Menzies Weekly Seminar

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Presenter:  Kalinda Griffiths

Date: Oct 30, 2018

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Menzies Communications unit
E: (08) 8946 8658

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus - available on WebEx

Title: ‘Rights, Recognition and Statistics – The Identification of Indigenous Peoples in the Australian context.’ 

Abstract: There have been significant steps made at the international level to better promote and protect the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. This has included the 2007 adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. There have also been a range of other human rights mechanisms committed to improvements in the rights of Indigenous peoples in the bid to better address Indigenous disadvantage. The realisation of human rights and the reporting on how Indigenous peoples are progressing requires the availability of high quality statistics. Indigenous statistics requires the identification of Indigenous peoples and for the provision of formal administrative process there is also a requirement for recognition. However, there is currently limited international attention provided to Indigenous statistics. In Australia, we have a range of matters to address regarding data pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This talk will provide a brief overview of role of human rights in the identification of Indigenous peoples and look at the intersection of human rights, recognition and statistics, using the Australian story as a case-study.

Biography: Kalinda is an epidemiologist and Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. She also holds honorary positions at Menzies School of Health Research and the University of Sydney. Her postdoctoral research focuses on data pertaining to Indigenous peoples with particular interest in data quality and cancer disparities. 

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