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National frameworks about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Posted on: 9 January, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017
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Vanden Heuvel A, Kehoe H, Ennis T, Dixon T, Cargill J (2016)
National frameworks about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report details the outcomes of a project undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the New South Wales Department of Education, Aboriginal Affairs to provide an overview of frameworks that describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides information about 10 national frameworks that fell within the agreed scope of the project. These were frameworks that: described Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and/or services provided to them; had a health focus or covered a number of different topics including health; and were either a conceptual framework or a national reporting framework. Some of the frameworks included are currently active while others are no longer in use. In this report, each framework is described according to a set of eight topics: the reason for its development; its purpose; underpinning elements; reporting protocols; consultation processes; review processes; structure; and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles.

The report details:

  • the scope of the project and the methodology used to identify relevant frameworks
  • each of the frameworks according to each of the eight topics
  • a discussion of key findings, particularly in relation to consultation and review processes, and provides some information on international frameworks of relevance.

Abstract from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare