Labor is talking about nothing but health, which is a positive for Bill Shorten but serves voters poorly when there are more critical issues to be dealt with.
By aiming the budget at a list of political problems, the government has begun the election campaign fighting on Labor's preferred battleground of health, education and low income earners.
The economy will be reliant on health spending for much of its jobs and wages growth over the next couple of years — and the government is increasing it.
For decades, public-private partnerships led to dysfunctional hospitals. Why did the NSW government think Northern Beaches would be any different?
The disastrous scenario of a return to government by NSW Labor -- which previously brought the state perhaps its worst ever corruption -- is looking more and more possible.
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.