Key policy documents


The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Evaluation Framework guides evaluations conducted by the Indigenous Affairs Group (IAG) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). The IAS Evaluation Framework […]

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The Aboriginal Justice Agreement gives formal recognition to the real and honest partnership between the Attorney General and the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council in working to reduce Aboriginal peoples involvement […]

Publishers: NSW Police

The Aboriginal Strategic Direction 2012-2017 is the overarching policy document developed to guide the NSW Police Force in its management of Aboriginal issues. It supersedes the Aboriginal Strategic Direction 2007-2011. […]

Authors: ACT Government

This report highlights the ACT’s progress on Closing the Gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. It has been long recognised that the Council of Australian Governments’ initiative to […]

Authors: Putt, Judy

There have been recent attempts to improve research practice involving Indigenous people in Australia and internationally by providing funding for Indigenous-specific research institutes, dedicated funding for Indigenous academics and research […]

This report marks the twentieth anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) and thus, 20 years of monitoring deaths in custody by the Australian Institute of […]

Twenty years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody the report by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs focuses on prevention and early intervention […]

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the Indigenous Justice Agreements (IJAs) introduced by Australian states and territories, and examines whether strategic planning on Indigenous justice issues is improving […]

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On 20 March 2013 the Committee adopted an inquiry into the issues surrounding cyber-safety for Indigenous Australians. This inquiry followed the Committee’s previous inquiries into Cyber-Safety and the Young and […]

The suicide rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the period 2001-2010 were twice that of non-Indigenous Australians (ABS, 2012). The high rates of suicide among Aboriginal and […]