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On #VicVotes, the GP co-payment and other remarkable stories...

On #VicVotes, the GP co-payment and other remarkable stories...

When a wake is finally held for the GP co-payment (whose condition surely must now be judged as terminal), those writing the eulogies will have no trouble finding remarkable stories to tell. Who could possibly forget the Prime Minister complaining to G20 leaders about his pesky personal health problem? Perhaps the newly deposed Victorian Premier […]

Advice to the new Victorian Government on improving Aboriginal health: #VicVotes

Advice to the new Victorian Government on improving Aboriginal health: #VicVotes

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and key partners are calling on the next Victorian Government to introduce a comprehensive Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy. They want more clinical placements in Aboriginal community controlled health organisations (ACCHOs), and funding for the further development and expansion of cultural safety training in Aboriginal health to state-funded […]

The environment is a critical health issue: memo to next Victorian Government

The environment is a critical health issue: memo to next Victorian Government

Victorian medical student Tim Martin has previously highlighted an “absolute failure of rational and evidence-based policy making” when it comes to Victorian election health policies around coal and climate change. In the article below, Dr Jo McCubbin, a Gippsland-based paediatrician and a member of the Climate and Health Alliance, gives the incoming government some suggestions […]

"An absolute failure of rational and evidence-based policy making" - on coal, health and #VicVotes

The two major parties have failed to address one of the most critical health issues facing Victorians, writes medical student Tim Martin. “Running for election without a plan to shut down coal-fired power stations when there are viable clean alternatives isn’t just negligent, it’s madness,” he warns. *** Tim Martin writes: By now you must […]

What's missing from Victorian election health promises? Plenty...

What's missing from Victorian election health promises? Plenty...

For a sustainable health system, the Victorian public deserves so much more than election promises focused on more hospital beds, according to Tom Symondson, Acting Chief Executive of the Victorian Healthcare Association. His analysis of election health policies echoes some themes raised previously at this blog by Dr Christine Walker of the Chronic Illness Alliance. […]

#VicVotes: So many health promises, so little vision

#VicVotes: So many health promises, so little vision

Victorian voters may be swimming in health promises – but these offer little vision of a more integrated health system that better serves people with chronic illness, according to Dr Christine Walker, who heads the Chronic Illness Alliance. This is the first in a Croakey mini-series examining health and the Victorian election. *** Christine Walker […]