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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



Over a third of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease 24 October 2014

More emergency department patients ‘seen on time’ 22 October 2014

Elective surgery waiting times stable as more patients admitted 20 October 2014

Government programs help improve access to affordable housing for Australians on low incomes 15 October 2014

Diversion from criminal justice system into drug treatment programs doubles over last 10 years 14 October 2014

Disadvantaged Australians face hardest climb out of homelessness 2 October 2014

Participation in breast screening program remains steady in target age group 1 October 2014


New report looks at Australia’s growing private hospital admissions 26 September 2014

More patients who die in hospital receive palliative care 24 September 2014

Health spending growth slowest since the 1980s 23 September 2014

Stillbirth rates fall for mothers over 40 12 September 2014

One in four aged care places is in community-based care 10 September 2014

Major cities have greatest supply of medical practitioners, while remote areas have greatest supply of nurses and midwives 9 September 2014

Some improvement in Indigenous life expectancy, but a 10 year gap remains 5 September 2014

Osteoporosis reported in 15% of women and 3% of men aged over 50 4 September 2014


Transition care helps older people return home after hospital stay 29 August 2014

In death, Australians are not equal—with higher rates for males, people in remote areas and Indigenous Australians 21 August 2014

More Indigenous Australians accessing health checks, but many still miss out 20 August 2014

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk 19 August 2014

Long term improvements in oral health, but some concerns emerging 18 August 2014

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions among Australia’s most costly diseases 15 August 2014

Death rates for respiratory conditions declining 13 August 2014

More than 100,000 Australians received alcohol and other drug treatment services in 2012–13 12 August 2014

More staff provide primary health-care services to Indigenous Australians 11 August 2014

New report highlights Australians’ changing use of aged care services 6 August 2014