Indigenous children


The budget has more money for school programs for Indigenous boys than girls

This article investigates why Indigenous boys’ programs receiving significantly higher funding than programs for Indigenous girls.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy — Children and Schooling program and Safety and Wellbeing program

The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department...

Indigenous children are leaving out-of-home care to uncertain futures. This is the support they need

Little is known about the experiences of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, or the effectiveness of existing services to support their transition to adulthood.
Journal article

Strengths-based approaches for quantitative data analysis: a case study using the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children

This paper describes and empirically evaluates a set of strategies to support strengths-based quantitative analysis relating to Indigenous health and wellbeing.
Journal article

Improving the engagement of Aboriginal families with maternal and child health services: a new model of care

The purpose of this paper is to outline the Early Assessment Referral Links (EARL) concept that was trialled in the Glenelg Shire in Victoria, Australia (2009–2014) to improve the engagement of Aboriginal families in maternal and child health (MCH) services.

Review into the quality of health services provided by Bamaga Hospital

This report presents the findings of an investigation into the safety and quality of health services at Bamaga Hospital, Queensland, following the death of of a six-year-old Torres Strait Islander boy from Bamaga, Queensland.

Aboriginal workforce development statewide strategy 2020–2025

This strategy document identifies ways to strengthen the Aboriginal workforce as part of the government’s commitment to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children and families.

South Australia's outcomes framework for children and young people

This framework supports the development and wellbeing of South Australians from birth to 18 years. It adopts a long-term focus to track and improve the outcomes of all children and young people.

Hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory

This report presents information on hearing health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory.

Submission to the Western Australian Standing Committee on Legislation’s Inquiry into the Children and Community Services Amendment Bill 2019 (WA)

First Nations organisations SNAICC and Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council (NFSWC) express high concerns that the Children and Community Services Amendment Bill (WA) in its current form, falls well short of what is needed to protect the rights of, and improve outcomes for First...