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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to alcohol use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2013

Hampton R, Toombs M, eds. (2013)

Indigenous Australians and health: the wombat in the room.

Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Indigenous Australians and health: the wombat in the room seeks to raise awareness of the culturally appropriate way for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in urban and remote areas. The book outlines the central components that influence good health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It aims to provide an understanding of health from the Indigenous perspective while also examining the historical connections of health and the impact of colonisation; past and present.

The book features:

  • fact boxes that help to dismiss any predetermined notions
  • case examples, placement experiences, and personal stories that show actual experiences from the field
  • insights into how health practitioners can influence healthier outcomes
  • questions to encourage students to reflect on their learning.

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Ah Chee D, Boffa J (2013)

Damming the 'rivers of grog' : a partnership between NDRI and Aboriginal community controlled health services in the Northern Territory.

CentreLines; (37): 2-3

Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (2013)

Tips and tricks for new players ... a guide to becoming familiar with the alcohol and other drugs sector [4th ed.].

Deakin, ACT: Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia

This guide is a resource and orientation tool for new workers to the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. It has a number of sections including:

  • a comprehensive directory of key organisations within the AOD sector with information on contact details
  • a list of Indigenous specific organisations relevant to the AOD sector
  • information on continuing professional development and guidelines on developing skills in the workforce
  • a succinct of list of terms commonly used in the AOD sector with a short description of what each means.

There are also research tips on how to find further information and some short articles from professionals working in the field. A constantly updated electronic version of the guide is available from the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) website.

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Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

This plan provides a long-term, evidence-based policy framework as part of the Council of Australian Governments' approach to Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. The Australian Government worked in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, and peak bodies to produce the plan.

The plan builds on the United nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, with a focus on:

  • policies and programs to improve Indigenous health
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • resilience
  • promoting healthy behaviours
  • the centrality of culture for health and wellbeing
  • the right of people to be safe and empowered.

The plan at a glance includes:

  • the vision
  • principles
  • priorities
  • implementation.

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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detail analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2011–12: online services report – key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the 2011-12 online service report data collection which replaces the previous Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health services reporting data collection. In 2011-12, the Australian Government provided direct funding to approximately 300 organisations to deliver comprehensive primary health care and other health services, including substance use, social and emotional wellbeing and mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Bringing them home and Link up counselling programs) of which around 60% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled or managed.
The report provides information on the services and their operations including the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. Primary health care services provided 2.6 million episodes of care of which 350,000 were Indigenous; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 27,000 Indigenous clients and Bringing them home and Link up counselling services were accessed by about 9,400 Indigenous clients.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and the episodes of treatment provided in Australia for 2011-2012. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, accounting for almost half of these closed episodes, and counselling was the most common type of treatment. The report shows that Indigenous Australians were more likely to use alcohol, cannabis and amphetamines than non-Indigenous Australians, although Indigenous Australians were more likely to abstain from alcohol than non-Indigenous Australians. Data for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is presented throughout the report.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Developing client-based analyses for reporting on the alcohol and other drug treatment services.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health report card 2012 - 2013: the healthy early years - getting the right start in life.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card for 2012-13 focuses on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children. It outlines the current research and evidence on the factors in the early life of Indigenous children may determine health outcomes later in life. It also provides evidence for policies, programs and measures that work to protect them against adverse social and physical conditions in early life. On the basis of that evidence, the 2012-13 report card makes a range of recommendations to governments to improve health and wellbeing in the early years, in the following areas:

  • development of a comprehensive plan for maternal and child services
  • support for families at risk
  • measures to keep children at school
  • strengthening community capacity
  • improving the living environment
  • ensuring better data, research and evaluation.

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Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

National preventive health research strategy: 2013-2018.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

State of preventive health 2013.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Buykx P, Ward B, Chisholm M (2013)

Planning alcohol and other drug services in rural and remote areas: the role of spatial access.

Sydney: Drug Policy Modelling Program, University of New South Wales

Campbell D (2013)

Economic rationality in choosing between short-term bad-health choices and longer-term good-health choices.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(11): 5971-5988

Clifford A, Shakeshaft T, Deans C (2013)

Training and tailored outreach support to improve alcohol screening and brief intervention in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(1): 72–79

Crane P, Francis C, Buckley J (2013)

Youth alcohol and drug practice guide: practice strategies and interventions.

