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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database about caring for country relating to Indigenous environmental health. This information is of particular relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners. References include journal articles, reports, theses and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2015

Edwards B, Gray M, Hunter B (2015)

The impact of drought on mental health in rural and regional Australia.

Social Indicators Research; 121(1): 177-194

Ferguson B (2015)

Three weeks in the desert: engaging with Indigenous communities.

SVA Consulting Quarterly; (11): 1-6

Hamacher DW (2015)

Identifying seasonal stars in Kaurna astronomical traditions.

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage; 18(1): 39-52

Healy M-A (2015)

It’s hot and getting hotter. Australian rangelands and climate change – reports of the Rangelands Cluster Project.

Alice Springs, NT: Ninti One

Moorcroft H (2015)

Paradigms, paradoxes and a propitious niche: conservation and Indigenous social justice policy in Australia.

Local Environment; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2014.1000286):

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition.

6th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the sixth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). The stories in this edition are from the Gascoyne region of WA, including Carnarvon and the Shark Bay area. This edition features stories about a men's group, youth services, an environmental health clean-up, dance and jewellery-making workshops, an eco-tourism initiative and a community group. It also includes memoirs from two local Elders about growing up in the area.

The purpose of the six storybooks in the series is to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective. The storybooks share both the successes and failures of the programs and embrace a holistic view of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Schwab RG, Fogarty B (2015)

Land, learning and identity: toward a deeper understanding of Indigenous learning on country.

UNESCO Observatory Multi-disciplinary Journal in the Arts; 4(2)

Retrieved February 2015 from http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1378993/006_SCHWAB.pdf

Trauernicht C, Brook BW, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Bowman DM (2015)

Local and global pyrogeographic evidence that indigenous fire management creates pyrodiversity.

Ecology and Evolution; 5(9): 1908-1918

2014

Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (2014)

Green paper on developing northern Australia.

Canberra: Northern Territory Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Codding B, Bird R, Kauhanen P, Bird D (2014)

Conservation or co-evolution? Intermediate levels of Aboriginal burning and hunting have positive effects on Kangaroo populations in Western Australia.

Human Ecology; 42(5): 659-669

Graham S, Barnett J, Fincher R, Hurlimann A, Mortreux C (2014)

Local values for fairer adaptation to sea-level rise: a typology of residents and their lived values in Lakes Entrance, Australia.

Global Environmental Change; 29: 41-52

Green D, Minchin L (2014)

Living on climate-changed country: Indigenous health, well-being and climate change in remote Australian communities.

EcoHealth; 11(2): 263-272

Health Performance Council (2014)

State of our health Aboriginal population compendium: data volume.

Adelaide: Health Performance Council

Jackson S, Finn M, Scheepers K (2014)

The use of replacement cost method to assess and manage the impacts of water resource development on Australian Indigenous customary economies.

Journal of Environmental Management; 135: 100-109

Jackson SE, Douglas MM (2014)

“We like to listen to stories about fish”: integrating indigenous ecological and scientific knowledge to inform environmental flow assessments.

Ecology and Society; 19(1): 43

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05874-190143

King U, Furgal C (2014)

Is hunting still healthy? Understanding the interrelationships between Indigenous participation in land-based practices and human-environmental health.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 11(6): 5751-5782

Lowe M (2014)

Obesity and climate change mitigation in Australia: overview and analysis of policies with co-benefits.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(1): 19-24

McDermott B, Cobham V, Berry H, Kim B (2014)

Correlates of persisting posttraumatic symptoms in children and adolescents 18 months after a cyclone disaster.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 48(1): 80 - 86

Miller F, Bolitho A, Jamieson N, Catmur C, Hurlimann A, Bowen K (2014)

A plan to push limits? Investigating the ecologically sustainable development dimensions of Melbourne's central region sustainable water strategy.

Australian Geographer; 45(1): 19-35

National Water Commission (2014)

A review of Indigenous involvement in water planning, 2013.

Canberra: National Water Commission

North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (2014)

Emissions reduction fund submission on the green paper: a submission to the Department of the Environment prepared by the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd.

