Thanks to our talented and generous colleagues and contributors, Croakey is delighted to offer a number of publications, free for download. We hope they will be of interest and use to our readers, and perhaps you might like to encourage your local library to list them. Also, please feel free to share copies with politicians, policy makers and any other relevant individuals or organisations. Spread the word!
In the six months leading up to the 2022 Federal election, Croakey published 94 election-related articles from 65 contributors. These put a sustained focus on key health equity issues, including the climate crisis, the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, health reform, social determinants of health, media-related issues, COVID, the health and aged care workforce, housing, aged care, integrity in government, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, primary healthcare, justice-related concerns, mental health and the health of LGBTIQ communities. We also covered the implications for health of the rise of Independent candidates.
Dr Amy Coopes, Alison Barrett and Dr Melissa Sweet reported on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress, ‘Stronger Bridges, Safer Harbours’.
Climate Change and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health roundtable, hosted by the Lowitja Institute in partnership with the National Health Leadership Forum and the Climate and Health Alliance.
Reported on the Youth Health Forum 2021 National Summit.
Three organisers from the Youth Summit, Luke Catania, Emily Cole and Jasmine Elliott, live-tweeted the event via @WePublicHealth.
Reported, live tweeted and produced two podcasts covering the Shifting Gears Summit, the first Australian and New Zealand conference on consumer leadership and experience in healthcare, hosted by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia.
This publication includes four feature articles on First Nations knowledge translation, with stories from Canada and across Australia. The publication was produced by Croakey Professional Services for the Lowitja Institute. It was edited by Associate Professor Megan Williams.
This publication brings together stories, podcasts and artwork from #JusticeCOVID, a social journalism project investigating the health and wellbeing of prisoners and their families during the COVID19-pandemic.
#JusticeCOVID has put the spotlight on issues such as institutional racism, human rights abuses, and a lack of transparency and accountability by governments and others involved in the prison-industrial complex. It also showcases the leadership provided by many community members and organisations.
This series was supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.
On 28 January, when we published our first article about the new respiratory infection, “Catch up with useful news and sources on the new coronavirus”, 107 deaths had been reported globally. At that time, the pace of developments was so rapid, our priority was to connect our readers with useful sources of updates.
We publish this analysis of our first four months of covering the pandemic to acknowledge and thank all those who have contributed to our coverage and wider public debate. We also thank those organisations and individuals whose funding support enables this work at such a critical time.