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

2014

Australian Council of Social Service (2014)

Poverty in Australia 2014.

Sydney: Australian Council of Social Service

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Assessment of Global Burden of Disease 2010 methods for the Australian context: Australian burden of disease study working paper no. 1.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth 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 7 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 and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Craig P, York L, Hunt A, Crisp A (2014)

Data sources for monitoring arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Heath JR (2014)

Social, infectious and environmental determinants of blindness in adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australian populations [letter].

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; Accepted Article(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12432):

Hersh D, Armstrong E, Bourke N (2014)

A narrative analysis of a speech pathologist's work with Indigenous Australians with acquired communication disorders.

Disability and Rehabilitation; Early online(http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.890675):

Jaggernath J, Øverland L, Ramson P, Kovai V, Chan VF, Naidoo KS (2014)

Poverty and eye health.

Health; 6(14): 1849-1860

King JA, Brough M, Knox M (2014)

Negotiating disability and colonisation: the lived experience of Indigenous Australians with a disability.

Disability & Society; 29(5): 738-750

Mcleod S, McAllister L, McCormack J, Harrison LJ (2014)

Applying the world report on disability to children's communication.

Disability and Rehabilitation; 36(18): 1518-1528

Orygen Youth Health Research Centre (2014)

Tell them they’re dreaming: work, education and young people with mental illness in Australia.

Parkville, Vic: Orygen Youth Health Research Centre

Simpson J (2014)

Participants or just policed: guide to the role of the National Disability Insurance Scheme with people with intellectual disability who have contact with the criminal justice system.

Sydney: New South Wales Council for Intellectual Disability

Stevens M, Paradies Y (2014)

Changes in exposure to 'life stressors' in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2002 to 2008.

BMC Public Health; 14: 144

Retrieved 11 February 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-144

Victorian Auditor-General (2014)

Accessibility of mainstream services for Aboriginal Victorians.

Melbourne: Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Walden I, Wall L (2014)

Reflecting on primary prevention of violence against women: the public health approach.

Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

2013

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (2013)

A problem worth solving: the rising cost of musculoskeletal conditions in Australia.

Melbourne: Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Comparison of disability prevalence between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Housing assistance in Australia 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Specialist homelessness services: 2012-2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Biddle N, Gray M, Yap M (2013)

The geographic distribution of Indigenous disability.

Sydney: First Peoples Disability Network Australia

This report on The geographic distribution of Indigenous disability provides an overview of the geographic distribution of disability in the Indigenous population. This report was written for the First Peoples Disability Network of Australia. The report uses data from the 2011 census to draw conclusions about the geographic distribution of disability in the Indigenous population and discusses the implications of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in relation to the geographic distribution.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Biddle N, Yap M, Gray M (2013)

Disability.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biddle N (2013)

CAEPR Indigenous population project 2011 census papers: population projections.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Bohanna I, Stephens A, Wargent JC, Timms C, Graham D, Clough A (2013)

Assessment of acquired brain injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: guidance for DisabilityCare Australia.

: Brain Injury Australia

This report contains recommendations for the delivery of culturally competent and acceptable assessment, access to treatment and ongoing care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI). The report was commissioned because of recognition that for some population groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with a disability, equitable benefit can only be achieved if additional and specialised measures are developed and implemented to overcome disadvantage.

Funding was provided by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to develop a report on how to prepare individuals, communities and services for the transition to the Australian Government's national disability scheme, DisabilityCare Australia. Brain Injury Australia and Synapse co-managed the project, and research was conducted by James Cook University.

Topics covered in the report include:

  • an engagement, planning and assessment framework for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by an ABI
  • the development of a culturally acceptable instrument or toolkit for assessing functioning, cognitive impairment and care and support needs
  • the requirement for accredited training of people working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have an ABI
  • a framework for DisabilityCare Australia assessor training and organisational capacity building general recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Burns J, Thomson N (2013)

Review of ear health and hearing among Indigenous Australians.

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

Christian Blind Mission (2013)

Inclusion made easy in eye health programs: disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care.

Bensheim, Germany: Christian Blind Mission

Council of Australian Governments (2013)

Disability 2011-12: comparing performance across Australia: report to the Council of Australian Goverments.

Sydney: Council of Australian Governments

DiGiacomo M, Davidson PM, Abbott P, Delaney P, Dharmendra T, McGrath SJ, Delaney J, Vincent F (2013)

Childhood disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a literature review.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 12: 7

Retrieved 18 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-7

This article is the result of a narrative literature review which was undertaken to identify peer reviewed literature describing factors impacting on the prevention, recognition, and access to support and management of disability in Indigenous Australian children.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

DiGiacomo M, Delaney P, Abbott P, Davidson PM, Delaney J, Vincent F (2013)

'Doing the hard yards': carer and provider focus group perspectives of accessing Aboriginal childhood disability services.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 326

Retrieved 19 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-326

Evans M (2013)

Improving services with families: “a perfect project in an imperfect system”.