Brisbane: Dovetail

This guide outlines various approaches to engaging with young people experiencing problematic substance use. It draws upon the knowledge of practitioners in the field and outlines a range of service models. Content includes:

  • engagement with clients
  • risk assessment
  • intervention strategies
  • responding to specific situations such as overdose or inhalant use
  • co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Culturally specific interventions such as the Mt Theo project and an adaptation of the 'stages of change model' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are described.

The guide was developed by Dovetail in partnership with the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology.

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Cussen T, Payne J, Marks D (2013)

Policing alcohol and illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan environments.

Canberra: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

Responding to the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia: a Commonwealth action plan.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Duncan B (2013)

Baby on board: alcohol's hidden harm.

Of Substance; 11(3): 10-13

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (2013)

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education annual report 2012-2013.

Camberra: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Jenner L, Lee N (2013)

Screening for substance use and related issues by specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment and support services in the ACT: discussion paper.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

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National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

NIDAC online consultation: a professional body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) (2013)

Planning framework and user guidebook: outcome based planning and reporting framework user guidebook for Aboriginal drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation services.

Sydney: Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA)

New South Wales Auditor-General (2013)

Improving legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people.

Sydney: Audit Office of New South Wales

New South Wales Parliament General Purpose Standing Committee No 2 (2013)

Drug and alcohol treatment.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

O’Leary C, Taylor C, Zubrick SR, Bower C (2013)

Prenatal alcohol exposure and educational achievement in children aged 8–9 Years.

Pediatrics; 132(2): 468-475

O’Leary CM, Jacoby PJ, Bartu A, D’Antoine H, Bower C (2013)

Maternal alcohol use and sudden infant death syndrome and infant mortality excluding SIDS.

Pediatrics; 131(3): e770 -e778

Stephens A, Bohanna I, Graham D, Clough AR (2013)

Screening and assessment instruments for use in Indigenous-specific alcohol and drug treatment rehabilitation.

Journal of Tropical Psychology; 3: e2(11)

Retrieved 13 August 2013 from http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1838990213000021

Taylor KP, Bessarab D, Hunter L, Thompson SC (2013)

Aboriginal-mainstream partnerships: exploring the challenges and enhancers of a collaborative service arrangement for Aboriginal clients with substance use issues.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 12

Retrieved 10 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-12

Ward J, Bryant J, Worth H, Hull P, Solar S, Bailey S (2013)

Use of health services for sexually transmitted and blood-borne viral infections by young Aboriginal people in New South Wales.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(1): 81-86

Make a night, break a night: the experiences of Aboriginal youth around alcohol (2013)

Wilson M, Jones J

Wilson M (2013)

Drinking in the suburbs: the experiences of Aboriginal young people.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

This project focused on the experiences of Aboriginal young people with and around alcohol in the south and south-east metropolitan area of Perth. The purpose of the study was to provide a comprehensive picture of this group's experiences in order for services to better target future health promotion for Aboriginal young people. Young people were asked about their: level of alcohol consumption; experience of alcohol-related harms; contexts of drinking; knowledge of health effects; memory of health promotion messages; and ideas for effective health promotion.

Findings indicate that many of the young people are consuming alcohol from an early age and at levels exceeding recommended guidelines for long-term harm. The majority had found themselves in trouble with authority and a third had been in detention, primarily related to alcohol. The young people showed low knowledge of chronic health effects associated with alcohol and little memory of existing health promotion campaigns.

The results of this study highlight the need for a youth-friendly approach to health promotion, specifically designed for, conducted by and in consultation with young Aboriginal people.

Abstract adapted from National Drug Research Institute

Ychange?, NT Early Intervention Pilot Program (2013)

How young people access information about alcohol.

Darwin: Ychange?

2012

Hunter B, Biddle N, eds. (2012)

Survey analysis for Indigenous policy in Australia: social science perspectives.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This monograph presents the peer-reviewed papers from the 2011 Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) conference Social science perspectives on the 2008 National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The conference covered many topics including for example:

  • child development
  • crime and justice
  • culture
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • health
  • housing
  • substance use.

