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Health must be a priority amid simmering global tensions

Healthcare delivery must be free from political and ideological biases at the service point.

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People gathering in protest at night time

Healthcare delivery must be free from political and ideological biases at the service point.


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Doctor alone and looking into the distance

Analysis and opinion | 26 Oct 2023

Doctors are being sexually harassed at work. This needs to stop.

Dominique Lee was training in radiation oncology when she was invited to join her supervisor to discuss a training opportunity. Instead, she was drugged and sexually assaulted. A set of sexual safety standards, that can apply to all medical workplaces and add to the legislative requirements we are already required to meet, are in development.

A woman who is picking tomatoes

Analysis and opinion | 21 May 2023

Federal budget: Boost of social enterprises and place-based initiatives helps communities most in need

By Dr Babita Bhatt and Prof Israr Qureshi. The federal budget has gained significant attention for supporting those most in need by delivering cost-of-living relief and strengthening Medicare. But it also recognises that some problems cannot be overcome with one-size-fits-all solutions.

A happy young woman outside in nature

Analysis and opinion | 19 May 2023

Is it time for a ‘wellbeing budget’ in Australia?

By Dr James Gordon. The Budget is light on detailing its effect on community wellbeing and social cohesion, but some good policies are hiding in the details.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Feb 2023

6 reasons why it’s so hard to see a GP

Why is it harder to access and afford GP care? Here are six key reasons why.

Person on computer with hourglass

Analysis and opinion | 13 Jul 2022

How soon can I get COVID again? Experts now say 28 days – but you can protect yourself

Experts have reduced the protective window of prior infection from 12 weeks to 28 days. Ashwin Swaminathan two and a half year run of negative COVID tests

Analysis and opinion | 2 May 2022

How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more than looking for lines

As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or two lines off the kit.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Mar 2022

Concerned about your risk of a heart attack? Here are 5 ways to improve your heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia – and worldwide. It is highly preventable, so it’s never too early to consider what you can do to improve the health of your heart. Here are five evidence-based ways to do this.

Analysis and opinion | 8 Mar 2022

Feeling fatigued? Here’s how to manage it

Many Australians live with fatigue including those with chronic fatigue syndrome. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and long COVID, or “post COVID-19 condition” as defined by the World Health Organisation, discussions about fatigue have become much more common.

Man sitting with head in hand expressing guilt

Analysis and opinion | 13 Jan 2022

Feeling guilty for catching COVID? Here's how to manage it

If you've caught COVID, it's normal to experience a range of emotions — including guilt.

broken Christmas bauble

Analysis and opinion | 17 Dec 2021

The anxiety of a post-lockdown Christmas: an expert’s tips

PhD researcher and psychologist, Aflaha Khan, provides tips on emerging from the quiet of lockdown to the cacophony of real-world socialisation.