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The AIHW releases around 140 publications a year, many of which have accompanying media releases.

Institute staff also attend many conferences and events.

Online media clips are located here: AIHW YouTube channel 

For further information please contact the AIHW's Digital and Media Communications Unit.

Recent media releases



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