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Aboriginal corporations in Tennant Creek calling for tougher alcohol restrictions

6 April 2018

Aboriginal corporations in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory (NT), have asked the NT's new Liquor Commission for tougher alcohol restrictions in the town, with a view to making them permanent.
 

Recording of the Knowledge Centre alcohol research webinar now available

6 March 2018

The recording of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre's latest webinar is now available.
 

New alcohol and drug support service launched in Townsville

1 March 2018

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN), in collaboration with The Salvation Army, recently launched a new alcohol and drugs support service to help manage and reduce substance addiction across the Townsville region in Queensland.
 

Northern Territory alcohol floor price aims to drive transformative change

28 February 2018

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has announced a floor price on alcohol in an attempt to reduce harms from the substance and the chronic social problems that come with it.
 

Positive choices storytelling competition

21 February 2018

Positive Choices is running a storytelling competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are 12-14 years of age.
 

$20 million boost for Aboriginal in-home-care

14 February 2018

An organisation supporting the health and wellness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Kwinana and Rockingham in Western Australia has welcomed a $20 million tender aiming to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.
 

Queensland drug and alcohol court launches in Brisbane

12 February 2018

The Drug and Alcohol Court has been reinstated in Queensland following a review of the Drug and Specialist Courts System.
 

Children spread anti-drug word

8 February 2018

A Mildura Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) initiative is building young people rsquo;s confidence to make safe life choices in Mildura, Victoria.
 

Modelling reveals how to reduce alcohol-related harm in Tasmania

8 February 2018

Controlling the availability and price of alcohol in Tasmania has been proven effective in reducing alcohol-related harms.
 

Poor lifestyle choices increase Western Australian healthcare costs by $900 Million

7 February 2018

West Australian (WA) people making poor lifestyle choices are driving up healthcare costs, with chronic diseases that could be avoided adding almost $900 million a year.
 

Experts say family involvement important to AOD rehabilitation success

2 February 2018

People who are experiencing issues with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) will rehabilitate more effectively if their families are involved in the process, says AOD experts.
 

Join in on a free webinar about alcohol research with guest presenter Scott Wilson

29 January 2018

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a webinar on Thursday 22 February 2018 with guest presenter Scott Wilson from the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health and Alcohol.
 

Local Drug Action Team Program funding now open

18 January 2018

Funding for round three of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program is now open.
 

New website launched on AOD treatment options in SA

12 January 2018

A new website which aims to help people in South Australia (SA) to access alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services was launched this week by the Hon Peter Malinauskas MLC, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
 

Wiradjuri Wellness Project improving local lives

21 December 2017

A new rehabilitation and mental health service centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in mid-west New South Wales (NSW) has now opened.
 

ReSet Consortium led by Wungening Aboriginal Corporation win justice tender to deliver reintegration services

21 December 2017

A leading metropolitan Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation has led a Consortium comprising Centrecare Incorporated, Wirrpanda Foundation and St Bartholomew's House to secure a large portion of the Department of Justice's Adult Justice Services, including: Metropolitan Reintegration - Re-entry and Accommodation (men and women) Metropolitan Reintegration - Parenting and Family Support Services (men and women).
 

Petrol sales restricted in Northern Territory community during festive season to reduce alcohol use

18 December 2017

Community leaders in a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia have limited the sale of petrol over Christmas to stop people leaving town and bringing in alcohol.
 

National alcohol strategy 2018-2026 now open for public consultation

12 December 2017

The Department of Health has opened a public consultation process, and is inviting stakeholders and the general public to provide feedback on the National alcohol strategy 2018-2026.
 

Calls for overhaul of violence prevention programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and boys

28 November 2017

A discussion paper released by White Ribbon and the Healing Foundation said that inappropriate and badly targeted strategies are not working to change the behaviour of violent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
 

New review explores the harmful effects of alcohol use in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context

20 November 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) has published a new Review of the harmful use of alcohol among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Funding for new SEWB team at Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service

17 November 2017

Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service will receive $1.2 million to provide counselling and mental health services to clients in their alcohol, tobacco and drug program.
 

