Publications

As part of the consultation process for the Victorian Government’s Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme, a series of co-designed workshops occurred across Victoria in early 2021. Karabena Consulting was one of the three Indigenous-led consulting teams engaged by the Stolen Generations Reparations Steering Committee to undertake these consultations. This report summarises the key themes and aspirations that emerged from the workshops, and puts forward key recommendations for the Committee to consider as it oversees the design of a Reparations Model for Victoria’s Stolen Generations.

This Guide provides evidence for use in the design and delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Leadership and Coaching Programs (hereafter Women’s Leadership and Coaching Programs).

The purpose of the Guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment. It will also assist us in formulating topics and lists of guest speakers for a community of practice in which our women can continue their leadership growth and opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a holistic conception of physical and mental health and wellbeing that is underpinned by core cultural values and perspectives, healing practices and traditions designed to strengthen collective identities and cultural continuity. These conceptions encompass factors that promote resilience, foster a sense of identity and support the health and wellbeing aspirations of individuals, families and communities. These are known as cultural determinants of health. This Guide attempts to describe, by focusing on six domains, how to implement what is commonly understood to be contemporary cultural determinants of health. These have relevance not only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but for all Australians interested in achieving health outcomes and linking these achievements to healthy natural environment.

This report is part of the Australian Government’s Connecting to Country: An Australian Indigenous Metagenomics Strategy project, and presents the environmental scan and gap analysis components of the project. Its purpose is to assist the Indigenous Australian Genomics Committee (the Committee) of the Commonwealth Department of Health in identifying current research, clinical services and consumer engagement activities in the genomics field that are of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Reimagining Indigenous Housing, Health and Wealth: The Necessary Ecological Response to Unlock the Potential in the Indigenous Estate – proposes an ecological approach to realising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ aspirations for a high standard of health and housing, and of personal and collective wealth. In doing so, it not only recognises that improvements in these areas – health, housing and wealth – can be powerful agents of population-level betterment, but that they are inextricably part of a larger ecology. As such, the report proposes that simultaneous improvements in all three areas must be the goal of those seeking sustainable change for the better.

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is the organisation responsible for training emergency physicians and advancing professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand. ACEM’s vision is that the provision of culturally safe and quality acute health care in Australian hospital EDs is vital to true reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To achieve this vision, ACEM commissioned a research report into cultural safety in ED settings from the perspectives of both service users and emergency service providers.