Darwin: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

Porten SVD, Loe CD (2014)

How collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving view Indigenous peoples: a systematic review.

Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal; 27(10): 1040-1056

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2014)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Kimberley edition.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fifth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). These stories are from the Kimberley region of WA. This edition features stories that describe eco-tourism and cultural tours, media facilities, environmental stewardship, healthy communities and social programs. The storybook aims to:

  • Provide skills to Indigenous professionals across WA through the facilitation of writing workshops and by providing the opportunity to match Indigenous storytellers with local mentors who can provide further guidance in writing individual stories.
  • Embrace a holistic view of health. Stories are drawn from the health sector but also from many sectors outside of health - such as education, employment, housing, environment, transport, animal management, sport and recreation, alcohol and drugs and many others.
  • Showcase community based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the many social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective.

The book features 14 stories, all of which focus on individuals or programs. They outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Purcell R, McGrirr J (2014)

Preparing rural general practitioners and health services for climate change and extreme weather.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(1): 8 - 14

Sofa B (2014)

Promoting equitable and alternative early learning opportunities through outdoor learning: a case study of the Bush School Project in Western Australia.

Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University: Perth

Somerville M (2014)

Developing relational understandings of water through collaboration with indigenous knowledges.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water; 1(4): 401–411

Zander KK, Dunnet DR, Brown C, Campion O, Daniels C, Daniels G, Nelson E, Blitner G, Carson D (2014)

Indigenous cultural and natural resources management and mobility in Arnhem land, northern Australia.

Human Ecology; 42(3): 443-453

2013

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2013)

How can Community Land Trusts provide accessible and stable tenure options for Indigenous Australians?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Bird D, Govan J, Murphy H, Harwood S, Haynes K, Carson D, Russell S, King D, Wensing E, Tsakissiris N, Larkin S (2013)

Future change in ancient worlds: Indigenous adaptation in northern Australia: final report.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Marin TS (2013)

Participation in custodial rights and responsibilities on South Australian Aboriginal traditional lands : is this associated with positive health outcomes?.

Master of Public Health thesis, Flinders University of South Australia: Adelaide

Memmott P, Reser J, Head B, Davison J, Nash D, O'Rourke T, Gamage H, Suliman S, Lowry A, Marshall K (2013)

Aboriginal responses to climate change in arid zone Australia: regional understandings and capacity building for adaptation.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Ninti One Limited (2013)

Managing the impacts of feral camels across remote Australia: final report of the Australian feral camel management project.

Darwin: Ninti One Limited

Nursey-Bray M, Fergie D, Arbon V, Rigney L-I, Palmer R, Tibby J, Harvey N, Hackworth L (2013)

Community based adaptation to climate change: The Arabana, South Australia: final report.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Palmer D (2013)

ʻWe know they healthy cos they on country with old people”: demonstrating the value of the Yiriman Project.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=a91d3581-42ce-4e10-881c-ef04b236e119&subId=205836&ei=QL6UVYSbCITm8gWu16qwBg&usg=AFQjCNFPZ3EJXOnxqvTmGyPbZWq_ixmeYA&bvm=bv.96952980,d.dGc

Petheram L, Fleming A, Stacey N, Perry A (2013)

Indigenous women's preference for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development: final report.

Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Goldfields / Esperance and Great Southern edition.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fourth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia. These stories are from the Goldfields/Esperance and South West regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements.

The book features 13 stories, including three from the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands, all of which focus on individuals or programs and projects run throughout WA. The stories outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

The storybook shares both the successes and failures of the programs, and it is hoped that this will encourage a change in how Indigenous programs are planned, delivered and disseminated.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

SA Health (2013)

South Australia: a better place to live.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

SA Health (2013)

South Australia: a better place to live: summary.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

Veland S, Howitt R, Dominey-Howes D, Thomalla F, Houston D (2013)

Procedural vulnerability: understanding environmental change in a remote Indigenous community.

Global Environmental Change; 23(1): 314–326

Webb JC, Godinho SC, Woolley MF, Winkel KD (2013)

Sharing Place, Learning Together: the birthplace of new ways?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 69-71

Zander KK, Petheram L, Garnett ST (2013)

Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia.

