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The Australian National University

Ian Anderson

Document: Discussion Paper

Performance indicators, which are simply variables that help to measure change, have been highly contentious in the area of Aboriginal health. This discussion paper focuses on the introduction of performance indicators for Aboriginal Health Services by the former Department of Aboriginal Affairs and subsequent attempts by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) to implement their collection.

Document: Discussion Paper

This paper examines relationships between institutional reform within Australian federalism and Aboriginal health, both historically and in prospect. It begins with a brief historical analysis of government involvement in the general health arena within Australian federalism. It then provides a more extended historical account of government involvement in Aboriginal health and the emergence in the last 25 years of a group of important non-government players, the Aboriginal community-controlled health services.

Document: Discussion Paper

The focus of the exploratory research detailed in this paper is on Indigenous participation in health sciences education and training. While there is evidence in recent years of increasing levels of participation in higher education in general by Indigenous students, until now it has been unclear to what degree that trend has carried over into the health fields.

Document: Discussion Paper

While there is evidence in recent years of increasing levels of participation in post-secondary education by Indigenous students, until now it has been unclear to what degree that trend has carried over into the health field. This paper reports the results of an exploratory study of recent (1994-97) Indigenous participation in health sciences education and training in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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