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How can country, spirituality, music and arts contribute to Indigenous mental health and wellbeing?

  • Authors: Guerin, Pauline, Guerin, Bernard, Tedmanson, Deirdre, Clark, Yvonne
  • Published: 2011

Objective: Mental health and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) have been linked as outcomes of attachment to country, spirituality, and engagement in music and arts, particularly for Indigenous Australians. It…

Law for Country: the Structure of Warlpiri Ecological Knowledge and Its Application to Natural Resource Management and Ecosystem Stewardship

  • Authors: Holmes, Miles C. C., Jampijinpa, Wanta
  • Publisher: The Resilience Alliance
  • Published: 2013

Indigenous Ecological Knowledge (IEK) is deeply encoded in social processes. Our research shows that from an Indigenous perspective, IEK is a way of living whose core aim is to sustain…

Computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for anxiety and depression in rural areas: A systematic review

  • Authors: Vallury, Kari Dee, Jones, Martin, Oosterbroek, Chloe
  • Publisher: JMIR Publications Inc.
  • Published: 2015

BACKGROUND: People living in rural and remote communities have greater difficulty accessing mental health services and evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), than their urban counterparts. Computerized CBT…

Do the Australian guidelines for water recycling protect small or remote communities?

  • Authors: Barker, S.F., Packer, M., Scales, P.J., Gray, S., Snape, I., Hamilton, A.J.
  • Published: 2013

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Indigenous families, welfare and work: survey results from two community case studies

  • Authors: Smith, D., Daly, A.
  • Published: 2001

Given their ongoing economic disadvantage, many Indigenous families are long-term dependents on social security income support. Their well-being continues to be a critical challenge for government and Indigenous organisations. This…

Sustainability, development and rural aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Davies, J., Young, E.
  • Published: 1995

Aborigines, because of their population numbers and increasing control over land and resources, are crucial to the sustainable development of rural Australia. However, appropriate Aboriginal development requires the replacement of…

Women in agriculture: advocates for a gendered sustainable agriculture

  • Author: Liepins, Ruth
  • Published: 1995

A gendered consideration of rural geography has been barely discernible within Australian and New Zealand literature. The notable exceptions in this case have illustrated the complexity and merit of studying…

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…

The relationship between job and life satisfaction: Evidence from a remote mining community

  • Authors: Iverson, R.D., MaGuire, C.
  • Published: 2000

Although the relationship between job and life satisfaction has attracted much attention, little research has been undertaken in geographically remote settings. This study addresses this deficiency by testing a causal…

Entrepreneurship education: a review of its objectives, teaching methods, and impact indicators

  • Author: Mwasalwiba, Ernest Samwel
  • Published: 2010

Purpose – This paper aims to take stock of existing publications devoted to entrepreneurship education and assess the alignment existing between its generic objectives, target audience, teaching methods and impact…

The Strengths and Limitations in Using the Daily MODIS Open Water Likelihood Algorithm for Identifying Flood Events

  • Authors: Catherine Ticehurst, Juan Pablo Guerschman, Yun Chen
  • Published: 2014

Daily, or more frequent, maps of surface water have important applications in environmental and water resource management. In particular, surface water maps derived from remote sensing imagery play a useful…

Changing selves in remote Australia? Observations on Aboriginal family life, childhood and 'modernisation'

  • Author: Eickelkamp, Ute
  • Published: 2011

The idea of modernity is increasingly called upon to describe and understand change in Indigenous societies, replacing the older paradigms of colonisation, culture change and the short-lived misnomer hybridity. This…

Flow Restoration and Protection in Australian Rivers

  • Authors: Angela Arthington, Bradley Pusey
  • Published: 2003

Since 1857 new Australians have constructed many thousands of weirs (3600 in the Murray–Darling Basin alone) and floodplain levee banks, 446 large dams (>10 m crest height) and over 50 intra-…

‘Looking after country two-ways’: Insights into Indigenous community-based conservation from the Southern Tanami

  • Authors: Preuss, K, Dixon, M
  • Published: 2012

This paper offers insights and practical lessons for a ‘two-way’ approach to combining Indigenous and non-Indigenous ecological knowledge in environmental planning and management. It is based on the experience of…

Impacts of level of utilisation by grazing on an Astrebla (Mitchell grass) grassland in north-western Queensland between 1984 and 2010. 2. Plant species richness and abundance

  • Authors: Orr, D. M., Phelps, D. G.
  • Published: 2013

The occurrence of interstitial species in Astrebla grasslands in Australia are influenced by grazing and seasonal rainfall but the interactions of these two influences are complex. This paper describes three…

Impacts of level of utilisation by grazing on an Astrebla (Mitchell grass) grassland in north-western Queensland between 1984 and 2010. 1. Herbage mass and population dynamics of Astrebla spp

  • Authors: Orr, D. M., Phelps, D. G.
  • Published: 2013

Managing large variations in herbage production, resulting from highly variable seasonal rainfall, provides a major challenge for the sustainable management of Astrebla (Mitchell grass) grasslands in Australia. A grazing study…

Northern Territory Domestic and Family Violence policy and practice: engagement through evaluation

  • Authors: Guenther, J, Falk, I
  • Published: 2007

Evaluations have traditionally been used by funding bodies and others to justify the acquittal of funds at the conclusion of a project or to assess the project in terms of…

The Aboriginal Practitioner as Communication Mediator in Intercultural Bureaucratic Encounters

  • Author: Firkins, Arthur S
  • Published: 2011

Governments in Australia have deployed Aboriginal specific positions within government departments which focus on health, education and welfare services. This small-scale study uses a qualitative interpretive interview approach to explore…

The bush foods industry and poverty alleviation in central Australia

  • Author: Yates, P.
  • Published: 2009

The commercialisation of native species has some potential to contribute to the reduction of income poverty levels in remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. Aboriginal people hold significant knowledge, skill…

Tackling the boom and bust - Desert Pastoralism

  • Author: Bubb, AJ
  • Published: 2009

The arid climate of central Australia has provided a continuous habitat and livelihood for Aboriginal people for over 40 000 years. A unique understanding of the environment allowed them to…

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