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Breaking My Country's Heart

Yamaji writer and painter Charmaine Green explores the impact of mining on the Aboriginal arts industry in a Western Australia rural coastal community with particular emphasis on tensions created from a mining-initiated Aboriginal art exhibition held in Perth called Good Heart.
Report

Building the Peel's digital future

The Peel region is one of the fastest growing and most geographically diverse regions of Western Australia. The five local governments of the Peel are determined to build a prosperous, socially inclusive and sustainable future for their communities. The advent of the National Broadband Network...
Report

Climate adaption in regional mining values chains: A case-study of the Goldfields-Esperance Region, Western Australia

Climate change poses a potential range of threats and opportunities for mining regions around Australia. Recent studies have suggested that mine operations as well as the related infrastructure, businesses and communities associated with mining, may be affected by flooding, drought, bushfires, storms, and sea level...
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Diversity: the fibre of a vibrant rural town in Western Australia: Nannup

The article focuses on an ethnographic study on the rural town of Nannup in Western Australia. The three broad phases of interaction and development of the rural town were discussed such as the confrontation of differences during 1970s, mutual beneficial encounters in the 1980s and...
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Do history and geography matter? Regional unemployment dynamics in a resource-dependent economy: evidence from Western Australia, 1984-2011

Conceptual and methodological differences notwithstanding, both the 'new' economic geography and evolutionary economic geography insist that both history and geography matter when accounting for the changing spatial distribution of economic activities. To date, discourse has been conducted largely at a theoretical level, with few attempts...
Report

Evaluation of the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management and Voluntary Income Management measures in Western Australia: report

In 2008 the Australian Government implemented a trial of two separate measures of income management in Western Australia - the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management (CPSIM) and the Voluntary Income Management (VIM). The trials were conducted in the remote Kimberley region and in metropolitan...
Report

Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004

The results of an evaluative case study undertaken as part of the Australian Government's Stronger Families and Communities Strategy are presented in this report. The report assesses the achievements in the implementation and effectiveness of the Strategy in addressing the local issues of social isolation...
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Experiencing "change" from within: situating the transition to primary health care in a remote Australian context

The transition to primary health care (PHC) is often described in an idealized manner, which either ignores or obscures the experiences associated with its implementation at the local level. By adopting an anthropological perspective, this article highlights some of these experiences and the context within...
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Comparative analysis of rural community pharmacy practice in Western Australia in 2002 and 2006

Background: Data are lacking on the characteristics of rural and remote community pharmacies in Western Australia (WA). Aim: To analyse characteristics of community pharmacies and pharmacists in rural WA in 2006 and to compare these with the results of a national survey conducted in 2002...
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Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

This study examines whether the use of swimming pools can reduce the high prevalence of infections among children in remote Aboriginal communities. The communities of Jigalong and Mugarinya, in Western Australia, had public swimming pools installed in 2000, which were managed by the Royal Life...