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Research and further reading

This project was informed by a critical review of academic literature and analysis of media products. Here are some of the sources that underpinned and inspired the stories of the Maranoa.

sources and

further reading

  • Aitkenhead, I., Kuleshov, Y., Watkins, A.B., Bhardwaj, J., & Asghari, A. (2021). Assessing Agricultural Drought Management Strategies in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin. Natural Hazards, 109(2), 1425–1455.  

  • Australian Government. (2021) National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030.

  • Austin, E, Rich, J, Kiem, A, Handley, T, Perkins, D, Kelly, B. (2020). Concerns about climate change among rural residents in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies, 77, 98-109.  

  • Belfer, E., Ford, J. D., & Maillet, M. (2017). Representation of Indigenous peoples in climate change reporting. Climatic Change, 145(1–2), 57–70. 

  • Climate Council. (2016). On the Frontline: Climate Change and Rural Communities. Climate Council of Australia Limited.  

  • Cobon D.H., Terwijn, M.J., & Williams, A.A.J. (2017). Impacts and adaptation strategies for a variable and changing climate in the Maranoa and Districts Region. International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, University of Southern Queensland.  

  • Ellem, K, Baidawi, S, Dowse, L, Smith, L. (2019). Services to young people with complex support needs in rural and regional Australia: Beyond a metro-centric response. Children and Youth Services Review, 99, 97-106. 

  •  Godfray, H. C. J., Beddington, J. R., Crute, I. R., Haddad, L., Lawrence, D., Muir, J. F., Pretty, J., Robinson, S., Thomas, S. M., & Toulmin, C. (2010). Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People. Science, 327(5967), 812–818. 

  • Graham, S, Barret, J, Mortreux, C, Hurlimann, A, Fincher, R. (2018). Local values and fairness in climate change adaption: Insights from marginal rural Australian communities. World Development, 108, 332-343. 

  • Lansbury Hall, N., & Crosby, L. (2022). Climate Change Impacts on Health in Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 32(3), 487–502. 

  •  Mesikämmen, E., Waller, L., & Burkett, B. (2021). Water Wars: A “Critical Listening In” to Rural Radio Discourse on a River System in Trouble. Environmental Communication, 15(3), 369-385.

  • Miller, G, MacNeil, R. (2022). Farmer perceptions of climate change and adaption during the 2017-2020 Australian drought. Australian Journal of Political Science, 1(18), 1136-1146.  

  • Mocatta, G., Mayes, E., Hess, K., & Hartup, M. E. (2022). The trouble with ‘quiet advocacy’: local journalism and reporting climate change in rural and regional Australia. Media, Culture & Society, 45(1), 157–177. 

  • Molesworth, A. (2021). Rural Australians are living climate change in real time - and unlike politicians who scapegoat us, we’re taking action. The Guardian, October 21.   

  • Nettlefold, J., & Pecl, G. T. (2020). Engaged Journalism and Climate Change: Lessons From an Audience-led, Locally Focused Australian Collaboration. Journalism Practice, 16(1), 19–34. 

  • Neumann, K. (2021). Rogue Nation? Inside Story. November 22.   

  • Phelps, D., & Kelly, D. (2019). Overcoming drought vulnerability in rangeland communities: lessons from central-western Queensland. The Rangeland Journal, 41(3), 251–270. 

  • Queensland Government. (2019). Climate Change in the South West Queensland Region.  

  • Rajkumar, S, Hoolahan, B. (2004). Remoteness and issues in mental health care: experience from rural Australia. Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale, 13(2).  

  • Ransan-Cooper, H, Ercan, S, Duus, S. (2018). When anger meets joy: how emotions mobilise and sustain the anit-coal seam gas movement in regional Australia. Social Movement Studies, 17(6), 635-657.  

  • Sanson, A. V., Van Hoorn, J., & Burke, S. E. L. (2019). Responding to the Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Children and Youth. Child Development Perspectives, 13(4), 201–207. 

  • Schäfer, M. S., & Painter, J. (2020). Climate journalism in a changing media ecosystem: Assessing the production of climate change‐related news around the world. WIREs Climate Change, 12(1). 

  • Simson, F. (2021). Australian farmers don’t want another sleazy climate deal. Financial Review. October 17.  

  • Tranter, B., Skrbiš, Z., & Smith, J. F. (2020). Poles apart: Political divisions over climate change among younger Australians. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 3, 255-273.

Maranoa media outlets

ABC Country Hour 



St. George

  • The Balonne Beacon, local newspaper, closed in 2020.


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