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When people talk of a treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, the debate is often about high-level principles. Issues like sovereignty, self-determination and constitutional guarantees are undeniably important. People hold different views about them and these are debates we need to have if Australia is...
The politics of wellbeing is a potent theme in the literature. It seems that the indices of wellbeing that are important to the government may not always be important to Indigenous Australians.
Objective: Patterns of in-hospital surgical care for lung cancer in Western Australia were examined, including the effects of demographic, locational and socioeconomic disadvantage and the possession of private health insurance, on the likelihood of receiving surgery. Patients and methods: The WA Record Linkage Project was...
Australia is one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, despite relatively high standards of health and health care in Australia, not all Australians fare equally well in terms of their health and longevity.Males have a mortality rate that is 1.5 times...
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...
The Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership was developed to deliver improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health through the delivery of three projects:
* modelling the WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey for the Northern Territory and Queensland * national foetal...
The Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, the HealthInfoNet aims to contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and...
Produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, this new report contains all indigenous data reported in the Report on Government Services 2005 .
Released May 2005
State of Our Health is a set of indicators produced by the Health Performance Council to give a comprehensive picture of health in South Australia, in each local health network, and for South Australia’s Aboriginal population. State of Our Health uses 166 measures against...