Australia is in the bottom third of OECD countries when it comes to working long hours, with 13% of us clocking up 50 hours or more a week in paid work. These long hours are bad for our health. A...
Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug seizures and 154,650 drug-related arrests. Harm-reduction advocates are calling for the legalisation...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of their top 10 threats to global health for 2019. Last week, the wife of an NRL footballer made national headlines after posting...
The Continence Foundation of Australia is launching its 2019 national health awareness campaign, Laugh Without Leaking to coincide with World Continence Week. It features humour to help the 1 in 4 Australians who today suffer from bladder and bowel leakage,...
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...