MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Allied Health Australia Supports Royal Commission into NT Juvenile Detention

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) a national not for profit, member based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation supports the decision of the Commonwealth Government to establish a Royal Commission into Northern Territory juvenile detention and further calls for a broader inquiry into the youth justice system, taking into account complex social and […]

Over 100 organisations release statement calling for Royal Commission to be independent, and broader in scope.

Today over 100 organisations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representative bodies, have released an Open Statement welcoming Prime Minister Turnbull’s Royal Commission into the horrific abuse of children in the Northern Territory, but calling for it to be conducted independently from the NT Government and for a broader inquiry into the youth justice […]

Online Indigenous Lung Health Checklist

Lung Foundation Australia in collaboration with the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Program has developed the first Lung Health Checklist specifically for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It only takes a few minutes, and the eight simple questions will help to recognise symptoms and risks of lung disease and the need to act […]

AIHW releases new web product: Indigenous health check (MBS 715) data tool

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a new web product entitled Indigenous specific measures tool 5th release (dynamic data display). All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible for an annual Indigenous-specific health check: item 715 on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). This tool shows numbers and usage rates of the […]