Australia’s health divide: time to address the underlying causes

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen and Sharon Friel
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01215
Published online: 4 June 2018

With the release of the 2017 Australia’s Health Tracker by Socio-economic Status1 comes the latest evidence of an unjust health divide in Australia.

  • Sharon L Brennan-Olsen1,2
  • Sharon Friel3

  • 1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT



Sharon Brennan-Olsen is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Career Development Fellowship (1107510). We thank Alison Beauchamp, from Deakin University, for her intellectual comment.

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