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Legally invisible – how Australian laws impede stewardship and governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Posted on: 23 January, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 1, January 2012 – March 2012
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Howse G (2011)
Legally invisible – how Australian laws impede stewardship and governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

This report considers national stewardship and governance for health in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It investigates the current legislation and administrative systems in Australia and how effective they are in recognising and protecting the rights of Indigenous people in terms of health needs. The report details three frameworks in their review to conceptualise the laws and legal policy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and health care; a human rights approach, therapeutic jurisprudence and legal pluralism. The report concludes with the presentation of a number of options for law reform to address issues pertaining to the stewardship and governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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