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2009

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2009)

Native title report 2008.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, released annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, HREOC) through the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, reports on the operation of the Native Title Act 1993 and its effect on 'the exercise and enjoyment of human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples'.

The progress the government has made during the 2007-2008 reporting period in achieving rights and equality for Indigenous peoples is examined, together with how the government can complement its symbolic Apology with practical, beneficial changes to the native title system. Three important native title cases which before the courts during the 2007- 2008 reporting period are discussed.

This year's native title report also includes the topical issues of climate change and water and includes two case studies to illustrate the potential impacts of climate change on the human rights of Torres Strait Islander people and the Indigenous people of the Murray-Darling Basin. A number of recommendations are included in the report, aimed at heightening the participation and engagement of Indigenous peoples in addressing these issues.

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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

2006

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2006)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2006 report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

2005

Altman JC, Hunter BH (2005)

Rejoinder to 'key social and economic indicators for Indigenous Australia: a comparative analysis'.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2005)

Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement national data reports 2003-04: state owned and managed Indigenous housing.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report forms part of the Housing Assistance National Data Development Series and provides information from the 2003-04 Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collection. The aim of the 2003 CSHA was to provide appropriate, affordable and secure housing assistance for those in greatest need. The report provides summary and performance indicator data which includes: affordability; match of dwelling to household size; low income; special needs; priority access to those in greatest need; direct costs per unit; occupancy rates; turnaround time and rent arrears

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2004

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council Standing Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Working Party (2004)

Cultural respect framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, 2004-2009.

Adelaide: Department of Health

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council (2004)

National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013: framework for action by governments.

Canberra: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council

The National Strategic Framework builds on the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (1989) (view Framework and Strategy documents). It draws together nationally agreed strategies to address specific health problems, state and territory policies and plans and the national collaborative policy and planning frameworks within which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs are managed. The report details nine principles on which the National Strategic Framework is based and describes three central desired outcomes:

  • towards a more effective and responsive health system;
  • influencing the health impacts of the non-health sector; and
  • providing the infrastructure to improve health status.

The conclusion describes the implementation and evaluation plans and identifies the responsible organisations.

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2003

Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (2003)

National Drug Strategy: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples complementary action plan 2003-2006: action plan.

Canberra: Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy

This document describes the culturally appropriate approach adopted by the National Drug Strategy Action Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The action plan is structured around six key result areas: enhanced capacity; whole of government effort and commitment; substantially improved access; holistic approaches; workforce initiatives and sustainable partnerships. The document identifies the relevance of the action plan to various groups of people, communities and organisations and provides examples of actions. It explains how performance measurement for the action plan will reflect National Drug Framework requirements in addition to those specifically developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

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