#Better4Men Survey

Men in Australia die 6 years younger than women on average. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men and boys' health?

We want to know what action you think Governments at all levels should be taking to tackle the issues than men and boys in Australia face. Tell us what you think in the box below.


    answered 2019-02-15 09:08:32 +1000
    Q: Governments at all levels have women’s strategies, but not men’s strategies. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of taking strategic action to improve the lives and health of men and boys?
    A: If governments stop treating some groups as oppressed and others as privileged maybe those same strategies could apply to men.
    answered 2019-02-15 09:07:39 +1000
    Q: I in 4 Australian men experience social isolation. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men's social connections.
    A: As a sufferer of that I really believe the Men Vs Women narrative promoted by media, feminists in schools and government needs to stop.
    Promote better mental health plans, spaces where men could connect with other men without women intervention. Promote social activities in communities(cycling, markets, dances, art exhibitions) that would work like networking events without the networking hassle
    answered 2019-02-15 09:04:52 +1000
    Q: Around 2 million men in Australia are experiencing some form on economic insecurity. How can Governments How can Governments do a better job of improving men's economic security?
    A: Changing divorce laws.
    Offering training opportunities for people
    Offering tax incentives for companies that hire people and train them on new skills
    answered 2019-02-15 09:03:49 +1000
    Q: How can Governments in Australia do a better job of keeping men and boys safe from accidents, injuries and violence?
    A: Well we can’t cover the world in bubble wrap, I really don’t get this question.
    answered 2019-02-15 09:02:44 +1000
    Q: How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men's working lives? This includes making work healthier and safe, but also includes helping men without employment to find work.
    A: Offer opportunities for people to retrain in newer technologies or industries.
    Offer companies incentives to hire seniors or more experienced out of job people.
    answered 2019-02-15 09:01:14 +1000
    Q: Suicide kills 8 people a day in Australia and 6 of them are men. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of preventing male suicide?
    A: They can’t everyday isolation and the promotion of the mentality of Women vs Men and the future is female and all that divisive bs is just causing men to feel more isolated, more disposable and question your place in the world. plus no government would do a thing for men without getting trolled and inflamed by the feminist hordes in the press, media bashing and all. is like what comedian Chris Rock said in one of his specials “when you see a homeless guy on the street with a dog, you feel bad for the dog”.
    answered 2019-02-15 08:57:19 +1000
    Q: Men are known to face many different barriers that can prevent them from being involved in their children's lives. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of supporting involved and active fatherhood.
    A: That is a tough one, specially when the state believes that children are better off with the mother just because she is a mother. But if there is no history of abuse or negligence maybe laws could be changed for fathers to have access to their kids instead of being used as punishment.
    answered 2019-02-15 08:55:17 +1000
    Q: Boys are trailing girls at every stage of education. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving boys' educational outcomes?
    A: Maybe if we start thinking more about our boys and stop treating women as if they need all resources in the world because they are oppressed. to me there is a clear bias coming from the teachers in this country towards boys.
    answered 2019-02-15 08:53:47 +1000
    Q: Men in Australia die 6 years younger than women on average. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men and boys' health?
    A: Assign funds into research of why this is happening and propose some solutions. Also government needs to stop their stance on men = evil woman = goodness.
    answered 2019-02-04 19:17:00 +1000
    Q: Suicide kills 8 people a day in Australia and 6 of them are men. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of preventing male suicide?
    A: A very difficult one, by the nature of the outcome – you can’t ask a dead male to tell you what lead to the action.
    Maybe studies into the patterns of men who have committed suicide and see if there is a pattern – alcohol or drug abuse, financial problems, separation from children.
    answered 2019-02-04 19:05:46 +1000
    Q: Men are known to face many different barriers that can prevent them from being involved in their children's lives. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of supporting involved and active fatherhood.
    A: I am not a parent
    sorry can’t help you there
    answered 2019-02-04 19:05:15 +1000
    Q: Boys are trailing girls at every stage of education. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving boys' educational outcomes?
    A: RESEARCH
    Are males more interested in non academic pursuits at the detriment of an education outcome.
    The age old adage – boys are more interested in sport than study?
    answered 2019-02-04 19:02:56 +1000
    Q: Men in Australia die 6 years younger than women on average. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men and boys' health?
    A: Name and shame organisations where there is a discrimination against men, yes it does happen.
    In the health industry “Jobs for the girls” has gone rampant.
    In the last 29 years I have had three female directors totaling 21 years.
    This has been followed by the promotion of more women than men, better education and training given to females over males.
    Affirmative action has gone way to far in health.
    If it is acceptable to vilify sections were females are under represented then it should be acceptable to vilify areas of blatant reversals.
    answered 2019-02-04 11:11:02 +1000
