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Croakey welcomes unsolicited contributions, and we are particularly interested in hearing from people and groups who are under-represented in the mainstream media, including healthcare consumers, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individual healthcare providers (as opposed to peak bodies), people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

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  • Croakey articles are typically about 800-1,000 words. We occasionally publish #LongReads – but only when this is merited.
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Also read

See this excellent guide on pitching and writing opinion articles, prepared by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (and, yes, we are delighted to get a mention in it).

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We do the best we can with limited resources – often posts are simply aiming to link you into useful sources/resources rather than to provide considered, comprehensive analysis or reporting.

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