Rural and remote communities

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Report

WSAA preliminary report: improving water services to remote First Nations communities

In 2021, WSAA commissioned Eric Vanweydeveld to review remote water services in Australia, and to recommend ways to close the gap in the delivery of safe drinking water, including water quality and water security. This report outlines the preliminary findings.
Report

Simplifying the system or deepening poverty? The new Remote Rent Framework in the Northern Territory

In this paper, the authors outline their understanding of the new Rental Rebate Policy as it is described in Northern Territory government documents. They also discuss some potential adverse consequences that may arise from its implementation.
Report

Mapping the digital gap: Wilcannia, NSW community outcomes report

Based on 67 surveys and 25 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the summary findings from that initial visit and highlights the digital inclusion challenges that Wilcannia currently confronts.
Conference paper

Bondi to Byron: the diverging experiences of rental and home-buyer markets in urban and regional NSW during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper examines the diverging stories of the COVID-19 pandemic inspired impact on Greater Sydney and the Rest of NSW’s rental and home-buyer markets through a multi-scale data analysis approach that triangulates tourist activity, investor sales, and property/rental prices
Discussion paper

Rebalancing the nation: regionalisation consultation paper

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) believes the creation of a National Regionalisation Framework will draw together common priorities for supporting a stronger regional Australia. This consultation paper kicks off the process for developing the framework. It sets out five themes which the RAI has identified...
Report

The future of regional newspapers in a digital world

Regional newspapers have been challenged for more than a decade by loss of revenue, loss of talent and rising costs that have forced many to permanently close their doors. The recommendations made in this report are an important starting point to address the ongoing viability...
Discussion paper

Remote Indigenous housing requires ongoing policy focus: submission to the Review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

This paper identifies remote Indigenous housing as a structural gap in the nation’s overarching housing policies. It reproduces a submission to the current Productivity Commission review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) which argues for a much stronger focus to be placed upon...
Report

Rural, regional and remote roundtable on health service access report

A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers, facilitated in December 2021 by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has resulted in a number of recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote...
Report

Remote housing in the Northern Territory

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s administration of funding for remote housing in the Northern Territory.
Report

'You going to uni?' Exploring how people from regional, rural and remote areas navigate into and through higher education

This report, by 2020 NCSEHE Equity Fellow, Dr Janine Delahunty, recommends engaging students from regional, rural and remote areas to identify their challenges, strengths and hopes for the future, to improve their educational outcomes.
Report

Renewables offer economic development potential for Indigenous communities

Australia’s electricity and energy industries are transitioning in response to political, policy financial and consumer forces calling for actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and human impacts on climate change. This paper provides context to the renewable opportunity, outlining Indigenous people’s current interactions with renewable...
Report

Sustainable Indigenous housing in regional and remote Australia

This research explores what is required for sustainable Indigenous housing in remote Australia to deliver positive health outcomes, so that housing stock is maintained at high levels and is designed with climate change in mind.
Report

'Supported, educated and understood'

This report aims to shine a light on the everyday lives of regional, rural and remote young people, their strengths and challenges, their mental health, and the impact ReachOut has in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
Report

Rural Outreach Program Evaluation end of year report 2020

This evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the Rural Outreach Program and makes recommendations regarding its future development. This report presents data collected between 1 January 2019 to 31 January 2021 inclusive.
Discussion paper

New Remote Engagement Program: discussion paper

The Australian government is reforming the way employment services are delivered to people living in remote Australia. This discussion paper has been released to invite public comment to help shape the design of a new remote engagement program. This program will replace the existing Community...
Discussion paper

Remote access: guiding principles for a new livelihood and work program in remote Indigenous Australia

Consultations are beginning around the future of social security payments in remote Australia. This discussion paper assesses what has gone wrong with the existing Community Development Program, and argues that Australia needs to consider a more effective, caring and creative approach to supporting the health...
Guide

Yarning about sad news and sorry business

This toolkit, developed in collaboration with Health Consumers Queensland, gathers insights and perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Queensland on engagement and consultation processes in relation to palliative care.
Fact sheet

Suicide in rural and remote Australia

This fact sheet outlines some key statistics regarding suicide in in rural and remote areas.
Fact sheet

Mental health in rural and remote Australia

People in rural areas face a range of stressors unique to living outside major cities. This fact sheet outlines some key statistics regarding mental health in rural and remote communities.
Discussion paper

Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools

This publication is an edited version of Noel Pearson’s speech at the Centre for Independent Studies event ‘Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools’, held in Sydney on 18 May 2021.