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A healed and healthy country: understanding healing for Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Mackean, T
  • Published: 2009

A healed and healthy country: understanding healing for Indigenous Australians

Estimating chronic disease prevalence among the remote Aboriginal population of the Northern Territory using multiple data sources

  • Authors: Zhao, Yuejen, Connors, Christine, Wright, Jo, Guthridge, Steve, Bailie, Ross
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 2008

Objective: To determine the prevalence rates of hypertension, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease (IHD), renal disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and their co-occurrence among the remote Aboriginal population of…

The shape of Aboriginal learning and work opportunities in desert regions

  • Authors: Young, M, Guenther, J
  • Published: 2008

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality, and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. Aboriginal peoples of Australia experience ‘overwhelming’ disadvantages across every…

Academic performance of third-year medical students learning in rural settings

  • Authors: Janine E. Wyatt, Alan Bruce Chater
  • Published: 2018

Objective Investigate the academic performance of medical students in rural and remote discipline rotations by rurality of placement. Design A retrospective cohort study. Setting Rural and remote clinical placement locations…

Living longer with a greater health burden – changes in the burden of disease and injury in the Northern Territory Indigenous population between 1994–1998 and 1999–2003

  • Authors: Zhao, Y, Condon, JR, Guthridge, S, You, J
  • Published: 2010

Objective: To measure changes over time in the burden of disease for Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous and non-Indigenous population. Methods: The numbers, and crude and age-adjusted rates of disability adjusted…

Resting heart rate, physiological stress and disadvantage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: analysis from a cross-sectional study

  • Authors: Zhang, Alice, Hughes, Jaquelyne T., Brown, Alex, Lawton, Paul D., Cass, Alan, Hoy, Wendy, O’Dea, Kerin, Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Published: 2016

Lower socioeconomic status has been linked to long-term stress, which can manifest in individuals as physiological stress. The aim was to explore the relationship between low socioeconomic status and physiological…

Spatial and Temporal Tourist Dispersal Analysis in Multiple Destination Travel

  • Authors: Wu, CL, Carson, D
  • Published: 2008

There is a growing body of literature concerned with the analysis of multiple destination travel and related visitor dispersal. Important aspects of multiple destination trips include the destinations visited (spatial),…

The impact of cystic fibrosis on work attendance and performance in adults living in rural and remote Western Australia

  • Authors: Wood, Jamie, Jenkins, Sue, Mulrennan, Siobhain, Hill, Kylie
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Published: 2017

As the expected age of survival increases, adults with CF will likely stay in the work force longer. Previous studies have reported that, in adults with CF, employment status is…

Utilising Indigenous seasonal knowledge to understand aquatic resource use and inform water resource management in northern Australia

  • Authors: Emma Woodward, Sue Jackson, Marcus Finn, Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart
  • Published: 2012

SummaryIndigenous ecological knowledge can inform contemporary water management activities including water allocation planning. This paper draws on results obtained from a 3-year study to reveal the connection between Indigenous socio-economic…

Evidence of Auction House Influence Over Buyer Behaviour and Price Formation in the Australian Art Auction Market

  • Author: Wilson-Anastasios, Meaghan
  • Published: 2009

During the last twelve months, there has been much discussion in the general and arts media about the manifestation of problematic practices within the Australian art auction market. Although the…

The role of education in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote communities (Review).

  • Authors: Wilson, B., Guenther, J., Cairney, S.
  • Published: 2017

The role of education in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote communities (Review).

Rising to the health challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: what will it take?

  • Authors: Wenitong, M, Councillor, H, Delaney Thiele, D , Calma, T
  • Published: 2007

May 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, when an overwhelming majority of the Australian population voted to end discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.1 While…

Approaches to modelling land erodibility by wind

  • Authors: Webb, NP, McGowan, HA
  • Published: 2009

Land susceptibility to wind erosion is governed by complex multiscale interactions between soil erodibility and non-erodible roughness elements populating the land surface. Numerous wind erosion modelling systems have been developed…

Visual assessment of the Australian Land Erodibility Model

  • Authors: Webb, NP, Phinn, SR, McGowan, HA
  • Published: 2009

There is a growing requirement for techniques to assess land susceptibility to wind erosion, i.e. land erodibility, over large geographic areas (>104 km2). This requirement stems from a lack of…

Assessment of climate change impact on residential building heating and cooling energy requirement in Australia

  • Authors: Wang, Xiaoming, Chen, Dong, Ren, Zhengen
  • Published: 2010

This study investigated the potential impact of climate change on the heating and cooling (H/C) energy requirements of residential houses in five regional climates varying from cold to hot humid…

Addressing chronic kidney disease in Far North Queensland: gains and opportunities

  • Authors: Luke Vos, Richard Baer, Malcolm McDonald
  • Published: 2013

Objective To determine whether people seen by the Far North Queensland Specialist Medical Outreach Service (SMOS) with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and proteinuria were treated according to established guidelines. Design…

Bringing Chiropractic to Aboriginal Communities: The Durri Model

  • Authors: Vindigni, Dein, Polus, Barbara, Edgecombe, Gay, van Rotterdam, Joan, Turner, Nicole, Spencer, Leanne, Irvine, Geoff, Walsh, Max
  • Published: 2009

Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) are the main portal of health care for Aboriginal communities, particularly in rural and remote areas where access to community centres and public hospitals is limited.…

Special Issue: Rural Governance

  • Author: Various
  • Published: 2011

Special Issue: Rural Governance

The impact of heat waves on the elderly living in Australia: how should a heat health warning system be developed to protect them?

  • Authors: van Iersel, R., Bi, P.
  • Published: 2009

Heat waves with extreme temperatures are increasingly being recognised as an important public health problem, together with a need to develop appropriate public health interventions. Although heat waves cannot be…

Climate change and desertification: Where do we stand, where should we go?

  • Authors: Verstraete, M. M., Brink, A. B., Scholes, R. J., Beniston, M., Smith, M. S.
  • Published: 2008

The 2007 edition of the Global Change Research Workshops brought over 50 researchers from all over the world to Wengen, Switzerland to review the state of the art with respect…

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