Journal article

Community perspectives of complex trauma assessment for Aboriginal parents: ‘It's important, but how these discussions are held is critical’

This paper describes views of predominantly Aboriginal stakeholders regarding the relative importance of complex trauma assessment, and how to conduct these sensitive discussions with Aboriginal parents.
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).
Report

Kurruna Mwarre Ingkintja – Good Spirit Men’s Place research project report

This paper reports on the the research project Kurruna Mwarre Ingkintja – Good Spirit Men’s Place. The project was commissioned by the two organisations – Creating A Safe Supportive Environment and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
Report

Enhancing household energy efficiency in central Australia: analysis of the Alice Solar City initiative

During the past decade, Australian governments have widely promoted adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and energy efficient measures (EEMs) by households and businesses as a way to reduce reliance on grid - supplied energy and shift energy use outside peak periods. However, it is...
Report

Families and Schools Together (FAST) at Gillen Primary School

Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a family-strengthening program that helps build positive relationships between parents, schools and the broader community. At its core is an evidence-based eight week program designed to facilitate social support, greater parental self-efficacy, better child behaviour and improved educational outcomes...
Report

Women’s specialist domestic and family violence services: their responses and practices with and for Aboriginal women - final report

Despite the increasingly high profile of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australian society, surprisingly little is known in the public domain about the ways women’s specialist services provide help to the victims/survivors. When it comes to Aboriginal women, high rates of violence have been...
Journal article

What is Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?

‘Constitutional recognition’ has emerged as a dominant language through which Australians now debate what is owed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by the settler state. But what is it? There are different ways of answering that question, depending on the goal. If one’s...
Working paper

A conversation about energy futures for remote Australian communities

Remote Australia – an area that covers 85% of the continent but houses just 2.3% of its adult population (ABS 2014) – is considered distant from many markets and centres of power. Remote Australia’s social distance puts a premium on local knowledge and technical and...
Working paper

What do you really need to know? An overview of the challenges associated with the management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge by seed bank institutions

This working paper reports on the outcomes of a colloquium held in Canberra on 21 June 2014 at the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University. The colloquium was held to discuss the challenges associated with seed banking and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and...
Working paper

Transport systems in remote Australia: transport costs in remote communities

This report assesses transport costs in remote Australia at a community level and is aimed at community stakeholders and people involved in planning and operational community development activities. Travellers themselves do not have always clear knowledge of transport costs and may find useful information to...