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2014

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Alcohol management plan: Tapatjatjaka Wangka Kantilya Kanyintjaku Titjikala Strong Voices.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Thomas SL, Wakerman J, Humphreys JS (2014)

What core primary health care services should be available to Australians living in rural and remote communities?.

BMC Family Practice; 15: 143

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-15-143

2013

Bushlight (2013)

Safe and smart power program: demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This report from Bushlight, Centre for Appropriate Technology on the Demand management community education program is designed for the communities that participated in the program and local community and land councils.

The Demand management community education program aimed to:

  • research how electrical power is used by Indigenous households in remote communities in South Australia
  • deliver community education about power safety and power-saving to these communities.

This report is a shorter version of the report delivered to the government, and includes information on the posters and booklets Bushlight used and their findings from the program. It is hoped that the report will act as an aid for people in communities to make decisions about how they use power, and will assist the government in making decisions about how they supply power into the future.

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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

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2013.

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

This is the fifth annual report outlining progress made towards meeting the targets set for Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage in the seven key building blocks:

  • early childhood
  • schooling
  • health
  • healthy homes
  • safe communities
  • economic participation
  • governance and leadership.

The report includes new data from the 2011 Census and provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of progress against the targets.

The report highlights 2013 as the year the first target - ensuring all Indigenous four-year olds living in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years - falls due and claims this target will be met.

The Australian Government's agenda for Closing the gap is driven by the need to:

  • overcome decades of under-investment in services and infrastructure
  • encourage and support personal responsibility for healthy functional families and communities
  • build new understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The report states that continued and sustained effort is needed to close the gap, but that the expected achievement of the early childhood education target in 2013 will support a commitment to ensuring that benefits flow through to the other Closing the gap targets to further address Indigenous disadvantage.

As with previous reports, it is acknowledged that the approach to Closing the Gap is a partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, the private sector and non-government organisations.

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Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2012.

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

Habibis D (2013)

Australian housing policy, misrecognition and Indigenous population mobility.

Housing Studies; 28(5): 764-781

Health Workforce Australia (2013)

National rural and remote workforce innovation and reform strategy.

Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia

This national strategy offers a course of action aimed at addressing workforce issues for rural and remote areas where there is a reported shortage of skilled health workers. The strategy provides strategic actions for adoption at a national, local and agency level.

The strategy has been developed with regard to the health reforms currently underway in Australia and in particular the establishment of Medicare Locals and Local Health Networks. Health Workforce Australia (HWA) will work with key stakeholders on the implementation of the strategy.

If implemented, the strategy will support the development of a larger, flexible, skilled workforce which will providing safe and effective health care, in rural and remote Australia. This will contribute to 'close the gap' initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and will also improve the health and well being of all Australians.

Abstract adapted from Health Workforce Australia

Nguyen OK, Cairney S (2013)

Literature review of the interplay between education, employment, health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote areas: working towards an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing framework.

Alice Springs, NT: Ninti One Limited

This literature review investigated present wellbeing frameworks at a global and local level that are relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote Australia. Current government frameworks gather statistical data for policy analysis and program development. Progressively more frameworks are incorporating holistic measures of health, for example, cultural health, governance, and the impacts of colonisation.

The review highlights the need to establish a wellbeing framework that considers the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people together with their worldviews, perspectives, and values. Cultural identity is vital combined with control, achievement, and inclusion at a wider level of society. Examples of successful projects are included in the review with recommendations for the development of a wellbeing framework.

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2012

Australian National Audit Office (2012)

Capacity development for Indigenous service delivery.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

This report presents the findings of an independent performance audit in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Department of Health and Ageing. The focus of the audit was the provision of programs and services to remote Indigenous communities. In particular, how these organisations attempt to reduce the risks associated with service delivery by Indigenous organisations who have a significant role in the delivery of these services on behalf of the Australian Government. The key findings included:

  • the influences on service delivery capacity for service providers (in particular remote service providers)
  • risk management for program and service delivery outcomes
  • Australian Government investment to support capacity for Indigenous service delivery.

Recommendations and the responses of the three departments to the report are included.

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Commonwealth Ombudsman (2012)

Remote housing reforms in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Commonwealth Ombudsman

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : July to December 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

Hunter BH, Gray MC (2012)

Continuity and change in the CDEP scheme.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kimberley Dental Team (2012)

Kimberley Dental Team: strategic plan 2012-2016.

Midland, WA: Kimberley Dental Team

Macklin J (2012)

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

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

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs (2012)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

2011

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

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

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (2011)

The future of remote participation and employment servicing arrangements: discussion paper.

Canberra: Australian Government

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

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : January to June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

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

Northern Territory Emergency Response evaluation report 2011.

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

Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Evaluation of the child health check initiative and the expanding health service delivery initiative: final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

This publication reports on the evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative (EHSDI) commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). The two initiatives provide different approaches to addressing the health needs of remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and are both part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response. The findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation are presented in this report.

