Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au

 

General

  • Home
    • » Related issues
      • » Family violence (including child protection)
        • » Publications
          • » General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to family violence 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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National framework for protecting Australia's children 2009-2020: technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bugeja L, Butler A, Buxton E, Ehrat H, Hayes M, McIntyre S, Walsh C (2013)

The implementation of domestic violence death reviews in Australia.

Homicide Studies; 17(4): 353-374

Hams K, Murray B, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Cherbourg.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2013)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2012-2013.

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

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

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

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

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

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

2012

730 (2012)

Yuendumu violence overshadows AFL pride.

: Australian Broadcasting Corportion

Allison F, Cunneen C, Schwartz M, Behrendt L (2012)

Indigenous legal needs project: NT report.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Specialist homelessness services 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the first annual report arising from the Specialist homelessness services collection (SHSC), and provides information about clients of specialist homelessness agencies who were assisted in 2011-12, and the support they received. Specialist homelessness agencies that are funded under the National affordable housing agreement (NAHA) and the National partnership agreement on homelessness (NPAH) are included in the collection.

The report includes:

  • a profile of all clients assisted by specialist homelessness agencies
  • comparison of clients who were already homeless with that of clients who were at risk of homelessness
  • findings for populations of special interest
  • details of specialist homeless services, including size, agency type and remoteness area
  • data on clients who requested, but did not receive, assistance
  • information on trends in the homelessness services client population for the period 2008‒09 to 2011‒12.

The report was prepared by staff of the Housing and Homelessness Group of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Law Reform Commission (2012)

Family violence and commonwealth laws - improving legal frameworks : final report.

Sydney: Australian Government

Australian Law Reform Commission (2012)

Family violence and commonwealth laws - improving legal frameworks : summary report.

Sydney: Australian Government

Bromfield L, Sutherland K, Parker R (2012)

Families with multiple and complex needs: best interests case practice model - specialist practice resource.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Human Services

Cripps K, Davis M (2012)

Communities working to reduce Indigenous family violence.

Canberra: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

This report provides information about family violence among Indigenous communities and focuses on some promising programs developed by communities and governments both within Australia and internationally. This report provides details on:

  • support programs (including Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, and New Zealand's Tu Tama Wahine Taranaki and Tu Whare Ruruhau o Meri programs)
  • behavioral reform programs (including Ke Ala Lokahi in Hawaii)
  • community policing and monitoring programs (including night patrols, and shelter and protection programs)
  • justice programs (including healing circles and Indigenous sentencing courts)
  • mediation programs (including Mawul rom)
  • education and awareness programs (including the Mildura family violence and sexual assault campaign, New Zealand's NgatiPorou community education project, Aboriginal women against violence project)
  • holistic programs (including Balgo's women's law camp, and the Aboriginal family and community healing program)
  • alcohol restrictions
  • factors affecting family violence among Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Diemer K (2012)

Measuring family violence in Victoria: Victorian family violence database: volume 5: eleven year trend analysis 1999 - 2010.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Justice

Family Law Council (2012)

Improving the family law system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

Canberra: Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

Family Law Council (2012)

Improving the family law system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders clients: a report to the Attorney-General prepared by the Family Law Council.

Canberra: Family Law Council

Gardiner H, Wilson G (2012)

Responding to family violence in Aboriginal communities: The NSW Aboriginal Family Health Strategy.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 59-60

Lohoar S (2012)

Safe and supportive Indigenous families and communities for children: a synopsis and critique of Australian research.

Melbourne: Child Family Community Australia

This report provides the outcomes of a review that examined programs and projects focusing on Indigenous family violence and child protection. This paper found that elements of effective service include:

  • providing long time-frames for programs to build trust with communities, identify client needs, develop effective engagement strategies, foster culturally appropriate understanding for all staff, and develop evaluations focusing on longer-term outcomes
  • Indigenous participation in all levels of program planning, development, and delivery
  • engagement with Indigenous families
  • holistic and culturally sensitive services
  • collaboration between partners
  • longer-term funding opportunities for services
  • appropriate program evaluation.

Abstract adapted from the Child Family Community Australia

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

Oliver S (2012)

The victimisation of Indigenous children.

In: Sheehan R, Rhoades H, Stanley N, eds. Vulnerable children and the law : international evidence for improving child welfare, child protection and children's rights. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 127-143

2011

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication presents the second social justice report by Mick Gooda, the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. It reports on the developments in the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the 2010/2011 period. The theme of the report is lateral violence and its relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and how human rights frameworks can address this issue. Mick Gooda's review focuses on developments relating to the:

  • National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
  • Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia
  • Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • Australian Government's engagement framework
  • recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution
  • situation in Alice Springs
  • Close the Gap campaign
  • marking of 20 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Indigenous Economic Development Strategy.

Recommendations are outlined in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet 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)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This overview is a summary of Indigenous health and welfare at the national level. Topics covered include:

  • demographic characteristics
  • determinants of health and welfare: socioeconomic factors, housing, community capacity, behavioural factors, and social and emotional wellbeing
  • health and functioning: disability, community functioning, and health conditions
  • mortality and life expectancy of mothers and babies, children, young people and older people
  • health care and support services, including health and welfare expenditure.

The report compares Indigenous statistics to the non-Indigenous statistics on the same health and welfare issues and provides time series data where available. It relates the picture of Indigenous health and welfare to the goals set by the Council of Australian Governments and the raft of measures under Closing the gap agreement aimed at reducing the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. For the first time, the report looks at the impact of chronic diseases on the life expectancy gap, currently estimated to be 12 years for men and 10 years for women. It shows that about 80% of the mortality gap can be attributed to chronic diseases, most significantly heart diseases (22%), diabetes (12%) and liver diseases (11%).

