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NHMRC and other Australian Government priorities

These datasets contain information on NHMRC research funding against the NHMRC priorities and other Australian Government priority health issues.

Note that the National Health Priority Areas are listed separately.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples health

According to the AIHW report Australia’s Health 2008, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are generally less healthy than other Australians, die at much younger ages, have more disability and a lower quality of life. Despite improvements in Indigenous death rates, the overall gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people appears to be widening. However, the gap in death rates between Indigenous infants and other Australian infants is narrowing.

In 2013 NHMRC research funding expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health was more than $45 million for 215 active research grants, representing more than 5.6% of all NHMRC research expenditure in that year.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples health - research funding summary

Calendar Year

Financial Year

2003

$9,389,167

2003-04

$10,808,233

2004

$11, 619, 028

2004-05

$14,454,584

2005

$17,613,996

2005-06

$18,805,577

2006

$20,021,823

2006-07

$20,862,401

2007

$22,745,583

2007-08

$27,413,634

2008

$31,155,736

2008-09

$33,593,045

2009

$36,209,221

2009-2010

$39,397,269

2010

$41,685,595

2009-2010

$42,833,484

2011

$44,304,234

2010-2011

$45,529,488

2012

$46,754,663 2011-2012 $40,097,290
2013 $45,189,391 2012-2013 $41,289,271

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Page last updated on 6 November 2014