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Background of issues faced. Kevin. Ctgc_ip12.pdf. ContentServer. Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples. Indigenous Viewer Advice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and voices of people who have passed away. The Speaker of the House (Hon Harry Jenkins MP): The Clerk. The Clerk: Government business notice number 1, Motion offering an apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples. The Speaker: Prime Minister.

Prime Minister (Hon Kevin Rudd MP): Mr Speaker, I move: That today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We reflect on their past mistreatment. We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations - this blemished chapter in our nation's history. The time has now come for the nation to turn a new page in Australia's history by righting the wrongs of the past and so moving forward with confidence to the future.

For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry. World Health Organization. Strategy to improve Aboriginal education - NSW Department of Education. A new strategy to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people will be delivered through 15 schools in some of NSW's most complex and disadvantaged communities. Connected Communities will allow the schools to become community hubs to deliver a range of services from birth, through school, to further training and employment.

Premier Barry O'Farrell said the initiative recognises one size doesn't fit all for Aboriginal education and that new approaches are needed. "It is appalling that only a third of Aboriginal children who start Year 7 currently complete high school," Mr O'Farrell said. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said schools will play a bigger role in the day-to-day life of local communities and be given unprecedented authority to tailor education to students' needs. "The principals in these schools will become the most highly paid in NSW.

Engaging the Aboriginal community with its local school is the most important of these and can be achieved by: J.1440-1584.2007.00869. Hunter symposium paper 26Jun08 4. Social exclusion. Bish's slide. Education image. Mental Health image. Social exlcusion image. Ctg-ip03.pdf. Simpson_Aeron_E7.pdf. Schools%20education%20and%20social%20exclusion_CASEpaper29.pdf.

Improving employment for aboriginals - Recherche Google. Aboriginal Health. More Aboriginal people live in NSW than in any other Australian state or territory and improving Aboriginal health is a key focus for the NSW health system. In 2011, an estimated 172,621 Aboriginal people were living in NSW, comprising 2.5% of the total population and 31.5% of the total Aboriginal population in Australia. [1] Relatively high numbers of Aboriginal people live in metropolitan Local Health Districts (LHDs), with over 90 per cent of Aboriginal people in NSW living in major cities or inner regional areas. While smaller numbers of Aboriginal people live in outer regional and remote areas, they represent a higher proportion of the population. The Aboriginal population of NSW is much younger than the non-Aboriginal population, with more than one in three Aboriginal people in NSW being less than 15 years of age, compared with one in five for the non-Aboriginal population.

NSW Health has also developed the Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Guidelines ( Checklist & Building an Indigenous Employment Strategy kit - APSC. Improving employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians is now a responsibility for all agencies across the Commonwealth public sector. The revised version of Building an Indigenous Employment Strategy–A Starter Kit for Commonwealth Agencies (the Kit) is now available. The Kit was first developed in 2008 to assist in the development of Indigenous Employment Strategies across the Australian Public Service (APS), and has now been expanded to assist all Commonwealth agencies. The Kit has been reviewed and updated by the Australian Public Service Commission in partnership with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Across the Commonwealth public sector, agencies are at different stages in addressing Indigenous employment issues. Why an Indigenous employment strategy? The Kit identifies three focus areas crucial to Indigenous Employment. These areas include: Workplace Environment Attraction and recruitment Retention Building an Indigenous Employment Strategy kit. At2 Indigenous Australian social exclusion draft#2. Improving the Educational Experiences of Aboriginal Children and Young People. The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey (WAACHS) was undertaken between 2000 and 2002 by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. The survey provides a knowledge base of the health, wellbeing and schooling of Western Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

In addition, survey data was linked to administrative health and school performance records. From this knowledge base, strategies can be devised to promote and maintain the healthy development of Aboriginal children and young people. Survey methodology and instrumentation were developed in consultation with Aboriginal leaders, key Aboriginal bodies (ATSIC, regional councils, the Aboriginal Council of Elders, the Aboriginal Justice Council and the Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector) and through extensive community consultations throughout the State. The transition to school Some face special challenges such as having English as a second or even third language. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health | RANZCP.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) recognises the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, and acknowledges their ongoing spiritual and cultural custodianship of their lands. The RANZCP also recognises the right for all Australians to experience good mental health, and seeks to redress the inequities in health experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through a variety of initiatives. This page brings together resources to support the work of health professionals in improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health issues.

Our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee It is committed to and passionate about improving access to effective mental health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or communities. ►Meet the committee members and find out more about their work Latest news ►Visit to Apunipima Cape York Resources.

Strategy to improve mental health outcomes for Aboriginal people. Mental health for Aboriginal people is a significant health concern in South Australia, particularly for those living in remote areas. A complex mix of personal, family and environmental factors, as well as the impact of cultural dislocation, has contributed to significant rates of mental illness amongst children, young people and adults. Other indicators of disadvantage, including domestic and sexual violence, compound this trauma. Grief and loss intensify lack of control over one’s life, which can lead to depression and substance abuse, amongst other illnesses. Aboriginal people over 18 years experience high/very high psychological distress at twice the rate of non-Aboriginal people.

The cost of mental ill health to society in general, and Aboriginal communities in particular, is extensive and includes family breakdown, reduced capacity for workforce participation, substance misuse, loss of ability for self-care, suicide, violence and offending behaviour. Actions Strategy partners. DownloadAsset. Ctgc_ip12.pdf. Education - Aboriginal Education Australia. Education is the greatest single weapon to overcome disadvantage and the impact of this denial of education affects me and other Indigenous people to this day.

—Yvonne Butler, Aboriginal woman [5] How the government cheats at educational targets Education is a key issue raised by many Aboriginal community leaders and parents. Australian state and territory governments are watched closely what they do and achieve in Aboriginal education. When the Northern Territory government set educational targets in a budget paper in May 2011 it grossly reduced minimum reading and writing standards for Aboriginal students compared to standards for non-Aboriginal students [18]. Aboriginal teachers Education has always been central to Indigenous economic, social and cultural development. Aboriginal children learn best and most efficiently when taught by a culturally-aware teacher, preferably an Aboriginal teacher [6]. But non-Aboriginal students could equally benefit from Aboriginal teachers.

Books. Social-inclusion-fact-sheet.pdf. Social exclusion and social inclusion: Resources for child and family services | Child Family Community Australia. CAFCA Resource Sheets are designed for practitioners and policy-makers who plan and/or deliver services to children and families in Australia, especially within disadvantaged communities. This Resource Sheet provides practitioners and policy-makers with information about social inclusion and social exclusion and how this impacts upon children and families in Australia.

It also provides links to further resources on the topics of social inclusion and social exclusion. The information in this Resource Sheet is organised according to the four social inclusion "domains" of opportunity, as outlined below. It provides statistics from the latest Australian Social Inclusion Board (2010) on How Australia is Faring, and points to further online resources which are freely available and relevant to the Australian child and family services context. What is social inclusion? What is social exclusion? Further resources Australia International Participating in society through employment Gateways Being heard.

ContentServer. Indigenous social exclusion : insights and challenges for the concept of social inclusion / Boyd Hunter.