Fiona Stanley


Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here’s how

This article explores how to better address the missed targets in the 2020 Closing the Gap Report.

Urban Aboriginal people face unique challenges in the fight against coronavirus

The government needs to turn its attention to the COVID-19 risks Indigenous people face in urban and rural areas.

The greatest injustice: why we have failed to improve the health of Aboriginal people

Professor Fiona Stanley AC used her delivery of the 2008 Hawke Lecture 6 November 2008 to highlight Australia's failure to implement existing evidence to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Both an audio file and a written transcript are available from this site.
Journal article

Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

This study examines whether the use of swimming pools can reduce the high prevalence of infections among children in remote Aboriginal communities. The communities of Jigalong and Mugarinya, in Western Australia, had public swimming pools installed in 2000, which were managed by the Royal Life...

Children's health and development: new research directions for Australia

The papers in this publication have been developed from presentations made at a workshop held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 2001. The purpose of that meeting was to explore the possibility of establishing a national multidisciplinary research partnership focused on the needs...