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Rural and remote communities

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Journal article

Identifying environmental determinants relevant to health and wellbeing in remote Australian Indigenous communities: a scoping review of grey literature

This research identifies built and socio-political environmental indicators from publicly available grey literature documents locally relevant to remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
Report

"On the radar": supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged students in regional and remote Australia

This research investigates university students’ perspectives on mental wellbeing and their insights into proactive approaches that they found supportive during their university studies. In particular, the research focuses on mature-aged students who live in, or come from, regional and remote areas in Australia.
Report

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020

The main purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Report

Confronting Indigenous educational disadvantage: a Kimberley perspective

This analysis documents the challenges faced on the ground by educators in Western Australia’s Kimberley Region, as well as the lessons being learned by a current initiative providing intensive training and professional development across 24 schools.
Report

Connecting on Country

This report examines the experiences of Indigenous students living in remote areas during 2020, and the issues they continue to face around digital connectivity.
Report

Remote Indigenous communications review

This report was commissioned by ACCAN in June 2020 to undertake a review of programs to support telecommunications and internet access in remote Indigenous communities, and any gaps or outstanding needs identified by community stakeholders.
Policy report

Worlds apart: remote Indigenous disadvantage in the context of wider Australia

Remote and very remote Indigenous communities have become victims of a ‘wicked problem’. This paper analyses a wide range of data from locations and communities across Australia. While it cannot be said the issues identified are exclusive to Indigenous communities, it is clear that Indigenous...
Position paper

Preventing agriculture driven deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems

This paper outlines strategies for stopping deforestation (and other forms of ecosystem conversion) in vulnerable tropical regions. These include our commitment to centre sustainable livelihood opportunities and human rights through bottom-up approaches that support rural communities as ecosystem stewards.
Journal article

School-based prevention in very remote settings

This preliminary study aimed to test the feasibility of processes and methods of data-gathering, the reliability of youth self-report measures, and to identify the direction of effects for an evaluation of a longer-term pilot of the curriculum.
Report

How far do people move to access aged care?

If people who need care can access that care close to where they live, it can be easier for them to maintain social connection with family and friends, and receive informal support from these people. This paper examines estimates of the drive distance and time...