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Temporary Indigenous mobility in remote South Australia: understanding the challenges of urban based health and social service delivery

Kainz, Thekla, Carson, Doris A. and Carson, Dean B. (2012). Temporary Indigenous mobility in remote South Australia: understanding the challenges of urban based health and social service delivery. Journal of Rural and Community Development,7(1):16-35.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 82056760xPUB183
Title Temporary Indigenous mobility in remote South Australia: understanding the challenges of urban based health and social service delivery
Author Kainz, Thekla
Carson, Doris A.
Carson, Dean B.
Journal Name Journal of Rural and Community Development
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1712-8277   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 16
End Page 35
Total Pages 20
Place of Publication Canada
Publisher Rural Development Institute Brandon University
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Indigenous mobility
temporary migration
health and social services
remote
South Australia
 
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