Just a reminder – if you plan to enter the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, the deadline is fast approaching (December 2).
The competition honours the work and memory of the late Professor Gavin Mooney, a health economist who was a tireless advocate for social justice in local, national and international arenas – and a prolific Croakey contributor.
The Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition is a joint project of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Croakey, and Inside Story, an online current affairs publication from the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.
Each year the competition will call for entries related to a theme around equity and social justice. The inaugural competition will recognise an essay related to the theme of climate change and equity, in recognition of the work of Professor Mooney’s late partner Dr Delys Weston.
Entry is open to anyone, in Australia or overseas, whether academics, writers, journalists or citizens. The winner receives a prize of $5,000 donated by the Sydney School of Public Health, and publication at Inside Story.
Details of how to enter are available here.
Meanwhile, a lecture dedicated to the memory of Professor Mooney will be given this morning in Hobart at the start of a two-day forum convened by the Social Determinants of Health Advocacy Network – Tasmania.
The lecture, titled Power, money and resources: major drivers of health inequities, will be delivered by Professor Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the Australian National University.
Dr Del Weston’s book, The Political Economy of Global Warming: The Terminal Crisis, will be launched at the forum tomorrow.
Stay tuned for some further reports from the conference, and also check the #SDOHTas13 Twitter stream.
• Declaration: The conference has covered Melissa Sweet’s travel and accommodation expenses to attend the forum.