An Open Letter on My Yes23 Position

By Dr Jaqui Hugues Jaqui Hughes, is a Torres Strait Islander woman (Wagadagam) living on Larrakia Country. She is a physician, specialising in nephrology, and a Clinical Research Professor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advancement within Rural and Remote Health, College of Medicine & Public Health with Flinders University. Hughes is a member of Australian Indigenous … Continued

CEO update August 2022

Dear Members,   Having just celebrated International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on 9 August, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students, and the unique insights and value you bring to our health system. I also want to acknowledge the significant role our … Continued

25th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday 4 June we held our 25th Anniversary Gala. The event was held at the International Convention Centre, on the Land of the Gadigal people, Sydney. It was a wonderful night which commenced with cultural performances by Koomurri Entertainment, followed by Uncle Allen John Madden who gave the Welcome to Country, AIDA President Dr … Continued

June 2022 CEO update

CEO update June 2022 WardRound Dear Members, Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary on Gadigal Land, I have had many occasions this year to pause and reflect on our achievements and how they have impacted on our vision of attaining equitable health and life outcomes for our people. Our anniversary celebrations on 4 June has … Continued

Dr Dash Newington

Dr Dash Newington’s journey into medicine has taken her from the chill waters and red earth of Australia to the north of England, where she spends her days easing the pain of sick children. It is a far cry from managing a McDonalds, where she first realized she wanted to do something bigger and made … Continued

From Mareeba to medicine – Marlee’s journey continues

AS 2020 comes to a close, medical students across the country are celebrating and anticipating the next stage of their journeys into medicine. For Marlee Paterson, it marks the end of six years at the University of New South Wales, far from her home town of Mareeba in north Queensland. “I always knew I wanted … Continued