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Mar 20, 2014 5:02:00 PM

National Close the Gap Day Queensland Celebrations

Today marks the 7th annual Close the Gap Day, which will see more than 150,000 Australians hold or attend events in Queensland and across the country. Close the Gap day is seen as a reminder to our politicians from all sides, of their commitment to ...
Dec 10, 2013 2:32:00 PM

$5 Million boost to Indigenous Medical Services across Queensland

The Queensland State Government has today donated $5 million to the Diamond Jubilee Partnerships Ltd. to fund a two year pilot project aimed at treating and preventing avoidable blindness ...
Nov 29, 2013 3:04:00 PM

2013 Hall of Fame Awards recognise lifelong contributions

Last night saw the ‘night of nights’ for Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) with the annual Hall of Fame Awards being held at South Brisbane’s famous Greek Club.
Sep 11, 2013 9:20:00 AM

Community-Controlled health services are a success: Report

A report on primary health care data extracted from community controlled clinics across Queensland shows significant gains in health access and improvements, whilst demonstrating there is more work needed in coming years. The Queensland Aboriginal and ...
Aug 27, 2013 9:18:00 AM

CQ RAICCHO Mobile Health Clinic is open for business

Today marks the launch of the Central Queensland Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation (CQ RAICCHO) mobile Health Clinic in Gladstone, funded by the Queensland Gas Company (QGC). CQ RAICCHO, a Regional Member ...
Aug 17, 2013 9:16:00 AM

NRL and Community Control Promotes Commitment to Close the Gap

This weekend marks the third annual Close the Gap round held at all NRL games nationally. Selwyn Button, CEO, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), the peak body for community controlled health services delivering healthcare to ...
Jul 25, 2013 9:14:00 AM

Indigenous communities welcome National Aboriginal Health

After a long and detailed consultation process with Indigenous communities and health experts, the Federal Government has this week released a ten year National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (the Plan). The Plan, launched in ...
Jun 1, 2013 9:12:00 AM

Better health outcomes for Queenslanders Recognised

The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has selected CheckUP in partnership with Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), to provide outreach services in Queensland under the Rural Health Outreach Fund and Medical Outreach – ...
May 16, 2013 9:11:00 AM

Federal Budget – Detail lost for Closing the Gap

The Federal Government’s investment to close the gap on Indigenous health is appreciated but does not go far enough in explaining the ‘devil in the detail’. Selwyn Button, CEO, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), has cautiously ...
Apr 19, 2013 9:09:00 AM

$777 million to Indigenous Health shows renewed effort

The Australian Government has today announced a $777 million package to fund its share of a renewed National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Closing the Gap for a further three years to June 2016. Selwyn Button, CEO, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander ...
Mar 29, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Community Control can make a difference

The release of Queensland’s version of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework report, and the Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) release of Closing the Gap targets, further proves that good quality and ...
Mar 22, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Close the Gap – Celebrating 40 years of Indigenous Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service, Brisbane Ltd (ATSICHS) are today celebrating Close the Gap Day in Queensland. From humble beginnings in 1973, ATSICHS has grown to be one of the largest Indigenous community organisations ...
Mar 7, 2013 11:03:00 AM

QAIHC Hall of Fame Awards Evening

QAIHC Hall of Fame Awards Evening, to be held tonight, Thursday 22 November 2012, from 6pm onwards. Keynote Speaker: Honourable Lawrence Springborg, Minister for Health. In the Boulevarde Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey St, South ...
Mar 7, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Closing the Gap report card needs action

Selwyn Button, CEO of Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) has expressed some disappointment in Closing the Gap, Prime Minister’s Report 2013. Responding to yesterday’s Closing the Gap speech delivered by Prime Minister Julia ...
Feb 9, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Celebrating NRL Indigenous All Stars Festival in style

A host of Indigenous All Stars will be lending their support for today’s NACCHO & Deadly Choices Interstate Challenge between QAIHC Argun Warriors and AHMRC Newcastle Yowies. Watched on by Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Ben Barba and Scott Prince, the ...
Oct 25, 2012 9:57:00 AM

Community Controlled Health Sector Sweeping Reforms

A new standard to Governance Reform and Constitutional Change has been set as a result of a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). Selwyn Button, CEO, QAIHC said the SGM was held for members to ...
Oct 10, 2012 9:56:00 AM

Walk Ride Widders Peddaling for Men's Health

  Steve Widders, a blind Indigenous leader will begin an epic bike ride from Brisbane to Sydney to raise awareness for family health and Indigenous healthy communities. Dr Mick Adams, an Indigenous practitioner and strong advocate for Indigenous ...
Sep 28, 2012 8:54:00 AM

Kickoff for the Queensland Murri Rugby League Carnival

Today marks the start of the Queensland Murri Rugby League Carnival bringing together rugby league players from all over the state for a four-day carnival. The Carnival, being held at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex Ipswich, is an all-Indigenous ...
Sep 26, 2012 8:52:00 AM

Queensland Government turn their back on Indigenous Health

The decision to cut funding grants to non-government health providers is a clear demonstration that the Queensland Government is seeking to shirk their responsibility to primary health care provision across the state, assuming that the Federal Health ...
Sep 15, 2012 8:50:00 AM

Community Controlled Health Sector put at risk in Queensland

The cutting of important Indigenous programs from the Queensland Budget handed down this week, shows that the Government has delivered significant risks to the overall health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of ...
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Mar 20, 2014 5:02:00 PM

National Close the Gap Day Queensland Celebrations

Today marks the 7th annual Close the Gap Day, which will see more than 150,000 Australians hold or attend events in Queensland ...
Dec 10, 2013 2:32:00 PM

$5 Million boost to Indigenous Medical Services across Queensland

The Queensland State Government has today donated $5 million to the Diamond Jubilee Partnerships Ltd. to fund a two year pilot ...
Nov 29, 2013 3:04:00 PM

2013 Hall of Fame Awards recognise lifelong contributions

Last night saw the ‘night of nights’ for Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) with the annual Hall of Fame ...