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Indigenous fire and land management – impact and sustainability: The development of a Future Research Strategy around opportunities and challenges for sustainable partnerships in emergency management

  • Authors: James, Glenn, Burton, Danny, Campion, Otto, Hunter, Barry, Morrison, Jimmy, Gondarra, Ted, Bayung, James
  • Published: 2021

This research was conducted as a series of community-based discussions and workshops in the Northern Territory and north Queensland1. NAILSMA provided resources, logistics, backgrounding and other support to local Indigenous…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mobility in central Australia: Survey reference guide. Volume 2: Follow-up Surveys

  • Authors: Dockery, AM, Rottemberg, MJ
  • Publisher: Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
  • Published: 2021

This report is the second of two volumes detailing the methodology and results of a major survey of

Rante-rante ampe Marle and Urreye: “Safe, Respected and Free from Violence” projects evaluation

  • Authors: Brown, Chay, Homan, Sarah, Simpson, Carmel, Leung, Loksee
  • Publisher: ANROWS (Australia's National Research Organisations for Women's Safety)
  • Published: 2021

The evaluation was underpinned by Indigenist research methodology and made use of a mixed-method approach to assess participants’ attitudes and beliefs about gender, violence and Aboriginal cultures, and whether participants’…

Diet and dust in the desert: Life in the early years of Oak Valley community, Maralinga Lands, South Australia

  • Authors: Palmer, Kingsley, Brady, Maggie
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Published: 2021

Between 1953 and 1963 the British, in collaboration with the Australian Government, conducted atmospheric atomic tests and malfunction trials of uranium and plutonium based devices at two locations, Emu and…

Leasing reforms on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory: Impacts on land rights and remote community governance

  • Author: Weepers, Jane
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published: 2021

Since 2006, Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory (NT) has been subject to a range of land tenure reforms, mostly government-initiated. The most momentous are three different leasing regimes that…

Solutions for improved digital connectivity in FNQ: Building community and disaster resilience in the Gulf Savannah

  • Authors: Marshall, Amber, Tsakissiris, Arthur, Dale, Allan Patrick, Williams, Zoe, Irvine, Darlene, Ryan, Greg, Wilson, Carrie-Ann, Hourigan, Aimee, Stephens, Douglas
  • Publisher: Gulf Savannah NRM
  • Published: 2021

The 2019 monsoon trough event exposed both strengths and weaknesses in the resilience of the Gulf Savannah region, its communities, its businesses, its families, and its people. A key factor…

New Remote Engagement Program Discussion Paper

  • Author: Australian Government
  • Published: 2021

Design of the new remote engagement program is underway. It is scheduled to replace the existing Community Development Program (CDP) in 2023, subject to Government endorsement. The new program will…

Mind the Gap: Understanding the Indigenous education gap and how to close it

  • Author: Fahey, Glenn
  • Published: 2021

Indigenous educational disadvantage — compounded by complex and interrelated social, health, and employment outcomes — remains among the most pressing and persistent public policy challenges in Australia. By school-leaving age,…

The impact of COVID-19 on student placements facilitated by University Departments of Rural Health

  • Authors: Lisa Bourke, Barbara Hellwege, Belinda Jessup, Susan Heaney, Lyndal Sheepway, Ha Hoang, Tegan Podubinski, Annie Farthing, Rohan Rasiah, Robyn Fitzroy, Kehinde Obamiro, Santosh Jatrana, Geoff Argus, Sabina Knight
  • Publisher: Australian Rural Health Education Network
  • Published: 2021

or service. Allied health students were more likely to report that their placement had been cancelled

What happens when you lick too many rocks: The complexities of Adnyamathanha phonology

  • Authors: McEntee, John, Butcher, Andrew
  • Published: 2021

Adnyamathanha is one of the Thura-Yura languages, spoken in the northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia. It has a rather large inventory of consonant sounds, the analysis of which presents…

TCICA Region Telecommunications and Digital Connectivity Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health

  • Authors: Babacan, Hurriyet, McHugh, Jennifer, Marshall, Amber, Gopalkrishnan, Narayan, Dale, Allan
  • Publisher: Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance, The Cairns Institute and QUT Digital Media Research Centre
  • Published: 2021

social connectivity and quality of life”. These TCICA studies, along with this report, identify

‘Can I just share my story?’ Experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from regional and remote areas

  • Authors: Brown, Chay, Yap, Mandy, Thomassin, Annick, Murray, Minda, Yu, Eunice
  • Publisher: prepared by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University for eSafety
  • Published: 2021

non-Indigenous women and they report three times as many incidents of sexual violence compared to

Health outcomes and issues facing rural and remote communities

  • Authors: Halliday, Dan, Franklin, Richard, Sen Gupta, Tarun, Loxton, Marissa, Moss, Marg
  • Publisher: RDAQ Foundation
  • Published: 2021

RDAQ Foundation operated a Health Check Clinic in collaboration with University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS), Rockhampton and James Cook University (JCU) Rural Generalist Program. It provided patrons at…

Sustainable Indigenous housing in regional and remote Australia

  • Authors: Lea, Tess, Grealy, Liam, Moskos, Megan, Brambilla, Arianna, King, Stephanie, Habibis, Daphne, Benedict, Richard, Phibbs, Peter, Sun, Chao, Torzillo, Paul
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published: 2021

For Indigenous housing to be sustainable, it should be safe and humane. It should support householders to enact healthy living practices and secure their wellbeing and be provided in the…

Multi-objective planning in northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes. Final report to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

  • Authors: Álvarez-Romero, Jorge G, Kiatkoski Kim Milena, Pannell, David, Douglas, Michael M, Wallace, Ken, Hill, Rosemary, Adams, Vanessa M, Spencer-Cotton, Alaya, Kennard, Mark, Pressey, Robert L
  • Publisher: James Cook University
  • Published: 2021

Researching the schoolhouse: Rethinking research on the staffing of rural, remote and isolated schools in Australia (2000-2019)

  • Authors: Downes, N, Roberts, P, Dean, J
  • Publisher: University of Canberra Centre for Sustainable Communities
  • Published: 2021

Researching the schoolhouse: Rethinking research on the staffing of rural, remote and isolated schools in Australia (2000-2019)

Worlds Apart: Remote Indigenous disadvantage in the context of wider Australia

  • Author: Price, Jacinta Nampijinpa
  • Publisher: Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published: 2021

report is to demonstrate the wicked problems Regional and Remote Indigenous communities face. While no

Indigenous suicide: Finding a catalyst for action

  • Author: Dillon, Anthony
  • Published: 2021

initiative was updated in July 2020. The most recent Productivity Commission report on mental health

Northern Australian Bushfire and Natural Hazard Training

  • Author: Sutton, Stephen
  • Published: 2021

This report provides an overview, including the north Australian bushfire and natural hazard (‘BNH

Supported, educated and understood’: Impact on the wellbeing of young people living in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Cairns, Kathryn, Garlick Bock, Sophia, Guinta, Kate, Welland, Louisa, Kahl, Bianca, Miller, Hilary, Gibbs, Erik, Ellis, Holly, Guan, Nikko, Nicholas, Mariesa
  • Publisher: ReachOut Australia
  • Published: 2021

This report aims to shine a light on the everyday lives of regional, rural and remote (rural) young

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