AIDA Welcomes Increased Funding to Specialist Trainee Support (STSP) Program

The Specialist Trainee Support Program (STSP) in the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) is receiving $4 million funding over four years, according the 2024-25 Federal budget announcement. Increased investment in Indigenous health care is crucial for Closing the Gap and improving the overall well-being of Indigenous communities.  This funding will enable AIDA to continue working … Continued

AIDA Calls for Placement Equity for Medical Students

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) is calling on the federal government to include medical students in the cost-of-living support for teaching, nursing and social work students and create financial parity.  The lack of financial support for medical students during their placements is a barrier to some Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolling in medical studies and contributing … Continued

Meet Director, Dr Natalie Pink

Dr Natalie Pink is a Nyikina woman (familial ties to the Kimberley) and born on Kaurna land, where she has lived most of her life. Dr Pink is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and she has been an AIDA Board Director for two years. We asked Dr Pink … Continued

Let’s Yarn! With Dr Tatum Bond

This is the first video in a new series featuring our members. Please meet Dr Tatum Bond, from the Ngajanji people of the southern Atherton Tablelands. Dr Bond is the first female Indigenous Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in Queensland.

AIDA’s response to Productivity Commission report into the national agreement on Closing the Gap

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) welcomes the release of the Productivity Commission’s report on Closing the Gap. We commend the Commission’s analysis and recommendations calling for the government to share power with the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector and embed accountability to drive positive change. AIDA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Donna Burns recognises that the … Continued

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctors Celebrated in lutruwita / Tasmania

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) has recently welcomed 400 people to nipaluna (Hobart) to celebrate its annual conference, bringing members and partners to lutruwita for the first time since 2010. Conference highlights included keynote speeches from an Aboriginal owned and operated social enterprise The Kings Narrative and NAIDOC Person of the Year 2023, Professor … Continued

This Referendum Result Will Not Stop Us!

A Statement from the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association   “On Saturday the 14th October 2023 we all witnessed the news of an unequivocal ‘NO’ vote to the ‘Voice to Parliament’ with heavy hearts, knowing that the nation has denied us, as Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, the right to have a direct say, politically, on … Continued

Support resources

We have put together some resources for anyone needing extra support. We encourage you to utilise the listed resources: • 13YARN [Thirteen YARN]: national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmedor having difficulty coping (13 92 76)• Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Social andEmotional wellbeing, Mental … Continued

AIDA and AMA sign agreement to help close Indigenous health gap

MEDIA RELEASE Tackling serious health inequities affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is at the heart of a new agreement between the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA). The two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding today, cementing a shared commitment towards addressing these issues, as well as empowering … Continued