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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Programs and projects

This section provides details of publications for programs and projects about caring for country and environmental health of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.


Altman J, Kerins S, Hunt J, Ens E, May K, Russell S, Fogarty B (2011)

Indigenous cultural and natural resource management futures.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Australian Department of Sustainability Environment Water Population and Communities (2011)

Working on Country funded projects.

Retrieved 2011 from

Queensland Murray Darling Committee (2011)

Queensland Murray-Darling Basin Aboriginal program.

Retrieved 17 November 2011 from


Gunn R, Hardesty BD, Butler J (2010)

Tackling 'ghost nets': local solutions to a global issue in northern Australia.

Ecological Management & Restoration; 11(2): 88-98


Looking after country together (2009)

Department of Environment and Resource Management

This factsheet explains the Looking after country together inititiative which is a whole-of-government strategic policy framework aimed at improving Indigenous participation in caring for country. The framework's vision is: 'by 2011 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders will have more opportunities to access and manage their traditional land and sea country, in partnership with governments and other stakeholders'.

The factsheet outlines the framework's policy objectives, benefits for Indigenous communities, participating agencies and examples of positive Looking after country together initiatives.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Sustainable northern landscapes and the nexus with Indigenous health (2008)

Garnett S, Sithole B

The Healthy country, healthy people project was undertaken at the behest of the traditional owners in central Arnhem Land in collaboration with a trans-disciplinary team of medical, ecological and social researchers.The research was designed to test the assertion that investment in Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management (ICNRM) benefits both people and environment. This fact sheet covers key findings, the background, and recommendations.

This project provides evidence that active participation in traditional cultural activities has positive impacts on both Indigenous people and their environment; therefore both health promotion and environmental health practitioners could use this factsheet as an aid to present reports or make recommendations.

Adapted from Land and Water abstract

Last updated: 16 September 2013
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