Issue 70

Editorial: Putting climate and health on the agenda

By National Rural Health Alliance
Gabrielle O'Kane, Chief Executive Officer


Digital Health
Telehealth shoots for the skies

In an exciting project underway, Australia could become home to the world’s first stroke air ambulance. ...More

By Stroke Foundation
Stephanie Deller, Media & PR Officer


Climate & health
We really should have listened earlier: Linking livelihoods and climate change

Seventy years ago, on 22 May 1950, an article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail with the headline ‘Climate Change – World is Warming’. ...More

By University of Wollongong
Kathryn Weston, Associate Professor Public Health


Disaster response
New Year’s Eve at Malua Bay

We’ve all seen the images of people sheltering on a beach in the face of a bushfire raging through their town. I am now one of those people....More

By Susan Magnay


Climate & health
Climate change and the important link to health planning

In a WA first, a regional clinical group has appointed an environmental health and climate change expert, to add an environmental lens to health planning, acknowledging the important link between health and climate change....More

By WA Primary Health Alliance
Erica Davison, Assistant General Manager


Other Rural Health
Addressing mental health needs across rural Victoria with student placements

Mental health practitioners are one of the greatest workforce needs across rural and remote Australia. Rural Victoria is no exception....More

By University of Melbourne
Lisa Bourke, Keryn Bolte, Kate Reid and Tegan Podubinski, University Department…


Disaster response
From drought to flood in a flash

As James Cook University medical graduate Dr Arvin Selvanathan begins his intern year at Mackay Base Hospital, he has reflected on the experiences that have made him the doctor he is today....More

By James Cook University
Linda Souter, College of Medicine and Dentistry Communications


Disaster response
Ignorance is not bliss - Why improving rural residents' health literacy for smoke exposure will not be enough

With the nation’s capital having the worst air quality on the planet several times during the 2019-2020 summer, air quality is something politicians cannot ignore. ...More

By Charles Sturt University
Andrea Crampton, Associate Head of School, School of Biomedical Sciences