Earlier this year the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet released the Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s Report 2018 which outlines the progress made toward the seven closing the gap targets. The target to halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade (by 2018) is on track, as is the target to have 95 per cent of all Indigenous four-year-olds enrolled in early childhood education by 2025. The expansion of the Australian-Nurse Family Partnership Program is referenced in this report.
The Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s Report 2018 is available on the Closing the Gap website.
Australia’s Health 2018 is the 16th biennial report on the health of Australians, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The report profiles our health status and use of health services, and takes an in-depth look at topical health issues, including the contribution of risk factors to disease burden; how the health of the population is linked to the natural environment; and the factors contributing to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in our community. It also contains a breadth of information on the health — and health inequalities — experienced by some population groups, including Indigenous Australians.
This publication is available to read or download from the AIHW's Australia's health 2018 webpage. The AIHW also provides the Indigenous Observatory, a repository of information on the health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous-observatory/ .Read more
The ANFPP National Annual Data Report 2015-16 is now available and provides analysis and summary data from the ANFPP data collection system in Australia. The report is available in the Proven Results/Publications section of this website.Read more
This year the COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children released their final report which has been designed to inform the Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The report recommends a new approach to achieve lasting change in the area within the Australian context. The report includes a case study on ANFPP and how the program demonstrates the importance of building partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children – Final Report is available at: https://www.coag.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/COAGAdvisoryPanelonReducingViolenceagainstWomenandtheirChildren-FinalReport.pdf
The COAG 2016 national summit is being held in Brisbane, Australia on 27 and 28 October 2016 co-hosted by the Premier of Queensland, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, and the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. https://coagvawsummit.pmc.gov.au/Read more
Earlier this year the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet released the Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s Report 2016 which outlines the progress made toward the seven closing the gap targets. The target to halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade (by 2018) is on track. The Australian-Nurse Family Partnership Program was highlighted as contributing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health programmes.
The Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s Report 2016 is available at: http://closingthegap.dpmc.gov.au/assets/pdfs/closing_the_gap_report_2016.pdfRead more
The Nurse-Family Partnership provides an online News Centre, and also publishes a newsletter four times a year. You can subscribe to the newsletter here: https://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/about/newsletter/
They are very insightful and it is wonderful to see the great work that is happening across the world.Read more
MCaFHNA extends a warm invitation to you to attend the 7th Biennial Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses Australia conference to be held in Melbourne, Victoria on the 1st-3rd of June, 2017.
The conference promises to be a spectacular event and will be celebrating a “100 years” of Maternal & Child Health in Victoria and also in Tasmania. The 2017 conference will recognise amazing “Nursing” achievements of working with families to bring about improved health outcomes as well as looking to the future as we now continue to work with and embrace all families with whom we work across Australia.
The theme of the conference is “The Journey” reflecting on the challenges of the past and challenges of the future and how to seek a way forward. You will be issued with a MCaFHNa passport to assist you as you embark on your journey over the three days of the conference.
The Conference will be held at The Peninsula Centre, Docklands, Melbourne – an exciting 100 year building which will enable us to showcase our journeys…
Consider informing your MCaFHNA colleagues of the exciting programs running in your State or Territory and submit an abstract to the free papers sessions.
For more information regarding this conference please visit:http://www.mcafhna2017.com.au/Read more
Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) will be celebrated this year on Wednesday 7 September 2016. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation gifts new books and literacy resources to Indigenous kids and families in remote communities.
Why we do it
To level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life-long love of reading
Who we are
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation - we are a not-for-profit charity, funded entirely by donations. Licence Number CFN/21762
How can you help?
You can support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by donating funds or by conducting specific fundraising activities. For further information please view the web site https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/
2016 Theme: Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education
This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education.
The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which in Article 14 states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.”
The right of indigenous peoples to education is also protected by a number of other international human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
In spite of these instruments, the right to education has not been fully realized for most indigenous peoples, and a critical education gap exists between indigenous peoples and the general population.
Where data exist, they show consistent and persistent disparities between the indigenous and the non-indigenous population in terms of educational access, retention and achievement, in all regions of the world.
The education sector not only mirrors the historical abuses, discrimination and marginalization suffered by indigenous peoples, but also reflects their continued struggle for equality and respect for their rights as peoples and as individuals.
To read more please visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/Read more