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The future of alcohol policy is missing one key ingredient: science

The future of alcohol policy is missing one key ingredient: science

The development of a national alcohol strategy has been plagued by ideology, lack of evidence and passionate loathing of industry from public health fundamentalists.

Private health insurance isn’t just a policy mess — it’s intergenerational war

Private health insurance isn’t just a policy mess — it’s intergenerational war

Private health insurance is another front in our society’s widespread economic war on younger people.

Separating flu from fiction: just how bad is this season? 

Separating flu from fiction: just how bad is this season? 

A tidal wave of news stories is creating fear about this year's 'horror' flu season. But how accurate are these reports, really?

For Indigenous voters, this election is just more of the same

For Indigenous voters, this election is just more of the same

Both major parties continue to see our community as a problem that requires solving. Nothing will be solved until we have a seat at the table.

Labor should stop lying: the Liberals did not cut health spending

Labor should stop lying: the Liberals did not cut health spending

Labor has long insisted the government cut health funding. In fact, health spending has risen significantly under the Coalition.

Labor’s health obsession too much of a good thing

Labor’s health obsession too much of a good thing

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.

Labor has lured a desperate Coalition onto its battleground

Labor has lured a desperate Coalition onto its battleground

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.

Where will Morrison’s ‘1.25 million’ new jobs go exactly?

Where will Morrison’s ‘1.25 million’ new jobs go exactly?

Scott Morrison's commitment to 1.25 million jobs in coming years is great news for migrants in the health sector.

Government’s bigger health spend is our main jobs and wages driver

Government’s bigger health spend is our main jobs and wages driver

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.

The echoing failure of public-private hospitals

The echoing failure of public-private hospitals

For decades, public-private partnerships led to dysfunctional hospitals. Why did the NSW government think Northern Beaches would be any different?