New Chair for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dr Andrew Refshauge has been appointed the new Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for a three-year term.
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20 July 2011
Acting Minister for Health and Ageing Mark Butler today announced that Dr Andrew Refshauge has been appointed as the new Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for a three-year term.
Mr Butler said the AIHW is an important part of the Australian Government’s efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by providing reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics.
“The work of the AIHW provides an important information base for good policy development in health, housing and community services,” he said.
“As a former New South Wales Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Health Minister, and an experienced medical practitioner, Dr Refshauge brings extensive skills to his new role.
“I am delighted Dr Refshauge will be leading the AIHW and am sure he will be a strong and effective advocate and guide for the AIHW in its very important tasks over the next three years.
“I would like also to acknowledge the significant contribution of the outgoing Chair, Peter Collins, and thank him for his valuable support for the AIHW over many years.”
Mr Butler also announced the appointment of three new members of the AIHW board—Mr James Moore, Ms Samantha Page and Ms Jessica Cumming.
The AIHW board has a diverse and talented membership covering health, housing, community services, research, statistics, and Commonwealth and state and territory interests.
The AIHW is an independent statutory authority established by the Australian Government in 1987 to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare.
For more information, please contact the Minister's Office on (02) 6277 7280
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