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This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database about housing and community relating to Indigenous environmental health. This information is of particular relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners. References include journal articles, reports, theses and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2017

Dockery AM (2017)

Culture, housing, remoteness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child development: evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children.

Alice Springs: Ninti One

This paper uses data from Waves 1-7 of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) to explore the interrelationships between families' housing, culture and remoteness and their children's outcomes across domains covering physical health, social and emotional wellbeing and cognitive development. The following material is covered in the paper:

  • section one provides an introduction to the research
  • section two provides a discussion of issues giving rise to the motivation for the empirical analyses
  • section three sets out the modelling strategy, including a description of the utilised data items available through the LSIC (this includes a discussion of the approach to measuring 'culture', which is integral to the research)
  • section four outlines the modelling approach
  • section five provides a detailed discussion of the results and implications for policy
  • section six provides concluding observations on the limitations of the current analysis and priorities for further research.

Abstract adapted from author

McDonald EL, Bailie RS, Morris PS (2017)

Participatory systems approach to health improvement in Australian Aboriginal children.

Health Promotion International; 32(1): 62-72

Quilty S (2017)

Why the housing shortage exacerbates scabies in Indigenous communities.

Retrieved 7 February 2017 from http://theconversation.com/why-the-housing-shortage-exacerbates-scabies-in-indigenous-communities-71337

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2017)

Report on government services 2017, volume G: Housing and homelessness.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

2016

Andersen MJ, Williamson AB, Fernando P, Redman S, Vincent F (2016)

'There's a housing crisis going on in Sydney for Aboriginal people': focus group accounts of housing and perceived associations with health.

BMC Public Health; 16: 429

Retrieved 24 May 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3049-2

Custodio J, Kelly G, Haenga M, Bell C, Bond T, Prouse I, Eastwood A (2016)

Working in partnership with communities at risk: the potential of integrated public health action during an outbreak of APSGN in remote Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 16(4)

Retrieved 19 December 2016 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/working-in-partnership-with-communities-at-risk-the-potential-of-integrated-public-health-action-during-an-outbreak-of-apsgn-in-remote-australia/

Foran T, Fleming D, Spandonide B, Williams R, Race D (2016)

Understanding energy-related regimes: a participatory approach from central Australia.

Energy Policy; 91(April 2016): 315-324

Franklin P, Reid A, Olsen N, Peters S, de Klerk N, Brims F, Threlfall T, Murray R, Musk A (2016)

Incidence of malignant mesothelioma in Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12542):

Grant E, Zillante G, Tually S, Chong A, Srivastava A, Lester L, Beilby J, Beer A (2016)

Housing and Indigenous people living with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This paper presents a research project which explores the connection between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disabilities. It provides background information and reviews the relevant literature and data to inform the study undertaken during the implementation phase of the National disability insurance scheme. Vital to this study is the collection of narratives from Indigenous people living with disabilities, collected alongside baseline data on the quality, quantity and condition of housing and community infrastructure in three case study communities - Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia, and Geelong in Victoria. The focus of the study is to understand the cultural, physical, social and functional issues of housing and infrastructure and the impacts these have on people's lives.

Abstract adapted from authors

Habibis D, Phillips R, Spinney A, Phibbs P, Churchill B (2016)

Remote Indigenous housing is best delivered through locally adapted arrangements.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This bulletin is based on research which investigated how well the remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing reforms introduced in 2008 under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) are working.

The bulletin looks at:

  • context
  • what the NPARIH reforms have achieved
  • what areas need to be improved
  • policy implications.

Key findings from the research noted that while much had been achieved to improve housing management in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities under the NPARIH, there are other areas that require further development.

The research was conducted by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Habibis D, Phillips R, Spinney A, Phibbs P, Churchill B (2016)

Reviewing changes to housing management on remote Indigenous communities.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Lea T, Torzillo P (2016)

The cunning of data in Indigenous housing and health.

Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community; 44(4): 272-282

Melody SM, Bennett E, Clifford HD, Johnston FH, Shepherd CCJ, Alach Z, Lester M, Wood LJ, Franklin P, Zosky GR (2016)

A cross-sectional survey of environmental health in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Health Research; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2016.1194384): 1-12

Moran M, Memmott P, Nash D, Birdsall-Jones C, Fantin S, Phillips R, Habibis D (2016)

Indigenous lifeworlds, conditionality and housing outcomes.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Skov S, Hardie K, Barkly S, Manchikanti P (2016)

Get the lead out! Lead shot shotgun shot and elevated lead levels in children and adults in 3 remote Top End Aboriginal communities.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(3): 1-6

Sly JL, Moore SE, Gore F, Brune MN, Neira M, Jagals P, Sly PD (2016)

Children's environmental health indicators in Australia.

Annals of Global Health; 82(1): 156-168

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016: overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides an overview of the full report on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. The report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Report on government services 2016, volume G: Housing and homelessness.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Western Australian Department of Public Health (2016)

Aboriginal environmental health newsletter - Campfire.

