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National Centre for Indigenous Studies

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Deficit discourse and Indigenous health

This report explores ‘deficit discourse’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy. ‘Discourse’, in this context, encompasses thought represented in written and spoken communication and/or expressed through practices.

Deficit discourse and strengths-based approaches: changing the narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing

This report explores strengths-based approaches to shifting the deficit narrative in the Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.

Reconciliation: beyond the bridges and sorry

In his Reconciliation Week lecture at Parliament House on 25 May 2004 Patrick Dodson discussed future priorities, including the need for a new representative body to replace ATSIC.