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A recent Australian Bureau of Statistics analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s experiences of family and domestic violence is important, but has significant gaps and omissions, according to researcher Marlene Longbottom. The ABS survey findings are of particular significance for medical professionals and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, […]
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In a recent article, health policy analyst Jennifer Doggett argued that Labor’s election-eve pledge to establish an independent Health Reform Commission says much more about the politics of health than it does about Labor’s policy agenda. Meanwhile, Dr Tim Woodruff, President of the Doctors Reform Society, writes in the article […]
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Lesley Russell writes: My Colorado #skibumsojourn continues (great snow, cold weather, sunshine most days) so the focus of The Health Wrap continues to be on things American. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, day after day, with Trump stories, and now there is also a focus on Democrats who are putting […]
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More than 100 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gathered in Canberra on 12 and 13 February to address the damage being caused by environmental colonialism and climate change. Those working in the health space must heed the calls from this landmark event, Hayley McQuire writes below. Her article […]
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The Lancet has described tackling climate change as the ‘greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.’ The upcoming NSW election is one of those opportunities to improve our health, but we need to vote for politicians who will take climate change seriously. Tackling climate change will involve moving rapidly to renewable […]
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Introduction by Croakey: Organisers of the 16th World Congress on Public Health, to be held in Rome next year with the theme Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, have issued a bleak assessment of the challenges facing the planet, saying: Several commentators, looking ahead over […]
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 Jessica Kaufman and Margie Danchin write: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of their top 10 threats to global health for 2019. Last week, the wife of an NRL footballer made national headlines after posting on Instagram that the couple did not plan to vaccinate […]
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While the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is still significant, there are people living into their older years who require aged care support that meets their diverse needs. The 65 and over Aboriginal population is projected to grow by 200 per cent by 2031, […]
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A treaty between the Northern Territory and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has inched a step closer with the appointment of Professor Mick Dodson as the NT’s first Treaty Commissioner. Professor Dodson, a Yawuru man who was Australian of the Year in 2009, is a long term advocate for land […]
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Would a Health Reform Commission give a Labor Government the cover it needs to deal with powerful interest groups? Don’t miss this analysis by Jennifer Doggett, which was first published by Inside Story. Jennifer Doggett writes: Labor’s pledge to establish an independent Health Reform Commission says much more about the […]
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