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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.

Inaugural Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Advisory Board meeting

22 September, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008  Policies  

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet‘s Advisory Board convened for the first time on 18 September 2008. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide expert strategic advice to the Director and Executive Group of the HealthInfoNet to assist in optomising the HealthInfoNet‘s contributions to “closing the gap” between the health of Indigenous and other Australians.The […]


The challenge of ‘closing the gaps’ in Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes

Altman J, Biddle N, Hunter B (2008) The challenge of ‘closing the gaps’ in Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes. (CAEPR Topical issue no. 8/2008) Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Equality and difference arguments in Australian Indigenous affairs: examples from income support and housing

11 August, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008  Policies  

Sanders W (2008) Equality and difference arguments in Australian Indigenous affairs: examples from income support and housing. (CAEPR Working Paper no. 38/2008) Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Building a sustainable national Indigenous representative body: issues for consideration

11 August, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008  Policies  

Aggarwal A, Calma T, Cheatham K, Chorn M, Dick D, et al. (2008) Building a sustainable national Indigenous representative body: issues for consideration. Sydney: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission


Close the gap – the national Indigenous health equality targets

1 August, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008  Health  Policies  

The national Indigenous health equality targets were presented to the Federal government and the Opposition by the Close the Gap Coalition in July 2008.


Indigenous Health Equality Council established

11 July, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008  Health  Policies  

The Commonwealth Health Minister, Nicola Roxon announced the composition of the Indigenous Health Equality Council in Adelaide on 10 July 2008.The Council will be chaired by Professor Ian Anderson, who has worked in Aboriginal health for more than twenty years. Professor Anderson is currently the Director of Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit and the Centre […]


A fairer Victoria 2008: strong people, strong communities

4 July, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008  Policies  Victoria  

Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development (2008) A fairer Victoria 2008: strong people, strong communities. Melbourne: Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development


Aboriginal Services Plan: key indicators 2006/07

Koori Human Services Unit (2008) Aboriginal Services Plan: key indicators 2006/07 Melbourne: Koori Human Services Unit, Policy and Strategic Projects Division, Victorian Government


Australia 2020 Summit

23 April, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 2, April 2008 - June 2008  Health  Policies  

The Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd convened the Australia 2020 Summit at Parliament House on 19 and 20 April 2008 to help shape a long term strategy for the nation’s future. To do this, 1000 Australians were brought together to debate and develop long-term options for the nation, in relation to ten topics: The productivity agenda […]


Hard yakka: transforming Indigenous health policy and politics

15 April, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 2, April 2008 - June 2008  Policies  

Kaplan-Myrth N (2007) Hard yakka: transforming Indigenous health policy and politics. Lanham, USA: Lexington Books


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