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Our core funding only enables us to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health nationally, and does not allow us to comprehensively consolidate this information at state, territory or regional level. Information relating to Indigenous health in Queensland has been collected as a part of our national focus.


Cleland G, Leung C, Wan Sai Cheong J, Francis J, Heney C, Nourse C (2018)

Paediatric invasive Haemophilus influenzae in Queensland, Australia, 2002-2011: young Indigenous children remain at highest risk.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 54(1): 36-41

Hall KK, Chang AB, Anderson J, Arnold D, Otim Ml, O'Grady KF (2018)

Health service utilisation amongst urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged younger than 5 years registered with a primary health-care service in South-East Queensland.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(

Tam L, Garvey G, Meiklejohn J, Martin J, Adams J, Walpole E, Fay M, Valery P (2018)

Exploring positive survivorship experiences of Indigenous Australian cancer patients.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 15(1): 135(1-12)


Agarwal MM (2017)

Mortality in Indigenous populations of Australia: an ounce of action trounces a pound of theory.

Journal of Diabetes and its Complications; In press(

Bernardes CM, Martin J, Cole P, Kitchener T, Cowburn G, Garvey G, Walpole E, Valery PC (2017)

Lessons learned from a pilot study of an Indigenous patient navigator intervention in Queensland, Australia.

European Journal of Cancer Care; Early view(

Bombara C, Dürr S, Gongora J, Ward MP (2017)

Roaming of dogs in remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia and potential interaction between community and wild dogs.

Australian Veterinary Journal; 95(6): 182-188

Cadet-James Y, James RA, McGinty S, McGregor R (2017)

Gugu Badhun: people of the Valley of Lagoons.

Canberra: AIATSIS Research Publications

Carlisle K, Larkins S, Croker F (2017)

Disparities in dental health of rural Australians: hospitalisation rates and utilisation of public dental services in three communities in North Queensland.

Rural and Remote Health; 17: 3807

Retrieved 11 January 2017 from

Clough AR, Margolis SA, Miller A, Shakeshaft A, Doran CM, McDermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Ypinazar V, Martin D, Robertson JA, Fitts MS, Bird K, Honorato B, Towle S, West C (2017)

Alcohol management plans in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australian communities in Queensland: community residents have experienced favourable impacts but also suffered unfavourable ones.

BMC Public Health; 17: 55

Retrieved 10 January 2017 from

de Witt A, Cunningham FC, Bailie R, Bernardes CM, Matthews V, Arley B, Meiklejohn JA, Garvey G, Adams J, Martin JH, Walpole ET, Williamson D, Valery PC (2017)

Identification of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients in the primary health care setting.

Frontiers in Public Health; 5: 199

Retrieved 7 August 2017 from

Department of Housing and Public Works (2017)

Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Donnan EJ, Coulter C, Simpson G, Clark J, Nourse C (2017)

Paediatric tuberculosis in Queensland, Australia: overrepresentation of cross-border and Indigenous children.

International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 21(3): 263-269

Family Matters, Queensland Supporting Families Changing Futures (2017)

Our Way: a generational strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families: 2017-2037.

Brisbane: Supporting Families Changing Futures, Queensland

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Lennon AJ, Clough AR (2017)

The characteristics of young Indigenous drink drivers in Queensland, Australia.

Traffic Injury Prevention; 18(3): 237-243

Green D, Sullivan M, Cooper N, Dean A, Marquez C (2017)

A pilot study of children's blood lead levels in Mount Isa, Queensland.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(12): 1567

Retrieved 13 December 2017 from

Greenwood AM, Gunnarsson R, Neuen BL, Oliver K, Green SJ, Baer RA (2017)

Clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in far north Queensland Australian adults.

Nephrology; 22(7): 520-530

Hall KK, Chang AB, Anderson J, Dunbar M, Arnold D, O'Grady KF (2017)

Characteristics and respiratory risk profile of children aged less than 5 years presenting to an urban, Aboriginal-friendly, comprehensive primary health practice in Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 53(7): 636-643

Haran S, Crane N, Kazi S, Axford-Haines L, White A (2017)

Effect of secondary penicillin prophylaxis on valvular changes in patients with rheumatic heart disease in Far North Queensland.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early View( 1-7

Hare KM, Pizzutto SJ, Chang AB, Smith-Vaughan HC, McCallum GB, Beissbarth J, Versteegh L, Grimwood K (2017)

Defining lower airway bacterial infection in children with chronic endobronchial disorders.

Pediatric Pulmonology; Early view(

Hickey SD, Maidment S, Heinemann KM, Roe YL, Kildea SV (2017)

Participatory action research opens doors: mentoring Indigenous researchers to improve midwifery in urban Australia.

Women and Birth; In press(

Hogg S, Roe Y, Mills R (2017)

Implementing evidence-based continuous quality improvement strategies in an urban Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in South East Queensland: a best practice implementation pilot.

JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports; 15(1): 178-187

Hua X, McDermott R, Lung T, Wenitong M, Tran-Duy A, Li M, Clarke P (2017)

Validation and recalibration of the Framingham cardiovascular disease risk models in an Australian Indigenous cohort.

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology; Online First( 1-10

Hurren E, Stewart A, Dennison S (2017)

Transitions and turning points revisited: a replication to explore child maltreatment and youth offending links within and across Australian cohorts.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 65: 24-36

Jacups SP, Newman D, Dean D, Richards A, McConnon KM (2017)

An innovative approach to improve ear, nose and throat surgical access for remote living Cape York Indigenous children.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 100: 225-231

Kildea S, Hickey S, Nelson C, Currie J, Carson A, Reynolds M, Wilson K, Kruske S, Passey M, Roe Y, West R, Clifford A, Kosiak M, Watego S, Tracy S (2017)

Birthing on Country (in Our Community): a case study of engaging stakeholders and developing a best-practice Indigenous maternity service in an urban setting.

Australian Health Review; Online Early( 1-9

Lakhan P, Askew D, Harris MF, Kirk C, Hayman N (2017)

Understanding health talk in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(

Li M, McDermott R (2017)

Elevated fasting glucose and albuminuria may be a marker for all-cause mortality in Indigenous adults in North Queensland - a follow up study, 1998–2006.

