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Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales

  • Author: New South Wales Parliament Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No 2 - Health
  • Published: 2022

The delivery of health services in New South Wales is a joint responsibility between the Australian and New South Wales governments. In simple terms, the Australian Government is responsible for…

Goldfields Health Profile

  • Authors: Anderson, Campbell, Bineham, Nancy, Lockwood, Tia, Mukhtar, Aqif, Waenerberg, Nina
  • Publisher: WA Country Health Service, Government of Western Australia
  • Published: 2018

This report represents an overview of the health of Goldfields residents, to inform evidence-based

Improving health outcomes in rural and remote Australia: Optimising the contribution of nurses

  • Author: Australian College of Nursing
  • Publisher: Australian College of Nursing
  • Published: 2018

People living in rural and remote areas face particular health challenges, many of which are attributable to their living conditions, social isolation, socioeconomic status and distance from services. Nurses constitute…

Caring for Elders, Community and Culture: A study of the potential impact of changes to the funding of home care on the aged care services provided by Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG)

  • Author: Davidson, Bob
  • Publisher: Dharriwaa Elders Group, Community-Led Development, UNSW Sydney
  • Published: 2022

The purpose of this paper is to identify how the aged care services currently provided by Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) in Walgett may be affected by proposed changes to the…

Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Oral Health Program July 2012 to December 2018

  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Publisher: AIHW
  • Published: 2019

, diagnostics, restorations and examinations) services. This report presents data from the NTRAI OHP from

Legacy waste management in central Australia

  • Authors: Mathur, Deepika, Nair, Devika, Norris, Ellie
  • Published: 2022

, what is covered in this report is more than just this understanding of legacy waste as it became

Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia

  • Author: Community Affairs References Committee
  • Published: 2018

1.8 In March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee…

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’…

Developing effective emergency management partnerships in remote north Australian communities - final project report

  • Authors: Sithole, Bev, Campion, Otto Bulmaniya, James, Glenn, Burton, Danny, Dhamarrandji, Maratja, Hunter-Xenie, Hmalan
  • Published: 2022

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…

Community-led disaster resilience in Nauiyu Aboriginal community

  • Author: Ingram, Annie
  • Publisher: Centre for Humanitarian Leadership
  • Published: 2021

There is a need for emergency management systems in Australia to shift to a more collaborative model that involves working with communities rather than simply delivering to communities. This research…

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…

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

Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) Initiative Final Report

  • Published: 2017

This Final Report provides a narrative account of activities and outcomes against Key Performance

Township leasing and the democratisation of opportunity

  • Author: Gregory, Peter
  • Published: 2021

This paper argues that the advent of Township Leasing has made some progress towards more inclusive economic and political institutions on ALRA land in the Northern Territory. It is likely…

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…

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…

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…

Integrating art production and economic development in the Kimberley: National survey of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

  • Authors: David, Throsby, Katya, Petetskaya
  • Publisher: Department of Economics (MQ)
  • Published: 2016

An overarching purpose of this study is to investigate and analyse the extent to which art and cultural production that has market potential can provide a viable pathway towards economic…

Stories from community: How suicide rates fell in two Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Prince, John , Jeffrey, Nancy, Baird, Lesley, Kingsburra, Senimelia , Tipiloura, Bernard
  • Publisher: Healing Foundation
  • Published: 2018

This is the story of suicide prevention in two remote Indigenous communities. The suicide prevention story from the Tiwi Islands (Northern Territory) and Yarrabah (Queensland) presented here is told by…

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