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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to health-related policies for 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

Country Health SA Local Health Network (2014)

Aboriginal community & consumer engagement strategy [draft].

Adelaide: SA Health

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

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

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Hunt J (2014)

Engaging effectively with Indigenous Australians: what does the research tell us?.

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (2014)

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples interim report.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Klein E(ed) (2014)

Academic perspectives on the Forrest review: creating parity.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Lowe M (2014)

Obesity and climate change mitigation in Australia: overview and analysis of policies with co-benefits.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(1): 19-24

Mackey P, Boxall A-M, Partel P (2014)

The relative effectiveness of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services compared with mainstream health service.

Health Policy Evidence Briefs; (12): 1-9

Moran M, Porter D, Curth-Bibb J (2014)

Funding Indigenous organisations: improving governance performance through innovations in public finance management in remote Australia.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Reilly R, Rowley K, Luke J, Doyle J, Ritte R, O’Shea R, Brown A (2014)

Economic rationalisation of health behaviours: the dangers of attempting policy discussions in a vacuum.

Social Science & Medicine; 114: 200–203

Russell L (2014)

Analysis of 2014-15 health budget: unfair and unhealthy.

Sydney: Menzies Centre for Health Policy

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

Report on government services 2014.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Wiseman VL (2014)

Inclusiveness in the value base for health care resource allocation.

Social Science & Medicine; 108: 252–256

2013

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides an estimate of expenditure for health goods and services for Indigenous people in 2010-11. It is part of the Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples series, and builds on the previous six reports released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

This report found that health expenditure for Indigenous people accounted for 3.7% of all Australia's recurrent health expenditure. Publicly funded health services, including public hospitals and community health services, were the highest areas of Indigenous health expenditure; expenditure on pharmaceutical and dental services were generally lower for Indigenous people than for non-Indigenous people. This report also includes details on funding sources and health expenditure trends over time.

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

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

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

Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

Review of Australian Government health workforce programs.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Fforde C, Bamblett L, Lovett R, Gorringe S, Fogarty B (2013)

Discourse, deficit and identity: Aboriginality, the race paradigm and the language of representation in contemporary Australia.

Media International Australia; 149: 162-173

Harris M (2013)

In the absence of treaty.

East Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Health Workforce Australia (2013)

Reconciliation action plan 2013.

Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia

Lawrence C (2013)

Aboriginal health and the Australian Constitution: how do we fix them both? [editorial].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(2): 108-110

MacIntosh C (2013)

The role of law in ameliorating global inequalities in Indigenous peoples' health.

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; 41(1): 74-88

Macoun A (2013)

Aboriginality and the Northern Territory intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Nguyen OK, Cairney S (2013)

Literature review of the interplay between education, employment, health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote areas: working towards an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing framework.

Alice Springs, NT: Ninti One Limited

This literature review investigated present wellbeing frameworks at a global and local level that are relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote Australia. Current government frameworks gather statistical data for policy analysis and program development. Progressively more frameworks are incorporating holistic measures of health, for example, cultural health, governance, and the impacts of colonisation.

The review highlights the need to establish a wellbeing framework that considers the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people together with their worldviews, perspectives, and values. Cultural identity is vital combined with control, achievement, and inclusion at a wider level of society. Examples of successful projects are included in the review with recommendations for the development of a wellbeing framework.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

The Lancet (2013)

Indigenous health in Australia—moves in the right direction [editorial].

The Lancet; 382(9890): 367

2012

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Australian Government 2012-13 Health and Ageing portfolio budget statements: outcome 8: Indigenous health.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australians for Native Title Reconciliation (2012)

ANTaR prebudget submission: 2012-13.

Dulwich Hill, NSW: Australians for Native Title Reconciliation

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bailey S, Hunt J (2012)

Successful partnerships are the key to improving Aboriginal health.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 48-51

Baum F, Fisher M, Lawless A (2012)

Australian experiences.

In: Raphael D, ed. Tackling health inequalities: lessons from international experiences. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press: 63-91

Biddle N, Taylor J (2012)

Demographic consequences of the ‘closing the gap' Indigenous policy in Australia.

Population Research and Policy Review; 31(4): 571-585

Bourke L, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Taylor J (2012)

Understanding drivers of rural and remote health outcomes: a conceptual framework in action.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(6): 318-323

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

Dodson M (2012)

Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Eggington D (2012)

Aboriginal health equity: the key is culture.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(6): 516

Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians (2012)

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the constitution: report of the Expert Panel.

Canberra: You Me Unity

Hastie B, Augoustinos M (2012)

Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations: challenging self-sufficient arguments in “race” discourse.

Australian Psychologist; 47(2): 118–126

Hollinsworth D (2012)

Forget cultural competence; ask for an autobiography.

