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Indigenous: States and Territories


Family Matters, Queensland Supporting Families Changing Futures (2017)

Our Way: a generational strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families: 2017-2037.

Brisbane: Supporting Families Changing Futures, Queensland

Rural Health West, WA Primary Health Alliance, WA Country Health Service (2017)

WA Child Ear Health Strategy 2017-2021.

Perth, WA: WA Country Health Service


Deadly Ears Program (2016)

Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures: Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child ear and hearing health framework 2016-2026.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

This ten-year framework outlines a commitment to prevent and manage the impacts of middle ear disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Queensland through the combined efforts of the health, early childhood and education sectors.

It addresses three priorities:

  • health promotion and disease prevention
  • primary healthcare
  • early intervention.

The framework includes a ten-year implementation plan that has been developed and endorsed by the Queensland Government, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health sector and other government and non-government agencies. Key features of the implementation plan include:

  • 36 actions related to health promotion and prevention, service improvements, workforce development and data collection and research
  • 8 performance targets to track progress until 2026.

Each year an annual action plan will be released outlining the specific activities service providers and partners will undertake. Progress will be monitored and published annually, and a multi-sector steering committee will be responsible for implementing the framework.

Abstract adapted from Deadly Ears


Northern Territory Department of Health (2015)

Northern Territory Aboriginal health plan 2015-2018.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health


A brief history of the laws, policies and practices in South Australia that led to the removal of many Aboriginal children (2014)

Hall A


Aboriginal Maternity Service Support Unit (2012)

Women and Newborn Health Service: Aboriginal Maternity Service Support Unit: strategic plan 2010-2014.

Perth: Women and Newborn Health Service Western Australia

Western Australian Department of Child Protection and Family Support (2012)

Aboriginal services framework: December 2012 revised version.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Child Protection and Family Support


Statewide Service Strategy Division (2010)

Aboriginal health care plan 2010-2016.

Adelaide: Department of Health, South Australia

The Aboriginal health care plan 2010-2016 has been developed by SA Health as part of a significant health reform led by the South Australian Government. It aims to:

  • outline ways to reduce ill health among South Australian Aboriginal people
  • promote cultural responsiveness in the health system
  • promote Aboriginal community health and wellbeing

Aiming for an achievement of these overarching goals, the plan:

  • describes the demographic and major health issues for Aboriginal South Australians and variations across the state
  • outlines a model comprising six key areas: supporting good health; stronger primary health care; better care for those with high needs; an integrated and collaborative approach to the planning and delivery of services and programs, a focus on priorities; enablers for action
  • identifies six priorities for action based on the burden of disease and population profile
  • sets a framework for the regional Aboriginal health improvement plans
  • identifies key next steps and governance arrangements

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


SA Health (2008)

Aboriginal nursing and midwifery strategy 2008 - 2011.

Adelaide: South Australia Department of Health

Last updated: 31 October 2017
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