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Smoking rates down, fewer young people drinking alcohol and mixed results on illicit use of drugs 17 July 2014

Indigenous home ownership on the rise, while overcrowding declines 16 July 2014

More medical indemnity claims in the private sector 11 July 2014

Greater safety risks for Indigenous kids 9 July 2014

Likelihood of hospitalised injury rises with older age 8 July 2014

Disability support services used by over 300,000 Australians 4 July 2014


Indigenous Australians more likely to die from CHD and COPD, but some positive trends emerging 26 June 2014

Good health, bad health habits—at a cost 25 June 2014

Bowel cancer screening saves lives—but participation slightly lower than previous year 23 June 2014

More pharmacotherapy prescribers treating fewer clients 13 June 2014

Australian children generally healthy and learning—but some not doing well 12 June 2014

Drop in head and neck cancer rates 11 June 2014

Dialysis and kidney transplantation demand could rise by at least 45% over the next decade 6 June 2014


New report finds variation in common procedures across Australia 28 May 2014

Arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis across life stages profiled in new report 16 May 2014

Over $7.2 billion spent on mental health in 2011–12 15 May 2014

Indicators show mixed results for health-care quality 12 May 2014

Heart disease death rates fall, but improvements slowing for younger and middle age groups 8 May 2014

Improved performance for Indigenous primary health care services 5 May 2014

6 in 10 women participate in cervical screening 1 May 2014


Same-day hospital admissions rising more quickly than overnight admissions 30 April 2014

Rates of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes remain stable in Australia 29 April 2014

Drop in number and rate of young people under youth justice supervision 17 April 2014


Rise in spending on hospitals and primary health care 21 March 2014


What works to improve education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians 28 February 2014

6 in 10 Australian women undergo cancer screening 27 February 2014

Oral health varies by wealth and location 26 February 2014

Cardiovascular diseases top Australian health care spending 25 February 2014

Improving early childhood outcomes for Indigenous children the focus of new Clearinghouse paper 7 February 2014


Indigenous children’s ear health improving, but still a problem 31 January 2014

Australia’s medical workforce continues to grow 24 January 2014

External causes responsible for most deaths in younger age groups, chronic disease in older 16 January 2014

More women entering the dental workforce 15 January 2014



Drop in rate of SAB cases in public hospitals 20 December 2013

Teenage births in decline 19 December 2013

Improving Indigenous health through better access to health services and housing strategies 18 December 2013

Holistic approaches and Indigenous involvement essential for effective programs to close the gap 18 December 2013

More Australians receiving homelessness support 17 December 2013

Cancer spending rising faster than total health spending 16 December 2013

Sport and recreation programs help health in Indigenous communities 13 December 2013

More adoptions of Australian children 12 December 2013

Fall in rate of young people in sentenced detention 10 December 2013

Most mainstream prison diversion programs not meeting the needs of Indigenous offenders 6 December 2013

Social housing tenants mostly satisfied with housing 5 December 2013


Number of nurses and midwives rises 29 November 2013

Continued drop in seclusion rates in mental health facilities 28 November 2013

HPV vaccine reduces cervical abnormalities that are precursors to cervical cancer 27 November 2013

Cervical cancer rates unchanged after introduction of new management guidelines in 2006 22 November 2013

Palliative care hospital admissions rise by half in 10 years 15 November 2013

More cases of prostate cancer, but survival rates improve 14 November 2013

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