Welcome to a column for those who don’t have time or inclination for Twitter-scrolling.
This week, we feature concerns that the NDIS is failing First Nations people in remote communities, the latest on climate justice, awards for Indigenous health leaders, digital surveillance of children, social prescribing and pressing health reform issues.
Scroll to the end to find out about some job opportunities and upcoming events that look interesting, including the 2023 World Congress on Public Health.
Disability Royal Commission hearings
Climate and health
The treaty can be signed here. See the recommended readings at this thread.Read the New York Times article.
Read the BMJ article on air pollution.Read the article on digital surveillance of children. Read the article at The Conversation.Read more: Removing the nicotine from tobacco: The key component of the current Smokefree Bill
Aotearoa New Zealand’s Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill includes three key policy measures from the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan: denicotinisation of cigarettes and tobacco, large reductions in outlets selling tobacco, and the introduction of a Smokefree Generation policy. Read the article on breastfeeding.
Do the survey here.Read the ACEM statement:
“The College cautions the NT Government against rushing into sudden and drastic changes which may result in significant disruption to an already struggling hospital and healthcare system, as well as the significant loss of expertise.”
Appointments and jobs