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Use of palliative care medicine services increasing; expenditure up by 80% 25 May 2016

Less disease and injury burden since 2003—more improvements possible 10 May 2016

Client contacts at Indigenous health organisations continue to increase 4 May 2016

Cervical cancer screening saving lives 3 May 2016


Fewer young people under youth justice supervision, but Indigenous young people are still over-represented 27 April 2016

Number of children receiving protection services continues to rise, three-quarters repeat clients 21 April 2016


Children in out-of-home care report feeling safe 23 March 2016

Australian private hospital admissions rising faster than public hospital admissions 16 March 2016


Significant health gap remains between Australians with disability and those without disability 25 February 2016

Indigenous children and young people more likely to be hospitalised due to injury 12 February 2016

Young people in child protection more likely to also be under youth justice supervision 10 February 2016

Over one-third of specialist homelessness clients seek domestic and family violence support 3 February 2016

Spending on mental health services hits $8 billion 2 February 2016


Toothache more common for uninsured 28 January 2016



Fewer cases of golden staph in public hospitals 18 December 2015

Adoption numbers continue to fall, but adoptions by carers reach highest point in the decade 17 December 2015

Nationally, use of seclusion practices in mental health facilities declines 16 December 2015

1 in 2 Australians affected by eye problems—higher for Indigenous Australians 15 December 2015

Higher rate of women giving birth than a decade ago, but this has slowed in recent years 14 December 2015

Mental health and domestic violence continue to be key issues facing homelessness services 11 December 2015

Spending on pharmaceuticals slows, but more prescriptions dispensed 10 December 2015

Falling youth detention numbers means greater over-representation of Indigenous young people 4 December 2015

More hospitalisations for musculoskeletal conditions 3 December 2015


Prisoners report some improvements to health and health behaviours during incarceration 27 November 2015

More women training as specialists in Australia’s medical workforce 26 November 2015

Indigenous Australians more likely to be at risk for, and die from, CVD, diabetes and kidney disease 25 November 2015

Most emergency department patients seen on time 19 November 2015

Patients requiring urgent radiotherapy usually treated within a day, others wait less than two weeks 11 November 2015


Performance indicators show improvements in Indigenous primary health care service delivery 29 October 2015

First-of-its-kind report provides picture of breast cancer in young Australian women 26 October 2015

Children in care at greater risk academically 21 October 2015

Improvements seen in elective surgery waiting times 15 October 2015

New data display helps track safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people 14 October 2015

New report examines ‘pathways’ through youth justice supervision 9 October 2015

Australia’s 50,000 premature deaths—with many potentially avoidable 7 October 2015

‘Ice’ availability and use increasing; more seeking treatment 2 October 2015

More than half of targeted women participate in breast cancer screening program 1 October 2015


Continued slow growth in health spending 24 September 2015

Australians’ use of palliative care services double over the last decade 23 September 2015

Report seeks to understand Australians’ smoking patterns 16 September 2015

Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern 8 September 2015

Acute kidney injury hospitalisations increasing 7 September 2015

Half of Australians in permanent residential aged care suffer from dementia 4 September 2015


Social housing reduces financial stress and promotes stability for tenants 28 August 2015

Falls most common cause of injury—with numbers rising 26 August 2015

Better educated and living longer—but welfare services still key to participation for some groups 20 August 2015

1 in 5 Australians affected by multiple chronic diseases 12 August 2015

Nurse and midwife registration numbers up—but more seeking work 11 August 2015

Benchmarks set to measure cardiac care and outcomes for Indigenous Australians 4 August 2015


Youth detainees most likely to return to sentenced youth justice supervision 24 July 2015

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