Editorial update: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander terminology

9 August 2012

You can now access updated guidance for appropriate use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander terminology in the University's Editorial Style Guide.

The Marketing and Communications Division worked with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) to build on the guidance previously developed by the Koori Centre.

The new guide helps you to use respectful and consistent language, and covers key issues such as:

  • use of our preferred style, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students/staff/groups etc', versus the shortened version, 'Indigenous'
  • when to use 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people' and 'peoples'
  • what type of language to avoid in all cases.

Read the guide. If you have any questions about the terminology guide, please contact Martin Foster in the Marketing and Communications Division.