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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, apart from our own Australia's Welfare and Australia's health launch conferences.

For further information please contact the AIHW's Media and Strategic Engagement Unit.

Recent media releases



Child protection services received by 135,000 kids 25 July 2014

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