May 14, 2015
This budget has managed to escape the political and policy disasters of last year, but it has kicked the can down the road on most major initiatives, writes Croakey contributor Jennifer Doggett.
January 23, 2015
If government is in the business of creating healthy, productive citizens in a healthy, productive society, why shouldn't every minister include health in his or her portfolio? GP and writer Tim Senior explains.
January 5, 2015 1 Comment
The government's proposed changes to Medicare will force GPs to choose between a pay cut or charging more to those who need their services most.
October 8, 2014
Did this week's panel do justice to the topic of mental health? We ask the experts.
October 3, 2014
What if end-stage kidney disease was far more common among the rich and powerful than among those who are not so privileged? A new art exhibition explores the class division of the disease.
October 2, 2014
Australia has failed to send our Health Minister -- or any government representative -- to the World Health Organisation's first-ever health and climate conference.
August 22, 2014
The AMA claims to be fighting for the wellbeing of doctors, but should it be at the expense of patients?
August 18, 2014
New research shows teens who are overweight and obese often have trouble making friends with peers who are of a healthy weight.
July 29, 2014
If patients pour through the doors of hospital emergency departments to avoid a $7 co-payment, hospitals could find themselves hundreds of dollars out of pocket.
July 24, 2014
Australian Indigenous health researcher James Ward has called on the international HIV and AIDS community to identify Indigenous peoples as a “priority population”, warning that they are often invisible in international reports and declarations that shape HIV responses.