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Research report

09 Aug 2017

In 2017 we’re celebrating twenty years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led and focused health research – recognising the journey of the Lowitja Institute and the four associated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

To mark this anniversary we have launched this publication, which...

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Research report

09 Aug 2017

In 2017 we’re celebrating twenty years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led and focused health research – recognising the journey of the Lowitja Institute and the four associated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

To mark this anniversary we have launched this publication, which...

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Research report

07 Nov 2016

In 2012 it was estimated that there were more than 300 million Indigenous peoples living across the globe. A 2009 UN report found that Indigenous peoples came from approximately 90 different countries. There is enormous diversity amongst Indigenous and tribal groups who speak more than half of...

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31 Mar 2016

This paper describes a case study of the compliance and reporting requirements of Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative. It demonstrates that on top of the reporting overburden, incredible complexity is introduced when single organisations work across a range of health and community service sectors...

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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

19 Nov 2015

This publication is one of five that report on the work of the Funding, Accountability and Results (FAR) project, all published by the Lowitja Institute in 2015.

The research reported here, in summary form, is a study of reforms in primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Research report

30 Oct 2015

This publication is a compendium of three papers commissioned as part of the Stewardship Dialogues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, a project of the Lowitja Institute.

The first two were written to inform the discussion during the Stewardship Dialogues and the third was...

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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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Research report

15 Jul 2015

The Planning, Implementation and Effectiveness in Indigenous Health Reform (PIE) project, funded by the Lowitja Institute and the Australian Research Council, carried out by the University of Melbourne, arose from concerns by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that despite the...

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Case study

02 Jun 2015

This report on Renal Case Studies is complemented by reports on four others: Cardiac, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together (MTWT) project. It describes the ways...

Case study

02 Jun 2015

This report on Cardiac Case Studies is complemented by four others: Renal, Maternity, Rural and Remote Sites, and City Sites. It is published as part of the Improving Aboriginal Patient Journeys (MTWT) Study, Stage 3 of the Managing Two Worlds Together project. These case studies describe the...

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