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This Resource Sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways.
Mentoring is a relationship intervention strategy that research is showing...
This report provides information on adults aged 18-64 years with psychotic illness in contact with public specialised mental health services, as well as those receiving mental health services from non-government organisations.
The second national survey of psychotic illness was conducted in 2010 to provide...
Every year in Australia suicide claims the lives of around 2000 Australians placing it ahead of road traffic accidents and skin cancer as a cause of death.
For young people aged 15 to 24, it is the number one cause of death. Despite this,...
This paper argues that paternalist policies may be considered justifiable under circumstances where high stakes decisions are involved, the decisions being made by individuals are irreversible and it is possible to identify failures in people’s reasoning.
It is further argued that if paternalist interventions...
The Report on Government Services 2012 was released in January 2012. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has identified the performance of mainstream services in relation to Indigenous Australians as a particular focus of the Report, and an Indigenous Compendium collating relevant data...
The Productivity Commission's annual Report on Government Services devotes particular attention to mainstream services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This Compendium makes these data readily accessible in one publication.
This edition of the Compendium, like the 2010 Report, contains additional reporting...