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The Intervention: Mere Arltyewele (Settle Down Country) – Bear the Gap to Close the Gap

  • Author: Pamela Nathan
  • Published: 2013

ABSTRACT In 2007 the Northern Territory report on child abuse Little Children Are Sacred, Akelyernernane Meke Mekarle (Aranda) (In our law children are sacred because they carry the two spring…

Socio-economic wellbeing in Australian mining towns: A comparitive analysis

  • Authors: Tonts, M., Plummer, P., Lawrie, M.
  • Published: 2011

Understanding the links between resource dependence and socio-economic wellbeing has long been a subject of interest amongst social scientists in North America. By contrast, relatively few Australian studies exist on…

A sustainable future for the Australian rangelands

  • Author: Ferguson, Jan
  • Published: 2012

This paper proposes a broad overview of possible responses to the challenges posed by rangelands to promote discussion on a sustainable future for these vast regions. Rangelands Australia, an organisational…

Graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A population-based study in remote Australia

  • Authors: Doney, Robyn, Lucas, Barbara R., Jirikowic, Tracy, Tsang, Tracey W., Watkins, Rochelle E., Sauer, Kay, Howat, Peter, Latimer, Jane, Fitzpatrick, James P., Oscar, June, Carter, Maureen, Elliott, Elizabeth J.
  • Published: 2017

Background/aim: Few studies have examined graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Methods: Graphomotor skills were assessed in 108 predominantly Australian Aboriginal…

Potential primary health care savings for chronic disease care associated with Australian Aboriginal involvement in land management

  • Authors: Campbell, D., Burgess, C. P., Garnett, S. T., Wakerman, J.
  • Published: 2011

Rationale: To identify the possible savings in the cost of primary health care of chronic disease associated with the participation by Aboriginal people in land management. In so-doing we investigate…

Working Knowledge: characterising collective indigenous, scientific, and local knowledge about the ecology, hydrology and geomorphology of Oriners Station, Cape York Peninsula, Australia

  • Authors: Barber, M., Jackson, S., Shellberg, J., Sinnamon, V.
  • Published: 2014

The term, Working Knowledge, is introduced to describe the content of a local cross-cultural knowledge recovery and integration project focussed on the indigenous-owned Oriners pastoral lease near Kowanyama on the…

Principles and guidelines for managing cattle grazing in the grazing lands of northern Australia: stocking rates, pasture resting, prescribed fire, paddock size and water points – a review

  • Authors: Hunt, L. P., McIvor, J. G., Grice, A. C., Bray, S. G.
  • Published: 2014

Beef cattle grazing is the dominant land use in the extensive tropical and sub-tropical rangelands of northern Australia. Despite the considerable knowledge on land and herd management gained from both…

Outcomes of the Australian Feral Camel Management Project and the future of feral camel management in Australia

  • Authors: Hart, Quentin, Edwards, Glenn
  • Published: 2016

The Australian Feral Camel Management Project achieved its feral camel density targets at nominated environmental sites, with feral camel density being used as a de facto measure of feral camel…

Integrating health of people and country to enhance wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

  • Authors: Schultz, R, Cairney, S
  • Published: In press

Integrating health of people and country to enhance wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Integrating health of people and country to enhance wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

  • Authors: Schultz, R., Cairney, S.
  • Published: 2016

Integrating health of people and country to enhance wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, IREE 2017: Opportunities to improve indoor temperatures and electricity use in remote Australian enterprise buildings

  • Authors: Osman, P, Havas, L, Ambrose, M, Williams, K
  • Published: in press

Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, IREE 2017: Opportunities to improve indoor temperatures and electricity use in remote Australian enterprise buildings

Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial

  • Authors: Ralph, Anna P., Read, Clancy, Johnston, Vanessa, de Dassel, Jessica L., Bycroft, Kerstin, Mitchell, Alice, Bailie, Ross S., Maguire, Graeme P., Edwards, Keith, Currie, Bart J., Kirby, Adrienne, Carapetis, Jonathan R.
  • Published: 2016

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), caused by acute rheumatic fever (ARF), is a major health problem in Australian Aboriginal communities. Progress in controlling RHD requires improvements in the delivery of secondary…

Living and working with the people of ‘the bush’: A foundation for rural and remote clinical placements in undergraduate medical education

  • Authors: Mak, Donna B., Miflin, Barbara
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2012

Background: The Australian Government's policies and programmes to redress the medical workforce shortage in rural and remote areas focus on recruitment of rural students and provision of rural clinical placements.…

Insights into nutritionists’ practices and experiences in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Colles, Susan L., Belton, Suzanne, Brimblecombe, Julie
  • Published: 2016

Objective: To explore and describe methods of communication, education practices, perceived challenges and the potential role of nutritionists working in remote Australian Aboriginal communities in order to inform future public…

Remote area indigenous psychiatry: not your usual day at the office

  • Author: Nigel Cord-Udy
  • Published: 2006

Objective: To describe the development since 2001 of visiting psychiatric services for the very remotely located indigenous communities in South Australia. Conclusions: The South Australian experience indicates that visiting psychiatric…

Hearing the voice of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training stakeholders using research methodologies and theoretical frames of reference

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Sam, Arnott, Allan, McRae-Williams, Eva
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2017

Researchers in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts within Australia are frequently faced with the challenges of working in an intercultural space where channels of communication are garbled with…

Did DI do it? The impact of a programme designed to improve literacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote schools

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Samuel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2020

Over the 10 years of ‘Closing the Gap’, several interventions designed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have been trialled. In 2014 the Australian Government announced…

Red Dirt Education Leaders ‘Caught in the Middle’: Priorities for Local and Nonlocal Leaders in Remote Schools

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Samuel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2018

Schooling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote or ‘Red Dirt’ communities has been cast as ‘problematic’, and ‘failing’. The solutions to deficit understandings of remote schooling are…

Making the most of technologies for learning in remote context

  • Authors: Guenther, J, McRae-Williams, E
  • Published: 2012

This article, based on a Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) research project - 'Pathways to Employment' - will canvas the proposition that mobile technology can be used…

What gaps need closing in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training provision?

  • Authors: Guenther, J, McRae-Williams, E
  • Published: 2016

Recently, the Prime Minister gave the annual Closing the Gap speech to parliament. The accompanying report (Turnbull, 2016) was a mix of optimism and despair as a few gaps closed…

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