Topics: Policies

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice

Clapham K, Duncan C (2017) Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice In: Browning C, Kendig H, O’Loughlin K, eds. Ageing in Australia: challenges and opportunities. New York: Springer: 103-125


Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands: community-controlled comprehensive primary health care @ Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

Lyon P (2016) Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands: community-controlled comprehensive primary health care @ Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Alice Springs: Finders University


Referendum Council: Get the full picture

17 April, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017  Cultural ways  Policies  

The Referendum Council has launched a new website to host digital consultations and provide information on the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Close the Gap: progress and priorities report 2017

Wright P, Lewis P (2017) Close the Gap: progress and priorities report 2017 Canberra: Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee


Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment: Ear and Hearing Health Program – July 2012 to June 2016

Tong B, Pan R, Kok B, Penm R, Watson J (2017) Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment: Ear and Hearing Health Program – July 2012 to June 2016 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy

27 March, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017  Disability  Policies  

National Disability Insurance Agency (2017) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy Canberra: National Disability Insurance Scheme


National framework for determining scope of practice for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health worker/health practitioner workforce

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (2016) National framework for determining scope of practice for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health worker/health practitioner workforce Canberra: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association


Implementation Plan Advisory Group Consultation 2017 – My Life, My Lead

The Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) Consultation 2017 provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and leaders, government and the non-government and private sector to help shape the next implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.  It is part of the process to work through issues […]


2016 Australian reconciliation barometer

27 February, 2017 | Posted in Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017  Policies  Research  Social issues  

Reconciliation Australia (2017) 2016 Australian reconciliation barometer Canberra: Reconciliation Australia


June Oscar AO appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Government has announced June Oscar AO as the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, replacing outgoing commissioner Mick Gooda, who has served in the role since 2010.


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