Dr Janette Hartz-Karp looks at how deliberation can revitalise our democracy.
Gillian Bouras ‘I learned too late about the signs of her intention: she seemed light-hearted, friends said, for the first time in ages, and she was giving people presents. Of course it turned out that they were her own possessions… more
Ian McAuley looks at how a value-based system can resolve public and private divisions in Australia’s health system. He describes the confusion and the grab bag of health proposals that we saw at the last election and outlines the importance… more
Eva Cox Believes that we need to move from counting victims and expecting the victors to be nice to us, to discussing why the present system is both dysfunctional and unethical. And asks, ‘how can it be ethical to make… more
Allison Henry and John Warhurst The researchers found that only half of the young people they interviewed would vote if it was not compulsory, and among the reasons given by respondents for not voting was lack of knowledge.
A summary of what we consider to be the key building blocks around which a national health policy should be built.
Daniel Donahoo argues that local government and community organisational models will be play a big role in the future of community-government relations.
The pubs and clubs sought to position those pushing for the ban as dreary fun phobics who never went out after dark and couldn’t stand the thought of anyone enjoying themselves with a beer and cigarette. They knew nothing of… more
Tracy Reibel looks at how medicalised childbirth has largely replaced the low tech, low intervention approach to a normal physiological event that has indeed been constant over time and across cultures and asks if this situation is actually in the… more