IAHA – Living long, keeping culture strong

IAHA distributes an informative newsletter to our members and stakeholders quarterly to provide up to date information on opportunities, professional development, IAHA initiatives and to share members experiences.

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November/December 2016 Edition 

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August 2016 Edition

July 2016 Edition

June 2016 Edition

May 2016 Edition

April 2016 Edition

We are pleased to bring you the latest IAHA newsletter for March 2016. This month IAHA joined other health leaders in an article published by Croakey reflecting on the case of Gurrumul Yunupingu and what can be done to ensure Australia has a culturally safe and responsive healthcare system. Click here to read more…

March 2016 Edition

We are pleased to bring you the latest IAHA newsletter for March 2016. This month IAHA continued our support for the Close the Gap campaign, which celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Click here to read more…

February 2016 Edition

Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the IAHA eNewsletter. Like most, the IAHA team is back at work, making plans and forging forward. The IAHA Board of Directors recently held it’s first meeting in Canberra in conjunction with the first meeting of the IAHA 2016 SRC. Click here to read more…


December 2015 Edition

Over 200 delegates attended the IAHA 2015 National Conference, Allied Health – Stepping into Action, 1 – 2 December 2015 at the Pullman Cairns International in Cairns, Queensland. Click here to read more…

October 2015 Edition

Join delegates at the IAHA 2015 National Conference and: Experience national and international perspectives from Indigenous keynote speakers in the allied and wider health, research, education and community sectors; Click here to read more…

September 2015 Edition

IAHA is excited to announce that the entertainment for the IAHA 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards and gala dinner will be the very talented B2M (Bathurst to Melville) and Dr Anita Heiss as the MC for the evening! Click here to read more…

August 2015 Edition

As you will see in this edition, we have very exciting news about securing the Fred Hollows Foundation the major sponsor for our 2015 National Conference! We are also very proud that the winners from the IAHA 2014 HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) have been invited to compete as a wild card entry in the 2015 National HFTC in September 2015. Click here to read more…

July 2015 Edition

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the July newsletter. Firstly I would like to thank the IAHA members, stakeholders, staff and supporters for your continual contribution and participation. My short 6 months as a Board Director has given me the opportunity to meet some fantastic professionals who are leading the way to necessary and responsive services for our communities… Click here to read more…

June 2015 Edition

Great news this month as we had two abstracts accepted for Joint Oral Presentations at the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Seventh Gathering (Mauri Ora) being held at The University of Waikato in Kirikiriroa, Aotearoa 15-19 November 2015… Click here to read more…

May 2015 Edition

Planning for the IAHA 2015 National Conference in Cairns, Queensland is well underway and we are so excited to open registrations today…. Click here to read more…

April 2015 Edition

IAHA is pleased to announce that we have had confirmation of operational funding for the next 3 years. Specific details of the new funding agreement will be negotiated over the coming weeks… Click here to read more…

March 2015 Edition

Like many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, IAHA was unsuccessful in securing additional funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funding round. However this has not hindered our operations and we move forward strongly in our ongoing negotiations for operational funding over the coming years… Click here to read more…

February 2015 Edition

Welcome to the second IAHA newsletter for 2015.  February has already proven to be and exciting and action packed month for IAHA. Earlier this month IAHA attended the Closing the Gap parliamentary event at parliament house, as part of the Close the Gap Steering Committee… Click here to read more…

January 2015 Edition

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2015! We at IAHA are certainly looking forward to a busy and challenging year ahead as we continue to collaborate with our members and partners to achieve our vision and purpose. Click here to read more…


December 2014 Edition

After a whirlwind couple of weeks, with the IAHA 2014 National Forum and IAHA 2014 Annual General Meeting held in Canberra last week, we are certainly ending the year with a bang! Click here to read more…

October 2014 Edition

I am writing this update with mixed emotion – after being involved with IAHA since it began as a network back in 2008, at the IAHA 2014 AGM on 27 November 2014 I will officially be standing down in my capacity as the Deputy Chairperson and also as a Board Director. Click here to read more…

September 2014 Edition

Allied health professionals have a great CPD opportunity at an exciting event to be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra from 24-27 November, 2014. Indigenous Allied Health Australia invites you to attend our National Leadership and Professional Development Forum. Click here to read more…

