How data sovereignty can empower First Australian communities to define success on their own terms, and in so doing, improve outcomes for people.
Many Indigenous communities in the USA have used tribal self-determination and access to land to build an economic base and deliver benefits to their people.
While the circumstances in the USA differ from both Australia and New Zealand, two US experts believe that some...
This report was conducted to explore what cultural factors are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gain and understanding of how these factors relate to health and wellbeing. It was developed as part of the Mayi Kuwayu project – a national longitudinal...
This discussion paper is designed to inform the national consultation process about the value, role, scope and form of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA).
This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.
The Policy Shop is a podcast at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
The right to self-determination and recognition feature prominently in debates surrounding Indigenous peoples in Australia and indeed around the world.
In this episode New Zealand Māori constitutional lawyer, Dr Moana Jackson...
This guide provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
This guideline is intended primarily for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research participants and communities, but will also be a useful resource for researchers and for others interested in understanding more about such research.
The impact of neoliberal governance on Indigenous peoples in liberal settler states may be both enabling and constraining. This book is distinctive in drawing comparisons between three such states—Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
The Dungala Kaiela ‘Defining Goulburn Murray’ Oration is an annual event co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. The Orations have rolling themes examining culture, climate change, economics and regional development, legal issues, health and society. The aim of the Oration is...
Recent research into the pressures on the out-of-home care (OOHC) system concluded that there was a limited amount of research driven by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community itself, which indicates that Indigenous voices are not being adequately captured. This silencing means that the...
This guide provides case studies of international jurisdictions that have historic treaties or modern treaty-making processes, self-governance arrangements, and other mechanisms aimed at realising self-determination for Indigenous peoples.
This guide provides a broad overview of some of the most significant historical initiatives, events and policies aimed towards negotiating a treaty or treaty-like agreement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders that have occurred at the Commonwealth level, as well as a summary of recent...
The Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 (‘Advancing the Treaty Bill’) was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Natalie Hutchins, on 7 March 2018.
All available data suggest that, like many other Indigenous peoples, Australian Aborigines are significantly more likely to kill themselves than are non-Aboriginal Australians. This research explores the possibility that higher-than-normal Aboriginal suicide rates may also be a function of coronial decision-making practices.
The Indigenous Public Servant Forum brought together senior Indigenous public servants from Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the forum was to establish cross-jurisdictional networks and share experiences of both challenges and success.
This report outlines the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group’s final recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body.
These recommendations have been informed by community consultations and the Aboriginal Community Assembly to ensure they reflect the desires and...
This report examines Indigenous mortality and life expectancy during the period 2001 to 2015, based on evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database.
This expenditure report provides estimates of the levels and patterns of Australian, State and Territory government expenditure on services relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Data are available for 2015-16, with historical data provided for 2012-13, 2010-11 and 2008-09.