Published Articles

Victory: Dr Kerryn Phelps' medivac bill to become law

The reform means doctors will have more power over medical transfers of asylum seekers in offshore detention.
13 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

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

Black Saturday 10 years on: A GP's love story emerges from the ashes

Dr Lachlan Fraser lost his house and his practice in the bushfires, but gained a wife and daughter in the aftermath.
01 February 2019

Cave-diving rescue doctor named Australian of the Year

Dr Richard Harris and his friend Craig Challen played a key role in the international effort to free 12 boys.
29 January 2019

Medicare relief for patients with severe eating disorders

Doctors will be able to refer for up to 40 psychological services and 20 with a dietitian each year.
10 December 2018

GPs urged to prescribe omega-3 fatty acids in pregnancy

The call comes as a Cochrane review reports the supplements clearly lower the risk of preterm birth.
06 December 2018

Dr Kerryn Phelps pays tribute to general practice in her maiden speech

Former AMA president will 'draw on her experience and skills as a doctor' in parliament.
27 November 2018

Lonely GP jailed for attempted murder of pharmacist

The judge found the filleting knife was 'plainly a lethal weapon'.
16 November 2018

Victory: Asylum-seeker children will be off Nauru by year's end

Doctors claim victory in campaign to end child detention on the island.
01 November 2018