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Will sitting down really kill you?

Will sitting down really kill you?

The working week may have turned into a walking week, but if sitting down is so bad for us why are people living longer than ever? Sophie Thomas investigates.

Lesser-known Gonski review: tackling inequity also important for health

Lesser-known Gonski review: tackling inequity also important for health

Health and education reformers might be able to save a small fortune (at least in the production of reports) by pooling their efforts in future.

Health reform: how to get less of what may not be best for us

Health reform: how to get less of what may not be best for us

With so many forces driving more and more health spending, surely it’s time you set up The Less is More Institute to identify and advocate for initiatives to reduce the use of health services that are unnecessary, harmful or not good value.

Overseas trained doctors deserve support, not abuse

Overseas trained doctors deserve support, not abuse

Over the past few years, I’ve had long conversations with many overseas trained doctors doing the jobs rejected by Australian graduates - working in rural and remote areas afflicted by the double whammy of worse health and fewer health services.