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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with the health of Western Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brett T, Arnold-Reed DE, Troeung L, Bulsara MK, Williams A, Moorhead RG (2014)

Multimorbidity in a marginalised, street-health Australian population: a retrospective cohort study.

BMJ Open; 4(8): e005461

Retrieved 19 August 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005461

Codding B, Bird R, Kauhanen P, Bird D (2014)

Conservation or co-evolution? Intermediate levels of Aboriginal burning and hunting have positive effects on Kangaroo populations in Western Australia.

Human Ecology; Online First(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-014-9682-4): 1-11

Hofer A, Parker J, Atkinson D, Moore S, Reeve C, Mak DB (2014)

Prevocational exposure to public health in the Kimberley: a pathway to rural, remote and public health practice.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(2): 75-79

Hofer A, Woodland S, Reeve C (2014)

Mortality due to rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley 2001–2010.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 139–141

Iversen J, Chow S, Maher L (2014)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2009-2013: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Kirke AB, Evans SF, Walters BNJ (2014)

Gestational diabetes in a rural, regional centre in south Western Australia: predictors of risk.

Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2667

Retrieved 29 August 2014 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2667

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2014)

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

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fifth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). These stories are from the Kimberley region of WA. This edition features stories that describe eco-tourism and cultural tours, media facilities, environmental stewardship, healthy communities and social programs. The storybook aims to:

  • Provide skills to Indigenous professionals across WA through the facilitation of writing workshops and by providing the opportunity to match Indigenous storytellers with local mentors who can provide further guidance in writing individual stories.
  • Embrace a holistic view of health. Stories are drawn from the health sector but also from many sectors outside of health - such as education, employment, housing, environment, transport, animal management, sport and recreation, alcohol and drugs and many others.
  • Showcase community based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the many social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective.

The book features 14 stories, all of which focus on individuals or programs. They outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Srikartika VM, O'Leary CM (2014)

Pregnancy outcomes of mothers with an alcohol-related diagnosis: a population-based cohort study for the period 1983-2007.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.12983):

Stoneham MJ, Goodman J, Daube M (2014)

The portrayal of Indigenous health in selected Australian media.

The International Indigenous Policy Journal; 5(1): 5

Retrieved January 2014 from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/iipj/vol5/iss1/5

Walker BF, Stomski NJ, Price A, Jackson-Barrett E (2014)

Perspectives of Indigenous people in the Pilbara about the delivery of healthcare services.

Australian Health Review; 38(1): 93-98

2013

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2013.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/uploads/docs/wa-overview-2013.pdf

This report provides comprehensive information specific to Western Australia (WA) 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 WA Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Indigenous people in WA in 2013. 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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Catto M (2013)

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops summary evaluation report.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Ellis I, Deacon-Crouch M, Bhana A, Longley K, Voon N, Skinner T (2013)

Reporting of non-prescribed medication usage in remote Australia: health-seeking habits in Port Headland.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(6): 350 - 351

Gee V (2013)

Perinatal, infant and maternal mortality in Western Australia, 2006-2010.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Katzenellenbogen JM, Sanfilippo FM, Hobbs MS, Knuiman MW, Bessarab D, Durey A, Thompson SC (2013)

Voting with their feet - predictors of discharge against medical advice in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ischaemic heart disease inpatients in Western Australia: an analytic study using data linkage.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 330

Retrieved 20 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-330

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lee-Hammond L (2013)

Integrated services for Aboriginal children and families.

Australasian Journal of Early Childhood; 38(1): 55-64

McGuire V, Boladeras J, Collard L, Bracknell C, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Narrogin.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Moorcroft H (2013)

Wunambal Gaambera healthy country plan.

Kalumburu, WA: Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation and Bush Heritage Australia

Munns A, Shields L (2013)

Indigenous families' use of a tertiary children's hospital in Australia.

Nursing Children and Young People; 25(7): 16-23

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

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Goldfields / Esperance and Great Southern edition.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fourth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia. These stories are from the Goldfields/Esperance and South West regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements.

The book features 13 stories, including three from the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands, all of which focus on individuals or programs and projects run throughout WA. The stories outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ryder A, Blurton D, Hansen C, Collard L, Bracknell C, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Perth.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Shahid S, Bessarab D, van Schaik KD, Aoun S, Thompson SC (2013)

Improving palliative care outcomes for Aboriginal Australians: service providers' perspectives.

BMC Palliative Care; 12: 26

Retrieved 23 July 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-684X-12-26

Smith AJ, MacWilliam S (2013)

Agrarian change and the initial development of an Aboriginal bourgeoisie in Australia.

Journal of Agrarian Change; early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joac.12050):

Tjalaminu M, Miller D, Collard L, Bracknell C, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Northam/Toodyay.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Tomlin S, Joyce S (2013)

Health and wellbeing of adults in Western Australia 2012, overview and trends.

