Strategy

The RHD Endgame Strategy: the blueprint to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is preventable. The collective experience of communities and clinicians, in addition to over 25 years of research, means the knowledge and evidence base now exists to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia. This strategy document brings together this experience, knowledge and...
Journal article

Tackling Indigenous smoking: a good news story in Australian tobacco control

The achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control are among the most encouraging stories in Australian tobacco control and in efforts to improve Indigenous health and to Close The Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Journal article

Wongee Mia: an innovative family-centred approach to addressing Aboriginal housing needs and preventing eviction in Australia

This paper is about an initiative emerging out of Perth (Western Australia) which is taking a different approach to addressing Aboriginal homelessness.
Report

“He’s never coming back”: People with disabilities dying in Western Australia’s prisons

This report examines the cases of eight people with disabilities who died in custody in Western Australia between 2015 and 2020, six of whom were Aboriginal people.
Discussion paper

Are we mates yet? Agreement making between States and First Nations

This paper has been developed for Aboriginal Affairs NSW (AANSW) to assist communities and policy developers in considering the topic of ‘agreement making’ between the State and First Nations peoples.
Journal article

What are the resourcing requirements for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care research project?

This article explores the findings of a research project that aimed to determine the validity of a previously developed culturally adapted depression screening tool for Indigenous people.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper on renewing the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia have produced this discussion paper which identifies key elements of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (NATSISPS) for renewal, changes to the policy space since 2013, and questions as to how the NATSISPS could be updated...
Report

Ombudsman's own initiative investigation in relation to issues surrounding the death in custody of Mr Wayne Fella Morrison

The Ombudsman conducted an ‘own initiative’ investigation of the Department for Correctional Services’ handling of various issues before and after the 2016 death of an Aboriginal prisoner, Mr Morrison.
Discussion paper

Indigenous cultural competency in the Australian teaching workforce

This paper aims to facilitate a re-imagining of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, identities and histories are reflected and understood in Australian classrooms. The ultimate goal is to improve how Australian education systems embrace the development of a culturally competent teaching workforce...
Report

Aboriginal participatory action research: an Indigenous research methodology strengthening decolonisation and social and emotional wellbeing

This report articulates how and why Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies need to be recognised as critical components of research to improve social and emotional wellbeing for First Nations people.