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Temporary Indigenous Mobility in Remote South Australia: Understanding the challenges for urban based health and social service delivery
IMC Krems University, Austria.
University of South Australia, Australia.
Charles Darwin University, Australia.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Rural and Community Development, ISSN 1712-8277, E-ISSN 1712-8277, Vol. 7, no 1, 16-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Remote dwelling Indigenous people in Australia frequently move between remote communities and urban centres for reasons such as access to health and social services, cultural and family obligations, or leisure and recreation. Short-term mobility challenges health and social service providers not only to deliver services to remote communities but to make sure that adequate services are available in places Indigenous people visit. This paper documents how service providers in two urban centres in remote South Australia respond to the challenges presented by temporary Indigenous visitors. The paper identifies a number of reasons why the existing health and social service sector is poorly set up to deal with the needs of temporary Indigenous visitors. Many service providers are aware that different groups of (temporary) Indigenous clients may require different services. However, they are limited in their capacity to change existing service strategies due to rigid funding structures and a lack of inter-agency collaboration and service coordination.

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2012. Vol. 7, no 1, 16-36 p.
Keyword [en]
Indigenous mobility, temporary migration, health and social services, remote, South Australia
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113657OAI: diva2:887066
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2015-12-22

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