Natural Hazards; 67(2):

2012

Weir JK, ed. (2012)

Country, native title and ecology.

Canberra: ANU E Press

Biddle N, Swee H (2012)

The relationship between wellbeing and Indigenous land, language and culture in Australia.

Australian Geographer; 43(3): 215-232

Caring for our Country Review Team (2012)

Report on the review of the Caring for our Country initiative.

Canberra: Caring for our Country

Ens EJ, Finlayson M, Preuss K, Jackson S, Holcombe S (2012)

Australian approaches for managing ‘country' using Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 100-107

Ens EJ, Towler GM, Daniels C, the Yugul Mangi Rangers, the Manwurrk Rangers (2012)

Looking back to move forward: collaborative ecological monitoring in remote Arnhem Land.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 26-35

Fogarty W, Schwab RG (2012)

Indigenous education: experiential learning and learning through country.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Ford JD (2012)

Indigenous health and climate change.

American Journal of Public Health; 102(7): 1260-1266

Fordham AM, Schwab J (2012)

Indigenous youth engagement in natural resource management in Australia and North America: a review.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Government of South Australia (2012)

Outback Bushfire Management Committee: interim bushfire management area plan.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

The State of South Australia (SA) is divided into nine bushfire management areas. Each of these areas has a corresponding bushfire management plan, which is a strategic document that identifies community assets at risk from bushfire and sets out a program of treatments to reduce the risk to these assets.

The 'Outback' bushfire management area incorporates a number of Indigenous communities and homelands, including the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The management plan for this area includes information about:

  • topography, land use, climate and population
  • fire bans and fire danger season
  • history of bushfire in the area
  • likelihood of bushfire
  • consequence of bushfire
  • assets and risk treatments.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Jackson S, Finn M, Featherston P (2012)

Aquatic resource use by Indigenous Australians in two tropical river catchments: the Fitzroy River and Daly River.

Human Ecology; 40(6): 893-908

Langton M, Parsons M, Leonard S, Auty K, Bell D, Burgess P, Edwards S, Howitt R, Jackson S, McGrath V, Morrison J (2012)

National climate change adaptation research plan for Indigenous communities.

Gold Coast, Qld: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Macklin J (2012)

Continuing our efforts to close the gap: Ministerial statements 2012-13.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

McIntyre-Tamwoy S, Fuary M, Buhrich A (2012)

Understanding climate, adapting to change: Indigenous cultural values and climate change impacts in North Queensland.

Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability; iFirst Article(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2012.716415)

Retrieved 28 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2012.716415

Moorcroft H, Ignjic E, Cowell S, Goonack J, Mangolomara S, Oobagooma J, Karadada R, Williams D, Waina N (2012)

Conservation planning in a cross-cultural context: the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Project in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 16-25

NAILSMA Indigenous Water Policy Group (2012)

Indigenous people's right to the commercial use and management of water on their traditional territories: an Indigenous water policy position: The Strategic Indigenous Reserve.

Darwin: Charles Darwin University

Nakashima D, Galloway MK, Thulstrup H, Ramos CA, Rubis J (2012)

Weathering uncertainty: traditional knowledge for climate change assessment and adaptation.

: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Facilitators' guide to Indigenous water planning [toolkit of resources] (2012)

North Australian Land and Sea Management Alliance

Preuss K, Dixon M (2012)

‘Looking after country two-ways': insights into Indigenous community-based conservation from the Southern Tanami.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 2-15

Richards AE, Andersen AN, Schatz J, Eager R, Dawes TZ, Hadden K, Kelly Sheepers K, Van Der Geest M (2012)

Savanna burning, greenhouse gas emissions and Indigenous livelihoods: introducing the Tiwi Carbon Study.

Austral Ecology; 37(6): 712–723

Urbis (2012)

Assessment of the social outcomes of the Working on Country program.

