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Collaborating for sustainable water and energy management: Assessment and categorisation of Indigenous involvement in remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Jackson, Melissa, Stewart, Rodney A., Fielding, Kelly S., Cochrane, Jessie, Beal, Cara D.
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous peoples living in remote areas are often reliant on Governments for essential services and local economic development opportunities. Collaboration and partnership in resource planning and management is espoused as…

Salivary characteristics and dental caries experience in remote Indigenous children in Australia: a cross-sectional study

  • Authors: Lalloo, R., Tadakamadla, S. K., Kroon, J., Tut, O., Kularatna, S., Boase, R., Kapellas, K., Gilchrist, D., Cobbledick, E., Rogers, J., Johnson, N. W.
  • Published: 2019

While associations between salivary characteristics and dental caries have been well studied, we are not aware of this being assessed in a remote Indigenous child population, where lifestyles may be…

Reviewing reliance on overseas-trained doctors in rural Australia and planning for self-sufficiency: applying 10 years' MABEL evidence

  • Authors: O’Sullivan, Belinda, Russell, Deborah J., McGrail, Matthew R., Scott, Anthony
  • Published: 2019

Background: The capacity for high-income countries to supply enough locally trained doctors to minimise their reliance on overseas-trained doctors (OTDs) is important for equitable global workforce distribution. However, the ability…

Rethinking evaluation for improved health outcomes: Implications for remote Australia

  • Authors: Carey, Timothy A., Fauth, James M., Tremblay, George C.
  • Published: 2019

Despite enduring and unacceptable disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians as well as people living in rural and remote locations, evidence indicates that health services…

What counts? The influence of school attendance on Australia’s urban Indigenous students’ educational achievement

  • Authors: Baxter, Lindy P., Meyers, Noel M.
  • Published: 2019

Formal primary and secondary school education for all students should provide a pathway to overcome inequality and disadvantage. Logically, attending school regularly and often during the compulsory years of school…

The picture talk project: Aboriginal community input on consent for research

  • Authors: Fitzpatrick, Emily FM, Macdonald, Gaynor, Martiniuk, Alexandra LC, Oscar, June, D’Antoine, Heather, Carter, Maureen, Lawford, Tom, Elliott, Elizabeth J
  • Published: 2019

Background: The consent and community engagement process for research with Indigenous communities is rarely evaluated. Research protocols are not always collaborative, inclusive or culturally respectful. If participants do not trust…

Accessibility of primary, specialist, and allied health services for Aboriginal people living in rural and remote communities: Protocol for a mixed-methods study

  • Authors: Macniven, Rona, Hunter, Kate, Lincoln, Michelle, O’Brien, Ciaran, Jeffries Jr, Thomas Lee, Shein, Gregory, Saxby, Alexander, Taylor, Donna, Agius, Tim, Finlayson, Heather, Martin, Robyn, Kong, Kelvin, Nolan-Isles, Davida, Tobin, Susannah, Gwynne, Kylie
  • Published: 2019

Background: Primary, specialist, and allied health services can assist in providing equitable access in rural and remote areas, where higher proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Aboriginal Australians)…

Linear lengthening intonation in English on Croker Island: Identifying substrate origins

  • Authors: Mailhammer, Robert, Caudal, Patrick
  • Published: 2019

The topic of this paper is a striking intonation contour which is found in English on Croker Island, NT, Australia, which is labelled Linear Lengthening Intonation. This contour is formally…

The relationship between low adult literacy levels and Aboriginal family and community engagement in educational decision making

  • Authors: Ratcliffe, Ruth, Boughton, Bob
  • Published: 2019

This article draws on work with communities in the rural and remote towns of Brewarrina, Wilcannia and Enngonia, New South Wales (NSW) to explore the relationship between low adult literacy…

Costs and effects of higher turnover of nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners and higher use of short-term nurses in remote Australian primary care services: an observational cohort study

  • Authors: Zhao, Yuejen, Russell, Deborah Jane, Guthridge, Steven, Ramjan, Mark, Jones, Michael P, Humphreys, John S, Wakerman, John
  • Published: 2019

Objectives To compare the costs and effects of higher turnover of resident nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners and higher use of agency-employed nurses in remote primary care (PC) services and…

Forming a humanitarian brand: Childhood and affect in Central Australia

  • Author: Anderson, Drew
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter draws upon ethnographic research with an international NGO working with Indigenous communities in the central desert of Australia. International NGOs have often relied upon the commodification of children…

Evidence that the functional extinction of small mammals facilitates shrub encroachment following wildfire in arid Australia

  • Authors: Gordon, Christopher E., Letnic, Mike
  • Published: 2019

Woody shrub encroachment has been linked to environmental changes associated with pastoralism, such as fire regime shifts and overgrazing, throughout Earth's rangelands. Extinction of native fauna that are consumers of…

Could adoption of the rural pipeline concept redress Australian optometry workforce issues?

  • Authors: Kirkman, Jacqueline M, Bentley, Sharon A, Armitage, James A, Woods, Craig A
  • Published: 2019

People living in rural and remote areas have poorer ocular health outcomes compared with those living in metropolitan areas. Reasons for this are multiple and complex but access to care…

Detection of classic and cryptic Strongyloides genotypes by deep amplicon sequencing: A preliminary survey of dog and human specimens collected from remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Beknazarova, Meruyert, Barratt, Joel L. N., Bradbury, Richard S., Lane, Meredith, Whiley, Harriet, Ross, Kirstin
  • Published: 2019

Strongyloidiasis is a neglected disease caused by the human infective nematodes Strongyloides stercoralis, Strongyloides fuelleborni subsp. fuelleborni and Strongyloides fuelleborni subsp. kellyi. The zoonotic potential of S. stercoralis and the…

Promoting positive self-identity in Aboriginal students: Case studies of Clontarf Academy youth living a rural community

  • Authors: Oliver, Rhonda, Exell, Mike
  • Published: 2019

Aboriginal school students, especially those living in rural and remote areas, continue to achieve below the national standard in oral language, literacy and numeracy. On leaving school their unemployment rate…

Telehealth a game changer: closing the gap in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: St Clair, Marianne, Murtagh, David P, Kelly, John , Cook, Jeff
  • Published: 2019

Uptake of telehealth in the Northern Territory has been limited, for a variety of reasons including inadequate access to broadband internet.1 Through collaboration between multiple organisations — Northern Institute, Aboriginal…

Burden of skin disease in two remote primary healthcare centres in northern and central Australia

  • Authors: Thomas, Lauren, Bowen, Asha C., Ly, Marleesa, Connors, Christine, Andrews, Ross, Tong, Steven Y. C.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111)
  • Published: 2019

The burden of skin infections across all age groups in remote Australian Indigenous communities is currently unknown. In a retrospective audit of 439 residents from two remote communities presenting to…

The epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in the southern Barkly region of Australia's Northern Territory in 2017

  • Authors: Davey, Richard X., Tong, Steven Y. C.
  • Published: 2019

Summary The aim of this study was to describe the burden and organism antibiotic resistance patterns of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) due to Staphylococcus aureus presenting in a…

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 systematic review of pedagogies that support, engage and improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students

  • Authors: Burgess, Cathie, Tennent, Christine, Vass, Greg, Guenther, John, Lowe, Kevin, Moodie, Nikki
  • Published: 2019

This review analyses studies that identify pedagogies to support, engage and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes. Some studies focus on pedagogies to support and engage, while others…

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