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15 Sep 2016

Aboriginal suicide is different: that’s one of the key messages that came out of the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention conference in May this year. Other messages follow from that one: local communities know best how to understand causes and build solutions; and...

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02 Sep 2016

When the WA government issued a draft of its first independent policy on Aboriginal development (Resilient Families, Strong Communities: A Roadmap for Regional and Remote Aboriginal Communities) in mid July, it signalled the final act in a drama that began with the failure of WA land...

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01 Aug 2016

One policy brings both sides of politics together in furious agreement. Both of them want to close the Indigenous gap, and both want symbolic recognition of Indigenous people in the constitution in time for the anniversary of the 1967 referendum next year. Yet both sides have steadfastly walked...

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Discussion paper

31 Mar 2016

This discussion paper addresses what effective engagement means and how it works in policy development and implementation.

This is the second discussion paper for the Lowitja Institute on government engagement with First Peoples in Australia provides a review and policy analysis of...

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Research report

21 Sep 2015

The Aboriginal community controlled health sector is a major provider of primary and preventative health care services to Aboriginal people outside Australia’s major cities and towns. It is important that it functions well. There are many aspects to good service delivery. This paper contributes...

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21 Sep 2009

 

The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) was established in 1995 by the Keating Government as one element of its three-part response to the Mabo judgment. The first part was the Native Title Act (1993), which validated past grants of land to settlers and set up a process for claiming and...

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