The papers review the strengths and limitations of the NATSISS, how the NATSISS informs policy decisions, and recommendations for the design of future surveys. This book is a useful resource for researchers, policy makers, the national debate on Indigenous issues, and Indigenous communities and organisations.

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Adamson D, Andersen K, Black K, Elliot E, Harwood A, Heffernan E, Hill S, Minnis J, Whitton G (2012)

Special situations, settings and groups.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 343-404

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on special situations, settings and groups, including:

  • contraception
  • pregnancy, breastfeeding and early childhood
  • alcohol use during pregnancy and foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)
  • protecting and supporting families at risk
  • preventing alcohol or drug issues among young people
  • working with young people with alcohol or drug issues
  • prison populations
  • aggressive clients
  • Torres Strait Islanders.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Assan R, Brady M, Curry K, Demirkol A (2012)

Alcohol.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 65-104

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on alcohol, including:

  • alcohol use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • what happens in intoxication
  • when drinking becomes a problem
  • harms resulting from drinking
  • screening for alcohol problems
  • how to assess a client who drinks alcohol
  • how to help people who want to stop drinking alcohol
  • assessing and planning for alcohol withdrawal
  • helping someone experiencing alcohol withdrawal
  • helping someone stay alcohol-free
  • community action to reduce alcohol harms.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the fourth 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 was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, 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.

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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2010-11: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bullen L, Casey W, Childs S, Ferguson J, Jack P, Keats J, Miller L, Simpson L, Walker E, Winstock A, Woods J, Strong Spirit Strong Mind team (2012)

General principles.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 1-64

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers about the role of AOD workers and general AOD information, including:

  • what an Aboriginal Health Worker is
  • why people become dependant on alcohol or drugs
  • types of drugs
  • overview of ways to help people addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • getting a person to think about their substance use
  • counselling
  • case management
  • role of medicines
  • mutual support groups
  • residential rehabilitation
  • how families can help.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Callinan S, Ferris J (2012)

What do Australians drink? Analyses by demographic and social characteristics.

Melbourne: Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

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

Final evaluation of youth in communities for the department of families, housing, community services and Indigenous affairs: final report.

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

Doyle B, Garsia R, Haber P, Lawler J, O'Connor C, van Beek I, White A (2012)

Reducing the harms from substance misuse.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 283-316

This book chapter provides information on reducing the harms from substance misuse for people who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in the alcohol and other drug field. Of specific focus in this chapter is: sexually transmissible infections in the substance use setting; harms from injecting drug use and safer injecting; needle and syringe programs; hepatitis C and B; and HIV/AIDS. This chapter is part of a book titled Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work, which provides everyday practical information for working in the field of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

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Dunlop A, Keats J (2012)

Polydrug use.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 237-246

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on polydrug use, including:

  • polydrug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • reasons for polydrug use
  • harms associated with polydrug use
  • how to assess a person who uses several drugs
  • how to help a person who uses several drugs
  • reducing the harms if a person cannot or will not quit
  • preventing polydrug use.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (2012)

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education annual report 2011-2012.

: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Gray D (2012)

Community-wide approaches to substance misuse.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 331-342

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on community-wide approaches to substance misuse, including:

  • engaging with communities to address drug and alcohol issues
  • what communities can do to prevent or limit drinking problems.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Gray D (2012)

Is the demand for alcohol in Indigenous Australian communities ‘price inelastic'?.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(6): 818–822

Hinton R, Nagel T (2012)

Evaluation of a culturally adapted training in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing for the alcohol and other drug workforce.

ISRN Public Health; 2012: 380581

Retrieved 3 January 2012 from http://downloads.isrn.com/journals/ph/2012/380581.pdf

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (2012)

FASD: the hidden harm: Inquiry into the prevention, diagnosis and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Hunter E, Shields R, Wand A (2012)

Mental health and substance use.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 247-282

This book chapter provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on mental health and substance use. The contents of the chapter includes:

  • mental health and substance use
  • depression and suicide
  • anxiety and stress
  • psychosis.

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

John Scougall Consulting Services (2012)

Keeping people safe: an evaluation of the Nyoongar Patrol Outreach Service.

