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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with the physical environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Homelessness among Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing assistance for Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing assistance in Australia 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing circumstances of Indigenous households: tenure and overcrowding.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailie RS, Stevens M, McDonald EL (2014)

Impact of housing improvement and the socio-physical environment on the mental health of children's carers: a cohort study in Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 14: 472

Retrieved 19 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-472

Chang AB, Brown N, Toombs M, Marsh RL, Redding GJ (2014)

Lung disease in Indigenous children.

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews; 15(4): 325–332

Crowe AL, Smith P, Ward L, Currie BJ, Baird R (2014)

Decreasing prevalence of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) in the Northern Territory from 2002 to 2012.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 286-289

Currie B (2014)

Melioidosis: the 2014 revised RDH guideline.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 4-8

Durr S, Ward MP (2014)

Roaming behaviour and home range estimation of domestic dogs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern Australia using four different methods.

Preventive Veterinary Medicine; 117(2): 340–357

Edwards B, Gray M, Hunter B (2014)

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

Social Indicators Research; online first(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-014-0638-2):

Edwards J, Moffat CD (2014)

Otitis Media in remote communities.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 21(9): 28

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

Havas L, Race D (2014)

Enhancing household energy efficiency in central Australia: analysis of the Alice solar city initiative.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

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

Knibbs LD, Sly PD (2014)

Indigenous health and environmental risk factors: an Australian problem with global analogues?.

Global Health Action; 7: 23766

Retrieved 29 April 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.23766

Möller H, Falster K, Ivers R, Jorm L (2014)

Inequalities in unintentional injuries between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a systematic review.

Injury Prevention; Online first(http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041133):

McDonald EL, Bailie RS, Morris PS (2014)

Participatory systems approach to health improvement in Australian Aboriginal children.

Health Promotion International; Advance Access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dau003):

Memmott P, Greenop K, Birdsall-Jones C (2014)

How is crowding in Indigenous households managed?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Mendham AE, Duffield R, Marino F, Coutts AJ (2014)

Differences in post-exercise inflammatory and glucose regulatory response between sedentary Indigenous Australian and caucasian men completing a single bout of cycling.

American Journal of Human Biology; 26(2): 208–214

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

Peden A, Queiroga AC (2014)

Drowning deaths in Australian rivers, creeks and streams: a 10 year analysis.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving Society Australia

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

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

Race D (2014)

Strategies to improve the comfort of living and working in central Australia.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Rumbach A, Foley D (2014)

Indigenous institutions and their role in disaster risk reduction and resilience: evidence from the 2009 tsunami in American Samoa.

Ecology and Society; 19(1): 19

Retrieved January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06189-190119

Spurling GKP, Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Simpson F, Hayman N (2014)

Household number associated with middle ear disease at an urban Indigenous health service: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(3): 285-290

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Western Australian Environmental Health Directorate (2014)

Environmental Health Directorate year book: July 2013 to June 2014.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

2013

Addison J (2013)

Impact of climate change on health and wellbeing in remote Australian communities: a review of literature and scoping of adaptation options.

Alice Springs: Ninti One

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2013)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report April 2013 to October 2013.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2013)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report October 2012 to March 2013.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Grant E (2013)

West Kimberley Regional Prison.

Architecture Australia; July/August(102): 74-84

Griggs DJ, Lynch AH, Joachim L, Zhu X, Adler CE, Bischoff-Mattson Z, Wang P, Kestin TS (2013)

Indigenous voices in climate change adaptation: addressing the challenges of diverse knowledge systems in the Barmah-Millewa.

Gold Coast, Qld: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Guo Y, Wang Z, Li S, Tong S, Barnett AG (2013)

Temperature sensitivity in Indigenous Australians.

Epidemiology; 24(3): 471-472

Habibis D, Memmott P, Phillips R, Go-Sam C, Keys C, Moran M (2013)

Housing conditionality, Indigenous lifeworlds and policy outcomes: towards a model for culturally responsive housing provision.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Horne R, Martel A, Arcari P, Foster D, McCormack A (2013)

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

Melbourne: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Kline K, McCarthy JS, Pearson M, Loukas A, Hotez PJ (2013)

Neglected Tropical Diseases of Oceania: review of their prevalence, distribution, and opportunities for control.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 7(1): e1755

Retrieved 31 January 2013 from http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0001755

Leonard S, Mackenzie J, Kofod F, Parsons M, Langton M, Russ P, Ormond-Parker L, Smith K, Smith M (2013)

Indigenous climate change adaptation in the Kimberley region of North-western Australia.

Gold Coast, Qld: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Low D, Clarke P, Jones D, Serrao-Neumann S, Hales R, Koschade O (2013)

Understanding coastal urban and peri-urban Indigenous people’s vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate change: final report.

