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About this report

This report describes our performance from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 in accord with objectives outlined in our Corporate Plan 2018–19 to 2021–22 and measures in the 2018–19 Health Portfolio Budget Statements.

It outlines what the AIHW has undertaken in 2018–19, presents financial statements, discusses our staffing profile and identifies plans to meet the challenges in the year ahead.

It is part of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s corporate publication series. A complete list of AIHW publications is available from the Institute’s website at www.aihw.gov.au.

ISSN 2205-4960 (Online) ISSN 1321-4985 (Print)

ISBN 978-1-76054-620-5 (Online) ISBN 978-1-76054-621-2 (Print)

© Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019

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Cover design

The cover design incorporates AIHW branding. To illustrate our vision for stronger evidence, better decisions and improved health and welfare, the image on the front cover depicts an angular bar positioned in an upwards trajectory, representing the range of health and welfare topics we publish in charts and graphs. At the top of the bar, the image of an angular square represents a data point which is typically included in charts and graphs.

A range of icons have been embedded in the angular bar and square, each representing our data collections involving populations groups such as: adult males and females, children, babies, youth and people with disability. It also includes some of the topics covered in our products such as: housing, obesity, cardiovascular disease, exercise and diet which are accessible online.

Suggested citation

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Annual report 2018–2019. Cat. no. AUS 230. Canberra: AIHW.

Availability and accessibility

This publication is also available electronically in portable document format (PDF) and hypertext markup language (HTML) format from the AIHW’s website at https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/corporate-publications/annual-report-2018-19.


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