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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: YouTube logoYouTube: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare  

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

Recent media releases



One in 33 children receives child protection services—the majority repeat clients 16 March 2017


More cancer cases diagnosed, but overall rates falling and survival rates improving 3 February 2017

Spending on mental health services exceeds $8.5 billion 2 February 2017



More receiving homelessness support due to family violence 15 December 2016

New report reveals overlap between homelessness, child protection and youth justice involvement 9 December 2016

Obesity and smoking rates higher in regional Australia 8 December 2016

Inactivity, smoking, obesity among risk factors that contribute to dementia 7 December 2016

Elective surgery waiting times stable nationally 1 December 2016


Despite continued increases in activity, emergency department waiting times are relatively stable 17 November 2016


More mental health prescriptions dispensed—but government spending falls due to lower costs 14 October 2016

Improvements seen in rates of newborn deaths, gap closing for Indigenous babies 12 October 2016

Australians over 40 more likely to receive treatment for alcohol—but young adults at most risk 7 October 2016

Latest health spending figures reveal mixed trends 6 October 2016


New report shows positive changes in Australians’ smoking patterns 29 September 2016

Significantly higher disease burden for Indigenous Australians—but improvements made 23 September 2016

85 out of 100 Australians say they’re healthy—but are we really? 13 September 2016


Doctor workforce increasingly specialised — and more female clinician specialists and GPs 24 August 2016

AIHW study finds high use of specialist homelessness services for those in alcohol and drug treatment 18 August 2016

1 in 6 Australians have chronic back problems 16 August 2016


Bed numbers rising more in private hospitals than in public hospitals 29 July 2016

Skin cancers common, but melanoma rates falling among younger people 13 July 2016


Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread 28 June 2016

1 in 200 Australians seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs 15 June 2016

Pain killer and antipsychotic medication use high among prisoners—particularly females 10 June 2016

Community support and employment services most used disability services 8 June 2016