Journal of Diabetes and its Complications; In press(

Marchetti E (2017)

Indigenous sentencing courts in Australia.

In: Deckert A, Sarre R, eds. The Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 379-391

Mbuzi V, Fulbrook P, Jessup M (2017)

Indigenous cardiac patients' and relatives' experiences of hospitalisation: a narrative inquiry.

Journal of Clinical Nursing; 26(23-24): 5052-5064

McHugh L, Viney KA, Andrews RM, Lambert SB (2017)

Pertussis epidemiology prior to the introduction of a maternal vaccination program, Queensland Australia.

Epidemiology and Infection; First view(

Meiklejohn JA, Garvey G, Bailie R, Walpole E, Adams J, Williamson D, Martin J, Bernardes CM, Arley B, Marcusson B, Valery PC (2017)

Follow-up cancer care: perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors.

Supportive Care in Cancer; First online(

Mirzaee S, Corpus R (2017)

Facilitators and barriers in implementation of chest pain pathway for Indigenous Australians.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 26(Supplement 2): S331

Pearce DC, McCaw JM, McVernon J, Mathews JD (2017)

Influenza as a trigger for cardiovascular disease: an investigation of serotype, subtype and geographic location.

Environmental Research; 156: 688-696

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (2017)

QATSICPP annual report 2015-2016.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

Robertson JA, Fitts MS, Clough AR (2017)

Unintended impacts of alcohol restrictions on alcohol and other drug use in Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia).

International Journal of Drug Policy; 41: 34-40

Ryan L, Debenham J, Brown M, Pascoe W (2017)

Colonial frontier massacres in Eastern Australia 1788-1872.

Retrieved 2017 from

Schluter PJ, Askew DA, Spurling GK, Lee M, Hayman N (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander oral health and its impact among adults: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Dental Journal; 62(1): 84-94

Schmidt B, Watt K, McDermott R, Mills J (2017)

Assessing the link between implementation fidelity and health outcomes for a trial of intensive case management by community health workers: a mixed methods study protocol.

BMC Health Services Research; 17: 490

Retrieved 17 July 2017 from

Stuart J, Hoang H, Crocombe L, Barnett T (2017)

Relationships between dental personnel and non-dental primary health care providers in rural and remote Queensland, Australia: dental perspectives.

BMC Oral Health; 17: 99

Retrieved 19 June 2017 from

Usher K, Woods C, Lynch P, Pointing SB, Budden L, Barker R, Catchpoole J, Clough A (2017)

Is population flow an unintended consequence of alcohol management plans?.

Journal of Clinical Nursing; 26(5-6): 668-677

Wenitong M (2017)

Health and cultural competence – remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Paper presented at the 14th National Rural Health Conference. 26-29 April 2017, Cairns

Whop LJ, Baade PD, Brotherton JM, Canfell K, Cunningham J, Gertig D, Lokuge K, Garvey G, Moore SP, Diaz A, O'Connell DL, Valery P, Roder DM, Condon JR (2017)

Time to clinical investigation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queensland women after a high grade abnormal Pap smear, 2000-2009.

Medical Journal of Australia; 206(2): 73-77


Amnesty International Australia (2016)

'Heads held high': keeping Queensland kids out of detention, strong in culture and community.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Askew DA, Togni SJ, Schluter PJ, Rogers L, Egert S, Potter N, Hayman NE, Cass A, Brown AD (2016)

Investigating the feasibility, acceptability and appropriateness of outreach case management in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care service: a mixed methods exploratory study.

BMC Health Services Research; 16: 178

Retrieved 13 May 2016 from

Baade PD, Dasgupta P, Dickman PW, Cramb S, Williamson JD, Condon JR, Garvey G (2016)

Quantifying the changes in survival inequality for Indigenous people diagnosed with cancer in Queensland, Australia.

Cancer Epidemiology; 43(In Progress): 1-8

Bilic S, Blomberg I, Burry K, Chong E, Yeung E, Ariyawardana A (2016)

Oral-health-related quality of life of dental patients: a hospital based study in far north Queensland, Australia.

Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry; Early view(

Bird K, Fitts MS, Clough AR (2016)

Alcohol management plans in Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia) may have unintended implications for the care of children.

Health & Justice; 4: 8

Retrieved 18 July 2016 from

Blake TL, Chang AB, Petsky HL, Rodwell LT, Brown MG, Hill DC, Thompson B, McElrea MS (2016)

Spirometry reference values in Indigenous Australians: a systematic review.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(1): 35-40

Bodapati SN, Gunnarsson R, McBride William J, Stone R, Sutcliffe S (2016)

Chest pain risk assessment in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using HEART Score.

Emergency Medicine Australasia; Early view(

Caffery L, Bradford N, Meurer M, Smith A (2016)

Association between patient age, geographical location, Indigenous status and hospitalisation for oral and dental conditions in Queensland, Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online Early( 1-7

Carpenter B, Bond C, Tait G, Wilson M, White K (2016)

Who leaves suicide notes? An exploration of victim characteristics and suicide method of completed suicides in Queensland.

Archives of Suicide Research; Latest articles(

Clough AR, Margolis SA, Miller A, Shakeshaft A, Doran CM, Mcdermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Towle S, Martin D, Ypinazar V, Robertson JA, Fitts MS, Bird K, Honorato B, West C (2016)

Alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities: a qualitative study of the perceptions of their effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community leaders in Queensland (Australia).

International Journal of Drug Policy; 36: 67-75

Deadly Ears Program (2016)

Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures: Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child ear and hearing health framework 2016-2026.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

This ten-year framework outlines a commitment to prevent and manage the impacts of middle ear disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Queensland through the combined efforts of the health, early childhood and education sectors.

It addresses three priorities:

  • health promotion and disease prevention
  • primary healthcare
  • early intervention.

The framework includes a ten-year implementation plan that has been developed and endorsed by the Queensland Government, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health sector and other government and non-government agencies. Key features of the implementation plan include:

  • 36 actions related to health promotion and prevention, service improvements, workforce development and data collection and research
  • 8 performance targets to track progress until 2026.

