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Aboriginal people travelling well: issues of safety, transport and health

Posted on: 10 November, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008
Related to Physical environment Road safety South Australia

Helps YLM, Moller J, Kowanko I, Harrison JE, O’Donnell K, et al. (2008)
Aboriginal people travelling well: issues of safety, transport and health. (Road Safety Grant Report No. 2008-01)
Canberra: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

The aim of this research was to identify the transport needs of Aboriginal people in South Australia for the provision of a safe and sufficient transport supply. The study themes and approach were informed by a series of forums held during 2005 and 2006.  key result of the forums was the identification of twelve safety and sufficiency of transport issues.

The findings of this project are based on research in a small number of Aboriginal communities, supplemented by information from literature, consultations and forums. Several broad themes were identified which led to the development of 18 recommendations. The authors consider whether the findings of this study can be generalised more widely. They conclude that while a number of common themes that arose may be expected to occur in many, if not all, communities, the travelling needs of each community should be considered carefully when planning services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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