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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



Most tenants report benefits to living in social housing 10 August 2017


New study provides greater insight into suicide in ADF personnel 30 June 2017

More Australians seeking drug treatment—amphetamine treatment more than doubles 28 June 2017

Cancer impacting Australia’s health more than any other group of diseases 14 June 2017

Immunisation rates improve for Australian children 8 June 2017

Teenage smoking and drinking down, while drug use rises among older people 1 June 2017


More Australians turning to weight loss surgery 26 May 2017

Palliative care hospitalisations rising for Australians at end-of-life 24 May 2017

Hospital admissions growing steadily, more Australians going private in hospitals 17 May 2017

New data provides first picture of the use of restraint in mental health facilities 5 May 2017


Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women 19 April 2017

Small changes in our weight could significantly reduce health impact of obesity 13 April 2017


Fewer young people under youth justice supervision 31 March 2017

Rates of girls immunised against HPV improve, but some local communities lag behind 30 March 2017

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