A still from the animated Heart Foundation video encouraging Aboriginal people to get a heart check.
Indigenous people in Australia experience poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. So it’s crucial health messaging is delivered in culturally appropriate ways.
Warlpiri person showing a honey ant after hunting.
Historically, research has been imposed upon Indigenous people, instead of conducted with them. This is an exploration of more collaborative ways to research when working with Indigenous communities.
Three Rivers by Aunty Lorraine Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas, from the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation. This artwork was commissioned by the Research Centre for Children and Families and the image represents the importance of keeping children in out-of-home care connected to Kinship and culture.
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Pandemic-induced lockdowns have brought up challenges for children in out-of-home care and their carers. However, Kinship care provided unexpected positives for Aboriginal elders and their families.
Old Parramatta Jail, Parramatta, Australia.
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After recent findings that Aboriginal women detainees are strip searched at higher rates than non-Indigenous women, it’s clear that Australia needs to address racial discrimination in justice systems.
Australian Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt speaks during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House.
A public consultation process sought feedback on design options for the Indigenous Voice to parliament. Our analysis shows the findings of these sessions.
Today marks a first for Australia: a truth-telling process to begin answering for the abuses and injustices suffered by Indigenous people. Victoria’s commission can be a model for the nation.
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Bushfire Recovery Victoria has a focus on Aboriginal culture and healing – a long overdue approach in disaster recovery.
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Indigenous employees don’t just face racism and prejudice. There is also the “cultural weight” of working in largely non-Indigenous organisations.
Following on from the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, 2020 has seen 5 asteroids given new names recognising the contribution of illustrious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Hundreds of Australian children aged ten to 13 are in juvenile detention. Legal and medical experts say we must raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14.
The Australian Public Service is one of the country’s most powerful institutions. Yet Indigenous people make up just 1.2% of its senior ranks.
Michelle Grattan talks with aboriginal advocate Pat Turner
Indyamarra Ngumbaay Aboriginal Corporation
Policies for Indigenous Australians must better reflect and prioritise Indigenous cultural values.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital uses evidence-based design to provide outside spaces with views that Indigenous people tell us they value.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here’s how good design can help.
Professor Megan Davis is an independent expert member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Megan Davis on a First Nations Voice in the Constitution.
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Megan Davis says the idea of including an Indigenous Voice in the Constitution is being rejected on an understanding that "simply isn't true" but believes Australia has the "capacity to correct this".
Mental illness is more common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders than in the non-Indigenous population.
A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is why it’s so important we start rolling it out.
The Aged Care Royal Commission is currently looking at aged care for Indigenous Australians.
As the Aged Care Royal Commission shifts its focus to aged care for Indigenous Australians, access isn’t the only challenge. Often problems arise when services don’t accommodate their cultural needs.
The first people to walk along the shores of northern Australia arrived more than 50,000 years ago.
New research shows just how many first people were needed to create a viable population in what is now Australia.
Australia sees higher rates of disability in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than the non-Indigenous population.
The experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians must be at the forefront of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Following the deaths of an alarming number Indigenous young people earlier this year, Australian leaders were urged to declare a ‘national crisis’.
Policies aimed at reducing youth suicide will fail if they don’t acknowledge the cumulative effects of history, associated intergenerational trauma and ongoing violence towards Indigenous Australians.