    Q: Men are known to face many different barriers that can prevent them from being involved in their children's lives. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of supporting involved and active fatherhood.
    A: I’m very frustrated by this situation as I really feel there is little community support for this issue other than from the dads themselves . Deadbeat dads are a characterisation believed by the wider community unfortunately
    answered 2019-02-04 11:08:26 +1000
    Q: Boys are trailing girls at every stage of education. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving boys' educational outcomes?
    A: Specific educational campaigns aimed at improving outcomes for girls show us these work. Why not for boys? But not at the expense of creating an arms race about one gender getting more than the other…thats not helpful.
    answered 2019-02-04 10:35:37 +1000
    Q: Some communities of men in Australia experience higher levels of disadvantage and discrimination. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men and boys' health?
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:35:28 +1000
    Q: Governments at all levels have women’s strategies, but not men’s strategies. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of taking strategic action to improve the lives and health of men and boys?
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:35:11 +1000
    Q: I in 4 Australian men experience social isolation. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men's social connections.
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:35:03 +1000
    Q: Around 2 million men in Australia are experiencing some form on economic insecurity. How can Governments How can Governments do a better job of improving men's economic security?
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:34:53 +1000
    Q: How can Governments in Australia do a better job of keeping men and boys safe from accidents, injuries and violence?
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:34:44 +1000
    Q: How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men's working lives? This includes making work healthier and safe, but also includes helping men without employment to find work.
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:34:32 +1000
    Q: Suicide kills 8 people a day in Australia and 6 of them are men. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of preventing male suicide?
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:34:18 +1000
    Q: Men are known to face many different barriers that can prevent them from being involved in their children's lives. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of supporting involved and active fatherhood.
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:34:07 +1000
    Q: Boys are trailing girls at every stage of education. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving boys' educational outcomes?
    A: By teaching boys about the qualities of real men instead of the messages they get on TV
    answered 2019-02-04 10:33:19 +1000
    Q: Men in Australia die 6 years younger than women on average. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men and boys' health?
    A: Teach boys about the qualities that really make a man as opposed to the messages they get on TV
    Anonymous answered 2019-01-24 15:20:39 +1000
    Q: Suicide kills 8 people a day in Australia and 6 of them are men. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of preventing male suicide?
    A: *See previous commenst about child support agency.
    Where is the data about how many males who pay child support, take their own lives every year?
    No one wants to do the research, no one wants to publish the data, as it would show that being a payer of child support increases your risk of suicide and has detrimental affects on physical and mental health.
    Someone needs to research this as a PHD subject.
    Bureau of stats doesn’t collect this information. how convenient.
    answered 2019-01-02 13:34:13 +1000
    Q: Some communities of men in Australia experience higher levels of disadvantage and discrimination. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men and boys' health?
    A: All men face discrimination simply for being male. However, some face disadvantage and discrimination due to other characteristics, such as their heritage or where they live (eg more men live in remote locations). Governments can improve the health of men and boys by investing more in the education and health of boys and men, at least to a level commensurate with the investment in girls and women. Evidence-based programs targeting concentrations of disadvantage will also be necessary (eg programs targeting the health of men in rural and remote locations). Governments should at least seek to do no harm by ending discrimination against males in the education, health and family and criminal justice systems.
    answered 2019-01-02 13:23:42 +1000
    Q: Governments at all levels have women’s strategies, but not men’s strategies. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of taking strategic action to improve the lives and health of men and boys?
    A: Start by valuing men and boys, which would of itself be radical. Acknowledge the many disadvantages faced by men and boys (many more than are now faced by women). Develop evidence-based strategies to address these areas of disadvantage. However, without a will to address male disadvantage there isn’t much point in doing anything and currently governments appear to lack the will. If anything they are increasingly hostile to men and boys and/or focused solely on privileging women and girls.
    answered 2019-01-02 13:18:51 +1000
    Q: I in 4 Australian men experience social isolation. How can Governments in Australia do a better job of improving men's social connections.
    A: Men typically lose social connections due to work pressures as they are still expected to be the main breadwinners. Unlike women, men are not allowed to have men-only spaces which used to be a way for men to maintain their social connections. Men are also made to feel guilty if they do anything other than work. Governments probably can’t do much to address the problem, which is a product of society’s attitudes towards men and boys.