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Indigenous temporary mobilities and service delivery in regional service centres: a West Kimberley case study

Indigenous Australians have often been described as highly mobile people - particularly in historical and remote 'wilderness' contexts. The literature paints a picture of regular, short-term population movement within and between desert, hinterland, and tropic regions of Australia, with significant implications for targeting and delivering...
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‘Can I just share my story?’

This research report looks into the experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote and regional locations, with a particular focus on different types of experiences, cultural sensitivities which surround this abuse, and how women can best be supported.
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Regional change in the Indigenous population: Early results from the 2006 Census

Illuminating some of the gaps in social and economic participation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians due, in part, to geography, this paper presents the preliminary findings of a regional analysis of recent change in Indigenous population and social indicators between 2001 and 2006.The new Federal...
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2011 Census papers: disability

The rate of disability in the Indigenous population is substantially higher than the rate for the Australian population as a whole. Despite the relatively high rates of disability experienced by the Indigenous population there has been surprisingly little research in this area to date. This...
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Indigenous participation in regional labour markets, 2001-06

This paper examines the extent to which Indigenous Australians have shared in the large expansion of the Australian workforce that is revealed by a comparison of 2001 and 2006 census results.
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Effectiveness of traineeships and apprenticeships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

Among those enrolled in apprenticeships and traineeships, Indigenous students are more likely to be participating in courses of study leading to lower qualifications, according to this report. Summary What we know Indigenous Australians, particularly females, are more likely than the rest of the population to...
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Income, work and education: insights for closing the gap in urban Australia

Existing analysis of the Closing the Gap outcomes is limited by the lack of adequate wage data for Indigenous Australians. This paper attempts to redress this situation by using a geography recently developed by the ABS - Significant Urban Areas - to document the crucial...
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Towards a gender-related index for Indigenous Australians

There has been extensive research into the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous outcomes but very little of this has adopted a gender perspective. Using 2006 Census data, Yap and Biddle explore the development of a similar gender-related index as a tool to enable a relative...
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A spatial divide? Trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001

Rachel Lloyd, Mandy Yap and Ann Harding examine trends in income for different regions of Australia between 1996 and 2001, using census data. Most regions and states experienced strong income growth during the five years, although incomes in the capital cities remained much higher than...
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The geographic distribution of Indigenous disability

The rate of disability in the Indigenous population is substantially higher than for the Australian population as a whole. Despite the relatively high rates of disability experienced by the Indigenous population, there is surprisingly little research which provides basic descriptive information on where those Indigenous...