Indigenous children

NARROWER TERMS
Policy report

Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Australian Capital Territory 2020

This report reviews the progress of the ACT Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).
Guide

Turning the tide

This document has been developed to help guide consultations to inform the successor plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, particularly its dedicated focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Report

Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program

Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program aims to reduce the impact of ear disease and hearing loss on Indigenous children by providing a range of frontline services in remote areas. This report summarises the services provided by the program between 2007 and 2019.
Report

Gunbalanya-Kakadu disease cluster investigation: final report

This is the final report from the Northern Territory Government on the investigations into the findings of a retrospective cohort study on long-term Aboriginal residents living in the Gunbalanya-Kakadu area.
Report

Models for a National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people: options paper

This paper outlines a proposed model for the establishment of a National Commissioner that is based on examples of strongest compliance and provides concrete guidance for federal government decision-makers on the key elements required to establish an effective National Commissioner.
Submission

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service submission to the Department of Premier and Cabinet consultation on Victorian Youth Strategy

This submission focuses on the rights of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people involved in the criminal, civil and family law systems.
Report

Barhava report: Indi Kindi impact report

This report demonstrates how Indigenous programs that are strengths-based, designed with and led by the community, and – most importantly – put Indigenous peoples at the centre, are more likely to close the gap and deliver tangible and transformative impact on communities as a whole.
Report

Beyond therapy: the multiple benefits of using a service-learning model to enhance paediatric therapy in a remote area school

Flinders University researchers led a collaborative initiative between health and education staff that provided two four-week blocks of intense physiotherapy services at an additional needs school in Alice Springs. This report has been released to inform future service-learning placements in the same and comparable contexts.
Discussion paper

SNAICC options paper on the model for a National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People

This paper identifies a number of challenges and recommendations to the establishment of a National Commissioner for First Nations children and young people.
Journal article

The impact of hearing impairment on early academic achievement in Aboriginal children living in remote Australia: a data linkage study

This study aimed to investigate prevalence of otitis media (OM) and related hearing loss in Aboriginal children living in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia.