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2021 Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status

Health InfoNet has released the 2021 Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status. This report provides a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Posted: 5/04/2022

Cancer Symptoms Trials study for people under 25

Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) is looking for help with its Delphi study to ascertain which cancer symptoms are most burdensome and in need of further research in children, adolescents and young adults. Your support in assisting CST contact these age groups for survey would be welcome and important for the study’s completion. Visit the CST projects website or email for more information.

Posted: 29/03/2022

Getting involved with research

Share your insights on palliative care

The Department of Health is conducting a market research project on palliative care.

The experience of palliative care patients, their carers, and family is essential to ensure the healthcare workforce can respond to consumer demands.

The results from this research project will directly inform future palliative care workforce communications and resources and ensure that more Australians understand their options for accessing quality palliative care.


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What matters to you as a carer?

2022 National Carer Survey

The data collected through this Survey will highlight the strengths of carers and also the challenges carers face in caring for a family member or friend. The results will also assist State and Territory Carer Organisations advocate for carers across Australia.

You can complete the Survey online until 31 July 2022 at

Depending on your answers, the Survey should take between 20 to 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the Survey, you can enter the prize draw for a chance to win an Apple iPad 64 GB WiFi (one per state)! You can also register to participate in a follow-up study in 2024, which will assist in creating a better evidence base for supporting carers.

If you prefer to fill out the Survey on paper, or if you would like to distribute paper copies to carers, please contact the Carers NSW Research team. For more information about the 2022 National Carer Survey, please email or phone 02 9280 4744.

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Page updated 10 June 2022