Each year an annual action plan will be released outlining the specific activities service providers and partners will undertake. Progress will be monitored and published annually, and a multi-sector steering committee will be responsible for implementing the framework.

Abstract adapted from Deadly Ears

Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services (2016)

Towards a Queensland action plan for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Dost F, Do L, Farah CS (2016)

Knowledge of oral cancer risk factors amongst high risk Australians: findings from the “LESIONS” program.

Australian Dental Journal; 61(4): 432-439

Duckett S, Griffiths K (2016)

Perils of place: identifying hotspots of health inequalities.

Melbourne: Grattan Institute.

This report identifies geographic locations of health inequalities and provides recommendations on how to address them. Topics covered by the report include; definition of health inequalities, potentially preventable hospitalisations, methodology for identifying geographic locations of inequalities, proposed options for addressing these inequalities and recommendations for further work.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Fischer K (2016)

High school outreach in remote northwest Queensland.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

This report was produced as part of the Science and Youth Minds: Youth Engagement in Skin Health project, which aimed to inspire young aspiring scientists and medical professionals by promoting the importance of medical research and health-related professions in an integrated school education and capacity building program.

Focusing on skin health, the project included the development and delivery of science workshops to senior high school students in remote areas of Queensland (Qld) during 2014 and 2015.

The report provides information about the project, and highlights:

  • remote engagement
  • health science workshops at remote schools
  • QIMR Berghofer laboratory work experience
  • benefits and outcomes
  • conclusions and recommendations.

The project was a collaboration between the Lowitja Institute and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Fitts MS, Palk GR (2016)

‘Hero to Healing’ drink driving program for Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 27(1): 74-79

Fredericks B, Daniels C, Kinnear S, Mann J, CroftWarcon P (2016)

Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, experiences and perceptions of chronic health conditions in the greater Rockhampton region.

Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University

This report focuses on a research project regarding the experiences and perceptions of chronic conditions impacting on the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community within the Greater Rockhampton region of Queensland. The aim was to provide a 'voice' to those people with lived experience of chronic conditions and those who care for them, as well as other people in the community. The topics covered by this report include:

  • information about the region in which the research was completed
  • introduction - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and chronic health conditions
  • methodology - research questions and data collection
  • key findings
  • discussion.

Abstract adapted from authors

Garvey G, Cunningham J, He V, Janda M, Baade P, Sabesan S, Martin JH, Fay M, Adams J, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Valery PC (2016)

Health-related quality of life among Indigenous Australians diagnosed with cancer.

Quality of Life Research; First online(

Gilhotra RA, Rodrigues BT, Vangaveti VN, Kan G, Porter D, Sangla KS, Malabu UH (2016)

Non-traumatic lower limb amputation in patients with end-stage renal failure on dialysis: an Australian perspective.

Renal Failure; Latest articles( 1-9

Harriss LR, Thompson F, Dey A, Mills J, Watt K, McDermott R (2016)

When chronic conditions become emergencies - a report from regional Queensland.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view(

Heffernan E (2016)

The mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Hendrickx D, Stephen A, Lehmann D, Silva D, Boelaert M, Carapetis J, Walker R (2016)

A systematic review of the evidence that swimming pools improve health and wellbeing in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(1): 30-36

Hopkins S, Sampson GP, Hendicott P, Wood JM (2016)

A visual profile of Queensland Indigenous children.

Optometry and Vision Science; Published Ahead of Print(

Hudson EG, Dhand N, Dürr S, Ward MP (2016)

A survey of dog owners in remote northern Australian Indigenous communities to inform rabies incursion planning.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 10(4): e0004649

Retrieved 26 April 2016 from

Kinchin I, Jacups S, Hunter G, Rogerson B (2016)

Economic evaluation of 'Return to Country': a remote Australian initiative to address Indigenous homelessness.

Evaluation and Program Planning; 56: 69–75

Li M, McDermott R (2016)

High absolute risk of severe infections among Indigenous adults in rural northern Australia is amplified by diabetes– a 7 year follow up study.

Journal of Diabetes and its Complications; In press(

MartinD (2016)

Building Aboriginal resilience for adapting to disruptive social transformation: the potential role of working on country programs.

Paper presented at the CAEPR Seminar Series. 11 May 2016, Canberra

Onnis LL (2016)

What is a sustainable remote health workforce? People, practice and place.

Rural and Remote Health; 16: 3806

Retrieved 14 August 2016 from

Page BJ, Bowman RV, Yang IA, Fong KM (2016)

A survey of lung cancer in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland: health views that impact on early diagnosis and treatment.

Internal Medicine Journal; 46(2): 171-176

Pateman K, Ford P, Fitzgerald L, Mutch A, Yuke K, Bonevski B, Gartner C (2016)

Stuck in the catch 22: attitudes towards smoking cessation among populations vulnerable to social disadvantage.

Addiction; 111(6): 1048-1056

Queensland Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services (2016)

Supporting Families Changing Futures: advancing Queensland’s child protection and family support reforms.

Brisbane: Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Queensland Health, Department of Education and Training (2016)

Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures: 2016-2017 action plan.

Brisbane: Queensland Health and Department of Education and Training

Queensland Suicide Prevention Health Taskforce (2016)

Suicide Prevention Health Taskforce: phase 1 action plan.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Sharma DK, Vangaveti VN, Larkins S (2016)

Geographical access to radiation therapy in North Queensland: a retrospective analysis of patient travel to radiation therapy before and after the opening of an additional radiotherapy facility.

Rural and Remote Health; 16: 3640

Retrieved 10 March 2016 from

Smirnov A, Kemp R, Ward J, Henderson S, Williams S, Dev A, Najman JM (2016)

Patterns of drug dependence in a Queensland (Australia) sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early view(

Starmer G, Schrale R (2016)

Heart of the tropics: delivering evidence-based care for acute coronary syndromes in northern Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 16: 3938

Retrieved 10 November 2016 from

Sun J, Buys N (2016)

Addressing the health needs of Indigenous Australians through creative engagement: a case study.