Community forums in NSW to look at youth diversion services and drug rehabilitation services

13 November 2017

The Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) (NSW/ACT) is hosting a series of community forums to assess the adequacy of youth diversion programs and the provision of alcohol and other drug (AOD) rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote communities in New South Wales (NSW).
 

Join in on a free FASD webinar with guest presenter Raewyn Mutch

8 November 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) webinar on Wednesday 29 November with guest presenter Dr Raewyn Mutch from the Telethon Kids Institute.
 

$9 million investment in community driven programs for Northern Rivers

7 November 2017

The Indigenous Health Minister, Ken Wyatt, has announced $9.1 million in funding to community driven programs in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales (NSW), to tackle health challenges in the area, including substance use, mental health, suicide, and chronic disease.
 

Currajong Aboriginal Health Centre in Parkes, launches Aboriginal Hub Project

27 October 2017

The Currajong Aboriginal Health Centre has launched a new project to offer more support to people with drug, alcohol and mental health issues.
 

Learn about the AOD Knowledge Centre's latest resources in free October webinar

18 October 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
 

New local drug action team reveals how it will tackle Central Queensland's drug problem

16 October 2017

The Federal Government has a new plan to tackle the drug 'ice' in Central Queensland.
 

Western Australian AOD Excellence Awards now open

11 October 2017

The 2018 Western Australian Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence Awards are now open.
 

Latest National drug strategy household survey released

29 September 2017

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have released the National drug household survey: detailed findings 2016 report.
 

Funding boost to help new AOD programs in WA

22 September 2017

Three new alcohol and other drugs (AOD) programs will begin around the South West region of Western Australia (WA) next month, as part of additional funding received by Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation.
 

Support service as rehabilitation follow-up

18 September 2017

A new program in Western Australia's (WA) Kimberley region aims to provide rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who use substances, with a $1 million Commonwealth grant to support the initiative.
 

Training boost for drug and alcohol treatment sector

14 September 2017

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Drug Education Network to build the capacity of the drug and alcohol treatment sector to provide care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
 

New public consultation portal launched for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

9 March 2017

A new online public consultation portal, My Life, My Lead, has been launched to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.
 

New Closing the gap report shows limited success in meeting targets

14 February 2017

The Australian Government has released the latest Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2017, the ninth annual report card on the progress made towards meeting the nation's targets to close the gap in life expectancy, early childhood, health, education and employment between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.
 

New search feature on AODconnect app

2 February 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and other Drugs Knowledge Centre has improved the way users can find services on the mobile phone app, AODconnect.
 

Join in on a free AOD webinar with guest presenter Anthony Shakeshaft

9 January 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31 January 2017 with guest presenter Professor Anthony Shakeshaft from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).
 

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage report released

17 November 2016

The seventh Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage (OID) report from the Australian Government Productivity Commission has been released today.
 

Learn more about the AOD Knowledge Centre in a free November webinar

16 November 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) will be hosting our first webinar on Friday 25 November 2016.
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre now open

31 October 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting a biannual online evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

Significantly higher disease burden for Indigenous Australians - but improvements made

26 September 2016

A new report released on Friday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) finds that although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face a substantially higher disease burden than non-Indigenous Australians, improvements have been seen, with more possible.
 

Indigenous leader hopes the new drug transit laws will stem the flow of drugs and alcohol

13 July 2016

The leader of an Aboriginal community in Western Australia (WA) is hoping tough new laws giving police the power to crackdown on drug routes in the region will stem the flow of drugs and alcohol.
 

New publication confirms important improvements in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

16 May 2016

The Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre now open

10 May 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an online evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey 2014-15 released

29 April 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the findings of a major survey about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
 

Feedback from the Australian Indigenous AOD Knowledge Centre user survey

16 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) recently conducted a user survey, which aimed to inform us how users are interacting with the website, what information is useful, gauge user satisfaction and gain feedback about our new resources.
 

New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment services

10 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre today launched an Android version of their free mobile phone app called AODconnect, which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre survey now open

25 November 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

New alcohol and other drugs factsheets on the AOD Knowledge Centre Community portal

4 November 2015

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) has released a series of alcohol and other drug factsheets on the Community portal, a resource for Elders and community members working to reduce the harms from alcohol and other drug use in their communities.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drug and alcohol resource finalist in Internet award

28 August 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is a finalist in the Diversity category in the prestigious 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).
 

AOD Knowledge Centre selected as a finalist in the 2015 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards

11 June 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre), developed by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA).
 

New tools aim to help reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

18 May 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) today launched two portals and a free mobile phone app which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

14 May 2015

Enter our survey on the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) and tell us what you think about the Knowledge Centre website.
 

New Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workers

24 February 2015

The first 10 West Australian graduates to receive nationally recognised qualifications to support people using alcohol and other drugs were congratulated at a ceremony in Mount Lawley today.
 

New NCETA resource: FundAssist

10 December 2014

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) have recently launched a new resource package, FundAssist, to help non-government organisations prepare, plan and write funding applications.
 

National drug strategy household survey findings

3 December 2014

Australians in remote areas are twice as likely to use methamphetamines, smoke daily or engage in risky drinking as those in cities.
 

Alcohol and other drug forum for Aboriginal communities in Bega Valley

20 November 2014

Free forums on alcohol and other drug-related issues are being held in coming weeks in Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay and Bega, New South Wales.
 

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014 released

19 November 2014

The Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision have recently released the report, Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.
 

Mental health and alcohol and other drug centre opens in Derby

30 October 2014

Mental health services in Derby, Western Australia (WA), and surrounding communities have been boosted with the opening of new premises for the Derby Community Mental Health and Drug Service.
 

Noongar Elders helping mental health services reach out to Perth community

10 October 2014

Irene and Albert McNamara tell yarns about their lives and experiences as Aboriginal Elders to help mental health service providers better understand Noongar people.
 

Fitzroy Crossing women tackle alcohol scourge

10 September 2014

This article covers the positive work June Oscar has been involved in regarding alcohol consumption in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia.
 

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies 2014 diversity resource released

5 September 2014

The Working with diversity in alcohol and other drug settings resource has been developed by the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) to support non-government alcohol and other drug organisations in their work with the diversity of clients that access our services and represent the New South Wales (NSW) population.
 

Concerns Aboriginal Victorians are not served by alcohol and other drug treatment system

3 September 2014

The alcohol and other drug sector in Victoria is undergoing a major change that will streamline its services for drug users.
 

The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre Rothbury forced to close

3 September 2014

The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Rothbury, New South Wales, has been forced to close its doors - effective immediately - because a not-for-profit company owned by the Federal Government is selling the property.
 

Yarn circle a step in the right direction

22 August 2014

A new program gives local men the opportunity to talk about their problems in a safe environment in New South Wales.
 

An alcohol and other drug free lifestyle major plus for jobseekers

21 August 2014

Major infrastructure projects, under way in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, present numerous opportunities for jobseekers, but they also pose a test of personal responsibility.
 

Tenders called for contractor to build Aboriginal alcohol and other drug retreat

20 August 2014

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government is taking steps to build an Aboriginal bush retreat for alcohol and other drug rehabilitation near Tharwa.
 

The Glen Rehabilitation Centre in jeopardy

12 August 2014

The future of The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Rothbury, New South Wales (NSW), is in jeopardy because a not-for-profit company owned by the Federal Government intends to sell the property, Chief Executive Officer, Joe Coyte, said.
 

Rehabilitation facility will be open to everyone in North West region of South Australia

7 August 2014

The new alcohol and drug rehabilitation service for the North West region of South Australia (SA) will be open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients, according to the Federal member for Grey.
 

DRUMBEAT improves mental health of Western Australian prisoners

1 August 2014

An independent evaluation, by the University of Western Australia (UWA), of an innovative program trialled in Western Australian (WA) prisons has found a group-based program that combines hand drumming with social and emotional learning can improve the mental health of prisoners.
 

End of the road for Makin' tracks

23 July 2014

An award-winning counselling service for Aboriginal alcohol and other drug users in South Australia has had its Federal funding cut.
 

