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Role of testing for the COVID-19 response in Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and regional populations

  • Author: Speers, David
  • Published: 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and despite isolation remote communities have an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission due to overcrowding and frequent travel…

Assessing the real costs of natural hazard-induced disasters: A case study from Australia’s Northern Territory

  • Authors: Sangha, Kamaljit K., Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Edwards, Andrew C., Surjan, Akhilesh
  • Published: 2021

Natural Hazard-induced Disasters (NHD) cause a wide range of losses to built and natural environments, the latter often beyond standard measures. Precise accounting and characterisation of the losses can assist…

The value of informed agency for Torres Strait climate change

  • Authors: Grainger, Daniel, Watkin-Lui, Felecia, Cheer, Karen
  • Published: 2021

The challenge of aggregating research information for Torres Strait exists. Currently, research is often done in isolation. Now, more than ever, the aggregation of Torres Strait research information is needed…

Ngintaka Songline tracks in the museum

  • Author: James, Diana
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

In March 2014, a large group of Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara traditional owners gathered outside the South Australian Museum in Adelaide to protest the proposed closure of the Ngintaka Exhibition. Bad press…

Building trauma informed teachers: A constructivist grounded theory study of remote primary school teachers' experiences with children living with the effects of complex childhood trauma

  • Author: Brown, Meegan Nola
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2021

Children from Australian remote areas are vulnerable to complex childhood trauma (CCT) as their communities face higher rates of disadvantage and exposure to potentially traumatic circumstances such as natural disasters,…

The rural nursing workforce hierarchy of needs: Decision-making concerning future rural healthcare employment

  • Authors: Terry, Daniel, Peck, Blake, Baker, Ed, Schmitz, David
  • Published: 2021

Addressing nursing shortages in rural areas remains essential, and attracting nursing graduates is one solution. However, understanding what factors are most important or prioritized among nursing students contemplating rural employment…

Adolescent sleep quality: An exploratory study of sleep complaints and impacts for boarding students from regional and remote communities in Years 7 to 12

  • Authors: Mander, David, Lester, Leanne
  • Published: 2021

This exploratory study investigates aspects of sleep quality and some of the potential impacts of sleep complaints for 168 male boarding students from regional and remote communities in Years 7…

An ecological approach to mapping remote creative practices: insights from an Australian Desert region

  • Authors: Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh, Woodland, Sarah, Sunderland, Naomi, O’Sullivan, Sandy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

There is increasing recognition that the creative arts sector has a crucial role to play in supporting and sustaining communities in remote contexts. However, there are still major gaps in…

Developing culturally relevant and collaborative research approaches: A case study of working with remote and regional Aboriginal students to prepare them for life beyond school

  • Authors: Shay, Marnee, Oliver, Rhonda, McCarthy, Helen C. D., Bogachenko, Tatiana, Pryor, Boori Monty
  • Published: 2021

For millennia, stories and oral histories have been a fundamental way of sharing knowledge in many Aboriginal cultures. Honouring the role of stories can address a continuing lack of Aboriginal…

Perceptions about climate change impacts and adaptation - case studies from Indigenous communities in northern and central Australia

  • Authors: Zander, Kerstin K., Maru, Yiheyis T., Race, Digby, Mathew, Supriya, Rainbird, John
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

The impact of climate change is one of the most significant environmental challenges facing humans. Australia is likely to face temperature increases in the range 0.6–1.5°C by 2030 and 2.2–5°C…

A hard slog road: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women talk about loving and supporting their autistic children

  • Authors: Lilley, Rozanna, Sedgwick, Mikala, Pellicano, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

This article draws on the first qualitative research on lived experiences of autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. Twelve women supporting 16 autistic children living in…

Kungkarangkalpa Inma Alatjila Kuwari Palyani: Dancing the Seven Sisters Songline Today!

  • Authors: James, Diana, Williamson, Inawinytji
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

The focus of this article is the cross-cultural translation space of bicultural bilingual performance of Inma, traditional Pitjantjatjara song and dance. The article structure reflects the two languages and cultural…

Safety mapping: An Indigenist approach to action research

  • Author: Brown, Chay
  • Published: 2021

Aboriginal people in Alice Springs mapped the safe places in their Town Camps. This participatory research led to the implementation of safety features. Safety mapping was developed in response to…

P171 From trial to program: TTANGO2 scale-up and implementation sustains STI point-of-care testing in regional and remote Australian Aboriginal health services

  • Authors: Causer, L, Watchirs-Smith, L, Saha, A, Wand, H, Smith, K, Badman, S, Hengel, B, Andrewartha, K, Richards, J, Tangey, A, Hawkett, K, Carroll, C, O’Connor, S, Marshal-Lang, R, Moore, E, Shephard, M, Guy, R, on behalf of the TTANGO2 Collaboration
  • Published: 2021

Background Young people living in remote Aboriginal communities experience some of the highest rates of chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhoea (NG) infection globally. A cluster-randomised controlled trial (TTANGO) in 11 remote…

Should Munanga learn Kriol?: Exploring attitudes to non-Indigenous acquisition of Kriol language in Ngukurr

  • Authors: Hendy, Caroline, Bow, Catherine
  • Published: 2021

Kriol, an English-lexifier contact language, has approximately 20,000 speakers across northern Australia. It is the primary language of the remote Aboriginal community of Ngukurr. Kriol is a contact language, incorporating…

Traversing the online landscape: A remote Indigenous community perspective

  • Authors: Kariippanon, Kishan, Senior, Kate
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2021

This chapter attempts to tackle a sweeping assumption that globalisation and technology has created an equal playing field and homogenised users of the Internet and social media. Health services and…

The impact of advances and challenges of bush internet cnnectivity for women in agriculture in Queensland, Australia

  • Author: Hay, Rachel
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Adoption of agricultural technology such as remote cameras, remote weather stations, bore cameras, and other livestock management systems in the Queensland, Australian beef industry is inconsistent. Marketing of these technologies…

Peritoneal dialysis in indigenous australians

  • Author: Johan, Rosman
  • Published: 2021

Indigenous people in wealthy countries have outcomes of chronic disease that are comparable to those of patients in low socio-economic developing countries. This is not different for renal disease and…

A framework for Australian universities and public libraries supporting regional, rural and remote students

  • Authors: Partridge, Helen, Power, Emma, Ostini, Jenny, Owen, Sue, Pizzani, Blanca
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

University students living in regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities of Australia face unique challenges including geographical isolation, lack of access to face-to-face support, and technological barriers. This paper outlines…

A discourse analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 policy response

  • Authors: Donohue, Monica, McDowall, Ailie
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objective: To analyse the implicit discourses within the COVID-19 policy response for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities. Method: This paper uses Bacchi's 'What is the Problem Represented to…

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