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Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources (2011)

Indigenous resistance Down-Under: Gurindji fight the Intervention - two part video report.

: Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources

National Centre for Social Applications of Geographical Information Systems (2011)

Accessibility Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) review.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Productivity Commission (2011)

Report on government services 2011.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

2010

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07: an analysis by remoteness and disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2010)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report December 2009 – August 2010.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2010)

Overview of national partnerships in relation to the national Indigenous reform agenda.

Canberra: Australian Government

Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2010)

Research to inform the development of the Youth Diversion Communication Strategy in the East Kimberly and Central Desert Region: final report.

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

This research was conducted by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) on behalf of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). The aim of the research was to inform future communication strategies and policy designed to reduce the incidence of substance use among Aboriginal young people in the East Kimberly and Central Desert Regions. Researchers conducted stakeholder interviews in the Northern Territory (NT) and Western Australia (WA), including site visits to Docker River (NT) and Kununurra (WA) between September and October 2009.

One of the major findings of this research is that communications are not seen as a priority for addressing Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA) among Aboriginal young people. Instead of funding communications, providing significant funding and support for Youth diversion programs was identified as a way to have the greatest impact on VSA.

The research identified that the most likely way to use communications development to impact substance misuse was to work with at-risk youth to design and develop resources that target other young people. This method can effectively engage youth with key messages on harm minimisation and prevention, and educate them on the long term affects of substance use. When considering the most effective way to use message delivery for young people in the central desert and Kimberley regions, the research indicates that a fluid, dynamic and interactive communication strategy is most appropriate.

Different strategies are needed to address different population groups including: young people; key influencers: families, elders and community leaders; youth workers; retailers; and non-Indigenous residents.

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Gleeson B (2010)

Social determinants of Indigenous health.

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

McHenry JA (2010)

'They'd rather go play footy': an exploratory study of the enjoyment and benefits of the arts in Western Australia's remote Murchison region.

Geographical Research; 49(1): 37-46

Milligan V, Phillips R, Easthope H, Memmott P (2010)

Service directions and issues in social housing for Indigenous households in urban and regional areas.

Brisbane: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2010)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for remote services: report #2 December 2009 to May 2010.

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

Queensland Government (2010)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: January-March 2010.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Sanders W (2010)

Working Future: a critique of policy by numbers.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Schineanu A, Velander F, Saggers S (2010)

"Don't wake up angry no more." The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities (2010)

Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities: final report 2010.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities (2010)

Select committee on regional and remote Indigenous communities: fourth report 2010.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

South Australian Regional Operations Centre (2010)

Tjungula munu tjunguringkula palyala : planning together for Mimili's future : APY Lands remote service delivery local implementation plan.

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

Spencer AJ, Bailie R, Jamieson L (2010)

The Strong Teeth Study; background, rationale and feasibility of fluoridating remote Indigenous communities.

International Dental Journal; 60(3 (suppl.2)): 250-256

2009

Biddle N (2009)

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

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Report on the Northern Territory emergency response redesign consultations.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Report on the NTER redesign engagement strategy and implementation.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Emergency Management in Australia (2009)

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

Canberra: Emergency Management in Australia

Indigenous Essential Services (2009)

Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory: sustainable water management annual report 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Indigenous Essential Services (2009)

Indigenous Essential Services annual report 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Kinnane S, Farringdon F, Henderson-Yates L, Parker H (2009)

Fitzroy Valley alcohol restriction report: An evaluation of the effects of a restriction on take-away alcohol relating to measurable health and social outcomes, community perceptions and behaviours after a 12 month period.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

Wakerman J, Humphreys JS, Wells R, Kuipers P, Jones JA, Philip Entwistle P, Kinsman L (2009)

Features of effective primary health care models in rural and remote Australia: a case-study analysis.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(2): 88-91

2008

Central Land Council (2008)

Reviewing the Northern Territory Emergency Response: perspectives from six communities.

Alice Springs: Central Land Council

Indigenous Essential Services (2008)

Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory: sustainable water management annual report 2008.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Indigenous Essential Services (2008)

Indigenous Essential Services annual report 2008.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

2007

Indigenous Essential Services (2007)

Annual drinking water quality report 2006-07.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Indigenous Essential Services (2007)

Indigenous Essential Services annual report 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

2006

Indigenous Essential Services (2006)

Indigenous Essential Services annual report 2006.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

2005

Altman JC, Gray MC, Levitus R (2005)

Policy issues for the community development employment projects scheme in rural and remote Australia.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Indigenous Essential Services (2005)

Indigenous Essential Services annual report 2005.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

2004

Indigenous Essential Services (2004)

Indigenous Essential Services annual report 2004.

Darwin: Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation

Victorian Government Department of Human Services (2004)

The Barwon-South Western regional Aboriginal services plan 2003-2006.

Geelong: Victorian Government Department of Human Services

 
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