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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 […]

Media Release – ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ALLIED HEALTH WORKFORCE LEADING INTO THE FUTURE.

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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AIDA Media Release: Abolition of Indigenous tutoring scheme will impact on the Government’s education commitment

The Abbott Government’s decision to abolish the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) has been described by Australia’s peak Indigenous doctor’s representative body as undermining the Government’s support for Indigenous education, particularly tertiary education. The ITAS acknowledges Indigenous educational disadvantage, providing supplementary tutorial support to Indigenous students in order to increase participation and graduation rates. The […]

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AMA Model Protects Vulnerable Patients from Co-payment Pain

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today called on the Government to dump its seriously flawed GP co-payments proposal and adopt the AMA model, which exempts the most vulnerable patients from extra cost burdens for their health care. A/Prof Owler said the AMA has vigorously opposed the Government’s proposal since Budget night and has worked to produce an alternative […]