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Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2016–17 Report

View full report here.  The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report entitled Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2016-17.  In each of the states and territories, the department responsible for youth justice is tasked with providing young people who are serving supervised sentences with services designed to reduce […]

Current and former Social Justice Commissioners offer pathway forward on constitutional recognition

The current and all former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioners have come together to offer a pathway forward to achieve constitutional reform within the next five years. Commissioner June Oscar AO (2017–current) has joined former commissioners Mick Gooda (2010–2016), Professor Tom Calma AO (2004–2010), Dr William Jonas AM (1999-2004) and Emeritus Professor […]

New review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s respiratory diseases says more can be done

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (HealthInfoNet) at Edith Cowan University has published a new Review of respiratory diseases among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, says ‘this important review states that respiratory illnesses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are serious and can progress to chronic lung disease’. The review […]

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association President, Dr Kali Hayward is the first Indigenous doctor representative on the Federal Council of the Australian Medical Association

On 25 May 2018, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) held its Annual General Meeting, where members voted unanimously to create a position on the AMA Federal Council for a representative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors. The Chair for the AMA Federal Council Dr Beverley Rowbotham says “AMA members last year voted to amend […]

IAHA Seeking Policy and Research Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to contribute to Indigenous led solutions in allied health workforce development? Indigenous Allied Health Australia Ltd (IAHA) is looking for two innovative high performers to join our growing team in Canberra. If you are leading in communications or policy and research we would love to […]

The Barunga Statement

This year’s festival marked a historic moment for Aboriginal people, as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the Barunga Statement.   https://www.barungafestival.com.au/1988-statement/ It had been 30 years since the Australian Prime Minister at the time, Bob Hawke visited the Barunga community during the festival (June 1988) and was presented with the famous Barunga Statement.  These were […]