Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 10:29am
On Monday 29 August 2016, Q & A hosted a panel discussion on the social determinants of health.
The panelists were:
- Cassandra Goldie, Head of Australian Council of Social Service;
- Warren Mundine, Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council;
- Sir Michael Marmot, President of the World Medical Association;
- Christine Bennett, School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame; and
- Deborah Cobb-Clark, Professor of Economics , University of Sydney.
The questions faced by the panelists included:
- How can a government escape the rhetoric and be brave enough to find a pathway to combat inequality?
- Should people have to work to earn welfare payments?
- How can people survive on the inadequate welfare payments we offer?
- Can we develop health policies that take a preventative approach?
- Can we invest money to close the gap on indigenous health?
- Will investing money in education research and policy help to improve health outcomes?
You can watch the panel discussion on the Q & A website.