Perth: Australian Policy Online

Key J, Page J, Smyth D (2012)

Legal issues.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 317-330

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on legal issues associated with substance use, including:

  • guardianship
  • alcohol, drugs and driving
  • programs to reduce re-offending or avoid prison.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work (2012)

Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K

This handbook provides everyday practical information for working in the field of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. It is based on the clinical and cultural experiences of the authors who have worked in a range of settings from large urban environments through to small remote communities.

Contained in the handbook is information on AOD work, including:

  • clinical treatment
  • prevention
  • early intervention
  • harm reduction.

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Li M, McDermott R, D'Onise K, Leonard D (2012)

Folate status and health behaviours in two Australian Indigenous populations in north Queensland.

Public Health Nutrition; 15(10): 1959-1965

Mental Health Drugs and Regions Division (2012)

The Victorian drug statistics handbook: patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2009 to June 2010.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Mutch R, Wray J, Bower C (2012)

Recording a history of alcohol use in pregnancy: an audit of the knowledge, attitude and practices at a child development service.

Journal of Population Therapeutic Clinical Pharmacology; 19(2): 227-233

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc (2012)

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc: annual report 2011/2012.

Perh: Nyoongar Patrol System Inc

O’Leary C, Jacoby P, D’Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C (2012)

Heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and increased risk of stillbirth.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; 119(8): 945-952

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2012)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2011-2012.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Northern Territory Government

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

Queensland Health (2012)

The health of Queenslanders 2012: advancing good health. Fourth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

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.

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Sweeney J, Payne J (2012)

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2009–10 report on drug use among police detainees.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Teesson M, Newton NC, Barrett EL (2012)

Australian school-based prevention programs for alcohol and other drugs: a systematic review.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(6): 731–736

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

Our Healing Ways: putting wisdom into practice: working with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol issues: Aboriginal way.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This manual is a guide to culturally appropriate practice for Aboriginal workers in Victoria who work with people with mental health and drug and alcohol issues (dual diagnosis). The information in the manual comes from skilled and experienced local Aboriginal workers who share how they have helped their clients heal from dual diagnosis.

It contains information about:

  • people experiencing dual diagnosis issues
  • making decisions about how we work
  • the approach
  • engaging, connecting and building the relationship
  • strategies for supporting healing
  • finishing up
  • effective worker qualities and skills
  • looking after ourselves.

This manual is one of three key resources produced as part of Our healing ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

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Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

Our Healing Ways: supervision: a culturally appropriate model for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This report explains a model for providing culturally appropriate supervision to the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The model is based on the needs of these workers who often face difficult situations in the community, such as working with their own family and friends.

The report includes information on:

  • different types of supervision
  • results from consultations with workers
  • the supervision model
  • training options
  • resources and references.

This report is one of three key resources produced as part of Our healing ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

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White V, Bariola E (2012)

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011.

Canberra: Drug Strategy Branch, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

2011

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey was conducted between late-April and early-September 2010. This was the 10th survey in a series which began in 1985, and was the fifth to be managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). More than 26,000 people aged 12 years or older participated in the survey, in which they were asked about their knowledge of and attitudes towards drugs, their drug consumption histories, and related behaviours. Most of the analysis presented is of people aged 14 years or older, so that results can be compared with previous reports.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 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)

Drugs in Australia 2010: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Headline indicators for children's health, development and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Measuring alcohol risk in the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: implementation of the 2009 Alcohol Guidelines.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report outlines the steps involved to develop a consistent measure for analysing the 2010 National Drug Strategy household survey alcohol data. The report details the methods and questions used for reporting single occasion risk and lifetime risk in line with the National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. The development of these new guidelines impacted interpretation of the proportion of the population drinking alcohol at risky levels.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Review of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This national statistical publication reports on the health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-24 years of age. This reporting is vital for the development of evidence-based youth policies. Part VII provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and looks at key issues including:

  • health status
  • determinants of health
  • families and communities
  • socioeconomic factors
  • housing
  • health system performance.

The report also highlights areas where work is still needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cadilhac DA, Magnus A, Sheppard L, Cumming TB, Pearce DC, Carter R (2011)

The societal benefits of reducing six behavioural risk factors: an economic modelling study from Australia.

BMC Public Health; 11: 483

Retrieved 21 June 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/483

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated (2011)

Rebuilding family life in Alice Springs and Central Australia: the social and community dimensions of change for our people.