In: Clift S, Camic PM, eds. Oxford textbook of creative arts, health, and wellbeing: international perspectives on practice, policy and research. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press: 145-150

This book chapter presents the results of a case study on the association between the benefits of community singing and resilience, and the prevention of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The results were based on survey assessments and the health records of the participants.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Tan JY, Otty ZA, Vangaveti VN, Buttner P, Varma SC, Joshi AJ, Kelly J, Collins M, Sabesan SS (2016)

A prospective comparison of times to presentation and treatment of regional and remote head and neck patients in North Queensland, Australia.

Internal Medicine Journal; 46(8): 917-924

Watt BD, O'Leary J, O'Toole S (2016)

Juvenile fitness for trial: lawyer and youth justice officer professional survey.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; Latest articles(

Whop LJ, Baade P, Garvey G, Cunningham J, Brotherton JM, Lokuge K, Valery PC, O'Connell DL, Canfell K, Diaz A, Roder D, Gertig DM, Moore SP, Condon JR (2016)

Cervical abnormalities are more common among Indigenous than other Australian women: a retrospective record-linkage study, 2000–2011.

PLOS ONE; 11(4): e0150473

Retrieved 11 April 2016 from

Whop LJ, Bernardes CM, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Darshan D, Chetty N, Moore SP, Garvey G, Walpole E, Baade P, Valery PC (2016)

Indigenous Australians with non-small cell lung cancer or cervical cancer receive suboptimal treatment.

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology; Early view(

Whop LJ, Diaz A, Baade P, Garvey G, Cunningham J, Brotherton JM, Canfell K, Valery PC, O'Connell DL, Taylor C, Moore SP, Condon JR (2016)

Using probabilistic record linkage methods to identify Australian Indigenous women on the Queensland Pap Smear Register: the National Indigenous Cervical Screening Project.

BMJ Open; 6(2): e009540

Retrieved 12 February 2016 from

Whop LJ, Garvey G, Baade P, Cunningham J, Lokuge K, Brotherton JML, Valery PC, O'Connell DL, Canfell K, Diaz A, Roder D, Gertig D, Moore SP, Condon JR (2016)

The first comprehensive report on Indigenous Australian women's inequalities in cervical screening: a retrospective registry cohort study in Queensland, Australia (2000-2011).

Cancer; Early view(

Youl PH, Aitken JF, Turrell G, Chambers SK, Dunn J, Pyke C, Baade PD (2016)

The impact of rurality and disadvantage on the diagnostic interval for breast cancer in a large population-based study of 3202 women in Queensland, Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 13(11): 1156

Retrieved 19 November 2016 from


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Branch Queensland Health (2015)

Sad news, sorry business: guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

This document provides general guidance for carers of Indigenous Australian people faced with death.
The guidelines take into account that for many Indigenous people, the times before death, of death and following death, are subject to a number of customary practices.

The first part of these guidelines covers cultural competence for health workers, including verbal and body language, building rapport, and the roles of Indigenous hospital liaison officers and Indigenous health workers.

The second part of these guidelines covers caring for Indigenous patients and their families during the patient's final stages of life. Topics are:

  • diagnosis and information
  • the gathering: preparation for death
  • time of death
  • sad news, sorry business: time after death
  • postponing the burial
  • financial barriers
  • traumatic or sudden death
  • open disclosure
  • coronial investigations
  • resource list.

The guidelines are intended for Queensland Health staff, but may be a useful resource for workers in other parts of Australia. The guidelines acknowledge that customary practices about death vary for different groups of Indigenous people, and that any document can provide general guidance only.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Adams J, Valery PC, Sibbritt D, Bernardes CM, Broom A, Garvey G (2015)

Use of traditional Indigenous medicine and complementary medicine among Indigenous cancer patients in Queensland, Australia.

Integrative Cancer Therapies; OnlineFirst(

Allard T, Rayment-McHugh S, Adams D, Smallbone S, McKillop N (2015)

Responding to youth sexual offending: a field-based practice model that 'closes the gap' on sexual recidivism among Indigenous and non-Indigenous males.

Journal of Sexual Aggression; Latest articles(

Anderson M (2015)

Assessing the social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: fatal burden of disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents estimates of fatal burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for 2010 produced as part of the Indigenous component of the Australian burden of disease study.

Fatal burden is measured in years of life lost, which is the sum of the number of years of life lost due to premature death from disease and injury. Fatal burden estimates presented in this report are described for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for broad disease groups, by age and sex. Estimates of the 'gap' in fatal burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported, together with selected sub-national estimates (selected states and territories, remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage).

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will release a more comprehensive report on the burden of disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2016. It will update and extend this report with 2011 estimates of fatal and non-fatal burden for more specific causes, as well as the burden attributable to selected risk factors.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Barrett E, Parker L, O'Neill C, Campion M, Newman J, Bagnulo S, Masset A (2015)

A nurse practitioner led colposcopy service for rural Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Binge L (2015)

PEACH adaption project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families: final report (phase 1).

Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology

This report outlines the findings of the Parenting and Eating for Child Health Program (PEACH) phase one review conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's School of Exercise and Nutrition Services.

This report describes processes used to engage peak Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, the outcomes of consultations and a set of recommendations for increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the PEACH Program.

The key findings of this project are informed by three sources, the literature, project steering committee consultations and interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who have participated in the mainstream PEACH Program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Blake M, Colquist S, Dunn N, Harden H (2015)

Queensland Cancer quality index: indicators of safe, quality cancer care: cancer surgery in public and private hospitals 2001-2010.

Brisbane: Queensland Cancer Control Analysis Team

Brodribb W, Miller Y (2015)

Which mothers receive a post partum home visit in Queensland, Australia? A cross-sectional retrospective study.

Australian Health Review; 39(3): 337-343

Cartwright C, Shaw K, Arunachalam I (2015)

Using telehealth with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural communities.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Clark PJ, Stuart KA, Leggett BA, Crawford DH, Boyd P, Fawcett J, Whiteman DC, Baade PD (2015)

Remoteness, race and social disadvantage: disparities in hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and survival in Queensland, Australia.

Liver International; 35(12): 2584-2594

Clough A, Robertson J, Fitts M, Lawson K, Bird K, Hunter E, Gynther B, Obrecht K (2015)

Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in northern and north-east Queensland: an environmental scan.

