ETMP has been involved in the development, delivery and evaluation of the WEX Program since 2015. During this time ETMP has worked in partnership with the Australian Government to design a program for Indigenous students to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the role of the Australian Parliament and its connection and working relationship with the Australian Government.
Any conversation we put off for fear of upsetting someone; conversations we want to have but avoid because there is a good chance it will turn ‘horrible or nasty;’ these invariably are crucial conversations.
Last year, the Australian government announced a new health study called the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study (IHMHS). The IHMHS will run over three years from late 2020 to 2023 and comprise surveys of health, nutrition and physical activity, and an optional biomedical survey. Similar to the Australian Health Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2011-13, the IHMHS will provide an opportunity to measure Australia’s health, including providing a picture of the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The results will be useful in helping to inform policy, services and programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to live healthier lives.