GP Research Review

This is a unique new publication that summarizes the best in local & international General Practice research, reports it in an Australian context and distributes free via email every month to subscribers.

Indicators for chronic diseases and their determinants 2008 (AIHW)

A new national report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) focuses on 12 chronic conditions that represent a large burden of disease in Australia. While there have been favourable trends for the majority of indicators, the report reveals that bowel cancer and obesity are on the rise.

Report available from :

Bringing Them Home

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Apology was based, in part, on the searing 1997 "Bringing Them Home" report into the stolen generations. This report is now available full-text.

Indigenous Portal (Australian Government)

The Indigenous Portal is a window to resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. Available links and information include Federal Budget details, the "Public Calling" indigenous recruitment program, Australian Government indigenous programs, partnership agreements, annual reports and ABS Indigenous statistics.

Apology to the Stolen Generation Wednesday, 13 February 2008

For the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales full statement on the Prime Minister's apology to the Stolen Generation please refer to the website

The wording of the apology from the Federal Government can be viewed at

Further details from Canberra can be accessed via

Commentary : Why the compensation question won't go away by Alexander Reilly

NSW Mental Health Act

New South Wales Consolidated Acts

The link above gives information about the NSW Mental Health Act as of December 2007.

Rural mental health

Australian Journal of Rural Health: Vol 16(1), February 2008

Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among rural older Australians and Americans p. 33-39

Rural health and climate change

Australian Journal of Rural Health: Vol 16(1), February 2008
Climate change and the rural health workforce p.1
Effect of climate change on Australian rural and remote regions: What do we know and what do we need to know? p. 2-4

The above articles describe the effect of global warming/climate change on rural health

National public health expenditure report 2005-06 (AIHW)

This publication provides detailed estimates of recurrent expenditure for financial year 2005-06 along with selected time series data back to 1999-00. The report summarises estimates of funding and recurrent expenditure from key health departments and agencies of the Australian Government and each State and Territory Government by 9 public health activity categories.