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.