People's Health Movement - Australia

The goal of the PHM in Australia, known as PHM Oz, is to (re-)establish health and equitable development as top priorities in local, national and international policy-making, with comprehensive primary health care as a central strategy to achieve these priorities. It also aims to draw on and support people's movements in their struggles to build long-term and sustainable solutions to health problems.

Activists are currently working in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to create PHM Oz as a network of interested individuals and health organisations. PHM Oz will provide a link with and support the global movement as well as undertaking advocacy work within Australia. During the end of 2004 and start of 2005, each active state held an official launch as part of a public meeting or workshop. Since then, activists in Western Australia have held a meeting and are in the process of setting up an PHM WA group.

PHM-Australia has its own website at