Alice Springs, NT: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated

Chikritzhs TN, Allsop SJ, Moodie AR, Hall WD (2011)

Per capita alcohol consumption in Australia: will the real trend please step forward?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(10): 594-597

Child and Adolescent Community Health (2011)

Health and wellbeing profile of young Western Australians.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Commissioner for Children and Young People (2011)

Speaking out about reducing alcohol-related harm on children and young people: the views of Western Australian children and young people.

Perth, WA: Commissioner for Children and Young People

Cook M (2011)

Locked out: experiences of AOD consumers with a criminal record accessing employment and education.

Melbourne: Association of Participating Service Users

Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Cairney S (2011)

Neuropsychological problems and alcohol availability appear to be key factors in continued heavy alcohol use by Aboriginal Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(1): 50-51

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

Mental Health Drugs and Regions Division (2011)

The Victorian drug statistics handbook: patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2008 to June 2009.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee (2011)

NIDAC online consultation 1: alcohol: summary of findings.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee

Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (2011)

The Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre: annual report 2011.

Brisbane: Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre

Roche A, Pidd K, Taylor C (2011)

Alcohol data reporting standards.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Stearne A, Schnmit S, Gray D, Wilkes ET, Boffa J, Corcoran T (2011)

A program and its evaluation: the Safe and Sober Support Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(Supplement S1): 84

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

Report on government services 2011: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Tobin CL, Moodie R, Livingstone C (2011)

A review of public opinion towards alcohol controls in Australia.

BMC Public Health; 11: 58

Retrieved 27 January 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-58.pdf

Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

Alcohol-related hospitalisations and deaths in Western Australia: Drug and Alcohol Office surveillance report November 2011.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office

This series of 10 reports provides information on the prevalence of alcohol consumption, alcohol-related hospitalisations and alcohol-related deaths in the metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Western Australia. The reports were collated by the Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office with the assistance of the Department of Health and include:

  • State report
  • north metropolitan area
  • south metropolitan area
  • South West
  • Great Southern
  • Wheatbelt
  • Midwest
  • Goldfields
  • Kimberley
  • Pilbara.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (2011)

Comorbidity capacity building toolkit.

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

This toolkit was produced by the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance for other Western Australian alcohol and other drug (AOD) services planning to undertake capacity building initiatives. The toolkit was developed in accordance with knowledge gained throughout the national Improved services initiative (ISI) project. This project aimed to build the capacity of non-government AOD organisations to effectively identify and treat comorbid substance use and mental illness.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Apparent consumption of alcohol, Australia, 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey: users' guide, 2008.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4720.0?OpenDocument

This user's guide provides updated information on the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). Updates include information on: family and culture; health; risk factors; education; work; income; and housing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Oct 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

The information included in this report is taken from a variety of sources. This report highlights that Aboriginal and Torres Strait people make up 2.5% of the Australian population and is young compared to the rest of the population. The key findings include:

  • The estimated resident population in 2006 was 517,000 people.
  • The median age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 21.0 years compared to 37.0 years for the non-Indigenous population.
  • 68% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reside in rural and remote locations and 32% reside in urban locations.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a lower life expectancy than non-Indigenous Australians. From 2005-2007 the gap was 11.5 years for males and 9.7 years for females.
  • Life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males at birth is estimated to be 67.2 years and for females is 72.9 years.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language and culture is strong.
  • Socio-economic outcomes continute to improve; 22% completed year twelve in 2008.
  • More people completed non-school qualifications; 40% of people aged 25-64 years in 2008, compared to 32% in 2002.
  • The unemployment rate fell from 23% in 2002 to 17% in 2008, but remains five times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous unemployment which was 5% in 2008.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Drinking patterns in Australia, 2001-2007.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Barnett L, Kendall E, McKay K, McIntyre M, Kolves K, De Leo D (2010)

Suicidal behaviours in Indigenous communities in Queensland: evaluation and development of baseline data [final report].

Mackay, Qld: Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Bolton K (2010)

Rivers of grog flow on in Alice Springs [radio broadcast].

