On the contemporary position of the Indigenous peoples of Australia

Robertson, Boni, Demosthenous, Catherine M., Demosthenous, Hellene T., & Soole, David W. (2005) On the contemporary position of the Indigenous peoples of Australia. Electronic Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

This paper highlights the contemporary disadvantaged position of Indigenous peoples of Australia.∗ It discusses a number of data quality issues on Indigenous data, before examining Indigenous disadvantage across five key areas: (1) education; (2) employment; (3) housing and living conditions; (4) health and wellbeing; and (5) crime and justice. Given the call for all governments to implement a framework to overcome Indigenous disadvantage, we recommend that future research begin with an investigation of non-Indigenous attitudes towards, and knowledge of, the position of Indigenous peoples in Australia. This is essential towards developing an understanding of the general public’s current perceptions of Indigenous peoples’ position in Australia, particularly where the development of policies pertaining to Indigenous peoples requires cooperative action and the support of the broader Australian population.

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ID Code: 45947
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1198-3655
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2011 23:46
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2011 23:46

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