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This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database about waste management of 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.

2016

Hall N, Abal E, Albert S, Ali S, Barrington D, Dean A, Head B, Hill P, Hussey K, Jagals P, Muriuki G, Pascoe M, Reid S, Richards R, Robinson J, Ross H, Torero Cullen J, Willis J (2016)

The UN sustainable development goals for water and sanitation: How should Australia respond within and beyond its borders? Discussion paper.

Brisbane: Global Change Institute, University of Queensland

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

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

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

2015

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):

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

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

Waste Aid (2015)

Cardboard baling and return transport logistics for packaging in the remote APY Lands, SA.

Sydney: Waste Aid

Waste Aid (2015)

Case study: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (The APY Lands).

Sydney: Waste Aid

2014

Miller A, Smith ML, Judd JA, Speare R (2014)

Strongyloides stercoralis: systematic review of barriers to controlling strongyloidiasis for Australian Indigenous communities.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(9): e3141

Retrieved 25 September 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003141

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

2013

Australian Medical Association (2013)

AMA submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs: Inquiry into the impacts on health of air quality in Australia.

Barton, ACT: Australian Medical Association

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

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report: January to June 2012.

Canberra: Australian Government

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

Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2013.

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

This is the fifth annual report outlining progress made towards meeting the targets set for Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage in the seven key building blocks:

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

The report includes new data from the 2011 Census and provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of progress against the targets.

The report highlights 2013 as the year the first target - ensuring all Indigenous four-year olds living in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years - falls due and claims this target will be met.

The Australian Government's agenda for Closing the gap is driven by the need to:

  • overcome decades of under-investment in services and infrastructure
  • encourage and support personal responsibility for healthy functional families and communities
  • build new understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The report states that continued and sustained effort is needed to close the gap, but that the expected achievement of the early childhood education target in 2013 will support a commitment to ensuring that benefits flow through to the other Closing the gap targets to further address Indigenous disadvantage.

As with previous reports, it is acknowledged that the approach to Closing the Gap is a partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, the private sector and non-government organisations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

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

Pleshetet N, Elvin R (2013)

Orbiting in place: a West Kimberley case study of Indigenous Sector employment and service delivery.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Mid-West / Pilbara edition.

3rd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia's third edition of the WA Indigenous storybook has compiled a collection of positive stories that celebrate the achievements of Indigenous people in the Midwest and Pilbara regions of Western Australia (WA). The 13 diverse stories in the third edition highlight and address issues affecting Indigenous people and communities across the two regions and discuss topics about leadership, environmental health, community gardens and employment, the importance of language and personal journeys.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Ross KE, O'Donahoo FJ, Garrard TA, Taylor MJ (2013)

Simple solutions to Strongyloides stercoralis infection.

BMJ; 2013: f6294

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6294

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 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:

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

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

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

WaterAid (2013)

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

London: WaterAid

2012

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2012)

Community Grants Scheme project 8763: Bayulu and Muludja waste management plans: final report.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

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

A Prince Consulting, Davies Consulting Services (2011)

The rubbish report: waste management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (The APY Lands): past, present and future.

Sydney: A Prince Consulting

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

Henshaw RJ (2011)

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

Master of Health thesis, University of Southern Queensland:

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2011)

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

1st ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook (The storybook) is the first in a series of Indigenous storybooks showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia. The stories are from the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements. The intention of each program was to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

The storybook shares both the successes and failures of the programs, and it is hoped that this will encourage a change in how Indigenous programs are planned, delivered and disseminated.

The storybook covers a range of programs including:

  • healthy lifestyle initiatives
  • community awareness programs relating to suicide and good parenting
  • local government environmental health and health projects
  • effective partnerships
  • social benefit programs.

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

 
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