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NSW’s tough new drink-related laws to have biggest impact on Aboriginal people & in the bush

Tough new laws for drink-related offences in New South Wales will have a disproportionate effect on Aboriginal people, says Amy McGuire, editor of Tracker, the magazine produced by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. Her editorial from the magazine’s latest edition says tough on-the-spot fines will be a particular burden in rural and regional areas like [...]

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The alcohol industry and public health: How the battle lines were drawn

Yesterday Crikey published an article by Bernard Keene in which he cites an anonymous senior public health figure as suggesting that public health experts are unwilling to work with the alcohol industry and therefore are “undermining campaigns to reduce drinking among at-risk groups”. Professor Mike Daube AO, Professor of Health Policy, Curtin University was quoted [...]

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Federal funding cut to vital agency will hurt vulnerable Aboriginal women and children

If the Abbott Government really wants to help Aboriginal families, it would reverse the decision to strip $3.5 million from the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, says policy analyst and Yorta Yorta woman, Summer May Finlay. *** Vulnerable families to be hard-hit by funding cuts Summer May Finlay writes: The Prime Minister, the self-proclaimed “Indigenous Prime [...]

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On breaking down the barriers between health and legal issues: insights from @fionalander as @wepublichealth

In the chair last week at @wepublichealth, doctor and lawyer Dr Fiona Lander generated a lot of interest in the connections and crossover of legal and health issues, particularly for disadvantaged people. Fiona is currently working at Austin Health and Corrs Chambers Westgarth and on secondment with the Advocacy-Health Alliance Network at Justice Connect, assisting with [...]

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Challenge to Canberra to act on alcohol promotion to young people, open up on (de)funding decisions

If the Federal Government truly wants to act on its concern about alcohol fuelled violence – and allay public fears about industry influence over its health policies – then it has been given an opportunity in today’s recommendations from the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) to curb advertising of alcohol to young people. How [...]

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Alcohol in NSW – After the party

The NSW government has recently responded to public concern about alcohol fuelled violence and introduced a range of measures aimed at reducing such behaviour.  In this article, Professor Mike Daube of Curtin University and Director, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, suggests that while this is a beginning there is much more to be done.   [...]

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Defunding of alcohol body such a bolt from the blue that even Government MPs have been caught out

So far there are only five submissions to a Senate committee inquiring into the Abbott Government’s National Commission of Audit – with this Friday (January 31) being the deadline. The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) – the national peak body for the alcohol and other drugs sector for nearly 50 years – has [...]

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What is your dream headline for 2014? What would you like to achieve in the New Year? Please add your thoughts to these below…

In the compilation post below, Croakey contributors look back on how their professional practice changed in 2013, and look forward to the headlines they would like to see in 2014, as well as sharing their professional goals for the New Year.  **** Sydney GP Dr Tim Senior Q: Have you changed or developed your professional [...]

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A doctor shares her insights into the toll of alcohol dependence – and gaps in policy and treatment

As regular readers may know, @WePublicHealth is a new Croakey project testing the use of a rotated curated Twitter account as an experiment in citizen journalism meets public health. So far @WePublicHealth tweeters have come from diverse backgrounds, and have been extremely generous in sharing their expertise, time and energy with the Twitterverse. Earlier this [...]

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Croakey contributors review the highs and the lows of this year’s health news

When Croakey contributors were asked to identify the most significant health news this past year, many nominated the change of Federal Government. The recently announced Federal funding cuts – outlined in the Midyear Economic and Fiscal Outlook Statement – suggest this will likely also be the dominant health story for 2014. The Australian Healthcare and [...]

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