Cairns: James Cook University

This paper draws together current research relating to the impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol use in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern and northeast Queensland. It aims to address the following questions:

  • What evidence is there that meth/amphetamine, in particular crystal meth/amphetamine ('ice'), is being used in these communities?
  • What are the behaviours, symptoms and signs of meth/amphetamine use that service providers observe in these regions?
  • If 'ice' is being used, who is using it and what are the impacts?

The paper also provides recommendations to the Queensland Government aimed at preventing any future increase in 'ice' usage in this region.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Coleman S, Bonner A, Taylor B, Bublitz L, Graham A, Stone C, Ehrsam S (2015)

A multicentre evaluation of nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) clinics in Queensland.

Paper presented at the Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference. 15-17 June 2015, Perth

Cowling CS, Liu BC, Snelling TL, Ward JS, Kaldor JM, Wilson DP (2015)

National trachoma surveillance annual report, 2012.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Diaz A, Moore SP, Martin JH, Green AC, Garvey G, Valery PC (2015)

Factors associated with cancer-specific and overall survival among Indigenous and non-Indigenous gynecologic cancer patients in Queensland, Australia: a matched cohort study.

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer; 25(3): 542-547

Doolan I, Najman J, Henderson S, Cherney A, Plotnikova M, Ward J, Kemp R, Dev A, Smirnov A (2015)

A retrospective comparison study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users and their contact with youth detention and/or prison.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 15(3)

Retrieved 10 August 2015 from

Dwyer J, Martini A, Brown C, Tilton E, Devitt J, Myott P, Pekarsky B (2015)

The road is made by walking: towards a better primary health care system for Australia's first peoples.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

This research report is a study of planned reforms in primary health care (PHC) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory (between 2009 and 2014) and Cape York, Queensland (between 2006 and 2014). In both places the intention of the reforms was twofold: to establish a regional system of PHC provision with reliable access to care for all Aboriginal communities in the regions and to increase community control of health care by transferring some, or all of the responsibility for providing PHC from government health authorities to regional Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.

The study aimed to provide a coherent description of reforms in PHC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory and in Cape York, Queensland, and an analysis of what helped and what got in the way of progress, and what might be done differently in the future.

The study considered implications for future development, in particular in regionalisation, for governance and stewardship, and in funding, contracting and accountability. It proposed six essential elements of substantive change that should be addressed in future work to develop a regional system of community controlled PHC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract The Lowitja Institute

Ekinci EI, Hughes JT, Chatfield MD, Lawton PD, Jones GRD, Ellis AG, Cass A, Thomas M, MacIsaac RJ, O'Dea K, Jerums G, Maple-Brown LJ (2015)

Hyperfiltration in Indigenous Australians with and without diabetes.

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation; 30(11): 1877-1884

Fitts MS (2015)

An investigation into drink driving among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in regional and remote Queensland and the development of the 'Hero to Healing' program.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

Garvey G, Beesley VL, Janda M, O'Rourke PK, He VY, Hawkes AL, Elston JK, Green AC, Cunningham J, Valery PC (2015)

Psychometric properties of an Australian supportive care needs assessment tool for Indigenous patients with cancer.

Cancer; Early view(

Garvey G (2015)

Psychosocial aspects of cancer care for Indigenous Australians.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Hall K, Chang A, Sloots T, Anderson J, Kemp A, Hammill J, Otim M, O’Grady K-A (2015)

The respiratory health of urban indigenous children aged less than 5 years: study protocol for a prospective cohort study.

BMC Pediatrics; 15: 56

Retrieved 14 May 2015 from

Healing Foundation (2015)

ILing Sidaun: Torres Strait Islands healing gathering.

Canberra: Healing Foundation

This report provides a summary of the key themes identified at the Healing Foundation's healing gathering, Iling Sidaun, which was held on Thursday Island, Queensland, in May 2014.

The gathering was an opportunity for community members to share their stories, identify the causes of disharmony in the community, articulate healing needs and aspirations and suggest ways to achieve their healing objectives.

Key themes discussed in the report are:

  • community safety
  • children's safety
  • spiritual health
  • self-determination
  • leadership and governance.

Abstract adapted from the Healing Foundation

Heffernan E, Andersen K, Kinner S, Aboud A, Ober C, Scotney A (2015)

The Family Business: improving the understanding and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder among incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Melbourne: beyondblue

This report presents the findings from the Family wellbeing research program. The research examined post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait women in custody, the extend of PTSD among this population and its impact on the women's mental health and wellbeing. Recommendations for the identification and treatment of PTSD in custodial settings are also presented.

Factors contributing to PTSD for this group of women, included in this report, were:

  • trauma
  • suicide
  • culture
  • transition into community.

The report was produced by the Queensland Forensic Mental Health Service with funding from beyondblue.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Heffernan E, Andersen K, Kinner SA (2015)

Enhancing research quality through cultural competence: a case study in Queensland prisons.

Australasian Psychiatry; 23(6): 654-657

Jacups S, Rogerson B (2015)

Lifetime influences for cannabis cessation in male incarcerated Indigenous Australians.

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; 47(2): 117-124

Johnson DR, McDermott RA, Clifton PM, D'Onise K, Taylor SM, Preece CL, Schmidt BA (2015)

Characteristics of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled diabetes in north Queensland: implications for services.

BMC Public Health; 15: 325

Retrieved 3 April 2015 from

Kandasamy Y, Tanchi PPD, Edmonds LK (2015)

Small for gestational age and low birth weight term admissions to a tertiary perinatal centre in Northern Queensland, Australia.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health; 17(1): 227-231

Kinchin I, Jacups S, Tsey K, Lines K (2015)

An empowerment intervention for Indigenous communities: an outcome assessment.

BMC Psychology; 3: 29

Retrieved 21 August 2015 from

KPMG (2015)

Final report for the evaluation of Queensland's youth boot camps.

Canberra: Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Kruske S, Schultz T, Eales S, Kildea S (2015)

A retrospective, descriptive study of maternal and neonatal transfers, and clinical outcomes of a Primary Maternity Unit in rural Queensland, 2009–2011.

