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Exploring the dimensions of social capital that are effective mediators of long distance commuting impacts on wellbeing

  • Authors: Nicholas, Christopher, Murphy, Laurie, Blackman, Anna
  • Published: 2019

Long distance commuting (LDC) impacts are difficult to generalize due to interactions between neighbouring communities. This paper explored resident perceptions and the nature of social capital in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to mediate…

On the same page: Co-designing the logic model of a telehealth service for children in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Abimbola, Seye, Li, Clare, Mitchell, Michelle, Everett, Michael, Casburn, Kim, Crooks, Philippa, Hammond, Rebecca, Milling, Holly, Ling, Lydia, Reilly, Alexandra, Crawford, Alexandra, Cane, Lindsay, Hopp, Dagney, Stolp, Ellen, Davies, Suzanne, Martiniuk, Alexandra
  • Published: 2019

The value of programme logic models as a tool for planning, evaluation, and communication is well recognised. However, the value of its development process is less discussed. In this paper,…

A comparison of flocked nylon swabs and non-flocked rayon swabs for detection of respiratory bacteria in nasopharyngeal carriage in Australian Indigenous children

  • Authors: Wigger, Christine, Morris, Peter Stanley, Stevens, Matthew, Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Hare, Kim, Beissbarth, Jemima, Leach, Amanda Jane
  • Published: 2019

This study compared flocked (nylon) swabs and (non-flocked) rayon swabs for the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in nasopharyngeal samples from 20 enrolled Indigenous children under…

Community health planning: rural responses to change

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, Sue, Auckland, Stuart, Woodroffe, Jessica
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century. Looking across different…

Maternal body mass index, excess gestational weight gain, and diabetes are positively associated with neonatal adiposity in the Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Authors: Longmore, Danielle K., Barr, Elizabeth L.M., Lee, I-Lynn, Barzi, Federica, Kirkwood, Marie, Whitbread, Cherie, Hampton, Vanya, Graham, Sian, Van Dokkum, Paula, Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Catalano, Patrick, Brown, Alex D.H., O'Dea, Kerin, Oats, Jeremy, McIntyre, H. David, Shaw, Jonathan E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Published: 2019

Summary Background In-utero exposures likely influence the onset and severity of obesity in youth. With increasing rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and maternal adiposity in pregnancy globally, it…

Architecture for Indigenous healthcare in the regions

  • Author: O'Rourke, Timothy
  • Published: 2019

Timothy O'Rourke reports on a current study investigating Indigenous perceptions and experiences of healthcare design in order to increase the efficacy of cross-cultural design in healthcare architecture.

Moving from reactive to proactive development planning to conserve Indigenous community and biodiversity values

  • Authors: Heiner, Michael, Hinchley, David, Fitzsimons, James, Weisenberger, Frank, Bergmann, Wayne, McMahon, Tina, Milgin, Joseph, Nardea, Linda, Oakleaf, James, Parriman, Damien, Poelina, Anne, Watson, Harry, Watson, Kimberley, Kiesecker, Joseph
  • Published: 2019

There is increased awareness of the need to balance multiple societal values in land use and development planning. Best practice has promoted the use of landscape-level conservation planning and application…

Healthy Choice Rewards: A feasibility trial of incentives to influence consumer food hoices in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Brown, Clare, Laws, Cara, Leonard, Dympna, Campbell, Sandy, Merone, Lea, Hammond, Melinda, Thompson, Kani, Canuto, Karla, Brimblecombe, Julie
  • Published: 2019

Poor diet including inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience a disproportionate level of preventable…

Making space for knowledge intersections in remote teacher education research - Ways of being and tools for doing

  • Author: Hall, Lisa
  • Published: 2019

The doctoral research that this paper is based on focused on the low number of young Aboriginal teachers currently undertaking and completing teacher education in remote communities in central Australia.…

Aboriginal yards in remote Australia: Adapting landscapes for indigenous housing

  • Authors: O'Rourke, Timothy, Nash, Daphne
  • Published: 2019

As the global predictions and effects of climate change have been emerging in recent years, thermal comfort is a growing concern for the marginalised, remote populations of the world including…

Review of principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Willis, EM, Ross, KE
  • Published: 2019

Background Conducting effective and culturally sensitive dog health education programs in Aboriginal communities requires an understanding of appropriate adult education and community development principles. Finding relevant material can be difficult,…

‘Waiting for Jardiwanpa’: History and Mediation in Warlpiri Fire Ceremonies

  • Author: Curran, Georgia
  • Published: 2019

ABSTRACT Warlpiri fire ceremonies, including Jardiwanpa, have been documented in various ethnographies and films for over 100 years. Focused on the documented history of these rituals in Yuendumu, and through…

To sing with another's voice

  • Author: Fisher, Daniel
  • Published: 2019

In northern Australia, elaborate forms of indirection and self-effacement shape the media play of young Indigenous Australians. Young people animate celebrity avatars and their iconic voices as kinds of camouflage,…

Indigenous children’s language practices in Australia

  • Authors: Disbray, Samantha, Wigglesworth, Gillian
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Published: 2019

While the documentation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages has attracted considerable research attention, the use of these languages by children has only recently emerged as a field…

High penetration renewable generation within Australian isolated and remote power systems

  • Authors: Hamilton, James, Negnevitsky, Michael, Wang, Xiaolin, Lyden, Sarah
  • Published: 2019

Remote communities increasingly integrate renewable source generation to reduce the environmental and economic impact of diesel generation. Despite benefits scaling proportionally with the level of renewable penetration, most systems restrict…

An Indigenous Journey

  • Authors: Hepner, Karon, Lotter, Liz
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous peoples’ participation in vocational education and training (VET) is explored, along with employability outcomes. Cultural aspects are discussed conveying the challenges in merging societal and Indigenous norms in order…

Service providers’ experience of methamphetamine and the portrayal of the ‘ice epidemic’ in remote Australia

  • Authors: Cartwright, Kimberly, Tait, Robert J.
  • Published: 2019

Objective To contrast service providers’ perceptions about crystalline methamphetamine (henceforth, ice) use and harm with information communicated in media reports and politicians’ statements. Design In-depth semi structured interviews with service…

Aboriginal alcohol policy and practice in Australia: A case study of unintended consequences

  • Authors: d’Abbs, Peter, Burlayn, Jamijin
  • Published: 2019

This paper examines attempts by members of a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia, to control alcohol use, and the impact of policy decisions taken by national,…

A randomised controlled trial of potential for pharmacologic prevention of new-onset albuminuria, hypertension and diabetes in a remote Aboriginal Australian community, 2008–2013

  • Authors: Hoy, Wendy E., Reid, Christopher M., Huq, Molla, McLeod, Beverly J., Mott, Susan A.
  • Published: 2019

Introduction We conducted a double-blind randomised controlled trial in a remote-living Australian Aboriginal group at high risk for chronic disease to assess whether pharmacological treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor…

Kapi Wiya: Water insecurity and aqua-nullius in remote inland Aboriginal Australia

  • Author: Judd, Barry
  • Published: 2019

Water has been a critical resource for Anangu peoples across the remote inland for millennia, underpinning their ability to live in low rainfall environments. Anangu biocultural knowledge of kapi (water)…

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