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Business leaders call for new climate policy

Business leaders call for new climate policy

Good morning, early birds. Business groups are calling on the government to act quickly on climate policy to avoid spiralling costs, and the productivity commission lays out the massive impact of mental ill-health on the economy. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Is Lawyer X’s lost ‘libido’ really in the public interest?

Is Lawyer X’s lost ‘libido’ really in the public interest?

The Age's latest story about the Nicola Gobbo saga raises questions about responsible reporting on mental health.

Scott Morrison wants kids to just be kids? Not in this climate.

Scott Morrison wants kids to just be kids? Not in this climate.

Our PM wants kids to stop getting so worked up about climate change. But as a leading child psychiatrist tells Crikey, this kind of dismissive attitude from leaders can leave kids feeling even worse.

Mental health, ‘Allahu akbar’ and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Mental health, ‘Allahu akbar’ and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Debate continues to rage over whether coverage of the Sydney knife attack was demonising both minorities and people with a mental illness.

The vast tragedy at the core of Australia’s suicide rates 

The vast tragedy at the core of Australia’s suicide rates 

If the government is really 'working towards a zero suicide goal', the whole system must change.

The supreme hypocrisy and failure of a ‘zero suicide goal’

The supreme hypocrisy and failure of a ‘zero suicide goal’

A 'towards zero' suicide prevention strategy is an admission of philosophical failure — especially in a country like Australia.

Suicide cannot be made a front in the culture war

Suicide cannot be made a front in the culture war

A poorly researched article by Bettina Arndt shows how the right is turning male suicide into yet another aspect of Australia's culture wars.

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.

Is the government doing enough to tackle the Indigenous suicide crisis?

Is the government doing enough to tackle the Indigenous suicide crisis?

Josh Frydenberg promised millions of additional funding for youth mental health services. But was the government's funding for Indigenous suicide prevention good enough?

Why we should expect less from Marie Kondo

Why we should expect less from Marie Kondo

No, the cult tidying expert's method won't save you but it is a salve for a hopelessly chaotic mind.