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MELISSA SWEET | March 24, 2015 | UNCATEGORIZED | 2 |

Intergenerational report overlooks the valuable contributions of older people

In the first article in a two-part series on the health implications of the Federal Government’s much-critiqued Intergenerational Report, Associate Professor Briony Dow from the National Ageing Research Institute says it overlooks the significant contributions that older people are making to society, especially as carers. Briony Dow writes: Australia is looking to its older people [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | March 24, 2015 | MENTAL HEALTH | |

Mental health groups unite in concern over funding uncertainty

Anxiety caused by uncertainty and chaos in federal policy is not limited to the Indigenous affairs portfolio; mental health groups have united to express concern for the uncertainty facing many community mental health services. The letter below was delivered to the offices of the Prime Minister and Health Minister yesterday afternoon. (For further background, see [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | March 23, 2015 | E-HEALTH | |

Calling innovators and entrepreneurs: Startup Weekend for Health in Brisbane

If you’re interested in startups in health, then it looks like you might want to be in Brisbane this weekend. Up to 100 health entrepreneurs will spend 54 hours formulating and pitching a new health-related business at a Startup Weekend for Health. The event is not for profit and organised by volunteers who have backgrounds [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | March 23, 2015 | ALCOHOL | 1 |

A call to remove alcohol from the Official Drinks Cabinet of sports

Anyone for cricket? Or, given the avalanche of alcohol advertising hitting our World Cup screens, perhaps it’s more appropriate to ask, anyone want to get legless? According to Danica Keric, Julia Stafford & Mike Daube from the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth at Curtin University in Perth, it’s also appropriate to ask: [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | March 23, 2015 | NSWELECTION2015 | 1 |

#NSW Votes lacks a vision for dealing with poverty and disadvantage

The two critical issues for NSW electors on Saturday appear to be concerns about coal seam gas, and ownership of the poles and wires of the state’s electricity network, according to former MP Tony Windsor, who expects the vote to be close (writing in The Saturday Paper). Meanwhile, Tracy Howe, CEO of the Council of [...]

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MARIE MCINERNEY | March 20, 2015 | CLIMATE CHANGE | |

A Twitter tribute as @malcolmfraser12 falls silent: Vale Malcolm Fraser

*Updated 22 March with additional responses and reflections Much is being written and broadcast about the life of former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser after his death earlier today – which came as a shock for many, despite his advancing age, given how energetic and engaged he remained to the end in public life. This [...]

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MARIE MCINERNEY | March 19, 2015 | FEDERAL BUDGET 2014-15 | 1 |

#SOSBlakAustralia call goes out across the land to save remote Indigenous communities

Aboriginal woman from the Kimberley, Tammy Solenec from @amnestyOz, speaks at #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA Perth #closethegappic.twitter.com/WxWYxzdktP — Simone van Hattem (@simone) March 19, 2015 A day of action to protest plans to close remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia ended up not only trending nationally on Twitter but hit the streets in real-life, with rallies across Australia, [...]

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MARIE MCINERNEY | March 19, 2015 | CANCER | |

BMJ publishes ‘clusterbomb’ of evidence on benefits of tobacco plain packaging, but fight with companies ‘far from over’

The British Medical Journal today published the findings of a series of studies in a special Tobacco Control supplement showing that Australia’s plain packaging laws are delivering on their promise. Cancer Council Victoria’s Professor Melanie Wakefield, whose team led the evaluation, said research shows plain packaging reduced positive perceptions of cigarette packs among teenagers and [...]

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FRONJACKSONWEBB | March 19, 2015 | ALLIED HEALTH CARE | |

Time for policy rethink as frequent GP attenders account for 41% of costs

Stephen Duckett writes: The Commonwealth government’s big idea for primary health care in the past year was to charge everyone who visits the GP a A$7 co-payment. The idea had many problems – it could have led to a blowout in emergency department demand; it was inequitable; and it may not have worked anyway. It has finally been abandoned.

The failed policy betrayed a simplistic belief that all patients are basically [...]

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MARIE MCINERNEY | March 19, 2015 | CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE | 1 |

2015 #ClosetheGap: focus on remote communities, funding cuts, & improving the Indigenous ‘Heart Health Story’

*Post updated with new statement from Close the Gap campaign Close The Gap Campaign Co-Chairs Kirstie Parker and Mick Gooda have called on the West Australian and Federal government to properly assess the health and wellbeing impacts of closing remote communities in WA, saying decisions that are being made without consultation are “premature and damaging”. [...]

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