Canberra: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Woodward E, Jackson S, Finn M, McTaggart PM (2012)

Utilising Indigenous seasonal knowledge to understand aquatic resource use and inform water resource management in northern Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 13(1): 58-64

2011

Altman J, Kerins S, Hunt J, Ens E, May K, Russell S, Fogarty B (2011)

Indigenous cultural and natural resource management futures.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Altman J (2011)

Alternate development for Indigenous territories of difference.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Altman J (2011)

Reforming the Native Title Act.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Amnesty International (2011)

'The land holds us:' Aboriginal peoples' right to traditional homelands in the Northern Territory : report digest.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Amnesty International (2011)

'The land holds us:' Aboriginal peoples' right to traditional homelands in the Northern Territory [full report].

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Ansell S, Koenig J (2011)

CyberTracker: an integral management tool used by rangers in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area, central Arnhem Land, Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 12(1): 13–25

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Native title report 2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Native Title report 2010 reviews developments in native title law and policy from 1 july 2009 to 30 June 2010. The report also identifies the priorities and issues in native title that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner will focus on during his term as Commissioner.

The report is divided into three chapters that are each concerned with the common threads of ‘relationship-building' and ‘effective engagement' which also flow through the companion Social justice report 2010. In chapter 1 the commissioner outlines the priorities and themes which he will focus on during his term, including how the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples will guide his work.

Chapter 2 is primarily concerned with how governments can reach just and fair agreements with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The initiatives that the Australian Government has recently undertaken to build and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are considered and further reforms suggested.

Chapter 3 focuses upon consultation, cooperation and free, prior and informed consent. How this relates to the development of a ‘special measure' under the Racial discrimination act 1975 (Cth) is then considered. Finally the Commissioner analyses the consultation processes undertaken in relation to the Native title amendment bill (No 2) 2009 (Cth) and the Northern Territory national emergency responses act 2007 (Cth).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Barber M, Jackson S (2011)

Water and Indigenous people in the Pilbara, Western Australia: a preliminary study.

: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Bohensky EL, Maru Y (2011)

Indigenous knowledge, science, and resilience: what have we learned from a decade of international literature on “integration”?.

Ecology and Society; 16(4): 1-19

Campbell D (2011)

Application of an integrated multidisciplinary economic welfare approach to improved wellbeing through Aboriginal caring for country.

Rangeland Journal; 33(4): 365-372

Davies J, Campbell D, Campbell M, Douglas J, Hueneke H, LaFlamme M, Pearson D, Preuss K, Walker J, Walsh F (2011)

Attention to four key principles can promote health outcomes from desert Aboriginal land management.

The Rangeland Journal; 33(4): 417-431

Department of Sustainability Environment Water Population and Communities (2011)

Sustainable Australia - sustainable communities: a sustainable population strategy for Australia.

Canberra: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia

Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area (2011)

Department of the Environment

enHealth Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (2011)

8th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Darwin, NT.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This conference monograph was produced by the enHealth Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH), and details the proceedings of the 8th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference held in Darwin at the Darwin Convention Centre, 27-30 September 2011.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Finn M, Jackson S (2011)

Protecting Indigenous values in water management: a challenge to conventional environmental flow assessments.

Ecosystems; 14(8): 1232-1248

Gammage B (2011)

The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia.

Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin

Gooda M (2011)

Strengthening our relationships over lands, territories and resources: the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [2011 Mabo lecture].

Retrieved from http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/media/speeches/social_justice/2011/20111024_mabo_lecture.html

Hill R (2011)

Towards equity in Indigenous co-management of protected areas: cultural planning by Miriuwung-Gajerrong people in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Geographical Research; 49(1): 72–85

Jackson S, Finn M, Woodward E, Featherston P (2011)

Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows.

Darwin: CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences

Kuipers K, McIntosh K, Paluch T, Oke L (2011)

Caring for country was associated with positive health outcomes for Indigenous people living in remote areas of Northern Australia.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 56-57

Léger L, Ward M, Andrews M, Richardson D, Stewart J, McKemey M, Robinson J (2011)

Kakadu: vulnerability to climate change impacts: a report to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Canberra: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia

Markwell Consulting (2011)

Workshop summary report: caring for our country review: Indigenous forum.

Canberra: Caring for our Country, Natural Resource Management

McNamara KE, Westoby R (2011)

Solastalgia and the gendered nature of climate change: an example from Erub Island, Torres Strait.

