Tag Archives: Michael Gracey

MICHAEL GRACEY. The simmering shame of aboriginal ill-health.

Indigenous people have experienced miserable health outcomes compared with other Australians for decades. Efforts going back to the 1960s brought some improvements but these were not enough to remove the inequalities. The federal government was prompted to try to resolve … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Election 2016, Health, Indigenous affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Michael Gracey AO. Grappling with the Indigenous health gap.

  By most recognised markers of socio-economic status, Indigenous Australians fare badly compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts. This is certainly the case where health standards are concerned. For example, rates of infections and hospitalisation for these and many other illnesses … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Indigenous affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Michael Gracey AO. Grappling with the Indigenous health gap.

Michael Gracey . What’s needed to fix aboriginal health?

Policy Series By most of the usually accepted markers the health of Australia’s indigenous people compares unfavourably with that of other Australians. This has been known for decades and numerous strategies and programs have been developed to correct this inequity. … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, opportunity and security series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Michael Gracey . What’s needed to fix aboriginal health?

Michael Gracey. Risks of Closing Remote Aboriginal Communities.

Forced dislocation from traditional homelands in the late 1960s and early 1970s made many Aboriginal families and groups move, for the first time, to small towns in the north and north-west of WA. This drift to strange environments with access … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Human Rights, Indigenous affairs | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Michael Gracey. Why is closing the aboriginal health gap failing so badly?

The disparity between the health of Aboriginal people and other Australians first drew wide public attention In the 1960s; it became known as “The Aboriginal Health Problem”. This awareness came from reports of widespread and severe malnutrition in Aboriginal infants … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Indigenous affairs, Politics | Tagged , , | 2 Comments