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Evaluating resilience in two remote indigenous Australian communities

Morley, Philip, Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Sangha, Kamaljit K., Sutton, Stephen and Sithole, Bev (2016). Evaluating resilience in two remote indigenous Australian communities. Australian Journal of Emergency Management,31(4):44-50.

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Title Evaluating resilience in two remote indigenous Australian communities
Author Morley, Philip
Russell-Smith, Jeremy
Sangha, Kamaljit K.
Sutton, Stephen
Sithole, Bev
Journal Name Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Publication Date 2016
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1324-1540   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 44
End Page 50
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Emergency Management Australia
Field of Research 0599 - Other Environmental Sciences
059999 - Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Abstract While the occurrence of extreme events generally cannot be prevented, their negative effects can be lessened by reducing risks and improving the capacity of people and communities to deal with them. Improving community resilience helps reduce the effects of natural hazards and is increasingly becoming a goal of communities, organisations and governments. To meaningfully determine, coordinate, plan and prioritise the most effective measures to improve resilience, a baseline assessment of a community's strengths and weaknesses is required. This paper quantitatively assesses the status of community resilience in two remote indigenous communities, Ngukurr and Gunbalanya in the Northern Territory. A quantitative assessment is used to explore community perceptions of disaster resilience within the study areas as well as the methods of assessment and appropriateness of the assessment methodology. - See more at:
Keywords Resilience
Indigenous communities
Beiing on land
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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