Retrieved 2016 from http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/2/1395/2/aboriginal_health.pm

Campfire is an electronic newsletter produced by the Environmental Health Directorate of Western Australia (WA).

It showcases showcase the achievements and activities of Aboriginal environmental health practitioners and their colleagues in WA. Newsletter topics from previous editions include:

  • water management
  • trachoma education and training 
  • dog health training
  • community programs
  • training opportunities.

The Directorate invites submissions of articles for Campfire via the contacts below.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Regional Services Reform Unit (2016)

Resilient Families, Strong Communities: a roadmap for regional and remote Aboriginal communities.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Regional Services Reform Unit

This report sets out the Western Australia (WA) Government's plan for long-term reform in regional and remote Aboriginal communities, and its priority actions for the next two years. The report is intended to be used by the WA Government, in consultation with other agencies, communities and industry, to bring about improvements to the standard of living for Aboriginal people, initially in the regional and remote communities of the Pilbara and Kimberley.

The report focuses on the three main areas of improving living conditions, supporting families, and providing more opportunities. Ten priority actions are given for the first two year stage of the reform process.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Wright D, Gordon R, Carr D, Craig JC, Banks E, Muthayya S, Wutzke S, Eades SJ, Redman S (2016)

The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH): a long-term platform for closing the gap.

Public Health Research & Practice; 26(3): 1-6

2015

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This is the fifth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It includes 68 key measures under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including environmental factors, socioeconomic factors, community capacity, health behaviours and person-related behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Exploring transitions between homelessness and public housing: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Clifford HD, Pearson G, Franklin P, Walker R, Zosky GR (2015)

Environmental health challenges in remote Aboriginal Australian communities: clean air, clean water and safe housing.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 15(2): 1-14

Crabtree L, Moore N, Phibbs P, Blunden H, Sappideen C (2015)

Community Land Trusts and Indigenous communities: from strategies to outcomes.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Department of Aboriginal Affairs Western Australia (2015)

Progress against closing the gap: Western Australia 2015.

Perth: Department of Aboriginal Affairs Western Australia

Dockery AM, Hampton K (2015)

The dynamics of services, housing, jobs and mobility in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in central Australia.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Footprints in Time (2015)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 5.

Canberra: Department of Social Services

Footprints in time is the name given to the longitudinal study of Indigenous children, an initiative of the Australian Government. The study is conducted by the Department of Social Services under the guidance of the Footprints in Time Steering Committee, chaired by Professor Mick Dodson AM. The study aims to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities. The initial report (wave one) covered topics including maternal and child health, family life, growing up strong, learning and doing, strong souls and safe communities.
In this report, wave five, new topics included: measures of life satisfaction, parenting empowerment and efficacy, the child's peers and access of fathers to paternity leave. From previous waves, questions about social and emotional wellbeing, major life events, general and dental health of the child, schooling, temperament and the Stolen Generations were repeated.

Abstract adapted from Department of Social Services

Habibis D, Phillips R, Phibbs P, Verdouw J (2015)

Identifying effective arrangements for tenancy management service delivery to remote Indigenous communities.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Havas L, Ballweg J, Penna C, Race D (2015)

Power to change: analysis of household participation in a renewable energy and energy efficiency programme in Central Australia.

Energy Policy; 87(December 2015): 325-333

Heath Jeffery RC (2015)

Social, infectious and environmental determinants of blindness in adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australian populations [letter].

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 43(4): 392-394

McMullen C, Eastwood A, Ward J (2015)

Environmental attributable fractions in remote Australia: the potential of a new approach for local public health action.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12425):

National Health and Medical Research Council (2015)

NHMRC information paper: evidence on the effects of lead on human health.

Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council

This information paper provides Australians with a summary of the evidence on the health effects of exposure to lead, and how the risks can be minimised. It is based on the findings of a comprehensive review of the evidence, commissioned by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The paper contains information about:

  • how people can come into contact with lead
  • who should be tested for lead and how it is done
  • the effects of lead exposure on the health of children and adults
  • strategies to reduce or manage exposure to lead.

This information paper replaces the 2009 NHMRC Blood lead levels for Australians. An information paper for practitioners and policy makers.

Abstract adapted from the National Health and Medical Research Council

Nogrady B (2015)

The Indigenous health gap: social factors hit hard.

Retrieved 7 July 2015 from http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2015/07/07/4268380.htm

Northern Territory PHN (2015)

Alpurrurulam Healthy Skin.

: Northern Territory PHN

This series of two videos were produced by local children and families in Alpurrurulam, Northern Territory (NT), to promote the importance of keeping your skin healthy.

Topics discussed in the videos talk about:

  • how to get scabies
  • how you get sick from scabies
  • how to prevent scabies
    • housing improvements and personal hygiene
    • medicine.