EcoHealth; 8(2): 233-236

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2011)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report #4 December 2010 to May 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services

O'Donnell M (2011)

Indigenous rights in water in Northern Australia.

Darwin: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

Rigby CW, Rosen A, Berry HL, Hart CR (2011)

If the land's sick, we're sick: the impact of prolonged drought on the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal communities in rural New South Wales.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(5): 249-254

Rose DB, D’Amico S, Daiyi N, Deveraux K, Daiyi M, Ford L, Bright A (2011)

Country of the heart : an Australian Indigenous homeland.

2nd ed. ed. Acton, A.C.T.: Aboriginal Studies Press

Rusack EM, Dortch J, Hayward K, Renton M, Boer M, Grierson P (2011)

The role of habitus in the maintenance of traditional Noongar plant knowledge in southwest Western Australia.

Human Ecology; 39(5): 673-682

Walker J (2011)

Processes for effective management: learning from agencies and Warlpiri people involved in managing the Northern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area, Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Weir JK (2011)

Karajarri: a West Kimberley experience in managing native title.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Zander KK, Garnett ST (2011)

The economic value of environmental services on Indigenous-held lands in Australia.

PLoS One; 6(8): 1-6

2010

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2010)

Native title report 2009.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, released annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, HREOC) through the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, reports on the operation of the Native Title Act 1993 and its effect on ‘the exercise and enjoyment of human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples'.

This year's native title report provides a comprehensive overview of native title and law policy in Australia, including information on key cases and information on changes made during 2008-2009. This report also includes information on what should be included in native title law and policy. It includes principles and standards that should underpin these changes and parts of current law and policy that require reform. A review of Indigenous land tenure reform is also included. The report concludes with a number of recommendations for changes to the native title system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Anglican Diocese of Brisbane (2010)

Information pack on Wild Rivers.

Brisbane: Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Australia's environment issues and trends 2010: special issue: climate change.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Berry HL, Butler JRA, Burgess CP, King UG, Tsey K, Cadet-James YL, Rigby CW, Raphael B (2010)

Mind, body, spirit: co-benefits for mental health from climate change adaptation and caring for country in remote Aboriginal Australian communities.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 21(6): 139-145

Briggs G (2010)

The impact of climate change on the Torres Strait and Australia's Indian Ocean Territories.

Perth, WA: Future Directions International

Campbell D, Hunt J (2010)

Community development in central Australia: broadening the benefits from land use agreements.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Carter J (2010)

Displacing Indigenous cultural landscapes: the naturalistic gaze at Fraser Island world heritage area.

Geographical Research; 48(4): 398–410

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding of the issues which arise in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure.

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Davies J, Campbell D, Campbell M, Douglas J, Hueneke H, LaFlamme M, Preuss K, Walker J, Walsh F (2010)

Livelihoods inLand: promoting health and wellbeing outcomes from desert Aboriginal land management.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Ens E-J, Cooke P, Nadjamerrek R, Namundja S, Garlngarr V, Yibarbuk D (2010)

Combining Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal knowledge to assess and manage feral water buffalo impacts on perennial freshwater springs of the Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Plateau, Australia.

Environmental Management; 45(4): 751-758

Green D, Billy J, Tapim A (2010)

Indigenous Australians' knowledge of weather and climate.

Climatic Change; 100(2): 337-354

Gunn R, Hardesty BD, Butler J (2010)

Tackling 'ghost nets': local solutions to a global issue in northern Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 11(2): 88-98

Hunt J (2010)

Looking after country in New South Wales: two case studies of socioeconomic benefits for Aboriginal people.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This report highlights two Aboriginal groups in NSW engaging their people in looking after country and exploring the socio-economic benefits of caring for country. A review of the literature of natural resource management in NSW and existing research establishing the social benefits of caring for country across northern Australia was undertaken.

The two organisations in this report Banbai Business Enterprises, manages the first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in New South Wales, 'Wattleridge', on the New England Tablelands north east of Guyra, and now a second IPA, 'Tarriwa Kurrukun', on land owned by the Guyra Local Aboriginal Land Council. The Nyambaga Green Team, operates from the Ngurrala Aboriginal Corporation near Macksville, New South Wales.

