When it comes to mental health in the bush, we're winging it


If children in one city attended school at half the rate of children in another, there would be a scandal.

If older people in one city accessed aged care at one-third the rate of people in another, there’d be outrage.

If people in one city utilised Centrelink benefits at one-fifth the rate of people in another, an inquiry would be established. A government response demanded. 

These illustrations are fictions. Partially. 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) 2016 edition of Australia’s Health says