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Topic archives: indigenous health

‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

November 23, 2017 1

The Tiwi people, exploited by an industry of researchers, educators, and politicians, have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet, writes author Marie Munkara

The Australian Financial Review is offensively wrong on indigenous Australians

May 31, 2017 14

The Australian Financial review has illustrated just how ignorant white Australians are about the real state of indigenous outcomes.

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

May 12, 2017 3

While cancer remains one of our biggest killers, we've made significant progress in treating it in recent decades -- and we're doing better than anywhere else.

Rundle: time to do better than Closing the Gap

February 16, 2017 18

We need more targeted, concrete, imaginative and audacious strategies, rather than the half-baked arse-covering you see in the current Closing the Gap reports.

Unpacking accepted wisdom

November 24, 2016

Crikey readers respond to this week's stories.

Another disappointing Closing The Gap report confirms need for change

February 10, 2016 7

Yet again a Prime Minister has risen to announce that we are not on track to close the gap between the health and educational outcomes of Indigenous Australians and the rest of us.

Keane: why the War on Terror gets a blank cheque but we ignore bigger threats

Keane: why the War on Terror gets a blank cheque but we ignore bigger threats

October 7, 2014 48

Australia's governing class views terrorism as a more immediate threat than other, more important problems of which it has little experience.

Media briefs: no more Good Food … fight pics … <em>Block</em> trading …

Media briefs: no more Good Food … fight pics … Block trading …

May 12, 2014

Fairfax axes specialised Good Food Guides ... The right to use Packer/Gyngell fight pics ... Insider trading hits The Block ... Is the media making indigenous Australia sick? ...

Fiona Stanley: the secret to improving indigenous healthcare

Fiona Stanley: the secret to improving indigenous healthcare

August 1, 2013 2

Empowering indigenous Australians to take charge of their own healthcare proved more successful than epidemiologist and public health advocate Fiona Stanley ever imagined. She writes in the latest GriffithREVIEW.

Indigenous wellbeing in the spotlight at National Rural Health Conference

Indigenous wellbeing in the spotlight at National Rural Health Conference

April 9, 2013

Indigenous health issues have featured prominently at this year's National Rural Health Conference. Crikey's health blog Croakey folds together coverage of three insightful reports.