The Greens private members bill on Freedom of Information passed through the NSW Upper House yesterday. Lee Rhiannon explains the reasons behind the bill, arguing that IT advances and the rise in public-private partnerships mean that NSW FOI laws are… more
Gabrielle Kuiper showcases five inspiring examples which demonstrate how good urban planning can reduce car use and urban sprawl.
In the second instalment of our series on education funding policy Michael Furtado argues that the Catholic Education sector needs to stop fighting old battles and start building common ground with its real allies.
Climate change is, without a doubt, the single biggest threat facing humanity. Yet the resistance of governments to tackling it is mind-boggling. The fumbling around by governments at all levels, the slowness with which they are even acknowledging climate change… more
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In the first of a series of responses to A Health Policy for Australia: reclaiming universal health care, Gavin Mooney argues for more emphasis on inequity, transparency, management, community participation in setting principles, Aboriginal health, and the problems in teaching… more
John Menadue explains why A Health Policy for Australia criticises the private insurance industry.
This is an edited transcript of John Dwyer's address to the launch of A Health Policy for Australia: reclaiming universal health care in Sydney on Tuesday October 10.
In Ian McAuley'’s address at the launch of ‘Reclaiming Universal Health Care’ he argued that our current health policies are ‘an extraordinary combination of East German bureaucratic intervention and Chicago-style radical libertarian economics’.