Remote communities

Research report

15 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong...

Research report

29 May 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in very remote parts of Australia are increasingly participating in vocational education and training (VET); however, completion rates remain low and employment outcomes are not improving. This project identifies how retention and completion can be improved...

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Audio program

20 May 2017

The art of remote Australia is often the wallpaper in the background when corporate giants do their pieces to camera in TV news bulletins or live crosses.

Even politicians don't mind being filmed against those vibrant, shimmering canvases with their waterholes, dreaming tracks and...

Strategy

19 May 2017

The NSW Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) services play a vital role in the wellbeing and development of children and young people. In recognition of this, the Regional and Remote ECE...

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Research report

09 May 2017

The ACMA undertook quantitative research in 2016 to examine the role of AM radio in the contemporary communications environment. Radio in the bushA study of radio listening in remote Western Australia explores the radio listening habits of people living in remote and very...

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Research report

30 Apr 2017

On 21st–22nd November 2016, the ACFID Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community of Practice hosted a forum in Canberra entitled Stories of Change through Effective Development Practice. The ninety participants included community representatives, development practitioners, academics and...

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Research report

27 Mar 2017

The concept of Human Capital describes the skills and capacities that reside in people that are put to productive use. It represents the value of the skills, knowledge, talents and abilities of people and their potential to drive innovation and economic growth.

Although natural...

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Research report

23 Feb 2017

This study is aimed at improving the safety, comfort, productivity and energy efficiency of enterprise buildings in remote communities. Two building types, besser block and steel frame, were investigated in both hot arid and hot humid climate zones of northern Australia.

Key outcomes and...

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Commentary

Article

16 Dec 2016

"Abolishing CDEP was a well-intentioned mistake and CDP is our attempt to atone for it.” So said Tony Abbott in a recent exchange with journalist Amos Aikman in the Australian. CDEP was the Community Development Employment Projects scheme, which replaced unemployment benefits in a growing number...

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Research report

21 Nov 2016

The shortage of housing in remote communities, and their deteriorated condition, has long been associated with high levels of crowding, homelessness and serious health and social problems affecting the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. A contributing factor to poor housing standards was the...

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Research report

21 Nov 2016

In September 2015, the Swinburne Institute for Social Research commenced a two-year research project on safety and wellbeing as it relates to communication technologies, in remote Aboriginal communities and towns in the Northern Territory (NT). This report provides an overview of findings from...

Website

17 Oct 2016

These single page community profiles are based on a project  from 2012, when the National Judicial College of Australia, through its National Indigenous Justice Committee, funded a project to create a resource that could be used to inform courts and lawyers about many of the distinct Aboriginal...

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Research report

15 Sep 2016

The expansion of the unconventional oil and gas industry into the Channel Country is a relatively new development. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the proliferation of new oil and gas fields in the region will detract from its natural values. The proposed exploitation of shale and...

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13 Sep 2016

I was appointed on 11 February 2016 by the Hon Tony Grant MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, to review aspects of the amendments (the Amendments) made to the Liquor Regulation 2008 (NSW) by the Liquor Amendment Act 2014 (the Amendment Act).

The review is undertaken on three...

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Commentary

Article

02 Sep 2016

When the WA government issued a draft of its first independent policy on Aboriginal development (Resilient Families, Strong Communities: A Roadmap for Regional and Remote Aboriginal Communities) in mid July, it signalled the final act in a drama that began with the failure of WA land...

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Research report

17 Aug 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are under-serviced by digital technologies, with indigenous Australians being 69% less likely than non-indigenous people to have any Internet connection and are about half as likely to have broadband access. This 'digital divide' contributes to...

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Policy

31 Jul 2016

Western Australia is undergoing a social and economic transformation fuelled by global demand, international migration and investment in the capital city and regions. A significant and historic gap remains between the life outcomes of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal West Australians. Generally,...

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Working paper

26 Jul 2016

The Pathways Project was one of 12 research projects of the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP), which is managed by Ninti One Limited. The project began in 2012 and was completed in June 2016.

The research project was guided by the following questions...

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Commentary

Article

08 Jul 2016

Aurukun School in Cape York, far north Queensland, closed in May this year after a series of violent episodes directed at teaching staff. The school is one of the Cape York Academy schools operating under the stewardship of prominent Indigenous leader, Noel Pearson.

Pearson was given...

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Research report

05 Jul 2016

The Aurukun campus (the school) of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) is the hub of the Aurukun community. The teachers and staff of the school are dedicated and motivated by a collective desire to ensure the children of Aurukun become successful learners. Collectively, all...

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