The videos were produced by the NT Primary Health Network.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Office of the Auditor General Western Australia (2015)

Delivering essential services to remote Aboriginal communities.

Perth: Office of the Auditor General Western Australia

This report provides an assessment of how well the Western Australian (WA) Department of Housing delivers power, water and waste-water repair and maintenance services to selected remote Aboriginal communities through the Remote area essential services program.

It focused on the level and quality of these services provided to eligible remote communities in WA, and how the Department of Housing managed their delivery, and its coordination with other agencies. As part of the audit 27 remote communities were visited.

The scope of the audit did not include the provision of all services to all remote communities or their sustainability.

Abstract adapted from Office of the Auditor General Western Australia

Parsell C, Moutou O, Lucio E, Parkinson S (2015)

Supportive housing to address homelessness.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Payne J, Macgregor S, McDonald H (2015)

Homelessness and housing stress among police detainees: results from the DUMA program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Productivity Commission (2015)

Housing assistance and employment in Australia.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition.

6th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the sixth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). The stories in this edition are from the Gascoyne region of WA, including Carnarvon and the Shark Bay area. This edition features stories about a men's group, youth services, an environmental health clean-up, dance and jewellery-making workshops, an eco-tourism initiative and a community group. It also includes memoirs from two local Elders about growing up in the area.

The purpose of the six storybooks in the series is to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective. The storybooks share both the successes and failures of the programs and embrace a holistic view of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Shattock AJ, Gambhir M, Taylor HR, Cowling CS, Kaldor JM, Wilson DP (2015)

Control of trachoma in Australia: a model based evaluation of current interventions.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 9(4): e0003474

Retrieved 10 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003474

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015, volume G: Housing and homelessness.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Zufferey C, Chung D (2015)

'Red dust homelessness': housing, home and homelessness in remote Australia.

Journal of Rural Studies; 41(October 2015): 13-22

2014

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2014)

What impact does a child’s housing have on their development and wellbeing?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Homelessness among Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing assistance for Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing assistance in Australia 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing circumstances of Indigenous households: tenure and overcrowding.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing outcomes for groups vulnerable to homelessness: 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Specialist homelessness services 2013–14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailie RS, Stevens M, McDonald EL (2014)

Impact of housing improvement and the socio-physical environment on the mental health of children's carers: a cohort study in Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 14: 472

Retrieved 19 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-472

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Foran T, Fleming D, Spandonide B (2014)

A conversation about energy futures for remote Australian communities.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Godwin-Thompson J (2014)

'Livin' the DJ way': Aboriginal housing and health in Dajarra.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Queensland: Brisbane

Habibis D, Phillips R, Phibbs P, Verdouw J (2014)

Progressing tenancy management reform on remote Indigenous communities.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Havas L, Race D (2014)

Enhancing household energy efficiency in central Australia: analysis of the Alice solar city initiative.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Health Performance Council (2014)

State of our health Aboriginal population compendium: data volume.

Adelaide: Health Performance Council

Holman D, Joyce SJ (2014)

A promising future: WA Aboriginal health programs: review of performance with recommendations for consolidation and advance.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report, also known as 'The Holman review', evaluated the effectiveness of state-funded Indigenous health programs in Western Australia (WA), focusing on the measurement and achievement of clinical health outcomes. The report examined 184 Indigenous health programs and found that the majority deliver value for money and are underpinned by scientific evidence. It also found that primary prevention programs are under-funded relative to their significance and that service delivery in regional areas is fragmented. The report recommends that changes be made to the way the WA Department of Health funds and contracts Indigenous health services. The report was commissioned by the WA Department of Health at the request of the State Government and was prepared by independent expert Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hunter B, Howlett M, Gray M (2014)

The economic impact of the mining boom on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Indigenous Business Australia (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander home ownership: Submission to Affordable Housing Inquiry.

Canberra: Indigenous Business Australia

Lokuge B, Burke T (2014)

A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End.

Sydney: Allen &​ Unwin

Memmott P, Greenop K, Birdsall-Jones C (2014)

How is crowding in Indigenous households managed?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) project aimed to develop a model of Australian Aboriginal house crowding, based on social science theories, and then refined through additional studies conducted in regional urban and state metropolitan areas, generating useful findings for housing policy.

The case studies were conducted in Queensland and Western Australia in order to gather comparative data with which to analyse crowding in Indigenous households. 

Abstract adapted from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Race D (2014)

Strategies to improve the comfort of living and working in central Australia.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Spurling GKP, Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Simpson F, Hayman N (2014)

Household number associated with middle ear disease at an urban Indigenous health service: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(3): 285-290

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: housing and homelessness: volume G.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

The Indigenous compendium is a compilation of data for Indigenous people. The 2014 report highlights key information about the provision of mainstream services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report contains information on the following:

  • public hospital procedures reported by Indigenous status
  • Australian government public and community health expenditure on Indigenous primary healthcare services
  • school education
  • child protection services
  • vocational educations and training
  • police services
  • corrective services
  • mental health management
  • aged care services
  • disability services
  • youth justice services
  • housing
  • homelessness services.

