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Greens leader Richard Di Natale: GP #publichealth specialist -

Greens leader Richard Di Natale: GP #publichealth specialist - "no doubt health policy be front & centre"

Marie McInerneyMay 7, 2015

What will it take to rediscover a more inspiring politics? This poem has some leads...

What will it take to rediscover a more inspiring politics? This poem has some leads...

Melissa SweetSep 6, 2013

Who could argue with The Guardian’s election editorial

Praise for the "whole-of-government" approach of budget's mental health announcements

Melissa SweetMay 12, 20117 Comments

The budget holds two particularly promising developments for health, says Robert Wells, Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the ANU. Firstly, the men

Should national food policy be driven by industry interests?

Melissa SweetDec 2, 20106 Comments

As the previous post records, the Public Health Associ

The private health insurance rebate: industry welfare that rips off the bush

Melissa SweetSep 16, 20108 Comments

In case you missed it in the Crikey bulletin today.... Health policy analyst Jennifer Doggett writes: All consumers, with the possible exception of medical specia

What do mental health leaders think of the new Ministerial line-up?

Melissa SweetSep 14, 2010

As mentioned in the previous post,

What does the new Ministry mean for health, especially Indigenous health?

Melissa SweetSep 13, 20103 Comments

Update, Sept 14: Warren Snowdon will retain his portfolio of Indigenous health after a last-minute change to the Ministry line-up.  From what the Cabi

John Menadue's sizzling critique of politics, the media and more

Melissa SweetSep 7, 201015 Comments

Thanks to the many Croakey readers and contributors who came along to the

What the independents were advised on rural health

Melissa SweetSep 6, 20103 Comments

While the wait for a Government continues, here is the advice that the National Rural Health Alliance gave the independents last week: "The NRHA proposes that interested parliamentar

If Banjo Paterson was here, what might he say to Gillard, Abbott and the rest?

Melissa SweetAug 31, 20101 Comment

As mentioned in the previous post, w