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 […]