The call of Uluru - nothing about us without us
The phrase "Nothing about us, without us," referred to recently in our Not Going Viral webinar with Deputy Chief Medical Officers; Professor Michael Kidd and Dr Nick Coatsworth, goes back several decades and conveys the right of health consumers to be informed and to have a say in their health care.
These words are also particularly applicable when thinking about another foundational issue: Parliament’s response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. At this time when we mark the third anniversary of the creation of the Uluru Statement calling for First Nations Peoples to have a voice in the Australian Constitution about laws affecting their lives.
This month's Consumer's Shaping Health asks whether reform is possible with the formal creation of the National Cabinet to replace the Council of Australian Governments.