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Conference paper

100 kids, a green shed, endless red dirt and a few stray camels: reconsidering health in the heart of Australia

In 2005 the author was employed as a youth worker in a remote Northern Territory community. In this paper she makes observations about the level of disadvantage evident in the community. She describes the early life experiences and health status of the community, and problems...
Discussion paper

Territory 2030: fresh ideas, real results - draft strategy

Following six months of consultation the Territory 2030 Steering Committee has produced the draft Territory 2030 strategy. The Steering Committee is now seeking comment and feedback on the draft via community meetings and online (0).
Briefing paper

Outstations/homelands policy

As part of its "Working futures" policy the NT government has announced that services to outstations/homelands will in most cases involve a form of remote delivery, based from the closest or most accessible hub town.

Our home, our homeland: community engagement report

In September 2007 the Northern Territory Government took over responsibility for the delivery of municipal and essential services to Territory outstations starting 1 July 2008. The following report outlines the key outcomes from a series of community engagement meetings and makes 20 recommendations to the...

Future directions for the Northern Territory Emergency Response

In its interim response, the Government said it would introduce legislation into the Parliament in October 2009 to remove the provisions in the current NTER Acts that exclude the operation of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA). On 21 May 2009 the Government released this...
Journal article

The Blue Mud Bay case: Refractions through saltwater country

This paper contrasts settler Australian and Yolngu ways of conceptualising and giving meaning to the bodies of salt water that settler Australians call 'seas' and 'oceans'.
Journal article

Aboriginal Health is Improving

Research shows that Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory is improving though the pattern of change is not uniform from year to year, across all regions, or in every disease group. Some strategies are suggested which aim at working towards improved access to health services...
Journal article

Abra-Cadastre - Now You See Them - Now You Don't: Improving Statistical Data and Geography in the Northern Territory of Australia

The paper describes how some of the existing statistical classifications and definitions used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) hide or minimise the extent of disadvantage experienced in remote and sparsely populated areas of Australia. The ASGC Remoteness Classification, SEIFA Indices and definition of...

Experimental life tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2005–2007

Life expectancy at birth of Indigenous Australians was 67.2 years for men and 72.9 years for women for 2005–2007, according to experimental figures released by the ABS. The ABS reported that the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men is 11.5 years lower...
Journal article

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...