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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



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

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease affect over a quarter of Australians 19 November 2014

Mental health-related GP services continue to grow, medication most common form of management 13 November 2014

Falls, self-harm, transport injuries and assault most common causes for hospitalised injury in young people 12 November 2014

Football leading cause of hospitalised sports injury 4 November 2014


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