Alice Springs

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

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...
Report

Managing two worlds together stage 3: improving Aboriginal patient journeys - study report

Managing Two Worlds Together: Improving the Aboriginal Patient Journey Health care is delivered in specialised segments, but mostly succeeds or fails as a package. Tracking patients’ experience, or journey, through the system is an effective way to evaluate how and why the package works –...
Case study

Managing two worlds together stage 3: improving Aboriginal patient journeys - rural and remote sites case studies

This report on Rural and Remote Sites Case Studies is complemented by reports on four others: Renal, Cardiac, Maternity, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together (MTWT) project. This...
Case study

Managing two worlds together stage 3: improving Aboriginal patient journeys - renal sites case studies

This report on Renal Case Studies is complemented by reports on four others: Cardiac, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together (MTWT) project. It...
Case study

Managing Two Worlds Together Stage 3

This report on Cardiac Case Studies is complemented by four others: Renal, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys (MTWT) Study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together project. These case studies...
Working paper

The dynamics of services, housing, jobs and mobility in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in central Australia

The mobility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has long been seen as posing challenges for policymakers, by being a factor that contributes to inferior educational, employment and housing outcomes and that generally frustrates mainstream models of service delivery. However, in empirical terms, very...
Working paper

A conversation about energy futures for remote Australian communities – theory and detailed workshop findings

This research developed a collaborative understanding of how alternative energy-related practices may impact on the future liveability of selected communities in remote Australia, focusing on housing and transport. By collaborative understanding, we mean understanding that emerges from a participatory research process. We developed a methodology...
Working paper

A conversation about energy futures for remote Australian communities – summary and analysis of workshop findings

The ‘Energy futures in remote Australian communities’ project conducted two workshops in May 2014 with the purpose of developing a collaborative understanding of how alternative energy-related practices may impact on the future liveability of selected communities in remote Australia, focusing on housing and transport. The...
Working paper

The impacts of, and strategies to ameliorate, the intensity of climate change on enterprises in remote Australia

The Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) is conducting research to explore the impacts of climate change on the enterprises that are integral to the economy of central and northern Australia. This report outlines strategies to lessen these multiple impacts. The CRC-REP acknowledges...
Audio interview

Home base: US military bases in Australia

In 1980 ANU security expert Des Ball published, A Suitable Piece of Real Estate, about American installations in Australia. These military and intelligence bases are the cornerstone of the Australian/US defence relationship. Over 30 years later, there are calls for a renewed debate on the...
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...
Working paper

Building value in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism enterprises in remote Australia: the role of cooperation and clustering

This working paper aims to build knowledge about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism enterprises operating in remote regions of Australia can build their competitiveness in the global marketplace and ensure their long-term viability and resilience, despite the multiple challenges that operating in remote...
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...
Working paper

Reconceptualising mobility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

From first engagement between European settlers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the mobility patterns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been viewed as problematic, as random and unproductive. Subsequent policies to ‘civilise’ and ‘assimilate’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into...
Report

Living change: adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs

This project focused upon adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs. It particularly examined household practices of staying cool and keeping warm in the context of increasing extremes of temperatures and climate.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the Holding Children Together service in Alice Springs

The Holding Children Together Service, funded by the Communities for Children initiative and the Alice Springs Transformation Plan, has been developed as an innovative service designed to fill an identified gap in therapeutic service provision for young children in Alice Springs who have experienced trauma...