Rural and remote communities

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Report

Proposed actions for alcohol related harm in central Australian communities

This report recommends that the NT Government, with the help and partnership of the Commonwealth, acts to implement immediate restrictions for takeaway alcohol on town camps and nearby remote communities.
Report

Mapping the digital gap: Galiwin'ku, East Arnhem Land NT community outcomes report 2022

Other authors
Yungirrna Bukulatjpi, Cyril Bukulatjpi
This report is intended to assist local and regional agencies, including Yalu, East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC) and Northern Land Council, to better understand the key barriers to digital inclusion in Galiwin’ku. It is designed to provide a basis for a local digital inclusion plan...
Report

Remote communities: improving access to essential services

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia advocates for policy reform across all of Australia’s infrastructure. This report sets out an ambitious reform agenda to transform infrastructure service delivery in remote communities across water, energy and telecommunications.
Discussion paper

Future delivery of foundation skills training in remote Australia: discussion paper - December 2022

This discussion paper outlines current Australian government support for foundation skills training in remote areas. The paper has been prepared to seek public views on how training delivery can be strengthened.
Report

A student-centred approach: understanding higher education pathways through co-design

This report illustrates how both participant-generated ideas can help reform policy and practice, and how the use of participatory design may facilitate improvement in engagement and communication between government, higher education institutions, industry, schools and communities.
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Mapping the digital gap: Yuelamu, Northern Territory community outcomes report 2022

Based on 37 surveys and 12 stakeholder interviews, this report outlines the initial findings from the researchers' initial 2022 visit, and highlights the current access and use of media, telecommunications and online services, as well as the digital inclusion and service delivery challenges in Yuelamu...
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Food security and Indigenous mental health

This report explores the extent and impact of food insecurity on the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including efforts to address food insecurity.
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Mapping the digital gap: Tennant Creek, Barkley region, Northern Territory community outcomes report 2022

Based on 44 surveys and 13 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the findings from the researchers' initial 2022 visit, and highlights the current access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Tennant Creek and across...
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Closing the water for people and communities gap: improving water services to First Nations remote communities

The Water Services Association of Australia initiated this review of remote water services to elevate the issues in the national conversation, and to recommend ways to close the gap in the delivery of safe drinking water, including water quality and water security.
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Mapping the digital gap: Erub (Darnley Island), Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait) Queensland community outcomes report 2022

This report is intended to assist TSIMA, TSIRC and community agencies to better understand the key barriers to digital inclusion in Erub, assist in identifying communications infrastructure and program needs, and support planning and advocacy with government and industry stakeholders.
Journal article

What, if anything, has changed over the past 10 years for people with intellectual disabilities and their families in regional, rural, and remote geographic areas?

This editorial considers research undertaken over the past 10 years, to reflect on what a now fully operational NDIS has changed regarding contemporary service delivery and access issues for people with intellectual disabilities in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia.
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Mapping the digital gap - background paper: project objectives, context and methods

The 'Mapping the Digital Gap' project involves working with remote First Nations communities to measure and track changes in digital inclusion levels and media use within each community over three years, from 2022–2024. This working paper sets out the project’s approach, covering its main objectives...
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Mapping the digital gap: Wujal Wujal, Queensland community outcomes report 2022

Based on 41 surveys and 21 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the findings from an initial visit and highlights the current access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Wujal Wujal and surrounding communities.
Report

The Territory Gap: comparing Australia’s remote Indigenous communities

The major finding of this research is that the Northern Territory has the worst economic outcomes for Indigenous people in remote or very remote locations of any state or territory in Australia by some margin.
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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.
Fact sheet

Cancer in rural Australia

This fact sheet outlines some key statistics regarding cancer and patient health outcomes in rural and remote areas.
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...
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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.