Cultural awareness

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Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016
12 Dec 2017

The NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 included a number of questions that asked specifically about matters related to Pasifika students, Pasifika families, or Pasifika cultural activities at school. We have brought the responses to these questions together for researchers working in...


6 Dec 2017

Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework is a timely and important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia. Whether barriers to appropriate aged care are perceived or real, they must be addressed to meet the diverse needs of the community.


23 Nov 2017

This report looks at how emerging trends like an increasingly competitive job and education market, growth in digital technology, globalisation and an increasingly culturally diverse society impacts young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.


3 Oct 2017

This guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them.

Case study

8 Sep 2017

The 2017 case study formulates advice for health system reform to address disparities in the health outcomes of Aboriginal people.


A Health Performance Council report as part of the 4-yearly review (2015-2018)
8 Sep 2017

This report outlines advice on possible improvements to Country Health Advisory Councils (HAC) governance arrangements and information provision and engagement activities.


17 Aug 2017

This Senate Committee report looks at ways of protecting and strengthening multiculturalism and social inclusion in Australia.

Research report

9 Aug 2017

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.

Briefing paper

31 Jul 2017

This paper provides an analysis as to whether the Yiriman project is an example of Justice Reinvestment and the complexities of evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of the project.


19 Jun 2017

The aim of this research was to critically examine the perceptions and understandings of culturally responsive practices carried out by secondary school middle leaders in low decile, multi-ethnic school settings in New Zealand. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven middle leaders from six different secondary...


A reflective practice resource and toolkit for services providing intensive and targeted support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
10 Jun 2017

This publication is intended as a reflective practice resource and toolkit for services providing support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.



4 May 2017

A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words...

Audio program

24 Apr 2017

When you turn on your TV news, or tune into your favourite radio show - who's presenting? Chances are, they're white and middle class.

However more than a quarter of Australians were born overseas and nearly half have at least one parent born overseas....


20 Apr 2017

Media Diversity Australia is a nationwide, not-for-profit organisation, that seeks to promote balanced representation in Australian media that reflects the community it serves.

Research report

29 Mar 2017

Despite the increasingly high profile of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australian society, surprisingly little is known in the public domain about the ways women’s specialist services provide help to the victims/survivors. When it comes to Aboriginal women, high rates of violence have been...

Discussion paper

27 Mar 2017

In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and engagement of accredited interpreters....

Research report

24 Mar 2017

Our indicator reports monitor changes over the Transforming Health program implementation. We selected indicators to monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps :

Too many deaths occur in our hospitals...

Research report

23 Mar 2017

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommends that the Australian government establish an interdepartmental working group to liaise with Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) groups, so as to identify priority areas to address disadvantage, improve coordination with state governments,...

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

The term ‘cultural icon’ is generally used to refer to individuals or images, objects, visual sign, monuments, space etc. In semiotics the term ‘icon’ is used to refer to a sign that bears close resemblance to the object that it stands for. Icons are particularly...

Working paper

8 Feb 2017

The limited empirical evidence available in Australia points to beneficial effects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ identification with their culture across a range of outcome domains. Living in remote communities, with limited mainstream economic opportunity, services and infrastructure – notably inadequate housing –...