Power disconnections in remote Indigenous communities: Impacts on health and well-being

Petra BUERGELT, Elaine Maypilama, Julia McPhee, Galathi Dhurrkay, Shirley Nirrpuranydji, Sylvia Manyturrpuy, Marrayurra Wunungmurra, Timothy Skinner, Anne Lowell, Simon A. Moss

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Before European colonalisation, Australian Indigenous people were healthy and well due to being nomadic, eating nutritious native foods and engaging in sophisticated spiritual and cultural practices (Griffith, 2015; Lawler, 1991; Purdie, Dudgeon, & Walker, 2010). In 2008, the inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people were the largest in the world according to the World Health Organisation. Whilst the Australian Government tried to address these inequalities resulting from historical and ongoing colonalisation, a decade later the mental illness, domestic and family violence, suicide and trauma are increasing at an alarming rate (AHMAC, 2017; Dudgeon, Milroy & Walker, 2014). Consequently, achieving better outcomes for Indigenous peoples is a national research priority in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventImproving Residential Energy Efficiency Conference, 2019 (IREE) -
Duration: 15 Apr 201916 Apr 2019


ConferenceImproving Residential Energy Efficiency Conference, 2019 (IREE)
Abbreviated titleIREE
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