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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?

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

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.

Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Some basic data on overseas-born Australians shows they're healthier, older and better educated than locally-born Australians.

‘No one who uses a public service should be allowed to opt out’: My Health Record head

‘No one who uses a public service should be allowed to opt out’: My Health Record head

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.

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

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.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.