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Raising questions about the cultural competence of health professionals and services

The importance of developing culturally competent health professionals and services was explored at Congress Lowitja in Melbourne recently. Marie McInerney reports: Evidence of why we need culturally competent health professionals and services may be found in preliminary research which is showing different rates of unspecified diagnoses in major hospitals between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and [...]

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Catch some beautiful songs and stories and have a laugh too: showcasing strong culture

A strong cultural identity is widely acknowledged as important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, and the recent Congress Lowija showcased some inspiring projects. Marie McInerney reports: A chance meeting outside a country town hall inspired a new project for the Stiff Gins – one of Australia’s most popular Indigenous singing groups [...]

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The Racial Discrimination Act needs strengthening – not weakening: a public health perspective

We are having the wrong debate about the Racial Discrimination Act. Rather than moving to water it down, we should be investigating how the Act might be strengthened in order to reduce the public health burden of racism. This argument is made below by Deakin University academics, Dr Naomi Priest, a Senior Research Fellow in [...]

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A call for the wider community to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in toxic race debate

Marie McInerney reports: The story of Aboriginal leader William Cooper – “the lone voice in Australia in 1938 condemning the cruel persecution of Jews in Germany” – should stand as inspiration for greater solidarity from “multicultural Australia” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, says Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane. Soutphommasane yesterday delivered a [...]

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Mundine leaves many questions unanswered about future of Indigenous health programs & funding

The two-day Congress Lowitja 2014: Many mobs, one vision: creating a healthy future was opened yesterday morning in Melbourne by the Institute’s patron,  Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue. Warren Mundine, the chair of the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advisory Council, gave a keynote address, which raised more questions than it  answered about the future of Indigenous health services and funding. [...]

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Congress Lowitja to focus on racism and the growing risk of “interventions”

Marie McInerney reports: Indigenous health leader Pat Anderson will today warn that Australia’s Aboriginal medical services risk being driven away from their roots and original missions by growing pressure to chase specific purpose funding for “technical ‘interventions’”. Anderson will tell the Lowitja Institute’s biennial conference that having to continually chase after tied funding “chips away [...]

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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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Social determinants of health: building bridges between sectors and tackling racism

Recognition of the social determinants of health is still in its infancy in Australia though momentum is building, says Dr Gemma Carey, a population health and political science researcher and member of the Australian Social Determinants of Health Alliance. What it needs now, she says, is the energy and insight of other sectors – particularly [...]

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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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Wrapping the latest news on public health and people power

Tackling racism With so much talk about the need to address the social determinants of health, it’s good to see an effort to tackle an important problem that affects so many people. A new app highlights the debilitating effects of “everyday racism”, according to this statement from Deakin University, and encourages people to live for [...]

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