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released: 5 Dec 2016 author: AIHW

This report provides an overview of 10 national frameworks, both current and historical, that describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and/or services provided to them. Each framework is described according to a set of 8 topics: the reason for its development; its purpose; underpinning elements; reporting protocols; consultation processes; review processes; structure; and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles. The project was undertaken to inform the development of health frameworks by providing a summary of the topics and issues considered by existing frameworks and the processes involved in creating them.

ISBN 978-1-76054-055-5; Cat. no. IHW 172; 90pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verspages
    • Acknowledgments
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Terminology used in this report
    • 2 Scope and methodology
      • 2.1 Frameworks in scope
      • 2.2 Methodology
    • 3 Findings
      • 3.1 Why the frameworks were developed and by whom
      • 3.2 Underpinning principles and theories
      • 3.3 Protocols and practicalities associated with reporting
      • 3.4 Consultation
      • 3.5 Review
      • 3.6 Structure
      • 3.7 Inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
    • 4 Discussion
      • 4.1 Consultation
      • 4.2 Review
      • 4.3 Inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
      • 4.4 Insights from overseas
      • 4.5 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Framework summaries
    • Appendix B: Material out of scope
    • Appendix C: First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework
    • Appendix D: Māori Statistics Framework
    • Appendix E: Committees and groups referred tin this report
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. National frameworks about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cat. no. IHW 172. Canberra: AIHW.

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