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Remote Australia Online is for those who want to delve deeper into the complexities of remote Australia: its intricate and interconnected networks, the geographical, social, cultural and environmental influences, its opportunities, challenges, and to understand just what makes this unique region tick.

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Maboo wirriya, be healthy: Community-directed development of an evidence-based diabetes prevention program for young Aboriginal people in a remote Australian town

  • Authors: Seear, Kimberley H., Atkinson, David N., Henderson-Yates, Lynette M., Lelievre, Matthew P., Marley, Julia V.
  • Published: 2020

Supporting healthy lifestyle behaviours is a key aspect of preventing type 2 diabetes which disproportionately affects disadvantaged groups from a younger age. Formative participatory research was undertaken to design a…

Pama-Nyungan grandparent systems change with grandchildren, but not cross-cousin terms or social norms

  • Authors: Sheard, Catherine, Bowern, Claire, Dockum, Rikker, Jordan, Fiona M.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2020

Pama-Nyungan grandparent systems change with grandchildren, but not cross-cousin terms or social norms

Ntaria Design: A Western Arrarnta imagining of digital drawing and communication design

  • Author: St John, Nicola
  • Publisher: Swinburne University of Technology
  • Published: 2020

This thesis is about culture, representation, perception, and visual communication. It is set in the community of Ntaria, amongst the ranges of Western Arrarnta Country in the Central Desert of…

Fire, plant species richness and plants of significance to Australian desert Aboriginal people

  • Authors: Burrows, Neil, Rampant, Paul, Loewenthal, Graham, Wills, Allan
  • Published: 2020

A survey was undertaken in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia, to document changes in total plant species richness and the richness of plants of significance to Aboriginal people, with…

Archival Returns

  • Authors: Barwick, Linda , Green, Jennifer, Vaarzon-Morel, Petronella
  • Publisher: Sydney University Press
  • Published: 2020

1. Conundrums and consequences: doing digital archival returns in Australia by Linda Barwick, Jennifer Green, Petronella Vaarzon-Morel & Katya Zissermann 2. Deciphering Arrernte archives: the intermingling of textual and living…

Carving up Australia’s arid zone: a review of the bioregionalisation of the Eremaean and Eyrean biogeographic regions

  • Authors: Ebach, M. C., Murphy, D. J.
  • Published: 2020

The Eremaean region, Australia’s arid biome and biogeographic region, has been discussed by botanists (and as the Eyrean, its counterpart for zoogeographers) for over 150 years, yet little progress was…

Dingo density estimates and movements in equatorial Australia: Spatially explicit mark–resight models

  • Authors: Gabriele-Rivet, Vanessa, Arsenault, Julie, Brookes, J. Victoria, Fleming, J. S. Peter, Nury, Charlotte, Ward, P. Michael
  • Published: 2020

Australia is currently free of canine rabies. Spatio-ecological knowledge about dingoes in northern Australia is currently a gap that impedes the application of disease spread models and our understanding of…

Preconception care in a remote Aboriginal community context: What, when and by whom?

  • Authors: Griffiths, E., Marley, J. V., Atkinson, D.
  • Published: 2020

Preconception care (PCC) is acknowledged as a vital preventive health measure aiming to promote health today and for subsequent generations. We aimed to describe the content and context of PCC…

Principles of disability support in rural and remote Australia: Lessons from parents and carers

  • Authors: Johnson, Edward, Lincoln, Michelle, Cumming, Steven
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

This study describes the understanding, experiences and expectations of families living in rural and remote Australia regarding core concepts relating to disability service provision, including person-centred practice (PCP), family-centred practice…

Exercise participation and promotion in the multiple sclerosis community; perspectives across varying socio-ecological levels

  • Authors: Learmonth, Yvonne C., Chan, Zita, Correia, Helen, Hathorn, Dave, Kermode, Allan, Smith, Catherine, Walker, Diana
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2020

Purpose: We undertook a qualitative study that explored exercise participation and exercise promotion in the multiple sclerosis (MS) community who live in regional or remote areas of Australia. By simultaneously…

The “White Card” is grey: Survelliance, endurance and the Cashless Debit Card

  • Author: Dalley, Cameo
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Introduced in 2016, the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) is part of a welfare policy trial designed to restrict and direct the expenditure of Aboriginal people receiving a range of government…

Anatomical aspects of xeromorphy in arid-adapted plants of Australia

  • Authors: Dörken, V. M., Ladd, P. G., Parsons, R. F.
  • Published: 2020

Plants from arid environments have some of the most diverse morphological and anatomical modifications of any terrestrial plants. Most perennials are classified as xerophytes, and have structures that limit water…

*ABA effects in kinship allomorphy & syncretism

  • Author: Truong, Tran
  • Published: 2020

Morphological contiguity domains are pockets of natural language grammar wherein formal irregularity in one component predicts co-irregularity in a related, and often more marked, component. At the surface level, they…

Decolonizing research methodologies: Insights from research on Indigenous Sign Languages of Australia

  • Authors: James, B, Adone, MCD, Maypilama, EL
  • Published: 2020

This article incorporates themes from ethnolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, sign linguistics, and decolonization of research methods. We examine a Yolŋu-led collaboration to save their endangered Yolŋu Sign Language (YSL) in Australia's…

Economic Factors Undermining National Security: Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, Australia

  • Author: Beck, M.
  • Published: 2020

The article analyses Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap in Australia that is used by the United States to controls satellites pinpoint airstrikes around the world. The Joint Facility rises political…

“It’s all about relationships”: The place of boarding schools in promoting and managing health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary school students

  • Authors: McCalman, Janya, Benveniste, Tessa, Wenitong, Mark, Saunders, Vicki, Hunter, Ernest
  • Published: 2020

Introduction In recent years, Australian government policies have promoted access to secondary education through boarding schools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter respectfully termed Indigenous) students from remote communities.…

Creating place-based health and wellbeing networks in rural and remote communities

  • Author: O'Kane, Gabrielle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) released its new strategic plan 2019-20221 in September 2019, following my appointment as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in July. The strategic plan marks…

The impact of localised general practice training on Queensland’s rural and remote general practice workforce

  • Authors: Peel, Raquel, Young, Louise, Reeve, Carole, Kanakis, Katerina, Malau-Aduli, Bunmi, Sen Gupta, Tarun, Hays, Richard
  • Published: 2020

Background: The diverse rural medical education initiatives that have been developed in Australia to address the medical workforce maldistribution have been less successful in many smaller and remote communities. This…

Distribution and abundance of large herbivores in a northern Australian tropical savanna: A multi-scale approach

  • Authors: Reid, Angela M., Murphy, Brett P., Vigilante, Tom, Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal, Corporation, Bowman, David M. J. S.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Australian mammals have exhibited exceptionally high rates of decline since European settlement 230 years ago with much focus on small mammals in northern tropical savannas. In these systems, little scientific attention…

Mucormycosis in a 40-year-old woman with diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Authors: Thomas, Lauren, Tay, Sze Yen, Howard, Diane, Falhammar, Henrik
  • Published: 2020

KEY POINTS: Mucormycosis is almost exclusively an opportunistic infection that occurs in the setting of immunosuppression. Rapidly progressive or persistent infective symptoms despite broad-spectrum antibiotics in high-risk individuals should prompt…

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