Northern Territory

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2017

The Northern Territory Government is seeking input for the development of a Digital Territory Strategy. This discussion paper has been prepared to guide feedback and to continue the conversation with government on where we all should focus our efforts.

In this digital age reliance on...

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Journal article

15 Aug 2017

Background: The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Northern Territory (NT), anecdotal reports suggest that the...

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Discussion paper

01 Aug 2017

Relative to wages, the cost of alcohol has reduced considerably in the Northern Territory (NT) over the past 20 years. Lower prices and the resulting increase in demand has contributed to unacceptable levels of harm in the community. With rates arguably among the highest in the world, the harm...

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Report

27 Jul 2017

The crocodile industry is a unique industry in many respects. For example, it involves farming one of the world’s oldest, least understood and most dangerous predators. It requires collecting (or ‘ranching’) eggs from wild crocodile nests using helicopters to drop in people, or needing to walk...

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Report

20 Jun 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Northern Land Council in fulfilling its responsibilities and obligations under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, Native Title Act 1993 and Public Governance,...

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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...

Audio program

23 Apr 2017

In Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley, the Hazelwood brown coal mine is closed.

In the Northern Territory’s Top End, the Ranger uranium mine is due to shut down in four years time.

Different mines, same problem – what’s the plan for safe and productive post-mining landscapes?

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Research report

29 Mar 2017

Despite the increasingly high profile of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australian society, surprisingly little is known in the public domain about the ways women’s specialist services provide help to the victims/survivors. When it comes to Aboriginal women, high rates of violence have...

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Research report

27 Mar 2017

In mid-2013, Swinburne University of Technology set out to increase Indigenous participation in higher education using online learning platforms and new methods of student support. More than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students participated in the ...

Journal

14 Mar 2017

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In 2007, Australia’s Commonwealth Government took a dramatic new approach to the governance of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ aimed to combat abuse and violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching...

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Research report

14 Mar 2017

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This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory. The Australian Government funded these programs and the Northern Territory Government...

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Research report

14 Mar 2017

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This is the second report on oral health services funded by the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program and the Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment Oral Health Program (NTRAI OHP). It covers the period from July 2012 to December...

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Briefing paper

01 Mar 2017

This is a one page policy brief resulting from a NHMRC project Lessons from the Best. Six continuously highly improving (CQI) Indigenous primary health care services were studied in partnership with the servie and key policy agents. The results about the factors supporting continuous quality...

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Briefing paper

20 Feb 2017

The purpose of this paper is to facilitate a discussion between the panel and Territorians about the Terms of Reference by identifying the potential risks of the hydraulic fracturing of...

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Journal article

30 Jan 2017

The history of compensation determinations under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) is not a positive one for native title claimants. In the 19 years from the enactment of the NTA until the 2013 decision De Rose v State of South Australia there had been 37 compensation applications filed...

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Audio program

06 Dec 2016

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been told Aboriginal people need to be given control of corrections system reforms.

The author of a scathing report about the Territory's corrections system has finished his second day of...

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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...

Research report

15 Nov 2016

A number of incidents involving escapes and incidents within youth detention, and public criticisms regarding prisoners with open ratings having access to the community, resulted in the appointment of a new Commissioner for Correctional Services and the subsequent establishment of this review to...

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Research report

08 Nov 2016

A 2015 study by the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) (Hassan, 2015) indicated that Australian Muslims represent 2.2% of the total population. With this figure, Islam is the third largest religion in the country after Christianity and Buddhism and the second...

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Research report

15 Sep 2016

In February 2012, the consultant was engaged by the NT Department of Justice to undertake a review of Community Courts. 

Community Courts began as a formal pilot project in 2005 within the NT Court of Summary Jurisdiction under the direction of the then Chief Magistrate, Hugh...

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