First Peoples & Public Policy

APO acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and First Peoples of Australia and Māori, as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa-New Zealand. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this Collection and resources therein may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.
 

The APO First Peoples & Public Policy Collection brings together diverse, policy-relevant resources from the existing APO repository of over 40,000 resources, as well as new materials sourced from universities, think tanks, the media, and government departments and agencies.

The Collection resources support public servants, advisers, governments, community organisations, researchers, academics and students to source and access the policy, practice and research information they need.

The Collection is curated from a broad selection of key Indigenous policy topics, including business, arts, health, education, self-determination, justice and more, with a focus on strengths-based resources.

Inside the Collection, you will find a range of source materials including full-text research reports, articles, databases, videos, conference papers and opinion pieces.

The Collection acknowledges and highlights existing knowledge hubs, databases and information portals which support policy and practice for First Peoples.

The establishment of this Collection, in 2019, is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

First Peoples & Public Policy

Report

11 Feb 2019
27

This report presents key findings from the 2018 survey, showing the attitudes and perceptions Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians hold about each other.

Report

11 Feb 2019
135

This report details a symposium in October 2018 which brought together experts from around the country to discuss the ways that truth telling could support healing and reconciliation in Australia.

Report

7 Feb 2019
158

This is a record of inquest hearings into the deaths of thirteen children and young persons in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, held in 2017.

Report

5 Feb 2019
107

This paper argues that although the Inuit and the Sámi continue to face inertia and resistance to change from non-Indigenous governments at all levels, continuing the development of robust and effective institutions of self-rule and shared rule is critical to the success of Indigenous self-determination...

Report

5 Feb 2019
54

This evaluation report draws on administrative data to examine participation and employment outcomes over the first two years of the Community Development Programme.

Report

5 Feb 2019
342

This is a brief summary of the Community Development Programme evaluation, drawing on the community fieldwork and administrative data evaluation reports.

Report

Summary report of community voices and stakeholder perspectives from eight communities
5 Feb 2019
33

This evaluation report presents community views on the Community Development Programme (CDP) based on surveys with community members, CDP providers and stakeholders across eight remote communities.

Survey

25 Jan 2019
129

Based on the Life in Australia study, this report assesses Australians' support for Australia Day on 26 January.

Data portal

24 Jan 2019
13

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has over 1000 books, publications and presentions published through internal activities, conferences and the Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal.

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Journal article

23 Jan 2019
205

This article explores questions regarding the development and support of Indigenous priorities and self-determination in Australian libraries and archives. It calls for greater use of Indigenous research methodologies within library and archival science in order to seek ways to decolonize and simultaneously indiginze libraries and...

Collection

23 Jan 2019
11

Search the world's largest collection dedicated to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

The AIATSIS collection is vast and covers all aspects of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Our published holdings bring together items that are otherwise distributed across...

Report

23 Jan 2019
9

This paper uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends in Indigenous partnering and fertility between 2006 and 2016. The proportion of Indigenous adults who are partnered (either married or living in a de facto relationship) fell during the period examined....

Commentary

22 Jan 2019
12

The Uluru Statement’s plan for an Indigenous Voice should be put to a vote as soon as possible, argues Gabrielle Appleby.

Report

21 Jan 2019
213

This paper argues that Indigenous university participation and attainment has failed to keep pace with non-Indigenous growth. As a result, there is a large and growing gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous university attendance and attainment of qualifications at degree level and above.

Report

18 Jan 2019
23

This papers uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends between 2006 and 2016 in two aspects of Indigenous education: school participation and Year 12 attainment.

Journal article

14 Jan 2019
35

The launch of the third edition of the National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in March 2018 heralds a renewed commitment to improving the delivery of preventive care, and should reinvigorate discussions on the effectiveness of Indigenous-specific health...

Collection

21 Dec 2018
10

With a broad range of international Indigenous research resources brought together, the Informit Indigenous Collection offers a variety of content on both historical and topical issues within Indigenous studies. Readily available, the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework encompasses anthropology, community development, cultural studies, economics, education, health,...

Report

20 Dec 2018
13

Going On-Country is expected to have many benefits for the physical, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal people living in remote areas. Whilst there is evidence that ‘Caring for Country’ programs can improve Aboriginal health, there has been little consideration for the potential benefits...

Report

20 Dec 2018
125

First Nations art and craft is not simply a collection of design elements in some artistic media presentation. They are in fact a representation of cultural songlines. Art is therefore integral to the cultural identity, stories and history of First Nations peoples. It is about...

Working paper

20 Dec 2018
95

This statement outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC).