Northern Territory--Alice Springs

Article

11 Aug 2017

Australians living in big cities are used to seeing great value offers for travel to exotic locations. But regional Australia seems to miss out.

In an episode of Q&A broadcast from Alice Springs on July 3, guest Dale McIver of Tourism Central Australia suggested "it's cheaper to fly...

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Case study

02 Jun 2015

This report on Renal Case Studies is complemented by reports on four others: Cardiac, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together (MTWT) project. It describes the ways...

Case study

02 Jun 2015

This report on Cardiac Case Studies is complemented by four others: Renal, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys (MTWT) Study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together project. These case studies describe the...

Case study

02 Jun 2015

This report on Rural and Remote Sites Case Studies is complemented by reports on four others: Renal, Cardiac, Maternity, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together (MTWT) project. This publication...

Research report

02 Jun 2015

Managing Two Worlds Together: Improving the Aboriginal Patient Journey

Health care is delivered in specialised segments, but mostly succeeds or fails as a package. Tracking patients’ experience, or journey, through the system is an effective way to evaluate how and why...

Audio interview

27 Jan 2015

In 1980 ANU security expert Des Ball published, A Suitable Piece of Real Estate, about American installations in Australia. These military and intelligence bases are the cornerstone of the Australian/US defence relationship. 

Over 30 years later, there are calls for a renewed...

Research report

01 Nov 2013

In 2011 Tangentyere Council commissioned the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) to undertake a comprehensive and independent Post Occupancy Evaluation of Town Camp housing work done under the Commonwealth’s Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program. The research was...

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30 May 2013

Executive summary

This project focused upon adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs. It particularly examined...

Evaluation

Report

18 May 2013

The Holding Children Together Service, funded by the Communities for Children initiative and the Alice Springs Transformation Plan, has been developed as an innovative service designed to fill an identified gap in therapeutic service provision for young children in Alice Springs who have...

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09 May 2013

The NT government’s abolition of the Banned Drinkers Register has divided opinion in Central Australia, writes Eleanor Hogan in Inside Story.

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Article

12 Dec 2012

Introduction

Desmond Ball’s labours through four decades to elucidate the character of United States defence and intelligence facilities in Australia, to document the evidence, test the balance of benefits and dangers to both national security and human security, and then...

Evaluation

Report

20 Jun 2012

With funding from the Transforming Alice Springs initiative, the Department for Children and Families (DCF) have established family group conferencing (FGC) for families of Aboriginal children where abuse and neglect has been substantiated to reduce the need for child protection matters to be...

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Journal article

20 Jan 2012

The 2010 prosecution of five white men in Alice Springs following the death of an Aboriginal man resulted in their conviction on manslaughter and subsequent sentencing to custodial terms of up to six years each. This article reviews the circumstances of the death and its aftermath to question...

Audio program

21 Sep 2011

Remember a time before the internet? Some of you might... But in Papunya, a remote Aboriginal community in the central Australian desert, people are just getting connected.

The small town has a chequered past, it was the birthplace for the iconic Western Desert Art Movement...

Research report

24 Jun 2011

The paper explains how the vote counting system used in Northern Territory local government leads to very poor electoral outcomes which concentrate representation rather than spread it.

It discusses how, in the case of Alice Springs, this has produced a narrowly based...

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25 Feb 2011

Concern about crime in Alice Springs came to a head at a public meeting this week. In Inside Story, Kieran Finnane reports on a debate that took some unexpected turns

“I KNOW we got big problems.” It was an understatement that might have drawn jeers...

Research report

21 Jul 2008

This report compares infection-related mortality rates and pathogens isolated for Indigenous and non-Indigenous adult patients at Alice Springs Hospital - ASH. It finds that Indigenous patients at ASH are 11 times more likely than non-Indigenous patients to die with an infectious disease. This...

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13 Oct 2004

Will Sanders analyses 2001 Census data relating to Indigenous people living in the Alice Springs town camps as compared to three other population groups: Indigenous people in the rest of Alice Springs, non-Indigenous people in Alice Springs and Indigenous people living in the outlying...

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Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a family-strengthening program that helps build positive relationships between parents, schools and the broader community. At its core is an evidence-based eight week program designed to facilitate social support, greater parental self-efficacy, better...

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During the past decade, Australian governments have widely promoted adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and energy efficient measures (EEMs) by households and businesses as a way to reduce reliance on grid - supplied energy and shift energy use outside peak periods. However, it is...