|Title:||Use of the term ĎAboriginalí in all forms of WA Health communication.|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0435/13|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 12 June 2013|
|Description:||Throughout WA Health there has been some inconsistency relating to the term to be used when referring to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous people.|
|Applicable to:||All WA Health staff.|
|Framework:||Communications Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 15 June 2013 to 15 June 2018|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health WA, 27-May-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
Use of the term ĎAboriginalí in all forms of WA Health communication.
Throughout WA Health there has been inconsistency relating to the terminology to be used when referring to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous people.
Based on the feedback from the Western Australia Aboriginal health forums, the preferred terminology for WA Health is ‘Aboriginal’. The following exceptions are noted:
The following footnote is to be used in all WA Health communication materials as the explanative reason for the use of the term ‘Aboriginal’ in WA Health:
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 11:53am