The Uluru Statement must be core to promises made by all parties in the lead-up to the federal election
At this federal election, change that tinkers at the edges is not good enough say The Lowitja Institute’s Janine Mohamed and Rosemary Smith.The full implementation of the Uluru Statement, and its call for Voice, Treaty and Truth would be a huge step forward. This would be an opportunity to address the health inequity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians.Read more
With surgery waitlists in crisis and a workforce close to collapse, why haven’t we had more campaign promises about health?
Why are political parties and voters so apathetic to the health-care debate? Writing in The Conversation this month, Macquarie University’s Henry Cutler and Jeffrey Braithwaite ask why there isn’t more healthcare debate and what are the major parties offering?Read more
According to The Medical Journal of Australia research published in April 2020 – Primary care is the single most significant contributor to positive health outcomes, but the number of general practitioners in Australia has been falling, a situation previously described for nations with poorer health outcomes.
In this feature appearing in The Medical Republic 27 April, Dr Louise Karran sums up the reality of general practice in Australia and why bulk-billing has become unsustainable.Read more
We are now receiving weekly deliveries of flu vaccine from government – so if you’re eligible to receive a free (gov-funded) flu shot, please click on one of the BOOK A FLU VAX buttons to see clinic dates and make your appointment. Please do not call us. Click on Read more for links and more info.Read more