We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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.
Germany recently scrapped a GP co-pay similar to the one being brought in by the Australian government. Crikey intern Danielle Thompson asks: will Australia's work out any better?
The Queensland government his locked into a nasty dispute with doctors, and voters are sick of it. Mark Bahnisch, commentator and Centre for Policy Development fellow, says the result is considerable ill will.
Inflight 'news' at Qantas ... Queensland doctors revolt over cuts ... Liberals a sporting chance in SA ... Bake for the ABC (banana cake?) ...
Axe to fall on comms bureaucrats? ... Biz Spec commenting curio ... Qld doctors to strike? ...
Australia's leading medical publications are helping to fund a campaign against self-education cuts -- despite hints of self-interest. Has it affected their coverage?
Australia is not in the grip of a GP shortage -- in fact, there is a costly oversupply of doctors. Monash University demographer Bob Birrell crunches the numbers and has some suggestions for future policy.
Some 150 international medical students don't have intern placements for next due. The situation is critical, for students and the healthcare sector, writes Sydney University Medical Dean Bruce Robinson.
An apparent bungle has fed concerns that some trainee doctors in Victoria may miss out on ongoing positions in hospitals -- at a time when the serious national doctor shortage has people worried.
Foreign medical practitioners who want to work in Australia say their crucial English exam results were sabotaged by unacceptable conditions. Bianca Kerr reports some were "humiliated" by the process.