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Studying the effects of NAPLAN on Indigenous education in remote schools, Australia

  • Author: Unsworth, Paul
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2013

Persistent under-achievement by Indigenous students in national literacy and numeracy tests remains a complex problem in education in Australia. This problem is most sharply defined in the contexts of remotely…

The accessibility of Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs in rural and remote Australia

  • Author: van Gaans, Deborah Anne
  • Publisher: University of Adelaide
  • Published: 2013

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to impose a heavy burden in terms of cost, disability and death in Australia. In 2011 cardiovascular disease was the largest single cause of mortality in…

Understanding the challenges of managers from non-Indigenous backgrounds working in remote Australia: A cultural competence perspective

  • Author: Whittle, Michelle
  • Publisher: Flinders University
  • Published: 2013

This study explores the challenges non-Indigenous art centre managers face, from a cultural competence perspective, when they work in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Other cultural challenges were…

The quality of maternal and infant health services and their utilisation by remote dwelling aboriginal families in the top end of Australia

  • Author: Bar-Zeev, SJ
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2013

Aim The objective of this thesis was to investigate the quality of maternal and infant health

Land tenure and housing: a policy framework for meeting the needs of Indigenous Australians living in remote communities

  • Author: Trainham, D
  • Publisher: RMIT University
  • Published: 2012

This thesis presents a policy framework for improving outcomes for remote Indigenous land tenure

The shortage of health professionals in rural and remote Australia: creating pathways between students living in rural and remote Australia and health professional careers

  • Author: Gorton, Susan M
  • Publisher: James Cook University
  • Published: 2012

Rural and remote Australia suffers a severe, chronic shortage of a diverse range of health professionals. This is of major concern, because the people living in rural and remote Australia…

Indigenous peoples' livelihoods and emerging bush produce industries: recent experiences from Australia's arid zone

  • Author: White, J
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2012

This thesis details the experiences of Aboriginal people involved in a variety of bush produce

Clash of the paradigms: night patrols in remote central Australia

  • Author: Turner-Walker, Jennifer
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2012

remote settlement Patrols that informs this thesis. Some discussion of key reports and other

Planning across distance: remote housing and government intervention in Australia's Northern Territory

  • Author: Steyer, Matthew August
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Published: 2012

since met its housing and employment targets. However, this thesis will demonstrate that these

Processes for effective management: learning from agencies and Warlpiri people involved in managing the Northern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area, Australia

  • Author: Walker, J
  • Publisher: Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2011

Over the past three decades, protected area management has moved away from a strict preservation to a more socially orientated management ethos. This change is based on ideals such as…

Small Aboriginal enterprise in Australia: re-thinking the silent dichotomy of their uncomfortable two-world situation

  • Author: Moylan, Lousie
  • Publisher: University of Adelaide
  • Published: 2011

Small Aboriginal enterprises (SAE) are reported one way in academic research but assessed and supported in a different way by government. Research (for example on Indigenous business and entrepreneurship) does…

Rethinking connectedness: an investigation into the access of teacher professional learning in regional and remote Western Australia

  • Author: Broadley, Tania
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2011

Many teachers working in remote and regional areas have limited access to collegial support networks. This research aimed to examine the existing strategies that were being undertaken by the Department…

Exploring remote women's experiences of health and wellbeing: a grounded theory study in remote North-West Queensland, Australia

  • Author: Harvey, Desley Jan
  • Publisher: James Cook University
  • Published: 2011

constructivist epistemology and a critical ecological theoretical lens. The thesis begins with my

A Critical Analysis of Decision-making Protocols used in Approving a Commercial Mining License for the Beverley Uranium Mine in Adnyamathanha Country: Toward Effective Indigenous Participation in Caring for Cultural Resources

  • Author: Marsh, J
  • Publisher: The University of Adelaide
  • Published: 2011

An exploratory approach via a single case study is used in this thesis to better understand two

Living FIFO: The Experiences and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Western Australian Fly-in/fly-out Employees and Partners

  • Author: Sibbel, A.
  • Publisher: Edith Cowan University
  • Published: 2010

Using a concurrent multi-methods design employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies this study investigated the psychosocial wellbeing Western Australian fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) mining employees and their partners. The quantitative phase of…

Living FIFO: The Experiences and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Western Australian Fly-in/fly-out Employees and Partners

  • Author: Sibbel, Anne M.
  • Publisher: Edith Cowan University
  • Published: 2010

Using a concurrent multi-methods design employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies this study investigated the psychosocial wellbeing Western Australian fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) mining employees and their partners. The quantitative phase of…

See Me, Hear Me: From Teacher Belief and Pedagogy to Classroom Practice for Indigenous Students.

  • Author: Lovegrove, J
  • Publisher: Murdock University
  • Published: 2010

teachers a voice draws attention to their needs and concerns. Moreover, through this thesis, their combined

Domestic Tourists 4WDing in Central Australia: Implications for Desert Aboriginal People

  • Author: Jacobsen, D
  • Publisher: Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2010

The question of what being a domestic tourist might actually mean has attracted limited inquiry despite the volume of research dedicated to tourists and tourist experiences in the literature. The…

Understanding the impact of the inherited institutional environment on tourism innovation systems in resource dependent peripheries: a case study of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia

  • Author: Schmallegger, D.
  • Publisher: James Cook University
  • Published: 2010

The purpose of this dissertation is to use the theoretical foundations of the 'staples thesis' to

A study of the choice of owner-accountants to practice in regional and remote areas

  • Author: Carter, A.J.
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 2010

in the preparation of this thesis. Interview recordings were transcribed and analysed using the

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