It was demonstrated that utilising a holistic concept emphasised the importance of Indigenous social, cultural, political and spiritual systems and the relationships between Indigenous people and the earth. This is an asset based approach - building on the existing strengths, capacities, cultural knowledge and responsibilities and family networks within communities.

Both enterprises respond to the communities own aspiration to carry out their cultural obligations and look after country. The ideal of development is linked with culture and identity.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Jackson S, Altman J (2010)

Indigenous rights and water policy: perspectives from tropical northern Australia.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 13(1): 26-48

May K (2010)

Indigenous cultural and natural resource management and the emerging role of the Working on Country program.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

McGregor S, Lawson V, Christophersen P, Kennett R, Boyden J, Bayliss P, Liedloff A, McKaige B, Andersen AN (2010)

Indigenous wetland burning: conserving natural and cultural resources in Australia's world heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

Human Ecology; 38(6): 721-729

O’Connor MH, Prober SM (2010)

A calendar of Ngadju seasonal knowledge: a report to the Ngadju people.

Perth, WA: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Sustainable Ecosystems, Floreat, WA

Pearce M, Willis E, Wadham B, Binks B (2010)

Attitudes to drought in outback communities in South Australia.

Geographical Research; 48(4): 359-369

Petheram L, Zander KK, Campbell BM, High C, Stacey N (2010)

‘Strange changes': Indigenous perspectives of climate change and adaptation in NE Arnhem Land (Australia).

Global Environmental Change; 20(4): 681-692

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2010)

Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area regional plan 2009 - 2029.

Thursday Island, Queensland: Torres Strait Regional Authority

2009

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2009)

Native title report 2008.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, released annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, HREOC) through the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, reports on the operation of the Native Title Act 1993 and its effect on 'the exercise and enjoyment of human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples'.

The progress the government has made during the 2007-2008 reporting period in achieving rights and equality for Indigenous peoples is examined, together with how the government can complement its symbolic Apology with practical, beneficial changes to the native title system. Three important native title cases which before the courts during the 2007- 2008 reporting period are discussed.

This year's native title report also includes the topical issues of climate change and water and includes two case studies to illustrate the potential impacts of climate change on the human rights of Torres Strait Islander people and the Indigenous people of the Murray-Darling Basin. A number of recommendations are included in the report, aimed at heightening the participation and engagement of Indigenous peoples in addressing these issues.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Altman JC, Arthur WS (2009)

Commercial water and Indigenous Australians: a scoping study of licence allocations.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Alyawarr speakers from Ampilatwatja, Walsh F, Douglas J (2009)

Angka Akatyerr-akert: a desert raisin report.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (2009)

Caring for country with fire.

Alice Springs: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

Australian Human Rights Commission (2009)

Climate change, water and Indigenous knowledge: a community guide to the Native Title Report 2008.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

Barnsley I, North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (2009)

A carbon guide for northern Indigenous Australians.

Yokohama: United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies

Baum F (2009)

Taking practical action on social determinants of health: closing the gap by 2040.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Buchanan GJ, Altman JC, Arthur WS, Oades D, Bardi Jawi Rangers (2009)

‘Always part of us': the socioeconomics of Indigenous customary use and management of dugong and marine turtles – a view from Bardi Jawi sea country, Western Australia.

Darwin: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

Burgess CP, Johnston FH, Berry HL, McDonnell J, Yibarbuk D, Gunabarra C, Mileran A, Bailie RS (2009)

Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and “caring for country”.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 567-572

Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (2009)

Aboriginal wetland burning in Kakadu.

Melbourne: Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland (2009)

Climate change and Indigenous mental health: from survival to flourishing.

Cairns, Qld: Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland

Gabrys K, Vaarzon-Morel P (2009)

Aboriginal burning issues in the southern Tanami: towards understanding tradition-based fire knowledge in a contemporary context.

In: Edwards GP, Allan GE, eds. Desert Fire: fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia. Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre: Ch. 3, pgs. 80-186

Ganesharajah C (2009)

Indigenous health and wellbeing: the importance of country.

