1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Dec 2003  
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The Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People


Associate Professor Ted Wilkes and Professor Fiona Stanley at the launch of the publication The Health and Welfare of Australia’s Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People

Dan Black and Dennis Trewin from ABS with Richard Madden, Fadwa Al-Yaman and Geoff Sims from AIHW


Indigenous publication “a rich source of information” Professor Fiona Stanley

The Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Stanley, has hailed the latest edition of Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (cat. no. 4704.0), released on 29 August, 2003 as a rich source of information for anyone interested in the health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Professor Stanley was the guest of honour at the launch of the publication, a joint output between the ABS and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Australian Statistician, Dennis Trewin, said the report was a highlight of the work program of ABS's National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, especially for the team in the Darwin office.

Dennis also thanked the principal reviewers of the publication: Associate Professor Ian Anderson, Professor Neil Thomson, and Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, for their valuable comments on the draft report. The AIHW and the ABS would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the other reviewers: Dr. Carol Bower, Associate Professor Joan Cunningham, Dr. Will Sanders and Dr. Beverley Sibthorpe. Dennis also thanked the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health within the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing for providing valuable comments and financial assistance towards the production of this report.

The report has previously been published in 2001, 1999 and 1997.