: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Current Affairs

Brady M (2010)

On- and off-premise drinking choices among Indigenous Australians: the influence of socio-spatial factors.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(4): 446–451

Burns J, Maling CM, Thomson N (2010)

Summary of Indigenous women's health.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Connors P, Bush R (2010)

'Back on Track' : an evaluation.

Brisbane: University of Queensland

D'Abbs P (2010)

Controlling 'rivers of grog': the challenge of alcohol problems in Australian Indigenous communities.

Contemporary Drug Problems; 37(3): 499-524

Making sense and supporting change: a guide for our people (2010)

Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

This booklet was produced to provide information on reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

It describes:

  • the impact of alcohol and other drugs
  • why people use drugs
  • how people learn to use drugs
  • types of drugs
  • mixing drugs
  • ways of reducing harm
  • areas of life that are affected by alcohol and other drugs
  • making changes action plan.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Flatau P, Conroy E, Clear A, Burns L (2010)

The integration of homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol services in Australia.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Gaffney A, Jones W, Sweeney J, Payne J (2010)

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2008 annual report on drug use among police detainees.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Gray D, Saggers S, Wilkes E, Allsop S, Ober C (2010)

Managing alcohol-related problems among Indigenous Australians: what the literature tells us.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S34-S35

Hall WD, Wallace AL, Cobiac LJ, Doran CM, Vos T (2010)

How can we reduce alcohol-related road crash deaths among young Australians?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(8): 464-466

Hoad V, Somerford P, Katzenellenbogen J (2010)

The burden of disease and injury attributed to preventable risks to health in Western Australia, 2006.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Laslett A-M, Catalano P, Chikritzhs Y, Dale C, Doran C, Ferris J, Jainullabudeen T, Livingston M, Matthews S, Mugavin J, Room R, Schlotterlein M, Wilkinson C (2010)

The range and magnitude of alcohol's harm to others.

Fitzroy, Vic: AER Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Eastern Health

Nichols F (2010)

Aboriginal recommendations for substance use intervention programs.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 4-8

Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. (2010)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing and substance use issues. The book contains comprehensive, culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing
  • mental health practice
  • working with specific groups - models, programs, and services.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features in various parts of the book.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Quinn K, Rugkhla P (2010)

Women and alcohol.

Melbourne: Women’s Health Victoria

Roche AM, Duraisingam V, Trifonoff A, Nicholas R (2010)

Alcohol and drug-related workforce development issues for Australian police into the 21st century.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Schineanu A, Velander F, Saggers S (2010)

"Don't wake up angry no more." The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology

Shakeshaft A, Clifford A, Shakeshaft M (2010)

Reducing alcohol related harm experienced by Indigenous Australians: identifying opportunities for Indigenous primary health care services.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S41-S45

Skelton R (2010)

King brown country: the betrayal of Papunya.

Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin

Thomson N, MacRae A, Burns J, Catto M, Debuyst O, Krom I, Midford R, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2010)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2010.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2009

Australian Drug Foundation (2009)

Prevention of alcohol-related harms in Victoria's Koori communities: research, policy, practice and Indigenous ways of working.

Paper presented at the Prevention of alcohol-related harms in Victoria's Koori communities. 3 September 2009, Aborigines Advancement League, 2 Watt Street, Thornbury, Victoria

de Plevitz LR, Gould JS, Smith TM (2009)

Fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Indigenous schoolchildren [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(5): 286-287

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2009)

The importance and challenges of assessing cognition in Indigenous Australians.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S47 - S50

Duncan B (2009)

Boom towns, drug towns? Mining, alcohol and other drugs.

Of Substance; 7(1): 24-26

Friel S (2009)

Health equity in Australia: a policy framework based on the social determinants of obesity, alcohol and tobacco.

Canberra: Preventative Health Taskforce

Gazis N, Connor JP, Ho R (2009)

Cultural identity and peer influence as predictors of substance use among culturally diverse Australian adolescents.

Journal of Early Adolescence; 30(3): 345-368

Gray D, Saggers S, Wilkes E, Allsop S, Ober C (2009)

Enhancing the management of alcohol-related problems among Indigenous Australians.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 28(s1): A69-81

Loxley W, Adams K (2009)

Women, drug use and crime: findings from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

McCausland R, Vivian A (2009)

Factors affecting crime rates in Indigenous communities in NSW: a pilot study in Wilcannia and Menindee.

