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Ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients feel culturally safe and receive culturally responsive care is a key responsibility of every health care provider. CareSearch has created new online resources that will help build a path of cultural capability and understanding for supporting care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) has launched a new eBook that focuses on illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The eBook is based on the 2016 Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is useful tool for those in the AOD sector.

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A new paper from Child Family Community Australia seeks to address the challenge of working with women (and their children) who may not be in a position to separate from their abusive and violent partners and whose wellbeing and safety may not be enhanced by separation.

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Auslan Emergency is a new website that contains comprehensive information and materials for the Australian Deaf community and emergency service providers, as well as links to emergency-related materials and resources. The site aims to improve the ability of deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people whose preferred language is Auslan

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A new Advance Care Directive package is available online. The package includes an Advance Care Directive form and an Information Booklet to help people complete their Advance Care Directive. The Advance Care Directive in this package does not replace or void any other existing Advance Care Directives that are being used in NSW.

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Magistrates, judges, victims and support officers nationwide can now refer to a free one-stop reference guide about domestic and family violence. Stage Two of the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book updates an initial body of work released in August 2016.

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The Accessible Recruitment Guide was created by Media Access Australia to provide practical guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues in recruitment and human resources management. The guide covers everything from checking that a Position Description is accessible to making sure that online forms for reference checks