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Empowering our Community

Workshop on Empowerment and Accountability in Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention, Canberra The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) co-hosted a workshop on preventing Indigenous youth suicide in Canberra on Tuesday. The workshop focused on empowerment and accountability as ways to reduce suicide among Indigenous people and young people. […]

MEDIA RELEASE – ACT joins national Closing the Gap Partnership

Released 27/03/2019 The ACT Government has formally joined a national Closing the Gap partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies. The Chief Minister Andrew Barr was the first State or Territory leader to sign the Partnership Agreement with the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations and the Commonwealth Government on […]

Indigenous Leaders Call Australian Governments to Action on Indigenous Child and Youth Suicide

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) was established by the Australian Government to help reduce the causes, prevalence and impact of suicide on Indigenous individuals, families and communities. In November 2018, CBPATSISP hosted two Indigenous-specific suicide prevention conferences in Perth that brought together 500 delegates from the […]

Media release from CTG Co-chairs

New approach to Closing the Gap Strategy welcomed Thursday 13 December 2018 The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the COAG agreement to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the Refreshed Closing the Gap Strategy. COAG has recognised that in order to effect real change, governments must work collaboratively […]

Congratulations Romlie Mokak, First Indigenous Policy Evaluation Commissioner

Our warmest congratulations to our Chief Executive Officer, Mr Romlie Mokak, on the announcement today of his appointment as the first Indigenous Policy Evaluation Commissioner of the Productivity Commission. We are very proud of Romlie’s appointment, wish him great success, and extend our heartfelt thanks for his stewardship of the Lowitja Institute since 2014, delivering […]


30 November 2018 Today Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (HealthInfoNet) released the first of a series of films showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals. The films are focused on promoting allied health workforce development including allied health careers, support available and needed for success with individuals sharing […]

Media Release: Allied Health Undervalued in 2018 Federal Budget

Available for Immediate Release 9th May 2018 Download pdf here. Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing must remain a national priority. Action is needed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Those actions must involve: a coherent strategy to tackle the causes of disadvantage and enable our people to achieve […]