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...
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.
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...
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.
Cultural adaptation of health interventions including a nutrition component in Indigenous peoples: a systematic scoping review
This paper is the first to characterise cultural adaptation strategies used in health interventions with a nutrition component for Indigenous peoples. While the majority used multiple cultural adaptation strategies, few focused on involving Indigenous constituents at a deep level.
This research report examines how exposure to different types of care (relative/kinship vs. foster care) is related to developmental outcomes of children who have experienced out-of-home care over a five year period.
Coroners Courts in many jurisdictions throughout Australia are seeking ways to ensure their processes and practices are culturally sensitive, particularly for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands families. This report provides a sound base for reviewing culturally sensitive practices within the coronial system.
This report is intended to keep government accountable for improving outcomes for and with Aboriginal Victorians, as well as ongoing work to progress Aboriginal self-determination.
A new National Disability Strategy: report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagements
This report intends to provide a synopsis of the consultations with First Nations peoples living with disabilities in remote locations in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
This paper provides a conceptual model of practice, working at the cultural interface where knowledges are valued and innovations can occur. This model of practice is where knowledges and cultures can co-exist, and it could be the answer to Closing the Gap in life expectancy...
Cultural respect in midwifery service provision for Aboriginal women: longitudinal follow-up reveals the enduring legacy of targeted program initiatives
This study provides evidence that well-designed and delivered Indigenous content and community placement opportunities in midwifery programs can have a lasting impact on service provision to Aboriginal women.
Principles guiding ethical research in a collaboration to strengthen Indigenous primary healthcare in Australia: learning from experience
This paper explores culturally collaborative approaches to improve Indigenous health research.
In this position paper, the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association illustrates the need for culturally safe practices in patient identification, to support the development of policies and services related to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This report investigates how First Nations people can receive quality health care in culturally safe ways, when presenting to hospital emergency departments.
Medical decision making using knowledge of patient identification as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander: what do medical students think?
This study investigates medical student attitudes regarding medical decisions made after asking if patients are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.
The results of the first large-scale survey of the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at work give plenty of food for thought.
This project aimed to gain a firsthand understanding of the diversity of Indigenous workers’ experiences. The project is Indigenous-led, and has been overseen by a panel of distinguished Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academics and employment practitioners.
The Australian business guide to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Designed to complement the global business reference guide for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) issued in 2013, this guide provides practical advice about how executives and companies can understand, respect and embed the rights of Indigenous Australians into their...
Something stronger: truth-telling on hurt and loss, strength and healing, from First Nations people with disability
The purpose of this research paper is to support engagement with the First Nations disability community that is considerate of their cultural values and beliefs on disability and inclusion, and acknowledges the unique traumas arising from their experiences of social isolation, inequality and discrimination.
This review summarises the emerging research and knowledge, key themes and principles surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and concepts of healing and social and emotional wellbeing as they relate to suicide prevention.