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Congress

Concern over impact of the Budget on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will suffer disproportionately under the 2014 Federal Budget, according to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.   “General and specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander measures in the Budget are already causing considerable anxiety amongst our peoples,” said Congress Co-Chair Kirstie Parker. “Our people are amongst the sickest, […]

DHAA

Budget cuts will worsen oral health and increase the need for workforce reform, says DHAA Inc.

The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (DHAA) Inc. today expressed its frustration with the cuts to dental funding in the Federal Budget and argued that updating the scope of practice of dental hygienists and oral health therapists is now more necessary than ever since the Abbott government proposes no other way to address high levels […]

Pharmacy Guild

Audit Commission recommendations would decimate pharmacy and the PBS

MEDIA RELEASE: Audit Commission recommendations would decimate pharmacy and the PBS The Pharmacy Guild of Australia completely rejects the recommendations of the National Commission of Audit in relation to community pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The Guild calls on the Federal Government to reaffirm its explicit commitments to the community pharmacy sector – made before and since […]

SDOHA

Media Coverage of Public Forum on Racism and Culture as Social Determinants

Over 70 people from the health and community sectors came together in Melbourne last week for the SDOHA Public Forum to discuss the impact of racism and culture on health outcomes in Australia. Speakers at the forum included: Professor Dennis McDermott (Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University) Associate Professor Yin Paradies Dr Barri Phatarfod (Doctors […]

NATSIHWA

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Vital to Closing the Gap in Health and Education

14 February 2014 The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) asserts that the role of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (ATSIHW) is vital in engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Closing the Gap on life expectancy. “The ATSIHW workforce is a critical component of a wider workforce […]

NATSILS

Government to defund Aboriginal Legal Services Peak Body and all Law Reform and Policy Positions

Federal Government cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services will mean that even more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will not be able to access essential legal services and will further entrench Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as second class citizens in their own country, says the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services peak […]