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Topic: western Sydney

Federal Ministers urged to avert Aboriginal health tragedy in western Sydney

(Update, 27 July: A comment from the Federal Department of Health has been added at the bottom of this post Update, 28 July: An open letter from health academics at UTS has been added to this post) Doctors and academics are warning the Federal Government that the closure of the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney […]

Why didn’t we hear more stories like this during the PM’s visit to western Sydney?

What a missed opportunity. The intense media interest in the Prime Minister’s recent visit to western Sydney created a perfect opening for some public debate about the wide-ranging factors that contribute to the health of communities, including the importance of place (and active transport options) for health. To paraphrase this important report (which argues for more […]

A leader’s reflection on health reform: the merits of “muddling through” and more

Professor Stephen Leeder – public health expert, blogger and poet (amongst other things) – has been chair of the Western Sydney Local Health District for the past year. In the article below, you can find out what the experience has taught him so far – about governance, the people who work in health care, the value […]