First Peoples & Public Policy

APO acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and First Peoples of Australia and Māori, as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa-New Zealand. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this Collection and resources therein may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.
 

The APO First Peoples & Public Policy Collection brings together diverse, policy-relevant resources from the existing APO repository of over 40,000 resources, as well as new materials sourced from universities, think tanks, the media, and government departments and agencies.

The Collection resources support public servants, advisers, governments, community organisations, researchers, academics and students to source and access the policy, practice and research information they need.

The Collection is curated from a broad selection of key Indigenous policy topics, including business, arts, health, education, self-determination, justice and more, with a focus on strengths-based resources.

Inside the Collection, you will find a range of source materials including full-text research reports, articles, databases, videos, conference papers and opinion pieces.

The Collection acknowledges and highlights existing knowledge hubs, databases and information portals which support policy and practice for First Peoples.

The establishment of this Collection, in 2019, is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

First Peoples & Public Policy

Strategy

20 Mar 2019
0

This Australian Government strategy document includes actions to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across its departments and agencies. These actions are grouped under the Australian Government's interpretation of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages themes.

Report

A report prepared by the Lowitja Institute for the Close the Gap Steering Committee
19 Mar 2019
0

To address the widening life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians, this report identifies three priority areas that must be addressed.

Report

12 Mar 2019
285

This report shows that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over have complex and varied needs. It brings together data from more than twenty sources to identify potential measures or factors which may be associated with vulnerability to abuse.

Report

5 Mar 2019
406

This annual report aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Report

27 Feb 2019
204

The purpose of this report is to outline key initiatives by universities to improve Indigenous higher education participation and success and deepen relationships and knowledge in institutions. The report draws on 2017 sector-wide statistics and qualitative information provided by universities in survey responses.

Report

26 Feb 2019
41

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

Discussion paper

Discussion guide
25 Feb 2019
464

The purpose of this discussion guide is to assist Aboriginal Victorians to lead the design of a new accountability mechanism to keep government accountable to community in Aboriginal affairs.

Strategy

21 Feb 2019
55

The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.

Report

21 Feb 2019
21

Feedback from the public consultation on the Maihi Karauna strategy, held in September 2018. closed on 30 September 2018.

Report

21 Feb 2019
21

Twenty-five years has passed since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). This paper examines the trends and characteristics of Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991–92, using data obtained through the National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP).

Report

21 Feb 2019
31

This report provides updated statistics on hospitalisations among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to injury. The report highlights specific areas of disadvantage in comparison with non-Indigenous people with respect to the types and causes of injury requiring hospitalisation.

Report

21 Feb 2019
10

This report is furnished to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs (the Minister) pursuant to s 50(1)(d) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and in accordance with the Terms of Reference, for the purpose of providing the Minister with current information and recommendations...

Report

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Productivity Commission
20 Feb 2019
231

This audit was undertaken to provide assurance that the Closing the Gap framework is appropriately governed, and that monitoring and reporting arrangements are being managed effectively and draw on accurate and appropriate data.

Report

20 Feb 2019
146

This report explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and shows how these libraries celebrate local Indigenous culture.

Briefing paper

19 Feb 2019
8

Every year around Waitangi Day there is debate about what the day is, and whether it should continue as it is. So what is Waitangi Day? Is it a day of protest? A day of commemoration? A day of celebration? A day at the beach?...

Report

19 Feb 2019
325

This report outlines how the Victorian Government is tracking against its commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians, as measured against the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework.

Report

19 Feb 2019
61

ASIC has provided this update on its planned actions in relation to the recommendations of the report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Report

14 Feb 2019
633

This is the final report against the framework established in 2008, and marks a transition to the next phase of Closing the Gap.

Report

14 Feb 2019
268

For the first time, the Queensland Government has produced a new publication, a 'report card' contribution which it says moves away from a deficit model towards one underpinned by community strengths.

Commentary

14 Feb 2019
270

Some targets seem easier to meet than others, while some are just plain unreliable. Here are four things we've learnt from the last decade of Closing the Gap policy.