Canberra: ACT Government Community Services

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (2013)

Making the National Disability Insurance Scheme accessible and responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: strategic issues.

Sydney: First Peoples Disability Network Australia

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (2013)

Ten point plan for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands communities.

Sydney: First Peoples Disability Network Australia

Frohmader C, Ortoleva S (2013)

The sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls with disabilities.

Hobart, Tas: Women With Disabilities Australia

Hollinsworth D (2013)

Decolonizing Indigenous disability in Australia.

Disability & Society; 28(5): 601-615

Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local (2013)

Closing the Gap in inner north west Melbourne: a population health needs assessment.

Melbourne: Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (2013)

GBD profile: Australia.

Seattle, USA: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Kavanagh AM, Krnkacki L, Beer A, Lamontagne AD, Bentley R (2013)

Time trends in socio-economic inequalities for women and men with disabilities in Australia: evidence of persisting inequalities.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 12(1): 73

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-73

Lowell A (2013)

“From your own thinking you can't help us”: intercultural collaboration to address inequities in services for Indigenous Australians in response to the World Report on Disability.

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; 15(1): 101-105

Lucas BR, Latimer J, Doney R, Ferreira ML, Adams R, Hawkes G, Fitzpatrick JP, Hand M, Oscar J, Carter M, Elliott EJ (2013)

The Bruininks-Oseretsky test of motor proficiency-short form is reliable in children living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Pediatrics; 13: 135

Retrieved 6 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-13-135

Massey L, Jane A, Lindop N, Christian E (2013)

Disability audit: NE Arnhem Land/NT Gulf: a snapshot of Indigenous Australian disability in the very remote communities of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago (Angurugu, Umbakumba, Milyakburra), Elcho Island (Galiwin'ku), and Ngukurr (including Urapunga).

Alyangula NT: MJD Foundation

MJD Foundation (2013)

Disability audit – NE Arnhem Land/NT Gulf – A snapshot of Indigenous Australian disability in the very remote communities of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago (Angurugu, Umbakumba, Milyakburra), Elcho Island (Galiwin'ku), and Ngukurr (including Urapunga).

Alyangula, NT: MJD Foundation

This report provides a snapshot of disability in six remote Indigenous communities;

  • Angurugu, Groote Eylandt
  • Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt
  • Milyakburra, Bickerton Island
  • Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island
  • Ngukurr, mainland Roper River and
  • Urapunga, mainland Roper River/Wilton River.

This report examines the current informal care and service provision provided within the community. This report was written by the MJD Foundation as it was a recipient of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Practical Design Fund (PDF) grant.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Disability Insurance Scheme: Indigenous Australians (2013)

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Nicolson S, Newell S, Ball L (2013)

Children's rights report 2013.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

Pika Wiya Kuthupa project team (2013)

Pika Wiya Kuthupa project newsletters.

Perth: The Centre for Cerebral Palsy

Purcal C, Newton BJ, Fisher KR, Eastman C, Mears T, SmithM, Gibson S (2013)

School readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs: working with children, families, communities and service providers. Interim evaluation report.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre

2012

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

Indigenous legal needs project: NT report.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (2012)

Youth disability in Australia.

Hobart: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Living longer. Living better..

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the fourth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Family Studies (2012)

The longitudinal study of Australian children: annual statistical report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in community services data collections: an updated data quality report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Changes in life expectancy and disability in Australia 1998 to 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Younger people with disability in residential aged care: 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Younger people with disability in residential aged care: 2010-11 report examines the outcomes of the Younger people with disability in residential aged care (YPIRAC) 5-year program. The program aims to reduce the number of people with disability under the age of 65 living in residential aged care. The report presents information on the people who were provided with support under the YPIRAC initiative and the services they received during the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. The report found that one in ten people that accessed the YPIRAC service were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who were more likely to be men, live in regional, remote or very remote areas, primarily report a disability of acquired brain injury and live in supported accommodation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Breen C, Burns L (2012)

Improving services to families affected by FASD: final report prepared for the Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education.

Sydney: Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education

Burns K, Jayasinha R, Tsang R, Brodaty H (2012)

Behaviour management – a guide to good practice: managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Sydney: Dementia Collaborative Research Centre

These guidelines provide information for Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) clinicians in assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons with dementia, who present with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The guidelines outline information on:

  • DBMAS behaviour management process
  • general behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • apathy
  • depression
  • disinhibited behaviours
  • nocturnal disruption
  • psychotic symptoms
  • vocally disruptive behaviours
  • wandering.

