Guaranteeing the mental health and social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
29 Apr 2014
Earlier this year, the National Mental Health Commission announced a comprehensive review of mental health services and programs across Australia, including in the private,...
04 Mar 2014
The AMA’s 2013 Report Card on healthy early development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children was successfully launched by the Assistant Minister for Health, Ms...
11 Feb 2013
On February 6 this year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard presented her annual report to Australian Parliament on the government’s Closing the Gap measures to improve health and life...
07 Apr 2013
In recent years, Australians have become increasingly aware that poor mental health can affect any of us at any time. Government health policy has also sought a more concerted...
Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children – will Australia make the grade?
29 Jul 2013
One issue that has not had much attention so far in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election is the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.Tony Abbott has indicated...
23 Sep 2013
By Chips MackinoltyFour or five years ago I made the decision to pretty much stop going to funerals. Of course since then I have been to many—too many. There came a time...
20 May 2012
Each year since 2002, the AMA has produced a high profile Report Card bringing to public attention outstanding problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Each...
15 Jul 2012
It is generally accepted that the quality of a person’s early years in life will have a significant effect on the quality of their later life, in terms of health and other...
16 Sep 2012
A major cause of the high rates of illness and premature death among Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders is the fact that they do not access primary health care at a...