February 6, 2018 16
Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.
February 5, 2018 23
The public health lobby is demanding a sugar tax to reduce soft drink consumption -- but there's no evidence from other countries that have tried it that it has any health benefits.
February 1, 2018 1
Western Australia's peak medical body says a "short-term cost-cutting measure" is putting prisoners' health at risk.
January 16, 2018 12
The strong jobs growth under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison is due to the government's health and education spending, and low interest rates, not a buoyant private sector.
January 15, 2018 16
The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.
December 7, 2017 3
Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.
May 24, 2017 1
The fall in the level of women in Australia's tech sector continues, while manufacturing had one of its best years of recent times, employment data shows.
May 12, 2017 3
While cancer remains one of our biggest killers, we've made significant progress in treating it in recent decades -- and we're doing better than anywhere else.
February 14, 2017 1
The 2017 Closing the Gap report shows disappointingly little progress toward targets for removing or reducing the gap in health and educational outcomes for indigenous Australians.
December 12, 2016 4
The claims that the private health insurance industry is in crisis would look more plausible if the industry wasn't making big profits and hadn't cried wolf about previous "threats".
November 30, 2016 6
Australia's ex-servicemen have a much higher rate of suicide than other Australian men, a new study confirms -- and younger men in particular are at risk.
November 8, 2016 6
A new paper from the Productivity Commission revisits an old topic on improving our economic performance. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
September 30, 2016 12
Australia wastes billions of taxpayer dollars on elite sports funding and major sporting events for no benefit whatsoever. It's time to end it.
September 21, 2016 12
While Christian Porter isn't above partisanship and ideology, his welfare reform proposal should offer an opportunity to deliver more effective welfare, especially for groups to whom we owe an obligation, not the other way round.
September 20, 2016 14
The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.
June 9, 2016 10
Australians, who are among the healthiest people in the world, got markedly healthier during the 2000s, despite what the public health lobby says.
June 3, 2016 2
Crikey readers discuss health and politics.
June 1, 2016 23
Some nanny state institutions need to focus on their own health problems before trying to control everyone else's -- as St Vincent's in Sydney shows.
May 26, 2016 6
Australia's health system creates "medical fee gaps", writes professorial fellow Peter Brooks.
April 27, 2016 43
The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.