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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 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


Theoretical and practical issues in the definition of health: insights from Aboriginal Australia

Boddington P, Räisänen U (2009) Theoretical and practical issues in the definition of health: insights from Aboriginal Australia. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy;35(1):1-19


A healthier future for all Australians – interim report December 2008

17 March, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 1, January 2009 - March 2009  Health  Policies  

National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (2008) A healthier future for all Australians – interim report December 2008. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing (Australia)


Closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage: the challenge for Australia

27 February, 2009 | Posted in Vol 9 No 1, January 2009 - March 2009  Justice  Policies  

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009) Closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage: the challenge for Australia Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework report 2008

Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2008) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework report 2008. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing


Review of first phase of the petrol sniffing strategy

URBIS (2008) Review of first phase of the petrol sniffing strategy. Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities: April–June 2008

7 November, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008  Policies  Remote  Queensland  

Queensland Government (2008) Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities: April-June 2008. Brisbane: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships


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