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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health (2014)
Since 2006, the ‘closing the gap’ campaign has been pursued in collaboration between government and health, welfare and rights agencies to close the health and life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation. This book evaluates the uneven progress being made towards closing the gap. How can Indigenous outcomes be improved across a range of key social and economic determinants of health and wellbeing?
Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin
Bringing together the latest information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by showcasing original articles and provide links to reports, publications, journals, resources and theses.
Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines (2010)
The purpose of this book is to support a culturally safe health system for Aboriginal patients, clients and staff. Communicating Positively provides information and guidance on appropriate word usage when working with Aboriginal people and communities, and when developing policy and programs.
Indigenous rights (2014)
There is still much to be done to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of the population in terms of social and economic development, culture, land, education, health, justice and human rights.
Multiculturalism and Australian Identity
Contemporary Australian society is a patchwork of cultural and ethnic diversity. Australians are largely embracing of multiculturalism and welcoming of those born overseas, however being 'Australian' can describe a broad range of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes.
Racial Prejudice & Discrimination
Cultural diversity is central to Australia's national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism.
Stolen Generations and the Way Ahead (2019)
After two decades, the majority of the Bringing them home recommendations have not been implemented, adding to ongoing distress. In the meantime, this inaction fails to address the escalating national crisis involving continuing removal of indigenous children from their families.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
Latest reports, news and projects relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice.
Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Inc.)
The Aboriginal Legal Services of WA (Inc) provide legal advice and representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people‚ with 16 country office locations.
ABS: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Statistics relating to the status of Aboriginal Australians in regards to, Community services, crime, justice, education, training, health, housing, labour, language, culture, population, distribution and social issues.
Australian Aboriginal Studies
Social Sciences; Indigenous; Culture & institutions; Social groups; Indigenous peoples
Australian Cultural Atlas
The Cultural Atlas is an educational resource providing comprehensive information on the cultural background of Australia’s migrant populations.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Updates and information to support the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Australian Indigenous Timeline
This timeline details the history of forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families. It was compiled by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
AIATSIS is an Indigenous-led, national institute that celebrates, educates and inspires people from all walks of life to connect with the knowledge, heritage and cultures of Australia’s First Peoples.
Australian Multicultural Foundation
We are an organisation with an aim to cultivate in all Australians a strong commitment to Australia as one people drawn from many cultures and by so doing to advance its social and economic well-being
Centre for Multicultural Youth
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Community Profiles for Health Care Providers
Information to to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture.
Cultural Diversity: 2021 Census
Information on country of birth, year of arrival, ancestry, language and religion.
Cultural Diversity in WA
A range of publications from the Office of Multicultural Interests.
Contains information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples relating to policies and strategies, programs and projects, organisations, resources, publications and others.
Engage Respectfully With Young People From Refugee Backgrounds
Designed to facilitate the development of the competencies required for people working, or intending to work, with young people from refugee backgrounds.
Face the Facts: Cultural Diversity
Myths are often propagated about some groups of people who live in Australia. These groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse peoples, asylum seekers and refugees. In 1997, the Commission decided to address these myths with a concise publication which would set out basic facts and figures, and this is now in its 5th edition.
Ishar - Multicultural Women's Health Centre
The mission of this group is to provide inclusive, holistic and culturally sensitive services for women and their families promoting healthy communities .
Formerly Fremantle Multicultural Centre. Provides services to migrants and refugees from a diverse range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds
Summary of Australian Indigenous health
Annual summary publications of Aboriginal Australians, and Torres Strait Islanders health status.
The Uluru Statement
Information about the Uluru Statement and the Voice to Parliament
Working with Refugees: A guide for Social Workers
Provides essential background information and practical suggestions to assist social workers provide quality care to people from a refugee background.
Walkley award-winning writer Stan Grant tells the remarkable story of indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes. Through the backdrop of Goodes' journey, the film explores race, identity, and belonging in Australia today.
Black Chicks Talking
Leah Purcell takes us into contemporary Aboriginal Australia for a chic and sophisticated examination of what it means to be black in Australia today. D
The Coolbaroo Club
The Coolbaroo Club was the only Aboriginal-run dance club in a city which practiced unofficial apartheid, submitting its Aboriginal population to police harassment, identity cards and curfews.
Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked The Nation
The untold story of how a Sydney beach became the scene of the Cronulla riots. Told through the perspective of those who were there, Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked the Nation investigates simmering tensions between groups of Australians that led to racially motivated violence at Sydney's Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005.
Deadly Yarns 5 Indigenous short films
Two worlds: "A child learns to adjust to a new world with his culture."
First Australians: Ep 1 of 7
Beautifully filmed, the series blends landscape, art, interviews and first-hand accounts with a vast archival collection to present the birth of contemporary Australia as never seen before, from the perspective of its first people - the first Australians.
Flour, Sugar And Tea
Flour, Sugar And Tea goes behind the statistics to tell the personal story of John De Satge (Johno), an inspiring Aboriginal man who died early of non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver as the result of an unhealthy diet.
Immigration Nation: The secret history of us - Ep 1 of 3
Based on interviews with eminent historians and testimony from eyewitnesses to the key events that built a nation, the series reveals the dark paradox behind the Utopian vision at Federation. It tracks the implementation of the White Australia Policy and the impact on the migrant communities that it fractured.
Indigenous Advocacy: What does it mean to our young Indigenous Australians?
14 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were selected from around Australia to attend this event, intertwining each individuals' knowledge and strength of their leadership, united with their cultural sense and value of either their location or prime experiences.
This video is a snapshot of what Indigenous Advocacy at a national level would mean to a young Indigenous Australian, from some of our selected participants.
Insight : Looking after the kids
What's in the best interest for Aboriginal kids at risk?National figures suggest Indigenous children are being removed from their parents at a rate greater than any other time in recorded Australian history. This week, we put them front and centre to have their say.
Introducing Sociology : core concepts
This engaging video resource explores the core sociological concepts such of sociological problems, the sociological imagination, social construction, culture, socialisation and identity. Not only will it help students get into sociology, but it will also teach them transferable skills that once understood can be brought into many other aspects of the syllabus
The film has developed into a powerful journey into Australia's indigenous relations, from colonisation until the present day. It looks at Australia's ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, explains the real issues underlying Indigenous disadvantage in this “lucky” country, and upholds the right of First Australians to dignity, culture and empowerment in their own country.
Therapeutic journeys: Counselling Aboriginal clients and their families
This video demonstrates a brief five-step intervention program. The intervention is based on stress-coping-health model that has been used and tested with relatives of drug users in primary care settings.
What is Culture?
Part 1 of a series of videos by Sebastian Ioppolo about developing cultural competence and intercultural communication skills. In this video Sebastian explains and clarifies what is meant by the term 'culture'.
You are here: Occupation Native
In this country, the Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 228-year Australian historical narrative.
You Can't Ask That: Indigenous - Series 1 - Episode 8
Insightful, irreverent, moving and unpredictable, this episode sets the record straight about what it's really like to be an Indigenous Australian.
Books in the library
Explores the practices and processes to provide strategies to address the state of health in Aboriginal Australians.
Communication Across Cultures
Examines the ways in which spoken and written language may be interpreted depending on the context and expectations of the participants
Cross-cultural Social Work : Local and Global
Chapter 10. Cultural safety in new and emerging communities : older refugees experiences of health and welfare services
This text offers you a balance of clinical and theoretical information, focusing on effective methods of providing cross-cultural services. It covers the general principles of cultural diversity, the process of cross-cultural service delivery and cultural information on specific client populations. You'll also find practical clinical suggestions and cautions through interviews with professionals from different ethnic backgrounds.
Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession
From its beginnings in the early 1970s, the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia has been influential in national campaigns to address the legacies of dispossession and human rights abuses.
Legacies of White Australia
The so-called White Australia policy continues to haunt the Australian political landscape. This work provides a foundational contribution to an informed debate on the issues of race, identity and nation that will determine the attitudes to immigration and multiculturalism.
A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work
Explores the principles of traditional Aboriginal Australian knowledge in Australia. Includes Country, circular learning, relatedness, stories, spirituality.