Perth: Western Australia Department of Health

Walker BF, Stomski NJ, Price AE, Jackson-Barrett E (2013)

Health professionals' views on Indigenous health and the delivery of healthcare services in the Pilbara.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 431-436

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

2012

Daly J, Sinclair C, Stokes A (2012)

Scenarios of inequity, South Africa's Limpopo and the Australian Western Desert.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(6): 521

Katzenellenbogen J, Sanfilippo F, Briffa T, Hobbs M, Knuiman M, Dimer L, Taylor K, Thompson S (2012)

Factors associated with discharge against medical advice within year of first-ever IHD hospital admissions in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 21(10): 658

Lawrence D, Christensen D, Mitrou F, Draper G, Davis G, McKeown S, McAullay, Pearson G, Zubrick SR (2012)

Adjusting for under-identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander births in time series produced from birth records: using record linkage of survey data and administrative data sources.

BMC Medical Research Methodology; 12: 90

Retrieved 2 July 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-90

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

Australian Indigenous house crowding.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Nikoloski ML (2012)

Starting from within : an investigation into the cultural competence of non-Aboriginal counsellors working with Aboriginal people in Perth, Western Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Curtin University: Perth

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2012)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Perth and Peel Regions edition.

2nd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth and Peel Regions edition celebrates the achievement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organisations across the state of Western Australia (WA) in contributing to the health and social wellbeing of Indigenous people.

This edition of the storybook - the second in a series produced by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA - focuses on the Perth and Peel regions of WA, and contains 13 stories. The stories showcase programs and initiatives over a range of social, economic, health and environmental health areas that aim to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Taylor D, Nagle N, Ballantyne KN, van Oorschot RAH, Wilcox S, Henry J, Turakulov R, Mitchell RJ (2012)

An investigation of admixture in an Australian Aboriginal Y-chromosome STR database.

Forensic Science International: Genetics; 6(5): 532-538

Thompson SC, Woods JA, Katzenellenbogen JM (2012)

The quality of Indigenous identification in administrative health data in Australia: insights from studies using data linkage.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; 12: 133

Retrieved 16 November 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6947-12-133

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

Tomlin S, Joyce S, Patterson C (2012)

Health and wellbeing of adults in Western Australia 2011, overview and trends.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Walker BF, Price A, Jackson-Barrett E, Stomski NJ (2012)

A health and education needs analysis of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation members.

Perth: Murdoch University

Western Australian Department of Health (2012)

Western Australian Department of Health annual report 2011-12.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

Yu P (2012)

The power of data in Aboriginal hands.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

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)

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

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 Western Australia. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are both presented.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Madin S (2011)

Dealing with disease in the desert: a new approach.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Martyr P (2011)

‘Behaving wildly': diagnoses of lunacy among Indigenous persons in Western Australia, 1870–1914.

Social History of Medicine; 24(2): 316-333

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2011)

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

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

Western Australian Department of Planning (2011)

State planning policy 3.2 Aboriginal settlements.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Planning

This Western Australian (WA) state planning policy applies to the planning and development of Aboriginal settlements throughout WA. The policy requires that all Aboriginal settlements in WA have an endorsed Layout Plan. Each Plan must be developed in consultation with, and endorsed by, the resident community. Each plan must include a drinking water source protection plan.

This policy is informed by the recommendations of the 1991 Royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. The Royal commission, among other things, looked at the relationship between poor living conditions in remote settlements and compromised life chances for Indigenous Australians. One of the recommendations of the Royal commission was that 'the provision of housing and infrastructure to Aboriginal people in remote and discrete communities, including the design and location of houses, take account of their cultural perceptions of the use of living space, and that budgetary allocations include provision for appropriate architectural and town planning advice to, and consultation with, the serviced community.''

This policy was gazetted in 2011 and supersedes the 2000 iteration. The policy is made under the WA Planning and Development Act 2005. State agencies and local government in WA need to take into account this policy to ensure integrated decision-making in planning for Aboriginal settlements.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Causes of death Australia, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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 Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Year book, Australia, 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Australia's health 2010: the twelfth biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2010 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the twelfth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 5.1 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, and housing conditions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07: an analysis by remoteness and disease.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Birdsall-Jones C, Corunna V, Turner N, Smart G, Shaw W (2010)

Indigenous homelessness [bulletin].

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2010)

CARPA standard treatment manual [5th ed.].

5th ed. Alice Springs: Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

This manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in central and northern Australia without any specific training in remote practice.

