Australia’s Health 2016 – what’s missing? (Hint: it’s a pretty big omission)

At an historic meeting in Canberra yesterday, the Australian Government and its agencies were urged to provide national leadership in responding to the health threats of climate change. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare is one agency that might benefit from such leadership, if its flagship publication, Australia’s Health 2016, is any guide, given its failure to address the health effects of climate change. The AIHW appears to be one of a number of health instrumentalities lacking the necessary policy imprimatur to respond effectively to the strong evidence about climate change’s adverse impacts on human health, according to Lyn…
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