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IAHA Members interested in becoming a member of the National Board for your profession?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has advertised for applicants to be appointed to several of the National Boards for regulated health professions. There are several vacancies on national, state and territory professional Boards, including allied health professional Boards. IAHA members may be interested the following: Chiropractic; Dental; Optometry; Osteopathy; Pharmacy; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Psychology; […]

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Workforce : @AMAPresident launches 5 point plan to build #Ruralhealth workforce

“The issues described by the AMA are serious and apply across the health workforce, including allied health professionals.”  ” About one third of Australia’s population, approximately 7 million people, live in regional, rural and remote areas. These Australians often have more difficulty accessing health services than urban Australians, leading them to have a lower life […]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership for better health

Access report here.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people need to lead health policy and services in our communities. A major new report, launched by the Lowitja Institute, details the progress to be made when governments relinquish control, and instead, engage in strong, collaborative partnerships. The Lowtija Institute report, called Changing the Narrative in Aboriginal […]

Commissioner to raise UN anti-racism recommendations

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane intends to raise with the Australian government the recommendations from the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Commissioner Soutphommasane attended CERD’s session in Geneva last month, where he told the Committee there are some clear indications that racial intolerance and […]

AIHW & ANZSOG conference March 2018 – Breaking the Data Silos

This coming March the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) will co-host a conference to get a broader understanding of these important issues. Reserve these dates in your diary for the most influential and practical conference for individuals interested in ‘people centred data’. The volume of data recorded about our […]

New AIHW web report: Access to health services by Australians with disability

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released a new web report yesterday to coincide with the International Day of People with a Disability: Access to health services by Australians with disability People with disability use a range of mainstream health services-such as GPs, medical specialists and dentists. Some experience difficulties in accessing these services, […]

Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award

Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award  Lowitja Institute announced that applications are open for the Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award. The Institute partners with the Cranlana Programme to offer this award to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research leadership and excellence. The award seeks to recognise Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers who have made […]

Health Workforce Scholarships & Bursaries

Are you a rural or remote medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health professional or Aboriginal Health Worker keen to expand your skills or scope of practice? Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year, for two years, are available for rural health professionals undertaking postgraduate studies. Bursaries to support rural health professionals to undertake professional development or upskilling […]

Children impacted by early intervention restrictions

School attendance and birth weights lower after policy introduced As the government extends its Income Management program, new research indicates the original rollout in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance and birth outcomes, and had negative short-term effects. Analysis reveals the federal government’s initial income management scheme – first introduced in 2007 during […]