Journalism has a lot to learn from the health sector, I've often thought. Many of healthcare's challenges -- reducing errors, becoming more responsive to the community, avoiding capture by powerful interests -- are relevant for journalism as well. So when the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 was released last week, I read it looking for what journalists might learn.

Although a federal government publication, it involved extensive consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the health sector. These are some points I took away ...