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Let's not talk about sex, baby

Let's not talk about sex, baby

With the advice on the needs, benefits and restrictions of sex being constantly yelled at us, it's a wonder how anybody retains any sort of libido in the West at all.

Aged care royal commission the latest in a very long line of inquiries

Aged care royal commission the latest in a very long line of inquiries

There have been scores of inquiries into aged care since 1997. Will the royal commission do what the rest haven't?

Queensland's 19th-century abortion laws need urgent overhaul

Queensland's 19th-century abortion laws need urgent overhaul

Queensland doctors and other health professionals should be able to work without fear of prosecution when providing safe and effective abortion care.

Why are Australians so afraid of My Health Record?

Why are Australians so afraid of My Health Record?

Norway's digital health record system stands in stark contrast to ours: it is welcomed by the majority of the population.

Stressed, depressed and working less: why it's time to stop ignoring underemployment

Stressed, depressed and working less: why it's time to stop ignoring underemployment

As part-time work skyrockets, so too does underemployment. But what can we do about this, and what effect is it having on our mental health?

Fixing My Health Record will take more than Hunt's promises

Fixing My Health Record will take more than Hunt's promises

The Health Minister may have bowed to public pressure on My Health Record, but many questions remain.

Australia's immigration: just the facts

Australia's immigration: just the facts

Some basic data on overseas-born Australians shows they're healthier, older and better educated than locally-born Australians.

Hunt health record humiliation raises the question: why no warrant for metadata?

Hunt health record humiliation raises the question: why no warrant for metadata?

The government now admits access to health records should require a warrant. So why not for the rest of the metadata it retains?

Here's how Turnbull can fix My Health Record mess

Here's how Turnbull can fix My Health Record mess

There are eight things the Turnbull government could do right now to fix the My Health Record debacle.

FOI reveals that health agencies ignored My Health Record concerns

FOI reveals that health agencies ignored My Health Record concerns

A report obtained by Crikey via freedom of information indicates that the government agencies in charge of My Health Record could have easily anticipated public concerns.