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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.

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) is a website aimed at Indigenous allied health professionals, students, and their non-Indigenous allied health colleagues and people interested in improving Indigenous health. 


New portfolio announced for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery

9 June, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009  Policies  Remote  Rural  

A new portfolio for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery has been created in a Federal Government Cabinet shuffle.


Research priorities and policy-research interface – views of selected senior Aboriginal health policy makers

1 June, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009  Policies  Research  

Sibthorpe B (2009) Research priorities and policy-research interface – views of selected senior Aboriginal health policy makers. Darwin: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation consultations begin

The Healing Foundation Development Team has begun conducting community workshops across Australia to listen to ideas for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation. The establishment of the Healing Foundation was announced by the Australian Government in its 2009-10 Budget and funding of $26.6 million over four years was allocated.


Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health plan 2008-2013

Environmental Health Unit, Queensland Health (2008) Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health plan 2008-2013 Brisbane: Queensland Health


Is ‘Close the Gap’ a useful approach to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians?

25 May, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009  Policies  

Pholi K, Black D, Richards C (2009) Is ‘Close the Gap’ a useful approach to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians? Australian Review of Public Affairs;9(2):1-14


The Australian Government Budget 2009-10: information of relevance to Indigenous health

13 May, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009  Health  Policies  

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered his second Australian Government Budget on Tuesday evening, 12 May 2009. The following links provide information on the Budget and its implications for Indigenous health.


AHCWA Member Conference: Developing new health leadership

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) held the Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2009 on 25 and 26 March 2009 in Fremantle, Western Australia.


Announcement of Australia’s support of the UN Indigenous rights declaration

6 April, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009  Cultural ways  Policies  

Australia has officially backed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reversing the Howard Government’s vote against it in 2007.


Closing the gap – the challenge: CDC action plan

Krause V (2008) Closing the gap – the challenge: CDC action plan. The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin;15(4):1-3


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