Research Reports

The Goanna Survey July 2014

The Sexual Health and Relationships Survey is the first national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) undertaken in Australia. The survey involved collection of data comprising four areas; (i) demographics; (ii) questions assessing knowledge of STIs and BBVs; (iii) questions relating to risk behaviours and (iv) questions related to use of and access to health services.

The Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group Community Report

This Community Report documents the stories, research and other work of postgraduate and early career researchers of the Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group (IOHR-CBG). The origin of IOHR-CBG came from a National Health and Medical Research Council’s Capacity Building Grant for the project: From Broome to Berrima: Building capacity Australia-wide in Indigenous offender health research.

QLD Prisoner Report 2010

This report presents the findings from the Queensland component of a National Health and Medical Research Council funded study of New South Wales and Queensland prisoners’ sexual health and behaviours. Comparisons of the Queensland and New South Wales components of this survey can be found in Appendix 1.

NSW Prisoner Report 2008

This is the NSW part of an NHMRC-funded study of NSW and Queensland prisoners. Its aim was to study the sexual behaviour, health and attitudes of prisoners as a vulnerable population often omitted from community surveys even when outside prison, and to examine sexual issues in prison such as health service use, condom use, sex between inmates and sexual coercion.

WA Sex Industry Report 2010

The Western Australian Government is currently reviewing its legislative approach to prostitution. In parallel with this process, the Law and Sexworker Health (LASH) team independently compiled extensive collateral data on the prostitution laws in WA, and prosecutions (2000–2005) resulting from those laws; the structure and function of the sex industry in Perth; the demographics, behaviour, health, and welfare of a representative sample of brothel-based sex workers in Perth; and the operation of health promotion and clinical services in WA.