Mary-Anne Land (PHAA) and Brahm Marjadi (PHAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SIG Convenor) “Improving the availability and accuracy of … More
Malcolm Baalman – Public Health Association Australia In this day and age, it seems incomprehensible that primary school aged … More
Terry Slevin While the government has had its fair share of problems in the past month, it’s taken credit – … More
Dr Ingrid Johnston Having a healthy population is good for the country. Being unwell reduces productivity and increases costs to … More
Public Health Association of Australia By now, the majority of us have returned to work and well and truly put … More
Dr Summer May Finlay For reconciliation to be effective, it must involve truth-telling, and actively address issues of inequality, systemic … More
Peter Sainsbury It might be easy, even for someone who follows the scientific evidence about climate change, to think … More
Many Australians would no doubt be shocked to learn that our current laws in every State and Territory allow children as young as 10 years old to be arrested by Police and sentenced to prison by Courts. That’s a primary school child, removed from their family, school and everything familiar to them, and locked in a cell. As a parent, it’s when your own child reaches the age of 10 that the horror of this possibility becomes real.
The poorest Australians are twice as likely to die before age 75 as the richest, and the gap is widening. People living in socially disadvantaged areas and outside major cities are much more likely to die prematurely, our new research shows.
Supermarkets like to portray themselves as having the health of the community at heart.
As of 10 May over four million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide, with 280,000 confirmed deaths. The pandemic has highlighted the need for strong national health systems and regional infectious disease monitoring.
One in two Australians has a chronic disease or condition such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease or cancer. Chronic disease is driven – and made worse – by social and economic inequities; disadvantaged communities and groups experience higher rates of chronic disease and poorer health outcomes