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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
This report examines the impacts of economic specialisation and diversification on Australia’s mid-sized towns. For the purposes of this project, mid-sized towns include all settlements with a population of 5,000 to 50,000 persons.
This strategy document is the culmination of a detailed literature review, public submissions and responses to a series of issues papers, face-to-face consultations around Australia, and analysis of available data and evidence.
While online education has the potential to bridge gaps in education access, it is no substitute for in-classroom teaching. This inquiry examined how education meets the learning needs of students in regional, rural and remote communities, and how barriers in education can be overcome.
An exploration of the experiences of GP registrar supervisors in small rural communities: a qualitative study
This article explores what makes rural GPs’ based outside of major regional centres, participate in supervising or not, their experiences of supervising, and impact of their practice context.
This paper considers the implications of COVID-19 during the early stages – or ‘first wave’ – of the 2020 pandemic, in relation to the enduring urban/rural dichotomy within high-income economies.