Women and Birth; 28(1): 30-39

Lalla Y, Matias M, Farah CS (2015)

Oral mucosal disease in an Australian urban Indigenous community using autofluorescence imaging and reflectance spectroscopy.

Australian Dental Journal; 60(2): 216–224

Li M, McDermott R (2015)

Albuminuria and its associated biomedical factors among Indigenous adults in Far North Queensland: a 7-year follow up study.

BMC Nephrology; 16: 208

Retrieved 10 December 2015 from

Li M, McDermott R (2015)

Smoking, poor nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in remote north Queensland Indigenous communities, 1998-2005.

BMC Women's Health; 15: 31

Retrieved 1 April 2015 from

Liu A, McIver L (2015)

Streamlining chronic disease management in the Torres Strait: review of current practice and recommendations for improvement.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Maclean K, The Bana Yarralji Bubu (2015)

Crossing cultural boundaries: integrating Indigenous water knowledge into water governance through co-research in the Queensland Wet Tropics, Australia.

Geoforum; 59(February 2015): 142-152

Maclean K, Robinson CJ, Natcher DC (2015)

Consensus building or constructive conflict? Aboriginal discursive strategies to enhance participation in natural resource management in Australia and Canada.

Society & Natural Resources; 28(2): 197-211

Marchetti E (2015)

An Australian Indigenous-focussed justice response to intimate partner violence: offenders' perceptions of the sentencing process.

British Journal of Criminology; 55(1): 86-106

McCalman J, Searles A, Bainbridge R, Ham R, Mein J, Neville J, Campbell S, Tsey K (2015)

Empowering families by engaging and relating Murri way: a grounded theory study of the implementation of the Cape York Baby Basket program.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15: 119

Retrieved 21 May 2015 from

McPhail-Bell K (2015)

'We don't tell people what to do': an ethnography of health promotion with Indigenous Australians in South East Queensland.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

Meiklejohn JA, Adams J, Valery PC, Walpole ET, Martin JH, Williams HM, Garvey G (2015)

Indigenous cancer care in Queensland, Australia: health professionals' framing of "difference".

Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing; 16(1): 4-6,8-10,12

Mills KM (2015)

'Work it out': evaluation of a chronic condition self-management program for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

Moore SP, Soerjomataram I, Green AC, Garvey G, Martin J, Valery PC (2015)

Breast cancer diagnosis, patterns of care and burden of disease in Queensland, Australia (1998-2004): does being Indigenous make a difference?.

International Journal of Public Health; Online First(

Petersen L, Endo T, Johnston T (2015)

Identification of Indigenous status for measurement of perinatal risk factors and outcomes: mother or baby?.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

This report outlines the identification of Indigenous status of infant and maternal health outcomes in Queensland. On 1 July 2010, a variable capturing the baby's Indigenous status was introduced into the Perinatal Data Collection. This enables the mother to identify her child's Indigenous status independently of her own status. As a result, about two percent of babies born in Queensland are now recorded as having an Indigenous status different from that of their mother.

Abstract adapted from Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

Petersen L, McGill K, Utz M, Cornes S (2015)

Infectious disease episodes in Queensland hospitals: Who are the patients?.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Pires R, Carvalho T, Spurling G, Goldenstein S, Wainer J, Luckie A, Jelinek HF, Rocha A (2015)

Automated multi-lesion detection for referable diabetic retinopathy in Indigenous health care.

PLOS ONE; 10(6): e0127664

Retrieved 2 June 2015 from

Queensland Disaster Management (2015)

Queensland state disaster management plan.

Brisbane: Queensland Disaster Management

Queensland Mental Health Commission (2015)

Queensland suicide prevention action plan 2015-17.

Brisbane: Queensland Mental Health Commission

Roberts KV (2015)

Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in Northern Australian children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Robertson J, Clough A (2015)

Meth/amphetamine use: north and north-east Queensland.

Cairns: James Cook University

Sabesan S, Kelly J, Budden L, Knott V, Garvey G (2015)

Telehealth: a new opportunity to discuss smoking cessation with indigenous cancer patients and their families.

Psycho-Oncology; Early View(

Ski CF, Vale MJ, Bennett GR, Chalmers VL, McFarlane K, Jelinek VM, Scott IA, Thompson DR (2015)

Improving access and equity in reducing cardiovascular risk: the Queensland Health model.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(3): 148-152

Smith AC, Brown C, Bradford N, Caffery LJ, Perry C, Armfield NR (2015)

Monitoring ear health through a telemedicine-supported health screening service in Queensland.

Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; Online First( 1-4

Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (2015)

Not now, not ever: putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (2015)

Not now; not ever: putting and end to domestic violence in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Starling R (2015)

QAIHC's health information function and recommendations for QAIHC's health information strategic plan 2014/2015.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Strong J, Nielsen M, Williams M, Huggins J, Sussex R (2015)

Quiet about pain: experiences of Aboriginal people in two rural communities.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 23(3): 181–184

van Roo S, Johnston T, Petersen L, Cornes S (2015)

Identification of Indigenous status for measurement of perinatal risk factors and outcomes: insights gained through use of both mother and baby status.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

Wallis BA, Watt K, Franklin RC, Kimble RM (2015)

Drowning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents in Queensland (Australia).

BMC Public Health; 15: 795

Retrieved 19 August 2015 from

Wan Sai Cheong J, Smith H, Heney C, Robson J, Schlebusch S, Fu J, Nourse C (2015)

Trends in the epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in Queensland, Australia from 2000 to 2013: what is the impact of an increase in invasive non-typable H. influenzae (NTHi)?.

Epidemiology and Infection; FirstView Article(

Yates R, Leon D, Clarke G (2015)

Deadly choices, healthy lives: promoting health in rural and remote Indigenous communities.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin


Anderson M (2014)

Rheumatic heart disease register and control program, Queensland.

: RHDAustralia

Anderson R (2014)

Grade repetition risk for Indigenous students in early schooling in Queensland, Australia.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences; 114: 744-748

Arnautovska U, Sveticic J, De Leo D (2014)

What differentiates homeless persons who died by suicide from other suicides in Australia? A comparative analysis using a unique mortality register.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 49(4): 583-589

Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (2014)

Green paper on developing northern Australia.

