Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at the Grattan Institute, analyses the major parties' health promises for this election.  The major parties’ manifestos for the 2019 federal election present voters with starkly contrasting health policies. These policies are shaped...
The Morrison Government's Medicare Guarantee fund is just a dishonest accounting trick, says the Grattan Institutes's Stephen Duckett. Treasurer Scott Morrison pulled a health-related rabbit out of his hat on budget night, announcing the government will “guarantee” the future of...
Nurses and midwives are calling on all governments to work with our professions to support the health and wellbeing of our community. There are currently 374,216 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Nurses and midwives,...
Stephen Duckett from the Grattan Institute assesses the Turnbull/Morrison government's record on health, and it's not looking good.  The Turnbull/Morrison government has a mixed record, at best, on health. The 2019 budget cash splash includes more promises on health but these...
Poverty may be putting the health of our kids at risk.
The World Health Organization will include information on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in its influential global medical compendium. According to Nature magazine, the global reach of the compendium is “unparalleled”. “The...
HIV diagnoses have hit a seven-year low in Australia, but the trends among heterosexual men are less encouraging. A report by the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW found that among gay and...
PANDA Week (November 11-17) was established by Perinatal Anxiety And Depression Australia in 2005 to increase the community’s understanding of perinatal mental illness and to reduce stigma. Nurses and midwives work so closely with expecting and new parents and can...
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is inviting all nurses and midwives to join them in calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Federal MPs to evacuate over 85 children and their families from Nauru and Manus Island.  NSW Nurses...
2018 Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery Awards – Winners and Finalist List Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery - Assistant in Nursing/Midwifery Winner Jacqueline Holden Royal North Shore Hospital Northern Sydney Local Health District Finalist Mamta Sharma Nepean Hospital Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Finalist Hellen Davood Fairfield Hospital South Western Sydney Local Health...