Topics: Social issues

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.

Preventing crime and promoting rights for Indigenous young people with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues

Australian Human Rights Commission, Calma T (2008) Preventing crime and promoting rights for Indigenous young people with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues. (Report no. 3) Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission


Evaluation of the Groote Island alcohol management system

24 December, 2008 | Posted in Substance use  Alcohol use  Social issues  Northern Territory  

Northern Territory Department of Justice, Conigrave K, Proude E, d’Abbs P(2007) Evaluation of the Groote Island alcohol management system. Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Justice


Les Malezer wins the 2008 Human Rights Medal

11 December, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008  Justice  Social issues  

Les Malezer has won the 2008 Human Rights Medal, awarded for a person’s committment to issues of human rights, social justice and equality.


Council of Australian Governments promise $4.6 billion for Indigenous issues

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) announced a commitment of $4.6 billion for Indigenous issues at its meeting in Canberra on 29 November 2008. 


Patrick Dodson wins the 2008 Sydney Peace Prize

14 November, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008  Justice  Social issues  

Patrick Dodson has won the 2008 Sydney Peace Prize, which is given to people who make significant contributions to peace with justice.


Identifying psychosocial mediators of health amongst Indigenous Australians for the Heart Health Project

Reilly RE, Doyle J, Bretherton D, Rowley KG, Harvey JL, et al. (2008) Identifying psychosocial mediators of health amongst Indigenous Australians for the Heart Health Project. Ethnicity and Health;13(4):351-373


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


Implementing an Aboriginal perspective into any everyday early childhood environment [guidelines].

Wilson G (2008) Implementing an Aboriginal perspective into any everyday early childhood environment [guidelines]. Childcare and Children’s Health;11(1):1-6


Launch of publication: Indigenous identity in contemporary psychology: dilemmas, developments, directions

An important new publication – ‘Indigenous identity in contemporary psychology: dilemmas, developments, directions’ – was launched at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia on 30 April.


Strengthening Aboriginal family functioning: what works and why?

1 April, 2008 | Posted in Vol 8 No 2, April 2008 - June 2008  Family  Social issues  

Walker R, Shephard C (2008) Strengthening Aboriginal family functioning: what works and why?


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