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General practitioner obstetric practice in rural and remote Western Australia

  • Authors: Bsc, Rosalind Welch, Sc, Grad Dip Env, Power, Ray
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1995

The objective of this study was to examine the practice of obstetrics by general practitioners in rural and remote areas of Western Australia (WA). A questionnaire was mailed to all…

Fatal attraction: do high-technology treatments for end-stage renal disease benefit Aboriginal patients in central Australia?

  • Author: Willis, Jon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1995

The health problems of Aboriginal Australians, like those of many indigenous peoples, resemble those of the developing world, yet they are dealt with using the tools, techniques, and high-technology medical…

Mineral development agreements negotiated by Aboriginal communities in the 1990s

  • Author: O'Faircheallaigh, C.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published: 1995

This paper describes and critically examines five resource development agreements signed between mining companies and Aboriginal communities between 1992 and 1994 in the Northern Territory and north Queensland. These include…

Beyond Native Title: Multiple Land Use Agreements and Aboriginal governance in the Kimberley

  • Author: Sullivan, P.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 1995

Aborigines make up by far the largest proportion of the long-term residents of the Kimberley region and much of the population living outside the major towns. They already control, by…

Women in agriculture: advocates for a gendered sustainable agriculture

  • Author: Liepins, Ruth
  • Published: 1995

A gendered consideration of rural geography has been barely discernible within Australian and New Zealand literature. The notable exceptions in this case have illustrated the complexity and merit of studying…

Health at the margins: providing services in remote areas and for marginal populations

  • Authors: Fitzpatrick, Judith M., Manderson, Lenore
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1995

Health at the margins: providing services in remote areas and for marginal populations

The nurse practitioner project, Wilcannia: moving from anecdotes to evidence

  • Author: Lesley Hills Siegloff
  • Published: 1995

There has been much discussion and debate in the Western world, regarding the idea that some nurses, who are practising in certain contexts, should be recognised as nurse practitioners. The…

Sustainability of a successful health and nutrition program in a remote aboriginal community

  • Authors: Lee, A. J., Bonson, A. P., Yarmirr, D., O'Dea, K., Mathews, J. D.
  • Published: 1995

OBJECTIVE: To assess the long term effect of a nutrition program in a remote Aboriginal community (Minjilang). DESIGN: Evaluation of nutritional outcomes over the three years before and the three…

Runoff and runon areas in a patterned chenopod shrubland, arid western New South Wales, Australia: characteristics and origin

  • Authors: Dunkerley, D. L., Brown, K. J.
  • Published: 1995

Strongly developed vegetation banding in desert chenopod shrubland occurs on hillslopes having gradients of as little as 0·5 degrees and displays a stepped microrelief of about 10 cm. Surface runoff…

A community-based cervical screening program in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Gilles, Marisa T., Crewe, Susan, Granites, Ida Nungala, Coppola, Annette
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1995

We established a culturally appropriate, community-based women's health service in Yuendumu, Northern Territory, to improve women's health and to remedy the low rate of cervical screening. During the 16 months…

The timing of breeding by zebra finches in relation to rainfall in central Australia

  • Authors: Zann, R. A., Morton, S. R., Jones, K. R., Burley, N. T.
  • Published: 1995

Zebra Finches Taeniopygia guttata are renowned for breeding opportunistically in arid Australia and for their ability to nest immediately in response to rain at any time of year. However, this…

Rural Land Degradation in Australia

  • Authors: Conacher, A., Conacher, J.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press.
  • Published: 1995

Rural Land Degradation in Australia examines the degradation of Australia's ecosystems, the problems associated with the increasing use of synthetic chemicals, and the direct and underlying causes of land degradation.…

The Enigma of Social Sustainability in Rural Australia

  • Author: Smailes, P.
  • Published: 1995

While much previous work has been done on the general concept of ecological sustainability, there is relatively little that examines the likely spatial aspects of a socially sustainable rural system.…

Are there cultural limits to tourism?

  • Author: Craik, J.
  • Published: 1995

This article poses the question: are there cultural limits to tourism? It argues that tourism is a culture industry in the sense that it markets cultural products to tourists as…

Remote area nurses: on the cutting edge

  • Authors: Dowd, Toni , Johnson, Sally
  • Published: 1995

Some of the challenges, frustrations and obstacles experienced by remote area nurses (RANs) are discussed. Daily practice is described as on the cutting edge of the law, primary health care…

Factors influencing recruitment and retention: why RN's work in rural and remote hospitals

  • Author: Huntley, B
  • Published: 1995

This study aimed to construct a demographic profile of registered nurses employed in three rural and three remote area hospitals in NSW. The study also identified factors that contributed to…

Bushfires & Bushtucker - Aboriginal Plant Use in Central Australia

  • Author: Latz, P.
  • Publisher: IAD Press
  • Published: 1995

Bushfires & Bushtucker - Aboriginal Plant Use in Central Australia

Unresolved healthcare issues in rural and remote Australia: preliminary findings from a national rural health unit survey

  • Authors: David Harvey, Gurpal Sandhu, Roger Strasser
  • Published: 1995

A preliminary analysis of a survey answered by 317 health practitioners with interests in heath in rural and remote Australia is described. The most important unresolved issues in rural health…

Reading the rangeland: a guide to the arid shrublands of Western Reading the rangeland: a guide to the arid shrublands of Western Australia Australia

  • Authors: Burnside, Don, Holm, Alec, Payne, Alan, Wilson, Georgina
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Food
  • Published: 1995

Managing the rangelands is complex. Soils and vegetation can vary considerablyover short distances in distinct or subtle ways. Separating climatic from managementinfluences on the condition of the land has always…

Stopping the Rip-Offs: Intellectual Property Protection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

  • Authors: Australian Attorney-General's Department, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, International Trade Law and Intellectual Property Branch, Australian Cultural Development Office
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Government of Australia
  • Published: 1994

Cultural property -- Protection -- Law and legislation -- Australia. Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities. Aboriginal Australians -- Material culture. Torres Strait Islanders -- Antiquities. Torres Strait Islanders -- Material culture.…

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