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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: States and Territories

2016

Browne J, de Leeuw E, Gleeson D, Adams K, Atkinson P, Hayes R (2016)

A network approach to policy framing: a case study of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

Social Science & Medicine; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.011):

2015

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (2015)

NSW Aboriginal community controlled health services Aboriginal recruitment & retention strategy.

Sydney: Brewarrina Aboriginal Health Service

Australian Government Department of Health (2015)

Implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

This publication reports on the implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013-2023. The implementation plan focuses on the Australian Government's role in ensuring the health system is flexible to respond to identified needs, is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices, and provides culturally safe access to quality early intervention and treatment services and integrated clinical services, and is free of racism.

It includes strategies such as:

  • investing in increased capability of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations to be able to meet identified needs
  • reducing racism and discrimination and improving the cultural safety of the mainstream health system, including primary health care
  • identifying, mapping and responding to need, recognising that geographical factors can play an important role in assessing the need of individual communities, and ensuring good quality care is delivered
  • ensuring evidence-based care is provided
  • ensuring accountability and leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health
  • defining the core services that are required to flexibly respond to identified needs
  • increasing workforce capability
  • partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies in all levels of planning, service delivery and evaluation.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health

2012

Aboriginal Health (2012)

WA Health Aboriginal cultural learning framework.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

This resource builds on past efforts and activities to encourage all areas of WA Health to work together to make Aboriginal health everyone's business. The report aims to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people and is underpinned by the following principles:
  • every person in Western Australia has the right to receive high-quality health care, regardless of their cultural background
  • a workforce that understands and addresses cultural links will provide improved health care for Aboriginal people
  • embedding cultural learning within WA Health is a practical strategy to close the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes
  • increased Aboriginal consumer, carer and community involvement will enhance the delivery of health services.

Abstract adapted from WA Health

Edith Cowan University (2012)

Edith Cowan University reconciliation action plan 2012-2015.

Perth, WA: Edith Cowan University

This report aims to provide a learning environment that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and knowledge within Edith Cowen University. The resource also endorses equal opportunities which respects diversity and equality.

Abstract adapted from Edith Cowen University

NSW Ministry of Health (2012)

NSW Aboriginal health plan 2013-2023.

Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health

2010

Frankland R, Bamblett M, Lewis P, Trotter R (2010)

This is 'Forever business': a framework for maintaining and restoring cultural safety in Aboriginal Victoria.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-Operative

New South Wales Ombudsman (2010)

Improving service delivery to Aboriginal people with a disability : a review of the implementation of ADHC's Aboriginal Policy Framework and Aboriginal Consultation Strategy.

Sydney: NSW Ombudsman

The Improving service delivery to Aboriginal people with a disability: a review of the implementation of ADHC's Aboriginal Policy Framework and Aboriginal Consultation Strategy, reviews the implementation of Ageing, Disability and Home Care's (ADHC) Aboriginal policy framework and Aboriginal consultation strategy. The Aboriginal policy framework and Aboriginal consultation strategy were released in 2005 as a guide for ADHC's staff to improve service delivery to Indigenous peoples in NSW. The review details the strengths and weaknesses of the framework and strategy currently in place and provides some recommendations for ADHC's staff to strengthen their service delivery.

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Queensland Health (2010)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural capability framework 2010 – 2033.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2010)

Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area regional plan 2009 - 2029.

Thursday Island, Qld: Torres Strait Regional Authority

2009

Queensland Government (2009)

Queensland Government reconciliation action plan 2009 - 2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2009)

Torres Strait development plan 2009-2013.

Thursday Island, Qld: Torres Strait Regional Authority

2008

Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure (2008)

Reconciliation action plan 2008-2010: Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure.

Perth, WA: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Western Australia

2007

Aboriginal Health Division South Australian Department of Health (2007)

SA Health Aboriginal cultural respect framework.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

Department of Health and Community Services (2007)

Aboriginal cultural security: an outline of the policy and its implementation.

Darwin: Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory

2006

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit (2006)

Cultural respect implementation plan.

Canberra: ACT Health

Department of Employment Education and Training (2006)

Indigenous languages and culture in Northern Territory schools: report 2004-2005.

Darwin: Department of Employment Education and Training, Northern Territory Government

This report reviews the impact of the Indigenous languages and culture program on 28 Northern Territory schools and educational institutions, 14 of which were Two Way Learning (Bilingual Education) schools (government and non-government). Responding to the 2003 Two Way Learning Review's recommendation to put culture back on the agenda and to define more precisely the relation between culture and education, the report surveys key stakeholders in urban, rural and remote primary and secondary schools. The report recommends implementing Indigenous language and culture programs in more schools, updating curriculum, expanding resources, and improving the program on a systems level.

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Department of Human Services (2006)

Building better partnerships: working with Aboriginal communities and organisations: a communication guide for the Department of Human Services.

Melbourne: Victorian Government Department of Human Services

2005

WA Health Aboriginal cultural respect: implementation framework (2005)

Office of Aboriginal Health

Western Australia Office of Aboriginal Health (2005)

WA Health Aboriginal cultural respect - implementation framework.

Perth: Office of Aboriginal Health, Western Australia

2003

Office of Aboriginal Health (2003)

Aboriginal cultural security: a background paper.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Cultural Security requires a shift in emphasis from attitude to behaviour. Cultural Security rejects the view that ensuring respect for and incorporation of Aboriginal cultural rights, values and expectations in health service practice and management is somehow optional or solely the responsibility of individuals. This policy approach acknowledges that society and the system have a role to play in building a culturally secure health service. Cultural Security recognises that a more respectful and responsive health system will contribute to improved outcomes, greater efficiency and improved equity.

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