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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources

This page provides useful information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Australian Indigenous Health Info Net
First Peoples Disability Network
Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service

Australian Indigenous Health Info Net

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNetcontributes to closing the gap in health between Indigenous and other Australians.

Their work in the area of translational research with a population health focus makes research and other information available in a form that has immediate, practical utility for practitioners and policy-makers in the area of Indigenous health, enabling them to make decisions based on the best available evidence

They also encourage and support information-sharing among practitioners, policy-makers and others working to improve Indigenous health. Yarning places are electronic networks which allow people with common interests and purposes to share information, knowledge and experience from different states, territories, regions and sectors.

For more information about the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, visit their website at

First Peoples Disability Network

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities.

They aim to be a strong voice of and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families.

FPDN uses a range of strategies which include:

  • providing advice to government
  • education of the government and non-government sectors about how to meet the unmet needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.

The Aboriginal Disability Network NSW (ADNNSW) merged with First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) in July 2016.

For more information about FPDN visit their website at

Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service

The Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service [IDAS] is funded to service Indigenous people with a disability in Western Sydney and Regional centres in areas of high need in NSW, in consultation with the Department of Family and Community Services.

IDAS can assist Indigenous people with most types of disabilities, their families and carers when the person they are looking after needs help, especially if they have been unfairly treated or are confused about a big decision.

For more information about IDAS you can call them on 02 4722 3524.