CEO update

Dear members, Last week, AIDA made the difficult decision to cancel our Gold Coast AIDA2021 Roadshow. As the situation in Queensland continued to develop, AIDA made the call to ensure our delegates and partners were not in harm’s way. This was by no means an easy decision to make; we understand how important it is … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, As we turn the calendar on a new month, AIDA is gearing up to bring a number of exciting opportunities to our members. I would like to start by thanking everyone who attended our Growing our Fellows online events in March. A special thank you to the colleges and our Fellows who gave … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, 2021 has arrived…. And what a start to the new year, hot spots, borders opening, closing and reopening, vaccines, submissions, position statements and farewells…. This year we have farewelled two of our team, Alasdair Young our Communications Officer and Siani Ingelski our Policy Manager and long-term team member. After almost six years with … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, With the end of 2020 fast approaching I cannot help but look back on the year that was and the lasting impact the events will have on our future. Whilst COVID-19 has impacted all our lives, the way we work, the way we socialise and the way we connect with family, friends, colleagues … Continued

CEO update – AIDA celebrates time of change

Dear members, October has drawn to a close with the passing of the torch from one board to another. We were delighted to see all of the positions filled and to wish our new Directors all the best at AIDA’s first ever online AGM on Saturday, 31 October. For members who missed the AGM you … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, As we farewell September and welcome October and the easing of restrictions and borders opening, I can’t help but reflect on the year to date. Universities and colleges are seeking innovative ways to support students and trainees during these uncertain times in an attempt to minimize the impact of COVID-19. The enormous amount … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, Another busy month in the space of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing has seen moves toward meaningful change. With COVID-19 isolating many of us from usual social engagements, it was fabulous to see AIDA members and supporters come together in Darwin for a night at Pee Wee’s at the Point. … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, I hope this issue of Ward Round finds you all in good health following an extremely busy July for health professionals nationally.  In this issue you will see that the Secretariat has been busy in the areas of policy and communications. First, AIDA welcomes the historic signing of the National Agreement on Closing the … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, I hope that we are all keeping safe and connected during these unpredictable and trying times. We have had an intense first half of the year and as we adjust to the new normal, one thing I do know is that as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples we are resilient and strong. … Continued

CEO update

Dear members, Welcome to 2020, I hope you and your family and friends are safe and well. This summer has been a sad and shocking time for many parts of Australia, with fire devastating the landscape across the nation.  We have all seen the overwhelming loss of human life, property, wildlife, and vegetation.  I extend … Continued