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Special Issue of the Australian Psychologist Journal focuses on Indigenous Psychology

The August 2017 Issue of the  Australian Psychologist Journal is focused on Indigenous psychology. Free access to its articles can be found here.  This issue highlights approaches to address the mental health gap and includes an editorial by Pat Dudgeon entitled “Australian Indigenous Psychology”.  Articles include:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing […]

Human Rights Commission: Governments must end youth detention abuse

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed continuing and deep concern about the abuse of young people in detention. “The focus on punitive measures is failing young people. A much better approach is to focus on effective early intervention, prevention and diversion programs,” said the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar. […]

Changes to orthotist/prosthetist migration arrangements

On the 1st of July 2017, Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) was formally announced as the Assessing Authority responsible for conducting migration skill assessments for the profession of Orthotist/Prosthetist (251912). All internationally qualified orthotic/prosthetic practitioners must now complete AOPA’s competency assessment process prior to being granted a Skilled Migration Visa. “This is a major change […]

$116 million anti-smoking campaign effective in Closing the Gap

Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt AM said the findings from a new report recently released on the preliminary evaluation of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program were encouraging.  “The report found the program is operating effectively, using proven approaches to change smoking behaviours, and delivering evidence based local tobacco health promotion activities. I am pleased the report recommends […]

End Rheumatic Heart Disease Centre of Research Excellence (END RHD CRE) Indigenous Scholarship Scheme

Honours/Masters/PhD candidates (Indigenous applicants only)  The END RHD CRE is seeking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individuals to conduct Higher Degree Research relating to the field of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians live with an unacceptably high burden of RHD, and the END RHD CRE was established to unify […]

Fred Hollows cadetship

The Fred Hollows Foundation have partnered with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) to offer an Indigenous student currently pursuing a career in Optometry with an exciting ‘Workforce Initiative’ scholarship opportunity. The successful applicant will be provided with up to 30 days of paid employment with IUIH (at a competitive hourly rate) in Brisbane […]

Department of Justice and Regulation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme 2018

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme provides structured training throughout the year designed to equip graduates with the skills to build a solid foundation for a career in the public service. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are offered ongoing full-time positions with their home business unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]