Anti Poverty

Anti-Poverty Week: 12-18 October 2014

Everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity during the Week or taking part in an activity organised by others. Further information about activities around the country is available on the website. Don’t forget to enter details of your own Anti-Poverty Week activities on the website – the number of activities […]


Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Biomedical Results, 2012-13, Released 10 September 2014

KEY FINDINGS This publication presents information from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey. This survey is the largest biomedical survey ever conducted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Around 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults (aged 18 years and over) across Australia took part and voluntarily provided blood and/or […]


AIDA Media Release: Abolition of Indigenous tutoring scheme will impact on the Government’s education commitment

The Abbott Government’s decision to abolish the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) has been described by Australia’s peak Indigenous doctor’s representative body as undermining the Government’s support for Indigenous education, particularly tertiary education. The ITAS acknowledges Indigenous educational disadvantage, providing supplementary tutorial support to Indigenous students in order to increase participation and graduation rates. The […]