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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…

Dialoguing in the Desert for Sustainable Development: Ambivalence, Hybridity and Representations of Indigenous People

  • Author: McGrath, Natalie
  • Publisher: Murdoch University
  • Published: 2007

will require dialogue. This thesis explores how institutional practice and discourse frames

What Makes an Aboriginal Council Successful? Case Studies of Aboriginal Community Government Performance in Far North Queensland

  • Author: Limerick, Michael
  • Publisher: Griffith University
  • Published: 2009

Improving Aboriginal community governance is increasingly recognised as pivotal to closing the gap in social and economic outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. The past decade has seen a shift…

The failure of Australian legislation on indirect discrimination to detect the systemic racism which prevents Aboriginal people from fully participating in the workforce

  • Author: de Plevitz, Loretta Ruth
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2000

unemployment rate for other Australians. This thesis aims to assess whether Australian indirect

The use and benefits of ebusiness to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres in 2014

  • Author: Bendor, Iris
  • Publisher: Southern Cross University
  • Published: 2014

Islander art centres. This thesis identifies the knowledge gaps in the field of ebusiness in

Exploring engagement between Indigenous communities and government: lessons for Country management

  • Author: Anderson-Smith, B
  • Publisher: ANU
  • Published: 2008

This thesis explores engagement between Indigenous communities and governments in the Australian

The augmented rural reality: how rural high school students’ decisions to pursue university study in digital media are ‘augmented’ by the role of life history and cultural capital.

  • Author: Turner, Krystle
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2018

influences include family, community, school and digital media. The thesis draws on 25 interviews conducted

Models of leadership in remote Aboriginal schools in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Nolen, Helen Maree
  • Publisher: Northern Territory University
  • Published: 1998

Aboriginalisation or localisation of leadership in schools in remote areas of the Northern Territory is becoming more widespread in this last decade of the second millennium. Emerging models or ways…

Retention of allied health professionals in rural and remote areas of South Australia

  • Author: Barney, Tania
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 1998

Around one third of all Australians live in rural and remote areas. People living in rural and remote areas tend to experience poorer health status than their metropolitan counterparts. Differences…

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…

Overseas trained doctors in rural and remote Australia: do they practise differently from Australian trained doctors?

  • Author: Laurence, Caroline Olivia May
  • Publisher: University of Adelaide
  • Published: 2007

Over the last seven years the recruitment of overseas trained doctors (OTDs) has formed a significant part of Australia’s policy to address the medical workforce issue of geographic maldistribution to…

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

Education of rural and remote general practitioners (GPs) in Australia on type 2 diabetes: impact of online continuing medical education on GPs’ knowledge, attitudes and practices and barriers to online learning

  • Author: Thepwongsa, Isaraporn
  • Publisher: Monash University
  • Published: 2014

Background: The gap between current and evidence-based management of type 2 diabetes is widely acknowledged in Australia. Therefore, there is a need to find effective strategies to encourage GP awareness…

Non-Shelter Outcomes of Housing: A Case Study of the Relationships between Housing and Children’s Schooling

  • Author: Young, P.
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2002

sample of public housing tenants and a smaller group of educators. This thesis begins with an

Development of an inventory to assess the moderating effects of cultural resilience with Aboriginal youth at risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal behaviours

  • Author: Westerman, T.
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2003

Bias in the assessment of Aboriginal youth experiencing mental health problems has long been recognised in the literature (Davidson, 1995; J.J Goodnow, 1988; Kearins, 1981). The basis of this bias…

To hunt and to hold: Martu Aboriginal people's uses and knowledge of their country, with implications for co-management in Karlamilyi (Rudall River) National Park and the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia

  • Author: Walsh, F
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2009

This ethnoecological study examines land uses by modern Martu Aboriginal people on their country. They occupy very remote settlements—Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji—in the Great and Little Sandy Deserts. In 1990,…

Evaluation of the Anticancer Potential of Plants Used as Traditional Medicines by Aboriginal People

  • Author: Savigni, Donna
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2010

Chapter 1. Aboriginal Australians maintain the oldest continuous culture on earth, and their wealth of phytochemical knowledge is largely unknown to the Western world. This study sought to tap into…

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

Shifting Sands: Transience, Mobility and the Politics of Community in a Remote Mining Town

  • Author: Pattenden, C.
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2005

Shifting Sands: Transience, Mobility and the Politics of Community in a Remote Mining Town

When the studio left the room: What do Wallace’s paintings and stories of the Eastern Arrernte homelands reveal?

  • Author: Lovell, Judith
  • Publisher: University of Canberra
  • Published: 2014

The work of this thesis is to construct an intercultural interface in which a sample of eighteen

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