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Changing patterns of migration to Australia's Northern Territory: Evidence of new forms of escalator migration to frontier regions?

Building on Fielding's idea of escalator regions as places where young people migrate (often temporarily) to get rapid career advancement, this paper proposes a new perspective on 'escalator migration' as it applies to frontier or remote regions in particular. Life events, their timing and iterations...
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Evaluation of an Aboriginal empowerment program

The Tangentyere Family WellBeing course was held in Alice Springs between March 1998 and April 1999 in response to increased suicides and attempted suicides among Aboriginal youth in Alice Springs and the surrounding region. A personal empowerment course designed to assist people to take greater...
Report

Evaluation of the Nyirranggulung East Katherine Nutrition Project

The Nyirranggulung Nutrition Project is a joint project between the The Fred Hollows Foundation and the Jawoyn Association in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory. The project aims to increase nutrition knowledge and the availability of affordable and nutritious foods in order to improve...
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Culture at the centre of community based aged care in a remote Australian Indigenous setting: a case study of the development of Yuendumu Old People's Programme

Yuendumu is a Warlpiri Aboriginal community 300 km north west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Since emerging from the welfare period in the early 1970s, a range of services have evolved with the aim of developing a comprehensive community based aged care service. In...
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Does the type of job matter?: Recruitment to Australia's Northern Territory

The aim of this paper is to synthesise three separate but similar studies into the motivations of accountants, engineers, and nurses to come to Australia's Northern Territory. Gordon's job structures model and the labour force development implications of staples thesis are to be used to...
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East Arnhem Land Business Development Approach: an interim review of IBA's approach to developing small businesses in East Arnhem Land

The East Arnhem Land Business Development Approach is a pilot business model for developing and supporting small businesses in remote Indigenous communities. To date, it has been implemented in several communities in the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory.
Report

Communication and cultural knowledge in Aboriginal health care: a review of two subprograms of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health's Indigenous Health and Education Research program

The information and the three papers presented in this publication report on the review of the two subprograms Health Priorities and Communication of Health Information, and Cross-Cultural Education for Non-Aboriginal People conducted by the author during the first half of 1998. The papers are: Communication...
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Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia

Introduction: Understanding health inequity is necessary for addressing the disparities in health outcomes in many populations, including the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This report investigates the links between Indigenous health outcomes and socioeconomic disadvantage in the Northern Territory of Australia (NT). Methods...
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What community broadcasters should know about the Northern Territory intervention and what they can do about it

Jim Remedio, the new chair of the Australian Indigenous Communications Association, argues that the appointment of managers over community councils in remote communities is in direct conflict with the licence conditions which Indigenous community licensees must adhere to.
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Indigenous health and education: exploring the connections

The study which is the subject of this report was initiated to provide a greater opportunity for Indigenous people themselves to develop and articulate their own theories about the relationship between their education and health. This was to provide the basis from which practical strategies...