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Climate change

What did you do while the earth was unravelling? Health sector urged to act on climate change

March 26, 2014 - 07:27 -- Admin

Doctors and medical students gathered in Melbourne recently for a stellar line up of speakers at a Doctors for the Environment Australia conference. As The Guardian has already reported, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt faced a sceptical...

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A challenge to Australia: make sure every child has access to affordable healthy food

March 23, 2014 - 19:10 -- Admin

Marie McInerney reports: Here’s a challenge to Australian politicians, leading food retailers like Woolworths and Coles and perhaps consumers: make sure that every child in the country has access to affordable fruit and vegetables by 2017, “whatever...

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What did the Marches in March reveal about community health concerns? And the global picture…

March 19, 2014 - 20:05 -- Admin

So much of the dialogue around health is top-down, driven by the interests of institutions, professionals, corporates, governments, and others with traditional forms of power. The recent series of Marches in March can be explored from many different...

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Global manifestos & calls to arms on health, equity, gender, climate: ‘Act in the world with a sense of eternity’.

March 12, 2014 - 18:29 -- Admin

Need some inspiration on global justice, health, and equity? The past week or so has brought some powerful interventions from The Lancet, the World Health Organisation and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on how we should inhabit this planet and...

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Some interesting predictions for our future – and what these might mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing

March 11, 2014 - 15:39 -- Admin

Where do you think Australia is heading? And what might that mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and research? Contrasting scenarios are imagined in a new report from The Lowitja Institute, The Shape of Things to Come: Visions for...

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