Torres Strait Islander people

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Torres Strait Islanders
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Indigenous voice co-design process: final report to the Australian Government

This report proposes a strong, resilient and flexible system in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our communities will be part of genuine shared decision-making with governments at the local and regional level and have our voices heard by the Australian Parliament and...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Guide

Our way: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols

In 2021, the National Archives of Australia announced new protocols to guide its Indigenous community engagement and records management. These protocols aim to develop a culturally competent organisation that will facilitate trust between the National Archives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Guide

First Nations cultural safety framework

This framework was developed through a co-design process with a Reference Group that consisted of members of the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) Indigenous Culture and Diversity Committee and representatives from the other main AES Committees. The main aim of this paper is to outline the...
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...
Discussion paper

Climate change and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: discussion paper

This discussion paper describes climate change in Australia and its impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led initiatives in climate change adaptation and mitigation that strengthens wellbeing and benefits the global community.
Journal article

The path is made by walking: knowledge, policy design and impact in Indigenous policymaking

The central thrust of this article is that modernist state interventions, such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy enterprise, fail because they pay no attention to the knowledge, perspectives and practices embodied in and created by Indigenous people.
Guide

Asserting the modern matriarchy

The purpose of this guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment.
Report

Connecting to Country: an Australian Indigenous metagenomics strategy, environmental scan and research gap report

The purpose of this report is to assist the Indigenous Australian Genomics Committee of the Department of Health in identifying current research, clinical services and consumer engagement activities in the genomics field that are of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Guide

Yarning about sad news and sorry business

This toolkit, developed in collaboration with Health Consumers Queensland, gathers insights and perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Queensland on engagement and consultation processes in relation to palliative care.
Journal article

Impact of racism and discrimination on physical and mental health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living in Australia: a systematic scoping review

This systematic scoping review aimed to assess, synthesise, and analyse the evidence in Australia about the impacts of racism on the mental and physical health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Report

Profiling excellence: Indigenous knowledge translation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the experts in knowledge translation. Research, evaluation and communication – these actions have been part of their culture for countless generations. In this publication, the authors provide several examples of Indigenous knowledge translation in practice.
Briefing paper

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: key findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Information on the burden of disease and injuries, as well as the contribution of various risk factors to burden, is important for monitoring population health and for providing an evidence base to inform health policy and service planning. This report provides information on burden of...
Discussion paper

Indigenous digital inclusion plan: discussion paper - September 2021

This discussion paper provides a basis for stakeholder consultations supporting development of the Australian government’s Indigenous digital inclusion plan. It provides an overview of issues relating to digital inclusion for Indigenous Australians, including identification of barriers to digital inclusion and the role of existing programs...
Discussion paper

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts: issues paper

The Productivity Commission has started a new study into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts. This issues paper sets out some of the issues and questions that people have raised in the early stage of the study.