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Barunga Festival 2017

The 31st Barunga Festival, held in the small community of Barunga, 80kms from Katherine in the NT over the June long weekend (10th – 13th).  Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) had a community engagement stall for the 2nd year. The festival is a celebration of music, sport and culture and for the past few years […]

IAHA Recap of #IHMayDay17

The fourth Indigenous Health Twitter festival – #IHMayDay17 was held on the 17 May 2017. #IHMayDay – standing for Indigenous Health MayDay – is an annual Twitter event, which provides a full-day of programming with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people tweeting about health issues.  The event is led by James Cook University academic Dr Lynore […]

Building future Indigenous health leaders: AMSANT Indigenous Leadership Conference

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its leadership program by holding the AMSANT Leadership Conference. The conference was held from the 11 -12 May 2017 in Alice Springs, NT.  In November 2006, AMSANT commenced its first Annual Leadership Workshop in Alice Springs and has since held seven more […]

Congratulations RFDS Indigenous Health Scholarship recipients

  IAHA would like to congratulate the recipients of the RFDS Indigenous Health Scholarship Scheme who were announced by Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt yesterday at Parliament House. Minister Wyatt launched the new partnership of the RFDS with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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 […]

IAHA talks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce development and leadership at Stepping Up Forum

The 2017 Stepping Up Forum was held from the 22-23 March 2017 in the Sydney, NSW.  The Forum brought together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health managers and staff working across all professions including clinical, non-clinical and leadership roles.    IAHA CEO Donna Murray was invited as a keynote speaker where she presented on the importance of supporting […]