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Rural and remote communities

NARROWER TERMS
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...
Report

The impacts of specialisation and diversification on Australia's mid-sized towns

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.
Report

National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy: final report

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.
Report

Education in remote and complex environments

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.
Submission

Inquiry into food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities: joint submission

Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APO NT) offers recommendations addressing issues of food security and the higher cost of food in remote Aboriginal communities.