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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

Increasing and improving community mental health supports in Western Australia

  • Authors: Lisette Kaleveld, Catherine Bock, Ami Seivwright
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Impact
  • Published: 2020

Service providers have long been aware of the lack of community mental health supports in Western Australia. This project brought together co-design and research processes to examine the need for…

Implementation options and evaluation of integrated service model responses to address family violence in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

  • Author: Cripps, Kyllie
  • Publisher: Indigenous Justice Clearninghouse
  • Published: 2020

Evaluative studies on the effectiveness and outcomes of integrated models responding to Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) remain limited (Productivity Commission 2020). Despite this, most jurisdictions see integrated models as…

Guide to applying the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research

  • Author: AIATSIS
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Published: 2020

This guide provides advice for researchers in applying the principles in the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research (the AIATSIS Code of Ethics or this…

Our Homes: Final Report

  • Authors: Spencer, Michaela, Christie, Michael
  • Publisher: Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2020

Unintended consequences of welfare reform: Evidence from birth outcomes of Aboriginal Australians

  • Authors: Doyle, Mary-Alice, Schurer, Stefanie, Silburn, Sven
  • Publisher: IZA – Institute of Labor Economics
  • Published: 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have notably embraced vocational education and training (VET) in places classified as very remote by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Participation rates are…

Small business and mental health: A rural NSW perspective

  • Authors: Gottschall, K, Dalton, H
  • Publisher: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Published: 2020

Small businesses account for almost 98% of all actively trading NSW businesses (NSW Government, 2019), with 30% of those being located in regional NSW1. 72% of small businesses owners are…

Alice Springs Food Security Needs Assessment 2019-2020: Part One of Three

  • Author: Alice Spring Food Security Reference Group
  • Published: 2020

services and care, allowing for a healthy and active life.” (FAO 2012). This report was prepared by the

Suicide in Rural and Remote Australia: Mental Health Strategies cannot effectively operate in isolation

  • Author: Richardson-Cooke, Jack
  • Publisher: Future Directions International
  • Published: 2020

Remote and rural areas in Australia suffer from suicide rates significantly higher than those in metropolitan areas and the trend in suicide rates is increasing. In 2015, suicide was identified…

Rural and remote health

  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published: 2020

Around 7 million people—about 28% of the Australian population—live in rural and remote areas, which encompass many diverse locations and communities (ABS 2019d). These Australians face unique challenges due to…

Welfare quarantining in Australia 2007-2020: A review of grey literature

  • Author: Maher, S.
  • Publisher: Border Crossing Observatory
  • Published: 2020

, a report from the reference group on welfare reform to the Minister of Social Services recommended a

End-of-Life Management of Solar PV Panels

  • Authors: Mathur, Deepika, Gregory, Robin, Simons, Tristan
  • Published: 2020

interpretation the report includes a review of literature from Australia and overseas that relates to EOL

Equitable patient access to primary healthcare in Australia

  • Authors: Gardiner, FW, Bishop, L, de Graaf, B, Campbell, JA, Gale, L, Quinlan, F
  • Publisher: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
  • Published: 2020

, such as mortality comparisons between different population groups. This report finds that rural and

Measuring progress in Queensland's remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

  • Authors: Sid Shanks, Tim Elliott, Matt Clark
  • Publisher: Queensland Productivity Commission
  • Published: 2020

This paper provides a first step at measuring and communicating progress in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities. The framework in this paper is intended to illustrate an approach to measuring progress…

AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research

  • Author: AIATSIS
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Published: 2020

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research is informed by the recognition of and respect for…

Northern forestry and forest products industry situational analysis

  • Authors: Stephens, Michael, Woods, Tim, Brandt, Clarissa, Bristow, Mila, Annandale, Mark
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia
  • Published: 2020

This report provides a high-level synopsis on the Northern Australian forestry and forest products

Indigenous groups, land rehabilitation and mine closure: exploring the Australian terrain

  • Authors: Barnes, R, Holcombe, S, Parmenter, J.
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland
  • Published: 2020

Background: This study addresses two challenging areas at the interface of mining and Indigenous communities in Australia: 1. The persistent lack of direct employment of Indigenous landowners on mines operating…

Pilyii Papulu Purrukaj-ji (Good housing to prevent sickness): A study of housing, crowding and hygiene-related infectious diseases in the Barkly Region, Northern Territory

  • Authors: Hall, NL, Memmott, P, Barnes, S, Redmond, A, Go-Sam, C, Nash, D, Frank, T, Simpson, P
  • Publisher: Commissioned from the University of Queensland for Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
  • Published: 2020

and urban counterparts. This report provides a case study of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly

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