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

Why I’m voting YES: Debunking the misinformation on the Voice to Parliament

As a registered nurse, CEO of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and a Wiradjuri descendant with extensive experience, and a longstanding commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, it has become increasingly important to me to share why I am voting Yes on October 14th.   This referendum is more than politics, it … 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) https://www.13yarn.org.au• Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Social andEmotional wellbeing, Mental … Continued

2023 Stethoscope Registration

The Iconic AIDA Stethoscope Graduating as a medical doctor or a Fellow is a huge achievement, and it is a privilege to be able to celebrate with you as you help to contribute towards equitable health outcomes. To mark this momentous achievement in becoming an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander doctor and/or Fellow, all AIDA … Continued

Corporate Finance Officer

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association   The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) is the national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students, focused on equitable health and life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We do this by working towards reaching population parity of Indigenous medical students and doctors; and supporting … Continued

Dr Jean Pepperill – Director

Dr Jean Pepperill was born in Alice Springs, but grew up in Brisbane, before the siren call of the red earth lured her back to the NT. She worked in the arts and the media and had just finished a stint in Brisbane completing a Bachelor of Science degree when she found herself back at … Continued

Dr Natalie Pink – Director

I am a Nyikina woman (familial ties to the Kimberley) and born on Kaurna land and have lived most of my life in SA. My first career was as a paramedic before completing medical school with my younger sister at Flinders University, graduating in 2017. Since completing medical school I have worked in Adelaide, Darwin and … Continued

Dr Crystal Williams – Director

Dr Williams is a Wiradjuri woman and co-founder of the First Nations Dermatology Clinic at Royal Melbourne Hospital located on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations and provides a visiting specialist service to the Northern Territory on unceded Larrakia land.  Dr Williams has an interest in digital health to overcome barriers to specialist care and is … Continued

Mr Kyle Ryan – Student Director

Kyle Ryan is a Yuggera Ugarapul man from Inala, Queensland. Kyle is currently a third year medical student at The University of Queensland. Alongside this Kyle’s other roles include Indigenous Officer for his local medical society and the Australian Medical Student’s Association’s Indigenous Advocacy Chair, Kyle hopes to be able to enhance healthcare education for … Continued