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Recently published 2016 Census statistics showed a 14% increase in overall homelessness in Australia since 2011.
The most distressing aspect of this story is the lack of any significant protection of consumers from these so-called health practices, not supported by any credible evidence and administered by practitioners with no medical qualifications.
Research now needs to focus on tracking and monitoring algal blooms to detect the presence of BMAA (a neurotoxin), and determining how long it remains in the ecosystem after these blooms occur.
If we look through a trauma-informed lens, measures aimed at controlling welfare recipients appear likely to do more harm than good.
The Productivity Commission recommends moving toward a single system of financial assistance that can be accessed regardless of the type of housing a person chooses to live in.
Key aspects include environmental sustainability, pollution risks and liveable places. Being liveable means having access to healthy food, nearby employment and services, and opportunities for active lifestyles.
Australia has record levels of supply of new properties but despite various government interventions, housing still remains unaffordable for many.
Effective cross-sector collaboration and joint working among practitioners remains a Holy Grail that continues to elude us within health care.
So will the drive to equip Australian frontline police officers with compulsory BWCs improve policing? Probably. For a start, gathering evidence will be considerably speedier and more accurate in most circumstances.
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