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CEO Communique

Newsletter October 2012

Conference Update

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The IAHA National Conference & AGM is now Bigger, Better and has a NEW VENUE!!

22-24 November 2012 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets South Bank, Brisbane.

Click here to look at the draft program.

Registrations are still open so if you haven't already done so, click here to REGISTER NOW!

IAHA Website now live

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Click here to visit the new and improved IAHA website.

We always welcome feedback so contact us if you have any thoughts about the website.

IAHA Media Release - Improving Indigenous mental health outcomes is a collaborative effort

Click here to read IAHA's latest Media Release sent out on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday 10 October 2012.

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Have Your Say - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan Consultations happening NOW!!!

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The Australian Government is developing a new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan and is undertaking nation-wide consultations. 

Click here to access the Discussion Paper.

Click here to submit your feedback online.

Participants will have the opportunity to provide their views on the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through group workshops and public forums.

By attending a consultation in your state or territory, you can help to make sure the Health Plan reflects the key health issues and priorities that matter most to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.

Consultation Forums have already been held in Northern Territory. The following forums are stiil to come:

  • Canberra (ACT) Monday, 22 October 2012
  • Launceston (TAS) Friday, 9 November 2012
  • Melbourne (VIC) Monday, 12 November 2012
  • Shepparton (VIC) Tuesday, 13 November 2012
  • Port Augusta (SA) Wednesday, 14 November 2012
  • Adelaide (SA) Thursday, 15 November 2012
  • Sydney (NSW) Monday, 3 December 2012
  • Brisbane (QLD) Tuesday, 4 December 2012
  • Cairns (QLD) Wednesday, 5 December 2012
  • Thursday Island (QLD) Friday, 7 December 2012
  • Broome (WA) Monday, 10 December 2012
  • Perth (WA) Tuesday, 11 December 2012
  • Dubbo (NSW) Thursday, 13 December 2012

For more information you can visit the website or email your enquiry to the Department of Health and Ageing.

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Mental Health Practice Standards and Competencies - REVIEW

A consultation process is underway to review the Mental Health Practice Standards and Competencies. This will impact on our Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker and Indigenous Mental Health Practitioner members.

IAHA would like to submit a response, so please email us if you are interested in contributing or would like further information.

IAHA's written responses need to be completed by Friday 26th October.

You may also like to have your say by completing the online survey.

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NAHRLS Online Survey - Win an iPad!!!

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Complete the NAHRLS short online survey and go into the draw to for your chance to win an Apple iPad!

The Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS) is seeking health professionals for an online survey to help them understand how they can improve support to rural and remote health professionals wanting to take leave but find it difficult to backfill their positions.

The online survey should only take 10-15 minutes and is completely anonymous. To complete the online survey please click here

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