Curated from a broad selection of key Indigenous policy topics, the First Peoples & Public Policy Collection brings together diverse, policy-relevant practice resources and research information to support the development and implementation of better public policy.
Impact of racism and discrimination on physical and mental health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living in Australia: a systematic scoping review
Background: Racism is increasingly recognised as a significant health determinant that contributes to health inequalities. In Australia efforts have been made to bridge the recognised health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. This systematic scoping review aimed to assess, synthesise...
The destruction of the Juukan Gorge heritage sites by Rio Tinto in May 2020 was an event that shocked the nation. This report highlights the need for legislative change at Commonwealth, State and Territory levels to ensure the protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
This second progress report outlines the NSW Government’s work to progress the commitments made to Stolen Generations survivors. The views of survivors are embedded in this report, guiding government on areas to focus upon in the coming years.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the experts in knowledge translation. Research, evaluation and communication – these actions have been part of their culture for countless generations. In this publication, the authors provide several examples of Indigenous knowledge translation in practice.
Indigenous community-led programs to address food and water security: protocol for a systematic review
This article seeks to provide insights on models and mechanisms to encourage action and metrics for quantifying success of Indigenous community-led programs to improve food and water security.
Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: key findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Information on the burden of disease and injuries, as well as the contribution of various risk factors to burden, is important for monitoring population health and for providing an evidence base to inform health policy and service planning. This report provides information on burden of...
The Letters Patent establishing the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission require the Commission to have 'due regard to the views and insight provided by the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria, in a report or reports from community consultation undertaken by it'. This report has been prepared for...
The National Deaths in Custody Program has monitored the extent and nature of deaths occurring in prison, police custody and youth detention in Australia since 1980. In 2019-20 there were 113 deaths in custody. This report contains detailed information on these deaths and compares the...
First Nations regional and national representation: aligning local decision making in NSW with Closing the Gap and the proposed Indigenous Voice
Recent shifts in national policies have resulted in questions about how established regional forms of representation, such as those involved in NSW’s Local Decision Making initiative, will be aligned with new policy priorities and processes. This paper seeks to clarify the terrain of competing and...