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Aboriginal suicide is different: that’s one of the key messages that came out of the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention conference in May this year. Other messages follow from that one: local communities know best how to understand causes and build solutions;...
Current multiparty support has created a historic opportunity to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of Australia, to affirm their full and equal citizenship, and to remove the last vestiges of racial discrimination from the Constitution. The Expert Panel was...
The Kalgoorlie Youth Project (now named Guthoo, meaning we are one) aims to describe the perceptions, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal youth in Kalgoorlie Boulder. Guthoo contributes to a better understanding of the key drivers of youth disengagement in the region. The Guthoo Youth Project...
This paper describes the rationale underpinning formative research which will inform the design of a localized smoking cessation program for Aboriginal women living in the remote Pilbara region.
This report aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia.
The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...
The abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), and the national government reform agenda of the mid-2000s, brought about ‘mainstreaming’ of Indigenous programs and opened them up to new public management (NPM) principles. This paper discusses this change, particularly in relation to...
This report is the product of roundtable events facilitated by WACOSS and the Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council between April 2018 and May 2019, to build partnership between Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Community Service Organisations.
In 2018, the Western Australian government sought community views about a proposal to establish an independent statutory office for advocacy and accountability in Aboriginal affairs. This report outlines the main ideas and concerns raised through the feedback process.
This discussion paper outlines a proposal for a new statutory office to strengthen government’s accountability to Aboriginal Western Australians and to advocate for Aboriginal people’s interests in government policy and performance.