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From Planetary to Interplanetary Health

Prof Evelyne de Leeuw from the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation explores what it may mean for civilisation and for health as space travel becomes a reality.

“There is a class of government actors and entrepreneurs that is beyond hubris. Without any hesitation or limitation, they believe that by flying to the stars we can fix our own tiny blue speck that floats in orbit in Sol’s circumstellar habitable zone. There is much to critique when we consider their space ambitions. For instance, by spending the trillions that will be launched into the vacuum of space here on Terra we could fix many if not all ails of the planet. We could give everyone, boys and girls, a quality education. We could invest in renewable energy and water systems.

These are good and hopeful arguments. However, in current deliberations around outer space three groups dominate: entrepreneurs, bureaucrats, and politicians. Like so often in discussions around well-being, communities and citizens are absent.” Read more here

Calling all researchers!

AHPA researchers are invited to participate in a study on guidelines for ethical decision-making about social media.

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Global Climate Change: Paris Agreement and CAHA Report

Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015

The recent Global Climate Change talks in Paris were attended by health prefessionals and groups from around the world.

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Health at Heart of Climate Response: New Report from The Lancet

Australia’s peak body for health promotion has applauded the release of major new research published in renowned journal The Lancet that says we have underestimated the enormity of the consequences of inaction on climate change to our health.

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Tobacco Plain Packaging achieves intended outcomes of reduction in smoking

Tobacco plain packaging has been shown to be Healthy Public Policy.

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PhD Opportunity - Interested in doing a high quality PhD that will make a difference to people's health?

This Healthway funded 3 year project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between physical activity and nutrition researchers, technology experts and health promotion and translation practitioners drawn from universities, and Cancer Council, Heart Foundation and Department of Health in Western Australia.

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St Vincent de Paul Society National Report 'Sick with Worry'

St Vincent de Paul Society national report 'Sick with worry' - Stories from the front-line of inequality has been released to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week.

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