The report is accompanied by nine online papers on specific topics, available from the Indigenous observatory: Indigenous life expectancy and mortality, child safety, eye health, disability, access to health services, chronic disease and older people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Law Reform Commission (2011)

Family violence - Commonwealth laws: discussion paper.

Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission

Child and Adolescent Community Health (2011)

Health and wellbeing profile of young Western Australians.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Holmes C, McRae-Williams E (2011)

“Captains” and “Selly-welly”: Indigenous women and the role of transactional sex in homelessness.

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

McFerran L (2011)

Safe at home, safe at work? National domestic violence and the workplace survey.

Sydney: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

Mitchell L (2011)

Domestic violence in Australia - an overview of the issues.

Canberra: Parliamentary Library

New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (2011)

Child deaths 2010 annual report: learning to improve services.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Health (2011)

Aboriginal family health strategy 2011–2016 : responding to family violence in Aboriginal communities.

Sydney: NSW Health

VicHealth (2011)

Violence against women in Australia: research summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 44-46

2010

Australian Law Reform Commission (2010)

Family violence—improving legal frameworks: consultation paper.

Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission

Bagshaw D, Brown T, Wendt S, Campbell A, McInnes E, Tinning B, Batagol B, Sifris A, Tyson D, Baker J, Fernandez Arias P (2010)

Family violence and family law in Australia: the experiences and views of children and adults from families who separated post-1995 and post-2006.

Canberra: Attorney-General's Department, Australia

Bartels L (2010)

Emerging issues in domestic/family violence research.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Cripps K (2010)

Indigenous family violence: pathways forward.

In: Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing: 145-154

Cunneen C (2010)

Alternative and improved responses to domestic and family violence in Queensland Indigenous communities.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

Finnane M, Richards J (2010)

Aboriginal violence and state response: histories, policies and legacies in Queensland 1860-1940.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 43(2): 238-262

Gooda M (2010)

Justice reinvestment: a new strategy to address family violence.

Paper presented at the National Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum. 19-20 May 2010, Mackay, Qld

Indigenous Law Centre (2010)

Sexual violence and Indigenous victims: women, children and the criminal justice system.

Sydney: Indigenous Law Centre

McCausland R, Vivian A (2010)

Why do some Aboriginal communities have lower crime rates than others?: a pilot study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 43(2): 301-332

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Hendrie D, Fraser M (2010)

A population study on Indigenous hospitalisations for interpersonal violence.

Australian Health Review; 34(1): 123-126

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (2010)

National Indigenous family violence prevention forum report 2010.

Mackay, Qld: Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research

Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care (2010)

Working and walking together: supporting family relationship services to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and organisations.

North Fitzroy, Vic: Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care

This resource was produced to support non-Indigenous family relationship services to develop culturally appropriate practice and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. The resource provides ideas, information, tools, practical tips and encouragement. At the foundation of this resource is the importance of respect and adopting a strengths-based approach.

The publication hopes to represent the diversity and richness of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and cultures. However, there is acknowledgement that it cannot represent distinct cultural traditions and practices of individual communities. There is explanation that a one size approach does not fit all and what works well in one community will not always translate into success for another community. Communication, consultation and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will allow organisations to cater to the unique needs identified by communities. By working in partnership and consultation, organisations will develop more effective and sustainable programs because the community has a greater sense of ownership of services and programs. This resource highlights the need for meaningful and sustained partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Weatherburn D (2010)

Indigenous violence [editorial].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 43(2): 197-198

2009

Bryant C (2009)

Identifying the risks for Indigenous violent victimisation.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Cox D, Young M, Bairnsfather-Scott A (2009)

No justice without healing: Australian Aboriginal people and family violence.

Australian Feminist Law Journal; 30: 51-

Family Law Council (2009)

Improving responses to family violence in the family law system: an advice on the intersection of family violence and family law issues.

Canberra: Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

Nancarrow H (2009)

Indigenous family violence prevention forum report, 2009.

Mackay, Qld: Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research

Nancarrow H (2009)

Time for action: the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Reader; 7(4): 5-7

Northern Territory Domestic and Family Violence Policy Team (2009)

New provisions to domestic and family violence laws.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 26-27

The SA Centre for Economic Studies (2009)

Harms from and costs of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory.

Adelaide, SA: Menzies School of Health Research

Victims Support Agency (2009)

Victorian family violence database volume 4: nine year trend analysis (1999–2008).

Melbourne: Victorian Government Department of Justice

Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service (2009)

Protecting vulnerable children.

Retrieved from http://www.vfpms.org.au/childrenatrisk/vuln.htm

Webster A (2009)

6th annual Indigenous family violence prevention forum – the big picture – putting the piece together.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Reader; 7(4): 2-4

2008

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (2008)

Strong culture, strong peoples, strong families: towards a safer future for Indigenous families and communities: 10 year plan [second edition].

Melbourne: Victoria Department of Planning and Community Development, Aborignal Affairs

Cripps K, McGlade H (2008)

Indigenous family violence and sexual abuse: Considering pathways forward.

Journal of Family Studies; 14(2-3): 240-253

Cripps K (2008)

Indigenous family violence: A statistical challenge.

Injury; 39(Supplement 5): S25-S35

Due C (2008)

Considering alternatives: white media responses to the Aurukun child sexual abuse case.

Paper presented at the Psychology and Indigenous Australians: teaching, practice and theory. 14-15 July 2008, University of South Australia

O’Brien W (2008)

Problem sexual behaviour in children: a review of the literature.

Canberra: Australian Crime Commission

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

Sivak L, Arney F, Lewig K (2008)

A pilot exploration of a family home visiting program for families of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.

Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

 
© 2001-2014 Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet