National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023

Appendix F: References and Seminal Readings

Page last updated: 27 June 2013

1 Brown, N 2012, Pacific Caucus Intervention to the 12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York, 20-31 May 2012.

2 National Aboriginal Health Strategy Working Party 1989, National Aboriginal Health Strategy, Canberra.

3 Commonwealth of Australia House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs 2012, Our Land Our Languages: Language Learning in Indigenous Communities, Canberra.

4 Gooda, M 2010, The practical power of human rights, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Law Public Lecture Series, Brisbane, 19 May 2010.

5 Alyawarr Ingkerr-when Aboriginal Corporation 2012, Submission to the Australian Government for the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

6 Calma, T 2009, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission,

7 Dodson, M 2006, ‘The Future of Reconciliation ‘, Evatt Foundation,

8 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council 2012, Best Practice Framework for Setting Targets, Canberra.

9 Close the Gap Steering Committee 2012, Submission to the Australian Government for the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

10 Booth, A & Carroll, N 2005, The health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, Canberra; DSI Consulting Pty Ltd & Benham, D 2009, An investigation of the effect of socio-economic factors on the Indigenous life expectancy gap, DSI Consulting Pty Ltd.

11 Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012, Canberra.

12 Marmot, M and Wilkinson, R (eds) 1999, Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press, New York.

13 Jarvis, M & Wardie, J 1999, ‘Social pattering of individual health behaviours; the case of cigarette smoking’, in ibid.

14 Kalb, G, Le, T & Leung, F 2011, Decomposing differences in labour force status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research Report, Melbourne.

15 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005, The Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, ABS Cat. No. 4704.0, Canberra.

16 Menzies School of Health Research 2012, Submission to the Australian Government for the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

17 The Lowitja Institute 2012, Submission to the Australian Government for the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.Top of page

18 Awofeso, N 2011, ‘Racism: a major impediment to optimal Indigenous health and health care in Australia’, Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 3.

19 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2010, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, ABS Cat. No. 4704.0, Canberra.

20 Participant, Australian Government development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan- Health Systems Thematic Roundtable, 18 March 2013, Canberra.

21 Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council 2012, op. cit.

22 Menzies School of Health Research 2012, Submission to the Australian Government for the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

23 Participant, Australian Government development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan - Mental Health Thematic Roundtable, 25 March 2013, Perth.

24 Social Health Reference Group 2004, A National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2004-2009, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council & National Mental Health Working Group, Canberra.

25 Social Health Reference Group 2004 in Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing 2013, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy, Canberra.

26 Council of Australian Governments 2012, The Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform 2012-22, Canberra.

27 Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council 2012, op. cit.

28 Council of Australian Governments 2012, op. cit.

29 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012, Suicides in Australia 2010, ABS Cat. No. 3309.0, Canberra

30 Council of Australian Governments 2012, op. cit.

31 Social Health Reference Group op. cit.Top of page

32 National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 2012, Submission to the Australian Government for the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

33 Hunt, J, Smith, D, Garling, S and Sanders, W, eds 2008, Contested governance: Culture, power and institutions in Indigenous Australia, ANU ePress, Canberra.

34 Mason, J 2012, Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs, Canberra.

35 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council, 2012, Second roundtable on the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan, Melbourne 21-22 May 2012.

36 Ibid.

37 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011, op. cit.

38 Vos, T, Barker, B, Stanley, L & Lopez, A 2007, The burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2003, School of Population Health University of Queensland, Brisbane.

39 Scelza, B 2012, Food scarcity, not economic constraint limits consumption in a rural and Aboriginal community, Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol 20, pp. 108-112.

40 Council of Australian Governments 2012, op. cit.

41 Sing, G & Hoy, W 2003, The association between birthweight and current blood pressure: a cross-sectional study in an Australian Aboriginal community, Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 10, No. 179, pp. 532–5.

42 Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council 2012, op. cit.

43 Australian Council for Educational Research, the Kulunga Research Network, and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Editors Purdie, N, Dudgeon, P, Walker, R 2010, Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Practice, Canberra.

44 Ibid.

45 Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2012, The ‘growing up’ of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: a literature review, Occasional Paper No. 15, Canberra.

46 France, K, Henley, N, Payne, J, D’Antoine, H, Bartu, A, O’Leary, C, Elliot, E & Bower, C 2010, Health professionals addressing alcohol use with pregnant women in Western Australia: barriers and strategies for communication, Substance Use&Misuse, vol.45, no.10, pp. 1474-90.

47 Participant, Australian Government development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan - Early Childhood Roundtable, 5 March 2013.

48 Participant, Australian Government development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan – Youth Consultation, Sydney, September 2012.

49 Participant, Australian Government development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan –Cairns Community Consultation, 5 December 2012.

