Residential Aged Care and Home Care 2014–15 – AIHW

The Residential aged care and Home Care 2014–15 web report provides information on Australian Government-funded residential aged care services and the Home Care Packages Programme, and the people receiving these services. The accompanying supplementary tables provide additional information. However, only limited data regarding Home Care are currently available. This web report will be refreshed as … [Read More] Residential Aged Care and Home Care 2014–15 – AIHW

Want to improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing? Involve Aboriginal people – VCOSS

Extract A new strategy for Aboriginal health and wellbeing will need to involve Aboriginal people in all aspects if it is to succeed. The gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples’ health and wellbeing is still too wide. Aboriginal people are at higher risk of unemployment, insecure housing, family violence and chronic disease. They are overrepresented … [Read More] Want to improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing? Involve Aboriginal people – VCOSS

Achieving Stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out-of-home Care – SNAICC

SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care) and many of its members have been watching with concern as, around the country, a range of processes are undertaken to progress longer-term care arrangements for children. They vary in detail but have been broadly described as permanency planning measures. Some of these proposals have already … [Read More] Achieving Stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out-of-home Care – SNAICC

Violence is Not Our Culture – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Violence is Not Our Culture is a short film produced by VACCA in conjunction with Latrobe Community Health Service, Victoria Police and local Aboriginal community members.  It was funded by DHHS Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group Community Initiative Fund. The short film follows the story of Camela and Dylan, two young people from central … [Read More] Violence is Not Our Culture – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

EXTRACT Introduction The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides broad, self-reported information across key areas of social … [Read More] National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Sydney’s Indigenous communities are being forced out by gentrification – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Victoria Young Affordability in the Sydney housing market has become a key battleground in the national tax reform debate and a preoccupation of Millennials struggling to save for a deposit. But this noisy debate has so far ignored the impact of affordability on Sydney’s Indigenous communities. The perception that inner city … [Read More] Sydney’s Indigenous communities are being forced out by gentrification – Sydney Morning Herald

Aboriginal Employment Reaches Significant Milestone in NT – Long-term Unemployment Blog

Extract Not for Profit Diversity Council Australia is calling on states to follow the example set by the Northern Territory after it was announced Aboriginal employment in the public sector has reached a significant milestone. Chief Minister and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Adam Giles announced during NAIDOC Week that more than 10 per cent of … [Read More] Aboriginal Employment Reaches Significant Milestone in NT – Long-term Unemployment Blog

The Health of Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Australasian Journal on Ageing

ABSTRACT The health of Aboriginal Australians is poorer than that of all other Indigenous cultures in developed nations, and recent studies suggest high rates of dementia and other conditions that are common in old age. This has implications for health promotion, provision of services and planning for older age in these communities. This article provides … [Read More] The Health of Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Australasian Journal on Ageing

Calling for the NDIS to be more accountable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Croakey

Extract from an article by John Gilroy The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may bring valuable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities, but some important questions have arisen around accountability, according to Dr John Gilroy, from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at The University of Sydney. The National Disability … [Read More] Calling for the NDIS to be more accountable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Croakey

Understanding the NDIS: the scheme does not yet address all the needs of Indigenous people with disabilities – The Conversation

Extract from an article by John Gilroy On July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from a trial phase to a full national roll-out. In this series on Understanding the NDIS, we explore how the scheme works, why Australia needs it, and the issues to be addressed before eligible Australians can receive … [Read More] Understanding the NDIS: the scheme does not yet address all the needs of Indigenous people with disabilities – The Conversation

Need for an Australian Indigenous disability workforce strategy: review of the literature – Disability and Rehabilitation

ABSTRACT Purpose: To identify approaches for developing workforce capacity to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to Indigenous people with disability in Australian rural and remote communities. Method: A narrative review of peer-reviewed and gray literature was undertaken. Searches of electronic databases and websites of key government and non-government organizations were used to supplement … [Read More] Need for an Australian Indigenous disability workforce strategy: review of the literature – Disability and Rehabilitation

Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – CAEPR

SUMMARY The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the early 21st century in Australia, representing a new way of delivering services to people with a disability and those who care for them. It has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, giving them … [Read More] Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – CAEPR

Cultural Assessment for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with dementia-resource pack – DTSC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience dementia at three to five times the rate of the general Australian population, and an increasing number of these people are living in residential aged care. A close connection to the land and an ancient culture are a source of strength and resilience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait … [Read More] Cultural Assessment for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with dementia-resource pack – DTSC

Auditing Indigenous Poverty – Arena Blog

A major challenge all political parties face is that Indigenous poverty is deeply embedded and structural and will take a long time, innovative policy and major investments to address. The diversity of Indigenous circumstances means that a diversity of approaches will be required, but the major parties are committed to mainstreaming or normalisation options. It … [Read More] Auditing Indigenous Poverty – Arena Blog

Impact on social security penalties of increased remote Work for the Dole requirements – CAEPR

ABSTRACT CAEPR Working Paper 108/2016 described the number and pattern of social security penalties being applied to jobseekers participating in the Remote Jobs and Communities Program. The paper argued that more onerous requirements of jobseekers in the remote areas covered by that scheme was a major driver of their being overrepresented among those being penalised … [Read More] Impact on social security penalties of increased remote Work for the Dole requirements – CAEPR

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