Cultural diplomacy

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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...
Literature review

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Australian Coroners Courts

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.
Strategy

The Gurra Gurra Framework 2020-2026

This strategy aims to help Queensland Department of Environment and Science to reframe relationships with Indigenous people by holding Country and First Nations people at the centre of policies and programs to service delivery.
Journal article

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.
Guide

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...
Report

Creative economies in the Indo-Pacific and COVID-19

CSIS spent the past year studying how Australia and India have grown their creative sectors and consider how foreign assistance and development aid tools can help other Indo-Pacific countries build capacity in their creative economies. This report focuses on four major creative industries—film and television...
Report

Public displays of affection: how can artists rebrand soft power?

This publication reports on a conference that explored the relationship of arts and cultural initiatives to soft-power agendas which, along with ‘market’ and ‘audience development,’ often underpin the Australian government’s investment in international arts activities.
Report

Institutional racism: audit of South Australia’s Local Health Networks

The consequences of institutional racism can have a serious effect and has been widely recognised as needing to be addressed. This report summarises the outcome of the Health Performance Council’s work in this area in South Australia.
Report

Cancelled! How ideological cleansing threatens Australia

Like all modern societies, Australia has to understand, interpret and learn from its history. In this paper, Peter Kurti argues that we must be sure to protect our country, our communities and our citizens from the three dangers posed by cancel culture — the corrosion...
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.
Report

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.
Guide

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.
Website

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.
Book

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...
Report

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.