The manual topics include:

  • emergency and assessment
    • patterns of abdominal pain
    • burns
    • chest (breathing) injuries
  • child health
    • dental and oral problems
    • ear and hearing problems
    • chronic suppuratives lung disease
  • mental health and drug problems
    • mental health assessment
    • suicide risk
    • alcohol and other drugs
  • chronic disease
    • assessing and reducing cardiovascular risk
    • diabetes
    • heart failure
  • sexual health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • sexually transmitted infections in men
  • general topics
    • eye problems
    • rheumatic fever and heart disease
    • hepatitis.

This resource ensures a sensitive and comprehensive approach to primary health care for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and beyond. Access to the manual requires registration which is free.

The sixth edition of the CARPA manual was released in 2014.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

COAG Reform Council (2010)

COAG reform agenda: report on progress 2010.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

Hocking S, Draper G, Somerford P, XiaoJ, Weeramanthri T (2010)

The Western Australian Chief Health Officer's report 2010.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Medicare Australia (2010)

Medicare Australia annual report 2009-2010.

Canberra: Medicare Australia

Morphy F (2010)

Population, people and place: The Fitzroy Valley population project.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This project was undertaken to provide an accurate and complete population count with particular reference to the Fitzroy Valley, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Extracting accurate data that refers specifically to the Fitzroy Valley population has been problematic, and this project aimed to establish a baseline population for the Fitzroy Valley according to its own definition, as the boundaries do not coincide with local government or census geography. Additionally, the project aimed to identify and describe the dynamic of the settlement patterns in the Valley that are culturally specific to that population group. The results should be seen as a baseline planning tool, the basis for more detailed research projects and to make visible the social relationships driving settlement of peoples in the Fitzroy Valley.

The project identified a number of characteristics of households and communities, such as: people that live in the same dwelling will nearly always be related to each other; the size and make-up of the household is likely to change frequently over time; and these same characteristics can be true for much smaller communities, too.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Purdy JM (2010)

Just one damn thing after another : colonialism, economics, the law and resistance in Western Australia.

Tönning, Germany: Der Andere Verlag

Sarah J, Alison D (2010)

Health and wellbeing of adults in Western Australia 2009, overview of results.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Western Australian Council of Social Service (2010)

Indigenous people – WACOSS 2011-12 issues paper Oct 2010.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Council of Social Service

Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs (2010)

Closing the gap in Indigenous life outcomes, Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Department of Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia

2009

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Causes of death Australia, 2007.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

National Health Survey: summary of results, 2007-2008 (reissue).

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement Canberra 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report gives an overview of the second meeting of the International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement in 2006. The Group includes people from Indigenous organisations, national statistical agencies, departments of health, and research institutions from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States, who are committed to ensuring the highest quality collection, dissemination, and use of data related to Indigenous health. Meeting proceedings and a summary are included with information on data collection processes and quality issues. Details are provided about the identification of Indigenous people/ households in the Census, vital statistics data (births and deaths), administrative data, health surveillance measures, and health related surveys. The report highlights the necessity of collecting high-quality data of relevance to policy organisations and Indigenous people for reducing the health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the four countries.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bessarab D, Solonec C, Gibbs T, Lehmann D, Wright M (2009)

Not just scholars but leaders: learning circles in Indigenous health research. An indigenous capacity building grant community report.

Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Bradshaw PJ, Alfonso HS, Finn J, Owen J, Thompson PL (2009)

Measuring the gap: accuracy of the Western Australian hospital morbidity data in the identification of adult urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(3): 276-279

Calma T (2009)

Close the gap campaign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality by 2030: a community guide.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

Curnow J, Joudo Larsen J (2009)

Deaths in custody in Australia: National Deaths in Custody Program 2007.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Draper GK, Somerford PJ, Pilkington AS, Thompson SC (2009)

What is the impact of missing Indigenous status on mortality estimates? An assessment using record linkage in Western Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(4): 325-31

Small Candle Consulting (2009)

Indigenous sport program evaluation report.

Perth, WA: Department of Sport and Recreation, Western Australia

Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth Service Provision (2009)

Report on Government services 2009: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Indigenous data from the Report of Government services 2009 are compiled in this compendium to provide a focus on the purchase and supply of services. In this edition, government services are divided into the following categories: early childhood, education and training, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing. For each category a framework of performance indicators highlights the level of objectives attained regarding the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of services. The interpretation of the data enable comparisons of Commonwealth and State Government services, including intra-government services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Department of Indigenous Affairs annual report 2008/09.

Perth, WA: Government of Western Australia

2008

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008)

Causes of death Australia, 2006.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2008)

Department of Health and Ageing annual report 2007-2008: outcome 8: Indigenous health.

In: Department of Health and Ageing annual report 2007-2008. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing: 129-140

Huxtable J (2008)

Closing the gap: positive stories from Aboriginal medical services in Western Australia.

Perth: Oxfam Australia

Pozzi R, Draper G, Crouchley K, Schleihauf E, Somerford P (2008)

Population health indicators: Western Australia 2008.

Perth: Department of Health (WA)

 
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