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

Our work

Recent projects

Evaluation of service-learning

Client: Sydney University

In 2016-17, 90 students from Sydney University took part in four service-learning placements in three Aboriginal community-controlled organisations – Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly in western NSW, and the Tiwi Islands…
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Evaluation of the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities

Client: Legal Aid NSW

Mark worked with Associate Professor Megan Williams to evaluatethe Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, which began in 2013 and has since provided free or low cost legal services to…
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Special commission of inquiry into the drug ‘ice’

Client: NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

In late 2018 the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, established a special commission on inquiry into crystal methamphetamine, known more commonly as ice. Mark worked with barristers, solicitors, policy people, paralegals,…
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Favourites

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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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Planning the UTS Graduate School of Health

Client: UTS

UTS had plans to develop a new Graduate School of Health. It engaged Ragg & Co several times over a period of years to advise on the initial choice of…
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Indigenous health strategic plan

Client: UTS Graduate School of Health

In 2017, the UTS Graduate School of Health added Indigenous health to its range of existing disciplines. We worked with the newly appointed health of discipline, Dr Megan Williams, to…
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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…

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Commentary

Healthcare workers under pressure

The pressure on healthcare workers from coronavirus is growing in Australia, with the news that a nurse who works in the intensive care unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital testing…
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Drug reform in NSW: Evidence-based recommendations rejected

Desperately needed reforms to laws around illicit drug use have been rejected by the NSW Government. The reforms were proposed by the NSW Special Commission into the Drug ‘Ice’, which…
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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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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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Time for action on smoking and mental illness

The first report card of the National Mental Health Commission makes fascinating reading. It’s refreshing to see an agency talking so much about people, rather than numbers, and taking so…
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The enormous load on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders

Donnella Mills is a Torres Strait Islander woman who is on the board of Wuchopperen Health Service, a community-controlled health organisation based in Cairns, and a lawyer with LawRight, a…
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Ragg & Co

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