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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous: WA

2012

Aboriginal Health (2012)

Aboriginal men's health strategy 2012-2015.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

The Aboriginal men's health strategy 2012-2015 provides guidance for the Department of Health, Western Australia to work in partnership with non-government organisations and communities to improve the health of Aboriginal men. The strategy aims to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal men to ensure that they live long and healthy lives, and is underpinned by the following principles:

  • every male in Western Australia has the right to receive high-quality health care, regardless of their cultural background
  • acknowledgement that Aboriginal men do not engage with health services and this should be addressed in service delivery models
  • a workforce that understands and addresses cultural links will provide improved health care for Aboriginal men
  • increased engagement with Aboriginal men, their families and communities will enhance the delivery of health services.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health, Western Australia

Aboriginal Health (2012)

WA Health Aboriginal cultural learning framework.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

Aboriginal Maternity Service Support Unit (2012)

Women and Newborn Health Service: Aboriginal Maternity Service Support Unit: strategic plan 2010-2014.

Perth: Women and Newborn Health Service Western Australia

Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate (2012)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2012–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report outlines Western Australia's health priorities for meeting its obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). It builds on the previous Framework (2007 - 2011), and plans to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments over the next five years.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Health (2012)

WA Health Aboriginal leadership strategy 2013–2016.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

Family Planning Association of Western Australia (2012)

Family Planning Association of Western Australia reconciliation action plan.

Perth, WA: Family Planning Association of Western Australia

West Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Department of Indigenous Affairs: strategic framework 2012-2014.

Perth: West Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs

Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Drug and alcohol office reconciliation action plan 2012.

Perth: Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

Western Australian Department of Child Protection and Family Support (2012)

Aboriginal services framework: December 2012 revised version.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Child Protection and Family Support

Western Australian Department of Planning (2012)

WA Aboriginal settlements guidelines.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Planning

Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development (2012)

Training together - working together: Aboriginal workforce development strategy.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development

2011

Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (2011)

Universal access to early childhood education for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander universal access strategy.

Canberra: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

Strong spirit strong mind : Aboriginal drug and alcohol framework for Western Australia 2011- 2015.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

Edith Cowan University (2011)

Edith Cowan University reconciliation action plan 2011-2012.

Perth, WA: Edith Cowan University

Western Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Council (2011)

Western Australian strategic plan for Aboriginal education and training 2011-2015.

Osborne Park, WA: Western Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Council

Western Australian Department of Health (2011)

The second Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health and blood-borne virus strategy and regional implementation plan template 2010 to 2014.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Western Australian Department of Planning (2011)

State planning policy 3.2 Aboriginal settlements.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Planning

This Western Australian (WA) state planning policy applies to the planning and development of Aboriginal settlements throughout WA. The policy requires that all Aboriginal settlements in WA have an endorsed Layout Plan. Each Plan must be developed in consultation with, and endorsed by, the resident community. Each plan must include a drinking water source protection plan.

This policy is informed by the recommendations of the 1991 Royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. The Royal commission, among other things, looked at the relationship between poor living conditions in remote settlements and compromised life chances for Indigenous Australians. One of the recommendations of the Royal commission was that 'the provision of housing and infrastructure to Aboriginal people in remote and discrete communities, including the design and location of houses, take account of their cultural perceptions of the use of living space, and that budgetary allocations include provision for appropriate architectural and town planning advice to, and consultation with, the serviced community.''

This policy was gazetted in 2011 and supersedes the 2000 iteration. The policy is made under the WA Planning and Development Act 2005. State agencies and local government in WA need to take into account this policy to ensure integrated decision-making in planning for Aboriginal settlements.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Nursing and Midwifery Office (2011)

Aboriginal nursing and midwifery strategic plan 2011–2015.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

2010

WA Country Health Service (2010)

WA Country Health Service Aboriginal employment strategy 2010-2014.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

2009

Closing the gap: National Partnership agreement on remote Indigenous public internet access: implementation plan 2009-10 Western Australia (2009)

Commonwealth of Australia

Department of Health (2009)

Health care planning for children in care.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

Goller J, Winter R, Hellard M, Aitken C, Downing S, Sacks-Davies R (2009)

Evaluation of the Western Australian sexual health and blood-borne virus action plans and Aboriginal sexual health strategy 2006 to 2008.

Perth, Western Australia: Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health

Indigenous Implementation Board (2009)

Indigenous Implementation Board report to the WA Government 2009.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs

North Metropolitan Area Health Service (2009)

North Metropolitan Area Health Service: Aboriginal reconciliation and integration strategy.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Office of Aboriginal Health (2009)

Aboriginal employment: a guide to better attraction, selection and retention strategies across WA Health.

