Good morning, early birds. NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has remained defiant following his resignation due to allegations of sexual assault, the relationship between China and Australia seems to be thawing, and a new study finds that one in four Australians suffer adverse affects due to loneliness. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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?
Good morning, early birds. The PM has lashed Russia for the recent attack on a former spy. Plus, AWOL Border Force head Roman Quaedvlieg has been shown the door. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Bad luck, Kerry. And other media tidbits of the day.
Mia Freedman's original confessional on her anxiety, coupled with her supporters' follow-up commentary, display a profound lack of understanding of the historical and social causes of depression and anxiety.
Mia Friedman has written a long article about her anxiety and the marvelous medicine that cures it. But she doesn't mention all those silly side effects -- like coma, convulsions and possibly death.
Mark Latham has declared mental illness to be a largely imagined problem of the bored middle class. He is right that some socioeconomic groups are more likely to be affected, but the finer details escape him.
Doctors have very stressful, emotionally taxing jobs, and many are afraid to ask for help when they need it most, writes Radio National journalist Ann Arnold.
Some Australians still think depression is not a disease. But who cares? Instead of trying to change their minds, let's change our policy and funding, and provide some proper treatment.