Write. Research. Health. Justice.

We’re a Sydney-based writing, editorial and research consultancy with a national reach.

We work on projects that advance the public good in the areas of health and justice.

About Ragg & Co

About Ragg & Co

At Ragg & Co we write, edit, research and consult with the aim of improving the public good in the areas of health and justice. We believe in equity, truth and transparency, working with people doing work that is of benefit to others. We work only with people who have the public good at heart.

About Ragg & Co

Our work

Recent projects

Aboriginal allied health workforce

Client: NSW Health

As part of an Aboriginal-led research team, we are working to help the NSW Ministry of Health increase the number of Aboriginal people entering, and staying in, the allied health…
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Evaluation of the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities

Client: Legal Aid NSW

Working as part of an Aboriginal-led research team, we evaluated the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, which began in 2013 and has since provided free or low cost legal…
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Consumer health information for the public

Client: Healthdirect Australia

We have worked closely with Healthdirect Australia to develop content for its websites healthdirect, pregnancy birth & baby and Carer Gateway. We have also written for My Aged Care and…
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Smoking and mental health

Client: Cancer Council NSW and NSW Health

Over a four year period we worked closely with Cancer Council NSW and NSW Health to understand why smoking rates were higher in people with mental illness than in other…
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Plain English writing and editing

Client: Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency regulates a range of Australian health professionals, and can act on some complaints from consumers. It received feedback from consumers that its communications were hard…
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Planning a graduate school of health

Client: UTS

UTS had plans to develop a new Graduate School of Health. It engaged Ragg & Co several times to advise on the initial choice of disciplines, then on the school's…
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Books

The Dickinson Papers Book Cover

The Dickinson papers

Described as “a tantalising mystery and a tribute to Sydney, past and present” this novel is Mark’s first work of fiction. It tells the story of the disappearance of the…
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The Cancer Prevention Diet Book

The cancer prevention diet: How to eat well, feel great and live longer

Presenting cancer and diet research in an accessible and easy-to-understand format, this book includes a simple plan for healthy eating which could reduce your risk of developing cancer, and more…
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Smoke and mirrors

As more Australians quit smoking and more areas become smoke-free, some exceptions stood out – people with mental illness, and they facilities in which they were cared for in the…
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What we are talking about…

Mark Ragg
Location: Sydney
Description: Writer, editor, researcher, health. Director at Ragg & Co Honorary Fellow Indigenous health @UTS_GSH Editor @CroakeyNews Working for equity and social justice
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Commentary

Coutts-Trotter: Governments need to lay down some of our powers

Governments have a reputation for not understanding the impact of their actions, especially on marginalised groups. But when Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Cluster spoke recently…
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Institutions: Incentives rule, not values

Incentives are the most important factor that drives an institution’s behaviour, according to Robert Fitzgerald AM, who has peeked into the dirty washing of more institutions than most, in a…
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More than meets the eye

Macular Disease Foundation Australia, or MDFA, a respected charity with $8 million in assets, describes itself as “the voice of the macular disease community.” It provides information to the public…
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Health, justice and where they meet

Back in 2012, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW published the results of the Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey, which involved interviews with more than 20,000 people across the nation.…
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Voluntary euthanasia: the power of the consumer voice

A couple of decades ago, I was working at The Australian and wrote a piece arguing in favour of voluntary euthanasia. People should have the right to decide when to end…
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Indigenous evaluation strategy

Submissions are closing this week for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into a national Indigenous Evaluation Strategy. The Commission has been asked to develop an evaluation strategy to be used by…
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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