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  • (2006) Baldry, Eileen; Green, Susan; Thorpe, Katrina
    Journal Article
    Urban Aboriginal communities were asked about their experiences of human services. The misuse of Aboriginal liaison staff, the attitudes of staff and policy-makers, the invisibility of Aboriginal clients, poor communication, lack of access to services, client rights and lack of integration were raised. Respect for Aboriginal persons' social citizenship is discussed.

  • (2008) Green, Sue; Baldry, Eileen
    Journal Article
    An Indigenous social work guided by Indigenous Australians' participation and experience that has, at its heart, human rights and social justice is in its infancy in Australia. The present paper continues a discussion on Indigenous Australian social work theory and practice developments being generated by those working in this field. Aspects of this “praxis” include recognition of the effects of invasion, colonialism, and paternalistic social policies upon social work practice with Indigenous communities; recognition of the importance of self-determination; contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues working in partnership; the impact of contemporary racist and neocolonialist values; and rethinking contemporary social work values and practices. There is discussion of appropriation and reinterpretation of social work concepts, incorporation of international and local Indigenous theory, and the framing of social work by Indigenous Australians' views and values

  • (2002) Baldry, Eileen; Green, Susan
    Journal Article

  • (2009) Keenan, Tessa
    Conference Paper
    This paper discusses the historical context of the NSW AECG and the NSW Aboriginal Education Policy, and emphasises the need for culturally inclusive policies and effective implementation strategies. It also highlights the relationship between Indigenous educational disadvantage and colonisation, demonstrating the need for dominant educational frameworks to be inclusive of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing.

  • (2009) Keenan, Tessa
    Journal Article
    This paper is a comparative analysis of colonisation and the indigenous peoples of Australia, Aoteatroa and Rapa Nui.

  • (2019) Coombs, David
    This thesis explores the critically important work of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in New South Wales, Australia. It works from the premise that ACCHS enable Aboriginal self-determination in health. It evaluates the policies and practices of government agencies and non-Indigenous health actors, assessing the degree to which they facilitate or constrain ACCHS in this task. A critical evaluation of the policy context in which ACCHS operate is provided, analysing the political intent and community impact of recent reforms. Making use of political economic theories of settler-colonial domination and neoliberal governance, and policy theories that explain how and why governments deploy symbols and moral language for political purposes, an original explanation of the neo-paternalist market-fundamentalist turn in Indigenous affairs policymaking is presented. Drawing on new evidence gathered through interviews with ACCHS CEOs and managers, the thesis presents an account of ACCHS’ unique role in the health system. It offers a nuanced explanation of First Nations peoples’ health inequities, constructed from interviewees’ theoretical insights and relevant scholarly literature. A key research output is the detailed description and modelling of the ACCHS holistic approach to Aboriginal healthcare. This expands our understanding of what ACCHS do, how they do it, and why it is effective. This examination of the ACCHS model of care is of relevance to all healthcare providers in Australia, as it provides practical examples of how to operationalise the social elements of primary healthcare, such as community participation in service design, and the development and delivery of culturally safe health promotion and education activities. This body of work also identifies and critically analyses the key policy challenges that impede the effective and efficient delivery of services by ACCHS in New South Wales. Key challenges identified include funding shortfalls and restrictions, and severe power imbalances between government actors and “mainstream” health actors, on one side, and ACCHS on the other. An extensive list of practicable policy solutions has been developed, making this thesis a valuable and viable source of guidance for policymakers and professionals working in Indigenous health service delivery.