Wiyi Yani U Thangani Women's Voices Project Survey

Welcome to the Wiyi Yani U Thangani survey. June Oscar AO, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner is leading a national conversation directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls. The conversations will hear from women and girls about their priorities, challenges and aspirations for themselves, their families and their future. 

There are many ways to get involved in this project, you can find them on our website by clicking here. They are:
  • going to engagement sessions with women and girls across the country
  • filling out a submission form that allows you to share your story in your own words
  • completing this quick multiple-choice survey!
This survey is expected to take about 10-15 minutes. Participation in this survey is voluntary.

The Commission may use your responses for the project’s report and other documents produced by the Commission in the future. Your personal information will not be reproduced, and you will remain anonymous.

This survey is for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women 18 years of age and over, including all women who are trans, gender diverse and intersex. There are many other ways that girls (under 18) can be a part of this exciting project, such as completing the submission form or coming to one of the engagement sessions.

Thank you.

Please leave us your email here before you complete the survey.
We need your email address to make sure that everyone completing the survey is a real person and not a robot. We can only use your survey responses if we have your correct email. We will only email you in regards to the survey.
Thank you.

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* 1. Please leave us your email here before you complete the survey.
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* 2. Please confirm your email here.

About you...
Do you identify as an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander woman?
Please tick only one of the following boxes.

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* 3. Do you identify as an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander woman?
Please tick only one of the following boxes.

How old are you?

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* 4. How old are you?

What city/ town/ community do you live in?

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* 5. What city/ town/ community do you live in?

What is your postcode?

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* 6. What is your postcode?

Please tell us about your employment. At the moment are you...
Please tick all of the following boxes that apply to you

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* 7. Please tell us about your employment. At the moment are you...
Please tick all of the following boxes that apply to you

What is the type of work that you do?
Please tick all boxes that apply to you

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* 8. What is the type of work that you do?
Please tick all boxes that apply to you

How I feel in my community
How often do you and your family feel safe where you live?
Please tick one of the boxes

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* 9. How often do you and your family feel safe where you live?
Please tick one of the boxes

In the places below, how often do you feel like you are treated fairly?
Fairly means that people treat you with respect and in a reasonable way that meets your needs.
Tick one circle for every line

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* 10. In the places below, how often do you feel like you are treated fairly?
Fairly means that people treat you with respect and in a reasonable way that meets your needs.
Tick one circle for every line

  Always Most of the time Some of the time Not very often Never Don't know/ not relevant 
At school, TAFE or University
At work
When I use government services
When I use community organisations
By the people I meet in the areas I live, such as, parks and shops
Services in my community
How much do the services in your community meet your needs?

For the services that are not there, tick 'not available'. 
A service meets your needs if it is adequate or appropriate when you use it.
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* 11. How much do the services in your community meet your needs?

For the services that are not there, tick 'not available'. 
A service meets your needs if it is adequate or appropriate when you use it.
Tick one circle for every line

  Meets all of my needs Meets most of my needs Meets some of my needs Meets few of my needs These services are not available in my community
Early childhood support (ages 0 - 5)
Education (ages 5+), such as school, and training courses
Jobs and economic opportunities
Housing support
Land, environment and resource management, such as the 'ranger', and 'on country' programs
Language and cultural support services
Women's shelters and legal support services
Police and courts
Health care services, such as the hospital
How often do you have control, or a say, in the way things are run?
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* 12. How often do you have control, or a say, in the way things are run?
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  Always Most of the time Some of the time  Not very often  Never Don't know/ not relevant
Early childhood support (ages 0 - 5)
Education (ages 5+), such as school and training courses
Jobs and economic opportunities
Housing support
Land, environment and resource management, such as the 'ranger', and 'on country' programs
Language and cultural support services
Women's shelters and legal support services
Police and courts
Health services, such as the hospital
Making decisions
When decisions are made in my community...
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* 13. When decisions are made in my community...
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  Always Most of the time Some of the time Not very often Never Don't know/ not relevant 
...I understand how they are made
...I feel good about how they are made
...Women take part in how they are made
In your community, how often do you feel that women have the power to make positive changes?
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* 14. In your community, how often do you feel that women have the power to make positive changes?
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  Always Most of the time Some of the time Not very often Never Don't know/ not relevant
For themselves
For their families
For the whole community
My culture
How connected do you feel to your culture?
Please tick one of the boxes below.

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* 15. How connected do you feel to your culture?
Please tick one of the boxes below.

How important is it for you to practice and be connected to your culture?
Please tick one of the boxes below.

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* 16. How important is it for you to practice and be connected to your culture?
Please tick one of the boxes below.

For each of the places below, please tell us how often your culture is respected.
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* 17. For each of the places below, please tell us how often your culture is respected.
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  Always Most of the time Some of the time Not very often Never Don't know/ not relevant
At school, TAFE or University
At work
When I use government services
When I use community organisations
In the area where I live, such as, parks and shops
Challenges and Strengths
How easy is it for you to practice your culture?
Tick one circle for each area listed below

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* 18. How easy is it for you to practice your culture?
Tick one circle for each area listed below

  Very easy  Quite easy  Not very easy Not at all easy  Don't know/ not relevant
With Elders in your community
With your family
By engaging with government services in your community
By engaging with your community organisations
Please tell us the top three challenges in your community. 

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* 19. Please tell us the top three challenges in your community. 

Please tell us the top three strengths in your community.

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* 20. Please tell us the top three strengths in your community.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey

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* 21. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey

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