Detention facility officially named site for alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre

18 July 2014

A long-awaited alcohol and other drug (AOD) rehabilitation centre will officially be located at the old Ellis Close detention facility in Port Augusta, South Australia (SA).
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug use in the spotlight

11 July 2014

Health experts from Poche Centres around Australia are assembling in Darwin, Northern Territory, on July 11 2014 for a Key thinkers' forum to discuss alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
 

Locals hear message of Swimming the river

30 June 2014

Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation (CAC) hosted the launch of an Aboriginal education DVD on Friday, June 20.
 

Knowledge Centre community survey: identifying the information needs of communities in relation to alcohol and other drugs

6 June 2014

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) is conducting a survey to identify the information needs of communities in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
 

Launch of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

4 June 2014

Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, today launched a new Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre at the NIDAC conference in Melbourne.
 

Calls for FASD to become a disability

3 June 2014

Aboriginal health groups are calling for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to be recognised as a disability.
 

Mayor wants end to grog-running in Aurukun

2 April 2014

The Mayor of Aurukun on Cape York, Queensland, Derek Walpo, says he is fed up with grog runners targeting his community.
 

Funding boost for Australian researchers

18 February 2014

The Australian Government today announced $133 million in funding to help Australian researchers find new health treatments and cures.
 

Ted Wilkes honoured with Order of Australia award

29 January 2014

HealthInfoNet consultant and former Advisory Board member Associate Professor Ted Wilkes was recognised on January 26 for his dedication to fighting for a better quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
 

2012-13 Australian Medical Association Indigenous health report card launched

10 December 2013

The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card 2012-13, the healthy early years - getting the right start in life, was released today by Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, at Parliament House in Canberra.
 

Release of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13

27 November 2013

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.
 

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health council external report 2013 highlights success of community controlled health services

16 September 2013

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) external report 2013 (the Report) on primary health care data extracted from community controlled clinics across Queensland shows significant gains in health access and improvements, whilst demonstrating there is more work needed in coming years.
 

State of preventative health 2013 report released

5 August 2013

The Australian Government has today released the first ever State of preventive health report, a comprehensive overview of the current health challenges facing Australians in relation to chronic disease.
 

New clinical web resource helping health practitioners to reduce Indigenous chronic disease

26 June 2013

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has today launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicallnfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.
 

WA HealthInfoNet post-workshop survey - we need your feedback

24 June 2013

If you have participated in a HealthInfoNet workshop in WA we need your feedback - please take a few minutes to complete this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Western-Australian-health-workers-survey This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.
 

Indigenous woman recognised for distinguished service in health and social welfare programs

11 June 2013

Indigenous woman June Oscar has been appointed an officer in the Order of Australia for leading the campaign to successfully introduce restrictions on the sale of full strength take-away alcohol in Western Australia's Fitzroy valley.
 

Free HealthInfoNet workshops in Albany, WA - 11-13 March 2013

20 February 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in Albany, Western Australia delivering free workshops from the 11th - 13th March 2013.
 

Report into Aboriginal service delivery in the Northern Territory (NT) makes 12 recommendations

2 October 2012

A report into spending on service delivery in remote Aboriginal communities recommends a reassessment of priorities and greater transparency.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest in November

20 September 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops are coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest region in November.
 

Live Longer! Campaign recent grant recipients announced

18 September 2012

The Minister for Indigenous health, Mr Warren Snowdon has announced the latest round of grant recipients for the Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (Live longer! campaign).
 

New online resource for Australia's Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Workers

13 September 2012

An online portal to support Australia's Healthy Lifestyle Workers was launched this week by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara (now including Newman)

4 September 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Pilbara next week delivering free workshops from September 10th to the 17th.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara

27 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Pillbara region of Western Australia (WA).
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

31 July 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Kimberley next week delivering free workshops from August 6th to the 17th.
 

National Preventive Health Research Strategy (2012-2016) Consultation Draft - Invitation to comment

26 July 2012

Promoting a healthy Australia (The Australian National Preventive Health Agency) invites submissions for the second consultation process to develop the National preventive health research strategy 2012-2016.
 

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work launched at NIDAC conference today

7 June 2012

The Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work was launched today (7 June 2012) at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA).
 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet named a finalist for the National Drug and Alcohol Awards 2012

29 May 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was recently nominated in the National Drug and Alcohol Awards 2012 for its work on the substance use section of its website.
 

