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New Oxfam report calls for Government to respect Indigenous rights

Oxfam Australia has released the report Moving beyond recognition: respecting the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.   Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the report found funding for Indigenous services was inadequate, misdirected, uncertain and lacking in transparency. Dr Szoke said new economic analysis by Oxfam had found more than […]

Complimentary registrations open for NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing – Workforce Forum 2017

Looking back, looking forward Registration is now open for the NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Forum 2017: Looking back, looking forward at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach 14 – 15 June 2017 Registration for the Forum and Gala Dinner is complimentary for all delegates. South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) will be hosting […]

International Indigenous Working Group on public health equity

The World Federation of Public Health Associations has formed its first Indigenous Working Group on its 50th Anniversary. At the 15th World Congress of Public Health Melbourne conference, 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous conference delegates of the yarning circle unanimously supported in principle the establishment of the World Federation of Public Health Associations Indigenous Working Group. […]

UN Human Rights Expert highlights “astounding” rates of Indigenous incarceration

Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for Indigenous peoples and step up the fight against racism, a United Nations human rights expert has concluded, at the end of an official visit. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous people, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said: “It is alarming that, while the country has adopted numerous policies […]

World Health Day – Let’s Talk

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides the unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. Depression affects people […]

Support for Indigenous university students

The Coalition Government has announced $67.5 million will be delivered through the Indigenous Student Success Programme in 2017 as part of a $253 million four-year investment to support Australia’s 16,000 Indigenous students to complete their university studies. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne, officially launched the Indigenous Student […]

Over 100 organisations call on the Prime Minister to show national leadership on youth justice.

IAHA along with 100 organisations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representative bodies, community and legal groups, have published an Open Letter calling for the Prime Minister to show national leadership on youth justice. The letter has been released to coincide with the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the […]

NHMRC Annual Symposium on Research Translation Call for Abstracts

The 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, which this year will be co-hosted by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Lowitja Institute. Under the theme “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, the Symposium will present an outstanding opportunity to focus on action needed to improve the health […]