Abstract adapted from Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service

COAG Reform Council (2012)

Disability 2010–11: comparing performance across Australia.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

The Disability 2010-11: comparing performance across Australia report is the third report on the National disability agreement. The National disability agreement has three outcomes which aim to achieve the objective that people with disability and their carers have an enhanced quality of life and participate as valued members of the community. This report is the first report that has been able to examine the progress of the outcomes within a range of indicators over time.

One of the key findings of this report was that nationally the employment to population ratio for people with disability remained unchanged and was significantly lower than people without disability. Western Australia was one of the exceptions as it was reported to have significantly increased it's employment to population ratio for people with disability.

It was reported that there was a small increase in the use of state and territory disability support services. There was also an increase in the use of open employment services by Indigenous people, but the supported employment services remained constant.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

LoGiudice DC, Smith K, Shadforth G, Lindeman CE, Atkinson D, Schaper F, Lautenschlager N, Murphy R, Flicker L (2012)

Lungurra Ngoora - a pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Aboriginal community – can it work?.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2078

Retrieved 24 December 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2078

This study explored the development and implementation of a locally designed community service model of care for older people, and people with disability and/or mental health problems in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Based on extensive community consultation with older people, families, carers, community members and stakeholders, a model of care was developed to address unmet needs for the target population and their carers in the remote community of Looma, in the Kimberley region of Australia. The model was implemented and evaluated over 12 months.

The Lungurra Ngoora community care service model pilot project demonstrated a successful collaborative service model that addressed the care needs of older persons, those with disability and mental illness, and their carers in this remote community. The developmental approach, and model structure, could serve as a template for future delivery of services in remote Aboriginal communities.

Abstract adapted from Rural and Remote Health

National Healthcare Agreement Review Working Group (2012)

National healthcare agreement review report July 2012 .

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Office for Disability (2012)

Draft Victorian state disability plan 2013-2016: for consultation.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Human Services

Ryan C (2012)

Do residual benefits induce disability support pension leavers to return to income support?.

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

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

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 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:

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thompson D, Fisher KR, Purcal C, Deeming C, Sawrikar P (2012)

Community attitudes to people with disability: scoping project.

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

2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Disability, ageing and carers, Australia: disability and long term health conditions, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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 people with disability: wellbeing, participation and support.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability: wellbeing, participation and support report reviews the experiences of Indigenous people with disability compared with Indigenous people without disability, and all Australians with similar severity of disability. The report examines the key areas of: employment; housing; education; health; wellbeing and access to services and support for Indigenous people with disability.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gibilisco P (2011)

Politics, disability and social inclusion: people with different abilities in the 21st century.

Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag

Gilroy J (2011)

Changes needed to close the gap for Indigenous Australians with disabilities.

Retrieved 2 December 2011 from http://theconversation.edu.au/changes-needed-to-close-the-gap-for-indigenous-australians-with-disabilities-4544

Mathews RRS, Hall WD, Vos T, Patton GC, Degenhardt L (2011)

What are the major drivers of prevalent disability burden in young Australians?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(5): 232-235

Mines R, Mines K (2011)

Inclusive community development; community based rehabilitation and its potential application in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Sydney: First Peoples Disability Network Australia

PricewaterhouseCoopers (2011)

Disability expectations : investing in a better life, a stronger Australia.

Canberra: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Productivity Commission (2011)

Caring for older Australians: Inquiry report.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

The Caring for older Australians: inquiry report follows the Government's request for the Productivity Commission to develop detailed options for redesigning Australia's aged care system in order to meet the challenges facing it in coming decades. The report includes the Commission's recommendations along with a summary of the reforms proposed based on consultations with older Australians, their carers, aged care providers, government agencies and other interested parties. The report also provides an overview of the diversity in the demand for aged care services with a chapter on evaluating how well aged care services are being delivered in ways that meet the needs and preferences of clients from specific groups, including Indigenous people. Principles of a reformed aged care system identified as critical to the establishment of culturally secure services specific to Indigenous Australians included factors relevant to attracting and retaining Indigenous workers to provide culturally appropriate services, use of culturally appropriate assessment tools, and support to develop service capacity appropriate to meet Indigenous clients specific needs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Productivity Commission (2011)

Caring for older Australians: Productivity Commission inquiry report overview.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Productivity Commission (2011)

Disability care and support: Productivity Commission Inquiry report overview and recommendations.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Productivity Commission (2011)

Disability care and support: Productivity Commission Inquiry report [vol 1 & 2].

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Productivity Commission (2011)

Disability within the Indigenous community.

