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Understanding police-Indigenous relations in remote and rural Australia: police perspectives

  • Author: Dwyer, Anna
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2018

Indigenous people in Australia are vastly over-represented within the criminal justice system. While there has been fierce debate in academic circles regarding the nature of this overrepresentation, discriminatory policing practices…

Disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous educational attainment: Exploring factors related to low average school NAPLAN scores in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Coleman, Rachel
  • Publisher: University of New Hampshire
  • Published: 2018

The Indigenous population is a small minority in most areas of Australia, except the Northern Territory where Indigenous people make up roughly a quarter of the population. Indigenous people have…

Numerical and experimental study of small natural draft dry cooling tower for concentrating solar thermal power plant

  • Author: Li, Xiaoxiao
  • Publisher: The University of Queensland
  • Published: 2018

experimental tests, this thesis investigated the cooling performance of this small NDDCT in

Socio-economic, geographic, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequalities in diabetic foot disease and diabetes-related lower extremity amputations

  • Author: Singh, Adrian
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2018

Background: Diabetic foot disease (DFD) is one of the leading reasons why a person with diabetes is hospitalised. These complications are the result of significant patho-physiological changes from diabetes that…

Building resilience through connection: Exploring networking in remote Aboriginal tourism enterprises

  • Author: Eccles, K
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2017

economic opportunities on country. This thesis examines the networking activities that underpin the

Investigations into the role of the enabling environment in supporting Indigenous economic development: A case study of remote community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres 2007–2013

  • Author: Congreve, S
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2016

Investigations into the role of the enabling environment in supporting Indigenous economic development: A case study of remote community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres 2007–2013

Marketing remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism to Australians

  • Author: Akbar, S
  • Publisher: UniSA
  • Published: 2016

The present research models Indigenist research methodology, embedded within the marketing discipline, to investigate barriers to Australians participating in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism. Interviews with operators showed…

New World, Old Frontiers. An ecological perspective on the problem of attraction and retention of statutory child protection workers in the West Australian Department for Child Protection’s Murchison District: 2009–2012

  • Author: Collins, Maree
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published: 2016

The attraction and retention of statutory child protection workers in regional, rural and remote Australia has been identified at the national and state/​territory level as a priority challenge for the…

An interpretive description of the recruitment and retention of locum nurses working in rural and remote Australia

  • Author: Becker, Susanne
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2016

It is widely acknowledged that rural and remote Australians have poorer levels of health than their major city counterparts. As nurses are the most widely and evenly distributed health professional…

Motor performance, prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Aboriginal children in remote Australia

  • Author: Lucas, Barbara
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2016

to the context of this Thesis and a literature review of the existing evidence. The current Thesis

Mine lifecycle planning and enduring value for remote communities

  • Author: Robertson, S
  • Publisher: University of New England
  • Published: 2016

support these operations. This thesis examines whether mine lifecycle planning can generate enduring

Generalist registered nurses caring for mental health clients in remote areas of Australia: an interpretive case study

  • Author: Trueman, Scott
  • Publisher: James Cook University
  • Published: 2016

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the social world of generalist nurses delivering mental healthcare in remote Australia. Background: Of Australia's population of approximately 25 million, one…

Sustainability of Remote Aboriginal Art Centres in Australian Desert Communities

  • Author: Petersen, Kim
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2015

This thesis investigates and analyses the functions and business practices that underpin the

Legal and institutional strategies to support the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in bush food commercialisation

  • Author: Lingard, Kylie
  • Publisher: University of New England
  • Published: 2015

Islander peoples in bush food commercialisation. This thesis uses a combination of methods to develop

Perceptions and attitudes of international tourists towards Aboriginal tourism.

  • Author: Ashwell, Janine
  • Publisher: Flinders University
  • Published: 2015

Whilst tourism has been cited as having the potential to provide economic opportunities for remote Aboriginal communities, participation rates of international tourists in Aboriginal tourism activities within Australia have been…

Educative curricula and improving the science PCK of teachers in middle school settings in rural and remote Australia

  • Author: Townsend, A
  • Publisher: Edith Cowan University
  • Published: 2015

, and knowledge of personal beliefs and orientations toward science teaching and learning. This thesis

Exploring peer group supervision in virtual teams in rural and remote Australia

  • Author: Nickson, Amanda Margaret
  • Publisher: James Cook University
  • Published: 2015

-based approach was the philosophy that guided the action research activities. In this thesis, the

Using technology to improve access to emergency mental health care in rural and remote Australia: an evaluation of the Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program (MHEC-RAP)

  • Author: Saurman, Emily
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2015

The Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program (MHEC-RAP) aims to improve access, safety, and service coordination of specialist emergency mental health care via telehealth technologies. The program was planned and…

Power, policy and remote citizen activism: a case study of the Lake Eyre Basin Wild Rivers policy

  • Author: Capel, Christene Susanne
  • Publisher: Monash University
  • Published: 2015

This PhD research examines what influence women and men in Central Western Queensland (CWQ) have on natural resource management policy that significantly impacts on their lives and livelihoods. It uses…

Cultural Icons and Cash Commodities: The Two-World Story of Australian Bush Foods

  • Author: Cleary, Jennifer
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2014

Uniquely Australian flora and fauna, known as ‘bushfood’ or ‘bush tucker’ plays an important role in the daily lives of many Aboriginal peoples, particularly those living in remote Australia. Bush…

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