This 12th edition of the compendium reflects several improvements in reporting by Indigenous status, including Indigenous students' science literacy outcomes and separations from selected hospital procedures for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thurber KA, Bagheri N, Banwell C (2014)

Social determinants of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the longitudinal study of Indigenous children.

Family Matters; 95: 51-61

2013

Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Spurling GKP, Bond CJR, Brown ADH (2013)

Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's exposure to stressful events: a cross-sectional study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 42-45

Housing Indigenous Australia: behaviours that put tenancies at risk (2013)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This resource sheet is one of a series produced by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) as part of the activities of the Indigenous Housing and Homeless Policy, Practice and Research Network.

The fact sheet includes information on:

  • Indigenous housing context
  • tenancy risking behaviours
  • what can be done
  • Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Policy, Practice and Research Network.

Other information sheets include:

  • community land trusts
  • homelessness
  • insecure tenancies
  • mining towns
  • overcrowding.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2013)

How can Community Land Trusts provide accessible and stable tenure options for Indigenous Australians?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Housing assistance in Australia 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National social housing survey: detailed results 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Biddle N (2013)

CAEPR Indigenous population project 2011 census papers: residential segregation: income and housing dimensions.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Bushlight (2013)

Demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

Bushlight (2013)

Safe and smart power program: demand management community education program.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This report from the Centre for Appropriate Technology on the Demand Management Community Education Program is designed for the communities that participated in the program, and local community and land councils.

The Demand management community education program aimed to:

  • research how electrical power is used by Indigenous households in remote communities in South Australia
  • deliver community education about power safety and power-saving to these communities.

This report is a shorter version of the report delivered to the government, and includes information on the posters and booklets Bushlight used and their findings from the program. It is hoped that the report will act as an aid for people in communities to make decisions about how they use power, and will assist the government in making decisions about how they supply power into the future.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

COAG Reform Council (2013)

Homelessness 2011-12: comparing performance across Australia.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2012.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Dockery AM, Ong R, Colquhoun S, Li J, Kendall G (2013)

Housing and children's development and wellbeing: evidence from Australian data.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Footprints in Time (2013)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 4.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report is the fourth in a series of reports produced for each wave of the data collection from a longitudinal study following the development of a group of Indigenous children and examining the factors contributing to their individual and collective outcomes.

Beginning in 2008, the study aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data that can be used to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.

The range of topics covered in this report includes:

  • learning and school
  • nutrition and exercise
  • health conditions
  • emotional development
  • family life
  • culture and community
  • socioeconomic disadvantage and children's outcomes
  • breastfeeding
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • housing conditions
  • body mass index of children.

Wave 4 features new questions about children's educational and recreational activities and the use of computers and the internet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gough N, Oates S, Grillet S, Pholeros P (2013)

Infectious disease management for Aboriginal children of Far West NSW.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 24(2): 95

Habibis D, Memmott P, Phillips R, Go-Sam C, Keys C, Moran M (2013)

Housing conditionality, Indigenous lifeworlds and policy outcomes: towards a model for culturally responsive housing provision.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Habibis D, Phillips R, Verdouw J (2013)

Background paper for investigative panel meeting on new and emerging models of tenancy management in remote Indigenous communities.

Hobart: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Horne R, Martel A, Arcari P, Foster D, McCormack A (2013)

Living change: adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs: final report.

Melbourne: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Johnston L, Doyle J, Morgan B, Atkinson-Briggs S, Firebrace B, Marika M, Reilly R, Cargo M, Riley T, Rowley K (2013)

A review of programs that targeted environmental determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(8): 3518-3542

KPMG Australia (2013)

Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report.

Perth, WA: EON Foundation

The Evaluation of the Thriving Communities Program in six Kimberley communities: final report aims to provide an assessment of the process and outcomes of the four EON Foundation programs ran in the communities of Djarindjin/Lombadian, Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Yungngora, Looma and Kadjina. The report aims to demonstrate the benefits of the program to the EON board and future funders, and reflect on lessons learnt.

The Thriving Communities Program consists of four components that are designed to reduce the risk of chronic disease:

  • EON Edible Gardens
  • EON Healthy Eating
  • EON Training and Education
  • EON Healthy Homes.

The findings of the evaluation conclude that whilst program outcomes are hard to measure, a community development approach that values long term engagement is the method most likely to be effective in tackling chronic disease.

Abstract adapted from Edge of Nowhere (EON) Foundation

New South Wales Ministry of Health (2013)

Year in review: health protection in NSW, 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 105-118

Pholeros P, Lea T, Rainow S, Sowerbutts T, Torzillo PJ (2013)

Improving the state of health hardware in Australian Indigenous housing: building more houses is not the only answer.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health; 72: 21181

Retrieved 5 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21181

Terrill L (2013)

What price to pay? Home ownership on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(9): 12-16

Tietz C (2013)

Health hardware design : a design research journey towards a healthier Australian Indigenous living environment.