South Port, Qld: Grffith University

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

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

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

Robertson J, Pointing BS, Stevenson L, Clough AR (2013)

"We made the rule, we have to stick to it": towards effective management of environmental tobacco smoke in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(10): 4944-4966

SA Health (2013)

Report of the Chief Public Officer: the state of public health for South Australia 2012.

Adelaide: Government of South Australia

Tietz C (2013)

Health hardware design : a design research journey towards a healthier Australian Indigenous living environment.

Blackheath, NSW: Designlab Oceania

WaterAid (2013)

Everyone, everywhere: a vision for water, sanitation and hygiene post-2015.

London: WaterAid

Western Australian Environmental Health Directorate (2013)

Environmental Health Directorate year book: July 2012 – June 2013.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

2012

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2012)

Community Grants Scheme project 8763: Bayulu and Muludja waste management plans: final report.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

Chandran G (2012)

Parenting study highlights health risks for children in the Indigenous town communities of Darwin and Palmerston, Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 5-6

Gowland A, Cook A, Heyworth J (2012)

The current status of environmental health research in Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Health Research; 22(4): 362-369

Grant E, Hansen A, Williamson T (2012)

Design issues for prisoner health: thermal conditions in Australian custodial environments.

World Health Design; 5(3): 80-85

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

Legge S, Fleming A (2012)

Fire management in the central Kimberley (EcoFire): delivering measurable results by integrating science and land management in a cost-effective model.

In: Figgis P, Fitzsimons J, Irving J, eds. Innovation for 21st century conservation. Sydney: Australian Committee for International Union for Conservation of Nature: 124-135

Morton A (2012)

Role and expectations of rural-remote and Indigenous local government.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

This report has been prepared as part of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Rural-remote and Indigenous local government program. In 2011, ACELG released a report which found that the current demands and expectations placed on rural-remote and Indigenous local government councils could not be maintained, especially if they continued to grow unrestrained. The current report focuses on:

  • providing a profile of rural-remote and Indigenous councils from Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, and identifying factors that impact on local capacity
  • a review of background information from past research and inquiries to identify federal, state and community expectations and issues from discussions with these stakeholders
  • the identification of further actions and research which could contribute to the objectives of ACELG.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Royal Life Saving Society Australia (2012)

Northern Territory 9 year drowning report: a call for change.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving Society Australia

Thomas D, Tilton E (2012)

Northern Territory research priorities roundtables.

Darwin: the Lowitja Institute

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Western Australian Department of Planning (2012)

Layout plans for Aboriginal settlements in Western Australia.

Retrieved 2012 from http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/668.asp

This Western Australian (WA) Department of Planning website provides PDF copies of layout plans for Aboriginal settlements in WA.

Each layout plan illustrates how land is used in a community. The plans show which areas are classified as:

  • residential
  • community (e.g. health centre)
  • commercial (e.g. art centre)
  • industrial (e.g. fuel depot)
  • recreational (e.g. sporting)
  • rural (e.g. agriculture)
  • open space (e.g. traditional law and culture)
  • drinking water source protection
  • visitor camping
  • waterways
  • road reserves
  • pedestrian access ways
  • public utilities (e.g. drinking water supply, wastewater disposal, rubbish disposal).

Extra maps, images and written reports are available for some communities. Where written reports are available, they include descriptions of a community's essential services including drinking water, wastewater and rubbish disposal.

Digital versions of layout plans can be ordered through the website by special request.

The layout plans are produced by the WA Department of Planning on behalf of the WA Planning Commission in partnership with the WA Department of Housing, as part of the WA Planning for Aboriginal communities program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Environmental Health Directorate (2012)

Environmental Health Directorate year book: July 2011 – June 2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in New South Wales. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Queensland. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Health and the environment: a compilation of evidence.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This overview is a summary of Indigenous health and welfare at the national level. Topics covered include:

  • demographic characteristics
  • determinants of health and welfare: socioeconomic factors, housing, community capacity, behavioural factors, and social and emotional wellbeing
  • health and functioning: disability, community functioning, and health conditions
  • mortality and life expectancy of mothers and babies, children, young people and older people
  • health care and support services, including health and welfare expenditure.

The report compares Indigenous statistics to the non-Indigenous statistics on the same health and welfare issues and provides time series data where available. It relates the picture of Indigenous health and welfare to the goals set by the Council of Australian Governments and the raft of measures under Closing the gap agreement aimed at reducing the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. For the first time, the report looks at the impact of chronic diseases on the life expectancy gap, currently estimated to be 12 years for men and 10 years for women. It shows that about 80% of the mortality gap can be attributed to chronic diseases, most significantly heart diseases (22%), diabetes (12%) and liver diseases (11%).

The report is accompanied by nine online papers on specific topics, available from the Indigenous observatory: Indigenous life expectancy and mortality, child safety, eye health, disability, access to health services, chronic disease and older people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Biddle N (2011)

Community infrastructure: lecture 9.

