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Resources: Information on key issues

The following issues have been identified by Indigenous environmental health practitioners as those which affect their communities. They have been put into topic areas for easier access. Click on a topic area to find resources that may help. Please contact us if you have other issues that you wish to be considered.

Animals and pests Housing
Community development Infectious Diseases
Community safety and community health Regulation and legislation
Environmental pollution and protection Waste management
Food Other infrastructure

 

ANIMALS AND PESTS
Dog health
Rats and rodents
Bugs
Pigs
Horses
Mosquito control
Pest control
Animal issues which affect the community 
  Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service  - The Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) has responsibilty for quarantine surveillance in northern Australia - exotic human, animal and plant diseases and pests.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Brainstorming
Community Environmental Health Action Plans (CEHAPS)
Collecting information
Counselling
Developing grants
Developing management plans
Education
Fundraising
Project management
Report writing
Researching problems
Running a meeting
Securing resources
Social equity
Team building
Training opportunities

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COMMUNITY SAFETY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Accident prevention
Counselling
Cyclone clean-up
Domestic hygiene
  Clothes washing
Health and Hygiene training video available from Groote Eylandt Respite Care Services
Drowning
  Swimming pools
Drug and alcohol issues
Emergency management
Family violence
Occupational Health and Safety
Poisons
Water safety

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND PROTECTION
Air quality
Contaminated soils
Dust prevention and management:
  Dust Control
  Pundulmurra Plant Nursery
Energy efficiency
Environmental auditing
Environmental management
Environmental pollution control
Noise control
Poisons
Toxic chemicals

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FOOD

Food sources, preparation, storage, etc 

Food availability
Food safety
HAACP

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HOUSING
Construction
Design
Domestic hygiene
Energy efficiency
Heat control
Maintenance

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Amoebiasis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer

Barmah Forest Virus Disease, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Cryptosporidosis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Gastroenteritis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Hookworm, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Hydatid Disease, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Japanese Encephalitis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Melioidosis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Murray Valley Encephalitis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Scabies in humans, Information Sheet
Strongyloidiasis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer
Toxocariasis, Practitioner Information & Community Flyer

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REGULATION AND LEGISLATION
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
Australian Capitol Territory
Northern Territory

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WASTE MANAGEMENT
Cyclone cleanup
Hazardous waste
Septic and sewerage systems
Solid waste
  Guidelines for the Siting, Design and management of Solid Waste Disposal Sites in the Northern Territory - how and where to dispose of rubbish
  Waste Management Initiatives for Town Camps

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OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE
Power
Roads
Rubbish tips
Septic / sewerage systems
Water supply
Wastewater: Reuse by Evapotranspiration

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