Search here for evidence-based reports and resources about remote Australia

Remote Australia is a vast and complex area. To create opportunity, foster social inclusion and drive economic development in this region, you need a comprehensive knowledge base to drive change.

Remote Australia Online is exactly that. It’s an online platform that delivers authoritative research on topics that impact this region and its people, including education and its pathways, policy, business, social and cultural welfare, infrastructure, communication and natural resource management.

Remote Australia Online is for those who want to delve deeper into the complexities of remote Australia: its intricate and interconnected networks, the geographical, social, cultural and environmental influences, its opportunities, challenges, and to understand just what makes this unique region tick.

  • Book Section x

304 Results

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…

Housing waste in remote Indigenous Australia

  • Authors: Grealy, Liam, Lea, Tess
  • Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group
  • Published: 2021

(Book abstract) This book investigates the complex and unpredictable temporalities of waste. Reflecting on waste in the context of sustainability, materiality, social practices, subjectivity, and environmental challenges, the book covers…

Encounters with Yanyuwa rock art: Reflexivity, multivocality, and the “Archaeological Record” in northern Australia’s southwest Gulf Country

  • Author: Brady, Liam M.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

This chapter explores what a reflexive encounter in an Indigenous archaeology context looks and feels like, and what its implications might be for the archaeologist and how they construct the…

Resilience in the Alice Springs Town Camps

  • Authors: Campbell, Shirleen, Corbo, Maree, Egan, Ronnie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

This chapter draws on the experience of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group in Alice Springs, Australia, as an example of both individual and community resilience. The history, outcomes and…

Driving change across boundaries: Eliminating crusted scabies in Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Dickinson, Helen, Gardner, Karen, Dowden, Michelle, van der Linden, Naomi
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

Collaboration is a key component of high-quality health systems and is particularly important when facing so-called wicked issues. This chapter examines cross-sector collaboration as a function of the notion of…

Settler-colonial governmentality: The carceral webs woven by law and politics

  • Author: Anthony, Thalia
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

This chapter is concerned with the relationality of law and politics in historical and contemporary expressions of colonial sovereignty in the Northern Territory of Australia and how this weaves webs…

Developing and maintaining interprofessional teams in rural and remote settings

  • Authors: Smith, Tony, Munro, Simon, Moran, Monica
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

Regional, rural and remote AustraliaAustralia is diverse, not only in terms of the landscape, but also in ways that influence cultural, spiritual and operational aspects of health service delivery. Dotted…

History in the now: Asserting Indigenous difference in “Top End” higher education using culturally responsive pedagogy

  • Authors: Willsher, Michele, Oldfield, Janine
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

Recent changes to curriculum and course design by schools and universities signal their agreement that the teaching of intercultural communication skills and cultural competencies is vital for a sustainable world…

Testing the effects of dietary seafood consumption on depressive symptoms

  • Authors: Berger, Maximus, Amminger, G. Paul, McDermott, Robyn, Guest, Paul C., Sarnyai, Zoltán
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Published: 2020

This chapter presents a protocol for assessing the effects dietary seafood consumption on depressive symptoms. We designed a cross-sectional study of 206 participants recruited in two Torres Strait Island communities.…

Introduction: The scene for a reflexive practice

  • Authors: Kearney, Amanda, Bradley, John
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

In this introductory chapter, we establish this book as a story of relationships, intersecting lives and experiences, as they have taken place in a remote township in northern Australia, between…

The theory/practice of disaster justice: Learning from Indigenous peoples’ fire management

  • Authors: Weir, Jessica K., Sutton, Stephen, Catt, Gareth
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

Globally, Indigenous peoples have fire management practices which are not necessarily supported by the centralised land management and natural hazard institutions of nation states. This is changing in Australia with…

Symptom as history, culture as healing: Incarcerated Aboriginal women’s journeys through historic trauma and recovery processes

  • Author: Atkinson, Judy
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

This chapter describes and reflects on an intensive four-week pre-release educaring program run with Aboriginal women in Alice Springs Correctional Centre Northern Territory, Australia. The behaviours, or symptoms, that contributed…

Standardized testing and school achievement: The case of Indigenous-language speaking students in remote Australia

  • Authors: Freeman, Leonard, A, Wigglesworth, G
  • Published: 2020

Standardized testing and school achievement: The case of Indigenous-language speaking students in remote Australia

Mental health and mining: Research challenges and influences

  • Authors: James, Carole L., Rich, Jane Louise, Kelly, Brian
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

In Australia and internationally, rural-based industries are an important component of the national fabric, with meaningful contributions to socio-cultural, environmental and economic factors. Resources-based industries such as mining, gas, petroleum,…

A right way, wrong way and better way for energy engineers to work with Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Duff, Andrea, Hanchant-Nichols, Deanne, Bown, Brad, Gamage, Sithara H. P. W., Nixon, Bronte, Nisi, Petra, Boase, Jayne, Smith, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

Aboriginal Australians have an intrinsic relationship to Country, kinship and community. The processes related to colonisation have decimated traditional lifestyles, ecology and even families. The challenge for energy engineers lies…

Writing as kin: Producing ethical histories through collaboration in unexpected places. Researching F.W. Albrecht, assimilation policy and Lutheran experiments in Aboriginal education

  • Authors: Ellinghaus, Katherine, Judd, Barry
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

This chapter explores the possibilities of relationality through collaboration between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholar. It describes an attempt to move beyond the problematic ways in which Indigenous history has…

A coalition of hope! A regional governance approach to Indigenous Australian cultural wellbeing

  • Author: Poelina, Anne
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

The Rainbow Snake is a universal Indigenous Australian living creature responsible for the creation and protection of waterways. Countless generations of traditional owners have cared for the sacred ancestral being;…

“So Did You Find Any Culture Up Here Mate?”: Young Men, “Deficit” and Change

  • Author: Adgemis, Philip
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

This chapter addresses the reflexive dimensions of research with young Indigenous men in northern Australia. Adgemis charts his own realizations regarding Indigenous Australian stereotypes, violent realities of colonization and the…

Digital repertoires in Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities

  • Author: Rennie, Ellie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

A high proportion of Aboriginal Australians residing in remote communities are mobile-only internet users. This chapter examines how infrastructures and social norms are informing digital choices in these communities, and…

The influence and importance of the built environment

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

When it’s hot, we find a shady tree to sit under; when it’s cold, we find a windbreak and build a fire; and if there’s danger, we find a safe…

1 2 3 ... 16