow the selection of preferred species for use within a western Queensland bush food industry. This approach has applicability at…

Land Rights at work: Aboriginal people and regional economies

  • Author: Ah Kit, John
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published: 1997

Influential indigenous leaders provide analyses and reveal their passions for their people and land, and for the Australia we all want to call home. The book is inspired by the…

Resource development and resource dependance of indigenous communities: Australia's Jawoyn Aborigines and mining at Coronation Hill.

  • Authors: Lane, M, Rickson, R
  • Published: 1997

Indigenous people and their communities are often critical actors in resource development networks dominated by large-scale private and public sector organizations. Development policies and projects have often been contentious in…

Landscape for Health: Settlement Planning and Development for Better Health in Rural and Remote Indigenous Australia

  • Authors: Sinatra, J., Murphy, P.
  • Publisher: RMIT and University of Melbourne
  • Published: 1997

This 1997 report aimed to establish future planning directions as a critical component of national health strategies for rural and remote indigenous communities.

Aboriginal Ways of Learning and Learning Styles

  • Authors: Hughes, P, More, A
  • Published: 1997

The purpose of this paper is to further investigate the usefulness of the concept of Aboriginal ways of learning, and learning styles, as one approach to improving educational opportunities for…

Bringing them Home. Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families

  • Author: Australasian Legal Information Institute
  • Publisher: Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission,
  • Published: 1997

The scope of the Inquiry - Tracing the history: The Inquiry's term of reference (a) required it to "trace the past laws, practices and policies which resulted in the separation…

Opportunities for contributing to the development of Aboriginal food plants

  • Author: Stynes, B.
  • Published: 1997

The fledgling Australian Bushfood Industry is valued at $14 million and is growing at c . 75% per annum. Eleven species have been identified which currently comprise the core of…

‘What matters is the girth of its belly. Can it swallow us or not?’ — Shifting values towards new models of teaching in Aboriginal schools

  • Author: Smith, R. G.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1997

At a maths workshop we were discussing measurement as a cultural concept. One of the balanda staff asked an Aboriginal colleague how he might depict the length of a crocodile.…

Urinary diagnosis of gonorrhoea and chlamydia in men in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Skov, Steven J, Council, Nganampa Health, Miller, Penny, Hateley, Wayne, Bastian, Ivan B, Army, Australian, Davis, Jenny, Tait, Peter W
  • Published: 1997

Aims: (1) To evaluate the acceptability and validity of an intervention based on urine tests for diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhoea and chlamydia in men in remote Aboriginal communities. (2)…

Discontinuous change in arid woodland and grassland vegetation along gradients of cattle grazing in central Australia

  • Author: Friedel, M. H.
  • Published: 1997

Detection of vegetation change in arid Australian rangelands at different scales and with different ground-based techniques was investigated. Changes caused by grazing could not be detected without stratifying for spatial…

Environmental health conditions in remote and rural Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

  • Authors: Gracey, Michael, Williams, Peta, Houston, Shane
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1997

During 1994–1995 environmental health conditions of about 13 760 persons in 155 remote and rural Aboriginal communities in 20 local shires in Western Australia (WA) were surveyed. A semiquantitative questionnaire…

Participatory action research as a strategy for empowering Aboriginal health workers

  • Author: Hecker, R
  • Published: 1997

A participatory action research project was undertaken with Aboriginal health workerson the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands in South Australia. The study examined the factors that affect the empowerment of Aboriginal health…

Land Rights and social justice

  • Author: Dodson, Michael
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published: 1997

Influential indigenous leaders provide analyses and reveal their passions for their people and land, and for the Australia we all want to call home. The book is inspired by the…

"Two way" management in Aboriginal organisations in central Australia

  • Authors: Bell, W., Schaber, E.
  • Publisher: Monash University, Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Published: 1997

Little is known about the self-managed and controlled Aboriginal Organisations in Central Australia. In fact, until recently, outside the Northern Territory many Australians had no idea that these organisations existed.…

Plasmodium vivax malaria acquired in far north Queensland

  • Authors: Brookes, Dianne L, Ritchie, Scott A, Hurk, Andrew F van den, Fielding, Julie R, Loewenthal, Mark R
  • Published: 1997

In February 1996, vivax malaria was diagnosed in a man from a remote community in far north Queensland who had not visited a malarious area for the past 19 years.…

Our land is our life : land rights : past, present and future

  • Author: Galarrwuy Yunupingu
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published: 1997

Contents: Preface / William Deane Preface / Gatjl Djerrkura Introduction / Galarrwuy Yunupingu 1. From the Bark Petition to Native Title / Galarrwuy Yunupingu 2. Taking Stock of Land Rights…

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