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What is an ethical response to the

What is an ethical response to the "torture" of immigration detention?

Melissa SweetAug 5, 2014

The ethical dilemmas that face health professionals involved in systems that support or profit from the mandatory detention of asylum seekers were explored recently by lawyer Brynn O’


If "granny" makes you think of an older woman, then you need to read this

Melissa SweetAug 4, 2014

The themes that have been celebrated today on National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

Early education and care: the best start for Australian children?

Marie McInerneyAug 22, 2013

By 2020 all Australian children should ‘have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.’ That’s the aim of the National Early Childhood

How some children miss out from the start: will telling their stories help make a difference?

How some children miss out from the start: will telling their stories help make a difference?

Melissa SweetOct 9, 2012

What is it like to grow up poor in Australia? We learnt something about this from a recent

How children are bearing the cost of increasing prisoner numbers

Melissa SweetAug 31, 20111 Comment

Continuing a Croakey series examining the forces which can  have a profound on health but are often neglected in health debate and policy... Below is an edited e

The evidence backs action on junk food advertising to kids - but it's not all that's needed

Melissa SweetJul 7, 20114 Comments

Health policy analyst Jennifer Doggett's

Influenza vaccination and children: weighing up the evidence

Melissa SweetJul 1, 2011

As has been widely reported, the Food and Drug Administration recently sen

A cautionary note about calls to crack down on chiropractic

Melissa SweetApr 10, 201127 Comments

A few weeks ago, Health Minister Nicola Roxon received a submission calling on the Government to close a chiropractic paediatric clinic run by RMIT University in Melbourne, and raising

A plea for some real political action for children with disabilities

Melissa SweetAug 6, 20105 Comments

So many issues haven't made it on to the election radar. Indigenous health, rural and remote health, preventative health...and the list goes on. While there has been some talk of imp

Breaking news: influenza vaccine remains suspended for young kids

Melissa SweetJun 1, 20102 Comments

This statement has just been issued by the Chief Commonwealth Medical Officer, Professor Jim Bishop. "After consideration of the results to date of a comprehensive i