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There’s no doubt Australia is an incredible country in many ways and there’s nothing quite like celebrating this fact with your family, friends or co-workers on Australia day. It’s even more important we don’t ignore the worst parts of...
Starting small as a simple protest march in Washington D.C against the election of Donald Trump in January 2017, the Women’s March grew astronomically worldwide. Millions marched in 576 different locations across 82 countries all with the same message;...
Dr Peter Locke and his wife Carolyn (midwife) took a large group of volunteers to Africa earlier in 2017 to support communities and change lives with their medical and midwifery skills. Now they've created Globalinks Medical Foundation to continue...
You've probably heard of 'Psychs on Bikes' before, but did you know it was started entirely by accident? In 2011, Dr Joseph Dunn, a psychiatrist from Sydney, just wanted to ride a motorbike across the Nullarbor Plain but ended...
Today we saw history taking place with voluntary assisted dying laws passing the Victorian parliament, a first for any Australian state. Below is an extract of a letter to the Lamp magazine by NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association President...
The facts are clear. The Newcastle Solution has been an outstanding success. NSW BOCSR figures between 2000 and 2015 show a dramatic 64% drop in non-domestic assaults in Newcastle. We have avoided 6,000 serious assaults and injuries and we have...
Steve is a paramedic educator who has taken part in a number of Medical Treks. It looks to be a rewarding experience open to medical professionals and others who want to get involved. Read about his story below. Medical Trek...
Following the success of love and Australia voting Yes to marriage equality, we take a moment to reflect on some of the impacts of the campaign and how we all felt. Kath is a nurse who tells her story...
Jemma has left aged care behind, but wants to share her observations of the sector, which she sees as now ruled by corporate greed. Private nursing homes are run on the smell of an oily rag. Profit is king. Profit...
Tara Nipe discusses what people mean when they talk about assisted dying. It's important to be clear, because if we're using different definitions then finding accord is a magnitude harder. At the least intrusive end is withholding life-prolonging interventions, from the...

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