House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs

Inquiry into Aboriginal health

Report

On 20 March 1979, the Standing Commitee on Aboriginal Affairs tabled its report on the entitled Aboriginal health.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 14 chapters and 24 appendices.

Aboriginal health

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 9 (PDF 6479KB)
Foreword, Committee Membership, Contents, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction
Prevalence of disease suffered by Aboriginals

Ch2: Introductory remarks
Ch3: Mortality and morbidity
Ch4: Need for Aboriginal health statistics
Environmental, social and cultural factors
Ch5: Introductory remarks
Ch6: Physical environmental factors

Ch7: Social factors
Ch8: Cultural factors
Delivery of existing health care programs for Aboriginals
Ch9: Description of existing health care programs for Aboriginals


Part B: Chapter 10 to Appendix 24 (end) (PDF 4289KB)

Ch10: Effectiveness of existing health care programs and the adequacy of Western European-type health services
Ch11: Aboriginal self-determination in health care
Ch12: Aboriginal involvement in the delivery of health care
Ch13: Integration of and co-operation between existing services
Employment of personnel concerned with Aboriginal health
Ch14: Employment of personnel concerned with Aboriginal health

Appendix 1: List of witnesses
Appendix 2: Communities visited by the Committee
Appendix 3: Graph - infact mortality rates
Appendix 4: Aboriginal vital rates
Appendix 5: Infant mortality rate
Appendix 6: Hospital morbidity, principal condition, Western Australia 1971 to 1976 - Aboriginals
Appendix 7: Hospital morbidity, principal condition, Western Australia 1971 to 1976 - Non-Aboriginals
Appendix 8: Hospital morbidity, principal condition, Western Australia 1971 to 1976 - Aboriginals - rate per 1000 population
Appendix 9: Hospital morbidity, principal condition, Western Australia 1971 to 1976 - Non-Aboriginals - rate per 1000 population
Appendix 10: Hospital morbidity, principal condition, Northern Territory 1974 to 1976
Appendix 11: Hospital morbidity, principal condition, Northern Territory 1974 to 1976 - rate per 1000 population
Appendix 12: Length of stay in hospital - Western Australia 1971-76
Appendix 13: Northern Territory hospitals - length of stay in hospital - 1966-67 and 1977-78
Appendix 14: Queensland - avergae percentage of total cases (inpatients and outpatients) for the 10 most prevalent conditions for all ages for 14 Aboriginal communities and missions 1976, 1977
Appendix 15: Percentage of total hospital admissions for Aboriginals to seven hospitals by major diagnosis - New South Wales, July - December 1976
Appendix 16: Method of water supply to Aboriginal communities - second half of 1977
Appendix 17: Method of sewerage disposal in Aboriginal communities - second half of 1977
Appendix 18: Method of electricity supply to Aboriginal communities - second half of 1977
Appendix 19: Shelter in Aboriginal communities - second half of 1977
Appendix 20: Outlay on Aboriginal affairs by the Commonwealth Government
Appendix 21: Grants to the states for Aboriginal health
Appendix 22: Direct expenditure on Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory
Appendix 23: Policy statement on Aboriginal health worker training, Department of Health, Northern Territory
Appendix 24: Declaration - International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR, 1978 - WHO and UNICEF

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