Social Work Education: The International Journal; iFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2012.730513)

Retrieved 16 October 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2012.730513

Limerick M, Morris R, Sutton M (2012)

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

Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Macroeconomics (2012)

Commonwealth Government health budget bulletin June 2012.

Canberra: Macroeconomics

Maddison S (2012)

Evidence and contestation in the Indigenous policy domain: voice, ideology and institutional inequality.

Australian Journal of Public Administration; 71(3): 269-277

National Healthcare Agreement Review Working Group (2012)

National healthcare agreement review report July 2012 .

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (2012)

Connected Communities strategy.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Education and Communities

New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (2012)

Connected Communities: discussion paper.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Education and Communities

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin (2012)

Aboriginal health in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(3-4): 45-100

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

Parter C, Browne K (2012)

How can we do things differently in Aboriginal health? The same challenges seen through new eyes.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 45-47

Parter C, Gassner L, Atkinson S, McKendrick C (2012)

Developing an Aboriginal Health Plan for NSW: the consultation process.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 52-55

Schokman B (2012)

"Stronger futures" is disempowering, damaging and doomed to fail.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(30): 17-21

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

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Sutton P (2012)

The politics of suffering: Aboriginal health in contemporary Australia.

In: Malpas J, Lickiss N, eds. Perspectives on human suffering. Berlin: Springer: 181-203

The Lowitja Institute (2012)

Building a legal framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health [policy brief].

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

VicHealth (2012)

Disability and health inequalities in Australia: research summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Wilson G, Stewart J (2012)

Working towards a 10-Year Aboriginal Health Plan: the Centre for Aboriginal Health initiatives.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 56-57

2011

Altman J (2011)

Reforming the Native Title Act.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (2011)

Department of Immigration and Citizenship reconciliation action plan 2010–2012.

Canberra: Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australia

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Australian Human Rights Commission annual report 2010-2011.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Native title report 2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Native Title report 2010 reviews developments in native title law and policy from 1 july 2009 to 30 June 2010. The report also identifies the priorities and issues in native title that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner will focus on during his term as Commissioner.

The report is divided into three chapters that are each concerned with the common threads of ‘relationship-building' and ‘effective engagement' which also flow through the companion Social justice report 2010. In chapter 1 the commissioner outlines the priorities and themes which he will focus on during his term, including how the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples will guide his work.

Chapter 2 is primarily concerned with how governments can reach just and fair agreements with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The initiatives that the Australian Government has recently undertaken to build and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are considered and further reforms suggested.

Chapter 3 focuses upon consultation, cooperation and free, prior and informed consent. How this relates to the development of a ‘special measure' under the Racial discrimination act 1975 (Cth) is then considered. Finally the Commissioner analyses the consultation processes undertaken in relation to the Native title amendment bill (No 2) 2009 (Cth) and the Northern Territory national emergency responses act 2007 (Cth).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Native title report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, produced each year as a requirement of the Native title act (1993), reviews the impact of the act on the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The themes of this report include:

  • the creation of a just and fair native title system through law and policy reform
  • enhancing the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people to realise their social, cultural and economic development ambitions through the strengthening of communities.

In line with the Social justice report 2011 this report considers lateral violence within the native title system and how human rights frameworks address the issue. The report includes 11 recommendations to consider.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Social justice report is the primary responsibility of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. In the 2010 report the Commissioner reviews developments in the exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the year July 2009 to July 2010.

The 2010 report comprises three chapters, each dealing in a different way with the common threads of 'relationship-building' and 'effective engagement'. In chapter 1 the Commissioner outlines his key priorities for his term as Social Justice Commissioner, before presenting an argument and framework for the implementation of the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Australia.

Chapter 2 is concerned with the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. The Commissioner proposes constitutional recognition as a significant way to make real and tangible changes for all Australians. Included in this chapter are recommendations for a successful referendum, specifically emphasising the importance of engagement and education.

Chapter 3 is a case study of recent successes in the Fitzroy Valley, including community-led alcohol restrictions, an innovation model of local governance and a local community project to address Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. How these successes in Fitzroy Valley can be applied to the wider delivery of government programs and services is considered.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008–09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report, sixth in the series which commenced in 1998, presents comprehensive information on health expenditure for Indigenous people, including comparisons to health expenditure for non-Indigenous people, and, where possible, outlines changes over time.

The report presents information on the following:

  • population, health status and incomes of Indigenous people
  • health expenditure by all levels of government, and non-government health expenditure
  • health funding by all levels of government, and non-government health funding.

The main findings of the report include the following:

  • When compared to non-Indigenous population, Indigenous people are high users of publicly funded health services, and low users of medical, pharmaceutical, dental and other health services that are, for the most part, privately funded.
  • Community health services, including the Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, accounted for just over 22% of all Indigenous health expenditure, compared to 4.5% of non-Indigenous health expenditure.
  • The Australian, state and territory governments combined funded 91% of the total health expenditure for Indigenous Australians, compared to 69.5% of the total health expenditure for non-Indigenous Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Government-funded specialist homelessness services: SAAP National Data Collection annual report 2009–10: Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (2011)

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation submission to the Federal Budget 2011-12.

Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

Biddle N (2011)

Definitions of wellbeing and their applicability to Indigenous policy in Australia: lecture 1.

Paper presented at the Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse, CAEPR Lecture series. 3 February 2011, Canberra

Billings P, ed. (2011)

Indigenous Australians and the Commonwealth Intervention.

Sydney: Federation Press

Fredericks B, Adams K, Edwards R (2011)

Aboriginal community control and decolonizing health policy: a yarn from Australia.

In: Löfgren H, de Leeuw E, Leahy M, eds. Democratizing health : consumer groups in the policy process. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 81-96

Gray S (2011)

Brass disks, dog tags and finger scanners : the apology and Aboriginal protection in the Northern Territory 1863-1972.

Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press

Hunt J (2011)

Ruminations on Aboriginal health : the causes of policy failure : a doctor's perspective.

Belair, SA: Jonathan Hunt

Langton M (2011)

Anthropology, politics and the changing world of Aboriginal Australians.

Anthropological Forum; 21(1): 1-22

Lloyd J, Wise M (2011)

Improving Aboriginal health: how might the health sector do things differently?.

Australian Review of Public Affairs;

Retrieved from http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2011/02/lloyd_wise.html

Macoun A (2011)

Aboriginality and the Northern Territory intervention.

Australian Journal of Political Science; 46(3): 519-534

McCallum D (2011)

Liberal forms of governing Australian Indigenous peoples.

Journal of Law and Society; 38(4): 604-630

Moore T (2011)

Misadventures with Aboriginalism.

Social Identities; 17(3): 423-441

Muthu Y, Grzeszczyk G (2011)

Analysis of the Australian and Canadian governments' Aboriginal policies.

AlterNative; 7(1): 15-26

Aboriginal health authority : monitor advocate plan : a new MAP for Aboriginal people's health reform (2011)

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (2011)

National Congress report 2011.

Strawberry Hills, NSW: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

What is the congress? (2011)

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

This two-page colour factsheet provides an overview of the activities of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. The Congress, launched in 2010, is a national body that represents the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

This factsheet provides information in summary form about the following features of the Congress:

  • vision
  • model
  • activities
  • financial sustainability
  • structure, including National Board, Ethics Council, chambers and delegates.

This factsheet is suitable for a general readership and is freely available from the Congress website.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Paul D (2011)

Playing number games with Indigenous Australians' health.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(4): 27-28

Productivity Commission (2011)

Report on government services 2011.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (2011)

Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian general practice: updated September 2011.

Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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

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

Canberra: Productivity Commission

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011 overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

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

Report on government services 2011: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Sullivan P (2011)

Belonging together : dealing with the politics of disenchantment in Australian Indigenous affairs policy.

Acton, ACT: Aboriginal Studies Press

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2011)

TSRA cultural policy document.

Thursday Island, Qld: Torres Strait Regional Authority

Torres Strait Regional Authority (2011)

TSRA cultural protocols guide.

Thursday Island, Qld: Torres Strait Regional Authority

Twomey A (2011)

Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians in a preamble.

Sydney: Constitutional Reform Unit, Sydney Law School

Urbis (2011)

Analysis of public submissions to the Expert Panel on constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

: Urbis

Walker D, Tennant M, Short SD (2011)

Listening to Indigenous health workers: helping to explain the disconnect between policy and practice in oral health role development in remote Australia.

Health Education Journal; 70(4): 400-406

Ward A (2011)

Indigenous Australians and the legal profession.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(26): 3-6

Western Australian Department of Health (2011)

Southern Country Health Service.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

2010

Arabena K (2010)

Post-normal reconciliation – using science to reframe the reconciliation agenda.

Arabena K (2010)

Vetting, vehicles and vision: the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples [Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration].

Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2123/6765

Attorney-General's Department (2010)

Universal periodic review: national report — Australia.

Canberra: Attorney-General's Department, Australia

Aubrey-Poiner K, Phillips J (2010)

Are we there yet? Ten years on from the decade of reconciliation: a reconciliation progress report.

Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

December 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the final report of the Council of Aboriginal Reconciliation. This report reflects on how far Australia has come on the road to reconciliation. The report analyses recommendations handed down in the Council's Final Report, highlighting that many of the Council's recommendations have not been addressed nor advanced. The report calls for a rights-based policy approach from all levels of government. The report makes a series of recommendations to address the 'unfinished business' and to genuinely reset the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2010)

Australian Human Rights Commission annual report 2009-2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

COAG Reform Council (2010)

National Affordable Housing Agreement: baseline performance report for 2008-09.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

Indigenous Expenditure Report Steering Committee (2010)

2010 Indigenous expenditure report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides thorough information on expenditure on both Indigenous specific services and the estimated Indigenous share of mainstream services by the Australian, state and territory governments. The report highlights the difficulties in providing this information and sets out ways that this information can be better collected and analysed by jurisdictions.

