Chief Executive Blog

Grand Final win for health in the west

5th October 2016

We all need healthcare, and most especially so when we are sick or injured, but that which gives rise to health is different. So even if football is not your thing, take heart in the fact that the events of this weekend has helped contribute to healthier people and the...

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Climate change and health – unity and leadership needed now

29th August 2016

Recently I had opportunity to attend the Social Determinants of Health Alliance (SDOHA) latest public forum, the focus of which was a discussion aimed at reminding and informing us of the alarming impact that climate change has on human health. What we heard and discussed was in equal parts alarming...

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NT youth human rights abuses highlight systemic failures

2nd August 2016

Like millions of people around Australia, I was deeply distressed and appalled by the revelations on 4 Corners last week of the gross abuse and human rights breaches that have been occurring in juvenile justice settings in the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory is unfortunately well known for having extremely...

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