Published Articles

Was 'idiot' politics to blame for Australia’s syphilis epidemic?

The Federal Government is finally addressing the outbreak, but not before the death of six newborns.
01 March 2019

Labor finally unveils its primary care policy

A permanently funded commission would use the failure of Health Care Homes to guide future reforms, says Catherine King.
14 February 2019

Asylum-seeker transfers: Can doctors really threaten national security?

ANALYSIS: Government ministers claim the reform would 'dismantle' border protection.
11 February 2019

Medivac bill would make doctors a threat to national security, warns govt

Dr Kerryn Phelps' bill is due to go before Parliament when it returns next week.
08 February 2019

Major after-hours player looms large in political donations

Cash handed over as sector faced MBS Review Taskforce crackdown.
05 February 2019

Govt launches doctor panel to review medical transfers of asylum-seekers

However, ministers will still be free to ignore doctors' expert advice.
04 February 2019

Federal Court threatens GP's 24/7 pharmacy dreams

Judge pans Greg Hunt's 'intellectual engagement' on the issue, creating a legal headache for the clinic.
31 January 2019

GP care still costs less than a dollar a day

An annual snapshot on the nation's health spending reveals the surprising cost of general practice.
30 January 2019

MBS task force reveals plans to curb Vitamin D testing

Draft proposal will limit Medicare-funded tests to those at risk of bone disease.
23 January 2019

Exclusive: Report savages RACP over registrar exam meltdown

The college was in denial about the possibility of a full-scale IT failure, say consultants.
22 January 2019