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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.

Prime Minister Rudd delivers his second Closing the Gap statement to Parliament

12 February, 2010 | Posted in Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010  Policies  

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered his second Closing the Gap statement to Parliament on 11 February 2010. He defended the present Government’s record on reducing Indigenous disadvantage.


The new “Indigenous health” incentive payment: issues and challenges

28 January, 2010 | Posted in Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010  Health services  Policies  

Couzos S, Thiele DD (2009) The new “Indigenous health” incentive payment: issues and challenges. Medical Journal of Australia;192:1-4


Social justice report 2009

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2009) Social justice report 2009. Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission


Closing the accountability gap: the first step towards better Indigenous health

18 January, 2010 | Posted in Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010  Health services  Policies  

Hudson S (2009) Closing the accountability gap: the first step towards better Indigenous health. Sydney: Centre for Independent Studies


Ethics Council established for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

13 January, 2010 | Posted in Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010  Ethics  Policies  

The inaugural Ethics Council has been established for the new representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.


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


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