The Croakey disclaimer
Croakey operates under funding and time constraints.
We do the best we can with limited resources – often posts are simply aiming to link you into useful sources/resources rather than to provide considered, comprehensive analysis or reporting.
We are grateful when readers take the time to leave comments, particularly if correcting errors or pointing out omissions.
While vigorous debate is welcome, please keep the commentary civil. We will not hesitate to spike/edit abusive comments.
Croakey is a place for sharing ideas and discussions - it does not intend to provide personal health advice.
If any articles raise personal health issues or concerns for you, please seek expert advice.
In relation to mentions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Croakey recommends that those contributing articles and comment follow the language and style recommended in these publications:
• A NSW Health Department guide, Communicating Positively: A Guide to Aboriginal Terminology.
• A guide from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, An introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health cultural protocols and perspectives.
• Torres Strait Regional Authority, 2011, TSRA Cultural Protocols Guide for TSRAStaff, February 2011, Thursday Island, Queensland.