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This month, we are covering the health impacts of the war in Gaza and Israel, as well as the climate health crisis and the aftershocks of the referendum vote. The Croakey Conference News Service is covering the HEAL Network conference and its focus on ‘collective action for health, environment and climate’, and the National Medicines Symposium.
This month our articles have been republished and shared by the Australian Hospitals & Healthcare Association, Vets for Climate Action, Pearls & Irritations, and many other organisations and publishers.
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We continue our coverage of #HEAL2023.
Week ending 16 November: As the year’s end draws closer, it is increasingly clear that our governance systems – globally, nationally and locally – are broken, and incapable of protecting the health and safety of people.
Whether we look to the horrific assaults on children, civilians and health facilities in Gaza or to the fossil fuel industry’s threats to the health and safety of millions of people around the world and indeed the future of humanity, it is clear that we cannot continue as we are.
We hear this week from a range of doctors and other health professionals advocating for peace and justice.
As we digest the grim findings from the latest Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, it is uplifting to hear from some of those working for transformative change for the health and wellbeing of Country and communities.
Make sure to follow #HEAL2023 for news from the HEAL Network conference, with a focus on collective action for health, environment and climate. Also bookmark this link for Croakey Conference News Service coverage of the discussions, with more stories to come.
Positive steps are being taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the Australian health system, but many challenges and questions remain, according to Alison Barrett’s final report from the recent National Medicines Symposium. On related matters, read about the benefits of integrating pharmacists into Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
The ICYMI column encourages Croakey readers to make a submission to the United Nations development of a Code of Conduct for information integrity on digital platforms. The deadline is 1 December.
The bulletin this week also explores women’s health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ADHD, and private health insurance policy. It brings some historical context to contemporary Medicare reforms.
We join with many others in congratulating Adjunct Professor Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, who was announced this week as 2024 Australian of the Year for Victoria in recognition of her longstanding work in dismantling racism and promoting cultural safety.
The the Greek affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War cross-published our article: As Gaza hospitals become “scenes of death, devastation, and despair”, global community urged to act for peace.
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A Croakey team live-tweeted and reported from the HEAL Network’s annual conference, #HEAL2023.
End this tragedy
Week ending 9 November: “We are running out of words.”
This was a tweet from World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 3 November, referring to the “indescribable” situation on the ground in Gaza.
Five days later, he tweeted: “It has been a month of intense bombardment in Gaza. 10,000 people have died. Over 4,000 of them were children. How long will this human catastrophe last?
“We urge all parties to agree to a humanitarian ceasefire and work toward lasting peace. We again call for the immediate release of the hostages. History will judge us all by what we do to end this tragedy.”
More than 3,000 health professionals from Australia and other countries are echoing the call by many agencies and countries for ceasefire, urging “respect of and accountability to international humanitarian law”.
The need for strong systems, accountability and transparency is explored in other stories in this week’s bulletin, including a landmark decision by medical regulators to ban an ACT doctor for discriminatory and offensive behaviour towards Indigenous ophthalmologist Dr Kris Rallah-Baker.
As Marie McInerney reports, it’s the result of reforms that require tribunals and other health regulatory decision makers to consider racist and culturally unsafe practices when determining professional misconduct.
The Alliance for Gambling Reform is urging greater accountability and transparency to allow us to know more easily how much our superannuation giants are betting on gambling operators for their profits.
And we hope Croakey readers will have many insights to deliver to the National COVID-19 Inquiry, which is now open to submissions (but no more than three pages!), as we report ongoing concerns about gaps in long COVID care.
Across a number of articles, we see the power of advocacy in action, with the ACT raising the age of criminal responsibility and public drunkenness finally decriminalised in Victoria after powerful campaigning by Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day’s family. And we look back at the pioneering community health agenda of the Whitlam Government.
Yet roads to change are long and hard, as leading Yes23 campaigners know too well. They met this week at their first public gatherings with supporters in the wake of the devastating Voice referendum, sharing grief, anger and hope, as well as ongoing commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
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