Rural and remote communities

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Report

Issues facing providers of social care at home to older rural residents

This paper explores the extent to which older people in rural areas have the opportunity to access high quality social care at home, supporting them to live independent healthy and fulfilling lives. It focuses in particular on the challenges presented to council commissioners of home...
Report

Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

This guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life.
Working paper

Trends in social security receipt among Indigenous Australians: evidence from household surveys 1994–2015

This paper uses data from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Surveys to examine trends in social security receipt among the Indigenous population between 1994 and 2014/15, as well as documenting the declining receipt of Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) wages.
Article

Friday essay: voices from the bush – how lockdown affects remote Indigenous communities differently

This article explores what self-isolation, social distancing means for one of Australia’s most remote Aboriginal communities, and how these communities cope with viral vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Measuring progress in Queensland's remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This paper provides a first step at measuring and communicating progress in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities. The framework in this paper is intended to illustrate an approach to measuring progress that can be further subdivided to provide a more detailed analysis of the key drivers...
Guide

COVID-19 toolkit

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) COVID-19 Toolkit has been developed to assist KAMS remote clinics, Kimberley Renal Services and Headspace Broome in planning and responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Policy report

Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: perspectives on public policy

This resource is a compilation of eight short papers that have been written during the rapid escalation of the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Remote area tax concessions and payments: report

This report looks at the effects of the zone tax offset, remote area allowance and remote area concessions for fringe benefits tax on people and businesses in remote areas. The report makes recommendations on whether these remote area tax concessions and payments should continue and...
Report

Where are the safe places? Safety mapping with Town Campers in Alice Springs

The purpose of this report is to relay the views of the participants about the safety issues on their Town Camps and what is needed to improve Town Camp safety to stakeholders, including participants, community centre staff, and Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC).
Commentary

Antibiotic resistance is an even greater challenge in remote Indigenous communities

This article addresses the antibiotic resistance in remote Indigenous communities needing to be a part of the ongoing effort to close the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.