Kellie O’Callaghan has had her two COVID vaccinations, not only because of her own health conditions but also because she is an active member of her community in Gippsland, Victoria. She is urging everybody to get vaccinated as soon as they can. “That way we can get back to the freedom and doing...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the appointment of Katherine Burchfield as CEO of NPS MedicineWise. The significant role NPS-MedicineWise plays in the promotion of Quality Use of Medicines, with the support of CHF, makes Katherine’s appointment of vital interest to CHF. “Katherine’s wide...
Consumer involvement in Australia’s medicines choices has been further strengthened under a new strategic agreement Medicines Australia has signed with the Federal Government. The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the acknowledgement in the agreement that the Government and Medicines Australia have a...
Now is the time for Federal and States governments to develop effective plans for the administration of booster vaccinations to ensure continuing protection against COVID-19, the Consumers Health Forum says. The recent Government announcements of a boost to the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and the...
Hamza lives in an extended family household on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Through his experience in advocating for family members with health conditions, he has led and facilitated a national network of consumers and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Hamza’s mother works...
Brad Rossiter OAM is a consumer champion whose life and health experience puts him in an influential position to advocate for COVID-19 vaccinations. Brad has overcome multiple health challenges and become a community health leader in Bateman’s Bay on the NSW South Coast. Now he has joined CHF’s...
We are increasingly seeing a huge cross-over between lack of climate action and health outcomes, says Neil Pharaoh, and that’s an issue he hopes will be a focus of the YHF National Summit. As it happens, Neil will speak at the Summit on the theme of ‘Young People Influencing Change’. It’s a subject...
A new report released on Thursday, August 12, shows just how much we, as consumers, can enhance our health by improving our diet and physical exercise. Getting Australia’s Health on Track provides an update on the simple but important ways we can change our lives and reduce by one third the...
As our leaders sometimes say, when challenged about the state of health care in Australia, what other country would you like to get sick in? Not many, as it turns out. Australia’s health system is nearly world-beating, the latest report from the Commonwealth Fund of New York finds. But with two...
Now, perhaps more than ever, young people have reason to think deeply and darkly about the future. Climate change, most recently shown by the catastrophic impacts of fires and floods, and the long-term implications of the COVID pandemic, raise crucial questions for young people pondering the years...

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