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GUN CONTROL – IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

10 Jun 2019

The speedy response by the Government and Parliament to enact a ban on most semi-automatic weapons and to establish a buy-back scheme, following the Christchurch mosque shootings, was widely welcomed by health groups including the Society. The Society fully supported the law changes, the intent behind the changes, and the speed at which the changes were made....

The speedy response by the Government and Parliament to enact a ban on most semi-automatic weapons and to establish a buy-back scheme, following the Christchurch mosque shooti...

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PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATION TO COUNTER ANTI-VAX MISINFORMATION

10 Jun 2019

Professional bodies in many jurisdictions have made it clear to health professionals that they have a professional duty to promote evidence to dispel anti-vax messages. In May, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority, along with 16 national health boards, released a statement warning practitioners that they had a responsibility to the public to...

Professional bodies in many jurisdictions have made it clear to health professionals that they have a professional duty to promote evidence to dispel anti-vax messages....

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH

10 Jun 2019

A major report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage that global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly serious impacts expected in future. The Society is preparing a submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill which stands referred to a select committee.   &n...

A major report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage that global heating is already causing to people’s health and the incr...

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THE WELLBEING BUDGET WELCOMED

30 May 2019

Mental health and addiction services are clearly big winners in the recent Wellbeing Budget with a $1.9 bn package. The package not only boosts funding for existing services, but it establishes many new services. There are other positive initiatives including significant packages for child wellbeing, family and sexual violence, climate change and infrastru...

Mental health and addiction services are clearly big winners in the recent Wellbeing Budget with a $1.9 bn package. The package not only boosts funding for exis...

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