Canberra: Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

This report explores the relationship between the land and the physical and social wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. It aims to provide an understanding of the importance of native title, the return of lands to Indigenous peoples and the ability to live or work on country, to health and wellbeing. The report recommends that the foundations for Indigenous health initiatives be based on the importance of country to Indigenous Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Garnett ST, Sithole B, Whitehead PJ, Burgess CP, Johnston FH, Lea T (2009)

Healthy country, healthy people: policy implications of links between Indigenous human health and environmental condition in tropical Australia.

Australian Journal of Public Administration; 68(1): 53–66

Edwards GP, Allan GE, eds. (2009)

Desert fire: fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Green D, Jackson S, Morrison J (2009)

Risks from climate change to Indigenous communities in the tropical north of Australia.

Canberra: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Guse D, Dhimurru (2009)

Dhimurru Indigenous protected area cultural heritage management plan 2009 to 2015.

Nhulunbuy, NT: Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation

Healy E, Stanley J, Birrell R (2009)

Promoting social inclusion in adaptation to climate change: discussion paper.

Melbourne: Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University

Hunt J, Altman JC, May K (2009)

Social benefits of Aboriginal engagement in natural resource management.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Hunter E (2009)

'Radical hope' and rain: climate change and the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(6): 445-452

Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources (2009)

Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs): landmark agreements conserve Indigenous treasures in northern Australia.

Retrieved from http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2092%3Alandmark-agreements-conserve-indigenous-treasures-in-northern-australia&catid=54%3Aaustralia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76&lang=en

Kingsley J, Aldous D, Townsend M, Henderson-Wilson C, Phillips R (2009)

Investigating health, economic and socio-political factors that need consideration when establishing Victorian Aboriginal land management projects.

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management; 16(2): 113-123

Laudine C (2009)

Aboriginal environmental knowledge: rational reverence.

Farnham, UK: Ashgate

Mooney G (2009)

Health and homelands: good value for money?.

Melville, WA: GavinMooney.com Health Economics

This report examines the feasibility of, and method for, conducting a study of the costs and benefits of homeland living for Indigenous peoples in Australia. The report also examines the evidence currently available in relation to these benefits and costs. The study found that there is strong evidence on the health benefits for Indigenous Australians living on their homeland. Evidence on the costs associated with homeland living was varied, but the author argues that this should not support the current government policies which threaten the present homeland movement. The report recommends that an interim moratorium on policy action for the homelands takes place until further research is undertaken.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Muller S, Power ER, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S, Lloyd K (2009)

"Quarantine matters!'': quotidian relationships around quarantine in Australia's northern borderlands.

Environment and Planning A; 41(4): 780-795

North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (2009)

A policy statement on north Australian Indigenous water rights .

Darwin: North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce (2009)

Sustainable development in Northern Australia, a report to Government from the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce.

Canberra: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Smith AJ, Scherrer P, Dowling R (2009)

Impacts on Aboriginal spirituality and culture from tourism in the coastal waterways of the Kimberley region, north west Australia.

Journal of Ecotourism; 8(2): 82-98

Snowdon W (2009)

Health, homelands and creativity [speech].

Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/sp-yr09-ws-wssp080809.htm?OpenDocument&yr=2009&mth=08

Tauli-Corpuz V, de Chavez R, Baldo-Soriano E, Magata H, Golocan C, Bugtong MV, Enkiwe-Abayao L, Cariño J (2009)

Climate change and Indigenous peoples: second edition.

Baguio City, Philippines: Tebtebba Foundation

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2009)

Torres Strait development plan 2009-2013.

Thursday Island, Queensland: Torres Strait Regional Authority

United Nations University - Traditional Knowledge Initiative (2009)

Climate change experiences in Northern Australia - health, adaptation, fire management and global relevance.

Paper presented at the International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change - The Tropical Australian Experience. 3 April 2008, Darwin

Weir J (2009)

Murray River Country : an ecological dialogue with traditional owners.

Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press

Wohling M (2009)

The problem of scale in Indigenous knowledge: a perspective from northern Australia.

Ecology and Society; 14(1): 1

Retrieved 2009 from http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss1/art1/

 
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