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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



Demand for housing assistance grows; more seeking rent assistance and social housing waiting lists remain long 29 May 2015

1 in 7 Australians affected by arthritis 15 May 2015

Homelessness services the key to public housing tenancies for many vulnerable people 13 May 2015

Injury death rates decline in decade to 2009–10 12 May 2015

Children receiving protection services up 6%, three-quarters are repeat clients 8 May 2015

Asthma preventer inhalers under-used in Australia 5 May 2015

Cervical cancer reduced due to screening 1 May 2015


Primary health care contacts at Indigenous health organisations up by 13% 30 April 2015

Numbers and rates of young people under supervision declining 29 April 2015

Drug treatment program clients increasingly older—more treated for amphetamine use 24 April 2015

Indigenous Australians—100,000 years of life lost to premature death each year 10 April 2015

Growth in use of pharmacotherapy treatment for drug dependence slows 9 April 2015


Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease risk factors common among Australians 25 March 2015

Mental health services spending on the rise 20 March 2015

Australia’s hospital admissions rising 19 March 2015

New report looks at aged care service use in final years of life 18 March 2015

Chronic disease responsible for most deaths in older age groups, suicide in young people 13 March 2015


Hearing loss and ear conditions common among Indigenous children—but some improvements seen 26 February 2015


Most fatal burden of disease caused by cancer and cardiovascular disease 30 January 2015



Rates of golden staph bloodstream infections (SAB) continuing to drop in public hospitals 23 December 2014

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease responsible for 20% of hospitalisations 22 December 2014

Share of health spending dedicated to primary health care increasing 19 December 2014

Cancer cases double since 1982, but survival improving 18 December 2014

Continued decline in use of seclusion in mental health facilities 17 December 2014

More babies born in Australia 16 December 2014