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What people are saying about Croakey.

Croakey not only gives me up to date information on contemporary health issues, but allows me to send my health information across Australia in an instant. It is also the perfect vehicle for starting peoples’ movements, engaging with Indigenous peoples and our issues, and building a community that has at its basis a desire to make positive change happen. It is polite and political, informative and inspiring. Active engagement is what Croakey does – and I like it!

Chair of Indigenous Health, The University of Melbourne 

If news doesn’t make you squirm it’s simply propaganda. Croakey’s unique blend of activism, humour and plain good reporting makes it an essential - if not always comfortable - read!

Executive Officer, Australian Open Access Support Group, Chair, COPE, Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University 

Croakey is an important part of the health landscape providing progressive, current and incisive commentary.

Professor of Public Health, Flinders University 

Croakey is terrific. Thought provoking, well researched information….and easy to read.  A great combination.

Addiction Medicine, The University of Sydney 

Croakey has been a platform which has encouraged Aboriginal voice and actively sought it out. I started out as a reader, then followed on Twitter, was a guest tweeter on @WePublic health, and have become a contributor. The more I got involved, the more I realised what an unique platform Croakey is, because of the way it challenges mainstream media.

Yorta Yorta woman, public health practitioner, PhD candidate, #Just Justice team member, Croakey contributor 

Croakey is now well established as compulsory reading for influencers and observers in health and medicine in Australia and internationally – and rightly so. As a blog, it gives voice to people who support or oppose government health and social policy. It allows people to express their views and opinions openly, passionately, and freely – from all perspectives. More importantly, Croakey provides a forum for new ideas and new thinking – based on experiences at the frontline of health service delivery – which we can only hope find their way into future health policy to provide better health services to the Australian community.

Public Affairs Director, Australian Medical Association 

Croakey provides an informed voice to the health, equity and environmental debates, and is helping mobilise the necessary political and popular support for a radical break from the complacent and compartmentalized attitude that still dominates much of the political agenda.

Director and Professor of Health Equity Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The Australian National University 

From a crowded inbox, Croakey always leaps to my attention. It delivers views and information on a wide range of issues of relevance to rural and remote health and wellbeing.

National Rural Health Alliance 

Croakey is health media rather than medical media. You should be reading it every day if you're interested in health services or population health.

ZEST Health Strategies 

Croakey provides snappy, expert views on the whole spectrum of public health issues, from equity to efficiency, from determinants to prevention to management. A one-stop shop to catch up on pet issues, and discover and adopt new ones.

School of Population Health, University of Adelaide; President of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand 

Croakey has served splendidly as an independent voice in the health policy arena.  It provided a forum for people with ideas and passion about health, especially from a social perspective and policy position, but always with humane concern can find a home.  We wish the re-platformed Croakey every success.

The University of Sydney 

Croakey allows for independent voices to resonate in and through virtual time and space. Real people, real voices, real issues with independent oomph – that’s Croakey. Time and again I go to Croakey to understand the politics behind public health because Croakey sorts the wheat from the chaff. There is just one mob of journos to trust with my voice, and it’s the Croakey mob. In the surreal and disconnected world of academia I go to Croakey to get grounded in the real issues.

Research Fellow, The University of Newcastle  

I love the context and clarity that Croakey's contributors bring to very complex issues. And the merch.

journalist, editor, Croakey moderator 

Croakey has pioneered an unprecedented role in providing an open forum for the revelation and exchange of thinking on health in Australia. Thanks to the indefatigable Croakey team, we have a place where players from all corners of health can share ideas, news and commentary.

health journalist, CHF 

Croakey - like a sore throat spreading amongst friends - helps to spread healthy ideas rapidly through the blog and the Twittersphere.  Thank you Croakey.

Public Health Association of Australia 

Croakey - Australia's healthiest news-site!


If you work in the health area – and especially if you are a policy wonk, a political nerd, or a news fiend – then Croakey Blog is an essential component of your life. Croakey Blog and @Croakey tweets keep me informed about a wide range of health issues – the impact of budget cuts, new policy announcements and publications, expert opinions and commentary, and what’s being talked about at the conferences I’m unable to attend. I appreciate the timeliness, the broad scope of issues covered, and the breadth of expertise involved. And I particularly appreciate the strong commitment to social justice and tackling Indigenous disadvantage. I’m looking forward to the revamped and relaunched Croakey!

Adj Assoc Professor at Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Visiting Fellow, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Australian National University 

Croakey  - it’s a constant in my life. It’s my first ‘go to’ place on the web. It changed how I viewed news. It took expressing an opinion to a new level. I love the way Croakey pulls out something new or puts a different twist on an old idea. The diversity of authors and timeliness of posts are very much appreciated. Bring me more of this!

Deputy Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute WA

One of my favourite things about Croakey is the active engagement of so many people with a passion for equity and public health.

public health journalist, Croakey founder, PhD candidate 

Croakey cuts through health care professional and organisational interests with edgy critiques about the diverse communities they are there for. In other words, you call BS on those with self interest.

CEO PHN Western Victoria 

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