Draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles and Summary

Closes 27 Oct 2021

Opened 29 Sep 2021

Overview

The Department of Health is seeking input and feedback on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles (the Guiding Principles) and the associated Guiding Principles Summary Document.

The Guiding Principles have been developed by the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group (Advisory Group) on Health Genomics. The Advisory Group consists of predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members with relevant expertise in genomics, primary health care, health policy and research. 

The Guiding Principles aim to support policymakers, researchers, clinicians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to deliver culturally safe and accessible clinical genomics services and genomics research activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They are also intended to be a useful resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities to support their decision making with respect to engaging with genomics research.

The feedback received through this consultation will be used to inform the final Guiding Principles prior to public release and implementation. 

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Community groups

Interests

  • Health technology
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Strategic Policy