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Fracking in the Northern Territory: What’s the rush? Let’s wait and see

Michelle Hughes November 11, 2014

Many thanks to Dr Rosalie Schultz, member of Doctors for the Environment, for this piece regarding the latest developments regarding “fracking” in the Northern Territory. Dr Schultz writes: I recently spoke on behalf of Doctors for the Environment Australia to the Commissioner on the Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in NT, Mr Allan Hawke. This Inquiry was established in […]

A timely study reinforces value of access to primary care

Melissa Sweet May 29, 2014 1 Comment

At the National Press Club yesterday, Health Minister Peter Dutton spoke of the importance of evidence in formulating health policy. I wonder if his advisors are reading The Medical Journal of Australia, which this week has published a study from the NT concluding that: “Improving access to primary care in remote communities for the management […]

Citizen journalism as an Indigenous health intervention?

Citizen journalism as an Indigenous health intervention?

Melissa Sweet July 21, 2011 3 Comments

Continuing a Croakey series on the digital revolution and health…. As mentioned in a recent post, the online revolution is creating new opportunities for telling the stories of those who haven’t always had a fair deal from the mass media. The post prompted public health blogger Kishan Kariippanon to send details of this innovative project […]

How the IPad is improving health service delivery in the NT

Melissa Sweet July 22, 2010 15 Comments

The former editor of the BMJ, Dr Richard Smith, recently recommended ten lessons for global health, including that the rich can learn from developing countries. He wrote that there are many examples of innovation in poorer countries spreading to developed countries, and that poorer countries have a better chance of building sustainable health systems because […]

The Government campaign against researchers who dared question income management

Melissa Sweet June 11, 2010 1 Comment

Croakey has previously reported on efforts by Minister Macklin and colleagues to undermine a study from the Menzies School of Health Research that casts doubts on the benefits claimed for income management in NT Aboriginal communities. The campaign against the Menzies study has been hotting up, reports my Crikey blogging colleague Eva Cox, a prominent […]

Paul Smith investigates the Australian Crime Commission’s activities in the NT

Melissa Sweet December 15, 2008 4 Comments

Paul Smith, the political editor of Australian Doctor magazine, has been investigating the Australian Crime Commission’s operations in NT Indigenous communities: Last month the Australian Crime Commission – usually tagged by journalists as the nation’s most powerful crime fighting body – fell foul of the law for the second time in the space of eight […]