Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet



  • Home
    • » Infectious conditions
      • » Tuberculosis
        • » Publications
          • » General

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


Gaffney V, Douglas C, Krause V (2014)

TB in Katherine region 2011-2013.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 9-12

Lowbridge C (2014)

Informing the control of communicable diseases.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of NSW: Sydney

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

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. 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 outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission


Budden L, Mason M (2013)

Tuberculosis in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 21(6): 44

Gearside E, National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (2013)

National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee 2012 committee report.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E187-E188

Lyne K, Downing S, Russell D (2013)

Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected clients in Far North Queensland: use of an interferon-gamma release assay.

Sexual Health; 10(4): 389-390

MacLachlan JL, Cowie BC (2013)

Epidemiology of tuberculosis and levels of vitamin D in Australia: person, place and time [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(10): 655-656

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Narasimhan P, Wood J, Macintyre CR, Mathai D (2013)

Risk factors for tuberculosis.

Pulmonary Medicine; 2013: 828939

Retrieved 5 January 2013 from

New South Wales Ministry of Health (2013)

Year in review: health protection in NSW, 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 105-118


MacLachlan JH, Lavender CJ, Cowie BC (2012)

Effect of latitude on seasonality of tuberculosis, Australia, 2002–2011.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 18(11): 1879-1881

National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (2012)

The strategic plan for the control of tuberculosis in Australia: 2011-2015.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report; 36(3): E286-E293

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


Dobler CC, McDonald SP, Marks GB (2011)

Risk of tuberculosis in dialysis patients: a nationwide cohort study.

PLoS One; 6(12): 1-6

Massey PD (2011)

Controlling communicable diseases in rural New South Wales: epidemiological research for directing health policy and practice.

Doctor of Public Health thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

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

Trauer JM, Hajkowicz KM, Freeman KG, Krause VL (2011)

Feasibility of latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis by interferon-gamma release assay remote from testing facilities.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 168-171

Vincent SD (2011)

A clinician's perspective on providing TB services in the Torres Strait.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(9): 506-507


Ralph A, Kelly P, Krause V (2009)

What's new in TB?.

Australian Family Physician; 38(8): 578-585

Standing Committee on Health and Ageing (2009)

Regional health issues jointly affecting Australia and the South Pacific.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

© 2001-2015 Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet