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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.

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

11 January, 2010 | Posted in Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010  Environment  Health  Policies  Education  

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of quality information on good practice to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.


History, law, and policy as a foundation for health care delivery for Australian Indigenous children

Brown N (2009) History, law, and policy as a foundation for health care delivery for Australian Indigenous children. Pediatric Clinics of North America;56(6):1561-1576


Mick Gooda to be the new Social Justice Commissioner

16 December, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 4, October 2009 - December 2009  Policies  

Mr Mick Gooda will be the next Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, replacing Tom Calma who has been in the position since 2004. Mr Gooda’s five-year appointment will begin in February 2010. Attorney General Robert McClelland formally named Mick Gooda as the new commissioner on 16 December 2009. Mr McClelland said “Mr […]


Announcement of the new National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

23 November, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 4, October 2009 - December 2009  Policies  

Tom Calma has announced that a new national Indigenous representative body will be called the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.


Key directions for a social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing population health framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in Queensland

17 November, 2009 | Posted in Cultural ways  Social and emotional wellbeing  Policies  Queensland  

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland (2009) Key directions for a social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing population health framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in Queensland Cairns, Qld: Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland


Final report: CSIRO’s 3rd National Indigenous Science and Research Roundtable, in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) – nutrition and preventative health in Indigenous futures, 2009

9 November, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 4, October 2009 - December 2009  Nutrition  Policies  Research  Services  

CSIRO, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2009) Final report: CSIRO’s 3rd National Indigenous Science and Research Roundtable, in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) – nutrition and preventative health in Indigenous futures, 2009 Adelaide: CSIRO


A cost-based equity weight for use in the economic evaluation of primary health care interventions: case study of the Australian Indigenous population

Ong KS, Kelaher M, Anderson I, Carter R (2009) A cost-based equity weight for use in the economic evaluation of primary health care interventions: case study of the Australian Indigenous population. International Journal for Equity in Health;8(34)


Using policy and workforce development to address Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing

Jones C, Brideson T (2009) Using policy and workforce development to address Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing. Australasian Psychiatry;17(S1):S72 – S74


Healing Foundation Development Team releases report

The Healing Foundation Development Team has released the report Voices from the campfires: Establishing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.


Native Title housing amendment discussion paper

18 September, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 3, July 2009 - September 2009  Housing  Policies  

The Australian Government released a discussion paper on 13 August 2009 about possible amendments to the Native Title Act 1993 to accelerate the process for the construction of public housing and infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities.


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