Acknowledgement of Country
Health Issues Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we gather and work on and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.
We work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a health system that is inclusive and equitable.
Some of the services we provide
Health Issues Centre was established in 1983. One of our early activities was running a complaints hotline to inform the development of the Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1987.
At that time, the interests of health professionals and funders were well represented but the voice of consumers was not considered in policy and decision-making within the health system.
Health Issues Centre became a voice for the people – gathering individuals from diverse backgrounds – to start a social movement that put the consumer first.
In the over 35 years of our existence, Health Issues Centre has remained committed to championing the voice of everyday people in all aspects of our healthcare system.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”