Aboriginal people (Australia)

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Aboriginal Australians


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Curated from a broad selection of key Indigenous policy topics, the First Peoples & Public Policy Collection brings together diverse, policy-relevant practice resources and research information to support the development and implementation of better public policy.
Report

Closing the Gap: annual data compilation report July 2022

This second annual data compilation report provides a point-in-time snapshot of data for monitoring progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, signed in July 2020.
Draft report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts: draft report

This draft report examines the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts, and makes preliminary recommendations to the Australian government to address deficiencies in these markets.
Working paper

Identity and support for policies towards Indigenous people: evidence from Australia

The outcome the authors investigate in this paper is the initiatives and policies targeting Indigenous populations in the context of Australia. They ask whether and how politicians’ and voters’ identities, defined based on a range of their observable characteristics, shape initiation and support of Indigenous-focused...
Discussion paper

Indigenous electoral power in the 2022 federal election: a geographic snapshot of latent potential

The authors of this paper suggest that Indigenous communities around Australia could wield significant electoral power if they mobilised the large cohort of non-participating eligible Indigenous vote.
Position paper

Lowitja Institute 2022 federal election priorities

In the lead-up to the 2022 federal election, the Lowitja Institute is calling on the incoming Australian government and federal Parliament to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Guide

Supporting young Aboriginal people who self-harm: a guide for families and communities

This guide aims to help families and communities in Western Australia understand what they can to do to support a young Aboriginal person who is self-harming.
Report

Interrogating relationships between student support initiatives and Indigenous student progression

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students are enrolling in university degrees at historically high rates. However, the majority of these students are not completing their qualifications. This research investigates the enrolment-completion gap and questioned what supports are available to Indigenous undergraduate students, and how...
Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander treaties, constitutional and legal recognition and representation in Australia: a chronology

The issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion in law, governance and the Constitution have a long history that can be tracked back to the establishment of the first colonies. This paper aims to provide a brief history and chronology of the recognition, representation...
Report

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2021

This publication aims to provide a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Report

Interim report on better corporate engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers: an issues paper

The Indigenous Affairs Committee has published this interim report for its inquiry into better corporate engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers. The report makes no formal policy recommendations to government, but highlights core issues that are intended to serve as a useful starting...
Policy report

Addressing coercive control without criminalisation

This policy brief sets out the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s position on the criminalisation of coercive control. It draws on international research and experience, consultation with other organisations working in this space.
Strategy

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2021–2031

This strategy document sets out the new national policy to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the next 10 years.
Case study

The Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership Group

This case study of the Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership Group offers insights for government and non-government organisations wishing to align policy and resources towards supporting community-led agendas for change. The case study draws on the knowledge and practice of the Bourke Tribal Council through Maranguka...
Strategy

Sector strengthening plan: health

This Health Sector Strengthening Plan (Health-SSP) is offered as a resource to be used over the next three years to prioritise, partner and negotiate beneficial sector-strengthening strategies. The long-term objective of the Health-SSP is to build a strong community-controlled sector.
Strategy

Victorian Aboriginal and local government strategy 2021–2026

This strategy document has been prepared for Victorian councils. It serves as a practical guide for councils across Victoria to help embed the voices and priorities of Aboriginal communities at a local government level.
Discussion paper

The new policy architecture for Closing the Gap: innovation and regression

This paper describes the core elements of the new policy architecture for Closing the Gap, set out in the National Partnership on Closing the Gap, finalised in mid-2020.
Report

Strengthening spirit and culture

This report builds the evidence base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s healing programs. It promotes the benefits of men and boys reconnecting with cultural values and shows clearly that government investment in Aboriginal community-led men’s healing and behaviour change programs delivers better healing...
Report

First Nations action plan: culture, career, capability

This publication is the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's response to the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce strategy 2020–24.
Evaluation

Rante-rante ampe Marle and Urreye: “Safe, respected and free from violence” projects evaluation

This evaluation uses a mixed method approach, and includes an assessment of the impact of the project on participants’ attitudes towards and beliefs about gender, violence and Aboriginal culture. The study also assesses the extent to which resources and media developed by the two projects...