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Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Are opponents of NSW abortion decriminalisation trying to derail the bill with an amendment banning gender selective abortions? Crikey looks at the facts.

Mental health, 'Allahu akbar' and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Mental health, 'Allahu akbar' and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Debate continues to rage over whether coverage of the Sydney knife attack was demonising both minorities and people with a mental illness.

Long live the local pharmacist 

Long live the local pharmacist 

If Australia were to lose half its independent pharmacists to chain replacements, GP visits would go up and actual patient care would go right down.

The future of alcohol policy is missing one key ingredient: science

The future of alcohol policy is missing one key ingredient: science

The development of a national alcohol strategy has been plagued by ideology, lack of evidence and passionate loathing of industry from public health fundamentalists.

Legalising abortion means nothing if we don't provide secure access for all women

Legalising abortion means nothing if we don't provide secure access for all women

The battle for women's reproductive rights doesn't stop at legalised abortion.

The vast tragedy at the core of Australia's suicide rates 

The vast tragedy at the core of Australia's suicide rates 

If the government is really 'working towards a zero suicide goal', the whole system must change.

The death of private healthcare can't come soon enough

The death of private healthcare can't come soon enough

A new report shows the private healthcare system may be on its last legs. Good.

Private health insurance isn't just a policy mess — it's intergenerational war

Private health insurance isn't just a policy mess — it's intergenerational war

Private health insurance is another front in our society’s widespread economic war on younger people.

Separating flu from fiction: just how bad is this season? 

Separating flu from fiction: just how bad is this season? 

A tidal wave of news stories is creating fear about this year's 'horror' flu season. But how accurate are these reports, really?

The supreme hypocrisy and failure of a 'zero suicide goal'

The supreme hypocrisy and failure of a 'zero suicide goal'

A 'towards zero' suicide prevention strategy is an admission of philosophical failure — especially in a country like Australia.