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.

Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016) Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study BMJ Open; 6(2): e010286 Retrieved 23 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010286


Why Warriors

Why Warriors Pty Ltd have launched a new website to give anyone interested in their work a more exciting and informative experience of who the organisation is and what they do. Why Warriors was founded by Richard Trudgen, author of Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, and his son Tim. The primary goals of the organisation are […]


The state of reconciliation in Australia

Reconciliation Australia (2016) The state of reconciliation in Australia Alice Springs: Reconciliation Australia


Impairment of motor skills in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in remote Australia: The Lililwan Project

Lucas BR, Doney R, Latimer J, Watkins RE, Tsang TW, Hawkes G, Fitzpatrick JP, Oscar J, Carter M, Elliott EJ (2016) Impairment of motor skills in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in remote Australia: The Lililwan Project Drug and Alcohol Review; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12375)


New Closing the gap annual reports show limited progress in meeting targets

Two critical reports were released last week; the Closing the gap: Prime Minister’s report 2016, and the Closing the gap – progress and priorities report prepared by the Close the Gap Steering Committee.


Close the Gap: progress and priorities report 2016

Holland C (2016) Close the Gap: progress and priorities report 2016 Canberra: Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee


Closing the gap Prime Minister’s report 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2016) Closing the gap Prime Minister’s report 2016 Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Experiments in self-determination: histories of the outstation movement in Australia

Peterson N, Myers F, eds. (2016) Experiments in self-determination : histories of the outstation movement in Australia Canberra: ANU Press


Towards a decolonizing practice: a qualitative inquiry informed by non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders working together

Howard RA (2015) Towards a decolonizing practice: a qualitative inquiry informed by non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders working together Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld


The health of Australia’s prisoners 2015

Johnston I, Shahid S, Schlumpp A, Wilkins S (2015) The health of Australia’s prisoners 2015 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare The health of Australia’s prisoners 2015 is the 4th report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the ‘national prison health indicators’. These indicators were developed to help monitor the health […]


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