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FIFO/DIDO workers and health services in rural & remote Australia

FIFO/DIDO workers and health services in rural & remote Australia

Marie McInerneyJul 8, 2014

The rapid growth in the fly-in fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in drive-out (DIDO) workforce in Australia's rural and remote areas has been accompanied by claims that FIFO/DIDO workers, partic

NT lives at risk from the open speed trial

Melissa SweetJan 31, 20145 Comments

Medical groups are calling on the NT Government to abandon its trial of open speed on the Stuart Highway, which is due to start tomorrow. Dr Christine Connors, Chair of The Royal Aus

Improving cyclist safety in regional areas: a case study

fronjacksonwebbJan 25, 2013

Marilyn Johnson writes: Images that promote cycling in regional Victoria are often beautiful and enticing: smiling, happy people ride along scenic bike paths that me

Latest wrap of health and medical reading from The Conversation

Melissa SweetFeb 7, 20121 Comment

Thanks to Fron Jackson-Webb for providing this latest wrap of reading from The Conversation ( It includes articles about uni

The cycle helmet debate continues....

Melissa SweetDec 19, 201112 Comments

In a recent Croakey post, public health re

More people would cycle if helmets were not compulsory: new study

Melissa SweetDec 5, 201123 Comments

Professor Chris Rissel writes: The ongoing bicycle helmet legislation debate usually focuses on how effective helmets are, and whether rates of head injury among c

Bicycle helmet laws are "failed public policy" says public health expert

Melissa SweetMay 7, 201021 Comments

A previous Croakey post put a strong case th

Are laws requiring cyclists to wear helmets bad for our health?

Melissa SweetMay 6, 201032 Comments

Sue Abbott is a longstanding cycling enthusiast and advocate, a solicitor, a resident of rural NSW, involved in organising medical education, and a

Hang on, there's actually quite a lot of evidence to support raising the drinking age

Melissa SweetFeb 19, 20107 Comments

The Croakey debate about the merits of raising the legal drinking age continues... Dr Tanya Chikritzhs,

Is raising the drinking age good policy? Maybe this is the wrong question

Melissa SweetFeb 16, 20103 Comments

Continuing the Croakey discussion (there have been several related posts below) about raising the drinking age and other issues in alcohol policy, Professor