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Outback Alliance Launches in Hope of Better Representation

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  An alliance of non-government and community groups have come together in a bid to make their voices heard in the Australian capital fighting for better outcomes in outback Australia.

Lack of Toilets Putting Half a Billion Children in Danger

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  The health and education of 620 million children around the world is being threatened by a lack of decent toilets, new research warns. Sanitation and hygiene charity WaterAid released

Report Exposes Aboriginal Youth Health Issues

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st November 2018 -  Young Indigenous people are mostly happy and in good health, a report says, but they still face far greater challenges to their physical and mental wellbeing than their non-indigenous

Giving Children a Voice to Fight Harm

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  Lesley Podesta is CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a charity that fights to protect children from harm. She is this week’s Changemaker. Podesta has previously worked

Mapping Out Health Justice Partnerships Identifies Gaps

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  The first set of comprehensive data showing the growing number of health justice partnerships, will help to “identify the gaps” and assist some of society’s most vulnerable,

Getting the Elephant Out of the Room on Women’s Health Issues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  Janet Hailes Michelmore AO is philanthropic director of Jean Hailes For Women’s Health, an organisation aiming to improve health literacy for women of all ages. She is this week’s

Unpaid Carers Facing Significant Economic Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Unpaid carers in Australia face a significant economic disadvantage, research reveals, prompting the launch of a campaign to bridge the gap between unpaid care and workforce participation

Why Australians Need A National Environment Protection Agency to Safeguard Their Health

David Shearman, Wednesday, 28th March 2018 -  The rationale for reform is clear, writes David Shearman, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University of Adelaide, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation. Australia

Findex Launches New Community Fund

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  A new community fund has been launched to create equal access to opportunity for people isolated by location or circumstances. The Findex Community Fund (FCF) will partner with charities

Raizing the Profile of Asthma

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th September 2017 -  Danielle Dal Cortivo is the co-founder of raize the roof, a volunteer-led organisation that helps children who are “a little less lucky” and CEO of Asthma Foundation ACT and Victoria.

Indigenous-Driven Organisations Deliver Better Health Outcomes

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 -  The government needs to “let go” and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “need to be put in the driver’s seat” to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s…

Shared Value in Health: A System of Incentives

Amelia Moulis, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  In a system incentivised for volume, health sector opportunities lie in defining and innovating for quality, and the improved health outcomes it generates, writes Amelia Moulis,
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