Why is Australian male health so in need of attention? Why work on men's health?
Men's Week recognises that the health status of males in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of females. More males die at every stages through the life course, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age. Men are also less frequent visitors to general practitioners, and the perception is that they don't care about health or that health services are not well-prepared to interact with men effectively.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ... See MoreSee Less
TODAY IS LEPRECHAUN DAY! Leprechaun Day celebrates the tiny Irish elves with their precious, hidden pot of gold. According to Irish folklore, if you catch a Leprechaun, he must give you his pot of gold. ... See MoreSee Less