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For news from the Indigenous viewpoint:
National Indigenous Television (NITV) a free to air TV channel dedicated to Indigenous culture and programming; part of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
National Indigenous Times, the only weekly national newspaper that focuses specifically on Indigenous issues.
Koori Mail for a fortnightly update on national news, employment and events happening in Indigenous Australia.
SNAICC News for news affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse for news on justice information for government policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field.
For general news relating to domestic and family violence, see our What’s New page.
Congress Lowitja 2012, Held in Melbourne in November 2012 The conference was a conversation about knowledge exchange and translation related to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Conference presentations are now available at conference website
Women's Legal Service NSW is holding free legal workshops for Aboriginal women about the Department of Family and Community Services (previously known as DoCS).
The workshops will cover:
"The 10 things you need to know when DoCS/FaCS removes your children"
Check our Conference Calendar for all upcoming events.
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation Scholarship Program
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation is a non-profit organisation that provides boarding school scholarships and career pathways to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to build a future through quality education and careers.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Research Grants
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Council has decided that applications for research grants will not be invited for the 2012 year. A report will be provided to Council’s meeting in August 2012 on the impact of this change and to consider the future.
Family and Relationship Services Australia
Scholarships offered to people from Indigenous and CALD backgrounds for Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (FDR).
Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education administers programs that are aimed at increasing Indigenous participation in higher education and provide additional financial assistance to higher education institutions to improve outcomes for Indigenous people.
This website lists over 300 for undergraduate study at Australian universities.
Roberta Sykes Scholarship
The Roberta Sykes Scholarship provides supplementary financial assistance to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake studies at recognised overseas universities.
The Aurora Project
The Aurora Project aims to strengthen Indigenous organisations by supporting their staff and facilitating opportunities for all Australians to work in these organisations. They also run projects aimed at improving educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Australian Government 2013, Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2013, Canberra.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting - key results, Cat. no. IHW 79. Canberra: AIHW.
This is the third national report on health services provided by Aboriginal community controlled and non-community controlled health organisations, and funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in community services data collections: an updated data quality report, Cat. no. IHW 80. Canberra: AIHW.
This report examines the identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in a number of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare community services data collections, by analysing where Indigenous status is missing/not stated.
Arney F & Westby MA 2012, Men's Places Literature Review, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin NT
This review of the literature regarding the prevention of and response to family violence focuses on engaging Aboriginal men in remote communities.
Bamblett M et al 2012, Not One Size Fits All: Understanding the social & emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children, La Trobe University, Vic.
Burton J & SNAICC 2012, Integrated service delivery for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children & families, SNAICC, Melbourne VIC
This literature review examines the evidence available to inform effective integration that meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Cripps K & Davis M 2012, Communities working to reduce Indigenous family violence, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, Canberra ACT
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) 2012, Footprints in Time - The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)
Dudgeon P, Cox K, D’Anna D, et al. 2012, Hear our voices: community consultations for the development of an empowerment, healing and leadership program for Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley, Western Australia: final research report, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research: Aboriginal Health, Perth, WA
Gilbert R 2012, ‘Place-based initiatives and Indigenous justice’, Research Brief 13, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, Canberra ACT
Family Law Council 2012, Improving the family law system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, Report to the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Australia
Howard D 2012, Staying Strong Stories, Phoenix Consulting, Darwin NT
Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups 2012, Indigenous Family Violence Primary Prevention Framework, Department of Human Services, Melbourne
Lohoar S 2012, Safe and supportive Indigenous families and communities for children: a synopsis and critique of Australian research, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, VIC
National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee 2012, Addressing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Australia, Australian National Council on Drugs, Canberra ACT
Putt, J 2013, Conducting research with Indigenous people and communities, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care Inc. 2012, Caring for our children and families : profiling the set up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Family Centres, SNAICC, Melbourne VIC
Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care Inc. 2012, Coming together : the journey towards effective integrated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, SNAICC, Melbourne VIC
Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care Inc. 2012, Intensive family-based support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, Griffith University & SNAICC, Melbourne VIC
Select Committee on Youth Suicides in the Northern Territory 2012, Gone too soon : a report into youth suicide in the Northern Territory : committee report, Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
Symons M et al 2012, A longitudinal study of influences on alcohol consumption and related harm in Central Australia: with a particular emphasis on the role of price, National Drug Research Institute, WA
For more books, reports and papers dealing with Indigenous issues, search our
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Indigenous) Profile (IP) DataPack, 2011 Second Release, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of quality information on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.
Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse publications
The Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse is a national resource on Indigenous justice whose aim is to promote discussion and disseminate relevant Indigenous justice information to government policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field.
