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|For your use: Introduction|
This site is for board and committee members, managers, coordinators, team leaders and workers in human service organisations.
People in human services organisations will provide more appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people if they understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's history, cultural and social reality.
There are three steps to improving services:
This web site can help you with the first two steps: improving understanding
and seeing the implications.
Your feedback on this site is especially important to us.
Important areas to understand are
History: do you understand the following phases in Australian history? And the effects on Aboriginal people?
Key ideas: Do you understand these key ideas and their implications for Aboriginal people?
Today's social issues: In your area of work are you aware of today's social reality for ATSI people?
Background information you will find useful includes:
History, cultural and social reality impacts on people. Once we see the history, culture and social reality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the impacts on them become clear. These impacts in turn have implications for service delivery.
This section of the web site makes the implications explicit and provides tips and suggestions for good practice.
It also provides suggestions for policy.
If the web site is useful it will help you change practice to improve service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Throughout the website the Upper Hunter region, residents,