Statistical information concerning suicide and self-harm

To assist people to understand statistical information concerning suicide and self-harm, Auseinet has just updated its papers on key findings based on data recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Primarily the data collected by the Bureau of Statistics is very broad and isn’t broken down to show these trends amongst people from CALD backgrounds.
Rather it concentrates on gender, age, location and method. The data and key findings can be found on the LIFE: National Suicide Prevention Strategy website:

Teaching on the run - Teaching tips for clinicians

The popular Medical Journal of Australia series on medical teaching, "Teaching on the run" by Fiona Lake and Gerard Ryan, has recently appeared in book form. An invaluable pocket-size compendium for anyone involved in the teaching of medical students. Highly recommended. MJA Books, 2006. ISBN 09777578607, AARP 23.95

Social determinants of indigenous health

"The social determinants of indigenous health," edited by Bronwyn Carson (Allen & Unwin, 2007 ; ARRP 49.95) is a new publication which looks at the social origins of Australia's poor standard of indigenous health.Topics discussed include poverty, housing, unemployment and human rights. An important work in understanding the root causes of indigenous health problems.

Close the Gap : solutions to the indigenous health crisis facing Australia

Australia is ranked bottom of a league table of wealthy nations working to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples, according to a new report published today (Monday 2 April) by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and Oxfam Australia.