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A model of soil moisture balance and herbage growth in the arid rangelands of central Australia

  • Authors: Hobbs, Trevor J., Sparrow, Ashley D., Landsberg, Joe J.
  • Published: 1994

A simple model of soil moisture balance and herbage production in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of central Australia is presented. The model has few parameters and only requires inputs…

Census enumeration in remote Australia: Issues for aboriginal data analysis

  • Author: Taylor, John
  • Published: 1993

Given the crucial role played by census data in informing economic and social policies directed at the Aboriginal population in remote areas, some assessment of the quality of remote area…

Estimating changes in vegetation cover over time in arid rangelands using landsat MSS data

  • Authors: Pickup, G., Chewings, V. H., Nelson, D. J.
  • Published: 1993

Changes in vegetation cover over time in arid rangelands can be used to monitor land condition and to identify processes of land degradation. This article describes how a cover index…

Long-distance commuting: A new approach to mining in Australia

  • Author: Houghton, D.S.
  • Published: 1993

Companies involved in resource development in Australia face problems similar to those found in remote areas of Canada. In the late 1980s the proliferation of gold mining activities in Western…

Tracking and follow-up methods for research on homelessness

  • Authors: Evan H. Cohen , Carol T. Mowbray, Deborah Bybee, Susan Yeich, Kurt Ribisl, Paul P. Freddolino
  • Published: 1993

To conduct comprehensive treatment effectiveness studies, evaluators must frequently track, locate and interview service recipients long after program participation has ended. For some populations, this is an arduous task. But,…

Outback Ghettos: A history of Aboriginal instituionalisation and surival

  • Author: Brock, P
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1993

Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Legislation and policy: the context of outback ghettos 3. Poonindie, home away from 'country' 4. An established community and its destruction 5. Koonibba, a refuge for…

The rise and rise of the CDEP scheme: An Aboriginal 'workfare' program in times of persistent unemployment

  • Author: Sanders, W.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1993

This paper updates an earlier article explaining the development of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme over the years since its inception in the mid 1970s. It does so…

Tables of Composition of Australian Aboriginal Foods

  • Authors: Brand-Miller, J., James, KW., Maggiore, PMA.
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Published: 1993

Tables of Composition of Australian Aboriginal Foods

Technology assessment applied: a comparison of ophthalmic diagnostic techniques to detect diabetic retinopathy among Aboriginal people in central Australia

  • Authors: McConnell, Edwina A., Newland, Henry S., Manning, Judith, Paech, Merri
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 1993

Diabetes mellitus is one of the non-communicable diseases that has accompanied Aboriginal exposure to Western life style. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is higher in the Aboriginal population than in…

Aboriginal health and history: Power and prejudice in remote Australia

  • Author: Hunter, Ernest
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1993

Aboriginal health and history: Power and prejudice in remote Australia

The interpretation of vegetation change in a spatially and temporally diverse arid Australian landscape

  • Authors: Friedel, M. H., Pickup, G., Nelson, D. J.
  • Published: 1993

We investigated the relationships between the vegetation and soil surfaces on two active floodplains and associated stable landforms in a grazed arid landscape, over a period of seven years. Our…

Compensating indigenous Australian 'losers': a community-oriented approach from the Aboriginal social policy arena

  • Authors: Altman, J.C., Smith, D.E.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 1993

The extent to which social policy should foster economic adaptation and compensate the 'losers' from economic forces is of growing concern to policy makers in the 1990s. From an Aboriginal…

Aboriginal Housing

  • Author: Sanders, W. G.
  • Publisher: MacMillan
  • Published: 1993

historical perspective

Diets of insectivorous marsupials in arid Australia: selection for prey type, size or hardness?

  • Authors: Fisher, D. O., Dickman, C. R.
  • Published: 1993

The diets of six species of arid zone dasyurid marsupials were investigated at study areas in Queensland and Western Australia. At least 11 orders of insects were taken, as well…

Rethinking Aboriginal ‘Resistance’: The Community Development Employment (CEPD) Program

  • Author: Tim Rowse
  • Published: 1993

In this paper I wish to contribute to an understanding of ‘Aboriginal resistance’ by a study of the politics of remote Aborigines' ‘employment’. I begin by highlighting some themes in…

Educational and vocational training needs of the Aboriginal labour market in rural and remote areas of the Northern Territory

  • Author: Coles, Patricia
  • Publisher: Australian Dept. of Employment Education and Training, Evaluations and Investigations Programs
  • Published: 1993

This project aimed to help Batchelor College more closely match its educational and vocational training programs to labour market requirements and to Aboriginal community aspirations. Specifically, the project was to:…

Rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease in Yarrabah Aboriginal community, north Queensland: Establishment of a prophylactic program

  • Authors: Nellson, Graeme, Strearfield, Richard W., West, Malcolm, Johnson, Sally, Glavin, William, Baird, Selma
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1993

Objective To establish a program for the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease In a semi-Isolated Aboriginal community in far north Queensland and to test its efficacy. Design…

Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Author: UN-Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 1992

PREAMBLE The Contracting Parties, Conscious of the intrinsic value of biological diversity and of the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of biological diversity and…

The challenge of menopause education in isolation

  • Author: Thomson, Judy
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1992

Supplying education on aspects of the menopause to outback women of far western New South Wales is one of the most challenging facets in my role as a Women's Health…

Geographic location and Aboriginal economic status: a census-based analysis of outstations in the Northern Territory

  • Author: John Taylor
  • Published: 1992

The demographic and economic characteristics of Aboriginal people in Australia's remotest locations are examined from 1986 Census data. There are three objectives: first to argue the case for examining Aboriginal…

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