This is a quote from a sympathetic review of a book I am reading called “Children of the Lucky Country”. I hope to write more on it soon.
Paul Kelly – (not the journalist but the board member of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth) writes this:
Australian policy has failed. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise. Asthma rates have lifted from 10 per cent to 30 per cent over three decades.
Reporting on the increase in asthma, the book says (on page 53) “Why this has occured is not yet known”.
A bit tough to blame policy for it then it seems to me.