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Announcing details for the 3rd annual Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition

Announcing details for the 3rd annual Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition

Entries are invited for the 3rd annual Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition. The topic is: “In the digital era, whose voices are being heard?” The Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition is a joint project of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Croakey, and Inside Story, an online current affairs publication from the Swinburne […]

“A place to call home” – the winning entry in Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition

“A place to call home” – the winning entry in Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition

This statement is issued on behalf of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, the online publication Inside Story, and Croakey. A freelance writer from NSW, El Gibbs (pictured right), has won the second Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition with an essay titled, “A place to call home: housing security and mental […]

The inaugural Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition: winner announced

The inaugural Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition: winner announced

This statement is issued on behalf of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, the online publication Inside Story, and Croakey. Sydney GP Dr Tim Senior has won the inaugural Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition with an essay titled, “Climate change and equity, whose language is it anyway?” The competition honours […]

Launching the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition. This year’s topic is climate change and equity

Launching the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition. This year’s topic is climate change and equity

An essay competition has been launched to honour the work and memory of the late Professor Gavin Mooney, a health economist who was a tireless advocate for social justice in local, national and international arenas. The Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition is a joint project of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University […]

The Naked Doctor: an indepth look at the pitfalls of “cutting edge” medicine

The Naked Doctor: an indepth look at the pitfalls of “cutting edge” medicine

The Naked Doctor is an ongoing project at Croakey that aims to encourage discussion and awareness of the opportunities to do more for health by doing less. In this latest edition, Dr Justin Coleman suggests that an equitable health system does not mean trying to give everyone the very best, if that means “the most tests, […]

A compilation of tributes to Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston

A compilation of tributes to Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston

(This post was updated with more tributes on 28 December, 2012, and 12 January, 2013. On January 14, details were added of a memorial service to be held in Tasmania on 20 January. See bottom of post). Some tributes to the late Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston have been left on a previous […]

New book investigates the links between power and health

New book investigates the links between power and health

As mentioned recently, regular Croakey contributor Professor Gavin Mooney has a new book out, The Health of Nations: towards a new political economy. Thanks to Luke Slawomirski, a health economist and former healthcare practitioner now working in health policy development, for the review below, in which he says that one of the book’s strengths is […]

Why the AMA is happy about Rudd’s plans, and the rest of us should be worried

Why the AMA is happy about Rudd’s plans, and the rest of us should be worried

Professor Gavin Mooney, health economist and regular Croakey contributor, writes: “In at least one regard the statement at the National Press Club from the PM shows an astonishing lack of understanding of the health care system, its ethics and its power base. I do not deny there are good bits in what he said but […]

Local boards to run hospitals – does Abbott really understand what he’s suggesting?

Local boards to run hospitals – does Abbott really understand what he’s suggesting?

Tony Abbott sure knows how to grab airtime and a headline, and has made a respectable media splash for his bid for local boards to run hospitals. But does he really understand what he’s suggesting? Perhaps not, observes Professor Gavin Mooney, a health economist with an interest in the use of citizen’s juries for informing […]

Time for action on this “epidemic”: health inequalities

Time for action on this “epidemic”: health inequalities

Yesterday an event of international significance for all concerned about health took place in England. (I don’t think that’s overstating it). Michael Marmot – who is probably best known for chairing the WHO’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health – released a landmark review, Fair Society, Healthy Lives, setting out both the rationale and […]