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Indigenous Australia

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

There is a considerable information on Indigenous Australia from both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous sources.

This page provides information on communities, government involvement, health, legal matters and reports/research over a considerable period.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The First Page covers both The Arts & individual artists and Indigenous beliefs & culture.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The Second Page links to the Indigenous Languages page and contains information on Tribal Areas, sporting involvement and individual sporting high achievers.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The Fourth Page covers documents, current involvement, Indigenous media , information on reconciliation and general information.

Famous Indigenous Australians will be found using this link. For information about Indigenous Education, both for and about Indigenous people, use this link.


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Government Involvement

Government Departments, Agencies, Related Organisations, …


  • 2013 Social Justice and Native Title Report
    ‘The 2013 Social Justice and Native Title Report marks 20 years of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner role’. A copy of the Social Justice Report 2012can be found here.
  • Aboriginal Affairs Resources
    Links for Indigenous matters, compiled by the Australian Parliament House Library. Covers Commonwealth, State & Local matters and international information.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
    ‘The world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Institute… holds a priceless collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Indigenous Studies’.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Links to Other Related Sources as well as information about specific areas such as Population, Family Kinship & Community, Law & Justice, more.
  • Face the Facts
    ‘Some Questions and Answers about Indigenous Peoples, Migrants and Refugees and Asylum Seekers’. 2012.
  • Indigenous Australians Caring for Country
    ‘The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts has a long history of working with Indigenous people, particularly in natural resource management and heritage related activities’.
  • Indigenous Affairs
    Multiple sections listed under the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
  • Indigenous Portal
    ‘Your window to resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders’. Commonwealth Government. eSub Online is ‘the Australian Government website enabling electronic submissions for some Indigenous Programs’.
  • Minister for Indigenous Affairs
    The website of this Minister.
  • National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
    ‘The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is a national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a company the Congress is owned and controlled by its membership and is independent of Government’.
  • Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage
    ‘The Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. Access the Key Indicators 2014 - Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage - Review of Government Service Provision here.
  • Social Justice Commissioner
    [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander]. ‘Created by the federal parliament in December 1992 - a response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the National Inquiry into Racist Violence. An important role of the Commissioner is to keep Indigenous issues before the federal Government and the Australian community to promote understanding and respect for the rights of Indigenous Australians.

State/Territory Indigenous Units/Departments

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  • 2016 World Indigenous Allied Health Conference
    ‘Designed to bring together both government and non-government agencies who are working in the field of Indigenous health with the belief that working together can close the gap between the state of Indigenous Health as compared to the health of mainstream Australians’. 15th-17th December, 2014. Cairns, Queensland.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo
    Includes research, statistics, information, reports and more.
  • Australian Indigenous Health [Infonet]
    ‘Making comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge and information accessible to people interested in the health of Indigenous Australians’. Their Social and Emotional Wellbeing section covers extensive information about mental health, programs & projects, organisations, resources, policies, publications, more.
  • Australian Indigenous Mental Health
    ‘Supports the work of health professionals in improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait mental health issues and achiev[ing] better outcomes’.
  • Close the Gap : Indigenous Health Campaign
    ‘Goal is to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation’.
  • Flinders Aboriginal Health Research
    ‘A large multidisciplinary network of Flinders University researchers and their colleagues who are committed to improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing through research. Their work spans the health and social sciences and humanities, in keeping with holistic Aboriginal understandings of health’.
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia
    ‘The national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health peak body’.
  • Living is for Everyone
    ‘Shortcut to information that focuses on suicide prevention and related issues. It is intended as a guide only’.
  • Lowitja Institute
    ‘Promotes high quality research, transfers research findings into policy and practice to improve primary health care practice, and increases formal research training opportunities for Aboriginal people’.
    The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. ‘National peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia’. Links to members, policy, media, etc..
  • Office of Aboriginal Health WA
    ‘The Office of Aboriginal Health works within government to manage the financial, physical and human resources necessary to improve the health care and health status of all Aboriginal people’.
    Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. ‘Links to other pages that contain information about programs, services, publications, resources, contact information’.
  • PEGS, Aboriginal
    Brochures from Parenting SA, designed specifically for Aboriginal families and covering topics such as grandparents, role models, coping skills for children, identity, families that work well, more.
    Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. ‘We represent the collective of all Aboriginal community controlled health organisations around Victoria. Each of our members is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation : most are multi functional community organisations with health as a key part of their responsibility and some come from groups offering full health services’.

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Research & Reports

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