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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.
Journal article

Importance of land, family and culture for a good life: remote Aboriginal people with disability and carers

This article discusses the challenges associated with accessing services and supports in remote communities that can impact on a good life for Aboriginal people with disability.
Journal article

Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable, lifelong disability. This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of the available information on FASD among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with reference to the limitations on population-based data and evaluated programs.
Report

Make healing happen: it's time to act

This report provides an insight into the experiences of Stolen Generations survivors, and the extent and complexity of their contemporary needs as they grow older. It presents demographic data about where Stolen Generations survivors and their families live, and it considers the impact of forced...
Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations aged 50 and over: updated analyses for 2018–19

In 2018–19 there were an estimated 27,200 surviving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over who had been removed from their families and communities as a result of past government policies. The findings of this report show that the Stolen Generations aged...
Report

Living our ways: a community-driven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disability research program

The underlying objective of this research was to elevate and promote the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in research and policy.
Report

Walykumunu nyinaratjaku: to live a good life

This is the final report for the collaborative research project that examined what makes a good life for Aboriginal people with a disability from the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands.
Journal article

Australian Aboriginal techniques for memorization: translation into a medical and allied health education setting

It is clear from these studies that students in the medical and allied health professions expect that memorization will play a substantial role in their training, and they are receptive to learning techniques that can improve memory tasks. The students sampled in this work viewed...
Discussion paper

Indigenous suicide: finding a catalyst for action

This paper aims to provide a catalyst for the actions needed to address the crisis of Indigenous suicide. It begins by examining a major barrier to addressing Indigenous suicide, before discussing some of the likely causes of suicide, and factors that make Indigenous suicide qualitatively...
Journal article

Identifying environmental determinants relevant to health and wellbeing in remote Australian Indigenous communities: a scoping review of grey literature

This research identifies built and socio-political environmental indicators from publicly available grey literature documents locally relevant to remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.