David Martin

Briefing paper

Improving the reporting efficiency for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations: progress over a decade

This issues brief examines the evolution of the reporting requirements of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) over the last ten years, with a particular focus on programs funded by the Australian Government Department of Health (the Department). With one exception, the issues brief examines...
Discussion paper

Challenges for Australian native title anthropology: practice beyond the proof of connection

This Discussion Paper arises from a concern that the current contributions of anthropology in the Australian native title arena are often unnecessarily confined to the production of expert reports and other materials, in accordance with legal briefs and criteria established under native title law.

Power, culture, economy: Indigenous Australians and mining

Research over the past decade in health, employment, life expectancy, child mortality, and household income has confirmed that Indigenous Australians are still Australia's most disadvantaged group. Those residing in communities in regional and remote Australia are further disadvantaged because of the limited formal economic opportunities...
Journal article

An Aboriginal-driven program to prevent, control and manage nutrition-related 'lifestyle' diseases including diabetes

The Diabetes Management and Care Program was developed by a not-for-profit, Aboriginal-run organisation, Unity of First People of Australia, to address the special needs and problems of 'lifestyle' diseases among Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia. These lifestyle diseases include type 2 diabetes, obesity and...

Rethinking the design of Indigenous organisations

David Martin argues that a fundamental issue confronting Australian Indigenous groups and communities is how to develop the capacity to engage strategically with the general Australian society, in particular with its political and economic dimensions. 'Strategic engagement' refers to the processes through which Indigenous individuals...