NAIDOC Week 2017 – Our Languages Matter: Spotlight Information and Resources
11, July, 2017
11 June 2017
This year to celebrate NAIDOC week 2017 – Our Languages Matter the staff at Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) researched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages of Queensland – those still being used and those that have been lost. This was done to get a better understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as this nation’s first people.
QCOSS have shared their research by saying hello, good day and welcome in the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages of Queensland in a recording.
QCOSS acknowledges that they have not been able to cover them all and may not have perfect pronunciation but please take this in the manner in which it is offered as an exploration and a way to get closer to understanding the first languages of Queensland.
Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy Timeline: Spotlight Information and Resources
8, July, 2017
11 June 2017
The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) has developed an alcohol and other drugs (AOD) policy timeline designed to inform and educate the sector. The policy timeline provides an interactive way to learn about the history of AOD policies in Australia.
Users can use a simple drop down feature to view more information.
The AOD policy timeline provides a snap shot of policy in the sector and then allows for more detailed information for each listing and access to the report from the Knowledge Centre bibliography.
The eBook has been created for Apple devices such as iPads, iPhones, laptops and desktop computers. It is free to download from iTunes and via the AODKC
Users can read it, listen to it, make notes and copy/paste content. Embedded in the eBook are short films and links to the original source of references. Once downloaded, the eBook can be accessed and used multiple times in any way that the user determines. In addition, you can also access from the AODKC site, a short an animated infographic of the eBook which provides another learning opportunity.
Illicit drug use is an issue of concern to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians. The purpose of the review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of key information for people involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia.
*Information sourced from Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and AODKC.
Report of the Disability Housing Futures Working Group: Stage 1, 2017: Spotlight Information and Resources
13, June, 2017
13 June 2017
The Disability Housing Futures Working Group has released its latest report, People with Disability Living in Inadequate Housing: Prevalence, Trends, and Health and Workforce Participation Outcomes for stage 1, 2017.
This report analyses trends from the Housing, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to create a national picture of the unmet housing need experienced by people with disability. Importantly, this analysis demonstrates both the rise of inadequate housing for people with disability and its impact on their health and workforce participation.
List of Independent Patient Rights Advisors: Spotlight Information and Resources Issue 12
22, May, 2017
The Mental Health and Other Drugs Branch of the Department of Health has developed a list of Independent Patient Rights Advisors (IPRA) within the Hospital and Heath Services. This list is current as of May 2017.
National Social Housing Survey: Summary of National Results 2016: Spotlight News Issue 11
9, May, 2017
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the summary of national results for the 2016 National Social Housing Survey (NSHS). The NSHS sampled tenants in public housing, community housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) between April and June 2016.
The results revealed that:
around 1 in 3 social housing households included at least 1 member with disability
all social housing programs used health and medical services most frequently, followed by mental health services.
Refugee Health Network of Queensland, which aims to ‘be a mechanism to build capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors’ has also been launched. To find out more about the network, visit the Refugee Health Network of Queensland website.