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Wonky Health has found new jobs for Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and some of their Ministerial colleagues

Wonky Health has found new jobs for Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and some of their Ministerial colleagues

Inspired public health leadership is hardly the hallmark of the Abbott Government. But if the Government wanted a “complete health makeover” (and even some of its own MPs seem to favour this), then Dr Tim Senior has some ideas for a political revolution – to be lead by a Prime Minister for Health. His latest […]

Creating change in government to address the social determinants of health: What can we do better?

Creating change in government to address the social determinants of health: What can we do better?

Finding the mechanisms for governments to effectively consider health impacts across the policy spectrum has thus far proven elusive. In this research Dr Gemma Carey, Brad Crammond and Robyn Keast argue that the current mechanisms for cross government working are inappropriate or inadequate.   Fortunately they also provide guidance on building the appropriate supportive architecture […]

Politics as a resource for health

Politics as a resource for health

Evelyne de Leeuw, Associate Professor, Public Health and Health Policy at La Trobe University writes: Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute the main causes of morbidity, mortality and disability. This has been recognised by the United Nations as a major international crisis. The international community has started to coordinate its efforts to deal with the crisis. […]

Wonky Health – calling for your ideas for engaging, worthwhile investigations

Wonky Health – calling for your ideas for engaging, worthwhile investigations

Thanks to the generosity of 157 donors (at last count), Croakey will soon launch a new column, Wonky Health, by Dr Tim Senior. The column will investigate the impact of policies upon the health of people and communities, particularly those who are most vulnerable. It is taking a “health in all policies” approach to journalistic investigations. Now, […]

Introducing “The Croakey Koori” and “Wonky Health” – please support

Introducing “The Croakey Koori” and “Wonky Health” – please support

If you are a regular or even an occasional reader of Croakey – or even if you are visiting for your first time today – I invite you to support two new writing-for-health projects. They are: • The Croakey Koori Kelly Briggs, a Gomeroi writer from Moree (famous on Twitter as @TheKooriWoman), is fund-raising via […]

International conference puts spotlight on corporate power as a health threat – and calls for Health in All Policies

International conference puts spotlight on corporate power as a health threat – and calls for Health in All Policies

Corporate power is one of the major barriers to improving global health, according to Dr Margaret Chan, the Director General of the World Health Organization. In a strong opening address last week to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Helsinki, Finland, Dr Chan also highlighted concerns about inequalities, between and within countries, which “are now greater […]

How Australia can learn from the Thai approach to better health

How Australia can learn from the Thai approach to better health

If Australia really wants to get serious about making health part of all policies, then we could look to the example that has been set in Thailand. That was one of the messages delivered to a recent national primary health care conference in Adelaide by Dr Rhonda Galbally, Deputy Chair of the National Disability Insurance Scheme […]