NI News

Bunyip birdMeet the endangered Bunyip bird living in Australia’s rice paddies

16 July 2019

Northern Institute’s Dr Kerstin Zander is one of the authors who wrote this article for The Conversation about the Bunyip bird and how the need to incorporate wildlife conservation on farms has never been greater. Read the full articel HERE

"Meet the endangered Bunyip bird living in Australia's rice paddies" —
Congratulations on the article, Kerstin!


NI celebrates NAIDOC week

15 July 2019

Thank you to all who presented and supported Northern Institute’s Indigenous Language & Research Forum to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019. Special thanks goes to Dr Linda Ford who MC’d and managed the day-long event plus to the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership for providing a mouth-watering morning and afternoon tea. NI administration staff, as always, did a wonderful job setting up and facilitating our important annual event.

To view all the pics visit HERE

Aspro Linda Ford

NAIDOC week at Northern Institute

10 July 2019

Territory FM’s Mel Little chats with Associate Professor Linda Payi Ford about NAIDOC week events and the meaning of NAIDOC week and this year’s theme “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together.” They were unable to share the entire interview on “Mornings with Mel Little” due to time constraints, so decided to share it online.

This is the unedited, raw audio.

Aspro Andrew Taylor

ABC Interview about NT’s population

10 July 2019

NI Demographer Aspro Andrew Taylor talks to Alexandra Barwick (ABC Alice Springs) about the NT's population diversity and who/why people move to the Territory.

Go to 3.06mins to hear the FULL INTERVIEW


Don Zoellner

VET paper highlighted at Oxford Conference

5 July 2019

NI's Don Zoellner is in the Quad of Keble College (Oxford University) which was the venue of the Journal of VET conference he just presented a paper on comparing the VET ministerial behaviour in the NT, Scotland and British Columbia which makes a case that they all behave like wealthy philanthropists once in office. The three jurisdictions share much in common in terms of self-governance, remoteness, low SES populations, etc.

Great pic, Don! Find out more about Don's VET research HERE

Aspro Pascal TremblayStudy to improve Northern supply chains

04 July 2019

Charles Darwin University is part of a research team working to improve the efficiency of Northern Australia’s agricultural supply chains and freight networks. The new Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) project looks to re-frame the way goods are moved around the North and to Asian customers.

The “Reframing Northern Australia Supply Chains Study” is being undertaken by CDU’s Northern Institute and James Cook University and will take a broad look at supply chains across Northern Australia, with the view to develop more efficient, effective, smart and agile models.

Northern Institute’s Associate Professor in Northern Australian Development, Pascal Tremblay said a final report would outline major potential policy reforms needed to support effective supply chains in Northern Australia.

“Our integrated approach will deliver a framework to support longer-term collaborative planning and implementation of supply chain initiatives into the future, across agencies, across industries and across jurisdictional governments.” Read more.....

Population survey

New CDU research to explore drivers of NT population change

01 July 2019

Researchers from CDU are calling for people to take part in the biggest survey ever undertaken into the drivers of population change in the NT.

The call-out is to past, present and potential Territorians to participate in the survey. It is part of the 2018-28 Northern Territory Population Growth Strategy, “The Territory and Me” research project, and the results will inform policymakers about the drivers of population change.

In the year to September 2018, the Territory’s population is estimated to have declined by 0.2% while nationally the population grew by 1.6%. The aim is to better understand what makes people want to move here, stay living here or decide to leave. The information will be used to devise strategies that ultimately increase the NT’s population. Full Story

CRC award

Major award for CDU Yolŋu research project

01 July 2019

A CDU research project and one of its leading Indigenous researchers have received national recognition from the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

Named in honour of its Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG, the institute works to improve health and wellbeing through high-impact quality research, knowledge translation and by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.

Northern Institute Associate Professor Ḻäwurrpa Maypilama, a senior Yolŋu researcher, has been recognised with the institute’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC Award.  Project co-leader Associate Professor Anne Lowell said the relationship with the community was seen as one of the strengths of the project. Read more...