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Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the end of life

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet launched the new Palliative Care and End-of-Life Resource portal for the workforce who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Indigenous Allied Health Australia was in attendance of the launch held today at Parliament House in Canberra. The palliative care and end-of-life portal is designed to assist […]

ACA Study Grant Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Now Open

Applications for 2019 Study Grants Open The Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) National Study Grant Scheme (ACANSS) is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a chiropractic course at an Australian University. Full-time study grant awardees will receive up to $10,000 per year and part-time recipients will receive up to $5,000 per year. The funding is […]

The Barunga Statement

This year’s festival marked a historic moment for Aboriginal people, as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the Barunga 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 […]

IAHA Signs MOU with Indigenous Dentists

On the 21st of May 2018, Indigenous Allied Health Australia and Indigenous Dentists’ Association of Australia (IDAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Mercure Hotel, Sydney. IDAA is committed to promoting improved standards of Indigenous oral health, including through supporting Indigenous dentists and dental students.  IAHA and IDAA look forward to exploring the opportunities to collaborate […]

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 […]

Closing the Gap ‘Refresh’ Rejigged

Download pdf here.  At a meeting in Canberra, National Congress and Redfern Statement Alliance leaders have expressed dismay over last-minute changes to a high-level Aboriginal peak body meeting for the Closing the Gap Refresh consultations. The Closing the Gap Refresh agenda stated: ‘Australian governments acknowledge they need to work differently with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Inspiring the future generation of Indigenous health leaders in Bowraville

Download PDF version here. The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) are pleased to be the hosts of an Indigenous health workforce expo at the Bowraville Central School on Friday, 9 March. This event is a first for AIDA that will inform and inspire Indigenous students and their families in Bowraville and surrounding areas to pursue […]

Media Release: Creating Strong Pathways for Indigenous NT Youth into Health 7 February 2018

Download PDF version here. Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) is today launching the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Academy (NTAHA). The Health Academy will increase the number of young Aboriginal people completing year 12 and entering into the health workforce. This project is an innovative community led […]