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Deficit Discourse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Policy: Summary Report
Funded by the Lowitja Institute, researchers at the Australian National University have been studying the prevalence of deficit discourse in policy relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. They have also been investigating strengths-based approaches designed to challenge such negative thinking.
Two reports have been produced: Deficit Discourse and Indigenous Health: How narrative framings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are reproduced in policy by William Fogarty, Hannah Bulloch, Siobhan McDonnell and Michael Davies; and Deficit Discourse and Strengths-based Approaches: Changing the narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing by William Fogarty, Melissa Lovell, Juleigh Langenberg and Mary-Jane Heron.