Perth: Western Australia Department of Health

Office of Aboriginal Health (2009)

Indigenous youth health action plan for Western Australia.

Perth: Office of Aboriginal Health, Western Australia

Western Australian Department for Child Protection (2009)

Review of the Western Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander placement principles.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

2008

Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service (2008)

Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service: 2008-2013 strategic plan.

Wiluna, WA: Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service

Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure (2008)

Reconciliation action plan 2008-2010: Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure.

Perth, WA: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Western Australia

2006

Housing management and support policy (2006)

Department of Housing and Works Western Australia

Disability Services Commission (2006)

Access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities: policy and practice plan.

Perth, WA: Disability Services Commission

This policy and practice plan report has been developed to provide information and services to Indigenous people with a disability, their families, and carers. The key focus of the report is to encourage and support services to adopt culturally responsive strategies and programs aimed at involving Indigenous participants.

To facilitate implementation of the policy across the disability sector, the Commission will provide initial training and guidance across a range of areas including:

  • working in partnership with staff from Indigenous controlled agencies
  • linking with local Indigenous communities to provide information on services
  • adopting strategies to encourage employment of Indigenous staff
  • ensuring the cultural competence of non-Indigenous staff.

Abstract adapted from Disability Services Commission

Office for Women's Policy, Department for Community Development (2006)

Indigenous women's report card 2005, summary 2006.

Perth: Office for Women's Policy

Western Australian Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure Council (2006)

Western Australia's operational plan for Indigenous housing, infrastructure, and essential services, July 2006-June 2007.

Perth: Department of Housing and Works

2005

Aboriginal Road User Taskforce (2005)

Aboriginal road safety stakeholder: implementation manual.

Perth: Road Safety Council of Western Australia

In response to over-representation of Aboriginal people in road crash statistics, the Road Safety Council of Western Australia has introduced the Aboriginal road safety stakeholder - implementation manual, as a means of outlining contributing issues and circumstances, and identifying practical strategies for minimising deaths and injuries on Western Australian roads. The Implementation manual is part of the current five-year strategy - 'Arriving safely: Western Australian road safety strategy 2003-2007', which identifies pedestrian safety, unsafe travel, and drink driving, as the main road safety concerns identified in Aboriginal road crash statistics.

The manual and associated resources are designed to assist road safety stakeholders and others to identify priorities for action, and the most appropriate approaches to achieve successful outcomes.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Indigenous Affairs (2005)

Service provision to Aboriginal people in the town of Derby, West Kimberley.

Perth: Department of Indigenous Affairs

Drug and Alcohol Office (2005)

Strong spirit, strong mind: Western Australian Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan 2005-2009.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office, Government of Western Australia

Office for Women's Policy, Department for Community Development (2005)

Indigenous women's report card 2005.

Perth: Office for Women's Policy

This report provides baseline indicators for measuring the social and economic wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Western Australia. The aim is to utilise the evidence to improve outcomes for Indigenous women by driving change in government policy and assisting in appropriate service delivery. It will also identify gaps in the indicator data available and areas in which relevant datasets can be expanded or improved. The Indigenous Women's Congress provided guidance in the collection of information.

The report card provides details for Indigenous women on:

  • Leadership and opportunity
  • Work and economic independence
  • Crime and justice
  • Family community and culture
  • Safety
  • Mature aged women
  • Health and disability

The report findings highlight the disadvantages that Indigenous women in WA experience. On the positive side, indicator data suggest that Indigenous women in WA are maintaining their cultural identity and participating in cultural events at least as well as other Indigenous women across Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

WA Health Aboriginal cultural respect: implementation framework [brochure] (2005)

Office of Aboriginal Health

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (2005)

Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health strategy 2005-2008.

Perth: WA Department of Health

The Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health strategy provides a framework for engaging communities and service providers to bring about improvements in sexual health. This report outlines how the strategy frames current needs within the context of relevant past policies, programs and strategies. Priority groups are identified, and there is specific reference to the prevalence and risk of STIs and HIV .

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

Department of Indigenous Affairs (2004)

Services to Indigenous people in the Shire of Wiluna - mapping and gap analysis.

Perth: Department of Indigenous Affairs

Ellender G, Wilkerson A (2004)

Western Australian Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure Council strategic plan 2003/04-2006/07.

Perth: Western Australian Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure Council

Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs (2004)

Framework agreement between the Mulga Mallee Regional Council, the Department of Indigenous Affairs, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs

2002

Western Australian Department of Health (2002)

Healthy lifestyles 2002-2007: a strategic framework for primary prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Western Australia.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australian Government

 
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