Canberra: Northern Territory Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Baba JT, Brolan CE, Hill PS (2014)

Aboriginal medical services cure more than illness: a qualitative study of how Indigenous services address the health impacts of discrimination in Brisbane communities.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 13: 56

Retrieved 10 October 2014 from

Behrendt L(ed) (2014)

Journal of Indigenous Policy: What works - and why the budget measures don't.

Journal of Indigenous Policy; (16):

Bernardes CM, Valery PC, Garvey G (2014)

Exploring the cancer risk perception and interest in genetic services among Indigenous people in Queensland, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(4): 344-348

Bohanna I, Bird K, Copeland J, Roberts N, Clough A (2014)

A service-level action research intervention to improve identification and treatment of cannabis and related mental health issues in young Indigenous Australians: a study protocol.

BMJ Open; 4(7): e005689

Retrieved 31 July 2014 from

Campbell S, Bohanna I, McKeown-Young D, Esterman A, Cadet-James Y, McDermontt R (2014)

Evaluation of a community-based tobacco control intervention in five remote north Queensland Indigenous communities.

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 52(2): 78-79

Cheng HC, De Costa C, McLean A, Woods C (2014)

Vitamin D concentrations in pregnant women with diabetes attending for antenatal care in far north Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(3): 275–278

Chief Health Officer Queensland (2014)

The health of Queenslanders 2014: fifth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Cho Y, Baer R, Killen JP, Mantha M (2014)

Outcomes of nephrologist-inserted peritoneal catheters in Indigenous patients from far north Queensland.

Peritoneal Dialysis International; 34(6): 663-667

Clough AR, Fitts MS, Robertson J, Shakeshaft A, Miller A, Doran CM, Muller R, Ypinazar V, Martin D, McDermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Towle S, Margolis SA, West C (2014)

Study protocol - alcohol management plans (AMPs) in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland: their impacts on injury, violence, health and social indicators and their cost-effectiveness.

BMC Public Health; 14: 15

Retrieved 9 January 2014 from

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2014)

Queensland Child Guardian key outcome indicators update: Queensland child protection system 2010–13.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2014)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services final biannual report January 2014.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Corpus R (2014)

The Indigenous Cardiac Outreach Program.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 23(1): e35

Cutcher Z, Degenhardt L, Alati R, Kinner SA (2014)

Poor health and social outcomes for ex-prisoners with a history of mental disorder: a longitudinal study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(5): 424–429

Daley GM, Russell DB, Tabrizi SN, Twin J, McBride WJH (2014)

Mycoplasma genitalium and its resistance to azithromycin in incarcerated men from Far North Queensland.

Sexual Health; 11(6): 587-589

Dennison S, Smallbone H, Stewart A, Freiberg K, Teague R (2014)

'My life is separated': an examination of the challenges and barriers to parenting for Indigenous fathers in prison.

British Journal of Criminology; 54(6): 1089-1108

Do L, Spencer AJ(Eds) (2014)

The beginning of change: Queensland child oral health survey 2010–2012.

Brisbane: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

Foley W, Schubert L, Denaro T (2014)

Breastfeeding experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in an urban setting in Brisbane.

Breastfeeding Review; 21(3): 53-61

Ford PJ, Cramb S, Farah CS (2014)

Oral health impacts and quality of life in an urban homeless population.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(2): 234-239

Forsyth SJ, Alati R, Ober C, Williams GM, Kinner SA (2014)

Striking subgroup differences in substance-related mortality after release from prison.

Addiction; 109(10): 1676–1683

Godwin-Thompson J (2014)

'Livin' the DJ way': Aboriginal housing and health in Dajarra.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Queensland: Brisbane

Griffith University and CSIRO (2014)

Climate change in northern Australia: information on climate change for Aboriginal people living in the north.

Brisbane: Griffith University and CSIRO

This booklet provides information about climate change and its potential impacts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in northern Australia.

The booklet is based on knowledge collected by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology.

The booklet was produced by the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University and the CSIRO.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hare KM (2014)

The bacteriology of bronchiectasis and impact of azithromycin on upper and lower airway bacteria and resistance in Australian Indigenous children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Harvey D (2014)

Exploring women’s experiences of health and well-being in remote northwest Queensland, Australia.

Qualitative Health Research; 24(5): 603-614

Hennegan J, Kruske S, Redshaw M (2014)

Remote access and care: a comparison of Queensland women's maternity care experience according to area of residence.

Women and Birth; 27(4): 281–291

Hopkins S (2014)

A visual profile of Queensland Indigenous and non-Indigenous school children, and the association between vision and reading.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

Ibiebele I, Coory M, Boyle F, Humphrey M, Vlack S, Flenady V (2014)

Stillbirth rates among indigenous and non-indigenous women in Queensland, Australia: is the gap closing?.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Early View(

Ireland S, Larkins S, Kandasamy Y (2014)

Group B Streptococcal infection in the first 90 days of life in North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(2): 146-151

Janu EK, Annabattula BI, Kumariah S, Zajaczkowska M, Whitehall JS, Edwards MJ, Lujic S, Masters IB (2014)

Paediatric hospitalisations for lower respiratory tract infections in Mount Isa.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(10): 591-594

Jenkinson B, Young K, Kruske S (2014)

Maternity services and the discharge process: a review of practice in Queensland.

Women and Birth; 27(2): 114-120

Johnson N, Lalloo R, Kroon J, Fernando S, Tut O (2014)

Effectiveness of water fluoridation in caries reduction in a remote Indigenous community in Far North Queensland.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(3): 366–371

Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia (2014)

Pivot North: inquiry into the development of Northern Australia: final report.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Karam J, Sinclair G, Rackstraw L (2014)

Dignity, diversion, home and hope: a review of interventions for volatile substance misuse in regional North Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This report documents current volatile substance misuse (VSM) interventions in central, north and Far North Queensland. It examines qualitative and statistical data to determine evidence-based local responses to address VSM. The report draws on data from the project, Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI) and documents a set of practice principles within the local context.

