Cultural diplomacy

Position paper

Addressing social and cultural determinants in primary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

This position statement focuses on the effects of social and cultural issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, while recognising the benefits to all of a system-wide response.

It’s time for a culture change

This report proposes that the current Australian government should adopt the Whitlam Government’s general policy direction to enhance its cultural engagement with Papua New Guinea.
Policy report

Mind your tongue

As Australia is compelled to engage with a more confrontational China, there’s a risk that political commentary and media reporting on Chinese influence and interference operations in Australia could affect Chinese-Australian communities adversely. This briefing paper offers some constructive suggestions to address the issue.

You can't say that!

This is a terminology guide. It is a glossary of terms created to influence change and introduce appropriately consulted language into the space of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander discourse.
Journal article

Exploring Aboriginal aged care residents’ cultural and spiritual needs in South Australia

This study may provide carers, aged care centre managers and policy makers with information on the need of resources, funding, organised care plan and management, and cultural competency of carers to be considered to improve Aboriginal aged care protocols for integrating cultural care into practice.

Taiwan culture toolkit

The Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) has designed and created the "Taiwan Culture Toolkit", in order to strengthen global connection with a service focus on international mainstream communities. This toolkit is a multilingual website that includes literature, cinema, fine and traditional performing arts.

Respecting culture and country

This book is a tribute by the Australian government to the work of Indigenous communities managing land and sea country. Indigenous Protected Areas are one of Australia’s conservation success stories – protecting culture and country, while providing a pathway to meaningful jobs and positive health...

Partnering with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to deliver trusted services with stronger outcomes

This report is the product of roundtable events facilitated by WACOSS and the Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council between April 2018 and May 2019, to build partnership between Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Community Service Organisations.
Audio podcast

Disconnect: Sky camp

In some Aboriginal cultures, when someone passes away, their name and image should not be spoken or seen, let alone shared online. In this episode we discuss the topic of death, and how customs surrounding death are being challenged by social media and internet use.
Policy report

Aboriginal and dual naming policy

The purpose of this document is to provide advice and direction to the Tasmanian community about the application of Aboriginal names for naming Tasmanian geographic features and places.