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Is satire a useful tool for climate change communications? (And some F-bombing)

Some days the climate change debate is so awfully absurd that it’s a toss up between whether to laugh or cry. Most days, in fact. On one hand, we hear that leaders of the IMF, World Bank and UN are pushing for a price on carbon, and that Archbishop Desmond Tutu is calling for an [...]

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The inaugural Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition: winner announced

This statement is issued on behalf of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, the online publication Inside Story, and Croakey. Sydney GP Dr Tim Senior has won the inaugural Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition with an essay titled, “Climate change and equity, whose language is it anyway?” The competition honours [...]

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A Croakey #longread: remembering those we’ve lost – and a call to action for planetary health

This week marks the first anniversary of the traumatic loss of Professor Gavin Mooney and his partner Dr Delys Weston. The lengthy article below captures some of the themes from a recent conference that honoured their work and their activism for a fairer, more sustainable world. It includes a remarkable cri de coeur from Siobhan Harpur, Director [...]

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In memory of Gavin Mooney: “Power, money and resources: major drivers of health inequities”

Just a reminder – if you plan to enter the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, the deadline is fast approaching (December 2). The competition honours the work and memory of the late Professor Gavin Mooney, a health economist who was a tireless advocate for social justice in local, national and international arenas – and a prolific [...]

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The Naked Doctor: an indepth look at the pitfalls of “cutting edge” medicine

The Naked Doctor is an ongoing project at Croakey that aims to encourage discussion and awareness of the opportunities to do more for health by doing less. In this latest edition, Dr Justin Coleman suggests that an equitable health system does not mean trying to give everyone the very best, if that means “the most tests, [...]

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The latest wrap of health news from Croakey contributors

Croakey readers are welcome to sign up for (rather irregular) summaries of posts. If you’d like to join the mailing list, please send your email or leave it below. Here is the latest compilation, covering articles posted between 3 September, 2012 and 10 January, 2013. As always, thanks are due to the many contributors who [...]

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Taking a bite out of the Big Apple this New Year

Todd Harper, CEO of Cancer Council Victoria, gives us an insight into his personal discussions with the late Professor Gavin Mooney and how Australia can learn from the public health agenda of New York city Mayor  Michael Bloomberg.  Of course, Gavin Mooney was an excellent economist. But that’s not what was important about Gavin Mooney. Like all well schooled economists he understood [...]

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A compilation of tributes to Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston

(This post was updated with more tributes on 28 December, 2012, and 12 January, 2013. On January 14, details were added of a memorial service to be held in Tasmania on 20 January. See bottom of post). Some tributes to the late Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston have been left on a previous [...]

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