Blackheath, NSW: Designlab Oceania

Ware V-A (2013)

Housing strategies that improve Indigenous health outcomes.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This resource was produced as part of a collection of resource sheets for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, a database of evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.

This resource sheet examines the links between housing quality and health outcomes, the mechanisms by which housing influences health outcomes, and a range of practices that can improve the condition of Indigenous housing. It reviews what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed.

Housing strategies that improve Indigenous health outcomes includes information on:

  • what we know and don't know about housing and health
  • what works and doesn't work
  • current policy context
  • scope of the review and nature of evidence base
  • how housing impacts on health outcomes
    • variations in the impacts of housing on Indigenous health
    • health impacts of poor design, construction and maintenance
    • pyscho-social impacts of housing on health
    • economic mechanisms and health impacts
  • types of housing interventions that impact upon health, and principles for their effective implementation
    • policy environment
    • funding models
    • design and delivery of appropriate housing
    • cultural appropriateness
    • infrastructure improvements
    • housing maintenance
    • housing-related health promotion programs.

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse has also published a resource sheet on housing construction and maintenance. This resource sheet is intended to complement it by examining how the quality of housing impacts on health outcomes, and by taking a broader view of housing including its location and social environment. It is recommended that the two resource sheets be read alongside one another.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

WaterAid (2013)

Everyone, everywhere: a vision for water, sanitation and hygiene post-2015.

London: WaterAid

Zaretzky K, Flatau P (2013)

The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

2012

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2012)

Building new housing in remote Indigenous communities.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Housing Indigenous Australia: Community land trusts (2012)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This resource sheet is one of a series produced by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) as part of the activities of the Indigenous Housing and Homeless Policy, Practice and Research Network.

The fact sheet includes information on:

  • what community land trusts are
  • what we know about community land trusts
  • what can be done about community land trusts
  • Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Policy, Practice and Research Network.

Other information sheets include:

  • behaviors that put tenancies at risk
  • homelessness
  • insecure tenancies
  • mining towns
  • overcrowding.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Housing Indigenous Australia: Homelessness (2012)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This resource sheet is one of a series produced by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) as part of the activities of the Indigenous Housing and Homeless Policy, Practice and Research Network.

The fact sheet includes information on:

  • what is homelessness
  • what do we know about homelessness
  • what can be done about homelessness
  • Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Policy, Practice and Research Network.

Other information sheets include:

  • behaviours that put tenancies at risk
  • community land trusts
  • overcrowding
  • insecure tenancies
  • mining towns.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Housing Indigenous Australia: Insecure tenancies (2012)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This resource sheet is one of a series produced by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) as part of the activities of the Indigenous Housing and Homeless Policy, Practice and Research Network.

The fact sheet includes information on:

  • what insecure tenancies are
  • what we know about insecure tenancies
  • what can be done about insecure tenancies
  • Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Policy, Practice and Research Network

Other information sheets include:

  • behaviours that put tenancies at risk
  • community land trusts
  • homelessness
  • overcrowding
  • mining towns.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Housing Indigenous Australia: Mining towns (2012)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This resource sheet is one of a series produced by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) as part of the activities of the Indigenous Housing and Homeless Policy, Practice and Research Network.

The fact sheet includes information on:

  • the impact of the mining boom on housing for Indigenous people
  • the current housing situation in Karratha in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia
  • the Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Policy, Practice and Research Network.

Other information sheets include:

  • behaviours that put tenancies at risk
  • community land trusts
  • homelessness
  • insecure tenancies
  • overcrowding.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Housing Indigenous Australia: Overcrowding (2012)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This resource sheet is one of a series produced by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) as part of the activities of the Indigenous Housing and Homeless Policy, Practice and Research Network.

The fact sheet includes information on:

  • what overcrowding is
  • what we know about overcrowding
  • what can be done about overcrowding
  • Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Policy, Practice and Research Network.

Other information sheets include:

  • behaviours that put tenancies at risk
  • community land trusts
  • homelessness
  • insecure tenancies
  • mining towns.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australians for Native Title Reconciliation (2012)

ANTaR prebudget submission: 2012-13.

Dulwich Hill, NSW: Australians for Native Title Reconciliation

This report prepared by Australians for Native Title Reconciliation (ANTaR) outlines their key expenditure recommendations for the 2012-13 federal budget. The 31 recommendations relate to:

  • resetting relationships and respecting rights
  • creating safe and sustainable Northern Territory communities
  • education, early childhood and language
  • protecting rights to land and resources
  • time to reduce imprisonment: a new approach to crime prevention that makes social and economic sense
  • supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic development
  • investing in community controlled health services to close the gap and create jobs
  • sorry is the first step: reparations for the Stolen generations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bailie RS, Stevens M, McDonald EL (2012)

The impact of housing improvement and socio-environmental factors on common childhood illnesses: a cohort study in Indigenous Australian communities.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(9): 821-831

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2012)

What works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage: key learnings and gaps in the evidence: 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper provides the key findings for what works, what does not work, implications for programs and projects and gaps in evidence for the following Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage building blocks:

  • Early childhood
  • Healthy homes
  • Governance and leadership.

