#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 2019-04-04 15:13:50 +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: Let’s stop labeling men as toxic.
    answered 2019-04-04 15:12:34 +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: Minister for Men.
    answered 2019-04-04 15:12:06 +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’s groups, men’s sheds. How about a government awareness campaign.
    answered 2019-04-04 15:10:17 +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: Create more full time jobs. I have lost casual work in the disability sector because the NDIS is struggling to be implemented due to lack of government will, to look after those people who in the present leader’s words …. a fair go to those who are willing to have a go. Hey some of us have trouble getting out of bed because of health circumstances beyond our control. Where is empathy and community spirit for those less fortunate than ourselves.
    answered 2019-04-04 14:59:39 +1000
    Q: How can Governments in Australia do a better job of keeping men and boys safe from accidents, injuries and violence?
    A: How do we have a serious regulator who is unencumbered by government oversight …. regulators that work without fear of funding cuts if they tread on their funder’s toes.
    answered 2019-04-04 14:55:14 +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: Stop bashing unions! Make sure the regulatory bodies, public health and safety, are sufficiently funded and not politicised. Our social system works to the benefit of the employers when we have a pool of unemployed. Ask any employee how difficult it is to raise an health/safety/… issue with an employer when there is a host of people in debt ready to work under any situation. We have just had a young 18yo crash to his death from unsafe scaffolding. I started my working career in the 60’s and 70’s when there really was full employment … the full time employment statistics weren’t fudged as they are today. I had bargaining ability and was treated respectfully and this was a mutually, employer/employee beneficial arrangement. We need to change the culture of ‘wealth/power’ entitlement.
    answered 2019-04-04 14:29:11 +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: Lets hear more of this statistic on all media outlets.
    answered 2019-04-04 14:28:06 +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: Facilitate greater recognition of the needs of our children to have more male/father time. We need stronger leadership, leaders/politicians who aren’t stereotypical male in government. I’m sick of the mindless banter and hate they purvey. Lets get real. Its a question of balance. It takes community to raise children so we need government programmes that recognise this need so lets recognise the pursuit of wealth almost singlehandedly works against this need. Connection takes time, patience, empathy and mutual respect.
    answered 2019-04-04 14:09:56 +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: Get them out of the classroom!
    answered 2019-04-04 14:09:13 +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: Encourage men to be more vocal. The “Drum”, ABC TV hosted by one of the guys from ‘Planet America’, during the last week, Monday 1st or Tuesday 2nd April. Brilliant Men talking from their own experiences of maleness along with one Feminist, June(?) Caro. F’ing wonderful. Note how respectful they were while being calm and passionate. Note also the different style of communication between Ms Caro and the panelists. Bring more of this solidly, grounded expressions of maleness I reckon. This programme needs to be mandatory viewing by our community. A real breath of fresh air. I wanted more ….. Good ol ABC. Ric.
    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