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Diversity in the Western Australian resources sector

This study looks at the representation of women and Indigenous employees in the resource sector workforce in Western Australia.

After the siren: the community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australia Rules Football

This report highlights the broader role AFL can play in a community, by being the conduit through which community programs targeted at health and safety can be delivered, and the means through which communities can be brought together.
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The Cashless Debit Card evaluation: does it really prove success?

This issues paper asks whether the the Cashless Debit Card trial is achieving its stated objectives.
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Factors affecting the self-monitoring of blood glucose levels in Aboriginal patients: findings from a remote community

Appropriate educational interventions aiming patient awareness and empowerment are needed to improve self-monitoring of blood glucose.

Indigenous contemporary music action plan: Towards a stronger Indigenous contemporary music sector

The national action plan is a framework which Australian, state and territory governments can use to assess their existing programs, consider new directions and identify new partners to support Indigenous contemporary music, at a pace and level which suits the budgets, situation and timelines of...

Australia lags behind in Indigenous political participation: expert

This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The opportunity costs of the status quo in the Thamarrurr Region

This report by John Taylor and Owen Stanley was originally prepared as part of the Council of Australian Governments' Indigenous Community Coordination Pilot trial at Wadeye in the Northern Territory. The study aimed at answering questions from the COAG partners as to the opportunity cost...

Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights

In this paper Megan Davis draws on the objectives of one of the four National Strategies in the Roadmap for Reconciliation, 'Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rights'. She provides an overview of the framework of human rights, relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders...
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Engaging with holism in Australian Aboriginal health policy: a review

The ideal concept of holistic health is centrally placed in Australian Aboriginal health policies and strategies. Advocates suggest that its effective uptake will enable health improvements. Yet we are continually reminded of the shocking state of Aboriginal health. In this review of Australian literature Mark...

Indigenous labour supply constraints in the West Kimberley

This paper examines a set of supply-side issues that undermine successful Indigenous participation in the West Kimberley resource boom.The West Kimberley is the latest region in Western Australia poised to reap huge benefits from a super-cycle of resource exploitation. Labour demand is at an all-time...