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Talking About Smoking in East Arnhem Land: Indigenous Australian Cultural Mentors and a Decolonized Research Methodology

  • Author: Tane, Moana Pera
  • Published: 2020

A qualitative study in the Northern Territory of Australia, among the Yolŋu people, traditional owners of large estates in the remote, isolated region of East Arnhem Land, sought to determine…

Energy security on remote Aboriginal communities during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Author: Riley, Brad
  • Publisher: Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
  • Published: 2020

The current serious threat facing Indigenous communities has led many organisations in northern Australia to take the precaution of sending vulnerable community members back to remote homelands in an effort…

The COVID-19 conundrum in remote Indigenous Australia: Schools

  • Author: Fogarty, Bill
  • Publisher: Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
  • Published: 2020

There is a palpable fear that COVID-19 will devastate Aboriginal populations in remote communities in Northern Australia. For example, there are over 45,500 Aboriginal people in the ‘Outback’ of the…

Indigenous entrepreneurialism and mining land use agreements

  • Author: Holcombe, S
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published: 2009

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the focus of this chapter, the mining boom—or the ‘ramp up’ in production as it is referred to within the industry—is such that…

Differentials and determinants of Indigenous population mobility

  • Authors: Taylor, J., Kinfu, Y.
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • Published: 2006

Of the three components of demographic change, geographic mobility is the most nebulous and difficult to measure, and yet it is the one with potentially the greatest impact on population…

Local communities and mines

  • Author: International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Published: 2002

The Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) Project is an independent two-year project of research and consultation seeking to understand how the mining and minerals sector can contribute to the…