A fair go for all: Addressing social and health inequities in Australia and internationally

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 12 May 2016


University House Common Room, 1 Balmain Crescent, ANU




Janice Lee
+61 2 6125 6037

There is increasing concern among policy makers, civil society groups and the public about the widening differences in the social and health status of Australia’s most and least advantaged peoples. The lack of improvement in addressing these inequities reflects many political and policy challenges which occur throughout the policy process – how issues get onto the agenda, policy formulation, implementation and assessment.

The National Policy Forum is an opportunity for politicians, government officials, non-governmental organisations, media, researchers and the general public to engage these topics addressed in the Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity (CRE-SDHE). The Forum will focus on what works and why in policy areas including: Indigenous affairs, urban environments, social protection/paid parental leave and health systems. The forum will start with a panel discussion entitled “How equitable is the Federal 2016 budget?” hosted by Paul Barclay, host of Big Ideas on ABC Radio National. This discussion will be broadcast on the Big Ideas radio program.

The full program can be viewed at the downloads tab.

Confirmed speakers include:

Prof Dame Margaret Whitehead (Liverpool University)

Prof Ronald Labonté (University of Ottawa)

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, (Australian Labor Party)

Senator Richard Di Natale (Leader of the Australian Greens)

Prof John Hewson AM (Australian National University)

Prof Peter Sainsbury (Director of Population Health, South Western Sydney Local Health District)

Mr Romlie Mokak (Lowitja Institute)

Ms Janine Mohamed (CEO of Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives)

Mr Luke Pearson (@IndigenousX founder)

Mr Richard Weston (CEO, Healing Foundation)

Dr Tamara Mackean (Flinders University)

Professor Dennis McDermott (Flinders University)

Assoc Prof Lyndall Strazdins (Australian National University)

Dr Felicity-Ann Lewis (Flinders University)

Prof Adrian Kay (Australian National University)

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine (National Centre for Health Justice Partnerships)

Prof Fran Baum (Flinders University)

Prof Sharon Friel (Australian National University)

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