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

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

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

Bail and parole app scoping project: final report

This project scoped whether application software for a mobile or similar device (an app) that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on bail or parole is regarded as appropriate, useful and beneficial within the ACT Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities involved with the...
Report

Who gets to tell Australian stories? 2.0

This report examines the Indigenous and cultural diversity of Australian news and current affairs television media. Overall, the findings show that Australian news and current affairs programs fail to represent the society they serve.
Strategy

Mparntwe/Alice Springs Social Order Response 2022-2023

The Northern Territory Government, in partnership with Lhere Artepe, the Alice Springs Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce are implementing a range of measures to support the community and improve social outcomes. This response focuses on three key areas to improve safety, support stronger...
Report

Closing the water for people and communities gap: improving water services to First Nations remote communities

The Water Services Association of Australia initiated this review of remote water services to elevate the issues in the national conversation, and to recommend ways to close the gap in the delivery of safe drinking water, including water quality and water security.
Report

Dalarinji - 'Your story': community roadmaps

This report sets out key findings from a project investigating the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ people in New South Wales.
Report

Aboriginal private rental access in Victoria: "Excluded from the start"

The systemic barriers and challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians examined in this report represent an extension of long-term barriers and systemic discrimination that perpetuate cycles of disadvantage and disempowerment among Aboriginal people in Victoria. The report authors argue that greater connection between elements of the private...
Literature review

Literature review on yarning circles in a criminal justice context

This report presents a select literature review on yarning circles within the justice system, to provide insight into the unique cultural elements of yarning practices and inform how yarning circles can best operate in ACT justice system.
Report

Mapping the digital gap - background paper: project objectives, context and methods

The 'Mapping the Digital Gap' project involves working with remote First Nations communities to measure and track changes in digital inclusion levels and media use within each community over three years, from 2022–2024. This working paper sets out the project’s approach, covering its main objectives...
Policy report

The development and implementation of alcohol policy: anthropological insights on translation from the global (the World Health Organization) to the local (Indigenous Australia)

In this paper, the author explores the challenges of implementing policy advice when moving from the global (in the form of the World Health Organization) to the local (Australian Indigenous communities). The paper also examines change in societal policies, compares experiences across societies, and tracks...
Position paper

Queensland government response to the Treaty Advancement Committee report 2022

The Queensland Government has accepted 18 of the Committee’s recommendations in full including those that will be co-designed. Four recommendations are accepted-in-principle as further policy development is required.
Report

WSAA preliminary report: improving water services to remote First Nations communities

In 2021, WSAA commissioned Eric Vanweydeveld to review remote water services in Australia, and to recommend ways to close the gap in the delivery of safe drinking water, including water quality and water security. This report outlines the preliminary findings.
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.
Guide

Strong strides together: meeting the educational goals for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

Schools play a central role in the day-to-day educational experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. The commitment of teachers and school leaders to sustained positive change is a critical factor in ensuring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students have access to high-quality learning...
Report

Northern Territory Treaty Commission: final report

Since its commencement in March 2019, the Northern Territory Treaty Commission has consulted with Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory and conducted research to inform the development of a framework for Treaty negotiations between First Nations Territorians and the Northern Territory (NT) Government. This report...
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...
Report

Victoria Police handling of complaints made by Aboriginal people: audit report

This audit report sheds new light on Victoria Police's handling of complaints by Aboriginal people and identifies concerning patterns in current processes. The report outlines IBAC's findings and makes recommendations to improve Victoria Police processes.
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.