Malcolm Baalman, PHAA As happens at every federal election, several long-serving Members of Parliament have retired. Two in particular have … More
Honorary Associate Professor Liz Hanna Australia’s abject failure to mitigate or adapt to climate change was a key topic at … More
Melanie Parker – PHAA With a 50/50 chance of an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) being formed after … More
Christina Pollard, Melanie Parker, and Food Futures Conference Advisory Committee Over 170 delegates attended the Food Futures Conference 2022, held … More
Nicky Morrison, Western Sydney University and Patrick Harris, UNSW Sydney Thousands of people in south-western Sydney have been ordered to … More
Melanie Parker, Mary Brushe and Professor Jacquie Bowden – PHAA Almost 100 people joined the South Australian Public Health Consortium‘s … More
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin, CEO PHAA This post is the fourth in our series of articles exploring the PHAA’s 2022-23 … More
Cristyn Davies, University of Sydney; Alessandra Chinsen, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Ken Pang, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Kerry H. Robinson, … More
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin, CEO PHAA This post is the third in our series of articles exploring the PHAA’s 2022-23 … More
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin – PHAA CEO This post is the first in our series of articles exploring the PHAA’s … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA As regular readers of Intouch are aware, the PHAA is using the upcoming federal election as … More
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin – PHAA CEO We left 2021 exhausted, battered and bruised, but feeling optimistic. In Australia, we … More
Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri – President, PHAA As I write this on Sunday, I can hear the sound of the … More
Terry Slevin, PHAA CEO Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas hit is a commercial radio and shopping centre staple every December. If … More
Terry Slevin – PHAA CEO Today marks a ‘red letter day’ for the health of our nation. At least it … More
Melissa Sweet – Croakey Health Media Introduction by Croakey: Public health professionals and organisations have been urged to do much more … More
Terry Slevin The Australian Government is currently consulting on its National Preventive Health Strategy. The most important message they … More
Terry Slevin This year has been indelibly marked by the public health crisis of COVID, and the public has had … More
In the negotiations for an Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement at present underway, the European Union is pushing for longer monopolies on medicines for its pharmaceutical companies.
Peter Tait Two things happened in late July that makes me worry for the future of the public’s health in … More
Louisa Gordon Six months into the COVID-19 crisis and Australia is faring well on a global scale. Contributing factors … More
Malcolm Baalman Should political donations from industries which sell harmful products, and then lobby governments vigorously to give them favourable … More
The adage “never discuss politics or religion” is invariably proffered to us with well-meaning intent at some point during our life. If anything, when it comes to public health issues, we need to be discussing politics more, not less, and certainly not avoiding it altogether.
It is said that democracy is a frail flower in need of constant nurturing. Having decried our slip toward fascism (in Croakey and the Public Health Association of Australia blog) I thought it useful to think about actions the public health movement might take to stand up for democracy.
The fires, floods and COVID-19 pandemic have shown the fragility of industrial civilisation and the strength and resilience of people and community.