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Multicultural policy within local government in Australia

  • Authors: Kevin Dunn, Susan Thompson, Bronwyn Hanna, Peter Murphy, Ian Burnley
  • Published: 2001

This paper examines results from an Australia-wide survey of multicultural policies at the level of local government. Multicultural policies have the potential to advance a local 'politics of difference', recasting…

CDEP a a stepping stone to employment: the Port Augusta case

  • Authors: Gray, M., Thacker, E.
  • Published: 2001

Indigenous Australians in the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme have been working for welfare payments since 1977. One of the objectives of the scheme is to assist Indigenous Australians…

Understanding circulation in Australia

  • Author: Bell, M.
  • Published: 2001

“Progress in the nascent field of inquiry concerned with understanding circulation in developed countries requires a balance between individual and aggregate modes of explanation. The sparsity and fragmentation of current…

Fly-in/Fly-out and Fly-over: Mining and regional development in Western Australia

  • Author: Storey, K.J.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2001

Adoption of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) or commute work systems in the Western Australian mining industry has increased rapidly over the last decade, with metropolitan Perth becoming the main source of labour…

Improving diabetes care in the primary healthcare setting: a randomised cluster trial in remote Indigenous communities

  • Authors: McDermott, Robyn A, Schmidt, Barbara A, Sinha, Ashim, Mills, Phillip
  • Published: 2001

Objective: To evaluate a system for improving diabetes care in remote Indigenous communities. Design: Randomised, unblinded cluster trial over one year (1 March to 29 February 2000). Participants and setting:…

White Law, Black Art

  • Author: Alexander,Isabella
  • Published: 2001

This article examines the issues surrounding the appropriation of indigenous culture, in particular art. It discusses the nature and context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia in…

Keeping youth in communities: Education and out-migration in the South West.

  • Author: Eversole, R.
  • Published: 2001

The out-migration of youth is a particular concern facing rural communities. A study of eight communities in the Blackwood region of South Western Australia demonstrates the key role of educational…

Work practices of rural and remote physiotherapists

  • Author: Lorraine Sheppard
  • Published: 2001

Physiotherapists in rural and remote areas face challenges in their service delivery. The challenge is to provide accessible and comprehensive services to rural and remote Australians. Research was undertaken regarding…

Asthma management in indigenous children of a remote community using an indigenous health model

  • Authors: Chang, A B, Shannon, C, O’Neil, M C, Tiemann, A M, Valery, P C, Craig, D, Fa'afoi, E, Masters, I B
  • Published: 2000

Objective: To describe the management of asthma in children in a remote indigenous community and the delivery of subspecialist service through the indigenous health-care model. Methodology: Children referred by indigenous…

Issues influencing the provision of palliative care services to remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory

  • Author: McGrath, Catharine L.
  • Published: 2000

Palliative care is a service available to many Australians subject to location and varying criteria. This paper seeks to identify some of the issues that hamper the provision of this…

A field method for statewide ground-truthing of a spatial pasture growth model

  • Authors: Hassett, R. C., Wood, H. L., Carter, J. O., Danaher, T. J.
  • Published: 2000

This paper describes an innovative method, commonly referred to as ‘spider mapping’, that allows pasture biomass and related data to be collected over large areas in a timely and efficient…

Remote Area Indigenous Housing: Towards a Model of Best Practice

  • Authors: Minnery, J., Manicaros, M., Lindfield, M.
  • Published: 2000

This article analyses housing provision for Indigenous populations in remote communities, focusing particularly on the Indigenous Australian population. It uses a 'best practice' framework to do this. It then develops…

Comparing temporary mobility with permanent migration

  • Authors: Bell, Martin, Ward, Gary
  • Published: 2000

In contrast with developing countries, where the study of circulation occupies a central position, the literature on temporary mobility in the developed world is sparse and unsystematic. This paper examines…

Rural and remote oral health, problems and models for improvement: a Western Australian perspective

  • Authors: Steele, Lesley, Pacza, Tom, Tennant, Marc
  • Published: 2000

Oral healthcare in rural communities shares many of the dilemmas faced by medicine in providing services to large geographical areas with dispersed populations. This study examined the population data and…

The turmoil of Aboriginal enumeration: Mobility and service population analysis in a Central Australian community

  • Authors: Warchivker, I., Tjapangati, T., Wakerman, J.
  • Published: 2000

This paper documents Aboriginal population change and mobility over time in a remote community in central Australia. The movement of population has implications for service delivery and resource allocation. Aboriginal…

Skin infections and infestations in Aboriginal communities in northern Australia

  • Authors: Currie, B. J., Carapetis, J. R.
  • Published: 2000

The most important skin infections in Aboriginal communities in central and northern Australia are scabies and streptococcal pyoderma. Scabies is endemic in many remote Aboriginal communities, with prevalences in children…

Reproductive health, infertility and sexually transmitted infections in Indigenous women in a remote community in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Kildea, Sue, Bowden, Francis J.
  • Published: 2000

Objective: To investigate markers of reproductive health in a remote Indigenous community in Northern Australia. Methods: A retrospective, cross–sectional analysis of case notes of 342 women between the ages of…

Should we have a universal concept of "Indigenous Peoples' Rights"?: Ethnicity and Essentialism in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Bowen, J.R.
  • Published: 2000

Many, if not most anthropologists, myself included, have spent our professional lives working with people whose traditions, language, or way of life differ from people in power. We sometimes use…

Indigenous Research, Differing Value Systems

  • Author: Foley, D.
  • Published: 2000

The collective aim of many of this Journal's readers is to provide Indigenous Australians with a sound education to allow us (Indigenous Australia) to take a more active role in…

Housing Needs of Consumers of Mental Health Services in Rural New South Wales, Australia

  • Authors: Gordon Lambert, Paolo Ricci, Ross Harris, Frank Deane
  • Published: 2000

A survey of the housing needs of 101 people with mentally illness treated by the Central Western Area Mental Health Service were compared with data from the 1994 Australian Housing…

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