National Indigenous Health Conference, Cairns, 25-27 November.

25 Nov 2013 - 9:00am
27 Nov 2013 - 5:00pm

While not a conference with an Action Learning / Action Research focus, the content of this event might be of interest to members who work with Indigenous Communities.

MEES Australia in cooperation with the Eduarda Foundation, Inc. launches the 2013 National Indigenous Health Conference to be held in Cairns on the 25th – 27th November, 2013. The overwhelming response of the Call for Papers clearly indicates the interests of organizations and individuals working in the field of Indigenous Health to improve the Indigenous people’s health throughout this nation.

Within ten weeks of first publishing the event, we've received dozens of papers from every states and territories and registration numbers are also filling fast; hence, we encourage anyone who wishes to attend the conference to register as soon as possible. More than 80 % of the submitted papers are from community based organizations, wishing to share successes in programs implemented within their communities.

One of the featured speakers is Ms. JULIE NANKERVIS (Northern Territory), Director of the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics who will be presenting the first release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey; JUNE OSCAR (Western Australia), CEO and Chair of the Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre will be presenting the continuing story of the Marulu Project in tackling issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. In addition, June is a member of the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre and also instrumental in making the voices of Indigenous Australian women heard at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (March 2009).

We encourage anyone interested in attending the conference to register early as numbers are filling fast. We’ve structured our registration in such a way that will save organization's money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion. To register or for further details, please visit the event’s website: or email us at