Indigenous family violence (including child protection) website
The Australian Indigenous Health Info Net has launched an Indigenous family violence website, providing a 'one-stop info-shop' for people working, studying or interested in addressing family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Parenting WA 'Guiding Our Children, Our Way' is a set of 12 Parenting WA Guides which have been written for and by Aboriginal people.
Queensland Child Protection System 2008-11
The Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian now has an online resource reporting on the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Queensland. The Queensland Child Guardian Key Outcome Indicators Update is the first major report released by the Commission in an interactive on-line format and represents the Commission’s latest analysis of the performance of the outcomes achieved for Queensland children and young people in need of protection.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care website provides quarterly newsletters, key policy papers and reports, and resource publications which are available for download.
Victim Assist Queensland Supporting Indigenous Victims of Crime website
The website provides information on how an Indigenous person can report a crime to police, the healing, legal and support services that are available to Indigenous people and eligibility for financial assistance under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (Qld).
Remote communities in South Australia, Western Australian and the Northern Territory are participating in an innovative program bringing two-way learning to people in remote Indigenous communities to help them positively manage their money. The program is run by the Financial Management Resource Support Unit (FMRSU), a service funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and delivered by Matrix on Board.
Stronger Aboriginal Families, Together (Saf,T) is the Northern Territory peak body for Aboriginal children and families. They have released a new place-based child protection initiative called Circles of Care which is designed to deliver a culturally appropriate care and advocacy service to Aboriginal children and youth. A two year trial will be run in Darwin and Alice Springs. The SAF,T Strategic Plan 2012-2015 is available for download.
PACT, Protecting Aboriginal Children Together, provide specialist advice and case consultation to Community Services in regards to cases of abuse or neglect of Aboriginal children and young people. The three-year scheme operates in the Moree and Shellharbour regions.
IFBS, Intensive Family Based Services, is a short, intensive home-based program for Aboriginal families in crisis whose children are either at risk of entering out-of-home placement or being restored with families after being placed in OOHC.
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH 2012, Vol. 20. pp. 228-237
AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY 2012, Vol. 20, No. 2
Mares S & Robinson G, 'Culture, context and therapeutic processes: delivering a parent-child intervention in a remote Aboriginal community', pp. 102-107
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2012, Vol. 12, p.600
KOORI JUSTICE 2012, Autumn
Anonymous 2012, ‘Police and community work together to address family violence ’, p. 6
Anonymous 2012, ‘Koori family violence Court Support Program in operation’, p. 7
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH 2012, Vol. 11, No. 1
Kelly J, Saggers S et al 2012, '"Makes you proud to be black eh?": reflections on meaningful Indigenous research participation', p. 40
JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 2012, online first
Lorenc T, Petticrew M et al 2012, 'What types of interventions generate inequalities? Evidence from systematic reviews'
For additional articles, see the tables of contents of the following journals. Contact the Clearinghouse for help obtaining articles.
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) Peak body for Aboriginal health in NSW
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services (OATSIH) maintains a list of all Aboriginal Medical Services in Australia
HealthInfoNet provides comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge and information accessible to people interested in the health of Indigenous Australians.
The Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse promotes discussion and disseminates relevant Indigenous justice information to government policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field.
The Indigenous Law Centre is based at the University of NSW and develops and co-ordinates research, teaching and dissemination of information in the multi-disciplinary area of Indigenous peoples and the law. The three core activities of the Centre are publication of the Indigenous Law Bulletin, the Australian Indigenous Law Reporter and the undertaking of community education projects.
The National Centre for Indigenous Studies, established at the Australian National University in 2005, aims to deepen Australia's understanding of Indigenous cultures and histories.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies has a range of resources about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including community-based research, films, photographs, video and audio recordings and printed and other resource materials for Indigenous studies.
The Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library contains information and resources about Indigenous Australians.
Jumbunna: Indigenous house of learning, University of Technology Sydney
Areas of study: Indigenous human rights, international law, public law, criminal justice.
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
Areas of study: Indigenous economic and social circumstances, development options for sustainable Indigenous futures, education, governance and capacity development.
The Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of quality information on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage. This will provide policy makers and program managers with an evidence base for achieving the Closing the Gap targets and related Indigenous reforms. Indigenous Australians will benefit through the delivery of policies and services which address Indigenous disadvantage more effectively.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is the Commonwealth department with responsibility for Indigenous affairs.
The Commonwealth Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) is the primary source of advice on Indigenous issues to the Minister and the coordination point for a whole-of-government approach to the delivery of programs and services for Australia’s Indigenous people.
Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission is an independent statutory organisation that works to protect and promote the human rights of all people in Australia. The position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner was created in December 1992.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families