Welcome to Community Door's resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Across key social and economic indicators Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland consistently experience the highest level of disadvantage. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are over-represented in the justice and child protection systems, they experience lower educational and training attainment, have lower incomes and higher unemployment rates, and experience a higher burden of poor health and injury across all of the life-stages.

Find more information on mental health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This section of Community Door provides access to organisations working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander space, along with useful information and resources.

Housing reforms in remote Indigenous communities have resulted in a variety of tenancy management arrangements involving state, community and private housing sectors. This project identified different models of tenancy management, considered their housing outcomes, and shared the policy and...
Andrew Forrest’s final report in the review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes has been published. The report places emphasis on early learning and highlights the importance of early childhood intervention, education and care in determining long-term educational and employment...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided the first in a series of publications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. In this publication you can access TableBuilder , an online tool that allows you to create tables and graphs from the survey data
University of Melbourne researchers have found that Indigenous school attendance improved when there was a threat that the Federal Government would cut welfare payments if children didn’t go to school. However, when it became apparent that ceasing welfare payments would not occur, school attendance...
The National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University has published a report titled Drinking in the suburbs: The experiences of Aboriginal young people. The report came about as Perth-based Aboriginal organisation Maamba expressed concern about their young people consuming alcohol and getting...
Cairns-based youth service YETI (Youth Empowered Towards Independence) has published a research report titled Dignity, Diversion, Hope and Hope: A review of interventions for volatile substance misuse in regional North Queensland. This research report involved interviews with youth and AOD workers...
The 2012-13 edition of Child Protection Australia report was released on 25 July 2014. The report describes child protection order, out-of-home care, intensive family support and carer data. Previously unreported analyses were possible, such as the number of substantiations per child, co-occurring...
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) hosted a morning tea where they had the privilege to listen to the stories of two elders: George Bostock, a Bundjalung man who is a 4RAR Veteran of the Borneo and Vietnam wars, and George Wano, a Meriam man whose grandfather...
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care has been developing a website to support carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and ultimately to ensure that culture is central in the care and nurturing of our children. It is an interactive online resource providing...

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