Some basic data on overseas-born Australians shows they're healthier, older and better educated than locally-born Australians.
The British man heading up My Health Record in Australia has run a similar program in the UK that ended in tears. And he hated the idea of anyone being allowed to opt out.
The cruelty of the federal government's immigration services is well-established, but what's happening in the states and territories? This is the focus of a new report out today.
Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.
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.
Western Australia's peak medical body says a "short-term cost-cutting measure" is putting prisoners' health at risk.
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.
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.
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.