The findings and subsequent recommendations, which are presented in the report, are aimed at identifying the services, and collaborative processes that were found to more effectively address inhalant use within the community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Law CK, Snider AM, De Leo D (2014)

The influence of deprivation on suicide mortality in urban and rural Queensland: an ecological analysis.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 49(12): 1919-1928

Liddle K, Askew D, Betts K, Hayman N, Alati R (2014)

Predictors of specialist referral for developmental and behavioural problems in a Queensland urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Family Physician; 43(9):

Malseed C, Nelson A, Ware R, Lacey I, Lander K (2014)

Deadly choices community health events: a health promotion initiative for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(4): 379-383

McCallum GB (2014)

Improving the management of children (especially Indigenous children) hospitalised with bronchiolitis.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

McDermott B, Cobham V, Berry H, Kim B (2014)

Correlates of persisting posttraumatic symptoms in children and adolescents 18 months after a cyclone disaster.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 48(1): 80 - 86

McPhail-Bell K (2014)

Deadly choices: better ways of doing health promotion.

Retrieved 14 September 2014 from

Medlin LG, Chang AB, Fong K, Jackson R, Bishop P, Dent A, Hill DC, Vincent S, O'Grady KAF (2014)

Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care: the first 18 months of a specialist respiratory outreach service to rural and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia.

Australian Health Review; 38(4): 447-453

Melton N, Mitchell M, Crilly J, Cooke M (2014)

Patient characteristics and institutional factors associated with those who ‘‘did not wait’’ at a South East Queensland emergency department: Who are those who ‘‘did not wait’’ in ED?.

Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal; 17(1): 11 - 18

Moore SP, Green AC, Bray F, Garvey G, Coory M, Martin J, Valery PC (2014)

Survival disparities in Australia: an analysis of patterns of care and comorbidities among Indigenous and non-Indigenous cancer patients.

BMC Cancer; 14: 517

Retrieved 18 July 2014 from

O'Hara R (2014)

Perspectives on Indigenous crime in a remote community.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(12): 15-19

GIS in Aboriginal Healthcare in Queensland : access and travel time to Aboriginal and Islander community controlled health services in Queensland (2014)

Panaretto K, Button S, Dellit A, Hollins A, Mitchell M, Sidhom C, Chilcott K, DeVries J, Rubenach S, Malthouse D, Wason G, Warner J, Mein J, Fagan C, Andrews S

Panaretto K (2014)

QAIHC ACE program: achieving clinical excellence.

Paper presented at the Indigenous Informatics Conference. 11 August 2014, Melbourne

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (2014)

QAIHC external report 3 : Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services Clinical Excellence (ACE program).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (2014)

The QAIHC core indicators : overview of development and technical details : version 3.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Queensland Family and Child Commission (2014)

Annual report: deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2013–14.

Brisbane: Queensland Family and Child Commission

Queensland Health (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient care guideline.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

This guideline is designed to be a quick reference to support healthcare professionals to deliver safe, clinically and culturally responsive inpatient care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. It provides general advice only and does not address the diverse cultural differences across Australia.

The guideline has three sections:

  • Factors influencing access to healthcare
    • cultural factors
    • social and historical factors
    • accessing services from remote locations.
  • Providing culturally capable patient care
    • culturally appropriate communication
    • gathering information
    • the hospital experience.
  • Aspects of clinical care
    • medical examinations
    • diagnosis and treatment
    • administration of medication
    • pain management
    • patient discharge
    • end of life care
    • other healthcare support.

The guideline was developed by Queensland Health.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health

Queensland Health (2014)

Cancer care statewide health service strategy.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Queensland Health (2014)

Queensland Health pandemic influenza plan.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

The Queensland Health pandemic influenza plan provides a strategic outline of Queensland Health responses to an influenza pandemic. Links to resources including guidelines and tools to assist hospital and health services with operational planning are detailed throughout the plan and also listed in appendix three.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health

Queensland Mental Health Commission (2014)

Improving mental health and wellbeing: Queensland mental health, drug and alcohol strategic plan 2014-2019.

Brisbane: Queensland Mental Health Commission

Rémond MGW (2014)

Informing the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

Sabesan S, Allen DT, Caldwell P, Loh PK, Mozer R, Komesaroff PA, Talman P, Williams M, Shaheen N, Grabisnki O (2014)

Practical aspects of telehealth: establishing telehealth in an institution.

Internal Medicine Journal; 44(2): 202 - 205

Sabesan S (2014)

Access to care and benefits for cancer patients in rural and remote locations using telemedicine.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

Soole R, Kõlves K, De Leo D (2014)

Suicides in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: analysis of Queensland Suicide Register.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(6): 574–578

Spittal MJ, Forsyth S, Pirkis J, Alati R, Kinner SA (2014)

Suicide in adults released from prison in Queensland, Australia: a cohort study.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 68(10): 993-998

Statistical Analysis and Linkage Team (2014)

Department of Health performance indicators in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Stephens A, Kaltner M, Liley W (2014)

Infant abusive head trauma prevention: acceptability of the Period of PURPLE Crying® program in far north Queensland, Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2603

Retrieved 3 March 2014 from

Utz M, Sheahan A (2014)

Closing the Gap: discharge against medical advice across public hospital wards by Indigenous status.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

Wallace J, Pitts M, Ward J, McNally S (2014)

Management of chronic hepatitis B in the Torres Strait Islands: an identified need for a comprehensive public health approach to chronic hepatitis B in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(3): 273-277

Warhaft G (2014)

A travellin’ man.

Of Substance; 12(1): 22-23

This publication contains an article on the Makin' tracks outreach program which focuses on Aboriginal communities across South Australia as well as the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The article focuses on Jimmy Perry, one of two project officers, who has been with the program for over 11 years. He discloses the challenges as well as the positive results which have come out of the program's implementation across Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

West C, Usher K, Clough AR (2014)

Study protocol - resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote Indigenous communities: a mixed method study.

BMC Public Health; 14: 479

Retrieved 21 May 2014 from

Wheeler A, Crozier M, Robinson G, Pawlow N, Mihala G (2014)

Assessing and responding to hazardous and risky alcohol and other drug use: the practice, knowledge and attitudes of staff working in mental health services.

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy; 21(3): 234-243

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