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Declining soil transmitted helminth detections in an Australian tropical region

  • Authors: Hung, Te Yu, Janson, Sonja, Smith, Pam, Legg, Amy, Baird, Robert W.
  • Published: 2019

Summary Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), are recognised neglected tropical diseases and have been endemic in patients in tropical Northern Australia. We reviewed the temporal trends in detections of STHs and Hymenolepis…

Triodia veniciae (Poaceae), a new species from the Pilbara region, Western Australia

  • Author: Barrett, Matthew D
  • Published: 2019

Barrett, M.D. Triodia veniciae (Poaceae), a new species from the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Nuytsia 30: 221–228 (2019). The Australian hummock grass genus Triodia R.Br. is currently undergoing taxonomic revision…

Talking and writing to develop mathematical meanings in a remote Indigenous context

  • Authors: Harper, Helen, Parkin, Bronwyn
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

In this chapter we explore how teacher and student talk, as well as written text, helped to build meaning in a series of mathematics lessons in a remote Indigenous school.…

Embedding evidence-based practice into a remote Indigenous early learning and parenting program: A systematic approach

  • Authors: Cooke, Louise, Piers-Blundell, Averill
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Engaging and empowering Indigenous families and their young children in quality early learning experiences through increasing parent knowledge and skill is critical to bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous…

Birth outcomes in women with gestational diabetes managed by lifestyle modification alone: The PANDORA Study

  • Authors: Cheng, E., Longmore, D., Barzi, F., Barr, E. L. M., Lee, I., Whitbread, C., Boyle, J. A., Oats, J., Connors, C., McIntyre, H. D., Kirkwood, M., Dempsey, K., Zhang, X., Thomas, S., Williams, D., Zimmet, P., Brown, A. D. H., Shaw, J. E., Maple-Brown, L.
  • Published: 2019

Aims To assess outcomes of women in the Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) cohort with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) managed by lifestyle modification compared with women…

'Four boys Nga-Lerebina Ngana': Oracy and translanguaging in English and Ndjebbana

  • Authors: O'Mara, Joanna, Auld, Glenn, Djabibba, Lena
  • Published: 2019

In this paper we take on Green's (2017) orientation of the Australian Curriculum: English and consider what might it hold for the students of Australia. We set about analysing eighteen…

Compulsory income management: Combatting or compounding the underlying causes of homelessness?

  • Authors: Peterie, Michelle, Bielefeld, Shelley, Marston, Greg, Mendes, Philip, Humpage, Louise
  • Published: 2019

Compulsory Income Management (CIM) is a form of conditional welfare that involves the mandatory quarantining of a portion of welfare recipients’ social security payments. Quarantined funds are accessible via a…

Rural radio and the everyday politics of settlement on Indigenous land

  • Authors: Waller, Lisa, Mesikämmen, Emma, Burkett, Brian
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Country Hour radio programmes are produced regionally and promote specific understandings of rurality. This article presents an analysis that shows Indigenous people and issues are rarely…

Talking skin: attitudes and practices around skin infections, treatment options, and their clinical management in a remote region in Western Australia

  • Authors: Amgarth-Duff, Ingrid, Hendrickx, David, Bowen, Asha, Carapetis, Jonathan, Chibawe, Robby, Samson, Margaret, Walker, Roz
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Skin infections including scabies and impetigo have a high burden and cause significant morbidity in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Nevertheless, there is limited knowledge about community, healthcare practitioner and…

Targeted pre-emptive rabies vaccination strategies in a susceptible domestic dog population with heterogeneous roaming patterns

  • Authors: Hudson, Emily G., Brookes, Victoria J., Dürr, Salome, Ward, Michael P.
  • Published: 2019

Australia is free of canine rabies, however northern regions – such as the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), Queensland – are at risk of an incursion from nearby rabies-infected Indonesian islands.…

Psychosocial care provision for terminally ill clients in rural Australian communities: the role of social work

  • Authors: Johns, Lise L., McAuliffe, Donna, Dorsett, Pat
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Despite being one of the most avoided topics of all time, death is a guaranteed eventuality for us all. However, quality psychosocial care as death approaches is not a guarantee.…

Protocol for the Yapatjarrathati project: a mixed-method implementation trial of a tiered assessment process for identifying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a remote Australian community

  • Authors: Shanley, Dianne C., Hawkins, Erinn, Page, Marjad, Shelton, Doug, Liu, Wei, Webster, Heidi, Moritz, Karen M., Barry, Linda, Ziviani, Jenny, Morrissey, Shirley, O’Callaghan, Frances, Wood, Andrew, Katsikitis, Mary, Reid, Natasha
  • Published: 2019

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Early identification can improve functioning for individuals and reduce costs to society. Gold standard…

“We never had any photos of my family”: Archival return, film, and a personal history

  • Authors: Myers, Fred, Stefanoff, Lisa
  • Publisher: University of Hawai’i Press & Sydney University Press
  • Published: 2019

The film Remembering Yayayi emerged from a project to return raw 16mm film footage shot in 1974 at the early Pintupi outstation of Yayayi, near Papunya, by filmmaker Ian Dunlop,…

Rapid Progress toward Elimination of Strongyloidiasis in North Queensland, Tropical Australia, 2000–2018

  • Authors: Paltridge, Matthew, Smith, Simon, Traves, Aileen, McDermott, Robyn, Fang, Xin, Blake, Chris, Milligan, Brad, D’Addona, Andrew, Hanson, Josh
  • Published: 2019

Infection with Strongyloides stercoralis can cause life-threatening disease in immunocompromised patients. Strongyloidiasis is thought to be hyper-endemic in tropical Australia, but there are limited contemporary seroprevalence data to inform local…

Indigenous self-determination under settler colonial capitalism: Northern Territory cattle communities 1968–96

  • Author: Rowse, Tim
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

Using the papers of the Gibb Committee on the future of Aboriginal communities on pastoral properties in the Northern Territory (1970?72), this article contributes both theoretically and empirically to the…

Hybrid justice (ii): Night Patrols and place-based sovereignty

  • Authors: Blagg, Harry, Anthony, Thalia
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Published: 2019

This chapter considers Indigenous community patrols (Night Patrols) as a form of community-owned and designed safety initiative. Their service represents a reaction to the “bare life” policing of Indigenous people,…

Predictors of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in Indigenous adult residents of central Australia: results of a case–control study

  • Authors: Einsiedel, Lloyd, Pham, Hai, Au, Virginia, Hatami, Saba, Wilson, Kim, Spelman, Tim, Jersmann, Hubertus
  • Published: 2019

The human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is associated with pulmonary inflammation. Indigenous Australians in central Australia have a very high prevalence of HTLV-1 infection and we hypothesised that…

Increasing access to breast reconstruction for women living in underserved non-metropolitan areas of Australia

  • Authors: Flitcroft, Kathy, Brennan, Meagan, Salindera, Shehnarz, Spillane, Andrew
  • Published: 2019

Purpose: The potential quality of life benefits of breast reconstruction (BR) for women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer have long been recognised. While many women will not want…

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…

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