Australia’s welfare 2019 is the 14th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. the rate of Indigenous patients who left against medical advice or were discharged at their own risk ranged from less than 1% of Indigenous patients hospitalised in Tasmania to 9% in the Northern Territory (in 2015–17) (AIHW 2020, forthcoming). Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/culturally-safe-healthcare-indigenous-australians, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2020, Culturally safe health care for Indigenous Australians, viewed 10 November 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/culturally-safe-healthcare-indigenous-australians, Get citations as an Endnote file: Canberra: AIHW. Cat. © Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020. Development of cultural safety measures. For more information on culturally safe health care for Indigenous Australians, see: Visit Indigenous Australians for more on this topic. Selected results from the available data show that: The experiences of Indigenous Australian health care users, including having their cultural identity respected, is critical for assessing cultural safety. how the AIHW is assisting the COVID-19 response, Cultural Safety in Health Care for Indigenous Australians: Monitoring Framework, Indigenous Australians’ use of health services, Cultural Respect Framework 2016–2026 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards user guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Cultural Respect Framework 2016–26 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: a national approach to building a culturally respectful health system, Elective surgery waiting times 2017–18: Australian hospital statistics, Improving cultural responsiveness of Victorian hospitals: final report, an acknowledgement of difference, and a requirement that caregivers are actively mindful and respectful of difference(s), it is informed by a theory of power relations. Cultural Safety Plan. Viewed 10 November 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/culturally-safe-healthcare-indigenous-australians, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Aspects of the provision of culturally safe health care include organisational commitments to provide culturally safe care, appropriate communication and services, Indigenous workforce development and training, client and community feedback and collaboration with Indigenous organisations. Selected measures of access to health care services for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are used to monitor disparities in access. The Cultural Safety Plan has been prepared to guide and inform what we will be doing as part of our work and build on previous Aboriginal Health strategic plans, to empower, educate and better inform those involved in our organisation.