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Students as partners in learning in rural and remote settings

  • Author: Elston, Lauren
  • Published: 2019

In 2017, AITSL conducted nationwide consultation into the state of professional learning in Australia, and identified three cohorts of teachers for whom access to professional learning is particularly challenging, namely:…

Understanding early childhood teaching and learning in two Northern Arnhem Land family and playgroup contexts

  • Author: Lee, Wan Yi
  • Publisher: The University of Melbourne
  • Published: 2019

This PhD study is situated within the Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Building a Bridge into Preschool in Remote Northern Territory Communities (Maningrida and Galiwin’ku)’. The study aimed to improve…

Capricornia: An atmosphere of ‘Otherness’

  • Authors: Pforr, Christof, Volgger, Michael
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Published: 2019

Isolation, large distances and geophysical adversities have influenced common perceptions, and with this have reinforced Northern Australia’s (aka Capricornia’s) image as a difficult and unattractive environment. This representation of ‘otherness’…

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,…

Barriers and opportunities to clinical placements in regional, rural and remote settings

  • Author: Eklom, Bonnie
  • Published: 2019

Rural and remote Australia continues to experience worse health outcomes and poorer access to health services compared to inner metropolitan Australia. Geographic maldistribution of the health workforce is a significant…

Dangerous locations: The missing person in Australian cinema

  • Authors: Biron, Dean, Sutherland, Tiffany
  • Published: 2019

The outback has long had a mysterious place in white Australia's psyche, depicted on the big screen as a vast landscape in which one might get lost and never come…

More than just a 'city problem': Drugs and alcohol (mis)use in rural and regional Australia

  • Author: Groves, Andrew
  • Published: 2019

Debate about alcohol and other drugs (AODs), particularly those that are illicit and/or subject to abuse, is pervasive in the community, media and at policy-level alike. While AOD use is…

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…

“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 Land and Sea Management Programs (ILSMPs) enhance the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

  • Authors: Larson, Silva, Stoeckl, Natalie, Jarvis, Diane, Addison, Jane, Grainger, Daniel, Watkin Lui, Felecia, Walalakoo Aboriginal, Corporation, Bunuba Dawangarri Aboriginal Corporation, Rntbc, Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation, Rntbc, Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation, Rntbc
  • Published: 2019

Conservation and environmental management have been reported as offering opportunities to substantially improve the wellbeing of Indigenous people. Using the holistic wellbeing impact evaluation (W-IE) approach—well suited for use in…

Looking after Country: Towards an understanding of Indigenous perspectives on evaluating success

  • Author: Macdonald, Jennifer Mairi
  • Publisher: Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2019

The Indigenous land and sea management (ILSM) movement in Australia is an Indigenous-led initiative based on strong and complex obligations to care for Country. Traditional Owners (TOs) and Ranger groups…

Midwife observations on the impact of hot weather on poor perinatal outcomes in central Australia: a qualitative study

  • Authors: Mathew, Supriya, Mathur, Deepika, McDonald, Elizabeth, Chang, Anne B, Gerritsen, Rolf
  • Published: 2019

Remote arid Australian towns already experience high summer temperature and are projected to have warmer future temperatures due to climatic changes. It is also home to many Indigenous women who…

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…

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…

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…

Rural paramedics’ capacity for utilising a salutogenic approach to healthcare delivery: a literature review

  • Authors: Cockrell, Krista Renee, Reed, Buck, Wilson, Leigh
  • Published: 2019

Introduction Australia has had a long-standing challenge in meeting rural and remote healthcare needs. Recently, new expanded paramedic roles have proven successful in addressing healthcare gaps, however, further research is…

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