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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.

Hunt's credibility shattered on My Health Record warrant debacle

Hunt's credibility shattered on My Health Record warrant debacle

Parliament's own library has demolished Greg Hunt's misleading claims about whether My Health Record data will be handed over to police, warning that existing protections of medical records have been significantly reduced.

Peak GP body's alleged support for My Health Record called into question

Peak GP body's alleged support for My Health Record called into question

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has distanced itself from the government's My Health Record roll-out, as the agency responsible for the scheme deals with accusations of defamation.

Soon there may be no escape from government and corporate surveillance

Soon there may be no escape from government and corporate surveillance

The amount of information governments can obtain about us without a warrant is growing dramatically. But it's not too late to prevent a major assault on our privacy.