August 2014 Edition

Nominate Now for an IAHA National Award. Whether you/they are a student or graduate, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or non-Indigenous person, there is an IAHA national award to recognise your/their impact and achievements. Our generous sponsors have provided a cash prize of $1,000 for each award winners will be announced at a spectacular gala dinner in Canberra on Tuesday 25 November 2014. Click here to read more…

July 2014 Edition

Planning for the 2014 IAHA National Forum is progressing well, with the 8 workshop topics confirmed and a line-up of exceptional facilitators on board to engage and challenge participants both professionally and personally. Click here to read more…

June 2014 Edition

Welcome to the IAHA June 2014 Newsletter. The IAHA Board and secretariat have some fantastic news to share with you all as IAHA has been successful in attracting $100,000 from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) to implement an IAHA Leadership Initiative. IAHA has long advocated the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in improving the lives of Australia’s First Peoples and it is great news for our members that the government has also seen this as a priority. Click here to read more…

May 2014 Edition

Welcome to the IAHA Newsletter for May 2014. The federal budget announcements made earlier this month highlight the need for IAHA to stay abreast of current and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and allied health workforce priorities. [Read more]

April 2014 Edition

Welcome to another update from the IAHA Board of Directors for the April 2014 edition of our newsletter. April 2014 has been an exciting month for the IAHA Board of Directors as we held a special general meeting to fill vacancies on the Board. We are very pleased to welcome Nicole Turner to the IAHA Board, who is a Kamilaroi woman and one of very few qualified Aboriginal community Nutritionists in Australia… [Read more]

March 2014 Edition

Welcome to another update for the IAHA Board of Directors for the March 2014 edition of our newsletter. March has been a busy month for the Secretariat of IAHA, and you all would have received a save-the-date notification (24th-27th November) for our two day IAHA forum, HealthFusion Team Challenge, IAHA Awards and AGM… [Read more]

February 2014 Edition

I am pleased to be able to provide you with an update from IAHA Board of Directors for the February 2014 edition of our eNewsletter. The IAHA Board had its first face to face meeting 12 – 14 February 2014 in Canberra. It was a productive 2 ½ days of solid work for both the board and the secretariat. A key component of our first day was dedicated to strategic planning and responding to member feedback, balancing priority areas for IAHA for 2014 with budgets and funding… [Read more]

January 2014 Edition

As 2013 closes on a successful year for IAHA in the culmination of a number of significant achievements such as the Health Fusion Team Challenge, the IAHA Health Awards and the 2nd IAHA conference that was a great success thanks to our members, supporters and the great secretariat at IAHA.  Whilst 2013 is quickly becoming but a memory, 2014 promises to be a time for consolidation and consideration for our future guided by your feedback at the 2013 member forum and AGM… [Read more]


November 2013 Edition

We are looking forward to seeing as many of our Members and stakeholders as possible at our upcoming national conference in Adelaide…. (read more).

September 2013 Edition

We are very pleased that we can now introduce our conference international keynote speakers Mr Joe Gallagher and Ms Jessica Black, who will complement a strong line-up of local leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as keynote speakers… (read more).

July 2013 Edition

We are pleased to announce that IAHA has secured a further 2 years funding through the Department of Health and Ageing. This is great news for our membership and the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce… (read more).

May 2013 Edition

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of the IAHA eNewsletter. IAHA has had a busy month as we transitioned into a Company Limited by Guarantee. We are pleased that so many of our members made the transition… (read more).

April 2013 Edition

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) will be holding its second national conference, Healthy Footprints – Leading Generational Change, in Adelaide 26-27 November 2013 at the Hilton Adelaide…. (read more).

February 2013 Edition

At our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Brisbane on 24 November 2012, IAHA Members voted to transfer our organisational structure to a “Company Limited by Guarantee” (CLG) under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act)… (read more).


December 2012 Edition

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) held our first national conference in Brisbane on 22-23 November 2012. Widespread feedback from participants has heralded the conference as a resounding success… (read more).

October 2012 Edition

The IAHA National Conference & AGM is now Bigger, Better and has a NEW VENUE!! 22-24 November 2012 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets South Bank, Brisbane… (read more).

August 2012 Edition

The National Conference is coming up fast, we are already in August so it’s just around the corner. If you haven’t already registered now you need to do so as soon as possible. To register complete the Online registration form or the downloadable registration form an either email or fax it through… (read more).