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The future of remote Indigenous outstations: Options for living well on country after the bulldozers come

  • Author: Parnell, M
  • Publisher: Architecture_Media_Politics_Society
  • Published: 2016

Indigenous community governance in Australia is currently undergoing a change through an emerging economically rationalist approach, as promoted by Australian Federal, State and Territory Governments. This approach characterises outstation life…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in business education: Barriers and strategies

  • Authors: Dang, Thi Kim Anh, Vitartas, Peter, Ambrose, Kurt, Millar, Hayley
  • Published: 2016

In the current Australian higher education context, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students continue to be significantly under-represented (Behrendt, Larkin, Griew & Kelly, 2012; Pechenkina, 2015). They are particularly and…

Becoming a teacher in Central Australia: Picturing resilience through arts-based research methods

  • Authors: Beltman, Susan, Papatraianou, Lisa, Strangeways, Al
  • Published: 2016

Enhancing resilience is recognised as key to addressing teacher attrition (Johnson et al., 2016) and addressing the challenges of the profession (Beltman et al. 2015; Papatraianou, 2012). However, two significant…

Identifying and addressing sustainable pasture and grazing management options for a major economic sector – the north Australian beef industry

  • Authors: MacLeod, ND, Scanlan, JC, Pahl, LI, Whish, GL, Crowley, RA
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Identifying and addressing sustainable pasture and grazing management options for a major economic sector – the north Australian beef industry

Using FarmMaps 4D to improve management of Indigenous pastoral infrastructure

  • Authors: Joel Dillon, Peter Cunningham
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to acquire and manage land to achieve economic, environmental, social, and cultural benefits. To support this the ILC…

Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Wooltorton, Sandra, Bat, Melodie, Boughton, Bob, Skewes, Janet, Stephens, Anne
  • Published: 2016

Participation in vocational training is strong among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote communities. However, despite the high level of participation, completion rates for courses are very low—on…

Matching motivations and activities for 4WD club members and the implications for developing desert 4WD tourism

  • Authors: Coghlan, A, Prideaux, B
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2008

Approximately 18% of Australia can be classed as desert and about 66% of the continent receives an annual rainfall of less than 500mm, classifying it as arid or semi-arid land.…

Engaging the marginalized: Partnerships between indigenous peoples, governments and civil society. Guidelines for engagement with indigenous peoples

  • Author: Human Rights Equal Opportunity Commission and United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Published: 2005

On 15 August 2005, in Brisbane Australia, 160 delegates from the International Engaging Communities Conference participated in the UN-sponsored workshop, ‘Engaging the marginalized: Partnerships between indigenous peoples, governments and civil…

Emergency management opportunities for remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia

  • Authors: Sangha, Kamaljit, Edwards, Andrew, Russel-Smith, Jeremy
  • Published: 2018

Despite frequent exposure to severe natural hazards including extensive bushfires, tropical cyclones and floods, remote Indigenous communities across northern Australia typically have little engagement in managing, mitigating or planning for…

Case Study: Conservative stocking on the Fitzroy River floodplain; Jubilee Downs and Quanbun Downs, central Kimberley Western Australia

  • Authors: Ryan, K, Huey, AM, Novelly, P, Anderson, K.
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Case Study: Conservative stocking on the Fitzroy River floodplain; Jubilee Downs and Quanbun Downs, central Kimberley Western Australia

Assessing the preferences of campers along the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia

  • Authors: Hughes, Michael, Lewis, Anna
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2011

This study compares remote campers' preferences for campsite attributes along the Ningaloo Reef coast, Western Australia. The foundation of this study is drawn from Schafer's (1969) study which argues that…

Balancing the blend - tourist motivations, experiences, and satisfaction at remote World Heritage Areas: The case of Australia's Riversleigh Fossil site

  • Author: Breakey, Noreen M
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2011

World Heritage listing aims to provide protection for the precious natural and cultural sites on Earth. Listing can also increase awareness and visitation, particularly as 'presentation' is a tenant of…

Do state level organisations (slos) create positive sport communities in remote areas?: A case review of operations in rural Queensland

  • Authors: Oren, Oliver, Shane, Pegg
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2019

Fostering social activities in rural areas is an on-going concern. Building on previous results showing the effectiveness of sport initiatives, there is a need for research to identify successful strategies…

Direct instruction: A case of what is proven to work in contexts in other countries

  • Author: Jorgensen, Robyn
  • Publisher: PME
  • Published: 2019

Northern Territory (NT) government policy acknowledges the “need for active participation by all people, including Indigenous people, for the north to achieve ongoing prosperity.” However the majority of Aboriginal adults…

Economic futures on Aboriginal land in remote and very remote Australia: hybrid economies and joint ventures

  • Author: Altman, John C
  • Publisher: University of Sydney Press
  • Published: 2005

Economic futures on Aboriginal land in remote and very remote Australia: hybrid economies and joint ventures

Social return on investment in the rangelands: We think what we are doing is important, but does anybody else care?

  • Authors: Leah Feuerherdt, Stuart Peevor, Michael Clinch, Tim Moore
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised methodology used to measure and value the impact of programs. Like a traditional cost-benefit analysis, SROI examines economic outcomes, but also…

Boarding schools for remote secondary Aboriginal learners in the Northern Territory: Smooth transition or rough ride?

  • Authors: Guenther, J, Milgate, G, Perrett, B, Benveniste, T, Osborne, S, Disbray, S
  • Published: 2016

Boarding schools for remote secondary Aboriginal learners in the Northern Territory: Smooth transition or rough ride?

Walking an epistemological tightrope – the challenges of conducting funded indigenous tourism enterprise research

  • Author: Gale, D
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2008

This paper is about how I and why I came to conduct the research the way I did. As a non-Indigenous person conducting funded research to identify the factors that…

A theory of enhancement of professional learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers in very remote communities through mobile learning

  • Author: Townsend, P
  • Publisher: University of Technology Sydney
  • Published: 2016

A theory of enhancement of professional learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers in very remote communities through mobile learning

What do we know about remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement?: Implications for research and strategy development in tertiary education settings

  • Authors: Smith, James, Larkin, Steven, Yibarbuk, Dean, Olcay, Millie, Guenther, John
  • Published: 2016

Genuine community engagement is heralded as an important process when engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in discussion about education. This has been repeatedly emphasised in numerous policy documents,…

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