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Indigenous: States and Territories


Victorian Mental Health Department Drugs and Regions Division (2010)

Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention and response action plan 2010-2015.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

The Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention and response action plan 2010-2015 details the approach of the Victorian Government to prevent and reduce the incidence, and associated impact, of suicide and self-harm in the Victorian Aboriginal population. This document has identified four priority areas and subsequently proposed a total of 45 strategies that seek to address the risks and protective factors for Aboriginal suicide and self-harm. The priority areas and strategies have been informed by Victorian Aboriginal communities and international experience, and are embedded within a holistic, strengths-based framework that embraces Aboriginal culture and promotes good mental health and wellbeing. The information contained in this document is intended to assist in the development of improved care and support for those at risk of, or affected by, suicide or self-harm. With the rate of suicide in the Australian Aboriginal population estimated to be approximately three times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous Australians, and in some Aboriginal communities 40% higher than that reported for non-Indigenous peoples, the importance of this document is evident.

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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


Department of Indigenous Affairs (2007)

Safer communities, safer children.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs (2007)

New South Wales interagency plan to tackle child sexual assault in Aboriginal communities: 2006 - 2011.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs

This publication sets out the New South Wales five year plan, aimed at reducing the high incidence of sexual assault for Aboriginal children. The plan was prompted by the Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Taskforce report of July 2006. The whole-of-government plan has three main goals: reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse; reduce disadvantage and dysfunction in Aboriginal communities; and build up Aboriginal leadership and increase family and community safety and wellbeing.

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Department for Community Development (2005)

Promoting strong communities: projects to help strengthen Indigenous families and communities.

Perth: Department for Community Development, Government of Western Australia


New South Wales Government (2001)

Two ways together: partnerships, a new way of doing business with Aboriginal people: New South Wales Aboriginal Affairs plan 2003-2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Government

Last updated: 2 September 2016
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