Do you use the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet's substance use section? Take our survey

22 May 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is undertaking a survey to find out information on users accessing the website, particularly its 'substance use' section.
 

Bourke community to launch awareness campaign targeting alcohol and other drug use

24 April 2012

On Wednesday 2 May 2012, the Bourke Alcohol and drug working group (BAWG) will launch an alcohol and other drug awareness campaign in Bourke, New South Wales (NSW).
 

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT wants floor price for alcohol

27 March 2012

The peak body for Aboriginal health services in the Northern Territory (NT), the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT), says Australia should follow Britain's lead and introduce a floor price on alcohol.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops: helping to 'close the gap' in Indigenous health

20 March 2012

To increase access to its web resource and build the capacity of the frontline health workforce - and to assist the health workforce in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health - the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will deliver a program of free workshops across Western Australia (WA) over 18 months from April 2012.
 

Nation-wide grants announced for research into preventive health

6 March 2012

Almost $4 million in research funding has been allocated nation-wide to 13 new projects that will investigate ways to prevent the harm caused by obesity, tobacco and harmful use of alcohol.
 

Northern Territory alcohol reforms still lowering crime rate

29 February 2012

The Northern Territory (NT) Government's alcohol reforms, stage one of which was effective from 1 July 2011, have been deemed a success by the Minister for Alcohol Policy, Delia Lawrie.
 

New Indigenous mental health web resource launched

22 February 2012

A new web resource for Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workers is now available on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.
 

Time to nominate excellent local governments (Indigenous, rural health, roads and more...)

12 January 2012

Entries are now being sought for a competition that recognises local government achievements in Indigenous community engagement, reconciliation, rural and remote health and improving services to remote communities.
 

Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit launched

13 December 2011

The Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Thomson, today attended the Canberra launch of a new Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit to help tackle chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
 

Stronger Futures legislation proposed today

23 November 2011

The Government will today introduce its Stronger futures legislation into Parliament.
 

New measures to tackle alcohol, jobs, education in NT

15 November 2011

The Australian Government has today announced new initiatives to tackle alcohol abuse, school attendance and employment in remote communities in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

Indigenous social worker from WA acknowledged for remarkable contributions

10 November 2011

Associate Professor Dawn Bessarab from the Aboriginal Health and Education Unit, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, has won a 2011 Social Worker of the Year award.
 

More Indigenous Australians accessing targeted health services

26 October 2011

There was a significant increase in the use of services targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2009-10 compared with the previous year, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

Government releases NT consultation report

24 October 2011

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin released the Stronger futures in the Northern Territory consultation report in Alice Springs last week.
 

$39.8 million in health and medical research to help close the gap

19 October 2011

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, and the Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, today announced 53 National Health and Medical Research Council grants focusing on Indigenous health.
 

Health workers honoured at the Deadly Awards

28 September 2011

The 17th Deadly Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House on the 27 September 2011, recognising outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in sport, the arts, music and health.
 

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

8 February 2011

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has just released a report on substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, focusing on the three main areas of tobacco use, alcohol consumption and illicit drug use (including petrol sniffing).
 

Fetal alcohol study set up

17 July 2010

Marulu: The Lililwan Project, launched on Saturday the 17 July 2010, is Australia's first study into the prevalence and impact of foetal alcohol sprectrum disorder among Indigenous children.
 

New review now available: The harmful use of alcohol among Indigenous Australians

14 June 2010

A review of the harmful use of alcohol among Indigenous Australians is now available on the Indigenous alcohol use web resource.
 

New report released: The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

28 May 2010

The latest results from national statistical collections on the health and wellbeing of Australia's Indigenous population have been revealed today with the release of The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2010.
 

New digital content for the AOD Knowledge Centre

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) is pleased to announce a series of new digital resources now available on the web resource.
 

AMSANT welcomes the NT Review of alcohol legislation and policy

John Paterson, CEO of Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) has welcomed the final report of the Northern Territory (NT) Review of alcohol legislation and policy released this month.
 
 
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