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Over the period since our website was established a number of reports have been published on different aspects of, Indigenous policy in Queensland. Sometimes more general reports have contained sections that relate to Queensland and we have tried to create links to these. A number of other issues affecting Indigenous Queenslanders appear elsewhere, in particular sandmining on Stradbroke Island which appears under the 'Environment'.

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June 2016 marks two significant anniversaries

Harry Blagg writes in The Conversation (10.6.16) that:

'June 2016 marks two significant anniversaries for the relationship be... More »

Towards a Queensland action plan for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

Policy Online carries a link (16.5.16) to a Queensland Department of Communities briefing paper raising issues for discussion around vulne... More »

An election campaign in Reconciliation Week? Amid silence on Indigenous affairs, here’s what must be done

Jon Altman writes in The Conversation (27.5.16) about the absence of focus on Indigenous issues during the election campaign to date, and ... More »

Aurukun needs plan that will stand test of time: Cook MP Bill Gordon

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (26.5.16) on the current troubles rocking the indigenous community of Aurukun in far north Quee... More »

Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation in North Queensland

Helen Davidson writes in The Guardian (14.5.16) that the report of an independent review of Indigenous protected areas and ranger pro... More »

$150m to tackle over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait kids in state care

The ABC reports (11.5.16) on the government's moves to address the high number of Indigenous children currently in state care, through new family s... More »

Ideas for Australia: Closing the gap is proving hard, but we can do better by working developmentally

Mark Moran writes in The Conversation (21.4.16) about the persistent obstacles to 'closing the gap' in life outcomes between Indigenous an... More »

Indigenous youth with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder need Indigenous-run alternatives to prison

Tamara Tulich and Harry Blagg write in The Conversation (7.4.16) about the need for different approaches to dealing with Indigenous youth ... More »

Indigenous lifeworlds, conditionality and housing outcomes

Policy Online carries a link (28.3.16) to an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report outlining ways that housing polic... More »

Racism and the 'Australian Dream'

This speech by Stan Grant was delivered during an Ethics Centre debate: Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream. Stan's speech has been widely ac... More »

The Smallbone Report on youth sexual violence and abuse in Far North Queensland

On 12 March 2016 the ABC reported on the Smallbone Report on youth sexual violence and abuse in Far North Queensland (three suburbs in west Cairns ... More »

Our national shame: Closing the gap for Indigenous Australians is more important than ever

Mick Gooda and Jackie Huggins comment in the Brisbane Times (16.3.16) about the tenth anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign, and the c... More »

The wicked problem of alcohol management

Mark Moran writes in Inside Story (10.3.16) about the problematic issue for government of alcohol management in Queensland's remote Indige... More »

How community-based innovation can help Australia close the Indigenous gap

Mark Moran writes in The Conversation (4.3.16) about how governments could help alleviate Indigenous disadvantage by supporting community-... More »

Healing for Our Stolen Generations: sharing our stories

Policy Online (11.2.16) carries a link to a Healing Foundation report that reviews the last two years of its 'Stolen Generations Initiativ... More »

Laying pathways for greater success in education for Indigenous Australians

Bronwyn Fredericks, Carolyn Daniels and Susan Kinnear discuss their research into what is currently being done in Indigenous access programs at reg... More »

David Morrison says Australia Day one of 'emotional conflict' for Indigenous Australians

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the former army chief, Australian of the Year, David Morrison, who is now chair of Diversity Counci... More »

Racism is killing the Australian dream

In October 2015, Indigenous journalist Stan Grant gave a speech declaring that racism 'is killing the Australian dream'.  

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Indigenous health crisis, exacerbated by preventive health program cuts

The appalling statistics on Indigenous health has been highlighted by the 2015 AMA Indigenous Health Card. The AMA is also highly critical of Indig... More »

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AMA warns that Indigenous Australians suffer health and justice crisis

In The Guardian, 25.11.15, Shalailah Medhora reports that the Australian Medical Association’s ‘Indigenous health report card&... More »

Whether you're listening or not, Australia is a nation of white privilege

TJRyan Research Associate Dr Marcus Waters writes in The Conversation (17.11.15):

It doesn’t take long as an Indigenous Aust... More »

Justice reinvestment: a community response to Indigenous incarceration

In Inside Story (30.7.15) Robert Milliken reports on a new program in Bourke, New South Walels, in which a loose consortium incl... More »

Clash of cultural values: racism meets sport

The Adam Goodes 'booing' saga has been a remarkable confrontation between two values apparently central to the self-image of white Australians &nda... More »

Australians must unite against racism

'Australians must unite against racism' The Age, 1.8.15: 

'Today we have taken an ... More »

'Australian Aborigines worried about northern development plan' (BBC)

The BBC (UK) carries a report of Noel Pearson's ABC interview (19.6.15) in which he stated: 'Our concern is that governments, including the Commonw... More »

 
 

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