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was established by COAG to collect, analyses and synthesis evidence based research on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Commonwealth Ombudsman (2012)

Remote housing reforms in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Commonwealth Ombudsman

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2012)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services report number five: October 2011 to March 2012.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

This is the fifth report delivered in accordance with the Coordinator-General for remote Indigenous services act 2009 relating to the National partnership agreement on remote service delivery, covering the period October 2011 to March 2012. The report focuses on:

  • delivery of the 12 national agreement outputs for remote delivery services
  • progress with accounting for the identified gaps in key services and infrastructure determined from baseline mapping through local implementation plans
  • community indicators which look at the availability of services, investment and outcomes at a community level.

The report concludes with a brief look at key jurisdictional issues for a number of state and territories.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : July to December 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

Fien J, Charlesworth E (2012)

‘Why isn't it solved?': Factors affecting improvements in housing outcomes in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

Habitat International; 36(1): 20-25

Footprints in Time (2012)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 3.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Limerick M, Morris R, Sutton M (2012)

Local government service delivery to remote Indigenous communities: review of service delivery models and approaches in various jurisdictions.

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Macklin J (2012)

Continuing our efforts to close the gap: Ministerial statements 2012-13.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Memmott P, Birdsall-Jones C, Greenop K (2012)

Australian Indigenous house crowding.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Pholeros P, Phibbs P (2012)

Constructing and maintaining houses.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This factsheet provides information on the construction and maintenance of Indigenous housing, in particular, best practice approaches to construction and maintenance. The key message is investment in housing should enhance how a house functions for its residents.
The issues addressed in this factsheet include:

  • remoteness
  • climate
  • local environmental conditions (e.g., mineral content, vermin)
  • social and cultural factors
  • crowding
  • tenure
  • household incomes.

Best practice approaches draw on the information provided in the National Indigenous housing guide produced by the Australian Government's Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Housing for health program developed by Healthabitat.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Spurling GKP, Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Simpson F, Hayman NE (2012)

Conventionally accepted risk factors do not explain higher rates of middle ear disease in remote Indigenous children: an ecological study [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(5): 491-492

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: attachment tables.

Retrieved 31 January 2012 from http://www.pc.gov.au/gsp/rogs/2012

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Stevens M, Bailie RS (2012)

Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 377

Retrieved 25 May 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/377/abstract

Taylor M, Edwards B (2012)

The influence of unstable housing on children's wellbeing and development: evidence from a national longitudinal study.

Canberra: Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse

Tong SYC, van Hal SJ, Einsiedel L, Currie BJ, Turnidge JD (2012)

Impact of ethnicity and socio-economic status on staphylococcus aureus bacteremia incidence and mortality: a heavy burden in Indigenous Australians.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 12: 249

Retrieved 9 October 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/249

Western Australian Department of Planning (2012)

Layout plans for Aboriginal settlements in Western Australia.

Retrieved 2012 from http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/668.asp

This Western Australian (WA) Department of Planning website provides PDF copies of layout plans for Aboriginal settlements in WA.

Each layout plan illustrates how land is used in a community. The plans show which areas are classified as:

  • residential
  • community (e.g. health centre)
  • commercial (e.g. art centre)
  • industrial (e.g. fuel depot)
  • recreational (e.g. sporting)
  • rural (e.g. agriculture)
  • open space (e.g. traditional law and culture)
  • drinking water source protection
  • visitor camping
  • waterways
  • road reserves
  • pedestrian access ways
  • public utilities (e.g. drinking water supply, wastewater disposal, rubbish disposal).

Extra maps, images and written reports are available for some communities. Where written reports are available, they include descriptions of a community's essential services including drinking water, wastewater and rubbish disposal.

Digital versions of layout plans can be ordered through the website by special request.

The layout plans are produced by the WA Department of Planning on behalf of the WA Planning Commission in partnership with the WA Department of Housing, as part of the WA Planning for Aboriginal communities program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2011

Amnesty International (2011)

'The land holds us:' Aboriginal peoples' right to traditional homelands in the Northern Territory : report digest.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Amnesty International (2011)

'The land holds us:' Aboriginal peoples' right to traditional homelands in the Northern Territory [full report].

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Andersen M, Williamson A, Fernando P, Redman S, Vincent F (2011)

Talking housing and health in Western Sydney.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing: a focus on children and youth, Apr 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication presents the second social justice report by Mick Gooda, the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. It reports on the developments in the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the 2010/2011 period. The theme of the report is lateral violence and its relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and how human rights frameworks can address this issue. Mick Gooda's review focuses on developments relating to the:

  • National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
  • Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia
  • Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • Australian Government's engagement framework
  • recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution
  • situation in Alice Springs
  • Close the Gap campaign
  • marking of 20 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Indigenous Economic Development Strategy.

