Don Aitkin argues that our schools and the way we construct them, with winners and losers defined largely in terms of the child's upbringing, are contributing to the problem. We can make them part of the solution. But to do… more
John Menadue in a speech to the Australian College of Health Service Executives in Brisbane on the 22nd of February 2005.
John Menadue states,’there is ample evidence that we want to participate if we feel that our views are valued and will be reasonably acted upon. Polls show that whilst we are disillusioned with politicians we still want to be part… more
It is crucial that all Australians can access political news, information and a range of views. But a content analysis of Australian newspapers found that some of the most popular newspapers devote less than ten per cent of their space… more
‘The old fashioned notion of setting out to discover what is really going on in the lives of such families and their communities has ceased to be the primary purpose of journalism. The circularity of the management of ideas and… 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
Professor Hal Swerissen outlines the urgent need for a national framework to improve Australian primary health and community support systems.
Martin Callinan Record breaking weather events and the Kyoto Protocol. The two events may be unrelated but they speak volumes about the same issue. An issue the Howard Government sees no need to take seriously.
Meg Gurry is concerned that few university students are learning anything about Asia, and more worryingly, even fewer will do so in the future.