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New report about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s experience of violence

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 February 2019 The extent of family and domestic violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has been revealed in a new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report using previously unpublished data from the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey.  ABS Director of the Centre of Excellence for Aboriginal and...

HIV incidence in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia

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The Lancet HIV: August 07, 2018 DOI: (18)30135-8 Ward, J ;McManus, H; McGregor, S;  et al. Methods Using the National HIV Registry at The Kirby Institute at UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, we collated and analysed annual HIV notification data for 1996–2015. Patients who were not born in Australia were excluded. We calculated the rates of HIV diagnoses with annual trends in notification rates for...

‘Changing the picture’ of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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Our Watch, July 18th 2018 Our Watch has today launched a resource aimed at tackling the horrific prevalence of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Changing the picture contains a set of clear actions that are needed to address the many drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and is aimed at encouraging, guiding and supporting a national...

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care (2018 Edition)

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Australian Government Department of Health, February 2018 Modules 1 and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines have now been combined and updated to form a single set of consolidated guidelines that were renamed Pregnancy Care Guidelines and publicly released in February 2018.  The Pregnancy Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based...

Breast cancer screening and cultural barriers: Why some women are missing early detection

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ABC, Saturday 3 January, 2018 Some women say it’s fate. Others believe in “God’s will”. Then there are those who simply feel uncomfortable talking about their breasts. When it comes to breast cancer screening in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD), there are varied and complex reasons that can hinder important messages about early detection. A recent...

Improving cultural understanding and engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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1800RESPECT, July 2017 This article is adapted from Craig Rigney’s Workers Webinar presentation, Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Contents: What is cultural understanding? Am I using a cultural lens? Engagement strategies What is family or lateral violence? Next steps Further reading and related tools: Read more of...

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