Welcome to a column for those who don’t have time or inclination for Twitter-scrolling.
This week, we feature some iconic photographs from the 47th Parliament, including some that unmask the politics of public health, as well as aged care reform and the latest climate and health news, including why a Spanish city has named a heatwave, Zoe.
We also feature highlights of Professor Don Berwick’s presentation to the International Forum on Safety and Quality in Healthcare in Sydney this week, Indigenous health news, and a new book that comes highly recommended.
Scroll to the end to find out about upcoming events that look interesting.
Disregard for public health recommendations
Photographs of which MPs who wore masks – and those who did not – may well come to be as iconic as those now infamous photos of Scott Morrison and other Coalition MPs cuddling coal in Federal Parliament. Pauline Hanson is not the only person on the wrong side of history.
See the ANMF statement: welcoming an “historic day” and moves to ensure that a registered nurse is on-site in every nursing home 24/7 and that residents receive a minimum amount of safe, quality care every day.
Climate and health news
Read Health Policy Watch story on childhood vaccination concerns
Read Scientific American article on death rates in the US Concerns have been widely raised about the punitive implementation of public health interventions.
Indigenous health news
See highlights from the International Forum on Safety and Quality in Healthcare in Sydney this week, including a presentation by global healthcare leader Professor Don Berwick, and others on sustainability in healthcare.
Another reason to read Claire O’Rourke’s new book: she volunteers her time as a director of Croakey Health Media 🙂