As made clear by the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – and by so many other calls for urgent climate action – this Federal election is of critical importance for our future, not only nationally but also globally.
It is also a critical election for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and Country, and for health equity more broadly.
The Croakey team invites contributors and readers to join us in working to put a sustained focus on health throughout the election campaign leading up to 21 May.
Please contribute to, and share our coverage. And, yes, we welcome approaches from volunteers who might like to assist during this period.
Bookmark this link to stay in touch with our election coverage.
Also, follow this Twitter list (65 members & counting) for health and election news and commentary. We will continue building the list over time.
Please use and share this hashtag – #AusVotesHealth2022 – on related content to help build a collective platform to amplify diverse voices with a focus on health equity.
The Public Health Association of Australia is also encouraging use of the hashtag, #VoteForPublicHealth.
Croakey will host four Zoom events in the run-up to 21 May.
- Tuesday, 26 April, 5-6pm AEST: Climate, health and the election, to be moderated by Dr Norman Swan (more details to come).
- Sunday, May 1, 8 and 15, 7-8pm AEST: Join these three open news meetings and discuss key health election issues with Croakey journalists and editors.
Tweets from #AusVotesHealth2022 Twitter list
Read this Twitter thread about the Yarrabah Affirmation. Released today by Uluru Statement advocates after a meeting this weekend at the Yarrabah community in north Queensland, it calls for a referendum to be held on 27 May 2023 to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the constitution.
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