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  • 2 October 2019
    Hi WA State readers,

    The ABC is calling on people aged 16-22 to share their experiences of life in regional Australia for the opportunity to be featured on the ABC and win a life changing trip to Canberra for the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in February 2020.

    Anyone with a story to tell about life outside of the big cities is encouraged to enter, with entries of any medium accepted, including text, video, audio and photo.

    Forty winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit and will take part in workshops. The Summit gives winners an opportunity to inspire each other, develop ideas and share stories to help make life in regional Australia even better.

    Get your entries in via the link -  Heywire website by 16 September 2019.
  • 25 September 2019

    Hi WA mob members,

    South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) is petitioning to the government for funding to build a new SWAMS HealthHUB in Bunbury. This facility will provide important services to our local community that we are currently unable to deliver due to space constraints. Services such as, mental health, alcohol and drug programs, social and emotional well-being and healthy lifestyle programs. 
    This facility will house a community and well-being centre and create a space for cultural connections and healing. The HealthHUB will allow them to bring a wide variety of cultural, community and well-being services to the region. By incorporating unique cultural themes into these endeavours and activities, itwill empower and encourage positive social impact, self-determination and active participation for the local Noongar community.

    Please help them by signing the online petition and if possible please share with professional networks. Petition information below:

    To Sign the e-Petition:

    To sign this petition follow this link: https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1047

    Follow the steps to sign by adding name and email address.

    An email will be sent to confirm petitioners signature (click the link in the email to varify signature).

    This link is only open until Wednesday 16 October 2019 so please share and sign so it can get the attention of both Canberra and WA Governments.

    Kind regards

    Trish Amaranti

    Senior Research Officer


  • 15 August 2019

    The Telethon Kids Institute is carrying out a research program Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort (Our Children, Our Heart) Project to improve the lives of Aboriginal children and their families here in Perth, Western Australia. 

  • 8 May 2019

    Local Government Policy Awards - Children, Environment and Health

    Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) is excited to announce that submissions are now open for the 9th edition of the Local Government Policy Awards.

    The awards recognise and celebrate Local Governments who prioritise the health and well-being of children through the implementation of innovative sustainable projects and programs supported by strong public health policy.

    The submissions process has been kept simple with three questions and provided guidance with hints and tips throughout the application.
    To submit your registration use this online platform: http://phaiwalgpolicy.awardsplatform.com/

    Closing date: Monday 20 May 2019

  • 25 September 2018

    Check out these new jobs for WA State: 

    Palliative Care Consultant - Midland: https://bit.ly/2pAsWly
    Disability Support Workers - Derby Fitzroy Crossing: https://bit.ly/2Dtgk9D & Casual Support Worker - Carnarvon: https://bit.ly/2xPDL6H

  • 1 August 2018

    Hi WA State readers,

    The National Cervical Screening Program requires the recording of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Status on Pathology Request forms. The National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017 requires the following information to be collected about all individuals who undergo Cervical Screening Tests, where this information is reported and can be accurately recorded if available on the pathology request form:

    *Indigenous status

    *Country of origin

    *Preferred language.

    This information enables the National Cervical Screening Program (NSCP) to:

    *Accurately measure and understand the screening participation rates and behaviours in these       cohorts.

    *Inform targeted strategies to increase the screening participation of individuals in these cohorts in   order to reduce their rate of cervical cancer.

    *Identify and record the cultural background of all patients which can assist healthcare providers in   providing culturally appropriate care.

    *Record a patient’s preferred language and whether an interpreter is required.

    *Support access to Indigenous-specific health interventions which are designed to overcome the   health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people as per the Close the Gap initiative   and Close the Gap initiative refresh.

    For all individuals, healthcare providers are encouraged to provide Indigenous status, country of origin, and preferred language where this can be included on pathology request forms.