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Men’s health: Indigenous and non-Indigenous men getting together

John J Macdonald, Greg Millan and Mick Adams
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (8): 416-417.

Making health services more available to and appropriate for Australian men

The 6th National Men’s Health Conference, held in Melbourne in October 2005, incorporated the 4th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention. Since 2003, the Australasian Men’s Health Forum — a not-for-profit peak body for individuals and organisations working with men and boys and their health and social issues, and the organising body of the biennial national conferences — had already been working collaboratively with the organisers of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention. As a nation, we need to support Indigenous men, whose health is the poorest of all male population groups in Australia.

  • John J Macdonald1,2
  • Greg Millan1
  • Mick Adams3

  • 1 Australasian Men's Health Forum, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 National Indigenous Male Health Framework Committee, Health Strategies Branch, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: gmillan@bigpond.net.au

Acknowledgements: 

Many people are involved in organising these conferences and in running the Australasian Men’s Health Forum. Their hard work and dedication is acknowledged and appreciated.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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