Paper presented at the Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse, CAEPR Lecture series. 29 April 2011, Canberra

Biddle N (2011)

Housing and households: lecture 8.

Paper presented at the Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse, CAEPR Lecture series. 29 April 2011, Canberra

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report September 2010 - March 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Indigenous Remote Service Delivery Special Account: 2010 - 2011 report.

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

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

Hughes L, McMichael T (2011)

The critical decade : climate change and health.

: Climate Commission

Jacoby P, Carville KS, Hall G, Riley TV, Bowman J, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2011)

Crowding and other strong predictors of upper respiratory tract carriage of otitis media-related bacteria in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 30(6): 480-485

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2011)

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

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook (The storybook) is the first in a series of Indigenous storybooks showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia. The stories are from the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements. The intention of each program was to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

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.

The storybook covers a range of programs including:

  • healthy lifestyle initiatives
  • community awareness programs relating to suicide and good parenting
  • local government environmental health and health projects
  • effective partnerships
  • social benefit programs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Environmental Health Directorate (2011)

Environmental Health Directorate year book: 1 July 2010 – 30 June 2011.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Zander KK, Garnett ST (2011)

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

PLoS One; 6(8): 1-6

2010

Australian National Audit Office (2010)

Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

Australian National Audit Office (2010)

Indigenous housing initiatives: the Fixing Houses for Better Health program.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

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

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: telecommunications.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 34

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of telecommunications management which arises 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

Environmental Health Committee (enHealth) (2010)

The role of environmental health officers in emergencies: stories from the front line.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This report features stories of the actions taken by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) during and after disasters in Australia. The report includes a chapter on the roles of EHOs during disasters in the Northern Territory, including two Indigenous community case studies:

  • responses to flooding in Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) in 2007
  • responses to flooding in Palumpa (Nganmarriyanga) in 2008-09.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Environmental Health Needs Coordinating Committee (2010)

Environmental health needs of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia: the 2008 survey and its findings.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health, Public Health Division

The Western Australian Environmental health needs survey was conducted over 2007 and 2008 and is the third survey in a series which surveyed housing, services, utilities, community infrastructure and the immediate living environment in discrete Aboriginal communities in WA. Data collected related to over 15,000 residents from 232 communities. This publication reports the outcomes of this survey and provides a comparison with the outcomes of the 1997 and 2004 surveys.

The survey was conducted by environmental health practitioners who work with and in discrete Aboriginal communities. The practitioners visited the communities to survey existing infrastructure. Information was also collected about levels of community satisfaction and any concerns with the provision of essential, municipal and allied services which influenced and affected environmental health in the communities.

The core environmental health and infrastructure issues covered in the report were:

  • water
  • electricity
  • housing
  • solid waste disposal
  • sanitation
  • dust
  • dog health programs
  • emergency management

The report provides an evidence base which highlights the continued environmental health issues faced by many of the communities who participated in the survey. It is the foundation for the future direction of service plans and delivery in discrete communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ey C (2010)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children [ppt].

Paper presented at the NatStats 2010 Conference. 15-17 September, Sydney

Indigenous Expenditure Report Steering Committee (2010)

2010 Indigenous expenditure report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides thorough information on expenditure on both Indigenous specific services and the estimated Indigenous share of mainstream services by the Australian, state and territory governments. The report highlights the difficulties in providing this information and sets out ways that this information can be better collected and analysed by jurisdictions.

The report is arranged around the seven Closing the gap building blocks: early childhood; schooling; health; economic participation; healthy homes; safe communities; and governance and leadership. Total Indigenous expenditure in 2008-09 was estimated to be $21.9 billion or 5.3 per cent of total general government expenditure. Estimated expenditure per head of population was $40,228 for Indigenous Australians, compared with $18,351 for non-Indigenous Australians.

Expenditure on services related to Indigenous Australians is thought to be greater than for non-Indigenous Australians because of differences in levels of disadvantage, more intensive use of services by Indigenous Australians, and the greater cost of providing these services (because of factors such as more Indigenous Australians living in remote areas).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lehmann D, Alpers K (2010)

Impact of swimming pools in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

Public Health Bulletin SA; 7(3): 32-37

McDonald E, Bailie R, Grace J, Brewster D (2010)

An ecological approach to health promotion in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Health Promotion International; 25(1): 42-53

Newman P, Bilsborough D, Reed P, Brinckerhoff P, Mouritz M (2010)

Pilbara cities: from projects to places – the 2 challenges, 4 themes and 10 practices of how to do it.

Karratha, WA: Department of Regional Development and Land

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2010)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report #3 May to November 2010.

