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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.

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

Recent media releases



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

More homelessness assistance provided for domestic violence and other housing crises 15 December 2014

Improvements seen across many Indigenous primary healthcare indicators 12 December 2014

Adoptions remain low despite more carer adoptions 10 December 2014

Australia’s allied health workforce growing 9 December 2014

Bowel cancer screening significantly reduces risk of bowel cancer death 4 December 2014

New AIHW report looks at suicide and self-harm statistics 3 December 2014

Oral health in Indigenous children in the Northern Territory improving 2 December 2014


Fewer young people in sentenced detention 28 November 2014

40% of Australians smoke, drink too much alcohol or use illicit drugs 25 November 2014

Australians living longer, with more years free of disability 21 November 2014