Recommendations are outlined in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Community housing 2009–10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Health and the environment: a compilation of evidence.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Housing and homelessness services: access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on housing and homelessness circumstances for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides an overview of the housing problems Indigenous people face (including the standard of housing infrastructure) and the housing services that are available to assist them. In addition, an outline of homelessness is presented together with the services that Indigenous people can access.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Housing assistance in Australia 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

State owned and managed Indigenous housing 2009–10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Audit Office (2011)

Implementation of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

This report stems from the Australian Senate's request of the Auditor General to investigate the management of the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) in the Northern Territory. The audit focused on the:

  • program management arrangements
  • role of the Australian Government in relation to the management arrangements
  • progress of the National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous housing (NPARIH) in the Northern Territory

The report provides key findings for each focus area and key recommendations for future management, delivery and public reporting of the NPARIH in the Northern Territory.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bailie R (2011)

An evaluation of Indigenous housing programmes [radio interview podcast].

: Territory FM

Bailie R (2011)

The housing improvement and child health study – informing further development of community housing programs.

Biddle N (2011)

Community infrastructure: lecture 9.

Paper presented at the Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse, CAEPR Lecture series. 29 April 2011, Canberra

Biddle N (2011)

Housing and households: lecture 8.

Paper presented at the Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse, CAEPR Lecture series. 29 April 2011, Canberra

COAG Reform Council (2011)

COAG reform agenda: report on progress 2011.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

This report presents the progress of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reform agenda which aims to improve the wellbeing of all Australians including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It reports on the six institutional features (e.g., fair and sustainable financial arrangements) of the Intergovernmental agreement on federal financial relations (IGA) and if they are being realised in practice, the progress of key reform commitments and finally performance indicators for the goals set for the COAG reform agenda including Closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report April 2011 - September 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report September 2010 - March 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Coppa K, Wurrulnga E, Kopczynski A (2011)

Milingimbi healthy homes & skin week.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 11 April 2011, Cairns, Qld

Davidson J, Memmott P, Go-Sam C, Grant E (2011)

Remote Indigenous housing procurement: a comparative study.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : January to June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australia

The third annual report outlines the progress that has been made towards meeting the targets set to close the gap in life expectancy, early childhood, health, education and employment between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The most positive change has been in the area of child mortality where the gap has significantly narrowed in recent years.

The report provides information on the seven key building blocks identified by the Government as addressing specific areas of Indigenous disadvantage, including:

  • early childhood building block
  • schooling building block
  • health building block
  • healthy homes building block
  • safe communities building block
  • economic participation building block
  • governance and leadership building block.

The Government has committed to investing $5.75 billion over three years to make long-term improvements in each of these building block areas. The report acknowledges the interrelated nature of the Closing the gap targets, and outlines how each of the seven key building blocks works individually and together to make progress towards the targets.

The report also acknowledges how progress can only be made through a partnership approach with Indigenous individuals and communities, and the large role that the corporate and community sectors have to play in closing the gap. The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australian's are cited as key instances of how this partnership approach has been implemented.

The report recognises that previous methods of data collection were inadequate to measure progress made; to improve the evidence base the Government has committed $46.4 million over four years from 2009-10. Finally the report concludes that there is still much work to be done to address Indigenous disadvantage, but hopefully through following the targets set 'closing the gap' will be a realisable achievement within the next generation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 2.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Indigenous Remote Service Delivery Special Account: 2010 - 2011 report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Northern Territory Emergency Response evaluation report 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: report on consultations.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report summarises the consultations which took place with Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory (NT) between June and August 2011. The aim of the consultations was to hear what Aboriginal people thought about the government's role in tackling the levels of disadvantage experienced, and what needed to be done to help build a stronger future for Aboriginal people living in the NT. The themes that emerged from the consultations included:

  • addressing school attendance
  • jobs
  • reducing alcohol-related harm
  • improving housing
  • taking more responsibility for their lives and communities
  • more effective and reliable services from all levels of government
  • more consultation with government
  • the implementation of the Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • the wish for a stronger future for young people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: discussion paper June 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Education and Health Standing Committee (2011)

Alcohol restrictions in the Kimberley: a 'window of opportunity' for improved health, education, housing and employment.

Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia

enHealth Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (2011)

8th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Darwin, NT.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This conference monograph was produced by the enHealth Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH), and details the proceedings of the 8th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference held in Darwin at the Darwin Convention Centre, 27-30 September 2011.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Fisher S, Rola-Rubzen MF (2011)

More than a drop in the ocean: how can good examples of remote services be replicated?.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge CRC

Habibis D, Birdsall-Jones C, Dunbar T, Scrimgeour M, Taylor E, Nethercote M (2011)

Improving housing responses to Indigenous patterns of temporary mobility.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Habibis D, Birdsall-Jones C, Dunbar T, Scrimgeour M, Taylor E (2011)

Improving housing service responses to Indigenous temporary mobility.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Harris M (2011)

Opinion: NTER evaluation 2011.

Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Henshaw RJ (2011)

Broken glass as an injury hazard in the Indigenous community of Cherbourg.

Master of Health thesis, University of Southern Queensland:

Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources (2011)

Indigenous resistance Down-Under: Gurindji fight the Intervention - two part video report.

: Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources

Laurie V (2011)

Home improvement: Indigenous housing.

The Monthly; (June 2011):

Mallett S, Bentley R, Baker E, Mason K, Keys D, Kolar V, Krnjacki L (2011)

Precarious housing and health inequalities: what are the links?.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Mallett S, Bentley R, Baker E, Mason K, Keys D, Kolar V, Krnjacki L (2011)

Precarious housing and health inequalities: what are the links? Summary report.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

McDonald EL (2011)

Closing the gap and Indigenous housing.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(11/12): 652-653

McFallan S, Stanley O, Fisher S (2011)

Modelling the complex system of service provision: the housing/health interface.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Memmott P, Birdsall-Jones C, Go-Sam C, Greenop K, Corunna V (2011)

Modelling crowding in Aboriginal Australia.

Brisbane: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Milligan V, Phillips R, Easthope H, Liu E, Memmott P (2011)

Urban social housing for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: respecting culture and adapting services.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This publication reports on research undertaken in the area of urban social housing for Indigenous people across Australia. The aim of the research was to recognise how the delivery of social housing services could be enhanced in culturally appropriate ways to meet Indigenous housing needs and to contribute to closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. The report includes the key findings from the research and the future direction needed for policy and practice in the social housing service delivery sector for urban Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Newslines Radio (2011)

Newslines Radio: healthy homes.

: indigenous.gov.au

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2011)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report #4 December 2010 to May 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services

O'Brien D (2011)

Home to own: potential for Indigenous housing by Indigenous people.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2011(1): 65-80

Peter S, Ayora J (2011)

Self-build: alternative housing procurement in remote Indigenous communities.

Alice Springs, NT: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This report details the findings from a study investigating the contextual and motivational factors for self-build housing as another approach to providing housing for small remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The outcomes of the study can assist organisations and Government agencies as they tackle the issue of affordable housing for communities. A number of case studies are presented in the report which investigated the personal, physical and institutional factors that impacted on the decision to self-build. Recommendations for consideration are provided in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Pholeros P (2011)

Avoiding evidence: housing, overcrowding and health.

Pholeros P (2011)

Healthabitat: improving health through housing repair.

Architecture Bulletin; (September/October 2011): 10-11

Productivity Commission (2011)

Report on government services 2011.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Queensland Department of Communities (2011)

Annual highlights report for Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: July 2010 – June 2011: incorporating the quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities for April - June 2011.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Queensland Government (2011)

Mid-year update on key indicators for Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: incorporating the October – December 2010 quarter.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Russell L (2011)

Commonwealth Indigenous budget bulletin.

Canberra: Macroeconomics

Sanders W (2011)

Indigenous Australians and home ownership.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Saxena P (2011)

“A house is a house...family is everything” Housing histories and housing preferences of Aboriginal Australians living in urban areas of Brisbane.

Professional Doctorate thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Stacey C, Fardin J (2011)

Housing on native title lands: responses to the housing amendments of the Native Title Act.

Land, rights, laws: issues of native title; 4(6)

Retrieved from http://aiatsis.gov.au/ntru/documents/IPHousing.pdf

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Australian Government expenditure by state and territory, 2010 Indigenous expenditure report supplement.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report is a supplement to the first Indigenous expenditure report (http://www.pc.gov.au/ier/publications/ier-2010) which was released in February 2011 and provides information on estimated expenditure for Indigenous specific services and the estimated share of mainstream services of relevance to the Indigenous population. Expenditure is provided for Australian, state and territory governments. The seven Closing the gap building blocks provide the framework for the report. The aim of this report is to contribute to better policy making and improved outcomes for Indigenous Australians. The focus is 'on the ground' services relating to education, justice, health, housing, community services, employment and other vital services.

The initial report was unable to provide Australian Government direct expenditure allocated to individual states and territories which this supplement provides.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

This report is the fifth in a series of reports on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage as commissioned by the heads of government in 2002. It has been produced in consultation with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics and service providers. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on the current outcomes and those interventions and policies that have enhanced those outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011 overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Report on government services 2011: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Thompson S, Phibbs P (2011)

The health impacts of housing: toward a policy-relevant research agenda.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

VicHealth (2011)

Aboriginal health in Victoria - research summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Viswanathan R, Franklin E, Phillips J (2011)

A better way: building healthy, safe and sustainable communities in the Northern Territory through a community development approach.

Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)

 
Last updated: 30 March 2017
 
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