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Person—Indigenous community acceptance

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269631
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006
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The acceptance of a person by an Indigenous community, as being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This definition of Indigenous status is based upon a decision made by the High Court of Australia in Commonwealth v. Tasmania (1983) 46 ALR 625. It relates to the third component of the High Court's definition of Indigenous status, community acceptance. The two other components of the High Court's definition relate to descent, and self-classification, (refer to the related metadata item Indigenous status).

Context:Help on this termAustralia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupy a unique place in Australian society and culture. In the current climate of reconciliation, accurate and consistent statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are needed in order to plan, promote and deliver essential services, to monitor changes in wellbeing and to account for government expenditure in this area. Indigenous status is needed to identify those eligible for assistance via Indigenous housing programs.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
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ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Indigenous community acceptance
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of acceptance as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by an Indigenous community.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Indigenous Housing Data Management Group

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—Indigenous community acceptance, code N{.N} Housing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006

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