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The capacity of Indigenous community housing organisations

Remote location, inadequate governance procedures and lack of economies of scale undermine the organisational performance of indigenous community housing organisations. Authors: Karel Eringa, Frederick Spring, Mara West, Martin Anda, Paul Memmott and Stephen Long

Australian native title anthropology: strategic practice, the law and the state

This book examines the practical aspects of anthropology that are relevant to the exercise of the discipline within the native title context.
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Is 'Close the Gap' a useful approach?

There is widespread enthusiasm for the Australian government's commitment to 'Close the Gap' in Indigenous disadvantage, health status and life expectancy. Yet despite the rhetoric, the pursuit of statistical equality for Indigenous Australians is not a novel or particularly promising approach.{C} It is also an...
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The Aboriginal Australian Family Wellbeing Program: a historical analysis of the conditions that enabled its spread

This study examined the scaling of the Aboriginal-developed Family Wellbeing (FWB) program, that spread nationally to sixty known sites and was delivered to more than 3,500 participants.

How young Indigenous people are faring

This report uses ABS Census data to examine and comment on changes in the education and labour force participation of young Indigenous people (15 to 19 year-olds, 20 to 24 year-olds and 25 to 29 year-olds). This paper is complemented by a second publication, Keeping...

Indigenous legal rights to freshwater: Australia in the international context

The paper undertakes a comparative overview of the law as it pertains to Indigenous rights in freshwater in four countries: the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. It is organised around four themes of particular concern to contemporary Indigenous Australians: ownership of water, water...

10 out of 10 deadly health stories: nutrition and physical activity: successful program from NSW Aboriginal community controlled health services

This booklet presents the stories of ten nutrition and physical activity programs for Indigenous people in New South Wales, demonstrating the potential and effectiveness of community initiatives. The programs were all delivered by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (aCCHSs), in rural, urban, or regional areas...

Literacy in remote Indigenous Australia

The literacy debate rarely addresses the critical social and historical factors that also account for why literacy levels among remote Indigenous youth are lower than their mainstream counterparts. The focus on schooling obscures the less obvious fact that we must also be cognisant of the...

Developing a national Indigenous policy framework that recognises needs, rights and legacies and delivers results

It argues for a very different policy framework that looks to openly combine three interlinked elements: needs-based citizenship rights, special Indigenous rights, and compensatory ‘social justice’ rights. This paper is based on a presentation to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) National Conference, ‘Building...

9th National Rural Health Conference: standing up for rural health: learning from the past, action for the future

The 9th National Rural Health Conference took place in Albury in 2007, with the theme: 'Standing up for rural health: learning from the past, action for the future'. The conference presents papers on research and service issues of concern to rural and remote Australia, which...