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This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database about animal management 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.

2014

Animal Management Worker Program: lessons and stories from animal management workers across the NT (2014)

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

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; in press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.07.008):

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

Schrieber L, Towers R, Muscatello G, Speare R (2014)

Transmission of streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis between child and dog in an Aboriginal Australian community.

Zoonoses and Public Health; 61(2): 145–148

Thompson K, Every D, Rainbird S, Cornell V, Smith B, Trigg J (2014)

No pet or their person left behind: increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks.

Animals; 4(2): 214-240

2013

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2013)

AMRRIC annual report 2012 - 2013.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Living with dogs in remote communities - how to stay safe and get your job done: an information sheet for community workers (2013)

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

This fact sheet, produced by Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities, discusses how to recognise dog behaviours and dangerous situations.

Based on extensive work with dogs in remote communities, the resource also provides advice on ways to deal with aggressive dogs, and reduce the risk of being attacked.

The resource covers content such as

  • understanding the dog's perspective
  • identifying a dogs temperaments through behaviour
  • assertive/dominant behaviour
  • submissive behaviour
  • speaking in dog
  • rules of engagement.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Beebe NW, Ambrose L, Hill LA, Davis JB, Hapgood G, Cooper RD, Russell RC, Ritchie SC, Reimer LJ, Lobo NF, Syafruddin D, van den Hurk AF (2013)

Tracing the tiger: population genetics provides valuable insights into the aedes (stegomyia) albopictus invasion of the Australasian region.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 7(8): e2361

Retrieved 8 August 2013 from

Constable SE, Dixon RM, Dixon RJ (2013)

Education resources in remote Australian Indigenous community dog health programs: a comparison of community and extra-community-produced resources.

Health Promotion International; 28(3): 333-344

Constable SE, Dixon RM, Dixon RJ, Toribio JA (2013)

Approaches to dog health education programs in Australian rural and remote Indigenous communities: four case studies.

Health Promotion International; 28(3): 322-332

Gough N, Oates S, Grillet S, Pholeros P (2013)

Infectious disease management for Aboriginal children of Far West NSW.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 24(2): 95

Knope K, Whelan P, Smith D, Nicholson J, Moran R, Doggett S, Sly A, Hobby M, Kurucz N, Wright P (2013)

Arboviral diseases and malaria in Australia, 2010-11: annual report of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(1): E1-E20

Schrieber L (2013)

Are dogs a source of streptococci in Aboriginal Australian communities?.

: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

2012

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2012)

AMRRIC annual report 2011 - 2012.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Constable SE (2012)

Knowledge-sharing education and training to enhance dog health initiatives in remote and rural indigenous communities in Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Whelan P, Pettit W, Krause V (2012)

Dengue mosquito incursion into Tennant Creek 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 16-21

2011

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2011)

AMRRIC 2011 conference proceedings.

Paper presented at the AMRRIC 2011 conference. 11 October 2011, Townsville, Qld

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2011)

AMRRIC annual report 2011.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Carol T, Khan A, Bell G, Standen J (2011)

Evaluation of a dog health program in an Aboriginal community in northern NSW.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 29-29

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

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.

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Hii S-F, Kopp SR, Thompson MF, O'Leary CA, Rees RL, Traub RJ (2011)

Molecular evidence of Rickettsia felis infection in dogs from Northern Territory, Australia.

Parasites & Vectors; 4: 198

Retrieved 11 October 2011 from http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/pdf/1756-3305-4-198.pdf

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

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

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)

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

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

Bailie R, Stevens M, McDonald E, Brewster D, Guthridge S (2010)

Exploring cross-sectional associations between common childhood illness, housing and social conditions in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 10: 147

Retrieved 20 March 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-147.pdf

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).

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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

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.

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2009

Abreu C, D’Addona A (2009)

Supporting animal management in Aboriginal and Strait Islander governments.

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

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (2009)

Minjalang Croker Island NT Report.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Bourke S (2009)

Dogs in remote Indigenous communities and the associated health and welfare risks.

Alice Springs: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Hardaker J, Schobben X (2009)

Launch of dog health programs in Indigenous communities: an environmental health practitioners guide.

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

Nguyen H, Kurucz N, Whelan P (2009)

Groote Eylandt remains dengue fever free.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 14-19

Standing Committee on Health and Ageing (2009)

Regional health issues jointly affecting Australia and the South Pacific.

Canberra: Commonwealth of 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

Warchot A, Whelan P (2009)

Lot 5646 Town of Darwin mosquito breeding in the upper tidal reaches of Ludmilla Creek.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(2): 20-23

2008

Edwards GP, Zeng B, Saalfeld WK, Vaarzon-Morel P, McGregor M, eds. (2008)

Managing the impacts of feral camels in Australia: a new way of doing business.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Allen J (2008)

From the reef to the desert: contrasting Samoan and remote Australian dog health programs.

Darwin: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Campbell D, Smith MS, Daview J, Kuipers P, Wakerman J, McGregor MJ (2008)

Responding to health impacts of climate change in the Australian desert.

Rural and Remote Health; 8: 1008

Retrieved 8 August 2008 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1008.pdf

Donelan T (2008)

To kill or control - humane animal management in a remote Indigenous Australian community.

Canberra: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Hardaker J (2008)

A strategic approach to animal welfare improvement in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Local Government Advisory Board (2008)

Report on the inquiry into local government service delivery to Indigenous communities.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Local Government

National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare (2008)

Dog health in indigenous communities.

Retrieved 24 June 2008 from http://www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/welfare/nccaw/guidelines/pets/dogs-indigenous

Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation (2008)

Nillir Irbanjin (One Mile) issues and environmental health report.

Broome: Shire of Broome

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

Vaarzon-Morel P (2008)

Key stakeholder perceptions of feral camels: Aboriginal community survey: chapter 5.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

 
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