50 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009, Australian hospital statistics 2007-08, Health services series no. 33, Cat. No. HSE 71, Canberra.

51 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011, Contribution of chronic disease to the gap in adult mortality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians, Cat. No. IHW48, Canberra.

52 Participant, Australian Government development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan -Brisbane Community Consultation, 4 December 2012.

53 Raphael , B, Swan, P & Martinek, N 1998, Intergenerational aspects of trauma for Australian Aboriginal people, International handbook of multigenerational legacies of trauma, pp. 327-39, Plenum Press , New York & Yehuda, R, Halligan,
SL & Grossman, R 2001, Childhood trauma and risk for PTSD: relationship to intergenerational effects of trauma, parental PTSD, and cortisol excretion, Development and Psychopathology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 733-53.

54 NATSIHEC.gov.au retrieved 7 June 2013

55 The National Aboriginal Health Strategy: an evaluation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, 1994, p3

56 Ibid., p3 and 11.

57 Wronski, I. & Smallwood, G. (eds.) (1991). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health goals and targets (interim), Department of Health: Canberra, p.5


Seminal Works

The following works, while not directly cited, have guided the development of this Health Plan.Top of page

Anderson, I, Cunningham T, Cotter, PR, Condon, JR, Barnes T, Smith, LR 2012, Do Indigenous Australians age prematurely? The implications of life expectancy and health conditions of older Indigenous people for health and aged care policy, Australian Health Review, Vol. 36 pp. 68-74.

Anderson, P & Wild, R 2007, Little Children are Sacred: Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse, Darwin, Northern Territory Government.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2010, The City and the Bush: Indigenous Wellbeing Across Remoteness Areas , ABS Cat. No. 41020.0, September 2010.

Biddle, N, Gray, M, Yap, M 2013, The geographic distribution of Indigenous disability, Sydney.

Calma, T & Gooda, M, The social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the human rights-based approach of the Close the Gap Campaign for Indigenous health equality, pp. 53-64.

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse 2013, Strategies and practices for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Canberra.

Couzos, S & Murray, R 1999, Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach, Oxford University Press.

Dockery, AM 2011, Traditional culture and the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians: an analysis of the 2008 NATSISS. CLMR Discussion Paper Series 2011/01, Centre for Labour Market Research, Curtin Business School, Curtin University.

Dwyer, J, O'Donnell, K, Lavoie, J, Marlina, U & Sullivan, P 2009, The Overburden Report: Contracting for Indigenous Health Services, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. Top of page

Eckermann, A, K, Dowd, T, Chong, E, Nixon, L & Gray, R 2010, Binan Goonj: bridging cultures in Aboriginal health, Churchill Livingstone.

Elliott, E, Latimer, J, Fitzpatrick, J, Oscar, J & Carter, M 2012, There's hope in the valley, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(3), pp 190-192.

Gallaher, G, J 2008, Getting under our skin: Self-reported experiences of racism and their effects on health for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Doctoral dissertation, Flinders University, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health.

Gooda, M, Calma, T, O’Mara, P, Onus, F, Dudgeon, P, Poelina, J, Goold, S, Mohamed, J, McMillan, F, Jeffries, S, Bourne, J, Bourke, C, Wilkes, E & Arabena, K 2012, The Right to Health: National Health Leadership Forum Position Paper, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Policy Paper.

Holland, C, Dudgeon, P, Milroy, H 2013, The mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities, Canberra, National Mental Health Commission

Lowry, D & Moskos, M, 2007, “Labour Force Participation as a Determinant of Indigenous Health” in Anderson I, Baum, F & Bentley, M (eds) 2007, Beyond Bandaids: Exploring the Underlying Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health, Papers from the Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health Workshop, Adelaide, July 2004. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin.

Mackean, T, Adams, M, Goold, S, Bourke, C, & Calma, T 2008, Partnerships in action: addressing the health challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 188(10), pp. 554.

Paradies, Y 2007, Exploring the health effects of racism for Indigenous people, Presented at the Rural Health Research Colloquium, Tamworth, NSW.

Silburn, S, R, Zubrick, S, R, Lawrence, D, M, Mitrou, G, DeMaio, J, A, Blair, E & Hayward, C 2006, The intergenerational effects of forced separation on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people, Family Matters, 75, pp. 10-17.

Turrell, G & Mathers, CD 2000, Socioeconomic status and health in Australia, The Medical Journal of Australia, 172(9): pp. 434–438.

Wenitong, M, Mokak, R, Councillor, H, Delaney-Thiele, D, Calma, T 2007, Rising to the Health Challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: What Will It Take?, Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 186(10), pp. 491-492.

Wilson, RD 1997, Bringing them home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children From Their Families. Top of page