The report is arranged around the seven Closing the gap building blocks: early childhood; schooling; health; economic participation; healthy homes; safe communities; and governance and leadership. Total Indigenous expenditure in 2008-09 was estimated to be $21.9 billion or 5.3 per cent of total general government expenditure. Estimated expenditure per head of population was $40,228 for Indigenous Australians, compared with $18,351 for non-Indigenous Australians.

Expenditure on services related to Indigenous Australians is thought to be greater than for non-Indigenous Australians because of differences in levels of disadvantage, more intensive use of services by Indigenous Australians, and the greater cost of providing these services (because of factors such as more Indigenous Australians living in remote areas).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lloyd JE, Wise MJ (2010)

Efficient funding: a path to improving Aboriginal healthcare in Australia?.

Australian Health Review; 34(4): 430-434

Newman P, Bilsborough D, Reed P, Brinckerhoff P, Mouritz M (2010)

Pilbara cities: from projects to places – the 2 challenges, 4 themes and 10 practices of how to do it.

Karratha, WA: Department of Regional Development and Land

Russell L, Macroeconomics health team (2010)

Commonwealth health budget bulletin.

Canberra: Macroeconomics.com.au

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2010)

Report on Government Services 2010.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2010)

Report on government services 2010: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Western Australian Department of Transport (2010)

Reconciliation action plan – annual progress report to January 2010: Western Australian Department of Transport.

Perth, WA: Department of Transport, Western Australian

Westwood B, Westwood G (2010)

Aboriginal cultural awareness training: policy v. accountability – failure in reality.

Australian Health Review; 34(4): 423-429

2009

Anderson IPS, Ewen SC, Knoche DA (2009)

Indigenous medical workforce development: current status and future directions (capacity to care - editorial).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 580-581

Australian Human Rights Commission (2009)

Our future in our hands: creating a sustainable National Representative Body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

Bennett CC (2009)

A healthier future for all Australians: an overview of the final report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(7): 383-387

Cornwall A (2009)

Restoring identity: final report of the Moving forward consultation project.

Sydney: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Kelly B, Gili N (2009)

Conflict and collaboration – a sociology of knowledge production in the field of Indigenous studies.

Paper presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference 2009. 8-10 July 2009, University of New South Wales, Sydney

National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (2009)

A healthier future for all Australians: final report June 2009.

Canberra: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission

New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs (2009)

New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs annual report 2008-09.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Northern Territory Government (2009)

Department of Health and Families annual report 2008-2009.

Casuarina, NT: Northern Territory Government

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (2009)

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council annual report 2007-08.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Rural Health Education Foundation (2009)

Strategic framework for Indigenous programming 2008-2012: summary.

Canberra: Rural Health Education Foundation

Russell L (2009)

Commonwealth Indigenous budget bulletin - June 2009.

Canberra: Macroeconomics.com.au

The 10th National Rural Health Conference (2009)

The 10th National Rural Health Conference priority recommendations.

Cairns, Qld: The 10th National Rural Health Conference

2008

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (2008)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2007-08: sections A and B.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health status and determinants of health.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Coram S (2008)

'Mainstreaming' Indigenous inequality as disadvantage and the silencing of 'race' in Australian social, educational and vocational training policy.

Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association e-journal; 4(1)

Retrieved 2008 from http://www.acrawsa.org.au/ejournalFiles/Volume%204,%20Number%201,%202008/StellaCoram.pdf

Couzos S, Murray R (2008)

Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach.

3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Aboriginal Primary Health Care is a definitive guide to best-practice management of the major health problems facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The text is intended to assist health practitioners, policy makers and communities in influencing health determinants, it also advocates for overcoming inertia to change and to strengthen health care provision within a human rights context.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gunstone A (2008)

Reconciliation and Australian Indigenous health in the 1990s: a failure of public policy.

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry; 5(4): 251-263

Hunt J (2008)

Failure, evidence and new ideas.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Lloyd J (2008)

How is Aboriginal health policy implemented?.

Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine thesis, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin & University of Sydney, NSW: Darwin

Pincock S (2008)

Indigenous health in Australia still lagging.

The Lancet; 372(9632): 18

Stanley O (2008)

Some recent developments in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy.

Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (2008)

Development of a chronic disease strategy for Tasmania: a comparison of Australian and international chronic disease policy and models of care: background paper.

Hobart: Tansmanian Department of Health and Human Services

 
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