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

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

Queensland Health Division of the Chief Health Officer (2010)

Health protection strategic directions 2010–2013.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Scarr J, Roberts F (2010)

Remote pools 2010: a Royal Life Saving review of swimming pools in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Royal Life Saving NT

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2010)

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

Thursday Island, Queensland: Torres Strait Regional Authority

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2010)

Torres Strait major infrastructure program [video].

: Torres Strait Regional Authority

The Major infrastructure program delivers important infrastructure to the Torres Strait islands, including clean drinking water supplies, reticulated sewerage systems, and serviced sub-divisions. It is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments and managed jointly by the government funders, the Torres Strait Regional Authority, Islands Coordinating Council and Torres Strait community councils.

The short video provides a snapshot of project outcomes, project governance and major features of the project, suitable for a broad range of audiences.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2010)

TSRA healthy communities program: grant guidelines.

Thursday Island: Torres Strait Regional Authority

2009

Barlow G, Byleveld P, Standen J (2009)

Operation, maintenance and monitoring of water and sewerage in discrete Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Paper presented at the 7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA. 12-15 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

Biddle N, Prout S (2009)

Indigenous temporary mobility: an analysis of the 2006 census snapshot.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biddle N (2009)

The geography and demography of Indigenous migration: insights for policy and planning.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2009)

CRC for Aboriginal Health annual report 0809.

Casuarina, NT: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Elvin R, Hogan E (2009)

Demystifying infrastructure: a national Indigenous infrastructure guide.

Paper presented at the 7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA. 12-15 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

Emergency Management in Australia (2009)

Improving emergency management outcomes for remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia.

Canberra: Emergency Management in Australia

enHealth Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (2009)

7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

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 7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference held in Kalgoorlie in May 2011.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gordon S (2009)

Why Aboriginal people must take charge of their own health.

Paper presented at the 7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA. 12-15 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

Healthhabitat (2009)

Research and development full summary.

Newport Beach, NSW: Healthhabitat environmental health & design

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Service activity reporting 2006-2007 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Service activity reporting 2007-2008 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (2009)

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA environment & health forum recommendations.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Association of Australia, Menzies School of Health Research (2009)

Environmental health and the intervention: discussion forum.

: Public Health Association of Australia

This video presents a forum held in August 2009 to discuss environmental health issues in the Northern Territory, particularly in relation to the 'Intervention' affected communities. The purpose of the forum was to:

  • identify and discuss current environmental health issues;
  • provide a discussion forum for stakeholders;
  • assess the activity as a Menzies-PHAA collaboration; and
  • issue feedback to the PHAA Special Interest Group on environmental health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2009)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2009.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2009)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2009: overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

Stoneham M, Daube M (2009)

Future directions for Indigenous environmental health in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute Western Australia

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

2008

Calma T (2008)

Indigenous health targets: working together.

Partyline; (33): 4-5

Calma T (2008)

The importance of environmental health in improving the life expectancy of Indigenous people [speech].

Brisbane: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

This is a transcript of a speech delivered by Paul Endres on behalf of Commissioner Tom Calma at the International Federation of Environmental Health World Congress, Brisbane, 13 May 2008. It describes the importance of environmental health in improving the life expectancy of Indigenous peoples.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Desert Knowledge Australia (2008)

remoteFOCUS: revitalising remote Australia: prospectus.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Australia

Durrheim DN, Wenitong M, Huppatz C, Rubin G (2008)

The first 100 days: an open letter to the new Minister for Health and Ageing.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(3): 189

Environmental Health Unit (2008)

Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health plan 2008–2013.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

McDonald E, Bailie R, Brewster D, Morris P (2008)

Are hygiene and public health interventions likely to improve outcomes for Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities? A systematic review of the literature.

BMC Public Health; 8: 153

Retrieved 8 May 2008 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/8/153

Mullan N, Ferguson C, Paech D (2008)

Environmental health surveillance: a feasibility study: November 2008.

Perth: Environmental Health Directorate, Western Australia

New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (2008)

A submission from the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council to the Inquiry into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage.

Sydney: New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council

New South Wales Parliament Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues (2008)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage in New South Wales.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Newman P, Marinova D, Armstrong R, Marley J, McGrath N, Spring F (2008)

Desert settlement typology: preliminary literature.

Alice Springs, NT: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2008)

Service activity reporting 2004-2005 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2008)

Service activity reporting 2005-2006 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Population Health Division (NSW) (2008)

The health of the people of New South Wales – report of the Chief Health Officer, data book – Aboriginal peoples.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Seemann K, Parnell M, McFallan S, Tucker S (2008)

Housing for livelihoods: the lifecycle of housing and infrastructure through a whole-of-system approach in remote Aboriginal settlements.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Torzillo PJ, Pholeros P, Rainow S, Barker G, Sowerbutts T, Short T, Irvine A (2008)

The state of health hardware in Aboriginal communities in rural and remote Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(1): 7-11

 
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