PHAA Victoria Prevention Subcommittee The PHAA’s Victorian branch, in partnership with the Australian Health Promotion Association and Australasian Epidemiological Association, … More
Tag: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
‘Dispelling the smoke to reflect the mirror’: the time is now to eliminate tobacco related harms
Helen Tran, PHAA Intern A recently published commentary by Maddox et al in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of … More
Rather than focusing on the negative, we need a strength-based way to approach First Nations childrens’ health
Jennifer Browne, Deakin University; Jill Gallagher, Indigenous Knowledge; Joleen Ryan, Deakin University; Mark Lock (Ngiyampaa), Deakin University, and Troy Walker, … More
Reclaiming health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Dr Michelle Kennedy – PHAA Vice-President Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health This continent’s First Peoples were healthy enough to … More
Is the Australian Government doing enough to counter the impacts of climate change on Torres Strait Islander communities?
Anna Alex – PHAA intern Back in May 2019, a group of Torres Strait Islanders lodged a landmark climate and … More
Black Lives Matter protests should proceed – safely
Two hugely important public health objectives – Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 have been framed as competing imperatives. They are not. The Black Lives Matter movement in Australia seeks to highlight the deplorable circumstances of disadvantage and discrimination experienced by Australia’s First people.
Where do you fit? Tokenistic, ally – or accomplice?
This National Reconciliation Week is a good time to decide where you fit – how can you support the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Just three per cent of the Australian population, are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We need the other 97 per cent of Australians to do the heavy lifting if we are ever to see true reconciliation.
Navigating COVID-19 social distancing rules for Aboriginal people
Social distancing is largely self-regulated, with people generally doing the right thing on their own. The police are enforcing these important public health guidelines, notably in public places. But are police enforcing restrictions equally, without any racial discrimination?