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The relationship between job and life satisfaction: Evidence from a remote mining community

  • Authors: Iverson, R.D., MaGuire, C.
  • Published: 2000

Although the relationship between job and life satisfaction has attracted much attention, little research has been undertaken in geographically remote settings. This study addresses this deficiency by testing a causal…

Emerging Themes: National Inquiry into rural and remote education

  • Author: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Publisher: HREOC
  • Published: 2000

Public consultations had revealed that access to education was a significant concern in rural and remote areas of Australia, particularly in relation to ongoing economic decline. In response, the Australian…

Liquor licensing and community action in regional and remote Australia: a review of recent initiatives

  • Authors: D'Abbs, Peter, Togni, Samantha
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 2000

Objective: To review the effectiveness of community-based initiatives involving restrictions on alcohol availability in remote and regional locations in Australia, and to assess their implications for other communities or towns…

Relationships with the school: Listening to the voices of a remote Aboriginal community

  • Author: Colman-Dimon, Hilarry
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2000

Whites see us as crows, sitting in the nest with mouths open, waiting for the mother and father crow to come along. Those government fellas pretend to ask, but really…

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Authors: Black, A., Duff, J., Saggers, S., Baines, P.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2000

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. Although the study was commissioned by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), the views…

Rural and remote mental health placements for nursing students

  • Authors: Armitage, S., McMaster, R.
  • Published: 2000

Clinical placements can be instrumental in encouraging nursing students to consider a future career in rural Australia. Twenty nursing students from a metropolitan university were provided with the opportunity to…

Positive and negative welfare and Australia's indigenous communities

  • Author: Pearson, N.
  • Published: 1999

Focusing on the indigenous community of Cape York Peninsula, the author states that their economic and social situation is parlous, and the statistics so outrageous that they are routinely greeted…

A model for clinical and educational psychiatric service delivery in remote communities

  • Authors: Cahty Owen, Christopher Tennant, Deslee Jessie, Michael Jones, Valerie Rutherford
  • Published: 1999

Objective: A model of intermittent psychiatric service provision to rural and remote New South Wales communities by metropolitan psychiatrists and mental health professionals has been evaluated. The services provided included…

A study of postdiagnosis breast cancer concerns for women living in rural and remote Queensland. Part II: Support issues

  • Authors: McGrath, Pam, Patterson, Carla, Yates, Patsy, Treloar, Sue, Oldenburg, Brian, Loos, Colleen
  • Published: 1999

This paper presents the recent findings from a study on the postdiagnosis support needs of women with breast cancer living in rural and remote Queensland. The findings presented in this…

Three Nations, Not One: Indigenous and Other Australian Poverty

  • Author: Hunter, B
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 1999

Benjamin Disraeli originally coined the phrase 'Two Nations' in 1845 to characterise the chasm between rich and poor in Victorian England. While the differential in access to resources has been…

Risk and Resilience: Crime and Violence Prevention in Aboriginal Communities

  • Authors: Homel, R, Lincoln, R, Herd, B
  • Published: 1999

Developmental prevention involves the manipulation of multiple risk and protective factors early in developmental pathways that lead to offending, often at transition points between life phases. The emphasis is not…

Pocket Bushtucker

  • Author: Latz, P.
  • Publisher: IAD Press
  • Published: 1999

The traditional resources of the desert people are still available and very much in use today. Expert Aboriginal knowledge is the basis for this compact guide, which features listings for…

Access and equity within education and training for people in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, Sue, Williamson, John, Thrush, Mick
  • Publisher: University of Tasmania. Centre for Research and learning in Regional Australia (CRLRA)
  • Published: 1999

This report summarises issues of access and equity within education and training for people in rural and remote Australia. The issues identified relate to participation in vocational education and training…

Further investigations into Indigenous labour supply: what discourages discouraged workers

  • Authors: Hunter, BH, Gray, MC
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1999

Indigenous people are far more likely to be discouraged from looking for work than other Australians. Understanding the microeconomic determinants of what discourages particular workers has important implications for overcoming…

Cross cultural technology transfer of sustainable energy systems: A critical analysis

  • Author: Green, D.
  • Published: 1999

This paper investigates the difficulties that have been encountered when non-indigenous renewable energy technologies have been transferred to rural areas of industrialising countries. Specifically, it focuses on the cultural and…

The business of bush foods: ecological and socio-cultural implications

  • Author: Berkinshaw, Todd Darren
  • Publisher: University of Adelaide
  • Published: 1999

This dissertation examines the emergence and growth of plant-based bush foods within the mainstream economy in the past two decades. In particular, it addresses the ecological and socio-cultural implications associated…

Learning Lessons—An independent review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Northern Territory Department of Education
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Department of Education
  • Published: 1999

The review was commissioned to establish • the views and educational aspirations of Indigenous parents and community members in relation to their children’s schooling, with particular reference to English literacy…

Models of Intervention at the Point of Crisis in Aboriginal Family Violence

  • Author: Blagg, H
  • Publisher: Domestic Violence Prevention Unit
  • Published: 1999

Models of Intervention at the Point of Crisis in Aboriginal Family Violence

What's new? The 1997 parliamentary inquiry into Indigenous business

  • Author: Arthur, W.S.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1999

In 1997, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs commenced an Inquiry into Indigenous Business. However, after a Commonwealth election held late in 1998,…

Strategies to Support the Recruitment, Retention and Professoniol Development of Indigenous Managers

  • Author: Angus, Joy
  • Published: 1999

A research was carried out in Queensland to improve the recruitment, retention and professional development of Indigenous managers in the health sector. It was concluded that potential Indigenous health managers…

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