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Topic: Aboriginal health

The Health Wrap: Indigenous incarceration disgrace, let’s talk about smoking, Budget fairness test, all things Evidence

  By Kellie Bisset The disgrace of Indigenous incarceration rates Please enter your email address Sign up Following the successful crowdfunding of Croakey’s #JustJustice campaign, it’s timely to reflect on the release of the Amnesty International Report  A brighter tomorrow: keeping Indigenous kids in the community and out of detention in Australia. The report found that Indigenous youth incarceration […]

Inviting you to join a #Periscope interview TODAY with Professor Tom Calma

Regular Croakey readers will be aware of our efforts to crowdfund the #JustJustice campaign in order to put the spotlight on the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, which has been described as a “public health catastrophe”. Importantly, the campaign will take a solutions-focused approach, listening to experts and communities about what measures would […]

Rallying, marching and tweeting for #SOSBlakAustralia

If a picture can tell a thousand words, then the tweets from the #SOSBlakAustralia rallies that were held around the country in recent days surely tell a few books’ worth. In remote communities, country towns, regional centres and the cities, many thousands of people rallied to express support for the rights of Aboriginal peoples, and […]

Help change the conversations around Aboriginal health, with some #JustJustice

The over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is a profound threat to the health and wellbeing of communities, families and individuals, according to Summer May Finlay, a Yorta Yorta woman who works in Aboriginal health and is a PhD candidate. In the article below, Finlay encourages Croakey readers to engage with the recently […]

The Health Wrap: Copayment confusion; VicVotes; overcoming Indigenous disadvantage; making systems work for health

    Please enter your email address Sign up             By Kellie Bisset Copayment confusion  The prospect of the Abbott Government dumping its controversial copayment policy has been a hot topic of conversation this past fortnight but was all the speculation simply that? Despite media suggesting the Prime Minister’s office […]

The Health Wrap: Ebola evidence goes MIA; the cost of obesity; investing in our kids

    Please enter your email address Sign up                 By Kellie Bisset Ebola evidence goes Missing in Action Ebola continued to dominate health headlines this past fortnight as Western media outlets turned their attention from the disease toll to the appropriate emergency response and the political ramifications […]

The Health Wrap: Ebola and inequity; policy power and passion; our bodies as Temples of Doom?

       Please enter your email address Sign up           By Kellie Bisset Ebola: a study in disadvantage More than 900 people have died in the West African Ebola epidemic from a total of just over 1700 suspected cases. Apart from awakening our latent fears of rampant infectious disease, what […]

The Health Wrap: Co-payments, COAG and cutting costs; racism is unhealthy; health-environment ties; tobacco tussles

By Kellie Bisset   Please enter your email address Sign up Co-payments, COAG and cutting costs The release of the COAG Reform Council’s final health report could not have been more timely, given the ongoing Budget fallout and debate around the proposed $7 co-payment. Newly elected AMA president Dr Brian Owler said the report, which […]