Tomorrow: Abs And Aihw Publication Launch - The Health And Welfare Of Australia

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April 28, 2008 


 





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Attention Chiefs of Staff and News Editors:


News Diary Alert....

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News Diary Alert....


Tomorrow: ABS and AIHW publication launch - The Health and Welfare of Australia’s

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2008


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

will be celebrating the release of the publication The Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and

Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2008 at a function in Sydney tomorrow (29 April).


The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The Hon. Jenny

Macklin, MP will be the keynote speaker. Also speaking will be Professor Sandra Eades, Australia’s

first Aboriginal medical doctor to be awarded a PhD (for her investigation of the health of Aboriginal

women and children in the Perth area). Sandra was also 2006 NSW Woman of the Year.


The Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2008 (cat. no.

4704.0) is a joint venture between the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health

and Welfare.


It provides a comprehensive statistical overview, largely at the national level, of Aboriginal and Torres

Strait Islander health and welfare. The publication draws together a wide range of information from

demographic and population characteristics to housing circumstances; maternal and child health;

health risk factors; health status; disability; mortality; and access to, and use of, services.


Keynote

speaker:

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The

Hon. Jenny Macklin, MP

What:

The Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

2008 (cat. no. 4704.0)

When:

12.15 pm for 12.20 pm start tomorrow Tuesday 29 April 2008

Where:

Dockside at Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney (at the Conference of the Coalition for

Research to Improve Aboriginal Health). Main entrance off Wheat Road - City side of

Darling Harbour


Media representatives planning to attend are asked to advise Jane Kahler from the ABS or Nigel

Harding from the AIHW on the numbers below.


FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 



Jane Kahler 0447 693 708



Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



Nigel Harding 0409 307 671






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