Sydney: Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney

Milward K (2009)

Prevention of alcohol-related harms in Victoria's Koori communities.

Melbourne: DrugInfo Clearinghouse: Prevention Research Quarterly

Pascal R, Chikritzhs T, Gray D (2009)

Estimating alcohol-attributable mortality among Indigenous Australians: towards Indigenous-specific alcohol aetiologic fractions.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 28(2): 196-200

Urbis (2009)

Evaluation of the National Drug Strategy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan 2003 - 2009: final report.

Canberra: National Drug Strategy

World Health Organization (2009)

Preventing violence by reducing the availability and harmful use of alcohol.

Geneva: World Health Organization

Wright A (2009)

Grog war.

2 ed. Broome, WA: Magabala Books

2008

Adams K, Sandy L, Smith L, Triglone B (2008)

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2007 annual report on drug use among police detainees.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2008 report: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

First taste: how Indigenous Australians learned about grog (2008)

Brady M

Maggie Brady, a social anthropologist from the Australian National University, has written a series of short books called First taste, which explore the social history of alcohol use in Australia. The series of six booklets investigates the factors that have been a foundation for Indigenous drinking habits. The booklets provide a complete analysis of the history relating to the introduction of alcohol to Indigenous Australians. The topics covered by the booklets include:

  • aims and ideas (introduces the series)
  • the first taste of alcohol
  • strong spirits from SE Asia (strong liquor arriving in the northern region of Australia)
  • the story of the bottle (cultural significance of glass)
  • learning to drink from the English (how the English taught the Aboriginal people drinking customs)
  • struggles over drinking rights (effects of the ban on drinking alcohol).

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Clifford A (2008)

Screening and brief intervention in Aboriginal primary health care: towards evidence-based practice.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Collins DJ, Lapsley HM (2008)

The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Coyne KL, De Costa CM, Heazlewood RJ, Newman HC (2008)

Pregnancy characteristics of women giving birth to children with fetal alcohol syndrome in Far North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(3): 240-247

Eades S, Read A, Stanley F, Eades F, McCaullay D, Williamson A (2008)

Bibbulung gnarneep ('solid kid'): causal pathways to poor birth outcomes in an urban Aboriginal birth cohort.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(6): 342-346

Frye S, Dawe S, Harnett P, Kowalenko S, Harlen M (2008)

Supporting the families of young people with problematic drug use.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Horey D (2008)

Indigenous drug prevention research stocktake and gap analysis.

Melbourne: Department of Human Services, Victoria

Margolis SA, Ypinazar VA, Clough AR, Hunter E (2008)

Absence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in a remote Indigenous community.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(10): 596

Mission Australia (2008)

National survey of young Australians 2008.

Sydney: Mission Australia

New South Wales Police Force (2008)

Aboriginal strategic direction 2007-2011.

Sydney: New South Wales Police Force

2008-09 Budget fact sheets: closing the gap (2008)

Northern Territory Government

Population Health Division (NSW) (2008)

The health of the people of New South Wales – report of the Chief Health Officer, data book – Aboriginal peoples.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) (2008)

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA: alcohol policy - where next?.

Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA)

Queensland Government (2008)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: April-June 2008.

Brisbane: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

This report provides a summary of the progress being made in 'closing the gap' and improving the quality of life for Indigenous Queenslanders living in discrete communities. It outlines the key outcomes of the Queensland policy reform with the distinction between what has been already implemented and what is yet to be implemented. It includes an overview of the key indicators of community wellbeing, building on the previous report (January-March 2008) and including two indicators relating to child safety. An individual outcome report for all participating communities across Queensland for four key indicators is also provided. This report precedes the next Closing the gap, Indigenous annual report due in November 2008.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Government (2008)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: January-March 2008.

Brisbane: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

This report provides a summary of the progress being made to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Queenslanders living in discrete Aboriginal and mainland Torres Strait Islander communities, from January to March 2008. The communities are the 17 communities that signed the Partnership Agreement in July 2007.

The four key health and wellbeing indicators for which data are provided in this report include: violence against people; hospital admissions due to assault; court appearances for breaches of alcohol restrictions; and school attendance.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

White V, Smith G (2008)

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2008.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

 
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