In: Disability care and support: Productivity Commission Inquiry report overview and recommendations. Canberra: Productivity Commission: 531-561

This publication forms part of the Productivity Commissions' report, Disability care and support, which examines the current disability support system that is available for people with disabilities. The Disability within the Indigenous community section concentrates on services available for Indigenous communities and provides recommendations for greater access to disability service and support for Indigenous people with disabilities.

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

Winkler D, Farnworth L, Sloan S, Stringer K, Callaway L (2011)

Young people in nursing homes: white paper.

Melbourne: Summer Foundation & Monash University

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Disability, ageing and carers, Australia: summary of findings, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Social Inclusion Board (2010)

Social inclusion in Australia: how Australia is faring.

Canberra: Australian Government

Cant R, Penter C, Henry D, Archibald J (2010)

Mapping and gap analysis of human services for Indigenous people in the Murchison-Gascoyne region.

Perth: Western Australian Department Of Indigenous Affairs

Department of Finance and Deregulation (2010)

Strategic review of Indigenous expenditure.

Canberra: Australian Government

Dorsett P (2010)

The importance of hope in coping with severe acquired disability.

Australian Social Work; 63(1): 83-102

Environmental Health Needs Coordinating Committee (2010)

Environmental health needs of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia: the 2008 survey and its findings.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health, Public Health Division

The Western Australian Environmental health needs survey was conducted over 2007 and 2008 and is the third survey in a series which surveyed housing, services, utilities, community infrastructure and the immediate living environment in discrete Aboriginal communities in WA. Data collected related to over 15,000 residents from 232 communities. This publication reports the outcomes of this survey and provides a comparison with the outcomes of the 1997 and 2004 surveys.

The survey was conducted by environmental health practitioners who work with and in discrete Aboriginal communities. The practitioners visited the communities to survey existing infrastructure. Information was also collected about levels of community satisfaction and any concerns with the provision of essential, municipal and allied services which influenced and affected environmental health in the communities.

The core environmental health and infrastructure issues covered in the report were:

  • water
  • electricity
  • housing
  • solid waste disposal
  • sanitation
  • dust
  • dog health programs
  • emergency management

The report provides an evidence base which highlights the continued environmental health issues faced by many of the communities who participated in the survey. It is the foundation for the future direction of service plans and delivery in discrete communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Flint PJ (2010)

Emotional and behavioural problems in Indigenous adults with intellectual disability.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, Monash University: Melbourne

Griffis D (2010)

First submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into disability care and support [submission 542].

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Jeremy R, Tonkin A, White H, Riddell T, Brieger D, Walsh W, Zeitz C, Brown A, Kritharides L (2010)

Improving cardiovascular care for Indigenous populations.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 19(5-6): 344-350

Polidano C, Mavromaras K (2010)

Participation in and completion of vocational education and training for people with disability.

Melbourne: Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne

Social Inclusion Initiative South Australia (2010)

Activating citizenship: a social inclusion approach for disability in South Australia: discussion paper.

Adelaide: Social Inclusion Initiative, South Australia

2009

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Disability support services 2007-08: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Younger people with disability In residential aged care program: final report on the 2007-08 minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Zhao Y (2009)

Disease burdens and disability-adjusted life years in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations.

In: Preedy VR, Watson RR, eds. Handbook of disease burdens and quality of life measures. New York: Springer New York: Section 2.1

2008

Alt Beatty Consulting (2008)

HACC service models for people with younger onset dementia and people with dementia and behaviours of concern: issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Mosman NSW: Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services NSW

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008)

A profile of carers in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care NSW (2008)

Stronger together: a new direction for disability services in NSW 2006-2016.

Sydney: Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW

The NSW Government launched 'Stronger Together: A new direction for disability services in NSW 2006-2016' to deliver better services for people with a disability and their families. Stronger Together, is New South Wales's 10-year plan to improve disability services.

Abstract adapted from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care website

Ellis R, Bottroff V, Kowanko I, Hodgson V (2008)

Developing training pathways to meet the needs of Aboriginal people with disabilities: final report 2008.

Adelaide: Flinders Aboriginal Health Research

Muir K, Tudball J, Robinson S (2008)

Family resilience where families have a child (0-8 years) with disability: final report.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre

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

Smith K, Flicker L, Lautenschlager NT, Almeida OP, Atkinson D, Dwyer A, LoGiudice D (2008)

High prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment in Indigenous Australians.

Neurology; 71(19): 1470-1473

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2008)

Report on Government Services 2008.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Stopher K, D’Antoine H (2008)

Aboriginal people with disability: unique approaches to unique issues.

Perth, WA: Disability Services Commission

Wood J (2008)

Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW.

Sydney: State of New South Wales

 
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