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The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association President, Dr Kali Hayward is the first Indigenous doctor representative on the Federal Council of the Australian Medical Association

On 25 May 2018, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) held its Annual General Meeting, where members voted unanimously to create a position on the AMA Federal Council for a representative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors. The Chair for the AMA Federal Council Dr Beverley Rowbotham says “AMA members last year voted to amend […]

IAHA Seeking Policy and Research Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to contribute to Indigenous led solutions in allied health workforce development? Indigenous Allied Health Australia Ltd (IAHA) is looking for two innovative high performers to join our growing team in Canberra. If you are leading in communications or policy and research we would love to […]

The Barunga Statement

This year’s festival marked a historic moment for Aboriginal people, as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the Barunga Statement.   https://www.barungafestival.com.au/1988-statement/ It had been 30 years since the Australian Prime Minister at the time, Bob Hawke visited the Barunga community during the festival (June 1988) and was presented with the famous Barunga Statement.  These were […]

Registrations and Abstracts Open: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference

  The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference Committee invite and welcome delegates to Perth for the second National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference, and the second World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference. Indigenous communities, both nationally and internationally, share common histories and are confronted with […]

Barunga Agreement: Joint Land Councils and Northern Territory Government Statement

The Northern Territory’s four Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government have today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (the “Barunga Agreement”), paving the way for consultations to begin with Aboriginal people about a Treaty. A joint meeting of the four Land Councils at Barunga this week voted to empower their Chairmen to sign the […]

AYRI Conference Student Bursaries Now Open

Attention Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Health Professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers and Indigenous Medical and Health and Science Students About the Bursary We are offering ten (10) bursaries to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health students to attend our conference. This bursary will enable Aboriginal or […]

APO NT Top End FASD Forum 2018

Let’s Make FASD History  A landmark Top End Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) forum* was held in Darwin on 30-31 May 2018, bringing together Aboriginal leaders, FASD experts, Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, government representatives, medical professionals, and Non-Government organisations. Approximately 180 delegates representing 37 organisations across the Northern Territory. FASD is often considered to be a […]

Linda Burney and June Oscar to address global gathering in Sydney

Prominent Australian politician Linda Burney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will address a gathering of up to 2,000 Indigenous people from around the world in November. Healing Our Spirit Worldwide is considered an epicentre of Indigenous culture, community and activism. Co-hosted by the University of Sydney and The Healing […]

APS Congress: Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologist or academics

The APS is excited to announce our Indigenous Psychology Congress Attendance Scholarship and Indigenous Psychology Student Congress Attendance Scholarship! The scholarships will be offered to a maximum of three Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander psychologists or professionals working in the field of psychology and two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to attend the 2018 […]